No doubt others have contributed farmers market pictures in response to this week’s Challenge. I went to San Francisco’s Civic Center market today for mine. As a matter of courtesy, I don’t take pictures if I don’t buy something first, so while I passed on the flowers at one market stall…
…I loaded up on their shallots.
Yes, I know–more practical than pretty.
Unfortunately, the picture of the radishes I bought at another stall turned out bizarrely overexposed (on a cloudy day?!), so here is a picture of their asparagus instead. This shot reveals a curious quirk in the iPhone 4: the camera focused on the blue rubber bands instead of the stalks.
One of my current culinary hobbies consists of using oranges in seafood recipes. My next experiment will use shrimp, sherry, saffron, smoked paprika, a few of those shallots, and some of these blood oranges.
A favorite stall of mine sells nothing but honey including these sticks filled with flavored versions (it’s also a favorite stall of my co-workers, since I buy a batch of these at 3/$1 and share). My personal favorites are the peach, cinnamon and root beer, but everyone has their own preferences.
I hope I didn’t make anyone feel too hungry.
Vonn Scott Bair