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Saturday, July 5, 2014

summer's bounty

I am always so excited when the fresh produce stands and farmer's markets open for the summer.

When I was out cruising around the yard sales early this morning I noticed that the one that always open on the fourth of July was up and running. 

There were tables overflowing with heirloom tomatoes.


Boxes of vine grown tomatoes.


Baskets of tree ripened South Carolina Peaches. (although they still need some ripening so they have been put in a brown paper bag)


Lots of varieties of peppers to choose from


Then there is that one perfect heirloom tomato. This one is going to be dinner tonight. I'm thinking some gluten free angel hair pasta topped with the tomato, fresh basil, and olive oil out on the patio.


Oh and a note to that old man who was following me around and flirting. I was almost tempted when you said you had a backyard full of heirloom tomatoes growing. 

So, are you hanging out at the farmer's market yet? 
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  1. Not yet. But that's on my list.
    Brenda

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    1. Definitely one of my favorite parts of summer. We have several to choose fro, which is nice.

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    1. Isn't that funny. It's always the 80 year old men :)

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  3. No, but if I can flirt with old men, I'll be there soon! Oh really it's the Heirloom tomatoes i want! :)

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    1. This one was only cute because he was soooo old :)

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  4. The farmers market hasn't opened here yet. I can't wait for a real tomato!!
    I would definitely encourage an old man flirting with me if he promised me REAL tomatoes.

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    1. The real heirloom tomatoes for free was definitely an incentive :)

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  5. Beautiful photos, Laura. I love farm stands. I went to my first last Wednesday. So much fun. xo

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    1. Isn't it wonderful to see all that fresh produce. Tomatoes that don't taste like cardboard :)

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  6. Planning first visit this yr. Can't wait for really fresh fruit & veg. esp. tomatoes! I'm curious you mentioned gluten free angel hair pasta. My Dr. just told me to try gluten free for Fibromyalgia. It seems to help some people. My first try at pasta was awful. I love angel hair & would be interested in opinions from someone who eats it. Thanks

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    1. Hi Deb. I eat gluten free for my peripheral neuropathy. I buy gluten free pasta at Whole Foods and Trader Joe's. I would suggest trying different brands until you find one you like. Some people don't particulary like it, but I actually do. Once you get off the gluten I think you will find you adjust your taste buds. Also, all those fresh fruits and veggies will be great. :)

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  7. The tomatoes look so tasty! We have Jaemor Farms near us. They grow their own peaches, blueberries, apples, strawberries etc. The Georgia peaches are small but have been sweet & juicy this year.
    Have a great day!
    Mildred, Georgia

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    1. My daughters have been eating their Georgia peaches for the last month while I have patiently waited to get some summer peaches. So nice to meet you, Mildred.

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  8. There is not much better in life than summer peaches / love all the food shots! :)

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    1. Thanks, Deb. Summer peaches are my definite favorite, too. :)

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  9. I love going to farmer's markets - there was such a spectacular one in my old neighborhood -
    Too funny about the flirting ( I wish a contractor would flirt with me - because this reno is killing me LOL )
    XOXO

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