the joy of haymarket

16 Aug

every time i go to haymarket i come home with a backpack and two large bags full of produce. and the first thing i do when i get home is to process the fruit, because they will go bad within 3 days even if left in the fridge. so what do you do with a bunch of strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and oranges? make a smoothie. add in a leftover yogurt, and you have what looks like a yogurt parfait with fruit before you blend it into something that jamba juice would be jealous over.

berry smoothie with yogurt and hand squeezed orange juice


3 large strawberries
about 1/4 cup black berries
about 1/4 cup blueberries
1 container of yogurt
2 oranges

Slice and juice the oranges. layer the berries, then the yogurt, then the juice. see first picture. blend the berries with the yogurt and orange juice until it is a smoothie. see second picture.


since that last recipe was filling neither for your stomach nor for this blog, here is the real treat of haymarket and boston summers.

basil on tomato and mozzarella


1 medium tomato
3 cherry tomatoes
1 ball of mozzarella
10-12 leaves of basil
extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper

slice the medium tomato thinly. halve the cherry tomatoes.

slice the mozzarella to the size of the medium tomatoes. for the cherry tomatoes, slice the mozarella in half again if needed.

for the medium tomato slices, layer tomato, mozzarella, and one or two basil leaves.

for the small tomato slices, layer a smaller size of mozzarella, half a leaf of basil, and cap with a half slice of cherry tomato.

drizzle plate with olive oil. sprinkle salt and pepper to taste.


2 Responses to “the joy of haymarket”

  1. midorishop8 at 10:33 pm #

    Simple yet beautiful! We like to use this as an inspiration at our page:
    Thanks for sharing ^^

    • mitrenegade at 10:36 pm #

      sure go for it =)

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