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I was determined to make today’s trip to the market count, since I’ll be missing next Sunday because of my holiday (can I get a WOO HOO! please?). So no rushing, and no scrimping today. But neither was I going to go crazy- leaving behind a fridge full of unused veg when you go away is hardly a good thing. So this morning I spent a bit of time meal-planning, then headed off to the market to see what I could come up with.

The first thing that caught my eye? Corn! It’s early in the season for it, so seeing a box full of this favourite treat was a surprise. I was very strict with myself and only bought two, which Andrew and I will have for a roasted, buttery lunch later today.

See that eggplant/aubergine at bottom right? That’s a big deal for me. I’ve never been a fan of the summer squash family, which I regard as little more than mush that grows on plants. But this pizza recipe from The Pioneer Woman has me thinking that if anything will change my tune, it will. The beautiful little tomatoes are for the same dish.

I’m a bit worried that strawberry season will be gone when I return to the market in two weeks (hmm, could I possibly be related to my mother?), so I bought a punnet for one last dessert. I’ve actually got it in the oven right now, a mash-up of Smitten Kitchen’s brown butter buckle and Martha Stewart’s raspberry buckle. Unless the results are an unmitigated disaster, I’ll post the result on Tuesday.

What are you cooking this week? Any exciting summer food plans?


  1. where are you so lucky to live that you have such an amazing farmer’s market? i would give anything to find one closer than an hour away from me! love your blog!

  2. Hilary says:

    WOO HOO!

    Hello from Winnipeg train station, where we are on a 3-hour station stop with wireless access!

  3. Jennifer says:

    WOOHOO for your upcoming holiday!

    I’m making a roasted corn salsa this week-and some of those fabulous banana espresso chocolate chip muffins from the Baked cookbook.

  4. UrMomCooks says:

    Luv the way you do your photos! Good Luck with the eggplant pizza… I kinda feel the same way about that veggie… I keep looking for a way to luv it!

  5. jenn bronson says:

    I created a similar pizza last week! I lightly pan-fried the eggplant instead of baking and I used large heirloom tomato slices drained on paper towels and seasoned. also, I couldn’t help but caramalize onions and layer them on top! my husband made his famous homemade pizza dough and we were ready to go, yum-yum!