Saturday Shopping in Aspen, II

vegetables from Aspen Market

Missing from the picture: $7.50 worth of long, colourful strands of flavoured pasta. I forgot them at the market stall at which I purchased them because I got into one of several conversations about the bike. Blast! I shall have to see if they remember me next week and believe that I forgot the pasta there.

Also missing: The roasted peppers! The roasted pepper people were not there! I shall have to roast some of these myself. (No idea what I’m talking about? We had a good discussion about them last year, in the comment stream of this post.)

Other vegetable shopping pics: Hollywood, Santa Monica, Aspen.

-cvj

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5 Responses to Saturday Shopping in Aspen, II

  1. Samantha says:

    Oh no! I think the roasted peppers were a major reason for going to Aspen! So delicious with cheese in a quesadila. Was the entire stall missing (they also sold dried beans and assorted vegetables) or just the pepper machine? Perhaps it was broken?

  2. erc says:

    Mmmmm… That looks like a good haul! Are those yellow courgettes? Do they taste any different from the green ones? I’ve heard of them, but never seen one for sale. And purple peppers?! Are they sweet like red ones?

  3. Clifford says:

    Samantha:- They did not seem to be there at all. I do not know why.

    erc:- I think -as is the rule for a lot of yellow squah alternates- that they are generally softer and slightly sweeter. The purple peppers can be and often are closer to the reds than the greens, for the simple reason that a lot of green peppers are simply red ones that have not been left to ripen to red. The purple ones, depending upon the shade of purple, are ripe.

    -cvj

  4. Aaron F. says:

    Oh, man! Those look good! I looooove colored pasta… hope you manage to recover yours. 🙂

  5. astromcnaught says:

    At least with buying veggies one gets to choose the best available. My homegrown cucumbers are terrible this year, too cold, too hot, they’ve gone limp and all but stopped growing.

    The best (worst) one is vile yellow at one end, green and large knobbed at the other, the middle thin and covered in little yellow prickles and the whole lot curved into a very rude shape! I doubt whether i’ll be able to force myself to eat it.

    But at least it’s organic 🙂

    Glad to see you blogging at full thottle again.