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One of the things that I look forward to in the summer is going to the farmers’ market in Fairport. I especially look forward to visiting one of my favorite vendors, which I have nicknamed “my tomato girl”. Her name is Jess, and she owns Raindance Harvest Sustainable Farm. She grows the most amazing heirloom tomatoes! She also grows heirloom lettuces, baby squashes, green and yellow beans, as well as yellow, purple, and orange carrots, which are equally amazing. And on top of that, she is the best looking farmer I have ever met. :) She really is!

Heriloom Tomatoes

I was ecstatic when I visited her stand a few weeks ago and saw that the heirloom tomatoes were available! I went to the market again yesterday and bought a few more. I decided to make a small appetizer with them. I sliced them and topped them with some basil olive oil, salt, and pepper. It was great!

Fresh Tomatoes

I am a sucker for fresh bread. It makes me so happy whenever I can find warm bread while grocery shopping. When I was little, my parents used to send me to the bakery to get bread, and I would come back with 2 loaves, except that one of the loaves would be half (sometimes even more than half) gone. I can eat an entire loaf by myself. While preparing the tomatoes, I thought that some fresh bread would go really well with the tomatoes. So I baked some fresh bread. “You baked fresh bread?” you ask. Why yes, and I have done it numerous times, except that I did not spend hours baking it. I have found the best bread in the frozen section of the Nature Marketplace in Wegmans. They are the French rolls made by Alexia. You just bake them in the oven for about 8 minutes and voilà… you have warm fresh baked bread! I really love the brand! I also buy their sweet potato fries. YUM!

To top it all off, we enjoyed the appetizer with some Watermelon Martinis. :) We used a mix that is made by Wegmans. They also have a mix for Mojitos and margaritas. I bought the mix by chance, since they did not have the Mojito mix. It’s super tasty! I am glad that we tried it.

Watermelon Martini

We enjoyed the appetizer and drinks on our deck.

Appetizers and Drinks

I love summer!

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