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Saturday Smiles: Tomatoes & Parsnips @The Santa Barbara Farmers Market

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The temperature was at 41 degrees at 6 AM.  We are at 55 degrees at this moment and a high predicted at 63...Many of the farmers stayed home today, as did those who have plenty of leftovers. We still have heirloom tomatoes at the end of November!

Parsnips made their appearance this morning. I love the pale green of their stems.  They are a great vegetable for soups and for pickling.  


Wishing you lots of Saturday Smiles,


Written by Ron & Alexandra Seigel-

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Comments (19)

Bill Roberts
Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate - Oceanside, CA
"Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner

Alexandra, It is too cold for me. you are so brave to go out in this weather.

I would like to buy those tomatoes just to get the seeds.

I still have about 30 tomatoes on the vine that I hope will ripen before we have a "killer" frost.

Bill Roberts

Nov 28, 2015 02:02 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Alexandra=We are actually at 68* here but then we are going to drop back into the 50's and rain thru Weds so my last day outside for a number of days. It has been chilly in the 30's many mornings so I will enjoy today. Never had parsnips. A wide varieties of colors for the tomatoes

Nov 28, 2015 02:07 AM
Bruce Hicks
Best Homes Hawaii - Honolulu, HI
Your Best Hawaii Realtor!

Ron and Alexandra Seigel I guess the veggies would be nice and 'refrigerated'!  Didn't realize that the Santa Barbara Farmers Market would get that cold. 


Nov 28, 2015 02:24 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hi Alexandra and Ron -- as I was reading your post I checked to see the current temperature is 46 with the "high" expected to reach the mid-60s.   I guess it's time to break out the leather jacket.   Have a Happy Saturday.  

Nov 28, 2015 02:30 AM
Debb Janes
Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
Put My Love of Nature At Work for You

Happy Saturday - it sounds like your fun continues. ;)

Thanks for the tomato photo - our heirlooms are a distant memory. Ha. 

Nov 28, 2015 03:02 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Yu-um! Love heirloom tomatoes and fresh parsnips! Great place to be right there at the Farmer's Market in Santa Barbara Ron and Alexandra.

Nov 28, 2015 03:27 AM
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

That is very cold for you guys.  I have been freezing all day and it is only 19 at my house right now.  Boot weather!

Nov 28, 2015 05:46 AM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Not sure I've ever had a parsnip in my entire life....come to think of it, a turnip either.....I guess I'm not a "nip" kind of guy!  

Nov 28, 2015 08:23 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Oh- Ron and Alexandra- that's cold!!!  The tomatoes look great.  Like Roger D. Mucci I'm not a big "nip" veggie person although Larry used parsnips when he made In Garten's chicken broth recipe. 

Nov 28, 2015 10:06 AM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Lovely photos Ron & Alexandra. You temps were similar to ours except we never made it above 50.

Nov 28, 2015 11:01 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Kathy Streib and Roger D. Mucci I tood did not like the snips, but I had a great cream soup at our favorite place in Los Olivos and that changed my mind on them.  A

Noah Seidenberg we got our down comforter out, as we do not have the heat on at night...It is too noisy.  A

Nov 28, 2015 01:35 PM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Must cofess...have not used parsnips in our soup varieties yet....but are going to go ourside our recipe comfort zone soon and add other ingredients to new recipes.

Nov 28, 2015 06:40 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning A & R. Those temperatures are definitely ideal for some hot soup and looks like you have the beginning of ingredients you will need.

Nov 28, 2015 06:51 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Good morning A. Of course tomatoes are one of the basic food groups however, I don't recall having parsnips but I'm sure I have..

Nov 28, 2015 08:01 PM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

My mom taught me about parsnips-most people(young) today never heard of them. I like to use them in my home made soups and I put them in with my pot roast.

Nov 28, 2015 08:58 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Fresh fruits and vegetables are vital to our diets and I wish the grocery stores would stop selling all of the processed and chemical infused "foods", we need to be eating real food!

Nov 28, 2015 09:19 PM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Ron and Alexandra Seigel UMM? Pickled parnips? I have never enjoyed one. Guess there is always something new to try. Thanks for the alert!

Nov 28, 2015 09:38 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Good Sunday morning Ron and Alexandra Seigel -

Crazy cold weather for our area as well.  Our high was only 48 which is nuts for us.  Today we'll only hit the high 50's.  Needless to say we're both in sweat pants this morning.

Nov 28, 2015 10:52 PM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Good morning Ron and Alexandra Seigel The parsnips captured my attention as my parents grew them in their garden.  As I read your post I had to chuckle warmly thinking about your chilly temps which to me seems WARM.  Temp in Erie is 46, twenty-three degrees warmer than yesterday.  Balmy for Dec. 1st

Nov 30, 2015 10:03 PM