Today is the second day of my Pacific Northwest vacation and I’m loving it out here! We’re staying in Puyallup, a small city near Seattle, and yesterday we visited the farmers’ market. There were so many interesting things to see and try! Here are some highlights:
I’ve had boysenberry syrup thousands of times, but I’ve never had fresh boysenberries. At the market, one of the vendors had pallets full of them- along with some of the biggest, sweetest blackberries and raspberries I’ve ever tasted. Berries are a huge deal up here and I can see why! The cooler Summers make for a longer growing season and sweeter berries.
Another amazing food find was this cheese by Black Sheep Creamery. They had multiple flavors of the freshest,creamiest sheep cheese to choose from, and I honestly had a really hard time picking just one. I ended up going with the plain, or fresh, flavor so that I could use it for sweet and savory meals. I was glad I did, too because the cheese was just as delicious on my burger last night as it was on my toast with homemade strawberry jam this morning.
Our trip downtown ended with a delicious lunch at a small Greek restaurant, It’s Greek to Me. I ordered the lamb souvlaki sandwich, which was insanely delicious. The sandwich consisted of two rosemary-seasoned lamb skewers served with lettuce and sliced green peppers with tzatziki sauce on a pita. I think I might go back for more in the very near future…like maybe later today
‘Till next time!