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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Radish Run

French breakfast radishes

like bright red bouncy balls

more radishes

The chef invited me to go to the Union Square Farmer's market this Saturday-yeah, I jumped on that opportunity. It's not often that Erik let's me near his work, both in the physical and emotional sense- it's important for me to see how he works.

Even though we've been in this area for the past 4 years I've never been to the farmer's market. Weird. The first thing I noticed was the powerful cilantro permeating the air. Ahh. Even though it was hot, crowded and humid I;m so glad I was able to go with Erik.

Radishes were the reason we came. My parents and grandparents have farmed in Ohio and I thought I knew all about produce. But I had no idea there were so many kinds of radishes. I forgot how bright and beautiful produce is supposed to be. Even more reason to move to Ohio and farm my own food.



Anonymous said...

Although Ohio has many many great markets, my heart still calls out for Union Square.

melissa said...

I could look at radishes all day...