|PEA Potato Field near our House|
My Own Farmer's Market!
I've been sticking pretty close to home this past week except for the time spent in my classroom. School is the major focus right now, so my camera is getting kinda lonesome.
So today, being Saturday, I pushed all of the school stuff aside and really enjoyed the beautiful weather. We got up pretty early (8am - that's early for us because we like to stay up late watching movies we borrow from the library and last night was no exception!) and headed for the farmer's market. Oh how I love this time of year! The tables are creaking ominously under their heavy load. I just wanted it ALL!!!
Then the reality of my wallet set in ($22) and we settled for a huge brilliantly white cauliflower, several pale yellow peppers (haven't seen that colour before), a bag of green beans that looked like they'd just been picked a few minutes ago), a big bag of mixed greens, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries and a basket of peaches. I think that was it. And I still had a couple of dollars left!!
Already I've eaten most of the salad greens and a nice bunch of green beans, steamed and tossed in a dash of olive oil and ironically a dash of Mrs. Dash:)
After taking our marketing home we set off on our bikes for Victoria Park - it was the perfect temperature for a ride. There I took off my shoes, spread out my blanket and popped by nose into my current crime novel. I would probably have fallen asleep but for the music from the Multi-kulti fest going on and the folks a couple of trees over who had this rope attached between two huge maples upon which they were practising their tight-rope skills. They need more practise.
We biked home after a couple of hours and I luxuriated in the reading of The Globe and Mail while Michael got ready for his shift at Jambalaya. I then dropped him off so Kazi could have the car for her late shift at Jacks. I ate another incredible salad and since then have loved having a few hours to myself (being the introvert that I am it's precious to have a few hours just for me) to read your posts and write this one. I guess this is as close to a perfect day as it can get!
Hmmmmm...I wonder what tomorrow will bring??