Now that I’m not working, my body seems to have found a comfortable schedule of falling asleep at 2am and waking up at 11am. This really has to stop. I sure am enjoying it while it lasts though. I’m sure a Body Pump class at 6 am would cure me. 🙂
Saturday afternoon (when I’d been up for exactly 2 hours) I met up with Sara at the farmer’s market downtown. I hadn’t been in YEARS and didn’t quite know where to begin. There were so many stands of fresh produce, jewelry, even one stand that had these pretty serving spoons. I might have to go back and get one for my mom. I only brought a small amount of cash so that I wouldn’t overspend.
First I bought some kale:
I love greens!
Collard greens are my favorite (thanks to my family in Alabama and yes I also like black eyed peas). I knew that dark leafy greens were a good source of iron so I wondered what the other health benefits were. According to Wikipedia, it is also a good source of vitamin C, vitamin K, and Caroteniods (which provide Vitamin A). Usually, I steam them and add a little red wine vinegar but I’m going to try a new recipe so stay tuned.
Blue cheese dressing to DIE for!
It’s made by a company called Boise Bleu and there is nothing like it. I could probably drink the whole jar. Instead I politely gobbled up a handful of carrots dipped in it.
Lastly, some locally made granola bars. I just love local businesses.
Scott’s Loaded Granola Bars
Triple Berry, Pistachio Cherry, Blackberry Lime
Then we went to the Co-op and had a lovely lunch outside.
I got the chicken salad sandwich with lettuce, red onion, sprouts and tomato. They make the best sandwiches.
I did some shopping at the Co-op and headed home.
PB Puffins, coconut flour, spelt bread, white chocolate syrup, Amy’s stuffed pasta shells and agave. I’m a sugar fiend, I know.
At home, I immediately tested out the white chocolate syrup with strawberries.
Num. Num. The syrup is not thick and heavy so it wasn’t overpowering at all. Just the perfect touch of sweetness.
I also bought some flowers to spruce up our house.
These go inside:
Aren’t orchids gorgeous?
These go in the front yard:
Still have to plant these babies!
These were already in the front yard but I thought they were pretty:
Does anyone know what they are? I’d like to go get some more for the back yard.
These did go in the back yard:
I skipped pilates today (gasp!) but I did mow the lawn which is just as good. It’s nice to be outside. I need a hammock so I can take an afternoon nap out there. 🙂 Horray for summer days!
How did you spend your weekend?
What are some of your favorite local products?