I love Wednesdays in the summer because I know that when I get off work I can walk a little more than one block to the Farmers Market and find the garden of earthly eating delights. I will not have to make dinner, not that I make dinner much anyway, (though I must confess that I love to read cookbooks and I do very much enjoy when others use cookbooks and share their delicious dishes with me, I just cannot get enthused about cooking). Early in the market season I rely on the vendors who make food ready for me to consume on the spot. Nothing requires a plate and can I pair my handheld tasty meal with a beverage made fresh at the market too. There is always music playing, with chairs set up or a table if one might have purchased several items for dinner.
As the season progresses more and more vegetable are available. And with vegetables like tomatoes and cumbers and basil I can make a pretty mean sandwich. In fact, I think I excel at sandwich making. But not everyone does, and if you are looking for help in the sandwich making area, the library is here for you. In fact we have 25 books on how to make sandwiches. In The big summer cookbook : 300 fresh, flavorful recipes for those lazy, hazy days by Jeff Cox devotes a chapter to farmers market picks. I would be willing, however, to offer a free tutorial. And once you have your sandwich, (chock full of veggies so you don’t need a salad) and a beverage and maybe a dessert or two – you are ready to do one of my other favorite summer activities – picnic. And guess what? Yep, the library has books on how to picnic too.