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The Farmer's market is foodie church, and since we are coming up on a high holy day, the place was a zoo yesterday. On top of it all, it seemed as if a good number of vendors had jacked up their prices, much to my dismay. I was still able to talk some deals out of my favorite vendors, though. I even scored a free orange which is going to be wonderful in my Cranberry Chutney. I realized pretty early on in this Farmer's Market expedition that I am quickly turning into an old lady because a) I was deeply irritated with all the people getting in my way & b) I am one of those people who sniffs and fondles food and won't stop, even if people are waiting to get past me. Also c) which isn't a new thing, but I have overly long conversations with merchants, wherein we talk about kids and swap recipes. Before you know it, I'll be complaining about my gout to strangers.
     The kids are out of school all week, and I don't know if I am going to be able to handle it. I have spent most of the afternoon trying to get work done in the bedroom, but I can still hear the nasal strains of iCarly coming in from the other room. They are leaving me alone, for the most part, but that's only because they aren't bored yet. Tomorrow will be a totally different story.
     Also, I wish I had found this recipe for Vietnamese Style Turkey before I put my turkey in brine. I am definitely filing this away for next year (if I can wait that long!).

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gwenzilla
Nov. 23rd, 2010 02:33 am (UTC)
I'm going to make that chutney, too. thank you! but i'm going to use some meyer lemon instead of lime because i already have that.
and i am braving the farmer's mkt tomorrow but 1. it is supposed to be stormy so a lot of shoppers will not brave the elements and 2. i have most everything except a couple baguettes and jalapeños. but we went to the supermarket today and it was all the same as your experience, a bunch of dipshits who can't figure out where they're going and think the store exists only for them. assholes.
riverafire
Nov. 23rd, 2010 02:58 am (UTC)
It's so good to know that I'm not the only one who gets peeved by that! I go to the farmer's market every week, and yesterday I was imagining that for the whole rest of the year all these interlopers probably ate microwaveable entrees & the only reason they were even up this early on a Sunday morning was to impress out of town guests.
& the chutney! I am so excited to see how it will turn out. I was going to do the traditional Joy of Cooking recipe, but I think a more savory recipe will counterbalance the candied yams The Girl is making, especial since she is sure to be liberal with the sweeteners. Ah, and also this makes me feel like I kind of repaired cranberries for you, so glad I could be of service. That's almost as good as having you here in person. But only almost.
gwenzilla
Nov. 23rd, 2010 03:17 am (UTC)
throw some cayenne in the yams while she's not looking, they're hella good that way.
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