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September 25, 2004

Back from the market

Back from the market and the roulette of the harvest. Will add fresh lavender to the corn salad, with mango and lime, not peaches or nectarines, as they are past their best. Got all kinds of beets--white, orange, red, and striped, and the technique of slicing them very thin and then steaming them till they are barely done, will be perfect to capture their differences. Russet potatoes for the roasted Greek potatoes, with lemon, garlic, rosemary, and olive oil. And, many varieties of apples: russets, jonagold, ginger gold, golden delicious, mutsu, fuji, gala, empire, coutlands, macouns, macs, supreme goldens, and more. Also, quinces and ripe bartletts. Greens were good too: mizuma, purslane, lamb's quarters, oakleaf, radicchio, frisee, and sunflower seed sprouts. Tomatoes too: green, red, yellow, orange, heirloom, plums, and beefsteak. Got big beautiful squashes, $2.00 each: kabocha, butternut, and spaghetti. And, herbs: besides the lavender and rosemary, yard-long lemon grass, dill, flat parsley, thai basil, opal basil, mint, and coriander. Little red onions for roasting and a sweet Italian red onion for slicing. Three colors carrots: yellow, orange, and red, for the alphabet. I started the mung beans sprouting.
Off to Chinatown now for the eggplant, lotus root, yard beans, mangos, lemons and limes, edamame, ginger, and a few other things.
And, to Sunrise and the new version of Healthy Pleasures for shiso, chickpeas, and a few other things.

Posted by BKG at September 25, 2004 01:56 PM

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