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Weekend Market Picks June 24 & 25, 2017: Happy Pride!

  Happy Pride Weekend! I recently met Illustrator James L. Barry at the wonderful School of Visual Arts’ Makers Market. James has created a line from his drawings, which he calls Dinx: figurines, magnets, and holiday ornaments featuring pop culture icons. Spot Rupaul and the Spice Girls in this picture,

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Weekend Market Picks June 10 & 11, 2017: a Studio By The Sea

This  lovely birdie jewerly box is handmade by Jody A, Lee of a Studio By The Sea. When you see her work in person, you will fall in love with everything she makes, which includes lampwork glass beads and figures (look for the cupcakes – they’re insanely perfect), illustrated greeting cards,

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Weekend Market Picks June 3 & 4, 2017: Beautiful Tasty Chives

    The greenmarkets are filling up with a new growing season filled with beautiful, healthy, and tasty produce! We’ve already had some lovely tomatoes. And, of course, the asparagus has been spectacular (especially when grilled or broiled). Now the chives are out. You can use them as a centerpiece,

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Weekend Market Picks May 27 & 28, 2017: I Yam What I Yam

  Behold the sweet potato. It seems like a non-descript root, but bake it in the oven, and it magically softens and even caramelizes itself. And they are positively loaded with nutrients: vitamin A ( beta-carotene), vitamin C, manganese, copper, pantothenic acid and vitamin B6, plus potassium, dietary fiber, niacin, vitamin B1,

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Weekend Market Picks: Asparagus Season Doesn’t Care About A Little Rain

  I used to be in charge of making the asparagus soup at lunchtime when I was a little kid. I’d open the can of Campbell’s Cream of Asparagus Soup and pour it into a saucepan. And then I’d take fresh asparagus spears and cut them into small bits like

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