New Farmers Market in West Kendall

Looking to find fresh produce and try some amazing food from vendors on Sunday mid-morning through the afternoon? Come on out to the Farmers Market taking place behind the mall where the Regal Movie Theater is located, on Kendall Drive and 124th! It starts at 10am through 3pm. Great place to not only pick up some fresh produce, but also enjoy so many food options and the lovely orchids that graced the grounds.

Today it was just amazingly beautiful outside. Had a grand time checking out all the fresh produce brought up from Homestead and all the goodies that so many vendors had to share.

I tried my very first melon and prosciutto doughnut….yes, you read that right…doughnut! It was delicious. It was light and not dense at all. Stephanie Muniz had some interesting flavors to try out at her Gourmet Doughnuts stand. You can check out her site at http://www.mkt.com/doughingitright

Next I found myself trying Chef Simorelli’s amazingly light amaretto cookies…..slightly chewy, amazingly fantastic, and definitely not overly sweet either…..just had to purchase a small bag. He also has really good pesto and other sauces.

One of the super highlights of the day was when I had an amazing flavor explosion in my mouth trying Nani’s Gourmet Pasta. I was overtaken with the amazing flavor of her Prosciutto and Fontina Cheese raviolis in Alfredo sauce……it was so delicious that I purchased a packet of the pasta to make later in the week. I could not walk away without trying her delicious tomato bisque and had to purchase some to take home with me.

It was a great outdoor event to go to, and I look forwards to going back next Sunday!
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Chocolate & Art Show at Wynwood – Miami Friday Night

Chocolate and Art? It was a no brainer to attend this delicious event this past Friday night, which included amazing art and live music, besides two towers flowing with chocolate and fruit skewers to enjoy!

I was super psyched to see Tracy Guiteau at work in the artistic competition….I asked her if she knew what she would work on and she said “No….it’ll come to me when I start” and it sure did! I enjoyed watching her work, each stroke of her brush making a face come to life in front of my very eyes…..what a gifted artist she is!

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Did I really choose grapefruit as the snack of the week? …..morphed it into Grapefruit Cupcakes!

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Grapefruits are not known for their sweetness and I didn’t want to use a lot of sugar in these cupcakes…..so I didn’t! I ended up making a meringue style frosting and then placed some sugar drops on top……dare I say how delicious these are? They are not overly sweet, but just right and with the meringue frosting, it adds the sweetness to balance the tartness of the grapefruit. Used half a cup of fresh grapefruit juice, as well as the zest of an entire grapefruit…..turned out much better than I thought it would!