With my gal back in town, it was time to resume our weekend traditions of Farmer’s Market and Football!
The Winter Farmer’s Market is a far cry from the Summer Farmer’s Market and, to be honest, the draw is less the fresh produce as it is the food trucks – namely two of our favorites.
For Akemi, it’s La Boheme Creperie, a family-run food truck that serves a host of terrific buckwheat crepes. She always gets the same thing: The Quebecois (ham, cheese, and apple compote minus the ham and with the addition of greens).
As much as I like the crepes, my go-to truck is Le Tigre Cuisine which offers up a kick-ass Asian fusion menu that includes pork belly shao bing, crispy chicken karaage and –
Football and I have brokered a temporary truce through the rest of the playoffs. To be honest, my interest lies less in the games themselves than the opportunity to root against the teams I hate. #1 on that list was the Green Bay Packers. My hatred for this team was a recent development, the result of Aaron Rodgers belligerent refusal to throw any passes James Jones’ way in week 12, costing my Snow Monkeys a shot at a Fantasy Football post-season berth. The Pack, of course, ended up having their Superbowl dreams quashed by the San Francisco 49ers. Very satisfying.
Perhaps even more satisfying was seeing the favored Denver Broncos go down as well. Being a longtime Raiders fan, it’s always nice to see a division rival lose out.
And, while they’re no longer a division rival, the Seattle Seahawks were once. They ended up on the short end of 30-28 score.
Sadly, it wasn’t a perfect football weekend as the New England Patriots qualified for the AFC conference championship by slapping around the hapless Houston Texans. Going into the game, the Texans were upset by a Boston Globe article that likened them to tomato cans. Not that I really did anything to discourage the comparison but in my mind, given their somewhat respectable first half performance, I’d liken them more to paint cans than tomato cans.
I’m holding out hope for an Atlanta Falcons vs. Baltimore Ravens Superbowl. That would be sweet indeed! But I think the Falcons are going to have their hands full at home against a very strong 49ers team on both sides of the ball while the tough Ravens D will really have to step up to slow down pretty boy Brady and his milquetoast teammates. Looking forward to next weekend.
Oh, and getting back on the football horse also allowed me to reconnect with friends –
Not pictured: Robert Cooper who just returned from a whirlwind tour of Australia that, apparently, boasts the greatest salt and pepper lobster in existence. Hey, you Aussies! Hook me up!