I like the idea of them, but haven't really utilized any in my area because it seems like a lot of work. I'm not all about extra work. I think if I could cook without ever shopping for food in the first place, I'd be okay. It seems like food shopping PLUS shopping at another market just doubles the time spent out and about. Ugh.
I enjoy the actual cooking process way more than shopping. The chopping, mixing, and bubbling, not to mention the aromatic kitchen that comes along with it. Oh, and eating the food isn't half bad. ;-)
...but... there are apparently farmer's markets who have programs where you can pay a lump sum and then pick up fresh produce every week, every other week, whatever you want. The one I visited today provides a bag of whatever produce is in season beginning in July and ended in October (if you join the program). That might not be bad for me. All I'd have to do is pick up the bag and then cook whatever happens to be inside. It would be a mystery every week and hey, I might learn some new things about whatever is in there.
I'm very tempted.
Oh, you can also pick items up directly from the farm... where you can go and cut your own herbs and sunflowers! Doesn't that sound fantastic? Since I've failed twice now at growing herbs on my own, that sweetens the deal even more.
Okay okay, enough about that. Here's some yummy soup I just made:
|Asparagus Leek Chowder|
It started out as a giant pile of veggies in a pan... and turned into an awesome pot of soup! Jimmy and I both liked it a lot. It didn't even need a lot of seasoning!
Now that it's springtime, I think it's time for some light and delicious soups. What kind of soup do you like to make this time of year?