I'm 15 days away from closing on my first condo, so budget was top of mind this week. I wanted to first case the market, shopping via camera. Then, I would go back, with my food budget of $25, and make my purchases. It worked out great. But, I didn't have the financial fortitude to pass up a latte. Especially a latte as gorgeous and delicious as my first one at Filter Coffeehouse (on 20th Street NW near S Street in Dupont Circle).
With that coffee love pouring into my belly, I started exploring Dupont Circle Farmers Market. Here are a few of my favorite things I found...
Squash Blossoms & Green Beens
Multicolored Okra (These came home with me.)
Keep reading after the jump for more market finds, entertainment & cute pups!
Still a lot of peaches from VA farms available. Eat em fast!
Love the sidewalk orchestra!
All the sweet corn you can eat!
A bushel of steamed crabs fresh from the Chesapeake Bay.
The Mushroom Lady's sampler. I ended up getting lobster mushrooms from her... which I will blog later... hopefully with a risotto!
Love that the Dupont market is so puppy friendly.
For my $25, I came home with okra, a giant lobster mushroom, beet greens (all new things for me to try), garlic, shallot, tomatoes and a half loaf of Atwater's sunflower bread. I'm planning risotto, salads and paninis. Keep me honest on using them this week!
Also an early congratulations on closing on your condo - can't wait to hear stories about the new digs!!
Congratulations on your condo. You are living my fantasy. I live in Tampa. My friend's daughter attended American University in DC for a while and I thought it would be great fun to live and work there. In fact my mother lived there for a while in the 40's before I was born. I remember no details except she used to say something like she lived on O Street and used to have to go two blocks to P. (Does that make sense?) Enjoy your blog.
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