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Gitto Tortillas at the Dane County Farmer’s Market

The Gitto family makes tortillas and sells them at the farmer’s market — both the big one downtown and the West Side market on Segoe.  They’re really good — not sure how to describe them except to say they’re wheatier than tortillas from the store.  I’ll be buying some later this morning.  And in case you wanted to watch a 12-minute movie about how a Wisconsin farm family makes tortillas, here it is.

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Good things I ate today

Hot today, and the market’s starting its summer swell. L’Etoile is selling house-made brats from the front stoop of the restaurant — so good I don’t even mind the absence of kraut. This might be the last week of morels, so I bought a half-pound from the guy pictured below. These I brought home, fried up in some butter, and mixed with scrambled eggs. image by flickr user beautifulcataya, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 licenseI also got a small wedge of Bleu Mont Bandaged Cheddar, as seen recently in the New York Times. If you ate this without knowing it was cheddar, you might find it hard to put a name to it. But knowing it’s cheddar, your reaction is more like “Aha — that‘s what cheddar is supposed to taste like.” Finally, for dinner, a somewhat experimental dish of soba noodles with chicken, asparagus, pineapple, scallion, and leftover light coconut milk and penang curry paste from last week’s soba experiment. CJ thought it right to pour Trader Joe’s butternut squash soup on top of his portion.

Image by flickr user beautifulcataya under the terms of the Creative Commons License.
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