An odd title for a post, that’s for sure. However, I assure you that each thing described deserves a place in it respectively.
A great indoor farmers market just opened up in South Norwalk, called “SoNo Marketplace”, and described as a “European Style Indoor Market”. Comprised of a plethora of artisans, foodies, and food vendors alike, it’s truly a sight worth seeing. While markets like this are common in bigger cities, it’s nice to see one of our area’s abandoned warehouses being put to good use, and for such a great cause.
I was a little too perplexed to take it all in, nonetheless take
some any pictures, but there will be some at a later time. One of the highlights of our little trip to market-heaven, aside from the numerous samples, was definitely the pickles.
Yes, I said pickles.
Those folks, are Grade A Spicy Brown Mustard Pickles. Just writing about these is making my mouth water, and….
…Sorry, had to grab one. Pickles are a funny thing, and there is NOTHING worse than a bad one. They are crisp, crunchy, flavorful, and if you’re really really nice to the guy selling them, he’ll give you samples of every kind. And then a couple more, just to make you go away. Highly recommended are the classic sour dill pickle, brown mustard pickle, and spicy sour. Ranting aside, if you have a chance to check these guys out, do it. As if you needed another reason to check them out, the website is filled with pictures of guys that get dunked in pickle barrels.
I’m lucky enough to have a good-looking guy who cooks for me, which is frequently, because I eat about as much and as often as a small horse. Today on the menu for a lazy Sunday lunch were fridge sandwiches. Just like soup, sandwiches are great for getting rid of all the things about to go bad in your fridge, or with only tidbits left.
We decided on a grilled sandwich with prosciutto, mozzarella, tomato, and some leftover roasted eggplant on wheat toast. A little butter on each side, a crack of pepper and pinch of salt, and of course a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, and cooked up in a cast iron skillet. As tempting as it was to run to Shake Shack for a burger, the money saved was well worth the motivation for what turned out to be a great sandwich with a great guy.
Spicy Brown Mustard Pickles – Horman’s Best Pickles – Glen Cove, NY (purchase online)
SoNo Marketplace – South Norwalk, CT