Farmer’s Market Saturday…

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I have been wanting to get into floral design.  And by ‘get into floral design’ I actually mean ‘buy flowers wholesale so I can make flower crowns’.  But it turns out I really like it.

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So I went with simplicity.  Mason jars of spray roses, ranunculus, peonies and tulips and also potted herbs.  I even found chocolate flavored mint.

Who knew.

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And, of course, flower crowns.

It is the driving factor behind all this.

Pop-Up Flower Shop…

DSC_0009True to my Gemini nature, I love starting projects.

Now, do I always finish them?  Sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t.

photo 2-7Scouring flower co-ops and antique stores (I’ve found the most amazing vintage tea tins to plant herbs in), I’m planning a pop-up floral shop this weekend at my local farmer’s market.

Arrangements, fresh cut flowers, handmade floral crowns, etc.  It’s been a busy week.

Farmer’s Market & Champagne…

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Yesterday my best friend texted me, “farmer’s market & happy hour?” to which I responded with the only answer there is.

“Absolutely.”

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Our local weekly farmer’s market moved and is now only a couple blocks from my house.  I’m taking it as a sign I need to buy more locally and less Central Markety.

Although it was a small group they had everything, from bakers to cooking class options.  A woman asked me if I wanted to take one of her ‘canning’ classes and I politely declined.  I’m not terribly sure what that means but I’m pretty sure I’d rather buy hers than do it myself.

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So after we had our fill of hand made pastas, jams, organic fruits and veggies we went and had our fill of champagne.

Thursdays are my new favorite.

Foodies…Farmer’s Market

I did the Blue Print Cleanse detox a year ago and received an email the other day reminding me that somehow a year has already gone by and they think I need to try it again.

So I spoke to my friend in LA (the land of diets and detoxes, along with more than enough vices) who reminded me how expensive it is and told me just to get juicer.

Which is a brilliant idea so I added it to the list.  They Boyfriend and I (regardless of if he wants to be involved or not seeing as I run the food aspect of the household) went to the Farmer’s Market this past Sunday to kick start our new lifestyle.

I have always been really healthy but decided it’s time to go into health zealot mode.  There was so much to choose from at the Farmer’s Market, we pretty much left with everything.  And everything was so fresh…

Foodies..Fried Green Tomatoes

I’ve noticed I have made it my weekend routine to go to our local farmer’s market.  I just adore it.

This weekend The Boyfriend and I were out running errands so we stopped by and I bought these huge heirloom tomatoes.  I haven’t ever made fried green tomatoes before but decided it couldn’t be much different than frying anything else.   Turns out I was right.

It was really simple; I just coated the tomato slices in a doctored fish fry (I add spicy salt mix- makes everything better) and I fried them in chili oil.

While I have been frequenting the farmer’s market, I have not been to the grocery store lately.  So options were a little sparse but I whipped up a little Sriracha Chili Aioli (mayonnaise, Sriracha and a little bit of garlic salt) to serve on the side and it was the perfect addition.

Voila!

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The Boyfriend and I are dieting…

So I spent the afternoon at the Farmer’s Market picking up tons of organic fruits and veggies and came across all these mini-pumpkins.  They were too cute.

I found a little pumpkin patch at a local neighborhood church while out-and-about the other day so sometime this week I’ll drag The Boyfriend over there and pick up some to decorate the house.

I think the thing I like most about carving pumpkins is making pepitas afterwards; I just bake the seeds with sea salt and a little chili oil. Probably not on the diet though…