Jennifer Pickrell

YA Writer

Talk food with Jen


August 1-7, 2010 is Virginia Farmers’ Market Week and there’s a Virginia Farmers’ Market Photo Contest that’s apparently been going on since last month (it ends August 18). 

The prize is food, how awesome is that?  I feel like every prize for every contest should include food.  Even the lottery.  Congrats, here’s your 10 million dollars PLUS your giant basket of cookies and Twizzlers. 

I don’t have a Farmers’ Market photo, but check out this bizarre-o tomato I snapped the other week in the garden from which I pilfer:

What the heck is this variety?  It looks like a pear.   I looked up pear tomatoes, but they don’t look the same.

It’s a mystery.

Food tip: Zucchini bread with M&M’s doesn’t work too well.  Shoulda used minis, but was baking it as a favor and the full-size bag is what I got handed.  Think half of the candy was left in the bottom of the loaf pan. 

The oat topping* made up for it, though.  I found it somewhere online whilst digging one day and it kicks ass:

½ c plain ol’ rolled oats

½ c brown sugar

¼ c flour

¼ tsp cinnamon

¼ c butter (I used fake butter, it worked fine)

*Wait until the last 10-15 minutes of baking to add, after the bread is pretty much solidified, otherwise the topping caves in the bread and it’s not really a topping anymore.


Author: Jennifer Pickrell

I write YA contemporary filled w/ romance, angst & family drama. Things I like: cats, snacks, baseball, green tea, taking pictures of trees & movies so bad, they’re good.

3 thoughts on “Talk food with Jen

  1. are you sure this so called tomato isn’t turning into a large green candy corn??? hahaaa, found two of mine down on the ground yesterday with squirrel bites all over… they must have given up shortly after snatching them. just sucks that they were the biggest ones going. damnit! only 4 left. gotta go- this player is skipping my pixies all over the place and it’s pretty annoying

  2. …have a short follow up to this. found out the culprit was a big old crow! even flew down and sat on a nearby limb while i found 2 more gone + the ones that had fallen! -just sat and stared at me… damn thing. i did snap a couple of shots, will send soon

  3. made a mini album, the thing looks sort of like a snail’s shell:

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