Friday, October 3, 2008

i went back to the old oakland farmers' market

ooooooohhhhh boy. i went back to the old oakland farmers market today.....and as you can see a bought quite a lot of jujube.

i bought a lot more than you see in the above pics. in fact, after i handed the vendor my bag of jujube....the vendor smiled at me, shook his head slightly, and gave me a discount. i bought that much.

i think he realized how much i like these things. but i didn't tell him, that actually, there are a couple of people that will be getting baggies of jujube from me later today. i wish this stall had a name plate...but alas, no name plate so i'll just have to show you some pics of the stall.....



it is diagonal from scream sorbet.....



oh you know, i wasn't about to not stop off at scream sorbet. i picked the two flavors i wouldn't normally get...why? because i learned last time that the oddest flavor is probably going to be pretty good. so what did i get?


i bought a scoop of the cucumber mint...and what did that taste like? ahhh....absolutely positively lovely. refreshing. hmmmmm goood. and the other flavor? like i was going to just buy one....the other flavor i bought was the lemon buttermilk....WOW. that one was really yummerific. nice and tart....actually, i think SN would absolutely love this flavor. i think i was skipping along after i ate the sorbets.

i also stopped by crepe and brioche stall. the vendor that helped me out was super nice.


i bought a couple of croissants and a brioche. i ate one of the croissants immediately and saved the other one....


i also saved the brioche.....

the croissant was very good. buttery, light, and slightly chewy....so so good. i havne't eaten the brioche yet....i have a feeling that it is going to be good though. if you couldn't already tell....i'm a fan of the old oakland farmers market. i'm such a fan that i even bought some bitter melon for the best friend who appeared to express an interest in trying bitter melon. i don't even like bitter melon. yet, there i was buying a pound...

i think it is pretty obvious that i had a good time. what a great way to end the week.

1 comment:

Victoria said...

bf says: jujubes= yum. Next up= bitter melon.