Yesterday we went to a farmer's market right outside the Museum of Contemporary Art and I was all agog.
The bounty of the farmer's market was breathtaking. It was all so beautiful and full and cheap. I got ten Gladiola stalks for four dollars. I bought a pound of organic tomatoes for two dollars. You have to realize my personal context: I spent the better part of the last decade in an expensive, high, cold, rocky expanse where the growing season is two months and people literally still pray for rain.
I got home and realized I'd totally lost my head in my foggy bliss and had brought home more than I could possibly consume safely. To preserve these wondrous things I decided to make vegetarian freezer jam:
It's vegetarian because it doesn't have gelatin. Leave a message if you want the basic recipe. These are sour cherry.
At the MCA, which is free on Tuesdays, by the way, we saw the Jeff Koonz exhibit which was all the best of '80s kitch and culture blown up. There was a perversely childlike quality to the whole thing that made it all the more effective.
Walking back to the El I realized: I live in a place where I can pop over to a farmer's market, buy tons of stuff for under ten bucks, and then hop into a lovely museum for free. This is the best place to be unemployed ever, hands down.
On another note, we've been working on these:
One more strand to go and the hall will be covered. I'm thinking of selling strands like these in the store by the foot. A tutorial is coming soon, so keep an eye out.