at Burien Farmers Market. The farmer, a very friendly Laotian lady with the biggest of smiles but barely a word of English, asked for the vendor next door to translate for me her favorite way to prepare these greens. "Trim the bottom of the stalks and stir fry them with garlic. Very tasty".
It was slim pickings today at this particular market. 90% crafts, wine, food, plants and 10% produce. In my basket today it was only the Chinese broccoli, a beautiful but tired from the heat bunch of Red Leaf Lettuce and red spring onions.
The sky was blue and the sun was even hotter than yesterday. So hot in fact I could barely stand it so after quickly perusing the stalls I made a run for it and headed for the cool comfort of an air conditioned car and closed sunroof. I could not wait to get home. Gone was the thought of a grilled steak for dinner.
The highlight was seeing Mount Rainier from the parking lot, teasing me with its coconut and oh so chilly ice cap. How I wished I could have been playing in the snow on a day like today.
My plan was to wait until the afternoon cooled off a bit and then head east towards Bellevue and their Farmers Market but by 5:30 the air was hotter (86F) and they idea of spending 28 minutes in traffic on 520 was not appealing enough for me.
Hopefully the weekend will be cooler.