First off, some mango with blueberries mixed with lime juice and topped with Greek yogurt:
Here's the nice little kitchen I had to work in -- definately a one-person kitchen, but perfect if the kids stayed out!
We had to drool over the cakes in the bakery section of the supermarket:
When I was a child and we returned home to Vermont for vacation, our family friend always brought us a loaf of cinnamon bread spread over the top with maple icing (from the local bakery). It was so good!
My mom just happened to bring us back some maple cream from her recent trip to VT so I thought it was essential to bake some cinnamon bread to enjoy it on. It was as good as I hoped!
I waited all week to go to the Farmer's Market on Saturday morning. It was so fun and I bought a ton of stuff.
Fruit and veg were more expensive in the supermarkets in FL than up here. However, the Farmer's Market prices were closer in price to what I'm used to, so that was nice.
I came home with beets, green onions, tomatoes, red peppers, finger bananas, Georgia peaches, Florida oranges, star fruit, a native Floridian fruit that resembles the lychee (I really enjoyed them), the ripest mangoes, limes, lemons, bread, bakery items, zucchini, eggplant, handmade soaps, spices and herbs.
And then tilapia which was cooked in packets with olive oil, basil, garlic, tomato and green onions:
Beets were baked and then chopped and added to garlic, onions, and the beet tops. Feta was sprinkled over at the end:
Leftovers were turned into omelets the next day. The beets were dressed with Italian salad dressing and eaten cold -- very, very good.
A highlight of the vacation was buying a few Foodie magazines -- Jamie Oliver's new magazine (very good!) and my old favorite BBC Good Food. What a treat! The beets, roasted veg, and fish were all recipes from the magazines.
And now our garden is starting to produce beans and tomatoes! Very exciting. Oh, and have I mentioned the fried squash blossoms? MY NEW FAVORITE FOOD!!!! I'll have to do a separate post. Happy Cooking!