Soother1978 and I went to the Temescal Farmer’s Market at the Oakland DMV this morning with a mission for beautiful, full, even FAT ranunculus.
We got three bunches for $10. I got to use my new basket/vase for the first time! Here are the results:
It’s still early in the season so the ranuncs aren’t AS fat as I like them, but they’ll get there.
Soother1978 soothed himself with a fried chicken sandwich from Bakesale Betty’s while we were in the area. We love the sandwiches, but we discussed the inherent unsoothingness of places with a single, great thing that everyone has to cue up for–the Magnolia Bakery vibe–great products but so much hype! Hype doesn’t soothe. And Oakland, as much as I love it, has that small-town vibe where there’s always a line for anything good because there isn’t enough competition (think Ici and Blue Bottle Coffee). Bring your business to Oakland! If you build it we will spend! We need a Blue Barn to soothe in the East Bay!