|Beautiful Seaside Florida…the movie "Truman" was shot in this town.|
We are staying in Seaside, Florida. It is absolutely one gorgeous place and we are lucky enough to see the beautiful Gulf from our porch. It is 6:00 am and the sun is starting to rise over the Gulf. The sky is an awesome pink. Today is promising to be a lovely day. It has warmed up quite a bit and our temperature should be in the high 50's with a bright sunny sky. No snickering! I left NJ a week ago with temps that were below zero. The 50's sound tropical to me. The best part of today will be the farmers market that this town does every weekend. I love this farmers market. The last time I was here they had a duck egg lady, a Middle Eastern food booth, a farmer who sells his persimmons and other fruit. As if that wasn't enough, today they will be having a flea market as well. Last October when we were down here I wanted to buy the duck eggs. They happened to be ten dollars a dozen. I just couldn't bring myself to spend that much for a dozen eggs, even though they were organic duck eggs!! So for the last few months (just in case you haven't guessed I'm a bit obsessive) I have thought of those eggs and how I wished I had tried them. I told myself this February when I am in Florida, I will try those duck eggs at least once.
Roaming the farmers market was so enjoyable. The sun felt so warm even though the temps never went above 58 degrees. The honey man was back with his 3 or 4 varieties of honey. I still have my jar from last year. He called it popcorn honey…a deep dark honey. So very delicious. A faint resemblance to molasses. There were a few new booths, one being the dairy booth. All fresh organic dairy products made at a local dairy farm. Milk, cream, freshly made butter. Then I saw the duck egg lady…I walked away and checked out the flea market for a few hours. But, I knew I was going to buy those eggs before I left.
I found the cutest little rice bowls, $2.00 each. I also found a cute little dress I think my granddaughter will love. The hours passed with not much more excitement, so I decided to go get those eggs and go home.
OK, after all my lusting…the eggs were good, not amazing! They had a very rich taste but all and all, just EGGS! We did enjoy my frittata and the fried eggs had huge yolks!
|The Seaside Farmers Market banner|
|Fruit and veggie stand|
|The Honey man…sells several different kinds of honey|
|Middle Eastern food stand|
|Fresh dairy…organic milk sold in glass bottles. Butter, cream, milk and cheese!|
|This was at 9 am in the morning…crowds of people roaming till about 3 in the afternoon.|
|The coveted duck eggs...|
|One thing I did notice about these eggs were the yolks are quite a bit bigger.|
|So for lunch that afternoon I made a frittata...|
|And for breakfast the next day, I made my famous egg dish! Toast brushed with|
olive oil and fried along with the eggs and fresh salsa made with olive oil and
balsamic vinegar on the side!
|And I found these charming little rice dishes for only $2.00 each|
|…The view from our porch|