Saturday, June 25, 2011

Elmwood Bidwell Farmers Market

The market was alive and well today with more vendors than I have seen lately.

Queen Anne's cherries (the golden and red ones) are in! There are lettuces everywhere. I picked up some Japanese turnips that looked positively amazing. I had never had turnips until my Porter Farms farm share and they are just lovely - so smooth and silky when they are cooked. I've never had them raw but folks at the farmers market were discussing how good they are raw.

White Cow Dairy, which has many seasonal flavors, was showcasing rhubarb, rhuberry, lemonberry and mintberry in addition to some other regular flavors. They also had cheese and quark samples.

I also bought pasta from Pasta Peddler and some maple to take as gifts on a trip next week.

Friday, June 24, 2011

The Whole Hog

So Buffalo has a new food truck and it is dedicated to all local ingredients and their slogan is "Local Mobile Sustainable"

In addition to a bbq pork sandwich, they surprisingly have mostly vegetarian and vegan options. I figured it was just a pork truck from the pig silhouette and the name of the truck, The Whole Hog.

For the most part, you can find them at Ellicott and S. Division downtown, across from ECC, Tues thru Friday from 11am-2pm. Weekends you can find them at festivals. They'll be at Citybration this weekend!

GoVeggies! Lentil Burger

It took me awhile but I just got around to trying another GoVeggies! burger variety.

The lentil burger is awesome. I feel better now saying that I wasn't in love with the Spinach Burger (but it's the most popular, so you don't have to take my word for it.) Now that I can praise another burger variety, I don't feel so guilty. I guess this is how Olympic judges feel, when they have to adjust the first Olympian's score in case someone better comes along.

The lentil burger held together better. It seems the trick is to let the first side get a good crust before flipping it. I put a frozen burger in a pre-heated pan with cooking spray. The burger has a great flavor and meaty texture which will still stand out garnishments and condiments. I had it with local red lettuce from the Bidwell Farmer's market and Five Points multi-grain bread. So good.

I would definitely buy the lentil burger again.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

GoVeggies! Spinach Burger

I bought all 5 varieties of GoVeggies! burgers and most are still in my freezer.

Tried the spinach burger which is their most popular. It's mainly spinach and rice and browns nicely in a pan. It's a nice light burger for summer. There's some spices in it; it has a really nice flavor.