|Please note the "Real Housewives of Goochland Co." tank top that Lisa had made up|
We pull into the market surrounded by acres of open fields to see about two dozen folks standing in a huge circle learning to fly fish just to the right of the car . It was a bit of a sight, and I swear Casey veered just a little to the left to avoid being hooked. We parked with a long line of cars in the cool grass and wandered under the canopy of several large shade trees. The vibe here is relaxed fun, very different from the hectic energy of my regular South of the James Market.
Michele Wright, new potatoes, and squash all looked delicious.
|That's me getting some crazy hot Jalapenos ( if only I'd known) and deliciously sweet dark cherry tomatoes|
In the end, our Saturday involved farmer's market shopping, river walking, the opening up of a couple Bearer Farms bee hives, a perfect cafe' lunch at one of my favorite little spots, a trip to the gelato shop, and a near brush with some shootin'. You'll hear more on that from Casey.
Arriving home I was bushed... I think perhaps the Limoncello and Pear Brandy gelatos pushed me over the edge. Still Matt and I headed out to the grocery store for some staples, but once we returned it was time for some real relaxing. Dinner was going to have to be simple. I poured a glass of wine. Matt broke out a nice beer and we hung out between the patio, grill and open door kitchen while we tossed together dinner. We made a quick Greek salad, and some butterflied lemon chicken on the grill, with the last of the garlic scapes and some of those whole jalapenos from the market.
|Garlic scapes and jalapeno's for the grill|