"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."
Robert Louis Stevenson

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Farmer's Market, Fig Balsamic Vinegar and Baby Green Salad Seeds

Yesterday we went to a local Farmer's Market.  We purposely went to this market to visit the people who sell the olive oils and vinegars here and at this website http://www.caloliveoil.com/  

I had tried their Robbins Family Farm Ascolano Extra Virgin Olive Oil and a B. R. Cohn 15 yr old Balsamic Vinegar and loved both.  I wanted to see what other items I might like. 
What a successful day it was indeed!  We came home with four new items to try.
 I made a salad today using the best Balsamic Vinegar I have ever had.  It is B.R. Cohn Fig Balsamic Vinegar.  This vinegar has a sweet, earthy taste and pairs well with the spicy Mesclun and Arugula salad greens.

Mix together: 1 teaspoon of Fig Balsamic Vinegar and two teaspoons of Robbins Family Farm Ascolano olive oil, drizzle over gourmet baby greens that include spicy blend of mesclun lettuces.  I added my pickled eggs and some dried cranberry and pomegranate seeds.   Serve with a crusty old world bread to soak up the olive oil and vinegar left on the plate.  Oh my this was good...

I purchased my Mesclun and Arugula seeds from Botanical Interests Seeds.

I shop local Farmers Markets and companies that support sustainably grown products and also try to always use organic seeds in my garden.  


  1. Hi Carla, It is wonderful to shop for extra good quality ingredients. A fine, cold pressed virgin olive oil and a 15 year old balsamic, fresh greens, yum yum! It is also much more fun to cook.
    Australia also produces very delectable Olive oil. It is good to buy locally which I prefer if possible. Yesterday we picked our first Pomegranate. Aren't they fantastic with their glistening pink pearls inside?

  2. Titania, One day maybe I will get to Australia to try some of your local olive oil. Oh how fun that would be. Pomegranates look like little jewels. I love breaking one open and seeing the juice spatter and the seeds pop out.

    Soon I will be posting a picture of a bromeliad that I have ready to bloom, I don't know the name of it but maybe you will be able to identify it for me.

  3. Carla, yes that would be fun, you are welcome!


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