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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.

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