Hard to believe a week ago I was in Nashville for Fourth of July. God, the time goes by quickly. Before I share a few of my favorite meals from Nashville with you, here are some photos from Nashville's farmers market. The market is open 7 days a week! How cool is that? Alas, some of the indoor sections of the market were still closed due to the floods.
Let me just say that I could not believe how inexpensive fresh produce was. I was really tempted to pick up tomatoes and peaches and bring them back to DC with me. Alas, there was no refrigerator in my hotel. I had to be happy with taking photos and buying a peach and a container of cherry tomatoes to snack on.
There were so many peaches: ripe, sweet, perfectly fuzzy peaches. And I loved how everyone's produce was displayed in these uniform baskets.
$1.50 for a pound of peaches? That's a steal. If only I could buy some to make my blueberry and peach cake.
And this next photo just screams: buy me. A box of red tomatoes for only $10. So what if they don't look perfect? They smelled like tomatoes are supposed to smell and would be so great in salads, sauces, soups or just on a slice of white bread w/a bit of mayo, salt & pepper.
These little patty squashes reminded me of the ones my mom used to pickle when we lived in Russia.
Other than peaches and tomatoes, the other most common produce sold was eggplant. "Regular" eggplant, little Asian eggplant, round purple eggplant, and so on. Alas, some of my photos did not turn out. So you get just one.
And finally, yellow & green zucchini: two colors in one.
Do you miss ability to cook while on vacation? How do you solve this issue?