I visited The Market Place on Notre Dame (next to a Mcdonald's no less...LOL) that helped me fill my bag with $15 worth of food--enough produce to last until Saturday when I can finally do my regular haul. There was another market downtown but when I did go I found the produce a lot more expensive. One vendor was selling peppers at $1 each. Normally I can buy a basket of 5-6 peppers for $2.00 here in London. Wow!! What a difference! It makes me appreciate the bounty that we have here so much more.
Actually, here's a great recipe that takes advantage of our bounty of pears (or apples) in Ontario this month. It includes: spinach (or lettuce if you prefer), toasted pecans, dried cranberries, sliced pears (or apples), and shredded cheese. Top it with your favorite dressing. The last time I visited Birtch Farms I came across a great salad dressing called "AppleFarm's Olde Fashioned Salad Dressing" (ingredients: canola oil, cider vinegar, sugar, onions, mustard powder, celery seed, and salt). It's wonderful with this salad.