Can you believe it’s near the end of May? I’m a little shocked that Memorial Day weekend is coming up this weekend. I know summer is officially here, though, because the heat (90+ degrees) and humidity arrived this weekend. Luckily, so did my new bathing suit, so I was able to get out and enjoy it!
My first ‘mom’ bathing… I’m officially old.
Along with some lake action, I relaxed by hitting up the Davidson Farmers Market to check out the goods and pick up this week’s CSA share.
That’s a quick shot of my beloved farmers market! I just love the hustle & bustle, the strollers, the pups, the samples, the freshness of all the foods and the happy buzz that arises from all the conversations. Officially one of my happy places.
I loaded up my canvas bag and carried this week’s treasures home.
On this side: a head of cabbage bigger than my head, some fresh beans (that I was told were of the green bean variety) and 3 glorious tomatoes.
On the other side, new potatoes, cucumbers and more leeks!
More soup? Perhaps, but I wasn’t sure yet. I was, sure, however, that I was hungry and wasted no time beginning to gobble up my fresh produce.
I snagged the ripest tomato, chopped up that bad boy, and topped it with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, 3/4 oz crumbled feta cheese, oregano, pepper, salt and some fresh baby basil from my plants that are starting to flourish.
For those that like nutrition stats: 78 calories, 8 carbs, 3.5 fat, 2 g protein.
That was enough to wet my whistle (told you, I’m officially old- look at my sayings ;)) and I knew I needed more freshness, so I stabbed 3 of my new potatoes and nuked them for about 4 minutes, until soft.
Then I topped the diced ‘baked’ potatoes with 1/2 c of plain 0% Chobani Greek yogurt, salt and pepper.
179 calories, 29 carbs, .5 fat, 14.5 g protein.
Satisfying, fresh, organically delicious!
Has summer hit you yet?