My parents came to visit a few weeks back and, having not seen them since August, it was incredibly surreal showing them the city. I was completely spoilt, and benefited from being a tourist all over again for a week - discovering new areas I hadn't even ventured into before and getting a bit more background from tour guides!
One morning we headed over to the Ferry Building for the Farmer's Market and were greeted by endless stalls of produce and other items for sale and to eat. There was such a variety and it lulled the separation from the countryside a little bit. I'm a big supporter of fresh produce, particularly from local growers - the less packaging, processing, and air miles the better! It was a brilliant education in the best things to grow in California and the variety that's available locally. I also enjoyed all the little free tasters far too much...
Here's some snapshots of things we saw...and ate!
Ferry Building with the City behind it. The clock tower mimics Big Ben in London!
Bundled Asparagus - I love the purple heads
One of the first things I saw and smelt...spit roast - quickly induced hunger!
All types of colourful mushrooms inside the building
We may have had some oysters for breakfast, overlooking the Bay Bridge...
Crunchy but sweet pears...
...which we paired with this delicious sheep's milk cheese (cured for 70days). And took the remainder on a walk around Land's End.
A perfect city day intertwined with the outdoors.
I'm off to Coachella next week...hope all of you there this weekend have a brilliant time!
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