Busy Weekend and Lazy Monday

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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:
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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.
Next up:
Blue cheese dressing to DIE for!
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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.
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Scott’s Loaded Granola Bars
Triple Berry, Pistachio Cherry, Blackberry Lime
Then we went to the Co-op and had a lovely lunch outside.
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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.
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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.
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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:
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Aren’t orchids gorgeous?
These go in the front yard:
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Still have to plant these babies!
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These were already in the front yard but I thought they were pretty:
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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:
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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. ๐Ÿ™‚ Horray for summer days!
How did you spend your weekend?

What are some of your favorite local products?
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5 thoughts on “Busy Weekend and Lazy Monday

  1. I need to hang out with YOU on the weekends! How dreamy! Have you made green smoothies with your greens yet? I have been really awful lately, because I've been too broke to indulge my habit for about a month. But they are awesome in smoothies, and you don't lose any vitamins or minerals that you can lose in cooking and juicing! Can't wait to hear your recipes!

  2. Ahh, I want to come over and try that white chocolate sauce!! Or maybe I should just go buy some for myself, because I KNOW I'd love it!Pretty plants! Gardening is something I've always wanted to try my hand at. :-)Favorite produce? Anything and everything! If it's fresh, I love it!

  3. I need to hang out with YOU on the weekends! How dreamy! Have you made green smoothies with your greens yet? I have been really awful lately, because I've been too broke to indulge my habit for about a month. But they are awesome in smoothies, and you don't lose any vitamins or minerals that you can lose in cooking and juicing! Can't wait to hear your recipes!

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