After a yummy lunch at Daimo and a stop at the El Cerrito farmer's market yesterday, I honored the vernal equinox with a trip to the bowl. Spring is definitely here.
Picked up gorgeous green beans, watercress, dino kale. Asparagus were everywhere for under $1 a pound for tips. The strawberries were flavorful if not that sweet yet, and with a little brown cow yogurt, delicious.
Out of curiosity, I bought a watermelon radish and tried it, along with some real watermelon. What a great radish for parties. It tastes great, but it's really a thing of beauty, with a hard green shell and white and pink interior. Do they sell these anywhere else?
I also tried some of the fish department's gravlax, a very good value for cured salmon at ~$13 a pound.
As with all good chow excursions, this was not just about healthy things. I treated myself to a selection chocolate bars and discovered the wonders of Dagoba, an Oregon-based company that makes organic chocolate. (The Chron apparently named them to the food hall of fame last year).
I only tried their Mon Cheri bar, which is 72% cacao with bits of dried cherries and vanilla. I'm torn between wolfing down the last bite and trying to make it last until I can drive across the bridge again.