To Market We Go

I am home again now, with time to share more of my New Mexico trip with you.

On Saturday, we attended a music event at a local performing arts theater. It was an unusual group – for me, at least – of classical music that was unlike what I am used to. The music was written by George Crumb in 1965, and to my ear was dissonant and not especially pleasing, but it was unique. That selection was followed by an operatic rendition of some of the haikus written by Issa in another century. Some of the haikus created paintings in my mind, and I brought the lyric home to see how the words translate to paint for me.After the performance, we toured the Saturday Farmer’s Market – if I lived there, that market would be a regular stop for me each Saturday that it was open. Wonderful selections! The explanation of the market can only be shared pictorially.


In the center above are Jujubes, known as red or Chinese dates. They were new to me and very tasty.

Then to Jambo’s for lunch. Jambo’s is a fusion cafe run by a gentleman from Africa, featuring African fare. Absolutely delicious, although it’s hard to tell from the photo because I ate some before I remember to take a photo. It’s a Savory Stuffed Phyllo, stuffed with spinach, Moroccan black olives, organic feta, roasted red peppers and chickpeas over organic field greens drizzled with pomegranate sauce. My drink was a house-made mango ginger lemonade. Also delicious!

Food of course encourages a feeling that a nap would be good, and considering this day had been preceded by early-rise days, we opted to head home and take it easy.

More will follow another day.

About Carol

I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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14 Responses to To Market We Go

  1. Ally Bean says:

    I like a good farmers’ market and this one looks perfect. The variety and the signage are great.

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  2. ghostmmnc says:

    So many beautiful colors with the produce at the market! I especially like the photos of peppers. 🙂

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  3. leendadll says:

    I’ve heard of jujube fruit (on Japanese tv) but never seen them IRL. I’m envious that you got to try one!
    I love that farmer’s market!! All of the mkts by me are populated by mostly commercial farmers selling leftover stock, or so jammed together that you get no feel for the individuals. I esp liked chili displays!!

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    • leendadll says:

      I just embiggened the pics:
      OMG… the sage donkeys with chilis on their backs!!! WANT!
      What are the items in the 3-tier metal holder?? Some kind of pastry?

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      • Carol says:

        That table was all breads and the ones you’re talking about were apple cakes, I think. Karren bought one so I got a bite. Delicious! We have nothing anywhere near that around here.

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        • leendadll says:

          The biggest prob with farmer’s mkts is how fast you spend money!! Lots of great products and reasonable prices… but once you leave, with an empty wallet, you realize how little you got for your money!! I LOVE duck eggs but they run $1 per egg. A loaf of bread, which gets moldy after 3 or 4 days (because of our humid heat) is $5.

          Thete’s a big mkt in Torrance tomorrow but parking is a nightmare. I might go to a local one on Sun, where I get the beet “zoodles”… that vendor isn’t at any other local markets. Maybe I’ll take pics too!

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          • Carol says:

            Bread in refrigerator. I know they say no, but I make my own bread so no preservatives and refrigeration is necessary.
            Take pix, love to see them!

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            • leendadll says:

              Yeah… I usually refrig bread. If I think ahead, I even put 1/2 the loaf in the freezer.
              My mom made bread all the time but my sole attempt failed to rise and ended up with the consistency of bagels. I loved it but others did not!
              I can eat a $5 handmade loaf in just 2 or 3 days (Oprah has nothing on my love of bread!). But an identically sized loaf of Dave’s hugh protein bread will last me for 2 or 3 weeks. It’s hard to plunk down the cash for something I’ll devour so fast!!
              If I go to the Sun mkt I’ll prob treat myself to a dozen duck eggs, because I haven’t had any for about 2 months.

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  4. What a great looking market!

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  5. Robin says:

    Oh, that market!! I wish we had something like that around here. Everything looks so exotic compared to what shows up in our markets and grocery stores.

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  6. Now the question: what did you leave the market with? Everything looks tasty.

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    • Carol says:

      If I lived there, I would have a little cart I would fill every week with whatever appealed at the moment. My friend bought some of the green/yellow/purple beans, some jujubes, and some apples.

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  7. Lisa says:

    I love everything about farmer’s markets! The colors are luscious and the smells equally enticing. The ornamental Indian corn decorations are adorable! I believe it’s always healthier to eat food grown close to where you live. And to support local growers when possible. Happy you are back home safe and sound. NM is a lovely place. xoxox

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