Tuesday, December 15, 2009
IT'S DECEMBER AND THE FRIDGE IS STILL FULL FROM THE ESPANOLA FARMERS MARKET
THAT'S RIGHT. The word went out in October to stock up, and am I glad I did. The wonderful smell of cooking drove me to the computer to update the blog about how the harvest from the Espanola Farmers Market lives on. Think apples, squash, onions, carrots, garlic. Everything else is a memory now. But if you remember those huge onions, four for a dollar, imagine them swimming in green chile stew that's in the crock pot in the kitchen right now. Last week I made baked apples for the Christmas party at the Abiquiu Library, and there's nothing like simple sliced apples from the Espanola Valley, baked in cinnamon. Great hot and later cold. Shopping at the Espanola Farmers Market is like a holiday celebrated weeks and months later.