Saturday, July 03, 2010

Elements: Earth

As my v creative friend, K, recently pointed out in comments, visiting the farmers' market is a good way, especially for urban Pagans, to stay in touch with the seasons. There are several quite good farmers' markets near where I live and work; the Falls Church Farmers' Market is one of my favorites. I was there early this morning, sampling peaches and cherries, catching up on civic gossip, and buying tomatoes and mozzarella (Blue Ridge Dairy Company; if you live around here, you'll thank me!).

Sometimes, simple is best.

I slice the tomatoes, drizzle some balsamic vinegar and olive oil, add Genovese basil from the herb bed, crack some pepper, and sprinkle some marigold petals.

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Anonymous said...

I often prepare the same dish in the Summer. We grow our own basil and tomatoes and I get fresh mozzerella from the Italian Deli. MMMMMMMM.

Hecate said...


It's like the perfect, easy, Summer lunch, isn't it? You're from NJ, right? I don't know why, but you all grow some of the best tomatoes, ever, up there.

shrimplate said...


Anonymous said...


It was Lemon Rosemary Bread and blue tomatoes for me this week and the Foggy Bottom Farmer's Market.


Hecate said...


Blue tomatoes? Wow! I'm going to look for those next time.

Anonymous said...

Oops typo I meant blue potatoes, my mind was still on the mozzarella and tomato imagery.

Hecate said...



I fixed blue potatoes a while back for DiL's mom, when she was visiting. She's never seen anything so weird. They're great steamed, chilled, and served w aioli.

How did you fix them?