Market treats and a little bit of home grown

Every week at the market it seems something new is in season or a season has passed. This week was the first time I saw winter squash.

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Joanne was selling them. Big fat multi-coloured squash with a protrusion of sorts growing out of the blossom end. 

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I can hardly wait.

The other find was tomatoes. I’ve had some cherry tomatoes over the past few weeks but none of the big tomatoes looked quite good enough. That’s changed. I bought a small basket from Joanne and a big basket from Marie.

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I couldn’t resist. Breakfast today was a toasted tomato sandwich with lots of mayo. It was awesome.

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It calls for home made bread but that’s likely not in the picture anytime soon. Something to look forward to.

The star of the week though almost deserves its own post.

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Golden locks. Attached to about 45 bulbs of garlic. My home grown garlic. 

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I planted it in Kitchener last October and have been parenting it from afar. I had my Kitchener neighbour send me regular pictures of the progress and had her dig it up a week ago. Special delivery from a visitor brought it up here.

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And it’s as good as it looks. Not sure if I’ll be settled in time to get a 2014 crop in the ground.

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