Anyways, so while I was down there I went to the Hillcrest Farmer's Market - my favorite farmers market in San Diego! When I was in school, my favorite farmer's market was the one right by UCI's campus every Saturday. Irvine farmer's market is still my favorite, but I love the Hillcrest one too.
I picked up some goodies! One of my favorite spreads: Hani's Mediterranean Salsa. I'm not sure why they call it salsa... apparently the real name for it is "Zhug" - a Yemeni chili garlic sauce. Anyways, this stuff is amazing. I bought the one that has a layer of whipped garlic & olive oil (that somehow tastes amazingly creamy) mixed in. I would drive all the way down to Hillcrest all the time JUST to get this stuff if I had to. Luckily, it lasts 3 months in the fridge so I can just stock up on my supply once in a while and not have to drive all the way down there. :)
I thought I was pretty much done shopping until, all of the sudden, 30 minutes before closing, all of the stands started going crazy with sales. I LOVE SALES!! Seriously... You have no idea what sales do to me. I pretty much go crazy. It's really bad... But anyways... at least I found some fun stuff after that!
I got all of that pineapple guava for only $1!!! And I got organic asian pears and organic pluots for a little over $2 total! Yayyyy sales! I also picked up some mojito mint (my mom loves mojitos haha) and winter savory. The mojito mint is interesting... It tastes a little less minty, less sweet, and more earthy than most mints. Winter savory is something I've never tried or even heard of before. I've heard of summer savory as being a really good herb in pretty much anything, so I figured this is probably similar, right? I haven't tasted it yet, but it smells a little bit like oregano. I'm excited to play around with this herb!
And just for fun... I LOVE all of the street art in Hillcrest. This was just one of the many painted electrical boxes I walked by: