Foodie's Delight Weekend

Last night - dinner at Restaurant Alba in Malvern - - - highlight of the meal was dessert and the apricot crostado - - - I'm gonna try to get that recipe, and if I do, I promise to share. Sorry - I never snap pics in restaurants. A lot of wine was consumed - can't sleep in - - - market in the morning!

Who says you can't eat local in the winter in Pennsylvania - - - evidence of doing just that! Here's our stash from the Phoenixville Growers Market this morning - - -

We picked up a lovely box of assorted chocolates from John and Kira's - a Philadelphia chocolatier - had a sample of the lemongrass ganache filled chocolate - YUM!.
An experimental cheese from Birchrun Hills Farm - they had me at experimental - love everything they do! We also picked up a veal tenderloin for a valentine's dinner for family tomorrow night.
A whole grain loaf from St. Peter's Village Bakery - this bread is addictive!
Salmon from Wild for Salmon - a local husband and wife team that actually travels to Alaska, catches the salmon, processes it, and brings it back to southeastern PA for sale at various markets.
Some delicious cold weather cuts of bison from Backyard Bison - this stuff is great, and so much leaner than beef!
And, yes, produce - baby bok choy, red mustard, arugula and gorgeous carrots - all grown locally in winter! This adds to my produce lot that I picked up earlier this week from the Anselma winter market.
Loosen up the belt buckle - more indulgence tonight - - - Pub and Kitchen in Philly - - - I have been itching to have dinner at this restaurant but they don't take reservations. Tonight we are hitting it early with hopes of getting a seat - cross your fingers!