Saturday, August 27, 2011


PEA Potato Field near our House
My Own Farmer's Market!

I love Saturdays. Oh yeah, I already mentioned that. I didn't take any photos today...GASP....I know eh? In fact, I haven't taken any photos since we got home last Sunday. HORRORS!  That is why my post photo is of the lovely potato field that's near my PEI house - we were told to take as many as we wanted (spuds, not photos) so we dug up a few and brought them home - for FREE!! 

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??


Anonymous said...

Sounds like the perfect day all the way around.


~Carla~ said...

Nothing better than fresh & local garden goodies!! Yum! Your Saturday sounds perfect to me! :)

Sharon said...

Sounds like a great day...

Much better than mine, for sure! I went into work and cleaned out a backroom filing room...while it poured outside (Hurricane Irene). Went home, got into a hot bath and ended up watching a movie with the girls. The boys went to a football game out of town...

I like your day better.

jpkittie said...

sounds like an amazing Saturday!!!

Marguerite said...

Sounds like a lovely day, there's something about tables of fresh produce at markets, I always want one of everything.

Out My window said...

You are lucky, our farmers market is a bunch of nasty craft booths, and over priced produce. I mean way over priced. I don't even bother to go. You could not have gotten any of the those berries for under $5-7.00 each. It is a joke. I hear about these farmer's markets and I think where? I have yet to find one.