The Daily GLOB: Sweet Mel's Grill, Eating Healthy, Union St. Downtown Farmers Market, SFC college night, '1984' readings, Egg salad dislikes, Rule breaking nutritionists, Happy Birthday Bob Sanford

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Volume 7, Day 190, Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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It's funny to see that my favorite food at Mi Apa is the favorite of others also: cafe con leche and guava pastry.  That's what I always get there. yum!

- Abby


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Happy Wednesday!



Good morning GLOBers and happy National Toasted Marshmallow Day!  Hmmm . . . a burnt marshmallow could very well be the ultimate gooey, melted, sugary delight of all time. Did you know there is in fact a marshmallow plant GLOBers? This sticky, yummy treat is the modern version of a medicinal confection made from Althaea officinalis, the marshmallow plant.


It is Union St Downtown Farmers Market Wednesday and Market Elder Charlie Lybrand is seeing a market becoming bountiful with Fall season produce:

083017DEVIsfarm"August ends with the market ready to begin a strong fall season. Pears are now being harvested while the last of the local grapes are coming in. With the new school year also comes new vendors to the market.  The range of products is expanding each week, and farmers already have many fall crops in the ground. Pork and pasture raised chicken are now regularly available. Figs have made a comeback but are probably in their last week. Southern peas- acres, blackeyes and zipper cream- are yielding. Okra continues to defy our record wet summer.. Peppers, eggplant and yardlong beans also continue to yield. Seminole pumpkins and butternut squash are still being offered. Field grown tomatoes are finished due to the continuous rains, but farmers are also still producing in greenhouses and high tunnels . Potatoes in varied varieties and zinnias are available. Sweet potato greens and arugula are now coming in.  Florida sweet onions- both red and white- are available. Cool weather crops like collards are still being harvested. Some mushrooms from shiitakes to oysters are being harvested. Kale continues to be harvested. Garlic chives, scallions and turmeric can be found. High quality artisanal baked goods are at the market every week along with cookies and pretzels. Homemade ice cream, lemonade and organic coffee and kombucha are offered consistently. Along with this there will be olives, balsamic vinegars, free range meats and eggs, shrimp, smoked mullet, wild caught Alaskan salmon, paleo diet meats, tempeh, pasta, salsas, soups, hot sauces, jams and local wildflower honey. Handcrafted soaps and lotions and quality crafts are also being presented. A wide variety of prepared foods is offered each week."



SFC COLLEGE NIGHT 2017: Santa Fe College will host its annual College Night 2017 tonight  from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the SF Gymnasium (Building V). The event is free and open to the public. Representatives from more than 80 colleges and universities will be on hand to meet with students from Alachua and Bradford counties, current SF students and other members of the community during SF’s annual College Night. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.



STARS ON THE STEPS: The Hippodrome Theatre presents a free community reading of  1984.  Gather with your fellow citizens (Harvey Ward, Keith Watson, Rob Rush and more!) on the steps of the Hippodrome tonight at 5:30 for readings of  dramatic excerpts from the George Orwell's famous novel.

Where are you toasting your Marshmallows this Wednesday GLOBers? Ya think any farmers market vendors will be selling them?  I tell you what, I'm thinking about going downtown so meet me there and I will bring a bag of white, puffy, candy along with all the brain food you can consume fresh and ready to enjoy . . .


Today in the GLOB!

Sweet Mel's Grill

Good friends and a plate of Sweet Mel's home style comfort food -- including a yummy plank of meat loaf is the perfect lunch any time of the darn day.  - READ MORE

Considering unremarkable egg salad

According to the Food Republic's Jess Kapadia Americans have no idea how to make an egg salad sandwich.  "Turning your nose up at egg salad and you miss out on what a great egg salad sandwich can truly be."  - READ MORE

Regarding rule breaking nutritionists

According to this Daily Meal Editor it all started when she spotted a nutritionist eating a cheeseburger and she got curious. . .   - READ MORE




EATING HEALTHY:AT THE CAMPGROUND - Camping, the great outdoors on the beach, or in the woods is an excellent stress reliever. The GLOB's nutrition advisor offers you smart food tips and ideas for your next camping over nighter.



2017 GATOR TALK PREMIER'S THURSDAY: Gator fans are invited to join Florida Gator Head Football Coach Jim McElwain at Piesanos Pints & Pies (13th St./University Ave.) Thursday from 6-7 p.m. for Gator Talk.   Hosted by former Gator pitcher and current Gator IMG Sports Network broadcaster, Jeff Cardozo. All Gator fans are invited to participate in the show on location, while fans can also submit questions online, or on Twitter using #GatorTalk..  This week's guest alongside Coach McElwain and Cardozo will be UF offensive line coach Brad Davis



DAILY GLOB LUNCH QUOTE OF THE DAY: "My favorite flavor of cake is more."



If you're still hungry and need a good lunch idea FOLLOW THIS LINK to Gainesville's Lunch Out Blog Instagram page.  This is where the GLOB's Image Editor Erica Corbett takes great pleasure in sharing amazingly looking, deliciously yummy images of what we are thinking about, contemplating seriously, and eventually eating for lunch in the Urban GLOB.




Today in 1988 I had my last opportunity name someone after the world's greatest slide guitar player Ryland Cooder when myson Bob Sanford was born (Image above by Jana Sanford-Heller).  Bob did take some guitar classes and became a pretty good guitar player.  But I could never talk Bob-O into trying a bottle neck slide. I guess it wasn't meant to be, and Robert Paul Sanford still turned out to be an all right guy. A big happy birthday to the GLOB Master's third child today and may he have a very special birthday complete with a great big boatload of birthday wishes!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOB-O SANFORD.


Have a wonderful Wednesday lunch GLOBers and if you see the GLOB Master downtown be sure to say hello.  If I miss you this afternoon I will see ya right here tomorrow morning.

Mike Sanford, GLOB Editor

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