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.