January 15th, 2011

Bright fruits

Never going to the Sunday farmers' market ever again! (RL)

In this area, our farmers' markets moves from town to town by day (weekend days and a couple weekdays). For more than a year now, I've been going to the Sunday one in the town next door. No idea why I never tried the Saturday one in my own town, but I sure as heck should have!

Such a very, very different animal. First, the parking was amazing. On Sunday you generally have to circle around a small lot to get a spot, but on the Saturday one there's a whole parking garage and a lot across the street. (I did notice when I was pulling out that the parking garage spots were marked as needing a permit. I'm not sure if they'd check during market hours...) And, personally, the Saturday market is about a five minute drive for me, where the one in MV is a good fifteen.

Saturday's is not only twice as big, it has so much more! Sunday's has one single bread stand, and thus it always has a long line. Saturday's has four or five bakery, and the poor Sunday vendor had no business at all.

Related to that, I got a real pretzel from a German bakery booth. I'm not really a pretzel person, so I'm not sure why I got it, but I'm glad I did! It was SO GOOD. Nothing like store-bought pretzels at all!

Saturday's had a ton of cooked-on-site food for sale. I need to go later so I can try some of it! Some of it was too expensive (fruit crapes for $9? no thanks!), but so much of it smelled so good! Too bad it was 8:45 and way too early for me to want most things. I ended up just getting a corn on the cob (so sweet and good! Perfect little kernel!).

Saturday's also had a booth selling art and another selling jewelry, but I didn't look too closely at either. Sunday's had a lot more "raw food" booths (fruit, veggies, uncooked stuff), but so much of it is redundant (three or four booths selling nothing but apples).

So all in all, Saturday is a big win. I'm already looking forward to next week!
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Suck, sucky, sucking (Movie, cooking, link!)

Vampires Suck was the worst movie I've seen in a long time. I had thought it would be a spoof of vampires in general, perhaps heavy on the Twilight jokes, but it was all four Twilight movies shrunk down into two hours. Notice the lack of the use of the word 'funny' in that last sentence.

I strongly suspect that people who liked the Twilight movies would like Vampires Suck. It was more a (somewhat silly) retelling of the movies than mocking it in any real way. What jokes there were (Jacob was a were-chihuahua) were amazingly stupid and predicable. I think I snickered twice during the whole two hours. Mostly I was bored and annoyed.

Sucky: Alas, another failed cooking attempt! I followed this "recipe". A comment on All Recipes said you could use crescent roll dough instead, and since I had some of that I wanted to be rid of, I substituted it in.

Lesson learned: Garlic salt cannot be substituted for garlic powder. *cough* I had been certain I had powder, but when I discovered I didn't I thought some garlic salt would work. Nope.

Note it doesn't say how much dried oregano. I used too much. Generally I under-spice things, so I used a little more than usual, but it was way too much.

At least, unlike other failed recipes, I didn't waste too much money on this one. $3 for the bag of cheese and $3 for the bag of pepperoni, that's it.

Sucking: itsbacon found quite an amusing link! (Yes, you get credit for this, dear. I don't want it!) 10 things you didn't know about orgasm is really interesting. The speaker is skilled and amusing. And it includes images of fisting a pig. Again, credit for finding this goes to itsbacon. :D ...You know, there's some irony that a video containing pig fisting was found by someone with bacon in his name. ;)