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Farmer’s market

Last week I promised you a farmer’s market post.  And I don’t make promises lightly.  (Usually.)  So here it is, a wanton and entirely smug depiction of my hometown’s crowning jewel.

The Mountain View farmer’s market just might be the best thing about Silicon Valley.  Forget the shoreline, the palm trees, the sprawling tech company campuses.  If you like food, this market will blow your ever-loving mind.

It takes over the local train station parking lot every Sunday morning, with stall after stall after stall of fresh produce, organic meats, artisan cheeses, fabulous prepared foods, sorbet, wine, olive oil, herbs, honey, dried fruit and nuts, and even handmade soaps.  Even the New York Times called it “bountiful.”  Whenever Audrey and I have college friends come visit, we like to take them to the market and watch their eyes bug out of their heads.  And did I mention it’s year-round, with beautiful seasonal offerings even in the depths of February?

Like I said, best thing ever.

Let me show you what I mean.

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Mountains of mushrooms

So…once upon a time, a whole week went by without a post.  Sorry about that.  Back on the horse.

First things first: I want to introduce my new favorite toy.

I call it the Lean Green Delicious Machine.  My friend Izzy calls it Kermit.  My parents call it a belated birthday present.  It is my new 6-quart dutch oven, and I absolutely love it.

How do I love it?  Let me count the ways.  It’s shiny, and heavy, and my favorite color.  But most important of all, it makes a mean mushroom stew.

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