Friday, June 3, 2011

Veggies and Cookies

It’s been a few weeks since our last Farmers’ Market trip, and I had almost forgotten how energizing buying fresh produce directly from people who care is. Besides tasting our fair share, we also purchased a good amount. Here is what we got:
Earlier this week, we received Newtons Fruit Thins cookies in the mail through the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program. I am not the biggest fan of Fig Newtons, and I didn’t expect to like these cookies as much as I do. They are thin, crispy, not overly sweet, with small, tasty pieces of fruit and just a hint of cinnamon and other spices. They are the perfect “tea cookie,” but honestly I have been enjoying them throughout the day with and without tea.

Questions: What’s your favorite cookie? Any exciting plans for the weekend? We have actually lots of fun things planned. I’ll let you know what we did on Monday! Smile

Be well,
Andrea

16 comments:

  1. I saw those at the market but dismissed them because I thought they would have a chewy texture like regular Newtons. I don't like really sweet cookies either. My favorite ones now are made locally and I get them from my GreenBean farm delivery. They are chocolate graham and are sweetened with agave, have cocoa, and real vanilla that you can smell as soon as you open the bag!

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  2. I haven't seen those cookies. I love homemade chocolate chip cookies. My mom's are the best!
    That farmer's market looks great! I need to find one in Vegas.

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  3. I really shouldn't read your blog when I'm hungry. I'm going to try and hit the farmers market tomorrow. I should go find something to eat right now.

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  4. What a fun trip to the market! I am so sad that all the markets around here are only open at times I work. It's really such a bummer. We do have one market opened 24-7, but to me that makes it not as special. I will still go for the in-season, Ohio-grown produce.

    I love fig newtons, actually, but my all time favorite cookie is a chocolate chip macadamia cookie. Yum.

    Enjoy your weekend!

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  5. Love the pics of the food market. Bought some cherries too this weekend. This post reminds me I need to go and get them for my afternoon snack :)

    Any cookie with chocolate in or on it is fine by me :)

    Have a great weekend Andrea.

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  6. Hi Andrea! LOVE the Farmer's Market shots! Aren't they the best??? Favorite cookies? Whipped shortberad at Christmas time! Makes me all nostalgic. :) Have a wonderful weekend.

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  7. Kudos for the raw dairy! Haha, it's one of the few issues that gets me riled up. The chief reason milk was pasteurized in the first place was because the dairy farms had fallen into such crappy conditions that the milk was getting infected. I like raw milk because a regular glass of milk has me running to the restroom. Since it's harder to get here I stick to almond and coconut milk. But now I have my car with me I want to hit up the farmers markets. I've always loved raw cheeses though, and raw cream and butter are amazing.

    I love farmers markets too! My only quibble is having to clean most of the produce more thoroughly...but that's just because I'm lazy.

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  8. I love farmers markets :) Yours looks awesome! I haven't tried these cookies yet, but keep seeing them at the grocery and thinking about them! My favorite cookie is either chocolate chip or snickerdoodle. I think the simple basics are more reliable than anything :)

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  9. I haven't been to a farmer's market in a long while. Yay for raw dairy!!!!!

    We are resting and cleaning this weekend. Not too exciting but needed.

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  10. Hi Andrea, What a beautiful post and recipe!
    I love farmer's market and this delicious chocolate cookies seem absolutely mouth-watery.My favorite cookie is 'Thumbprint Cookie' with Quince Jam :)

    Have a great day,

    Aldy.

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  11. Our farmers markets are finally getting started with more produce. There is nothing more fun than wandering around and finding something new to try. Enjoy your week!

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  12. I hate those supermarket groceroceries and always buy my stuff from local farmers market where all the stuff is totally organic and grown without the help of that chemical composts and all. The only drawback is that the market is on every saturday and one has to buy enough for one whole week. I suppose, it can be argued that the green stuff go stale but then I think that is a fair price to pay for not buying those artificial and unhealhty things.

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  13. Love your Farmer's market list, have not done the raw milk thing yet, may try. We were away this weekend, my husband had a race. i did stop at the market to get my "ammunition" though. I am going to look into this tastemaker program.

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  14. Looks so wonderful--I can hardly wait until our farmers markets really get going in Wisconsin! I did a write up about a year ago on a raw milk legislative hearing here, where (ironically) the legality of sales is still very gray: http://artofnaturalliving.com/2010/03/11/take-back-our-farms-the-march-on-eau-claire/

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  15. I love visiting farmer's market. It's really exciting to see all those fresh green veggies and colourful fruits. Other than that there are all sort of handmade artwork available there too. I always love seeing new thing there.
    Kristy

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  16. Looks like a fun trip to the farmer's market! And the Newtons fruit thins sound yummy.

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