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The Monday Farmer’s Market Report: Asian Pears (paired with some sheep’s cheese while we’re at it)

The heirlooms are still looming, losing their sweetness, getting kinda mealy, but I’m not letting go. I’m riding them until they’re gone for good or abominably bad. My enthusiasm for squash was quashed long ago. Greens are still good (spinach … Continue reading

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Damsons in Dis-Dress

Damsons are a fickle fruit. Supposedly introduced to Britain’s shores by the Romans, the mini-plum with the cloudy blue hue (they always look in need of a good spit and shine) has a brief but glorious season – and we … Continue reading

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The Monday Farmer’s Market Report: Exotic Fruit for Tots; Jujubees and Sweet Limes

In addition to the welcome late-summer excess of too many tomatoes, super ripe stone fruit, and cobs upon cobs of corn, my little Los Angeles farmers market for some seasonal reason was pushing, stall to stall, produce otherwise usually absent. … Continue reading

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