I've mentioned before that Beastie is playing T-ball this year. His games are in Boise (we live 20 miles away in Nampa) and half of them are Saturday afternoons. At some point I realized that it's pretty silly to drive into Boise, just for a one hour t-ball game, so I started looking for things we could do while we were in town. The top of my list was the farmer's market. We've gone three weeks in a row now, and each week I come home with more.
|This is just what made it home....|
|See how pretty?|
|The makings of a fine meal|
While some brown rice was cooking I blanched the ferns and marinated some tofu in soy sauce, rice wine vinegar and a little bit of red pepper. I then stir fried the tofu and onions. When the onions were nice and soft I added the ferns and the radishes. Those cooked for another 5 minutes, then at the last minute I added the last bit of a jar of terriyaki sauce I had in the fridge.
|A bowl of spring|
The result was a fabulous meal, seasonal and fresh. The fiddle head ferns were mild and slightly chewy. The kids liked their curly-q shape and gobbled them right down. It's a real shame that their season is so very short, I may have to get more next weekend, if it's not too late.