Bought my first of the season watermelon at Whole Foods on Sunday. It says Made in USA but doesn’t say where. Hmm, that’s a bit disconcerting; I’d like to know how far it traveled to get to NYC, since I’m trying to go local. But I’ve also been harboring a serious watermelon need for a few weeks. And as the season has begun, I gave into my non-local urges. Admitedly, the whole one was pricey. But I had to have it (is that wrong?), so I snapped it up. (Snap up is inaccurate: I happily hauled up what must have been 8 pounds or more of watermelon flesh). Thank goodness I picked a good one-don’t you hate it when you buy a whole uncut watermelon during the summer just to find that it’s rotten or tasteless or sour? Hate that.
In the local vein, I bought local luscious tulips over the last two Saturdays at the Union Square greenmarket -the ones from this past Saturday are still opening up. I also bought some local fingerling potatoes and made roasted potatoes to go with my local eggs, scrambled. Hmmm, sauteed ramps over GF pasta with parmesan and extra virgin olive oil might be spectacular. Maybe, I'll swing by today's market and pick up some, I’ll let you know.