Friday, June 27, 2008

Free Yoga on the Lawn!

If you love yoga or just want to give it a shot, please join us on Saturdays after you visit the farmer's market at 11AM outside my apartment for a free yoga class on the lawn, open to all levels. For more info, just write a comment and I'll happily fill you in.

Part-Time Work

The lovely Paul and Jenn Trejo (a.k.a., the Lettuce People) of Garden of Eden Organics have asked me to publicize a job they have on offer. Do you love vegetables? Organic veggies, especially? How about earning extra cash? If you answered "yes" to any or all of these questions, you might consider helping Jenn and Paul out at their stand -- loading, unloading, and selling produce -- on Saturdays at the Irvine Farmer's Market. You would begin around 7AM and go until around 1PM on Saturdays. If you're interested, let me know or stop by their stand tomorrow.

Dearest Readers

Dear Readers, It has been too long since last I wrote -- over a month in fact. What, you might ask, could merit such an absence? In fact, it was caused by my much-beloved, but time-consuming yoga teacher training at YogaWorks. You will be happy to hear, however, that I have completed the course and with rave reviews, to boot. I am happy to report that I'm back -- eating and blogging and marketing and yogifying. I even have a few items to report right now:

1. George, of strawberry fame and JRB Farms, was kind enough to bestow upon me a bushel of purple basil, which I had never had the pleasure of eating before.

Unlike its green brethren, this variety has a distinctive spiciness to it. I might even venture to say that in addition to the traditional earthy quality of basil, it had an undertone of mint, which made it delightfully summery and perfect for a cool pesto-like puree amid the early summer heat wave we just survived. Pureed with green basil, tomatoes, pine nuts, olive oil, and a hearty helping of parmesan cheese, it was a delightful, colorful variation on your typical pesto sauce.

2. Summer has officially begun at the market ... if you hadn't noticed already! I am in heaven among the nectarines, peaches, blueberries, pluots, and figs. This is the wonderful season in which the parking lot is awash in juicy samples of succulent fruits. I've actually seen some interesting hybrids I haven't seen before: the watermelon pluot, for example, has translucent green skin encasing vibrant fuchsia flesh.

3. I'm looking forward to establishing a schedule for my posts now that my life is easing back into normalcy. Please do check back during the week for coverage of tomorrow's market!