Jan 15th, 2008
Notice anything wrong with this photo of the Blue Bottle espresso machines at the Temescal Farmers Market this weekend? Maybe it’s that no one is on them? Typically, you can find a least three baristas cranking away all morning, but due to a leaky propane hose, it was drip only for the day. I’m sure the drip was still worth the wait.
Best consumed traditionally, peel and pop, the Cara Cara, is back at the market. It tends to have a short season so hit these up now. Alpine Blue Farms claim it’s a cross between a navel orange and a ruby red grapefruit. But the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at UC Riverside explains that it was a mutation from a Washington navel orange tree discovered at the Hacienda Cara Cara in Venezuela in 1976. And a delightfully juicy and bold mutation it is.