Saturday, December 01, 2007

Another Farmer's Market Saturday..

This morning Michelle of The Spice Must Flow and I visited the downtown farmer's market - something of a lovely routine for us. I love going anyway, and although I'm flying out this Thursday night for my trip, I still need to eat the next few days, wanted to support the market, see my friend and pick up a couple 'gifts' to bring back with me. Fortunately, my brother will definitely not read this beforehand. As always, I'm glad I went, and this morning - it snowed!! It rarely actually 'snows' in Portland - it was only for a bit, but I practically jumped around with happiness.


Troutdale sprouts (aka brussels) $2.50/lb
Romanesco! $1/lb
Bell peppers $2.50/lb
Blueberry fruit spread $4
Mixed dried beans $1.50/lb (cranberry, pinto....2 or 3 others)
Bag of purple garlic $3
1 lb of roasted hazelnuts $8
just over 1/2 lb of 'soaked' roasted hazelnuts $5

Am I ridiculous to bring a bag of garlic with me cross country to my siblings? Does that really need to be answered? Tomorrow I'm picking up my favorite Strawberry Mango jam from
Jam on Hawthorne as well.
Happy last day of VeganMoFo! (which means my rent is due...)

18 comments:

Tami said...

Is the romanesco that really gnarly looking thing that looks like it should grow underwater? I hope you blog with what you do with that.

You buy as much garlic as we do.

Hope your trip is wonderful!

VeggieGirl said...

Looks like you came home with yet another delicious, plentiful bounty of foods from the Farmer's Market! I've only tried romanesco once, and I vowed never to try it again - I was NOT keen on the flavor or texture at all :0P

selina said...

I have never headr of Romanesco. It's the weirdest looking thing ever. It does look like it should be growing underwater.

Cant wait to see what you do with it!

bjorkedoff said...

ooh it's yr favourite jam?i am so excited to try the ones you sent me now!thank you so much again.yr da best.

Michelle said...

i had so much fun yesterday!!! you=awesome, you + snow = super awesome! you totally DID jump around with happiness!

you should really check out the goodwill at grand, a little north of division (mill?) for winter coats. i saw a lot! and i went to the bins yesterday, too, and almost picked one up for you (it was this mauve color -- kinda cute!), but then i was worried you wouldn't like it!

(p.s. the link for my site is "spicemustflow.blogspot.com" cause "thespicemustflow.blogspot.com" was taken!)

Michelle said...

oh! favorite line of the day (paraphrased):

"so do you think this garlic will keep well on the plane?"

Rural Vegan said...

You mean to tell me that you're supposed to put that spikey green thing in your mouth?! Can't wait to see what you do with it!

Jes said...

Is the romanesco that crazy green thing? What is it?

Maria said...

that green thing looks like an iguana!

K.E.N. said...

oh, shit! i am so glad you mentioned rent!! i am so terrible at remembering.....i need to go back to putting it in my phone to remind me.....

anyways, i didn't see the snow yesterday! i probaably was sleeping....

Johnny Burnham said...

I noticed a Diesel Cafe cup in your pumpkin shake post!!!

I want to visit you on the bakery trip and you can inspire me to become more vegan in my lifestyle!!

VeganFabulous said...

On the subject of produce, do you know where I can get some blue potatoes? I wanted to make the Blue Flannel Hash in Veganomicon...

Lynn / vigilant20 said...

I've never heard of Romanesco broccoli either...I had to go wiki it! That is some seriously cool looking veg.

julie hasson said...

What an awesome haul Jess! Was that the last day of the market for the season?

Have a fantastic trip!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

I love the Farmers Markets posts! I go every week as well & love it.

Ashasarala said...

You're not ridiculous for bringing garlic with you. It's just a great way to ward off any vampires. ;)

urban vegan said...

What is that contraption veggie?

Gifts of garlic are *never* ridiculous!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

Hey guys! Yes, the romanesco is the green creature of a vegetable. It tastes similar to broccoli stalk crossed with cauliflower, go figure.

Veggiegirl - I'm sorry you didn't like it! The texture is a bit interesting because of the shape, but really I think it's pretty calm, like cauliflower. Sorry about the bad experience!

I haven't done anything exciting with mine yet, just eaten it raw with a dip, and put it into a minestrone and red wine soup last night.

We'll see if I have time before my trip to do something neat - I will probably just roast it...maybe with cornmeal?