Old Town Farmers Market & A Pie
After three FULL days of unpacking, our bodies were aching for a break. But we dragged ourselves out of bed early Saturday morning and headed to the Old Town Farmers Market…it is one of our favorite things about our new neighborhood!
Every weekend, all year long, Alexandria’s City Hall square hosts a variety of vendors ready to pedal their goods. From fresh veggies to refurbished antique trunks, the market has something to please everyone. What I love so much about it is that it’s spread out and not SO big that it’s overwhelming. And of course we can walk there, which makes it even more fun. This was our second trip to the market, but this time we stocked up on fresh fruits and veggies because we now have kitchen supplies with which to cook them!
Ethan loves things like this. The more action, the happier he is. It’s when things stand still that he gets fussy. And at the farmers market, nothing stands still!
Last week we couldn’t get over the beautiful peaches piled high all throughout the market, their sweet scent impossible to resist. So this week we made sure to stock up.
Although I’d never made one before, I had the sudden urge to bake a peach pie! I read a few internet recipes and referred to Julia’s MTAOFC and merged a few ideas together. I used a store bought crust for the bottom, but made a streusel topping with toasted almonds, oats, brown sugar, butter, and four.
I can’t say I was 100% thrilled with my pie…the peaches were extra juicy and therefore required a little more cornstarch then I used, but it tasted great. Fruit, sugar, butter, and streusel—how can that be bad?! The topping was yummy and the peaches were perfect.
With a big scoop of butter pecan ice cream on top, this desert was a perfect summer treat.