First of all I would like to apologize for the delay. I know it’s been over a week since the last post. Unfortunately I ran out of space on my hard drive! It’s been a while that I’d been on the verge of it happening but with all the pictures I’m taking with my new camera, it was only a matter of time. But now we’re back up and running (for now) thanks to my wife’s external hard drive which has freed up enough space to download the pictures!
So last sunday we went to the Saúl Farmer’s Market which was being held in a parking lot during Pasos y Pedales on Ave. Las Américas. Below you can see Susan in the middle-right there checking out the sweets.
Straight off we were faced with the realization that there is a LOT going on here! We started off with Dulce Cacatua and some über cute sugar cubes. These things are not your boring white squares. The’re colorful and wonderful little orbs of sweetness!
Now while chatting with the owner, she happened to mention that they have these tiny baby plants that are growing in egg shells. She explained that they are for children to learn about plants. So what you do is you just take one of these plants, break the egg shell and putt the whole thing into some earth.
A few days ago I was invited to a focus group and while we were chatting someone brought up the idea that someone should do something with all of the vinyl banners that people make and then throw away. It became one of those “it would be great if someone would do it but, who would do it?” kind of conversations. What was interesting was that we came across these gems with people ACTUALLY doing it. Just goes to show you, there are people who talk and there are people who act.
After that came Phillipa & Kai. Now, before I go into this, I must clarify that I do not love pastry. I do not dream about chocolate or jump at the idea of cake. So when I say this, you better believe it’s true. Phillipa & Kai have the most, absolutely astounding, mouth-watering, delicious french pastries ever. As you can see by my lack of self control and complete inability to wait until after the picture was taken to take a big bite. Let’s just say that I wanted you to get a glimpse of what was going on in the inside.
and that brought us to one of the more interesting stops of the day. Engas Hada is a, how to explain it, hippie artesanal shoe maker. She has these invcredibly intresting shoes as well as some pretty fancy jewelery, as you can view below. A definite must if you happen to like your stuff unique.
Now after that I came across this lady from Programa Communitario Futuro Vivo. She convinced me to try soy milk. Now, I’m not a huge fan of milk but I drink it. But I hate soy milk. I know, I know, hate is a strong word but I think my buddy Carlos Quan would agree with me on this one. We don’t do soy milk. Not now, not later, not ever. Or so I though. Come to find that this stuff is delicious! How do they make it? I have no idea but it is very much worth the risk and taking a dive to try it out. They clarified that they are not a business but are a non-profit that helps mother make and bottle this soy milk, chocolate and other things to help their families.
Just in case you were wondering if I’ve used any of the loot I picked up, here’s a fresh egg sandwich with muti-grain bread and strawberry-rhubarb jam, recipe courtesy of The Foodies Kitchen.
After the eggs was probably the most interesting of all the stands: The carnivorous plants! There were a bunch of them and even though they aren’t cheap, they are very interesting!
Next to them was Ongos, a gourmet Mushroom grower. There were some great specimen of Shiitake and Oyster mushrooms as well as four recipes that they were handing out. Next time I’ll save some cash for this stand!
There were so many things going on there that I couldn’t possibly cover them all. Especially not when considering the fact that in the afternoon we went to San Lucas to a place called La Carreta. My Father-in-Law loves to get his Caldo de Gallina.
I personally prefer to get the steak, but that’s more out of habit than actualy deliciousness. Though at the end Katherine, my wife and SIL had themselves a rellenito, fried plantan dough filled with a sweet black bean mix.