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Farmers Market Haul, A Guest Post, Zucchini Fritters And A Big Salad

The farmers market in my neighborhood is absolutely brimming with a fabulous variety of beautiful fruits and vegetables. I love going there and am always inspired by what I see and feel and smell and taste. The wheels are turning and I am so excited to announce that I will be doing another guest post with Teagan, her latest story is amazing and magickal. She brilliantly involves her readers in the stories, remember the Three Ingredients series?

What you see in the photo are pink gooseberries, sour cherries and plums. This guest post has been cooking for a while and I specifically shopped with that in mind. The fruit is so fresh and delicious and I am really looking forward to sharing the recipes with you, but that has to wait.

In the meantime I am going to share a recipe that I saw on Instagram, Zucchini Fritters with Feta and Dill. The recipe comes from Chef Michael Symon, some of you may have seen him on “The Chew”, Food Network or maybe you have eaten in one of his restaurants, well he is a wonderful chef and these fritters are so easy to make and really delicious.

They were delicious for breakfast with a 5 minute egg and salad. A light and satisfying meal.

My tomatoes

I am happy that my tomatoes are growing and it looks like they may just be turning from green to red soon. But in the meantime it’s great that the Farmers market has some beautiful tomatoes and the bounty this summer is phenomenal. I went again this morning and as usual my eyes are bigger than my stomach and I bought a lot, every year I plant basil and almost every year it dies, this year was no different. I was lucky to find a huge bunch of fresh basil and I plan on making some pesto with it.

Perfect summer dinner, fresh salad, simple vinaigrette and RosΓ©


I will leave you with a photo of Percy, he recently had dental surgery, 6 teeth pulled and he lost 3 or 4 while they were cleaning his teeth. It was a rough day post surgery and the day after, he was pretty sick. Percy can’t tolerate the heat and boy has it been hot out, my poor boy is miserable so we limit our time outside and I walk him very early in the morning between 5:30-6AM when it’s a little cooler out.


26 Comments Post a comment
  1. Aww Percy… poor sweet little thing. Glad he’s doing better now.
    Thanks so much for the mention, Suzanne — and for your enthusiasm for “Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam.”
    All the photos are gorgeous, and the foods divine! They look perfect for summer meals. Huge hugs!

    July 22, 2017
  2. Everything you bought at the farmer’s market looks so good! That salad you made looks wonderful, too! And I hope Percy gets to feeling better soon! πŸ™‚

    July 22, 2017
    • Thanks so much Nancy, Percy is recovered from his surgery thank God but this heat is taking it’s toll on him. I know he will do better once the weather cools, waiting for the winter. Have a great week.

      July 23, 2017
  3. Some gorgeous summer produce, Suzanne. I can see why you love the farmers market. Your own tomatoes are doing well, too. I love the look of the zucchini fritters and your light salad looks so tasty, and perfect for the hot weather you’re having over there. it’s much cooler here. Some days are just disappointingly grey.
    Poor Percy, losing so many teeth! I hope he makes a speedy recovery now he’s over the effects of the operation.

    July 23, 2017
  4. Walking around the Farmers Markets brings me great pleasure. πŸŒΏπŸ…πŸŒ½πŸ’πŸ₯’πŸ‘πŸ“

    July 23, 2017
  5. Hugs and love to Percy ! What an ordeal for him, hope he is feeling a lot better, poor baby. x
    Farmers Markets are my absolute best !!!! Have a lovely day further. πŸ™‚

    July 23, 2017
  6. That egg and zucchini fritters looked amazing! It is hot out and Maci doesn’t love it either and we aren’t spending much time out either!

    July 23, 2017
    • Those fritters were delicious, as a matter of fact I am making them again and using them as part of a veggie burger sandwich. The heat is so hard on our fur kids. Thank you so much.

      July 23, 2017
  7. I have my cart at the Saturday Farmer’s Market, and I NEVER have time to go peruse the produce there, bummer! So I’ll just enjoy looking at yours. All this food looks delicious, and give a smoochie to Percy. Glad he’s feeling better. xo

    July 23, 2017
    • Well that could be convenient, you run out of veggies and you can hop over to the vegetable stand. So glad your food cart is such a hit, I knew it would be how could it not, you are such a fantastic cook. Hope you have an amazing week.

      July 23, 2017
  8. I’m growing some tomatoes myself and they just turned red – so delicious!

    July 23, 2017
    • I have one tomato that is almost red, another week and it will be ready I think. Nothing like home grown vegetables. Thank you so much Chef.

      July 23, 2017
      • There’s really nothing better than home grown veggies! 😁

        July 24, 2017
  9. Aww, hugs to Percy. Poor little guy, but he looks like he enjoys his walk with you. Your amazing photos are making me hungry. Have a fab day.

    July 23, 2017
    • Awww thank you Mary. He does enjoy his walks, well let me add I walk he rides for the most part. When the weather is so hot he can only make it a short distance and then he wants a ride. Have a wonderful week.

      July 23, 2017
  10. I love how your egg looked there. Of course, your pug too! πŸ˜€

    July 24, 2017
  11. My tomatoes keep rotting this year. Seems to be affecting tomatoes all over the country. Glad yours are doing well. I love your berries, and of course Percy.

    July 24, 2017
  12. Poor poor Percy! What a rough time he’s had. Your meals all look wonderful, fresh and delish! I just can’t figure out the basil thing…so funny. Oh well, at least you have a fantastic farmers market. πŸ™‚ We just got our first tomatoes. I figured out right now, since we paid about 18 bucks for the plants, they’re averaging 3.61 each, but we’ll get more and that will go down. πŸ™‚

    July 25, 2017
    • My one almost ripe tomato was pilfered and gnawed on by squirrels yesterday makes me so mad. Have to get those screens to protect them. Thanks so much Mollie!! Next year I don’t think I’ll do tomatoes easier to get them from the farmers market❀️

      July 25, 2017
      • Don’t get me started on squirrels, lol!!! It’s so much fun to grow, though.

        July 27, 2017
  13. Hi Suzanne! Percy is so lucky to have you as his Dog-mom! Hope his little mouth recovers soon–that sounds really rough! And love love the produce pictures. I always get a little jealous when I hear about your Farmers Market. It sounds like a food wonderland! The salad looks perfect– so inviting! We have tomatoes here too. A few different kinds including cherry tomatoes so sweet that Larry calls them “garden candy!” Hope you’re staying cool! hugs hugs!

    July 27, 2017
  14. Oh Suzanne, you are soooo lucky! Gooseberries and sour cherries at your market? I just found out that my local shops finally got some sour cherries in but they range from $9 to $12 a lb!! That’s an expensive pie! 😦 And I’ve NEVER even seen gooseberries here! Excited to see what you’re making!

    Poor Percy, hope it cools down soon and his surgery isn’t still causing him pain 😦

    July 29, 2017
    • Thanks Christina, this is the first year I have seen Sour cherries at our local market and I immediately scooped some up, they are wonderful and gooseberries too, they have such a lovely flavor. Thanks so much!!❀️

      July 30, 2017
  15. Good! Love cherries. Our garden tomatoes are jarred (Sauce) plenty of wonderful tomato sandwiches…until year! Love those tomatoes too. Hugs to Mr. Percy!

    July 30, 2017
  16. WOW!! Love this post! Way to support your local farmers market!!! Loved seeing what you did with things you bought. If you want to know more about Michigan farmers markets stop by πŸ™‚

    October 28, 2017

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