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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Buying in Bulk

I love cooking! Every week I go to the Santa Monica Farmer's market and buy the most delicious produce. We have been doing our grocery shopping at the market now for 10 years. Several years ago one of our favorite stands offered these delicious tomatoes that they called "Evans" but they are more commonly known at costaluto tomatoes. These little darlings make the most incredible sauces. So this year we bought a huge box of 25lbs of tomatoes. I spent an entire afternoon peeling and pureeing them. My fingers were all pruney by the end. But now I've got 9 freezer bags of tomato purees to last us through the winter.

I really love being able to buy local produce. My dream is to be able to grow all of my own food. I'll have to keep dreaming for a little while since I live in an apartment and I don't think the landlords would be thrilled. But, I have snuck in some mint, basil, rosemary, thyme, oregano and a lemon tree.

Here is an adorable pic of James helping his dad clean the car

And another from his pony ride today at Griffith Park. So fun!


please sir said...

Great food ideas - awww teaching them young! Love the car cleaning!

Unknown said...

That is really cool that you are able to buy fresh produce like that. I didn't know you liked cooking so much, to me it sounds like more fun than it usually is :) I like the pics of James, you are really giving him a fun life!