Blue Eggs….

Farmers Market Finds At the farmers market I found these multicolored eggs. I was especially taken with the blue ones. The vendor said blue eggs were from Americana chickens, while there we Easter Egrets, Rhode Island Red, and Black Copper birds as well. He said that they tasted all the same, but some people felt […]

Farmer’s Market Finds (Third Week of September.)

Eggplants continue to be in season and I bought three different kinds to continue my eggplant comparisons. This week its Italian, Blanca Rosa, and the person at the stall didn’t know the name for the small purples ones. I came across a breed of beautifully striped heirloom tomatoes I’ve never tried before. I got lovely […]

Off Bloom Mandarins (California 2015)

California is in a drought (2015) and the weather being erratic has caused a number of problems with the produce. Some vegetables were in short supply or destroyed. The lemon yield didn’t come, I had to buy them imported from the supermarket (with wax all over them, sigh). But “off bloom” mandarin were an unexpected surprise this […]