Donny has a favorite bread called Black Pepper Parmesan that is made by Manhattan Bread & Bagel. He will often ride his bike down on Tuesdays to the Manhattan Beach Farmers' Market to pick up a loaf or two. Even though he likes to make that ride a couple times a week for exercise, its a long way to go just for bread. Twenty-four miles roundtrip to be exact. Last time he was at the market, the guy told Donny MB&B will start selling products at the Venice Farmers' Market. Wonderful! So this morning we rode the 1/2 mile and scoured the small, but plentiful market and found MB&B around the corner at the end. Much to our surprise we walked up to a dozen plastic containers full of...bagels. Donny nicely asked the guy if he had any bread. The man replied simply, but with some anger and resentment, that he is only allowed to sell bagels and he can't sell anything else. So I bought a bagel (and it was really tasty!).
30 January 2009
09 January 2009
I am not ashamed to say that at the core, Donny and I are lazy when it comes to cooking and preparing food. While we do like to make our own food and create homemade dishes our natural instinct is to go out to a restaurant or get something delivered. Last night was no different. We had not "thought" about what to make for dinner, which translates to "we think" there is nothing to eat. Of course there is a small mountain of local chicken, bison, turkey and beef in the freezer, but that would need to be thawed and thawing takes time. Time that you don't have when you want food that second. For a moment I unknowingly mislead Donny into thinking that we had salad mix. When he found out that we didn't (my mistake), he was briefly let down and then realized, wait, we have our own salad mix! Donny went up to the rooftop garden. In barefeet and pajama pants he went grocery shopping for fresh lettuce.