…something new added to the shopping menu — for this week at least — oysters still in the shell. I’m sure there’s a more technical term, but I just can’t seem to recall at the moment. Next week, there will be plenty of those shucked oysters, either in pints or quarts — your choice.
There’s still time to order a turkey for Thanksgiving — not much time — I would suggest by Monday, if you really desire an organically grown turkey. I wave “hello” at them every week, almost feeling guilty that they will soon grace someone’s table. Next week, if you are NOT a turkey fan (I’m lukewarm), there will be ample chicken. I’m expecting to pick them up at the beginning of the week. If, on the other hand, you wish to dine on bison, it can be had as well.
Tomorrow’s selections include: broccoli, cauliflower, turnip salad, possible some turnips as well, Siberian kale, collards, and sweet potatoes. I picked up Braeburn, Fuji, Pink Lady, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Nitney, and Stayman apples yesterday. Sampled most of them — nice crisp apples, they are.
Of course, there will be the usual cinnamon raisin bread, sourdough, and awesome dinner rolls.
Hope to see you all tomorrow.
P.S. 20,000 gold stars to the voice on the other end of the phone Monday, asking if it “was o.k.” to cut down the old oak tree that graced the market forever but lost out to a lightning strike. It would seem that “the voice” and, in actuality, a whole crew was at the market when the call was placed, ready to put a plan into play. When I asked hesitantly what the charge might be, I was told “no charge” — truth to tell, another 20,000 gold stars for a kindness certainly not expected. The tree continues to give — much needed wood — to keep the chill at bay in more than one household this winter. Awesome.