Queen Anne Farmer’s Market

The Queen Anne neighborhood farmer’s market in Seattle is my favorite! As I walked around, there were local musicians to set the evening mood. Vibrant, colorful fruits and vegetables around, including local bakeries, tons of food trucks, wine, beer, and kombucha tasting! The “food walk” is always the best and a very inviting stroll after work!!

Queen Anne Farmer's Market - Nutrition Thyme RD

My Odd Discovery of the Week: Duck Eggs

Duck eggs are 30% larger than medium chicken eggs, being 3 – 3.5 oz. In comparison, chicken eggs are about 1.7 oz. Duck eggs also have less water and more fat. There is a thicker shell so they will stay fresher longer, unlike chicken eggs. 

Nutrition –

The content is made up of 130 calories, high in cholesterol, 9g protein, 9.6g fat, 1g carbohydrate, selenium, and iron. Also they have high zinc, phosphorus, and calcium. 1 egg is typical per day (619mg).

High in vitamins A, B12, D, and high in omega-3. 

Recipes  – 

Duck eggs cook and bake up very similar to chicken eggs, so use them up! If you overcook them, they may get a rubbery texture. Keep in mind that duck eggs are larger in volume and may provide more fluid to your product. A couple good things about baking with these, since the eggs have less water and more fat, cakes and breads will have a better rise, cookies will be more moist and chewy, and custards like quiche will be fluffier and creamier.

References listed at the bottom of page.

Queen Anne Farmer's Market - Nutrition Thyme RD

Found a beautiful little herb garden. One which I hope to grow one day! Perhaps in hanging planters.

Queen Anne Farmer's Market - Nutrition Thyme RD

Queen Anne Farmer's Market - Nutrition Thyme RD

Let’s try some fresh mozzarella from local Metropolitan Market!

Queen Anne Farmer's Market - Nutrition Thyme RD

This Martin Family Orchards fruit spread tasted so fresh and not overly sweet. Great on toast or mixed into plain yogurt!

Queen Anne Farmer's Market - Nutrition Thyme RD

Found good ol’ Jonboy flavored caramels! Local to Ballard, Seattle, which began in 2009.
A nice summer (or….all year round) treat, with fun seasonal flavors!

Queen Anne Farmer's Market - Nutrition Thyme RD

Lower Case Brewing
Beer tasting time from the local Georgetown neighborhood in Seattle!

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Fortuity Winery
Next up was wine tasting, near Yakima. Fun and fruity flavors perfect for a summers day!

Queen Anne Farmer's Market - Nutrition Thyme RD

Ramen & Tacos food truck, local in Seattle!

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Chi-Chai in Seattle, which offered various chai beverages.

Queen Anne Farmer's Market - Nutrition Thyme RD

References:

Steele, Lisa. Duck Eggs 411. Scripps NetworksRetrieved from https://www.hgtv.com/outdoors/gardens/animals-and-wildlife/duck-eggs-411

Nosowitz, D. Everything You Need To Know About Duck Eggs (2015, Jun 19). Modern Farmer Media. Retrieved from https://modernfarmer.com/2015/06/everything-you-need-to-know-about-duck-eggs/

Tremblay, S. The Nutritional Value of Duck Eggs (2017, Oct 3). Livestrong. Retrieved from https://www.livestrong.com/article/338071-the-nutritional-value-of-duck-eggs/

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