Part of my summertime routine includes a weekly visit to the farmers' market. At this point in the season there is so much produce available. I know that in a few short weeks we'll have less to choose from, so I try to take advantage of as much as I can right now.
This was the first week for tomatillos.
With a few jalapeños thrown in for good measure.
The tomatoes are plentiful. They are a staple this time of year. I eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Tomatillos, jalapeños, tomatoes . . . this calls for pico de gallo. If you're curious about pico de gallo, you can read about it here. My pico de gallo recipe is similar except I also add tomatillos.
We have cantaloupe.
I love the outside texture of the melon - rough, yet intricately delicate. Almost lacy. This sock is patiently waiting for me to finish knitting the toe.
Delicious purple-red. This freshly wound ball of yarn is calling my name. I'm trying to ignore it.
One of the farmers is selling pepper plants, and I check on them every week. In the beginning they had tiny eggplant colored peppers. I was smitten with them then but even more so now. They are my color inspiration for the week.
From purple to red and in between. One of these weeks I may bring a plant home with me.