by Erin Tormey
Ever made a glaze of golden plums with local ginger and chives to levitate fresh halibut? Drizzle apricot and lavender vinegar over arugula and mache tossed in a yellow bowl with sweet orange cherry tomatoes and crumblings of a cheese called Capricious? Or macerated Airielle’s strawberries with Montara honey and Eda’s mint, then blasted them with a bit of aqua vita and a zapping of seltzer water and served it up in a clear blue glass from the 40s?
No? Well why ever not? It worked incredibly well for me, though it was a trifle troublesome for Red Molly, visiting from the West Coast of Ireland, who nearly missed her plane home due to the attentions of a young guest who misunderstood the responses of the ladies present to such an inspired dinner as an overture of a baser nature, poor dear. Perhaps it was all the slurping up of the ginger glaze with shreds of coriander naan torn with both hands, elbows on the table all the while that sent him over the edge. It’s hard to say.
See you at the Market!
Coastside Farmers’ Markets
May – December
Half Moon Bay at Shoreline Station, Saturdays – 9 to 1
Pacifica at Rockaway Beach, Wednesdays – 2:30 – 6:30
“Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you are a thousand miles from a cornfield.” Dwight D. Eisenhower