I have some pictures I took that I wanted to include in the blog and just haven’t gotten around to it. So here is a mish mash of the Foodieporn/Ars Culinaria summer experience.
We took a little vacation the week of the Fourth and went to Des Moines to see some old friends with a newish (she turned two while we were there) pumpkin whom we had not yet met (I know, bad friends we are, but Iowa is far). While we were there O and I went to the justly famous Des Moines farmers’ market. Such beautiful produce and organic meats and breads and all kinds of goodies.
I bought an herbed lemonade and some Raspberry Chipotle Sauce from this stand.
I bought amazing pecan raisin bread from here.
In my journey I also bought some Dutch letters (big, cinnamon filled S cookies), some plain chevre and something else that escapes me at the moment. If you get the chance to go, go. It is big (several blocks) and there’s everything from cut flowers to lamb chops. Seeing friends and this market made driving through corn for 6 hours so worth
We got another new digital camera which Keifel was playing with and took these shots of my dinner a few weeks ago. It’s just a Boca burger on a toasted bun with lettuce and tomato and grainy mustard.
There is almost something sinisterly shiny about this one… too much flash.
And finally, a shot of our basket two weeks ago. This week we got tomatoes and cucumber. Lovely.
I can’t see/hear/read “mulligatawny” without thinkin’ ’bout the “Soup Nazi” Seinfeld episode!
That being said, your picture of fresh bread certainly set my mouth t’ waterin’. I … love … artisan … bread … !!!