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The lovely thing about this time of year and living where I live is that I can get excellent ingredients at a fantastic price and cook in or outdoors. Tonight’s dinner was informed almost entirely by what is on sale or in season. I keep meaning to do a post about food shopping, but I rarely go to supermarkets anymore. Maybe once a month i’ll go stock up on protiens, but my weekly shopping happens at specialty stores and markets like East Village Cheese Shop and the Hudson Farmer’s Market (don’t worry, they do have food and not just palm crosses).

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One more from the Mother’s Day file:   In considering a simple hearty side dish, I wanted flavor and color without a lot of carbs or fat.  Zucchini season is approaching  so it’s an easy find in most farmer’s markets and produce aisles.

Shopping Tip:  For the best tasting and lowest priced produce, always choose something at peak season and farmed locally. Check out this cool website to find out what’s growing in your area: Sustainable Table
Recipe and pics after the jump…
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Warning: This post contains all manner of consumer economics / retail design nerdery.
I love grocery shopping. LOVE IT. Like, way more than I enjoy clothes or shoe shopping. The first person to merge a bookstore with a farmer’s market will be rich because I’ll be there all the time.
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