Super Gay Greenmarket Gourmet!

I’m making a stir-fry tonight with vegetables I picked up at the Greenmarket on Saturday. I pick up whatever they have on hand that happens to strike my fancy, which changes seasonally and with my mood. Rinsing the vegetables just now, I realized I have the makings of a rainbow:


RED = bell pepper
ORANGE = carrots
YELLOW = squash
GREEN = broccoli
PURPLE = cauliflower

I am sorely tempted to add some food coloring to my rice to turn it blue.

OMG I could plate each vegetable in a single row and make a rainbow flag! Dinner party menu for next year’s Pride, for sure. :D


  1. chigau (違う) says

    This afternoon I bought carrots, green beans and green peas from the travelling garden lady.
    I doubt any of it will last long enough to be cooked.

  2. freemage says

    I’m gonna have to tweak this:

    Bell Peppers for Red & Yellow. Carrots for Orange. Cucumbers for Green. Blue is gonna be tricky–blue corn is about the most authentic I could find. (Sadly, no one cares about poor Indigo.) Bizarrely, red onions or cabbage will work nicely for Violet.

    For a fruit salad version:
    Strawberries, Mandarin orange wedges, bananas, green grapes, blueberries, blackberries (indigo at last!), purple grapes.

  3. chigau (違う) says

    We bought corn at the Farmer’s Market.
    It’s boiling now
    Can you smell it?