My birthday was just over a week ago and one of the things we did to celebrate was visit Bellingham’s Farmers Market. Despite the cold and rain the market was brimming with Bellingham-ers celebrating the opening of this season’s farmers market. (I’d like to think they were all there for my birthday too.)
BJ decided we should pick up some food at the market and cook dinner. Naturally this is a wonderful idea (and a lot of the point of going to the Farmer’s Market) but for some reason this really stresses me out. I feel this need to make sure I pick the right items that will go together and to choose the farmer that has the best produce and needs our support the most. (I do realize the single bundle of leeks we bought isn’t going to put any of these farmers into a different tax bracket but, still.)
Of course I was thrilled with our dinner results and kept saying over and over “We should do this again, like every week!” Hopefully next time I won’t feel the anxiety. 🙂
BJ did some Google work when we got home and found this recipe for Mushroom Leek Pasta Carbonara:
I encourage you to have a stress free visit to your local farmer’s market and come up with a lovely spontaneous dinner from the local produce.