Posted by: Deana | March 10, 2008


On the way home from a late valentine’s weekend, Z spotted a produce stand, so common to California rural highways, and the sign read “20 artichokes for $1.” We had to pull over and investigate. There were, in the back, some artichokes that were 20 for $1, but they were so small, they didn’t seem worth the effort. We did find some larger ones that were 5 for $1 and some other wonderful things. In all, we walked back to the car with:

  • 4 large heads of broccoli
  • 1 bunch of green onions
  • 10 artichokes (we gave some to my Uncle, Aunt and Cousins)
  • 2 small zucchini
  • 2 large heads of garlic
  • 2 avocados
  • 5 blood oranges (time to make sangria!)
  • 1 lb. of “fresh” dried apricots – wonderfully soft and squishy
  • homemade salsa
  • homemade guacamole

We left looking forward to a week full of fruits and vegetables.


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