CUCINA CARA MIA.......Random thoughts from "my dear kitchen" about food, travel, Italy, San Diego and life!

Monday, March 1, 2010


If you visit Janie's blog, Panini Girl, you will find out after much procastinating and hemming and moaning, I decided to start selling some Italian treats at our local Farmers Market...It has been in the works for a while, and as Janie says, there are lots of steps one must take before they can hang a sign that says "Cucina Cara Mia" .....Artful Italian Food.
It was a fun, exciting day, I sold a number of individual limoncello cheesecakes, and the Nutella brownies were a hit too. Granted, I gave out lots more in samples, but according to my husband, those can be written off as an advertising expense! I ran into a few neighbors and had some wonderful friends (like Janie) stop by and give me support. The sun was shining, I was doing what I love, and felt proud that i finally JUST DID IT!

As long as we are persistent
We will continue to grow
We cannot choose the day or time
when we will fully bloom
It happens in its own time

Dennis Waitley


Anonymous said...

You are awesome and an inspiration! As your poem said, we all bloom in our own time, but your "tree" has many blossoms all over it. (I was going to say "bush" but that sounded kinda wrong...) I will try to stop by the booth this weekend. Good luck! --Katie

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

GOOD FOR YOU! Oh do I wish I was near to that market...nutella brownies...limoncello cheesecake. STOP!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Congratulations Linda! It takes time to build up a clientele, so it sounds like you did fantastic for the first few days of business!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh congratulations, Linda! I'm so proud of you and happy for your success. Twyla

Her Art Nest said...

Your blog is beautiful, and the photos are awesome I am in heaven with your recipes! Thank you for sharing. Nancy

Mia said...

Much Success!
We'll be driving in Sun. from Phoenix, I hope we get there in time for a limoncello cheesecake.

YankeeSoaper said...

Congrats! It sounds like you have some awfully good offerings for your market shoppers. Best of luck!
P.S. Any chance of opening an annex out East here at my three markets? ;) We'd love to have you!