Hey Sunshine, let me just start off by saying how much I absolutely LOVE going to the market! My mom and I would go on Saturdays when I was younger to just get out of the house and do something fun. It was quality time that we got to spend together and grow closer, which I really enjoyed. There would be times when my nana would come with us too (which meant I got even more goodies!) While we wouldn’t tell my mom that I got extra goodies, somehow she always ended up figuring it out.
One of my favorite parts of the Farmer’s Market is this little bakery, that makes European pastries. My two favorite pastries are Kiflis and Kolaczki. A Kifli is a crescent shaped pastry cookie with a walnut filling, and then covered in powder sugar. (YUM!) A Kolaczki is a recipe that is made with a cream cheese dough, which bakes up extremely buttery and flaky. The ones that I get are diamond shaped and are filled with apricot and raspberry which are two of my favorite flavors for any type of pastries. My fiancé really enjoys their apple Danish. He loves to bring them home and load them up with cool whip (which I always ask for a bite of, OOPS!) While the apple one is very good, I of course prefer their apricot ones, they are honestly to die for!
It wasn’t until last year that my fiancé (Justin) and I started going to the market together. He now loves going there to get fresh fruits and vegetables, but it is hard for him to get a Saturday off where he works. So when I have the chance to go, I like to go and pick up a couple things for him. One of his favorite things to buy from there is green tomatoes. Have you ever heard of fried green tomatoes? Well he loves them, and his mom makes some killer ones. While they are pretty easy to make you have to eat them fresh! Which for me tends to be a struggle considering the fact that I cannot eat hot things (temperature or spice). Honestly I think I may have just burned my tongue one too many times, haha. Anyways, so this past Saturday I picked him up a few green, yellow, and red tomatoes. He is loving them!
Saturday at the market was extra fun because I got to go with one of my close friends, Camille. Her and I bond over antiques, food, coffee, and of course shopping! So it’s not any surprise that her and I ventured out to the market together. While we would there, we stopped at a little booth that has some boutique like qualities (which is what drew us in, go figure!) We were immediately drawn to the cute jewelry that they had. We both bought some very, very cute pieces to add to our collection. Amid talking to the young gal ringing us up, she asked us if we had ever been to their stand alone store, Ali on the Boulevard. Go figure it is a boutique in South Bend, we looked it up and they have some of the cutest pieces of clothing and jewelry. So if you are local to the area, I recommend checking out Ali on the Boulevard. Camille and I instantly fell in love, and I have no doubt that you will too.
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Love always, Chloé Danielle