Gluten free chocolate chip cookie cups from Sunnyside Kitchen. (Courtesy photo)
Tuesday is farmers market day in Escondido, and there’s almost always a new discovery each week. I was pleased recently to encounter a former co-worker from the North County Times, Kate Carpenter, staffing a booth for her business, Sunnyside Kitchen. Kate offers bite-size cookies, muffins and cakes, and has recently added panini, grilled to order by her husband, Bob. Varieties include Gourmet Grilled Cheese, BBQ Chicken Grilled Cheese, and Vegetarian Mediterranean; prices are $5 to $9. The bite-sized cookies (such as Chocolate Delights, with white chocolate chips and pecans) are $2 for a half-dozen. Gluten-free cookies (like the chocolate chip cookie cups, pictured) are twice as big, so those are 3 for $2. (And she’s got Buckeyes for order through the website!) If you can’t make it to the Tuesday market, try Sundays at the North San Diego Farmers Market at Sikes Adobe across from Westfield North County mall in Escondido. Kate’s cookies are also available at Rock n’ Jenny’s Italian Subs; Diego’s Place; Major Market Escondido; Kettle Coffee & Tea; and Orfila Winery. Visit sunnysidekitchen.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org!