Rainy day be damned, I went to the second Portland Farmers Market this past Saturday. It had returned for the season (and by season, I mean until December!) to the PSU Park blocks and despite just missing bus there, finding myself using an umbrella for the first time in over a year and grumbling more than I'd like to admit, I arrived, and got to work smiling and creepily eyeing vegetables.
Looks like Portland.
It's mostly greens this early in the season but there are a ton of local vendors including Tastebud Pita (which I would have gotten if the wheat berry salad mix didn't have leeks, bummer for me), Dave's Killer Bread and Black Sheep Bakery. Besides buying produce for myself, I went with the intention of buying my siblings gifts of jam and whatnot for my trip to the East Coast in a few weeks and forgot - sorry Jenny! Last year I brought my sister some of the sensational Blossom Vinegars.
My mini haul:
a bag of giant Red Anjoi Pears $4
kale raab $2.25
yellow onion 50 cents (for a recipe!)
Maittake mushrooms $5
Later in the day, I hadn't enough of the rain and grocery shopping and headed to Fubonn.
I picked up white rice, dark soy sauce, wasabi powder, organic Ota firm tofu, rice noodles, green tea and red bean mochi, avocado, carrot, cucumber, nori and a bamboo rolling mat.
It suddenly felt like the weekend to make sushi, which I'd never done by myself before. That was slightly embarrassing to admit...
Cuteness! and Glutey-free.
The amateur sushi.
With cucumber, avocado, fried tofu tossed with sesame chili oil (frozen after my last Fubonn trip) and leftover Tempeh Croutons from a delish Joanna recipe I'll feature next post.