Public Market, October 27
One Windmill Farm, bell peppers. All peppers, whether they're green (aka unripe, bitter, not sweet), orange, yellow, red, are $2 per pound. Can we say "screaming deal"? Can we say "stuffed peppers every night for three weeks"?
I mean, look at it. How could you not love that? Some people don't like the skin on peppers--it's almost tough. Sometimes I wonder if that's due to the waxy coating found on bell peppers from the supermarket. Okay, it makes them pretty, kinda gives them a buffer from injury and mold, and helps keep the moisture in, but still ... the stuff doesn't just wash off, and it's indigestible. And another point--supermarket peppers often seem to cook up with somewhat tough skins. Organic peppers never do, no matter how much I torture them.
One Windmill Farm, carrots--hooray, they're in season! And they're nice, big, fat ones.
The haul, and in the back, at center, is something new. Jan's Baked Goods is back from summer hiatus, and while I'm loyal to the Bread Basket Bakery, I wanted to try her goods. She had carrot cookies, which looked and sounded yummy.
They're made with regular white flour, sugar, crisco--ingredients I don't often take into my diet, but I'm always willing and wanting to try something new, and my eating habits don't disallow those things (thank goodness).
The inside of the cookie ... wow. It's every bit as good as it looks. And if you don't like how it looks, then it tastes better than it looks. It was more like a carrot cake--butter cake with grated carrot and coconut, to be precise. It was a very yummy treat! Jan also had several pies, cupcakes, pumpkin roulades, and turnovers, so if you're looking for something that focuses more on the sweet treats as opposed to the Bread Basket Bakery's mostly yeast goods--breads, croissants, and giant cinnamon rolls, along with baklava, scones, and granola, then Jan's is a good stop.
If you can't get to the Public Market on Saturday mornings, it's now open every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Woot!