Go Local-Week 11- Jessica of Turkey Cookies Visits

Some people are just talented. They try something new and come up a winner. It's just in them. Not only that, people like this are just made for making others feel valued and important. You just know that you will be accepted when you meet them. I'm pretty sure this is how I'd feel in real life, too, given the chance to meet Jessica of Turkey Cookies. She cooks, she sews, she photographs, and, she teaches. If you read her blog you'll find her biking to the Farmer's Market, taking Sunday hikes, celebrating life with family, and giving a sunny start to most every day. It doesn't matter if the sun is shining in her neighborhood, she's the kind of gal who finds the light regardless. I'm honored to have her here this week as my guest. Please welcome her, and stop by her blog sometime soon. It's a happy place to be.
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As a child, I grew up down the street from a small farm market which sparked my interest in locally grown food. We could watch farmers bring their loads of corn and apples in the morning and bring the fresh-picked goods home for dinner by night. During the summer, we would down daily with our red radio flyer wagon to collect fresh vegetables and fruits for dinner. To this day I remember how excited I was to pick my fruit for vegetable for the table. It was a serious decision for a six year old-should I get the peaches or the cherries?From these daily farm market trips came my favorite summer meal which I call "Best of Meals." They embrace the lazy, calm rhythm of summer and celebrate the best that the farm market offers that week. The main "ingredients" are two in season fruits, two in season vegetables, a loaf of fresh baked bread and cheese. Nothing fancy, difficult, or time consuming. For the longest time I've considered this meal to be my favorite of all -- nothing compares to fruit and vegetables in peak season.Instead of a meal, I think of these "Best of Meals" as showcases of what is ripe and ready to eat that week. I do love watching how these weekly meals change as fruits and vegetables ripen. This week my meal included peaches, blueberries, corn and grape tomatoes. Next week I am sure zucchini will make an appearance.What would be in your "Best of Meal" this week?

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Jessica, your food looks divine. I have a salad like that last one on my list for this week. I've got a ton of parsely that needs using and the corn in my neighborhood is coming on strong. Can't wait.

So...what have you been eating this week? You know the rules, right?! Do share....

And don't forget about the library of weeks over in the sidebar...you can't miss some of these awesome posts popping up!!

Comments

  1. Loving your visitor series - I'm a big fan of both Paige and Jessica and I agree - I'd bet that they would both impress in person!

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  2. Thank you so much for your kind words. They mean a lot and I feel the exact same way about you!

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  3. Looks so tasty! I can't wait to see what I get from our CSA tomorrow to shape my meals this week. -S

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  4. I also follow Jessica's blog. I am a "newbie" blogger and I am so inspired by her writing and photography.

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  5. Lovely, Jessica! And Heather, this guest-posting series really is a treat, so thank you for all of your efforts!
    And there really is nothing better than fresh-grown grape tomatoes. So yummmy.

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  6. Sorry Mr. Linky - I need to delete the first farm link from week 10 and from this week. Really the last 2 Mr. Linky Links are correct. Not sure how to delete the others... -S

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