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September 13, 2008

Aldrich Farms, Bellingham

Defintiely something sweet at this Bellingham Farmer’s Market booth. I bought some Raspberry & Chocolate jam from Aldrich Farms and went home to find something to partner it with. Trader Joe’s Vanilla cookies. Perfect. Don’t worry, there’s still half a jar left…for tomorrow.

August 23, 2008


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Yes, I experienced half an hour of it today at the Bellingham Farmer’s Market. I could say it was because of the chocolate babka I Indulged in from The Breadfarm. But it was because I stood mesmerized by 4 easy on the eyes guys in harmony.

My favorite music is a cappella. It is singing minus instruments. Their sound was beautiful and I just couldn’t get enough. When I asked them if they knew the music from Rockapella their eyes lit up. Someone from their generation appreciated their sound. They nodded and said Joe was their expert. They didn’t all know my request ‘Zombie Jamboree’, but they did know ‘Under the Boardwalk’. You should have heard the hooting and hollering when they were done!

I asked if they were the guys I had just read about in the Klipsun (back of the rag, but I read backwards) and they were happy for the recognition. U4eeuh is an a cappella barbershop quartet (their garb is more casual than the red pinstripes from generations ago). Drew said Joe got most of his quotes in the article, but I was glad I had found out about them and had the luck to hear them live local.

4 guys crooning – maybe they’ll send a tickle up your spine, too.

July 19, 2008

Silver Springs Creamery

There has always been one ice cream vendor at the Bellingham Farmer’s Market on Saturdays. This year I noticed another: Silver Springs Creamery. They are known for their cheese and now I search for them for their ice creams and sorbets. They taste even better than what we make at home (their recipe must have more cream in it than ours).

The Mom and daughter team (I think) help me with my choices each week with big smiles. This week I bought five different flavors: vanilla and strawberry ice cream, orange, grapefruit, key-lime sorbet. Too good, I tell you.

And if I miss them at the Farmer’s Market, Silver Springs is sold at the Community Food Co-op. Lucky me.

June 23, 2008

Saturday’s Bellingham Farmer’s Market

It’s warm and overcast in Bellingham today. I’ll take it! Off to the Farmer’s Market.

Always looking for the new places and I’m never disappointed. Brandywine Kitchen serves sandwiches and salads. I ordered a ‘reefnetter’ with Lummi Island smoked salmon, cream cheese, spinach and mixed olive salad on homebaked baguette. The sandwich was fantastic! The first bite immediately sent me back to the whitefish bagel sandwich at Bagel Chateau in Millburn, NJ. They made a whitefish salad to die for. I won’t even start about the sturgeon. I also tried Barnadywine’s gingered carrot salad with currants and walnuts which was delicious (MIL’s recipe was in it). Brandywine Kitchen lists their local food providers and the packaging is compostable. Don’t pass it by.

I was very happy Spice Hut teas were set up. The last time I was at the Market they weren’t and I was disappointed. My favorite is the Afrika Rooibus tea. I got it iced and had to share it with the scavengers I call my children. Where DO they get their manners?! If you ever get the chance to walk into the Spice Hut, you’ll be blissfully overwhelmed by the delicious aroma within.

Down the yellow brick road of foodie wonder is AMBO Ethiopian Cuisine. Mulunesh ‘Mulu’ Belay has the most beautiful smile. The young lady who helps her is so friendly and shares her smile, too. And the food they serve is not to be missed. I ordered lentils/yellow lentils with cabbage and carrot on the side served on top of injera: a teff and barley flat bread. To make this bread takes 2-3 days! I am now a loyal fan of Mulu. My oldest even ate some of the injera and was surprised by how tasty it was (he’s very particular about food).

Icing on the Cake really was. You have to splurge on these perfect little delicacies. I wrote about her in another post all her own, the cakes were THAT good. Thank you Liz Kovacs!

Till next week. Unless I visit Barkley’s Tuesday Farmer’s Market or Fairhaven’s Wednesday Farmer’s Market.

Oh, my.

Icing on the Cake, Bellingham

Icing on the Cake serves fresh baked gourmet cupcakes. We had the pleasure of indulging at the Bellingham Farmers Market today. We sampled many a dish, but icing on the Cake warranted its own spotlight.

My partner and I had ‘black and white’ cupcakes and the kids all chose pink ‘peppermint’ cupcakes.

The black and white is dark chocolate cake with buttercream frosting with dark Belgian chocolate drizzled on top. The peppermint is dark chocolate cake with peppermint schnapps buttercream frosting.

Still with me? Because I was at a loss for words to describe how divine these cupcakes were. My oldest, however, after his first bite said: ‘heaven’. We all agreed Elizabeth Kovacs (traditional Hungarian name) should be strongly encouraged to gift us with a brick and mortar bakery we could be loyal to.

The last time I was this satisfied with a dessert I still lived back East and C. Marretta Bakery on Bell Boulevard in Bayside, NY was the place. Will anyone open a storefront in Bellingham with real cannoli and rainbow cookies?

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