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Offline LizR

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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #90 on: September 04, 2010, 05:04:19 PM »
My family is away on vacation at the beach this weekend (I had to work today), so in order to comfort myself I thought I'd head over to BHFM and stock up on stuff I like to eat. Bad idea around 4pm on Saturday of a holiday weekend but I managed to make it through using a somewhat surgical-strike approach; meaning no cart and no aimless wandering. I did stop and sample some teriyaki chicken bits and some "mini wontons" filled with spicy garlic chicken. The wontons were so good that I went back and got a package. Maybe I was just hungry, but I am looking forward to cooking some up and trying them again. They are called All Natural Mini Wontons and are made in the US with pretty good sounding ingredients - though who knows what "chicken meat" really means. Maybe it is an unfair bias, but sometimes I wonder about the mystery fillings of dumplings made in China or Korea. Anyone else had these?

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Now I just have to figure out what to do with myself alone for three days - it has been a long, long time since that happened!
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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #91 on: September 05, 2010, 06:50:12 AM »
My family is away on vacation at the beach this weekend (I had to work today), so in order to comfort myself I thought I'd head over to BHFM and stock up on stuff I like to eat. Bad idea around 4pm on Saturday of a holiday weekend but I managed to make it through using a somewhat surgical-strike approach; meaning no cart and no aimless wandering. I did stop and sample some teriyaki chicken bits and some "mini wontons" filled with spicy garlic chicken. The wontons were so good that I went back and got a package. Maybe I was just hungry, but I am looking forward to cooking some up and trying them again. They are called All Natural Mini Wontons and are made in the US with pretty good sounding ingredients - though who knows what "chicken meat" really means. Maybe it is an unfair bias, but sometimes I wonder about the mystery fillings of dumplings made in China or Korea. Anyone else had these?

http://www.cjomni.com/

Now I just have to figure out what to do with myself alone for three days - it has been a long, long time since that happened!
Had one about the same time as you.  8-)

Others shopping yesterday seemed to also be using the "surgical-strike approach" because I got struck about 5 times.

Saw a big pile of sweet potato leaves at the entrance.  What does one do with those?
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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #92 on: September 05, 2010, 07:04:08 AM »
Saw a big pile of sweet potato leaves at the entrance.  What does one do with those?

Eat them? :)

You can use them any place you might use other dark leafy greens.

I was at BHFM yesterday and didn't notice them, but perhaps they weren't put out yet. i get there early to avoid those doing 'surgical strikes' with their carts.  :D

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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #93 on: September 05, 2010, 07:06:18 AM »
Funny. Actually, the leaves that I saw near the front were labeled "pumpkin leaves", maybe there were both? I remember bc I went over and touched them and then thought "what would I do with them?". I suppose sautee them? Dunno.

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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #94 on: September 05, 2010, 07:27:33 AM »
Yes LizR, they were pumpkin leaves.  They seemed to be too tough for a saute.  Probably have to braise.
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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #95 on: September 05, 2010, 08:22:01 AM »
Was there myself yesterday and the pumpkin leaves looked good but was not what I was looking for... I have done them up with a peanut sauce in the past or some coconut milk also does nicely.

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« Reply #96 on: September 18, 2010, 10:04:03 AM »
It was probably me, but the aliens (the extraterrestrial ones) and zombies who mill around the aisles of BHFM without a care or thought that others exist in their world were particularly annoying this morning.  :P

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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #97 on: September 19, 2010, 12:41:38 PM »
Fresh mangosteens @ BHFM today, right at the entrance. $7/lb. I got 4 of them....hope they're ripe!
I haven't been back to this market in a month or 2, and it's more amazing every time i go. It's more beautiful than ever.

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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #98 on: September 20, 2010, 02:57:34 PM »
Fresh mangosteens @ BHFM today, right at the entrance. $7/lb. I got 4 of them....hope they're ripe!
I haven't been back to this market in a month or 2, and it's more amazing every time i go. It's more beautiful than ever.

Cool. 

One of the 3 or 4 I got a few months back, one was moldy on the inside.  There was no outward appearance of it being bad, but lesson is, definitely buy a few just in case one isn't good.  Also, is there a good way to open these things?  The skin is pretty hard and woody so a paring knife did the best job at getting into it.

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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #99 on: September 20, 2010, 03:11:08 PM »

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Also, is there a good way to open these things?  The skin is pretty hard and woody so a paring knife did the best job at getting into it.

I've just dug my thumbs into them and popped them open.  With a little practice, red thumbs can be minimized.

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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #100 on: September 20, 2010, 03:40:15 PM »
i just pressed them between my palms, and the skin split open...
I haven't tried it on these yet though..

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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #101 on: September 20, 2010, 08:35:18 PM »

. . .
Also, is there a good way to open these things?  The skin is pretty hard and woody so a paring knife did the best job at getting into it.

I've just dug my thumbs into them and popped them open.  With a little practice, red thumbs can be minimized.

Ha ha--got some here today, and I'd have to be Superman to pry these open with my thumbs.  I've never encountered one with a hard, woody shell.  I indeed had to cut them open with a paring knife.  So are these overripe or yet to ripen?--I've found conflicting information.  The interior was somewhat mushy, difficult to remove neatly in segments, and tasted a little on the old/fermented side, so I am skeptical that they will improve with time.  Does anyone know?
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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #102 on: September 20, 2010, 10:12:40 PM »

. . .
Also, is there a good way to open these things?  The skin is pretty hard and woody so a paring knife did the best job at getting into it.

I've just dug my thumbs into them and popped them open.  With a little practice, red thumbs can be minimized.

Ha ha--got some here today, and I'd have to be Superman to pry these open with my thumbs.  I've never encountered one with a hard, woody shell.  I indeed had to cut them open with a paring knife.  So are these overripe or yet to ripen?--I've found conflicting information.  The interior was somewhat mushy, difficult to remove neatly in segments, and tasted a little on the old/fermented side, so I am skeptical that they will improve with time.  Does anyone know?

I tried the push and split method but I ended up pushing and mushing, so I decided the knife was the best trick in an effort to preserve the fruit.  I'm not sure what the hard shell/skin/rind means.  I think part of the reason they are so rare is because they are very perishable, so my guess would be eat them ASAP rather than wait.  Just a guess though.

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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #103 on: September 21, 2010, 07:58:51 AM »

. . .
Also, is there a good way to open these things?  The skin is pretty hard and woody so a paring knife did the best job at getting into it.

I've just dug my thumbs into them and popped them open.  With a little practice, red thumbs can be minimized.

Ha ha--got some here today, and I'd have to be Superman to pry these open with my thumbs.  I've never encountered one with a hard, woody shell.  I indeed had to cut them open with a paring knife.  So are these overripe or yet to ripen?--I've found conflicting information.  The interior was somewhat mushy, difficult to remove neatly in segments, and tasted a little on the old/fermented side, so I am skeptical that they will improve with time.  Does anyone know?

I tried the push and split method but I ended up pushing and mushing, so I decided the knife was the best trick in an effort to preserve the fruit.  I'm not sure what the hard shell/skin/rind means.  I think part of the reason they are so rare is because they are very perishable, so my guess would be eat them ASAP rather than wait.  Just a guess though.

Uhm...yeah. I did that last night. It exploded all over my shirt. The small pieced i tried were not very good and had a nasty texture.
Tonight i'll knife them.

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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #104 on: September 21, 2010, 08:28:41 PM »
Well, my $5 single mangosteen was ok.
Out of 4, 1 was edible and had an ok texture. 2 were rotten or i don't know. The other was ultra mushy and gross...
Won't re-purchase.

 

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