Category Archives: Farmers Market

Tomato and Basil Salad

I’ve recently spent a couple of weeks back in Los Angeles, where it was an absolute delight to visit the (Downtown) Santa Monica Farmer’s Market once again (held each week on Wednesday and Saturday). As you might expect at this time … Continue reading

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Chicken with Leeks and Lemon

 Welcome back, me! After a four week absence – and a truly wonderful three week trip home to the UK – I was more than ready to get back to the Farmer’s Market in Santa Monica yesterday. It was a beautiful … Continue reading

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Warm Figs Baked with Mascarpone and Walnuts

Along with the fabulous honey dates that I got from the Farmer’s Market this week, I also bought a small basket of figs. Figs experience their second (main) annual crop from late summer through the autumn, and are – I … Continue reading

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It’s a Date: A surprising fruit smoothie

I was astonished – and secretly rather delighted – that the rain that started in Los Angeles at the end of last week continued not just over the weekend, but into this week as well. It’s clear that the city … Continue reading

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“They are ready when you can pierce them through the heart with a skewer. As you might a vampire.”

 – Nigel Slater on beetroot (from “Tender”) I nearly always return from the farmer’s market with at least one item that I hadn’t planned for. It might be that I’m unable to resist something unexpected, or perhaps there’s one vegetable … Continue reading

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Tropical Fruits: A healthy Los Angeles breakfast

Yesterday’s trip to the vibrant and appetizing Farmer’s Market (at 3rd and Fairfax), resulted in my bringing home a bounty of wonderful tropical fruit. The vivid colours and distinct appearance make it a visually stunning still life, and the aroma … Continue reading

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Meet me at Third and Fairfax: The original Los Angeles Farmers Market

It seems to me that living in Los Angeles can often be a rather surreal experience. Driving across the city this morning took me along Wilshire Boulevard, through the heart of Beverley Hills and across the infamous Rodeo Drive, where … Continue reading

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