Thursday, July 3, 2008

Farmer's Market Bounty Has Sweet Rewards

Our trip to the farmer's market this past weekend yielded us a great deal of bounty. Among our great finds were succulent local strawberries... And the most amazingly sweet fresh shelling peas.We used some of the leftover biscuits from our Sunday brunch to make shortcakes with the strawberries. And we took the shelling peas, along with some hauntingly fresh asparagus from our CSA share, some mint from the garden, and a great local parmesan cheese, and concocted a really lovely risotto.We garnished it with pea shoots from Growing Power, a local urban garden that does some really amazing work in promoting sustainability and social justice. We support their efforts whenever we can.

Fresh Pea and Asparagus Risotto with Mint

Other risotto recipes you might enjoy:
Asparagus & Shiitake Mushroom Risotto
Brilliant Beet Risotto

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  1. Those peas look incredible! I'm hoping to get enough in my CSA box soon to make risotto.

  2. Wow, I was browsing the foodie blog roll tonight and came across your fantastic blog! This recipe looks delicous!

  3. I can totally see why you're in love with the farmer's markets over there - those strawberries and peas look sumptuous! Food that's fresh from the farm or garden really does taste better.

    BTW - loved the muppets video clip on your other site (post dated today).

  4. Once upon a time I lived up in Wisconsin and your picture of the strawberries reminds of just how sweet they are for a few precious weeks.


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