Category Archives: Monday Farmer’s Market Report

Tuesday Market Report Addendum: Going Wild for Wild Garlic

Take a walk in the hills outside my hometown of Cardiff at this time of year and you can’t help but be captivated by sea of white flowers accompanied by the alluringly pungent aroma that tells you you’ve stumbled upon … Continue reading

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Market Report: The Beet Goes On

Beet greens, that is. While chefs and peasants the world round have long known the culinary value of beet greens (that is, the stalks and leaves attached to beets), most folks just discard them and get straight to the business … Continue reading

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Market Report: Mixed Roasted Vegetables

We’d overbought at the market and had new produce coming in from the most recent run.The crisper drawers were getting a bit crowded, so I decided to roast up all the hearty vegetables in a single pan at 425 degrees. … Continue reading

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24 bucks worth of Spring

Market Report: 24 bucks worth of Spring You’re looking at 24 bucks worth of organic, local, spring produce purchased at our local farmer’s market. And here’s what we’re doing with it. For the most part it’s the usual harried parent’s … Continue reading

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Market Report: Pencil Asparagus

On Sunday we were stuck in our neighborhood for the day, completely surrounded by the Los Angeles marathon, not to mention slowed down by unseasonal near 80 degree heat. So we took our time at the farmer’s market, knowing that … Continue reading

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Market Report: Tamales

It was either that I was beginning to see the limits of my little local farmer’s market or that I wasn’t in the mood to cook. Sure, I stocked up on a whole mess of produce (Beets, fennel, carrots, celery, … Continue reading

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Market Report: Sardines, the New Tuna

When the gastromoms and dads of the world learned that canned tuna was not to be relied upon as in days past (overfished, mercury, etc), they lost an entire subcategory of convenience food (at least we still have peanut butter). … Continue reading

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Market Report: Pea Tendrils

February in Southern California is a fickle and fabulous thing (Think of it as a sneak peek of what the rest of the Northern Hemisphere will be experiencing in a few months). If the winter is warm, strawberries of some … Continue reading

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Pancetta and Purple Sprouting Pizza

Fresh vegetable shopping can be a somewhat limiting experience this time of the year at our local farmer’s market. Home grown Welsh winter veg tends to start at parsnips and end at turnips. Both of which have excellent tastes (I … Continue reading

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The Monday Farmer’s Market Report: Chinese Broccoli

I recently scored some Chinese broccoli at my farmer’s market. I bought it at a stand specializing in Asian ingredients like bitter melon, thai basil, bird chiles, sugar in cane form (which would appear to make a nice edible walking … Continue reading

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