October 18, 2010 by Kat
Just back from a whirlwind weekend in San Francisco for Nike Women’s Marathon (I did the half). Running aside, my real goal was to eat well.
The biggest mind shift? Realizing that the California produce is local. And oh, what they can count as local.
The Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market was fantastic, not just for its produce but for eating. I could spend days there without having to leave.
The fresh produce was excellent, and vendors kept plying us with snack-size bites of fruit.
And the dried fruit and nuts… I ate a scary amount of dried fruit this weekend. Plums, peaches, cherries… all super soft and so, so flavourful.
I had a few too many pastries, and coffee. (Check out the awesome personal-drip system they’ve got going on.)
Basically, the market was endless. We were full before we realized we should have made some more calculated eating decisions.
We also had some great restaurant meals. Brunch at Spork was a hit – those are the veggie Mission Eggs, which almost satisfied me post-race.
And on one of our walks, we spotted a lime tree. Oh, California.