My mom and I have been dying to go to Little Italy's farmers market all summer. I conveniently have had work every saturday morning (or some other obligation to tend to) for the last couple of months so we never got around to actually going. FINALLY we went this weekend- we had some family in town from the Bay Area and I was able to get my work shift covered, so the wait was over! (But definitely worth it!)
Looking at these berries makes me really regret not buying any... or even trying golden raspberries which I never have had! After enjoying a green smoothie we left with a few peaches, green grapes and flame raisins. The peaches are now perfectly ripe and so delicious- Spencer and I had a little after dinner- and I plan on using the raisins soon in some granola! I have a grape addiction so those didn't last very long but they sure were yummy and so much better than store bought grapes (I still love you TJ's).
Dinner was our favorite- grilled pineapple and veggies, sweet potato and corn. But this was no average pineapple...
We all got a good laugh after realizing how strange this pineapple was... I'm not so sure what happened during this little guy's growth process but he was a juicy and sweet pineapple either way, and made for a nice picture.
After going to THREE different stores we finally found corn. It was a really stressful time and neither Spencer nor myself were about to have a corn-less grilled veggie night. Apparently corn is on its way out of season (probably why it was on sale at Whole Foods). So we bought five.
For the sweet potato, I half boiled it then cut it in half and threw it on the grill for a little. It added some nice grill marks but wasn't dramatically different from just letting it cook all the way on the stove. Also if you want to be a cheater (oops) you can cook your sweet potato in the microwave. It sounds a little sketchy, I know, plus I really hate microwaves, but just stab that thing with a fork a few times, wrap it in a paper towel, and microwave it for four minutes on each side and you're set. The skin can get kind of chewy and that's my favorite part so it is definitely can be worth it to have patience and cook your sweet potato stove-top if you are like me. But like I said sometimes you just can't wait for your sweet potato. Hungry Kate doesn't have time for stoves.