(Getting ready to grill. © Robin, 2008.)
The broccoli is in! Yay!
I picked up my order from the farm down the street today. 17 lbs. of beautiful, green, healthy-for-ya broccoli.
Needless to say (but I will anyway), I’ve spent the day cutting, blanching, and freezing broccoli. I’ve been eating some of it too. It’s delicious. I’m always amazed at how sweet freshly picked broccoli tastes.
The photo above, by the way, has nothing to do with broccoli or anything else in this post. I took it a week or two ago when we were grilling veggies to go with our dinner. It’s my back-up photo. I’d have taken a photo or ten of the broccoli, especially after it’s blanched and takes on that gorgeous green color, but my camera is once again traveling without me. I’ll have it back again in a week. In the meantime, I’ll have to rely on my archives if I need a photo.
Got a call from the doc today about some blood work I had done. It seems I have iron deficiency anemia. Not sure why. I guess I’ll find out eventually. In the meantime, it’s high doses of iron supplements for me. I better make sure I get plenty of fiber with those supplements. They can be hell on the digestive system.
(At the Hartville Market)
One of the things I love best about this time of year is the abundance of fresh produce. And the best place to buy some of that abundance is at a farmers market.
Yesterday M and I went to the Hartville Market to look at and purchase some of the fresh fruits and veggies now making an appearance in our area. We came home with a trunk load of stuff, including sweet corn, cucumbers, squash, onions, blueberries, peaches, cherries, and a watermelon. I’m sure there was more, but I can’t remember it all.
It’s easy to eat healthy this time of the year. 😀