Return to the Santa Monica Farmers Market

Finally back to the market after nearly 4 months…we tried two weeks ago but protests had it closed down (the same neighborhood had had looters)…there are still lots of boarded up windows:

But the market was busy even though its way spread out for distancing:

On of the prizes and purposes for the trip was mara des bois…from Harrys Berries

Pricey but he loves them.

I went for tomatoes and they finally are debuting:

Also found were lemon cucumbers and german butterballs.

And our first goat cheese in a long while.

This is the closest to normal i have felt in a while even with masks and spacing. I needed a brief moment to be happy….

On the 87 day of safer at home dinners i planned…

…to make eggs. Then i said, breakfast for dinner. Then i said sauerkraut and eggs. I googled that and actually found recipes but it led me to kimchi and eggs…..which ended up as kimchi pancake. Am i the only one that falls down that recipe rabbit hole?

So we had kimchi pancake

It was my first try so by no means perfect but this tasted YUM!

I googled korean squash and found something resembling this

I wanted something fresh so i grabbed an heirloom tomato and made a quick dressing of lime ponzu and mayo…it worked

Day 86. Monday. Scallops, Poached.

I have never ever made poached scallops before. I never thought of it until yesterday when I said, what can I do with the scallops? So I googled poached scallops and discovered that I wasn’t as innovative as I presumed.

The scallops we poached in a chardonnay, butter, olive oil and water liquid for like 2 minute. Removed from heat for 10. Then scallops were removed and the liquid was reduced to make a sauce and thicken with a little gluten free baking mix.

I had some squash so I made my lifelong goto squash cooked in onions, tomato and italian seasoning.

And a little bit of store bought rice with veggies

It worked.