Friday, August 24, 2012

Farmer's Market Goodies

I finally made it to the farmer's market recently.

(photo stolen from my friend at WITMIM?)

I love checking out all the stands, chatting with vendors about their products, finding new things to try and the crowds. If there's one thing people in Cheyenne turn out to, it's Frontier Days and the farmer's market.

This isn't a local product (I was first introduced to it at Pike's Place in Seattle) but I do love a good pasta dish so I'm always scouting out the Pappardelle's pasta stand. 

I picked up this Pacific Rim blend: Buckwheat Garlic Lumache, Cayenne Pepper Ziti, Cilantro Ziti, Curry Chive Radiatore and Lemon Ginger Lumache. Doesn't that sound like fun? I haven't tried it yet but I'm thinking it would be perfect with a bit of grilled chicken and tossed with either a coconut milk sauce or just olive oil. 

I'll let you know how it goes. Probably via Instagram (user: sarah_damngoodfood). 

This, however, is a local product. Hot Habanero Pepper Jelly made by Two Mile Creek in Colorado. The husband and I both test tasted a few samples before deciding on this one made with whiskey and apricots - perfect flavor combination for a pepper jelly - it's not too sweet and not too hot. 

We had some on top of smoked salmon crustini as a simple dinner. It was insane. Smoked salmon crustini (with steamed peas on the side) is one of our favorite go-to quick dinners as it takes a whole ten minutes to get it from fridge to table. I don't think we'll ever be able to do it again without our pepper jelly at the ready.  

Except, Khale's aunt, Jill, makes some seriously good pepper jelly so I kinda felt like I was cheating on her for buying it from someone else. Sorry, Jill! It's not you, it's the distance. 


  1. The Farmer's Market kinda makes life worth living. I love paying $10 to fill up a bag with farm fresh produce. And don't even get me started on the peaches!

    We totally bought the winter pear and asiago ravioli last time. I tossed it with garlic olive oil, a bit of asiago, and a few sliced pears and onion. It was amazing!

    Where do you get your smoked salmon? We love it but the stuff we find always looks SKETCHY!

  2. We almost did that ravioli! It sounded delightful. Here's hoping it's there next time.

    Um, I probably buy the sketchy salmon. I just get the wild Alaskan smoked salmon they sell at King Soopers. I figure it's not much worse than occasionally eating hot dogs. :)


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