When I visit our nation's capital, I always plan enough time to make a stop at the Eastern Market. Located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, Eastern Market is the last of DC's city markets to remain in continuous operation. Fresh flowers, an amazing array of cheese, fruits and vegetables, hot sugared almonds in a cone, warm loaves of freshly baked bread, and those coveted crab cakes from Market Lunch - the Eastern Market is a "must do" activity. On the weekends, the Eastern Market also features the work of local artists ... and on Sundays, the flea market. Last time I was there, I scored a beautiful black and red handmade jacket from India, a yak hand puppet, and the tomato head girl - a freaky little figurine that holds court in my kitchen. Ever since I launched Bitegeist, I've been dying to share her image with my readers. If the truth be told, talking about the Eastern Market is simply a way to justify plastering her photo on this page. I do love the Eastern Market, but I love the tomato head girl even more. So here she is. Expect to see more random oddities in the months ahead as I'm mastering my new Lumix digital camera. By the way, breakfast today was superb. That green tomato, spinach, and feta cheesecake we ate a few nights ago ... ? Marian put a thin slice in the middle of an omelet and topped it with cheddar and colby. Reduce, reuse, recycle!