“Do You Have the Thyme?”

Berkeley restaurateur and Chez Panisse founder Alice Waters has a famously organic, “bottoms-up” approach to cooking.

Namely, she goes to the local farmer’s market, and hones in on whatever catches her eye (and I suppose, nose).

It’s easy to guess what Waters would have noticed at the Minneapolis Farmer’s market today: rhubarb!

Surprisingly Seasonal

Notwithstanding the barely-June date — plus a memorably cool, soggy Spring locally — the market was awash in freshly harvested rhubarb.

Surprise #2: asparagus also grows and ripens very early in the season.

P.S.: When you go to the market with your daughter, and divvy up the shopping list (veggies, fresh herbs, etc.), what do you say to her when you meet up?

“Do you have the thyme?” (really).

See also, “You Take the Cake!” (& Other Ruined Expressions).”

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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