I love how Sunday Funday has gone from being young and reckless to not-so-young cooking and relaxing... Yesterday we took a stroll through the local farmer's market and found some gems! The veggies were beautiful so we had to grab a bunch of those, some homemade jellies full of fresh fruit and some stinky cheeses. Today was spent mostly cleaning earlier on and then a little relaxing, of course. I busted open my gruyere and Spanish wine infused cheese and yes.... a bottle of red. You can take the girl out of Sunday Funday but you can't take the Sunday Funday out of the girl! My favorite thing that I ate today was this cilantro rice, made from the fresh cilantro I found at the market!
Here are my farmer's market trophies, aren't they beautiful? I love knowing where my veggies are coming from... and I actually love that they go bad if you don't use them right away. I bought a stalk of broccoli from the supermarket once and it sat for about 3 months without changing color or anything...what kind of frankenstein devil potion was on it?! Sad truth is you really don't know what has been done to your produce when buying at a supermarket. I also found some amazing cheeses at the market, a gruyere and a Spanish wine infused goats milk cheese. Both amazing and both were nibbled on in the afternoon with my red wine. The jams were the jam, I could seriously take a spoon to them until I pass out from a sugar overdose. I bet these would be amazing on my shortbread thumbprint cookies!
This was right after coming home from the market. Lita is my little girl and in my other hand is the most giant portobello mushroom I have ever seen! I definitely used some of this shroom for my roasted veggies shown a little further below. But for right now, lets get to our cilantro rice! Cilantro rice is inspired by my latin roots. In Peru we make our Arroz con Pollo with this green cilantro rice and it is truly so so good and full of fresh flavor!
I was born in Peru where life revolves around food :) My grandmother was a cooking goddess and I strive to be half as good as her! I love cooking and eating out and tasting flavors from all over the world. Check out my Facebook page (linked as "f" above my picture) for daily updates and posts! Thanks for visiting and happy cooking! Don't forget to send me your feedback!