*shiver*

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It’s cold and rainy today – sort of miserable out. I want hot cocoa.

I dashed through the market today to avoid getting wet. No Honey Hollow – I think probably until spring rolls around with morels.

The market was filled with fall colors – reds, oranges, yellow, gold, everywhere. Mounds of squash, late tomatoes, fall radish, monstrous root vegetables, beckon.

I did see something today I have only seen once or twice before! Giant stalks of cardoon! A relative of artichokes, these great big stalks look like celery that’s mated with thistles, and undergone a bite from a radioactive spider. 3′ tall, bristly, and green, their flavor is incredible. I have never cooked them – only had them in high end restaurants. Look for them on the west side of the market, mid-block.

~baconbit

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