Thursday, August 3, 2017

Farmers Market Time


One of the pleasures of BlogHer was meeting and getting to know bloggers from throughout the country. I enjoyed a wonderful conversation with Lucy Hendry, blogger at Lucy's in the Kitchen. We had a great time talking and discovered our mutual love of healthy eating and vegetables. Lucy graciously offered a copy of her terrific cookbook, The Farmer's Market Cookbook -- a link is on her blog page -- for a giveaway for the citizens of Buttercupland. 

It's an easy peasy giveaway. Please be a follower of Buttercupland -- via Google+, Bloglovin or directly on the blog and leave a comment mentioning your favorite purchase from a farmers market. This month I'm looking for stone fruits. Love all the peaches, nectarines and plums of this time of the summer. There's an extra entry for Instagram followers  -- just mention you're following Buttercup in your comment. I will choose a winner next Thursday, August 10, so please be sure to leave your comment by Wednesday, August 9.   

I live near three different farmers markets and I pass by at least one every week. I visited the 97th Street market last week and found lots of goodies. The organizers were featuring summer squash and shared cooking tips and recipes.

I'm not a beet fan -- though I keep trying to learn to love eating them -- except when it comes to photographs. I love the look of beets using a Snapseed postcard filter. 

I am a radish and lettuce fan, especially when they are freshly picked.

My August calendar is very uncrowded. Top of the list is reading -- so many books are calling me -- decluttering, catching up on medical appointments and finding a few new iced coffee places. I've neglected my coffee explorations and I plan to change that in August.
What are your August plans?
As ever, thanks for visiting and have a fabulous Friday!


Donna said...

Oh how I love your blog! And you! I have not yet been to our Farmers Market this year, but hope to remedy that tomorrow afternoon.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I have only been to the farmer's market twice this year. My husband shops more than I. However among all the wonderful fruits and veggies, the winner will always be the sweet corn. For some reason, maybe all the rain we had or maybe not, I seems even sweeter this year.


love those radishes. perfect for the farmers market. the cookbook sounds good.

Theresa said...

Squash, yellow or zucchini, watermelon and cantaloupe:) YUM! That book looks delicious and YES I follow you on Instagram! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I have had the chance to visit some farmers markets here and summer squash is one of my favorites of the season. Well everything is more wonderful when it's fresh. Enjoy your August. This summer days will soon be a thing of the past.

Joy Nissen said...

I love almost all veggies, squash we tend to eat mostly yellow summer squash and zucchini, but I love acorn squash, butternut squash and spaghetti squash too! I am lucky my hubby also loves squash! That cookbook looks absolutely amazing!! I think I follow you on instagram too! I love reading of all your adventures!! Thank you so much for sharing them with us!!