Last weekend was a first for me. I ventured away from the west side of LA aka the part by the beach where I live, (whoa – I deserve a round of applause for venturing past the 405) and went to Hollywood for a trip to their farmers market. I’d never been before, obviously, and I needed to see what all the hype was about. Lucky for me, I met up with Catherine, my fabulous friend who was happy to let me tag along with her and guide me through some of her favorite fruit and vegetable vendors at the market.
It was pretty spectacular. There were pupusas which is basically a MUST for me at any farmers market. And plenty of celeb sightings which always keeps things entertaining. Not to mention the produce was amazing. Lucky for me my favorite fruit stand is at both Santa Monica and Hollywood so I didn’t miss out any any of the stone fruits in season right now. And they had a serious array of colorful heirloom tomatoes. I stocked up like whoa because Heirloom Tomato Panzanella Salad has been making an appearance on our dinner table on a nightly basis.
Tomatoes are going nuts right now. The color, the flavor, the varieties…. they are seriously taking California by storm and I’m pumped. I like to keep things crazy simple when eating these Heirloom Tomatoes and basically just cut them up, throw them with some freshly made garlic croutons and a homemade vinaigrette. Done and done. It’s gorgeous. Easy to make. Perfect for a party. And you could seriously eat a few bowls of this which would probably take care of your daily vegetable intake. I’m just lookin out for you guys.
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