Farmer’s market

A meal is only as good as it’s ingredients.  Simple words that are so true. If you don’t start with something good, how can you expect to make something wonderful.   Farmer’s markets are the epicenter of good food.  They really evoke a slower more holistic time. Childhood memories are provoked.


A walk through a farmer’s market is true inspiration.  What can I make with these beautiful peppers?  How can I use these fabulous tomatoes?  Sheer inspiration.Bell Peppers


The peppers were plump and juicy.  And there were being roasted right there.  Freshly roasted peppers, what a treat!  How about something different….hmmm…

Huevos con Pimenton

Huevos con Pimenton—-Eggs with Red Pepper sauce

This is a classic tapas dish in Spain.  They are served in beautiful brown clay dishes known as “cazuelas”.

5 roasted peppers, you can use red or green and hot or sweet
1/2 onion diced
2 cloves of garlic diced
1 teaspoon Spanish Paprika
4 eggs
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup grated manchego cheese ( can substitute with any good melting cheese)

Saute onions in oil until translucent.  Add garlic, peppers and paprika.  Saute for about 5 minutes.  Place in a blender and puree until smooth.  Taste for salt and pepper.  Divide sauce between two ramekins.  Crack two eggs in each dish.  Cover with the grated cheese.
Bake in a 350 oven for about 10 minutes.  Time will vary by ovens so keep an eye on them.  Cook until the egg whites are set and the yolk is still runny.

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