i finally made it into bazaar, the russian grocery in allston, the other day. somehow i imagined it to be a cramped little hole in the wall with hard to find spices i’d never heard of, but it was a fairly spacious store complete with a produce section and deli. i could have spent an hour in there.
i ended up with:
i have no self restraint with food. logan and i devoured the salted chocolate on the ride home – so good. wish i’d bought more than one package! immediately upon arriving home i slathered goat cheese and sour cherry preserves on slices of the dark bread; weird combo, but good.
next i went with tomato on goat cheese and dark bread, open faced. with salt and freshly ground pepper, of course, and a squeeze of a lemon wedge.
here’s another sandwich that occurred. it was the last of the beefsteak shaped tomato, so the pieces were more like wedges, and crap for stacking. really delicious result, even if the structural integrity was lacking a bit. that narrow bread is pretty unforgiving. also in the mix: avocado, young pea shoots, a lot of whole grain mustard, australian lake salt, and freshly ground pepper.
i don’t know what to do with the sea buckthorn berries yet… but i’m sure there will be pictures when i figure it out.
Bazaar on Cambridge Street
424 Cambridge Street
Allston, MA 02134