Sunday, August 06, 2006

Aubergine

I've been hankering for veggies. When we were with Jimmy's family, we ate like kings...uh...carnivores, truthfully. Meatballs, chicken cutlets, chili, tri-tip, burgers, really...an obscene amount of meat. Every bite of it was d.e.l.i.c.i.o.u.s, don't get me wrong, but our veggie list was short - limited to corn on the cob, roasted peppers, salads and some fresh fruit.

So today I went to the Campbell Farmers Market and filled my bag with lots of veggies, enjoyed the warm (not hot, yay!) morning and snapped a lot of colorful photos.
Eggplants. I don't like 'em. I had to eat them as a kid and although I've tried them several times as an adult, I still don't like them. Maybe it's a texture issue, I'm not sure. But aubergine is such a cool word.

I may be the only person on earth who prefers carrots cooked. I'll eat a couple of baby carrots raw, but only because I feel like I have to.

mmmm...broccoli. One of my favorite veggies. The stems are my favorite part.

For lunch, I had a Russian blintz filled with cheddar and feta cheese, tomatoes and spinach. Delish!

5 comments:

paris parfait said...

Such great veggie photos! We're spoiled here in the "garden basket of Europe" having so many fresh - and inexpensive - veggies.

Ragged Around the Edges said...

Don't you think fresh produce is beautiful? The colors are amazing.

I too like my carrots steamed a little, nothing wrong with that, right?

Jodi said...

Great photos. I'm currently eating my lunch and crunching on a raw carrot!

Cate said...

Love the photos. Makes me crave roughage!

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

beautiful colors, vegetables have such an enchanting appeal, their shapes artistic, and calling us on my levels!