Friday, May 1, 2009

Friday is market day

Today I paid my regular visit to the Laguna Hills Farmer's Market in the parking lot outside of Laguna Hills Mall. Despite the fact that I forgot to go to the bank to get some cash, I picked up some marinated fresh fish, which Jeremy and I immediately consumed when I got home, sauteed in the old iron skillet with hot fresh foccacio I baked and fresh torn chard salad with currants and toasted pine nuts in a vinagrette made of pomegranite vinegar and olive oil. Yum!
I wasn't that hungry, but Jeremy has to work this afternoon, and requested food. On Fridays he will usually eat what I make because he likes fresh fish, so I enjoy eating it with him.
Today was unusual because while I was scouting around the market, tasting the samples, as usual (though today the vendors were reserving their samples for serious customers, I noticed), I ran into Reb, also buying fresh fish for her family. We made the rounds together, although I was out of cash, since I was waiting for my friend Liz from yoga class to come.
Reb and I wondered if Lou were around, or if she had already long since visited and left earlier in the day. It's nice to see real people as well as visiting with them virtually, so today was an special pleasure!


Lou said...

Alas, today was dentist and haircut appointments, so I didn't get to the market for produce. Your chard salad sounds delicious!

Robbi said...

It was. I got the idea from a yoga friend at one of our vegetarian get-togethers.

Robbi said...

You know, I forgot an ingredient--dried cherries. But I didn't have any today anyhow.

Robbi said...

In case you're wondering, she used the cherries instead of the currants.

Rebel Girl said...

Hey - I make the same salad but with kale.

It was nice to see you!

I am making a greek dinner tonight - yum.

Robbi said...

It was nice to see you Reb! I'll try it with Kale. I like the color of chard though.