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Monday, July 02, 2007

Weekend Inspiration and Babies!

Before heading off to Jodie's yesterday morning, Kristin and I met up in Walnut Creek at the farmer's market. It was bigger than I had expected, given it's location (though not as large as the one in Pleasanton, that I used to go to with Joie). Apparently it is peach/nectarine/apricot season, as almost every booth had one or more of those fruits. Anyone who knows me knows I don't care for fresh bad experience as a child ruined it for me forever. Though I did taste a few nectarines.

Lucky for me, it's plum and pluot season. I love me some plums...didn't see too many pluots though. Anyway, I ended up buying a whole bunch of stuff, and actually ended up talking myself out of buying more. I didn't want to end up with a bunch of spoiled veggies/fruits rotting in my fridge...which wouldn't be unusual for me. I walked out with some yummy looking lettuce, a few delicious plums, 2 large portobello mushrooms (which I may have paid too much for, but I wanted them and didn't see them elsewhere), some excellent vine-ripened tomatoes (which is saying something - I haven't tasted such good tomatoes since we grew them ourselves in Buffalo - you just can't get a great tomato in a supermarket, can you?), and a large bunch of fresh basil.

The Portobellos inspired me to create a recipe for Grilled Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with a Balsamic Reduction. It was pretty good, if I do say so myself. Too bad I didn't snap a picture. I was too hungry. (I made it tonight and wrote up what I did into the recipe in that link.)

In other news - Christyn had her baby this morning, and called me pretty darn soon after giving birth. She had little Morgan around 9:30am today (and called me before 10:30am). She must have been tired. I don't know that she wants me sharing all the details with the world, so that's all I'll disclose right now. Welcome to the world little Morgan!


BellaKarma said...

Congratulations Christyn! Welcome to the world (and blogosphere) Morgan! :)

Now on to something completely different... I have just recently discovered portobello mushrooms (thank you Blue Bayou Restaurant at Disneyland) - and Mom makes a GREAT grilled portobello burger!

Have you thought about adding a link on your sidebar to your recipe blog?

I'm really enjoying reading the recipes ... and immediately start looking for vegetarian substitutes (there's vegetarian shrimp!) in hopes of attempting some of the dishes!

Dagny said...

Congrats to Christyn!

And sounds like you had a great time at the farmers' market. I knew that apricots were in season because that's how I was able to snag the apricot jam for my aunt. I am patiently waiting for pear season.

Christyn said...

Thx for the congrats....he was 9lbs (he was 1 week late) and was 20.5inches long. I only had 1 hour of actual labor...thank God for epidurals.

So Tami,, what's up with going to farmers markets with Kristin, but NOT ME???