This past weekend, I went to not one, but two farmers markets. As you guys may know by now, Raul and I pay a visit to the Beverly Hills farmers market every Sunday. This past weekend, I also met up with JenFinn at the Hollywood farmers market later in the afternoon. Even though the markets are just a few miles apart and have many of the same vendors, they could not be more different. The Beverly Hills market has a more definitive family vibe with some old money thrown in for good measure. The Hollywood market has a much more "earthy" vibe. Definitely a lot of hipsters, hippies, and a more alternative crowd. It was such a delight for me to people watch for much of the afternoon in the gorgeous sunshine. I also picked up quite a few things that were not on my list for this particular Sunday.
Cherimoyas are a great fruit that I love to have when I visit my mom, but I have never purchased on my own. The kiwis were organic and you got four for a dollar. I definitely could not pass that deal up. Do I really have to say more about the strawberries. I often complain about the fact that I have lived in California, and specifically southern California, for so long and I need a change, but one visit to the farmers market and picking up produce that people in other parts of the country are only dreaming of can quickly change my mind. It may be slightly warmer where you are, but do you have beautiful fruits like this on every corner? Lol, sorry to rub it in. Last night I spontaneously decided to put these beauties together in one delicious salad that I can enjoy with my morning egg and toast. This isn't a real recipe since I just used what I had on hand and of course didn't measure a thing, so definitely feel free to adapt it to whatever you have on hand at the moment.
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Cherimoya, Kiwi, and Strawberry Salad
1 chermioya, chopped
1 large kiwi, sliced
Handful of strawberries, quartered
1/4 teaspoon (approximately) agave nectar
Add the cherimoya to a bowl and spritz with a small amount of lemon juice. Add the remaining ingredients and toss well to combine.