There were quite a few haters in the hood when the little parklet seemed to appear overnight at Sunset Junction. Mostly folks were worried about parking. I’m a regular at the Saturday Farmer’s Market and understood the fear. I also love the polkadots. As predicted by my sunny disposition, everything was wonderful as usual. I snagged a parking place right in front of El Conquistadores and cruised the gifty aisle. These shiny kale chips  from London Manori caught my eye.

It’s really kale… and leaves they dippity doo, so pretty.

It was a glorious day, the polkadots really added POP and the youngsters love them too.

The sensational citrus offerings made it a perfect day to share an orange with a friend.

We love the oranges too, and this recipe from the Kitchn for a blood orange crostata is just like ours. I like them even better with the cara cara oranges, they don’t get the bitterness of the blood oranges when baked. They are super simple to make and I love the handmade look.  Just remember,  there’s a fine line between rustic and sloppy, fold with intention. And be generous with the finishing sugar.