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The Ultimate Market!

The Ultimate Market!

So by now you probably know I’m a total foodie! Don’t blame me. It’s my grandmother’s fault! She introduced me to Beef stroganoff, amazing cheese, and dark chocolate very early on. That was it! I was hooked! I’ve been cooking and dreaming of my next meal ever since! And, when it comes to my daughter Ireland, well let’s just say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree! Yep, she’s a foodie in training! When it comes to farmer’s markets, we are so there! While in Cleveland, Ohio recently to visit family and do some recipes on TV, we had to make a stop at the West Side Market.

West Side Market

This place is amazing! If you’re a foodie like me, you’ll think you’ve died and gone to heaven. It’s huge! Yes, there are aisles of fresh fruits and veggies but, that’s just the beginning. There’s so much more!

The Ultimate Market
Market Produce

First stop. Dessert! Ireland found some truffles. How could I say no to these homemade beauties!

Ireland Finds Dessert

And, holy moley! Check out these cannolis!


I told you I’m a fan of cheese. I’m a cheesehead, how could I not be. They had cheeses here I’d never heard of.

Cheeses Galore

And, hand stuffed olives with different cheeses too! Let’s just say, olive you! And, well take some!

Stuffed Olives

What about some bread to go with that cheese? Aren’t these loaves gorgeous!


And, the fresh pasta. Pretty, pretty, pretty! Pillows of ravioli stuffed with everything from asparagus and cheese to cajun crawfish! Yum!

Pillows of Ravioli
Handmade Pasta

If you like bacon, you’d love this place. Jamaican Bacon? I’ve never heard of it, but it’s hey, it’s bacon! It’s gotta be good!

Jamaican Bacon

From bacon to sausage. I’ve never seen so many different kinds! I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!

Home Made Sausage

On our way out we struck gold! I love me some really good butter. Ireland too! Big rolls of farm fresh butter. We’ll take 2 please!
Farm Fresh Butter
I am dreaming of it slathered on fresh corn on the cob. Note: We had a corn and shrimp boil on the beach that was amazing! The Ultimate summer dinner. Talk about cooking up some memories! Click Shrimp Boil on the Beach to see pictures and read all about it.

Fresh Corn

Have you ever been to the West Side Market in Cleveland? Know any other markets like this I need to visit? If so, please share! Hope you’ll check back soon to soon to see what other kind of trouble Ireland and I are getting into this summer. You can also follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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