Just last week I was talking about celery root and other wintry vegetables, and suddenly the calendar has rolled to March, and Easter & Paris are a few short weeks away. Time to start thinking of Spring! So today at the market I brought out the French egg basket I found at Jean-Luc’s at year end. It only holds one egg, but that’s the beauty of it. I’ll be styling this little-bitty basket each week, but today I went for a simple bed of freshly cut grass and a brown egg~
We have a few new vendors at the Rancho Santa Fe market, and one of my favorites is Jonas Honey from Murrieta. I use their Wildflower Honey in my batches of granola, and today I bought a new offering of Orange Blossom. Honey makes a great gift, and I love the pretty Jonas labels~
And speaking of orange, each week I come home with a large basket full of citrus for my Dad….who is currently in love with the seasonal tangerines. I’ve been sewing a new liner into a bread basket for a friend, and while it’s not finished, it made a great display for today’s purchases~
My favorite find at the market today was a pair of bottles of organic blue agave nectar, which I will use to top off Mom’s daily dose of fromage blanc. Akram used some Saint Germain bottles, which are super cool and a little over 12” tall….
I’ve asked him for a few of the Saint Germain bottles full of extra virgin olive oil, but today I bought one of those extra virgin cold pressed olive oil bottles, also perfectly packaged~
In a minute Akram was there with a small jar of olives; I think I’ll do some photos for him soon, he is in Mother’s Markets and other great retailers with his Thyme of Essence line~
More spring goodness soon! Email me please if you are interested in buying any of these products as neither supplier sells online. Have a wonderful week~