Today has been fantastic. Malka, my old roommate, is in town and we had breakfast at the indoor winter farmer’s market. My “kid’s portion” was just the right size and for just $3.50, I ate wine-braised oyster mushrooms, Bleu Mont Dairy nutty swiss and caramelized onions on brick oven-baked french bread, a mixed spring greens breakfast salad w/ raspberry honey vinaigrette, apple hickory nut coffeecake with maple cream glaze, cranberry juice, and locally roasted, fair trade, organic coffee. Wisconsin feeds me so well.
This kind of thing is so my scene. I am at my absolute happiest at farmer’s markets and food co-ops and any place that focuses on fresh, local food. Everyone there was so wholesome and friendly and kind and the food was amazing and there was live music and it was just lovely. I know that I will miss this most when I move to New York and I suspect that Wisconsin will eventually be my home.
After breakfast, Malka and I took a long walk around downtown and then for lunch I made pasta with goat milk cheddar, garlic, sundried tomato, bell pepper, asparagus, and italian breadcrumbs. It was a completely impromptu meal, thrown together with things I happened to have on hand, and it was delicious. Good food, good company, and a good walk. What a lovely Saturday.