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Market Haul Pt 2

The colors of local produce continue to astound me, in their pretty piles just calling my name. It’s easy to over-purchase! If you do, make extra for a neighbor in need and walk to their door and say hello. 
This week we continue to utilize the abundance of our local farmers, including your own back yard. My pandemic planting has yielded crispy cucumbers and juicy tomatoes, featured below. Don’t pass over the Japanese eggplant at the market. I like it even better than regular eggplant since it’s not as bitter. In addition, the soft-boiled eggs came from my chickens, my other quarantine project. Rosie and Bella are both laying now, and Pepper will be soon. Chickens are weird and hilarious, and have made me laugh out loud multiple times.
SO, back to the food! You’ve probably noticed I love umami and spreads of various bites. Below you will find recipes for both. EVERYTHING can be grilled this summer, and this grilled eggplant will not disappoint and is ready in minutes. I love using my gr…

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