I did not get to the farmer's market yesterday, for the same reason I did not get to the gym the night before: we had a rainstorm. Last night was a very dramatic lightning storm, with visible bolts splitting the sky and brilliant flashes turning the whole sky white. I decided I did not want to drive in that, even for five minutes, and I wanted to walk in it even less. So I stayed in and ate what I already had.
For breakfast, I had apricot kefir from the farmer's market. It's not a drink, it's the texture of very thick yogurt, only the most delicious yogurt you've ever had, flecked with bits of apricot. I tried a sample at the market, then asked the seller what the difference was between kefir and yogurt.
"Kefir is much healthier!" she exclaimed. "It's full of probiotics, nutrients, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin X, Y, and Z!" (Not an exact quote - my brain turned off at some point. She might have said it prevents or possibly cures cancer, I'm not sure.)
Me, interrupting because I had to: "I meant, literally how is it different from yogurt? Not in terms of healthiness, in terms of how it's made."
With a "Son, I am disappoint" look, she said, "Yogurt is made by heating milk. Kefir uses cold fermentation."
A+ cold-fermented cancer cure, would eat again.
For lunch, I had a slice of cider bread toasted with butter and honey, and a slice toasted with melted farmers market garlic jack. While eating, I roasted some beautiful farmers market golden beets according to this recipe
. They were so lovely straight out of the oven, glistening and caramelized and sweet-smelling, that I sliced one up on the spot and ate it with some chèvre and a drizzle of garlic olive oil, both from the farmers market. It was absolutely delicious.
For dinner, beef soboro from this recipe
. Beef and pickled daikon from farmer's market, rice from pantry. Very tasty and satisfying on a dark and rainy night, especially since it was post-gym and weightlifting.