A few random food-related musings:
- Findlay Market's farmers market doesn't open until 11 on Sunday mornings. Considering I usually don't make it there until noon or later on Saturdays, I thought I'd make a effort and go down at 8:30 on Sunday. I had to work at 9, so what a way to start the day. Yeah, according to the one vendor who was there, I was about three hours early. Apparently, everyone else knew this. I was so proud of myself for getting up early and being productive. Ha! But I'm glad that farmers can have one day to sleep in -- they deserve it.
I went back later in the day and bought some gorgeous green zebra and garden peach tomatoes and mini squash from a Batavia farmer. His name escapes me right now, but I'll track it down. He's always so helpful and cheerful, and his tomatoes are divine. He always lets me sample!
- I'm busy tracking down the details on Restaurant week. I'll post more as I find out, but some helpful readers have posted some details in the comment section here. I've got just a few left to track down.
- I took my boyfriend's mom to Jungle Jim's for the first time Saturday. She loved it. She lived in Italy and Egypt for years, so she found food that she hasn't had since she left. We live in northern Ky., so it's a bit of a drive to Jungle Jim's, but I love that store! My only complaint is that the Korean section is small, but I usually go to the huge Asian supermarket on Sawmill Road in Columbus when I visit my parents. (There's also a nice-sized Indian market across the street, and a Whole Foods and Trader Joe's nearby. It's a foodie's grocery-store heaven!)
- Reader Mary graciously gave me a box of cookbooks she was getting rid of. I spent a good part of the weekend reading cookbooks and old cooking magazines. I have quite a collection, but I can't resist cookbooks. I read them almost as much as I read nutrition books, my real passion. When I'm done, I'm sure I'll pass them along. Thanks so much, Mary!