Thursday, February 4, 2010

For the love of the MARKET

Some people like to shop for clothes. I like to shop for food. My discovery in the markets here is simple. Great. Fresh. Clean. and Farmers abounding. There are so many farmers markets here in the Portland area you could eat fresh picked produce every day! I can't wait until they start up again... I've been cooking a lot since I've been home (Currently on the hunt for the full-time job!) It takes my mind off of being unemployed and is something I just love to do so much. The smells, the sounds, the TASTES! I'm also appreciating the way my food affects the ones I love. Sharing music and food is really my favorite thing to do. La!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

For the love of food... and drink

Last night I met up with a friend who is equally as passionate as I am when it comes to the pleasures of food and drink. It was a great night spent talking shop over tasty treats -- crispy calamari -- and a simple plate of hummus and pita. One discovery. Creme de Violet. Mmmm. I will need to look more into this. Happy to continue to eat well -- thanks to my sweet pals who treat me so nice! A cooking highlight of the week (I know it's only Tuesday) was a last minute lunch -- Zucchini -- cut thin like Angel Hair pasta with napa cabbage, cilantro, thai basil, spinach, daikon and cucumber. Dressing with sesame oil and toasted sesame seeds, lime and soy -- with a splash of Ume vinegar. Delicious. My friend loved it and I was happy. Off to Equinox on Mississippi this Friday for some treasures and looking forward to what Chef Scott will create for my ever craving palete. Cheerio.