John called a little after 6:00 this morning from Big Bear Cafe, his scheduled kitchen help could not make it because he was caring for his sick child. I went in for a couple hours and helped him finish up some baking and to put together the salads for todays Farmers Market Lunch. Happy to help and as a bonus I enjoyed a couple outstanding coffees while I worked!
On Sunday mornings there is a gem of a farmers market in Bloomingdale right in front of Big Bear Cafe– great selection of produce, outstanding fruit as well as offerings of meat and poultry, very low key and a joy to shop at and now there is lunch. A few weeks ago John started offering a Sunday Farmers Market Lunch.
Some of what I made this morning:
Small Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Mint and Purslane; Corn, Kohlrabi, Italian Parsley and Cauliflower; Giant White Lima Beans with Olive Oil and Basil; Beets, Kale and something else I can’t remember (but it tastes really good!), Chocolate Chocolate Cake, Buttermilk Cake with Blueberries, Red Gooseberry and White Peach Crumble…
Still in the oven– Pork Loin, Turkey Breast, Eggs with Mashed Potatoes and Sorrel, Whole Grain Bread… If you are in town today check it out or put it on the list for a Sunday in the near future.