Produce Inspo 🍅🍇🍊🌼

Here’s me coming full circle, as just like this one, my very first post was also an ode to the beauty and inspiration of French market produce… Colors, shapes, patterns and textures, inevitably leave me dreaming of possibilities after a trip to a fresh market. Thanks to its abundant variety and creative nuances, I’ll always be a disciple of nature when it comes to taste!    
    
    
     

   
 

Farmer Market Finds

Last Saturday at Abingdon Square Greenmarket: On an attempted shopping spree in the West Village, we passed by a farmer market and the day suddenly transforms into a veggie splurge and later into a luscious dinner feast.

In Season now: Eggplants, sweet and sour green & red tomatoes, purple basil…excellent ingredients for a pasta primavera!

Irresistibly cute Fairy Tale eggplants - Sweet & sour green & red tomatoes

Irresistibly cute Fairy Tale eggplants – Sweet & sour green & red tomatoes

Purple basil with the most divine smell!

Purple basil with the most divine smell!

Sautéed Fairy Tale eggplants aux herbes de Provence

Sautéed Fairy Tale eggplants aux herbes de Provence

Fresh Homemade Tomato Sauce

Fresh Homemade Tomato Sauce

 

I Say Tomato!

Marché aux Fleurs, Cours Saleya, Nice, France - July 2013

Marché aux Fleurs, Cours Saleya, Nice, France – July 2013

It’s pomodoro season and nothing tastes better than a fresh juicy tomato on a hot july day! Tomato is a fruit considered a veggie mainly for it’s culinary use. It’s packed with vitamins and minerals, mainly vitamin C, vitamin A, folic acid and potassium. Rich in lycopene, a powerful antioxidant, it’s a cancer-fighting SUPER superfood!
This is the best time to hit your local market and get some fresh shiny tomatoes for a citrus tabbouleh, a delicious Caprese, a rich homemade tomato sauce or simply for a tasty cherry tomato afternoon snack…
p.s.Royal baby is here, “I say tomahto”!