Here it is near the end of April and we haven't actually done any of this. I walked into Bi-Rite Market last Thursday ready to start whipping out culinary delights. For Passover I was going to start with Matzoh Brittle. In the greens case I was further inspired and decided I'd also tackle a Nettle Pesto (the recipe was conveniently placed right next to all the herbs I'd need). Now I had come to Bi-Rite specifically to pick up Maple Sugar Crystals for the Matzoh Brittle. (Besides Whole Foods Market, which I try to boycott, they were my go to supplier.) The bad news? Bi-Rite no longer sells Maple Sugar Crystals. The good news? They found out Rainbow Grocery (off 14th and Folsom) had it in bulk and in stock.
|Mission Accomplished! A pound and a half of Maple Sugar Crystals.|
Saturday cubes and I went to Rainbow; our first trip to Rainbow. With all of the bulk items it can be a little overwhelming. After two trips to Customer Service, unable to find a few items, the very patient guide who gave me aisle numbers and exact shelf locations also pointed me to a map. Give me a map and you have one happy Eden. (cubes was probably really relieved when I returned from the desk; in one short moment, I'd gone from frazzled to almost bouncing down the seemingly never ending aisles.)
An hour or so after entering, we left with pockets $280 lighter and 3 bags full of ingredients to make:
- Matzoh Brittle
- Mushroom and Farro Soup
- Pierogies (inspired to cook this after seeing Donna of Pot + Pantry make some)
- Babycakes NYC Raspberry Scones
Credits: All images taken by Eden Hensley Silverstein for Recipes for the Good Life.