Tom and Jack decided to do yard work and play catch this morning, so Oliver and I headed off to the farmers market. It's a gorgeous day; a perfect Advent of Fall type. We donned pants and long sleeve shirts and made our way to Dupont. Oliver beelined to the popsicle stand, and although he was disappointed that chongos wasn't on the menu, he quickly reframed and ordered a ginger peach. Remnants of summer produce intermingled with fall's bounty. "Last week for peaches" signs urged final purchases while all manner of beans and squash popped up next to them. As the boys have been studying rattlesnakes together, Ol and I were excited to discover rattlesnake beans and quickly snapped up a bag. I also got some flat beans too, with the memory of Ghibellina's fagiole umido dancing in the back of my mind, two quarts of sungold tomatoes (probably the last of the year), yellow romas to make sauce, some more rhubarb, fresh burrata and creme fraiche, the boys' favorite cheeses, radishes, a variety of peppers including paper lantern, hatch and ancho, fresh ginger and garlic, beef sticks, and on and on I think.
Once home, the boys ate beef sticks and marble cheese while I made a fagiole umido with mint, eggplant and capers. It'll be part of our dinner tonight, and I can't wait. Off to the gym, writing class, baseball....oh.my.god. #donewiththeweekend
Wine night is a'coming!