Sunday, September 12, 2010

Redlands Farmer's Market... yesterday.

Yesterday at the Redlands Farmer's Market, I picked up several delicious treats to use for a client dinner in Riverside. At the farmer's market, I was so excited to re-connect with Jane and Mindy from Sunnyside Local! Mindy and Jane are new on the scene at Redlands Farmer's Market. Yesterday, Jane and Mindy were sampling delicious pesto with a perfect flavor balance and tangy finish. Yummy! For Saturday night's dinner, I picked up Japanese Eggplant, heirloom tomatoes and beautiful figs from Sunnyside Local. I grilled the Japanese Eggplant with balsamic vinegar sea salt and olive oil. We used the heirloom tomatoes to make a lovely caprese salad, The figs were used for an appetizer: figs, goat cheese and farmer's market honey from Soffel's Farm in Redlands- on a toasted crostini. The figs were a huge hit and everyone loved all of the wonderful food from Sunnyside Local. Thank you, Jane and Mindy !!!


  1. hi lee,

    yum, that menu makes my mouth water. we def have to get together and discuss our blogs!


  2. Hi Lee - Maria are you? i love your blog, beautiful pics and very inspiring. my mother always made us quesadillas de flor de calabaza (squash blossom quesadillas). it was not your typical flour tortilla, it was almost like a pita pocket made with corn masa. she would fill it with rajas (jalapenos and onions sauteed in butter and olive oil) cheese and the blossoms. super delish! you look great chef lee!