Noe Valley Farmers’ Market, Part Deux

Eat your veggies! I’m trying to make a weekly trip to the Noe Valley Farmers’ Market.  However, it’s pretty small and makes me miss the enormous Bastille Marché, where I could practice my French and wander through produce, literally for blocks.  I only bought potatoes, beets, and haricot verts (the vendor corrected me, “these are not green beans”).  If you like beets, they’re one of the easiest things to make, and I just discovered that beet greens aren’t so bad either.  Scroll to the bottom for an easy recipe!

To make roasted beets, chop of the tops and the tails, wrap each beet individually in aluminum foil, and pop them in the oven on a cookie sheet at 350 for just over an hour.  Take ’em out, unwrap the aluminum foil (you may want to wait for them to cool), and then just run them under water and the outer skin will peel off like magic.  Just don’t wear white.

© Sarah Milstein 2014

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Lands End Trail, San Francisco

One of my New Years’ resolutions is to post in my blog at least once a week, so here’s knocking out week 1!  Does it still count that I took these photos a few weeks ago?  I kept hearing about the Lands End trail and finally made it out.  We accessed the trail from the golf course behind the Legion of Honor (also worth a visit).  Definitely a beautiful hike, but pay attention to the signs that read “Trail Closed Ahead,” they aren’t joking.  We couldn’t find the point where we accessed the trail and somehow managed to end up at the closed portion.  For those who know me, I’m sure you find this shocking.  (Sarcasm.)

© Sarah Milstein 2014