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To market, to market…

Though I’m more inclined to buy a fat fig than a fat pig, I love me some farmer’s market!

This week’s bounty:

An abundance of GREEN.

Florets and Leaves.

The only kind of eggs I'll eat: eggs from happy chickens.

My next Blendtec experiment: Nut Butters.

I’d say that it was a fairly successful market day.  I picked up:

  • kale
  • boston lettuce
  • a huge head of romaine
  • an avocado
  • a bag of spinach
  • two bunches of green onions
  • a huge bunch of dill…just because it smelled so good
  • two heads of cauliflower
  • two heads of broccoli
  • a dozen organic eggs

This morning’s load (produce and eggs only) cost me just over $40.  Given that it is all local, organic and picked about an hour before I bought it…I think this was a good deal, especially compared to the prices of organic produce in our local grocery stores.  I love the market.  I wish it was open year-round (it’s only open from November until June).

Afterwards, we went to a little coffee shop for a pick-me-up, since we were at the market at the crack of dawn.  By that I mean 8:00 a.m.  I had a bowl of cottage cheese with fresh fruit on top and a drizzle of honey…mmmm.  A quick stop at the local health store for nuts, earth balance, tempeh and a few other odds and ends and our morning errands were done.

We used to laze around our apartment on Saturday mornings, often not even getting dressed until after 12:00 p.m.  I’m finding that getting up earlier and getting out – to the market, or wherever – really makes the weekend seem longer.  I love it!  Why not make the most of precious time off?

How do you like to make the most of your weekends?

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Monday, Monday.

I took a few days away from the computer because my man and I celebrated our six year anniversary this past weekend!  Six whole years from our very first date, back in snowy Ottawa.  Hard to believe…the years have flown by.  But then other times I think that it feels like we’ve been together forever.  Anyways, we celebrated with a little trip.  We stayed on the Rock…a “staycation”, if you will, and spent a lovely evening at a resort.  It was awesome.  No computers, no cell phones, just us and the ocean (and a five-course dinner).  Good times!

View from the Rock.

It is just so ugly here. I don't know how we can stand it.

And then we came back to reality.

Before our little getaway, I snuck in a trip to the farmers’ market on Saturday morning to stock up on this week’s goods:

kale, spinach, sweet potatoes, broccoli and an avocado!

I know that it doesn’t look like a lot for a “week’s worth of goods” but we still have the bunch of beets and a bunch of carrots from last week, so we’re fully vegged out over here.  One of those sweet potatoes was roasted with some cauliflower last night and served alongside garlic shrimp and steamed broccoli. 

Roasted sweet potato and cauliflower. Mmmmmm.

I’ve been craving roasted veggies a lot lately.  I’m not sure what it is – the time of year, or just the fact that for once I actually have been able to get my hands on organic roast-ables that are staring at me from various bowls and the depths of my fridge.  Who cares?  I just love them.  LOVE.

In other news, my entire department is getting struck down, one by one, with a nasty cold.  Mind you, I am one of only two members of the department without kidlets at home, and those kids, collectively, seem to be a gigantic germ machine.  I am fighting back, however, with this:

My Savior: Effervescent Vitamin C.

Effervescent vitamin C.  Taken this way, it is more easily absorbed by the body (compared to large pills that may not dissolve completely).  I’ve been taking one of these each night in an effort to ward off the germies.  So far…knock on wood…I’m healthy.

Hmmm.  We’ll see.

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