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  1. #1
    Lin Guest

    Default Today's Farmers Market Haul

    It had been a couple weeks (or more) since a serious FM visit. But,
    today it was a must go, as we needed eggs and my "Lamb Guy" had a leg of
    lamb waiting for me to pick up.

    PROTEINS:
    Eggs - 2 doz.
    Lamb: http://www.flyingmulefarm.com/home

    VEGGIES & SQUASHIES:
    Delicata Squash
    Butternut Squash
    Spaghetti Squash
    Leeks
    Cipollini Onions
    Green Beans (amazed because they look like early season!)
    Rose Finn fingerling potatoes (Amazing roasted!)
    Red potatoes (of unknown variety -- but quite nice looking)

    FOR THE FUNOFIT:
    Jalapeņo Powder: http://twospicyladies.com/

    A couple of dog treats for Blanca from a vendor I always stop at when
    Blanca travels with me. These treats are bone-shaped cookies in a
    variety of flavors with ingredients like carob, peanut butter and
    carrots (among other things!) They offer a "Barker's Dozen" of thirteen
    treats for $10.

    Persimmons and pomegranates abound. I saw the first of the Satsuma
    Mandarins and the last of the grapes. It was a wonderful year for grapes.

    With the change of season, this particular market has cut their hours
    back to only three on Saturdays, and others have closed for the year.
    Bob and I will probably have to rely more on the Sacramento FM -- the
    thing is HUGE. He also came across some new choices for brunch on the
    river if we go to the trouble of driving to Sac on a Sunday. TammyM --
    we hope you can join us!

    Tonight I baked a couple of the Delicata squash and did a quick braise
    of pork with a healthy dusting of the Jalapeņo Powder, garlic, salt and
    pepper when I browned the meat. I also added some Paquinto (sp?) beans
    to the braise, all to be served over white rice. I also had a nice slice
    of a low-fat, low-sugar cheesecake pie (family recipe).

    It was a simply gorgeous Saturday here. I hope everyone had a lovely
    day, wherever that day is!

    --Lin




  2. #2
    Bob Terwilliger Guest

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    Lin wrote:

    > Red potatoes (of unknown variety -- but quite nice looking)


    I'm hoping to use these in the recipe which was recently posted, where you
    boil them for a while then slightly flatten them onto a cookie sheet,
    sprinkle with herbs and salt, and bake until crackly.

    I'm just not sure what to have *with* the potatoes.

    Bob


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    jmcquown Guest

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    Lin wrote:
    > It had been a couple weeks (or more) since a serious FM visit. But,
    > today it was a must go, as we needed eggs and my "Lamb Guy" had a leg
    > of lamb waiting for me to pick up.
    >

    Lin, you seriously kill me with reports of being able to buy eggs and meat
    at a farmer's market. I get slammed here all the time by saying I've never
    seen such a thing. Truly, not everyone has a farmer's market that sells
    these things. Sorry guys and gals! It's true, it doesn't happen
    everywhere. No artesan breads, either! I'm glad you got a good haul; sure
    sounds like it

    Jill


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    Giusi Guest

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    "jmcquown" ha scritto nel messaggio
    > Lin wrote:
    >> It had been a couple weeks (or more) since a serious FM visit. But,
    >> today it was a must go, as we needed eggs and my "Lamb Guy" had a leg>>
    >> of lamb waiting for me to pick up.
    >>

    > Lin, you seriously kill me with reports of being able to buy eggs and meat
    > > at a farmer's market. I get slammed here all the time by saying I've

    > never > seen such a thing. Truly, not everyone has a farmer's market that
    > sells these things. Sorry guys and gals! It's true, it doesn't happen
    > everywhere. No artesan breads, either! I'm glad you got a good haul;
    > sure sounds like it
    >
    > Jill


    Different towns, different laws, different populations and different ideas
    on what to buy. The famous Farmwoman's Market in Bethesda is under roof and
    can sell baked goods and carry out, but the outside ones cannot. No
    restrictions on eggs, but maybe in TN there isn't a market for them?
    I can buy hen, turkey, duck and goose eggs as well as the birds on the hoof
    at part of mine. I can buy chicks, ducklings and goslings, too, to rear at
    home. Quail, partridge etc, yes indeed. I don't however, as they
    immediately go behind the truck and murder them and that's too true to life
    for me.
    I can buy porchetta and raw sausages as well as artisanal cheese from
    neighboring farms, but no baked goods at all.
    In other areas there are big fish stalls and barrels full of grains and
    legumes. I think those are places where supermarkets are not yet king.



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    jmcquown Guest

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    Giusi wrote:
    > "jmcquown" ha scritto nel messaggio
    >> Lin wrote:
    >>> It had been a couple weeks (or more) since a serious FM visit. But,
    >>> today it was a must go, as we needed eggs and my "Lamb Guy" had a
    >>> leg>> of lamb waiting for me to pick up.
    >>>

    >> Lin, you seriously kill me with reports of being able to buy eggs
    >> and meat > at a farmer's market. I get slammed here all the time
    >> by saying I've never > seen such a thing. Truly, not everyone has a
    >> farmer's market that sells these things. Sorry guys and gals! It's
    >> true, it doesn't happen everywhere. No artesan breads, either! I'm
    >> glad you got a good haul; sure sounds like it
    >>
    >> Jill

    >
    > Different towns, different laws, different populations and different
    > ideas on what to buy. The famous Farmwoman's Market in Bethesda is
    > under roof and can sell baked goods and carry out, but the outside
    > ones cannot. No restrictions on eggs, but maybe in TN there isn't a
    > market for them?


    Considering I haven't been in Tennessee this year (except for 3 weeks in
    May)... the farmer's market here in Beaufort SC travels around day by day
    every week from town to town. I didn't feel like chasing it down. But they
    don't sell any such things either. And in both places they are only open
    May to October so it's really a moot point, this being mid November. There
    is something like a farm stand, except I can't really call it a farm stand
    since it doesn't move. They mostly sell flowers. Right now marigolds are
    the hot item. Plant them now, they come up again next fall. They do,
    sometimes, have squashes and sweet potatoes, things like that.

    > I can buy hen, turkey, duck and goose eggs as well as the birds on
    > the hoof at part of mine. I can buy chicks, ducklings and goslings,
    > too, to rear at home. Quail, partridge etc, yes indeed.


    I'm happy for you! I'm simply pointing out not everyone can do this. No
    offense intended to Lin at all, we aren't all as fortunate. I can't get
    Chinese food delivered when I'm in Memphis, either. And no one seems to
    believe that. The best I can do for food delivery is Papa John's pizza

    Jill


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    sf Guest

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    On Sun, 16 Nov 2008 02:39:00 -0800, "Bob Terwilliger"
    <virtualgoth@die_spammer.biz> wrote:

    >Lin wrote:
    >
    >> Red potatoes (of unknown variety -- but quite nice looking)

    >
    >I'm hoping to use these in the recipe which was recently posted, where you
    >boil them for a while then slightly flatten them onto a cookie sheet,
    >sprinkle with herbs and salt, and bake until crackly.
    >
    >I'm just not sure what to have *with* the potatoes.
    >

    The lamb Lin mentioned would be a good start!


    --
    I never worry about diets. The only carrots that
    interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.

    Mae West

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    sf Guest

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    On Sun, 16 Nov 2008 05:51:37 -0500, "jmcquown" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Lin, you seriously kill me with reports of being able to buy eggs and meat
    >at a farmer's market. I get slammed here all the time by saying I've never
    >seen such a thing. Truly, not everyone has a farmer's market that sells
    >these things. Sorry guys and gals! It's true, it doesn't happen
    >everywhere. No artesan breads, either! I'm glad you got a good haul; sure
    >sounds like it


    I can get eggs, fish, bread, comb honey, but no red meat that I know
    of at the Alemany Market. In the City, Farmer's Markets are becoming
    redundant. They certainly aren't inexpensive anymore, so that
    component is long gone; and there are so many organic green grocers
    now that it's just not something that entices me to get up at the
    crack of dawn and go shopping.


    --
    I never worry about diets. The only carrots that
    interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.

    Mae West

  8. #8
    TammyM Guest

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    "Lin" <grafix[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] est...
    > It had been a couple weeks (or more) since a serious FM visit. But, today
    > it was a must go, as we needed eggs and my "Lamb Guy" had a leg of lamb
    > waiting for me to pick up.
    >
    > PROTEINS:
    > Eggs - 2 doz.
    > Lamb: http://www.flyingmulefarm.com/home
    >
    > VEGGIES & SQUASHIES:
    > Delicata Squash
    > Butternut Squash
    > Spaghetti Squash
    > Leeks
    > Cipollini Onions
    > Green Beans (amazed because they look like early season!)
    > Rose Finn fingerling potatoes (Amazing roasted!)
    > Red potatoes (of unknown variety -- but quite nice looking)
    >
    > FOR THE FUNOFIT:
    > Jalapeņo Powder: http://twospicyladies.com/

    <snip dog treats>
    > Persimmons and pomegranates abound. I saw the first of the Satsuma
    > Mandarins and the last of the grapes. It was a wonderful year for grapes.


    My sister and BIL had a satuma tree in their backyard. The sweetest most
    delectable Sats you can imagine. Since they no longer live in that house
    .... no more satsumas :-( I meant to plant one last spring and will
    definitely do so THIS spring <note to self: hey bonehead, remember to plant
    a Satsuma mandarin tree in March!>

    > With the change of season, this particular market has cut their hours back
    > to only three on Saturdays, and others have closed for the year. Bob and I
    > will probably have to rely more on the Sacramento FM -- the thing is HUGE.
    > He also came across some new choices for brunch on the river if we go to
    > the trouble of driving to Sac on a Sunday. TammyM --
    > we hope you can join us!


    Happily! You know how much I love the Sunday FM (that has a ... different
    .... connotation in some circles....)! Haven't been in awhile, and you know
    the reason.

    > Tonight I baked a couple of the Delicata squash and did a quick braise of
    > pork with a healthy dusting of the Jalapeņo Powder, garlic, salt and
    > pepper when I browned the meat. I also added some Paquinto (sp?) beans to
    > the braise, all to be served over white rice. I also had a nice slice of a
    > low-fat, low-sugar cheesecake pie (family recipe).


    I'm curious to hear more about this jalapeno powder. You and I have a
    similar palate, I think, and I would love to hear your evaluation. And
    howzabout that cheesecake pie? Reviews from the peanut gallery?

    >
    > It was a simply gorgeous Saturday here. I hope everyone had a lovely day,
    > wherever that day is!


    And another promised today! We are so spoiled. I am looking forward to
    some rainy Sundays - I just love cooking on rainy Sundays!

    TammyM



  9. #9
    Lin Guest

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    jmcquown wrote:

    > Lin, you seriously kill me with reports of being able to buy eggs and
    > meat at a farmer's market. I get slammed here all the time by saying
    > I've never seen such a thing. Truly, not everyone has a farmer's market
    > that sells these things. Sorry guys and gals! It's true, it doesn't
    > happen everywhere. No artesan breads, either! I'm glad you got a good
    > haul; sure sounds like it


    What? No artisan bread? That particular market I go to has TWO bakers!
    You must really be out in the sticks! (Messin' with ya, sweetie!)

    Besides the "Lamb Guy" there is a regular rancher with beef, pork and
    occasionally his own lamb. There is also a fresh fish booth, but that
    guy is a bit pricey.

    --Lin

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    sf Guest

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    On Sun, 16 Nov 2008 10:42:14 -0800, Lin <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Besides the "Lamb Guy" there is a regular rancher with beef, pork and
    >occasionally his own lamb. There is also a fresh fish booth, but that
    >guy is a bit pricey.


    Is your Lamb Guy in a permanent indoor booth like at the Ferry
    Building or does he truck it in like he would at the Alemany Market?
    Have you asked what other markets he sells at?


    --
    I never worry about diets. The only carrots that
    interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.

    Mae West

  11. #11
    Lin Guest

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    sf wrote:

    > Is your Lamb Guy in a permanent indoor booth like at the Ferry
    > Building or does he truck it in like he would at the Alemany Market?
    > Have you asked what other markets he sells at?


    Naw. He just brings a cooler in his truck and pitches the canopy. The
    Auburn Market is held in the parking lot that is adjacent to the old
    courthouse and a pretty little park with a creek. No permanent
    structures. He also is at our town market, but that one will be closing
    pretty soon. The vendors are already taking off for the season and it's
    getting smaller and smaller. Our favorite butcher in Roseville processes
    his meat, so they carry it as well. We just like Dan and enjoy dealing
    with him one-on-one.

    While the lamb I got this weekend would go wonderfully with those red
    potatoes Bob wants to smoosh, we have holiday plans for it. I'll
    probably just do something with poultry. He's doing a bit of OT this
    week, so cooking falls to me for the better part of it.

    --Lin

  12. #12
    Lin Guest

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    TammyM wrote:

    > My sister and BIL had a satuma tree in their backyard. The sweetest most
    > delectable Sats you can imagine. Since they no longer live in that house
    > ... no more satsumas :-( I meant to plant one last spring and will
    > definitely do so THIS spring <note to self: hey bonehead, remember to plant
    > a Satsuma mandarin tree in March!>


    I'm curious as to how well my little Kaffir Lime tree will weather this
    season. I got it in April while visiting San Diego. Bought it for the
    leaves as the fruit isn't edible (from what I know).

    > I'm curious to hear more about this jalapeno powder. You and I have a
    > similar palate, I think, and I would love to hear your evaluation. And
    > howzabout that cheesecake pie? Reviews from the peanut gallery?


    I really liked the jalapeno powder. I'm not one for blistering powders,
    but this one is different. I barely grazed the top of the shaker with my
    finger and put it on the tip of my tongue. WOWZERS! Almost electric.
    I've been using a lot more chile-type seasonings in my cooking since Bob
    loves it so. I'd be happy to get a jar for you and and give it to you
    when we next meet. Bob's vacation starts at the end of the week, so we
    will be doing the Auburn market again.

    Now the Cheesecake Pie. It turned out really well. Bob loved it. I sent
    an extra slice to work with him so the co-worker could try it.
    Apparently it got rave reviews. I'll post the recipe and all the notes
    in a separate post.

    >> It was a simply gorgeous Saturday here. I hope everyone had a lovely day,
    >> wherever that day is!


    I woke up with another headache (yes, I did go get that scan done as
    requested by the doctor on Friday). I treated this one like it was a
    sinus headache, which meant medicine, so I stayed down for a few more
    hours. Running around with medicine-head now. I used the coffee scoop to
    almost put splenda in the coffee filter basket (now there are coffee
    grounds in my splenda canister). Tried grabbing the OJ instead of my
    fat-free creamer, too. I'm not running on all cylinders this morning.

    > And another promised today! We are so spoiled. I am looking forward to
    > some rainy Sundays - I just love cooking on rainy Sundays!


    Same here. Except when the rains come they sure stay a long time. I feel
    like we are in Seattle sometimes. I need the sunshine.

    --Lin

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    Dan Abel Guest

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    In article <gfpnif$78s$[email protected]>,
    "TammyM" <[email protected]> wrote:


    > Happily! You know how much I love the Sunday FM


    Yah, whatever happened to Ranee?

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

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    sf Guest

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    On Sun, 16 Nov 2008 11:51:51 -0800, Lin <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >I woke up with another headache (yes, I did go get that scan done as
    >requested by the doctor on Friday). I treated this one like it was a
    >sinus headache, which meant medicine, so I stayed down for a few more
    >hours. Running around with medicine-head now


    I hope everything turns out for the best, Lin.


    --
    I never worry about diets. The only carrots that
    interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.

    Mae West

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    Lin Guest

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    sf wrote:

    > I hope everything turns out for the best, Lin.


    Thanks. I'm really not expecting anything bad. He thinks I've had some
    very deep and long running sinus infection that has been resistant to
    antibiotics we've tried. He just wanted to see if there was additional
    gunk in my head (besides my gunky brains!)

    It's all good.

    --Lin

  16. #16
    Christine Dabney Guest

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    On Sun, 16 Nov 2008 11:51:51 -0800, Lin <[email protected]>
    wrote:


    >
    >I'm curious as to how well my little Kaffir Lime tree will weather this
    >season. I got it in April while visiting San Diego. Bought it for the
    >leaves as the fruit isn't edible (from what I know).

    I think it is edible. The local Asian market is selling Keffir limes
    as well as the leaves, the past few weeks. I would think they would
    know.

    Christine

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    sf Guest

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    On Sun, 16 Nov 2008 13:19:31 -0800, Lin <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Thanks. I'm really not expecting anything bad. He thinks I've had some
    >very deep and long running sinus infection that has been resistant to
    >antibiotics we've tried. He just wanted to see if there was additional
    >gunk in my head (besides my gunky brains!)


    That's most likely the case. Hopefully the sinuses behind your eyes
    are not impacted. Good Luck!


    --
    I never worry about diets. The only carrots that
    interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.

    Mae West

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    sf Guest

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    On Sun, 16 Nov 2008 14:28:27 -0700, Christine Dabney
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Sun, 16 Nov 2008 11:51:51 -0800, Lin <[email protected]>
    >wrote:
    >
    >
    >>
    >>I'm curious as to how well my little Kaffir Lime tree will weather this
    >>season. I got it in April while visiting San Diego. Bought it for the
    >>leaves as the fruit isn't edible (from what I know).

    >I think it is edible. The local Asian market is selling Keffir limes
    >as well as the leaves, the past few weeks. I would think they would
    >know.
    >

    Lin should visit alt.binaries.food and ask. There's a wonderful
    regular named Nick who has a prolific kaffir lime (or two).


    --
    I never worry about diets. The only carrots that
    interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.

    Mae West

  19. #19
    TammyM Guest

    Default Lin: kaffir lime was Re: Today's Farmers Market Haul


    "Lin" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] est...
    > TammyM wrote:
    >
    >> My sister and BIL had a satuma tree in their backyard. The sweetest most
    >> delectable Sats you can imagine. Since they no longer live in that house
    >> ... no more satsumas :-( I meant to plant one last spring and will
    >> definitely do so THIS spring <note to self: hey bonehead, remember to
    >> plant a Satsuma mandarin tree in March!>

    >
    > I'm curious as to how well my little Kaffir Lime tree will weather this
    > season. I got it in April while visiting San Diego. Bought it for the
    > leaves as the fruit isn't edible (from what I know).


    I have a Meyer lemon, Persian lime and a mandarin orange tree. All do
    perfectly in this climate. In fact, my cup runneth over, so if you want
    some of the bounty, let me know and when we head up the hill, I'll have some
    for ya. All except the oranges, it's the firsst year and there are so few
    of them.

    TammyM, still making plans to plant that Satuma tree come Spring



  20. #20
    Lin Guest

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    TammyM wrote:

    > I have a Meyer lemon, Persian lime and a mandarin orange tree. All do
    > perfectly in this climate. In fact, my cup runneth over, so if you want
    > some of the bounty, let me know and when we head up the hill, I'll have some
    > for ya. All except the oranges, it's the firsst year and there are so few
    > of them.


    Hellah Yeah!!!! We love Meyer lemons. I don't think I have tried a
    Persian lime before ... THANKY, MA'AM!

    --Lin

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