Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Buy local food, it's good for you

Today I brought my camera to the Union Square Farmer's Market and promptly forgot to take any pictures. I'm still getting used to this camera thing. I love the Farmer's market! There's a great one in Oakland (where I grew up), which has really blown up over the years. They have live music and prepared food and local merchants who sell crazy things like vegan soul food and earrings. But the one in Union Square is good too! I bought these things:

Some of you are probably thinking, tomatoes in March? That's crazy. But, aha. These are amazing hydroponic tomatoes. That means they grow them in water instead of soil. Mine come from the Shushan Valley Hydro-Farms. I like them a lot.

I didn't feel like cooking, but I did want food, so I decided to make a "raw" pasta sauce. I chopped up two tomatoes and a clove of garlic.

Then I added some olive oil, salt and pepper and mixed it all up.

Then I threw in some whole wheat pasta (yes, the pasta I bought fresh at the farmer's market - yes, I cooked it first).

Then on top, I just ripped up a few leaves of basil and put them on top. It was a nice healthy easy delicious lunch. I love the Farmer's Market.


LibraryTypeGirl said...


Can we have a dinner night soon?

Lena said...

For sure! I might have a sedar. We'll see.

AHR said...

Those pictures look awesome. Good call on the camera. I particularly like the one of the noodles with tomaotes. Cool colors.

On a side note, I don't understand why people don't like whole wheat pasta. Someone once told me it tasted like dirty rocks. I said; Not true.

Meredith said...

That looks amazing Lena. It is amazing how much better eating locally. I should have gone there instead of whole foods which had nothing but california stuff. Say no to Cal! Unless you live there, and then by all means, please, say yes.

BTW I'd love to cook you shrimp any time.

Shawn said...

There's no kitchen in the hotel. Waaahh!! You made me hungry. WAAAHH!! But the blog? Amazing!