Photos: Fairmount_market at the playground and her Leek and Cherry Tomato Clafoutis -- it's almost in season!
There is something fairly mysterious about our growing power user, Fairmount_market. What exactly is the "Fairmount Market"? With recipe submissions in almost every recent contest, and numerous Editors' Pick badges to go with them, we are more than curious about this creative and vegetarian-friendly cook. All the while, she's a biology professor and even helped found a farmers' market in her Eugene, Oregon neighborhood (now you see!) with a beautiful blog to accompany it.
She loves a perfect paella. So do we! She's eager to eat Japanese hand-drawn noodles in Japan. So are we! It profoundly bothers her when someone dips their buttery knife into the jam jar. We too cringe. And anyone who makes tomato sauce when she's home alone is someone we'd want to come home to. (Side note: We were delighted to learn that her children like to play Amanda and Merrill at bath time.)
I'm a biology professor and mother of two, and in my (limited) free time I love to cook, which is much more forgiving than laboratory science. Last year I helped start a farmers market in my neighborhood, and to promote it, I created a food blog: fairmountmarket.blogspot.com. I enjoy the challenge of coming up with recipes for local, seasonal ingredients and finding fun ways to cook with my children.