Friday, June 20, 2008

TGIF: Outside of Crafting

i've decided to reserve Fridays for anything but the crafting, so...on my lunch break today, i went here:

Weekly Farmers' Market

every Friday from June thru October, there's a Farmers' Market right accross the street from my office--the view is actually from my office window. as i've been back on the re-embrace vegetarianism kick, i decided to take advantage of the fresh local produce. this is what i came away with and spent well under $20 for the whole shebang:

strawberries from the Farmers' market2 pints of strawberries

bluberries from the Farmers' market2 pints of blueberries

cherries3 pints of cherries--couldn't myself. they're sooooo sweet and juicy!

Swiss Charda bundle of Swiss chard--the vendor recommends sauteeing the chopped roots in salt, pepper, garlic, and olive oil for 5 minutes, then toss in the coarsly chopped leaves and drizzle with balsamic vinegar. i'm gonna give it a try this weekend.

green bean and yellow wax beana whole bunch of green beans and yellow wax beans. the girlchild loves them, steamed, sauteed, any way possible.

Kettle corn and two bags of homemade kettle corn. its still a vegetable!

behind the trees in the pic of the Market are tents. those tents are for the Folk Life Festival that will be starting next week. one of the 'exhibits' is the country of Bhutan, and they are actually building a replica of a Buddhist temple from the country. Bhutan is one of those obscure, little known countries that is on my 'places to visit wishlist' one day, so i'm really excited about this year's festival. perhaps my photo taking skills will get better by then. ha!

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