7/7/09

Eastern Market in DC

It's been quite a while since I've been to Eastern Market in DC. I really love that place: great produce, beautiful flowers, jewelry stands, craft stands, European greeting cards and great people watching.

When Anna's friend, Angela, who was visiting DC from Birmingham told me she was meeting some of her friends at Eastern Market this past Sunday, I was more than happy to leave my messy apartment, loads of laundry and grocery shopping list and to meet her!

Amazingly, the Metro did not have any delays, and so I had a bit of time to spare before meeting Angela and her friends. I stopped by at Peregrine Espresso and ordered hot chocolate (see the photo on the left).

What's hot chocolate without whipped cream!? Exactly! But this time I did not mind the lack of whipped cream because the design on the top was so pretty!



Angela and me (I'm on the right)

After brunch at Banana Cafe, which brought back great memories of my dinner there with Laura, Jenny and Carlos, we walked around Eastern Market.

The fresh blueberries and peaches (together with an article in Southern Living, where Angela works and Anna interned) inspired me to make Blueberry & Peach Cake that night (will be posting that later this week).

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Look at these tomatoes! Who cares that they are not perfectly shaped? I think their funny-looking form gives them more character, and they are full of flavor! And then there were buckets and buckets of gorgeous flowers.

Eastern Market in DCEastern Market in DC
Eastern Market in DCEastern Market in DC

The only thing I ended up buying was a pair of turquoise earrings.

16 comments:

BlueToYou said...

love love love these photos! especially the coffee and the blueberry one!

HoneyB said...

Great photos!

Gera @ SweetsFoods said...

Excellent colorful photos and the espresso is super!!

Cheers!

Gera

Gera @ SweetsFoods said...

Not espresso mmmmm really is hot chocolate with “flowery” whipped cream :)

Sophie said...

lovely pictures!

Paz said...

Sounds like a real fun day. Wouldn't mind hanging out there. Love all the photos.

Paz

5 Star Foodie said...

Blueberries, peaches, and tomatoes look awesome here! I love all these photos! I really want to learn how to do designs like this on hot chocolate/coffee. So pretty!

Juliana said...

Great pictures! Thanks for sharing it!

Sasha said...

Beautiful pictures : ]

beth jannery said...

The mention of Eastern Market brought back a flood of memories from the free cheese samples to the local artisans - I lived there "before" the fire. Sounds like the turquoise earrings was a good find - your blog not only makes me hungry (isn't it dinnertime?) but I sense you have a soulful amount of grace in your life. You obviously enjoy the little pleasures in life. Say hello sometime - my blog and books are all about simplicity - and most of all I love you passion for doing what you love (mmmm, food). Curious how your experience with examiner.com has been. I may begin writing as a spiritual examiner but unsure if the time commitment pays off. Thoughts? Best, Beth

♥peachkins♥ said...

Great pictures! I am so jealous!I was thinking of going to this Saturday and Sunday market in a village located 2 hours away from me that boasts of great produce as well. Problem is I can't find someone to go with me yet.

Chef Fresco said...

How fun! I love cappucino art (or hot coca milk in this case)!

Junglefrog said...

O what a wonderful collection of colorful goodies!! That chocolate (I would have guessed it was coffee) looks amazing!

figtree said...

I will try Amanda's in Philly..Thanks Figtreeapps

Mary said...

What a photograph! I also loved your mosaic.

Melissa said...

Olga, you look so pretty in that picture!I've always wanting to try out those designs on a hot drink, fun! =)