San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

I went to a wedding in San Miguel de Allende in central Mexico with Greg this past weekend.  As the Huffington Post correctly points out, it’s not easy to get to–unless you live in Los Angeles–but it’s a magical place, especially for a wedding!  Bright yellow and brick-colored buildings line the narrow cobblestone streets, each with unique, carved, wooden doors.  Below are photographs that I took around Parroquía San Miguel Arcángel, at the Mercado de Artesanias, and near La Parada, where we had some amazing ceviche!

© Sarah Milstein 2015

Ferry Building Farmers Market, San Francisco

The Ferry Building Farmers Market is serious business.  And by serious, I mean, wear comfortable shoes, pants with elastic, and bring bags to carry lots of stuff you will inevitably buy.  Watch out for the seagulls; they might poop on you.

One Ferry Building, San Francisco, California 94111.

Saturday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., and Thursday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

© Sarah Milstein 2014

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

Noe Valley Farmers’ Market, San Francisco

After eating roasted watermelon radishes at Flour + Water last night, I was determined to find some to make myself.  Check out the Noe Valley Farmers’ Market and you’ll find some there, along with the weirdest looking vegetable I’ve ever seen: Romanesco broccoli!

Here’s what I actually bought (minus the persimmons, which are from my mom’s tree):

Noe Valley Farmers’ Market, 3861 24th St. between Vicksburg and Sanchez Streets

Saturdays: 8 a.m – 1 p.m., live music at 10 a.m.

For a list of other farmers’ markets in the city, check out this blog post I found.

© Sarah Milstein 2013