If you've been a longtime reader of the blog, you will probably recall my love of farmers markets. Hell, I even wrote an article about it in this issue of Chickpea Magazine. Before I moved back to Houston, and when I was still running the baking side of Sweet Miscellany, I would sell at (and by default attend) pretty much every farmers market in my little town. It became a Saturday morning ritual that required getting up at the ass crack of dawn while most other people were sound asleep. Since I was a vendor, I had the privilege of seeing what the farmers brought before any of the customers. I could spend 20 minutes on a discussion about fairytale eggplant or Santa Rosa plums and think nothing of it. I really miss those days and I especially miss that sense of community.
I had a post planned for you today, but then I fell asleep for about 4 hours when I got home from work. Oops. Since there is a holiday coming up this weekend that some of you may actually celebrate, I figured I would dig through the archives and give you some tasty inspiration. So basically I am trying to make up for my lack of posting by distracting you with other food. Sound good? Good.
Here's some sweet inspiration for your Val Day, or for your regular ole weekend or any other day without hearts, cutesy cards, and an insane amount of pink things (click photos for the recipe link):