Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Our Last Farmers' Market Trip of the Year

I've been laying low, so to speak, for the past couple weeks because I had a big bad, scary midterm yesterday. Now that it's over, I have a bit of time to post something at my poor, neglected Under the Desert Sky.

So . . . a couple weeks ago, we were in the Des Moines area visiting Abuelita and Nonno for a long weekend. Since we knew we wouldn't be back to Des Moines again before the end of October, we decided we'd better get in one final trip of the season to the Downtown Des Moines Farmers' Market. (The season is typically the first Saturday in May through the last Saturday in October.)

Well, every time we go, we always have to get a bean and cheese pupusa (made from a dough of corn masa, cooked on a skillet with beans and cheese stuffed inside; click here to read about Salvadoran pupusas).Then they put either mild or hot sauce on it (we always get the mild, red sauce for Liv) and then they serve it with a kind of "cole slaw."
Liv's ready to dig into her pupusa!
There's a reason she's smiling! Those pupusas are SO GOOD!! There's almost always a line at the pupusa stand; they're that good!

We were lucky to find an empty table nearby, so we could sit and enjoy the pupusa.

Here's our view of downtown Des Moines, from where we were sitting.

Our stop at the pupusa stand is always the first. Then, with full tummies, we can take our time and look around.
Check out those peppers!

And we just had to get a cute little "pom pom" flower!

One final stop at Reichert's Dairy Air cheese stand for some chive chevre and chipotle chevre, and we were ready to head "home" (back to Abuelita and Nonno's house).


Jill said...

Oh my...those look so good!

I love all of the bright colors of the peppers and Liv's pretty smile.

Glad you're through that scary midterm!

Ellie said...

Sounds as if you had a good time, glad your midterm exams are over.

Michaele said...

I hadn't heard of these and don't know why. Maybe I need to pay more attention because I would love to try one.

Randy said...

We have a restaurant down the street from us that serves the most delicious ones. I hate the last day of our farmers' market.

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