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Rebecca with a crazy potato
The Bainbridge Island Farmers Market Winter Market continues this Saturday (Dec. 10) and next (Dec. 17). Here Rebecca is showing off some strange looking fingerling potatoes, can you tell the fingers from the potatoes? They may look odd, but they are yummy. Grown right here in Indianola! Bundle up and head over Saturday and say hello.

The Winter Market is on the corner of Winslow Way and Madison, you can’t miss it. Fingerling potato

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A bounty of beautiful leeks were in subscriber’s boxes last Wednesday. Before becoming a subscriber last year I don’t recall ever having fresh leeks in our fridge. This year, I’ve vowed to be more ambitious with the veg, not just stir fries. With the wet, chilly weather we’ve been having it seemed appropriate to try making soup. I know, potato leek soup, that sounds like winter comfort food. Well, it’s spring in western washington, soup is on! So in the Central Market parking lot, a quick iPhone google turned up this winner:

Potato and Leek Soup by Emeril Lagasse
82 reviews, 5 stars, it must be good. And it was. I followed the recipe, but many reviewers made substitutions and still loved the results. We still have leeks left to stir fry, I think a quiche is too advanced for this cook. I must admit this is the first (but not the last) time I’ve made soup that didn’t involve opening a can.

~Leslie (CSA Subscriber)

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