Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Special to the Oregonian

This morning I opened up the FoodDay section of the Oregonian and found that they featured my write-up of the Hollywood Farmers' Market in their Market Watch column. Not only that, but they also included two photos that I'd taken and a link to GoodStuffNW!

For the record, the report said:

"The market: Hollywood Farmers Market, Northeast Hancock Street between 44th and 45th avenues; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays.

"What caught her eye: Baby romaine lettuce. Think of tender baby butter lettuce, but with more structure. The tiny heads (3 to 4 inches long) would be perfect for a dinner party, served one per person and drizzled with a tarragon vinaigrette. Wintergreen Farms sells them for $1 each, or six for $5. Sweet Leaf Farm has them for $1 each. Both farms say they should have these for at least the next couple of weeks.

"Also look for Village Creperie, which, in addition to sweet or savory crepes, each week offers a seasonal crepe. The day I visited it was a Fiesta Crepe in honor of Cinco de Mayo, made with cheese, roasted red peppers, black beans, pepper jelly, cilantro, jalapeños, avocado and creme fraiche ($5).

"Captions: Baby romaine is not only adorable, it's more tender that the adult form, yet has more structure than baby butter lettuce.
"If the gorgeous produce at the Hollywood Farmers Market inspires your appetite, pick up a sweet or savory crepe freshly made at Village Creperie."

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice contribution to Food Day this morning! That should bring a few more foodies into the Good Stuff circle!

Anonymous said...

Saw your market watch article in the Oregonian this morning! I swear I never read the Food day section, but I was intrigued by the strawberries and the retirement home articles...and then I saw the Market Watch with that great picture of lettuce and I started reading and there was your byline. Too much! I told you a long time age you should get paid for your blog. It is so excellent.

I met with my tenants last night...they were telling me all the things they were signed up for in their quest to discover Oregon--like a razor-clamming how-to class--and I gave them your blog address because of the calendar. Your fame is spreading, and justifiably so.

kab said...

Wow, guys, thanks! You're too sweet!

The whole Market Watch thing seemed like a good way to promote our neighborhood market and to get me out there on a more regular basis talking with vendors, taking pictures, etc.

We'll see how it goes!

Jennifer said...

Our office receives a copy of the Oregonian every morning and I just happened to stop by the breakroom and read today's food section. I was particularly smitten with your photo of the romaine lettuce in the basket. It's a great shot and I'm happy to see that it was published, along with such a wonderful article.
(I have a slight addiction to shooting produce at our little hometown market. The colors at this time of year are fabulous!)

kab said...

Thanks, Jennifer! I love to take snaps of produce myself...how can you resist such a gorgeous subject?