Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sunday Funday

Things I love: farmers markets, vegetables, my first good tomato of the season, creativity, good friends, my new herb garden, relaxing by the water,  a beautiful sunset after it rains, and having faith.

I went to Eastern Market for some produce for the first time this season. I have gone a few times this spring, but never had time to get much. I left with some tomatoes, green beans, arugula, asparagus, a carrot, strawberries, fingerling potatoes and spring onions. I made a salad out of everything except for the strawberries. I briefly simmered the potatoes, asparagus and green beans to cook them a bit, then added the rest of the ingredients. I made a lemon basil vinaigrette for the dressing. And the best part is I am going to get to eat this all week! Yum!

Lemon Basil Vinaigrette
Juice from 1 lemon
~1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup olive oil
5-6 fresh basil leaves, chopped
1-2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients and enjoy! (I don't use a typical 3:1 oil to vinegar ratio because I like the mild lemon juice/ vinegar flavor.)

I ended the day at Cantina Marina on the SW Waterfront with my good friend Katie. It was nice to chat and relax by the water, and enjoy some fish tacos and margaritas. I must say that the jalapeno margarita is pretty tasty. And while this place can be a little pricey (like everywhere in DC) the atmosphere was great! 


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