I love farmer’s markets, and now that my CSA is over for the season, I’m even more grateful that I have a farmer’s market nearby all winter long. One of the little gems I picked up on my first trip the farmer’s market at Old Trail School was this beauty:
There was a booth selling all kinds of homemade jams and jellies, but after tasting this one, I had to get it. Straight out of the jar it tasted wonderful. Turns out, cooking makes it even better! Tonight I sauteed a couple boneless, skinless chicken breasts in a skillet and after I had seared both sides, I added a generous dollop of this good stuff on each peice. It cooked down to a beautiful, caramelly glaze with a deep, rich, flavor- just a little bit of sweetness, but tempered with the rosemary and garlic. Fantastic!
I served the chicken with a baked sweet potato and asparagus simply roasted in the oven with olive oil, salt and pepper.
Oh and I finished it off with a pint glass of Belgian ale from JAFB Brewery! Always get a growler to go 🙂
Sometimes a simple meal is the best. This was very much a basic “meat and potatoes” meal, but the Tuscan glaze elevated it to something better.
Have you ever found an awesome homemade food item at a farmer’s market or festival? If so, tell me about it!