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Offline Jmolinari

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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #180 on: April 12, 2011, 08:14:27 AM »
Saw really nice looking fresh ramps @ BHFM this weekend. $20/lb.

Pickle some for me and you'll be my BFF.

wouldn't know where to start.

First step is to pay $20 for a pound of ramps.   ;)

Good plan...now you should execute!

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« Reply #181 on: April 28, 2011, 08:16:09 AM »
Saw really nice looking fresh ramps @ BHFM this weekend. $20/lb.

Pickle some for me and you'll be my BFF.

wouldn't know where to start.

First step is to pay $20 for a pound of ramps.   ;)

Good plan...now you should execute!
FAIL!  I could not, I did not execute.  I understand that ramps are seasonal and a rarity but to pay $20 for the vegetable, plus roots, plus dirt is a little outrageous.  I do wonder if they could be propagated though.
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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #182 on: April 28, 2011, 08:20:05 AM »
Saw really nice looking fresh ramps @ BHFM this weekend. $20/lb.

Pickle some for me and you'll be my BFF.

wouldn't know where to start.

First step is to pay $20 for a pound of ramps.   ;)

Good plan...now you should execute!
FAIL!  I could not, I did not execute.  I understand that ramps are seasonal and a rarity but to pay $20 for the vegetable, plus roots, plus dirt is a little outrageous.  I do wonder if they could be propagated though.
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/hil/hil-133.html
I can taste them already...

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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #183 on: May 02, 2011, 07:53:32 AM »
$20/lb ramps ain't nothing.  How about $60/lb morels?  Does BHFM sell foie gras?  Waygu? Toro?
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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #184 on: May 07, 2011, 10:54:32 AM »
Honestly, I'd be pumped if they sold foie.  ;D

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« Reply #185 on: May 23, 2011, 11:41:07 AM »
Saw really nice looking fresh ramps @ BHFM this weekend. $20/lb.

Pickle some for me and you'll be my BFF.

wouldn't know where to start.

A woman from either New Hampshire or Vermont called in to "The Splendid Table" asking about pickling ramps (she makes rampini's with them).  The pickling process was essentially; clean and trim ramps (you only want the white stem/bulb), boil some white vinegar with kosher salt for a few minutes, pour over jar of ramps, store in refrigerator.  You can add other items for additional flavor.
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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #186 on: May 23, 2011, 04:14:31 PM »
Ramps are delicious grilled.......

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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #187 on: June 06, 2011, 09:44:46 AM »
Saw BHFM truck making a delivery to Book Chang Tofu House in the big Super H Mart plaza in Duluth - interesting that they don't use their neighbor.

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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #188 on: June 06, 2011, 09:58:40 AM »
I got some wax apples there this weekend. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syzygium_samarangense
Curious fruit. Tastes like eating a crunchy watery flower/herb.

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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #189 on: June 06, 2011, 10:52:19 AM »
I got some wax apples there this weekend. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syzygium_samarangense
Curious fruit. Tastes like eating a crunchy watery flower/herb.


I had to click on the wiki link.  Aha!--I know these as "rose apples."  Interesting fruit, but I don't care for them that much--VERY crunchy and not very sweet, if I recall.

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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #190 on: June 06, 2011, 12:38:46 PM »
I got some wax apples there this weekend. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syzygium_samarangense
Curious fruit. Tastes like eating a crunchy watery flower/herb.


I had to click on the wiki link.  Aha!--I know these as "rose apples."  Interesting fruit, but I don't care for them that much--VERY crunchy and not very sweet, if I recall.

Nope not sweet. Crunchy, watery, very pretty, and herby tasting

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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #191 on: June 06, 2011, 01:55:49 PM »
The wax apple / rose apple post reminds me that I saw dragon fruit there last week.  Another crunchy, refreshing fruit. 

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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #192 on: June 06, 2011, 01:59:00 PM »
The wax apple / rose apple post reminds me that I saw dragon fruit there last week.  Another crunchy, refreshing fruit. 

And another that doesn't have tons of flavor.

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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #193 on: June 08, 2011, 08:27:59 AM »
Does anyone have any hint of what these things on the shelf at Buford Hiway Farmers Market are ?



If Rau Mong Toi is the same as what I know as Rau Muong aka Water Spinach aka Water Morning Glory, I would love to get my hands on some.  I ate a ton of it in Vietnam.  Delicious and abundant.  But I had read that it was classified by the USDA as a noxious weed and could not be grown/sold legally.
It is a BFW farmers market most days..  go and grab a bunch, cook it and tell us how delicious it is..
One of our favorites things to do in the produce section of BHFM is to find an item (usually greens) that we haven't cooked before and just give it a try.  That usually happens towards the end of the Asian oriented section.  I don't remember seeing Rau Mong Toi before but bought it last weekend.  I sauteed it in olive oil with some sliced vidalia onion, garlic, and fresh ginger and finished with a squeeze of lemon juice.  Very tasty.  Reminded me of substantial spinach with denser stems.  I considered blanching the stems separately but they were tender enough without being blanched.
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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #194 on: June 08, 2011, 09:12:49 AM »
I've seen them there for years. It makes me sad b/c it reminds me that we can't get rau muong/water spinach.
I believe rau muong toi is malabar spinach? I'll have to try it.

 

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