Farmers Market


Good morning and happy Friday!!! It came so fast this week… partly due to the short week and partly just from being busy!

Yesterday afternoon I ended up wandering around the Farmer’s Market and picking up a few things. I love how beautiful the produce is lately now that we’re getting into peak season.

Sweet Onions, Eggplant, and Garlic.


Cherries, Yellow and Red Plums, and Peaches!

Apricots and more plums!

Emily, Okra, Yellow Squash, Zucchini, and Hybrid Squash.

I ended up getting some okra, cheese curds, and cucumbers to supplement my CSA for the week.

And then, I went with my boyfriend.. and he got a brand new car!!! A 2010 Honda Accord in Silver with a black interior. It is soooo nice and I love it. We took a few on test drives and the new one drove so much better than the year or two old ones, so that’s the one he went with. Though its his car, there will be a lot of shared use, so I’m almost as excited as he is. ūüėČ

We didn’t get out of the dealership until almost 10pm and neither of us had eaten dinner.. big mistake! I should have packed a snack so I wasn’t so ravenous, but we ended up spotting a little Thai place right by the dealership and went in. It was actually Thai/Chinese fusion, so they started us out with chinese noodles and a thai cabbage dish.

The thai cabbage dish was really light and just had vinegar on it (and maybe a little sugar because it was sort of sweet). I ate a bunch of the cabbage, and then wayyy too many fried noodles. Those things are so easy to eat when they are in front of you and you are hungry! I ate more than 1/2 the bowl… Then I got Veggie Tom Yum, which is a hot and sour broth loaded with veggies.

For my main course I got two appetizers, the steamed veggie dumplings:

And a Squid Salad.

I ate the dumplings first and they were really doughy and didn’t have many veggies inside, but I basically inhaled them. After eating those, I moved onto the salad when my fullness set in. I only ended up eating the squid off the salad and a few bites of the veggies, which was delicious. I should have started with the salad and then moved to the dumplings, so I’ll keep that in mind for next time.

This morning I woke up feeling kind of gross and bloated from the late food last night. I decided to do the Shred Level Two to get the day started off right. Even though it’s only 20 minutes, it is HARD. I hate the 30 seconds straight of push-ups (x2) in Level One, so I figured this one would be totally do-able because it wouldn’t have the¬†push ups, but instead there were walkout¬†push ups¬†where you start from standing, touch the floor, walk your hands out into¬†push up¬†position, do a¬†push up, walk your hands back, and then stand up – even harder! I was sweating so hard but it felt really good in a weird way.

I threw together a nice yogurt bowl for breakfast after the Shred:

In the mix:

  • 1/2 cup nonfat greek yogurt (1 pt)
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats (1 pt)
  • ~1/4 cup fiber one (0 pts)
  • 1 peach sliced up

This was awesome. The peach was from my CSA share yesterday and it was one of the sweetest, juiciest, and most delicious peaches I’ve ever had! I seriously wish I brought another one with me into work so I could have it later today.

What are you up to this weekend? Any exciting plans? One of my best friends, Lianne, has a birthday today (HAPPY BIRTHDAY LIANNE!!!!) and mine was on Tuesday, so we’re doing a joint celebration tomorrow night, starting with a nice dinner with some close friends and then going out in DC. I cannot wait!!

No GPS Sunday

Hi! Today has been such a fun, random day. We woke up and realized we were out of farm fresh eggs which have been the highlight of breakfasts recently, so decided to try to find a Farmer’s Market to go pick some up. We found a new-to-us Farmer’s Market in Alexandria, VA and set out to find it. We arrived there and it was awesome! It was a lot bigger than the farmers market I usually go to, and the prices seemed more reasonable. All of the vendors were so friendly and there was a lot of different produce, dairy, bread, plants, and art to look at.

Here’s what we ended up purchasing:

  • A dozen eggs
  • Rainbow chard
  • Green onions
  • Radishes
  • A¬†Mediterranean¬†Squash
  • Free range¬†NY Strip Steak (for Wil)

We decided we should grill out tonight, so wanted to go to the store to get some other things, and also had a few other errands to run. We were hungry, too, and just ended up wandering around Alexandria and stopped at random places along the way, without using GPS or figuring out exactly where we were going. We stumbled across a cute little restaurant called Foxfire Grill and stopped there to get some brunch.

I had a cup of coffee with half and half to start

Then they served us a basket of fresh baked mini muffins, and I had one blueberry and one banana nut.

They were delicious and still warm from the oven. We ended up bringing the rest of the basket home, and as soon as I got outside our door and started digging for my keys, I dropped them all over the floor. ūüôĀ I hate wasting food, and being clumsy!

For my meal, I ordered the Eggs Chesapeake, which is just like eggs benedict, but with crab meat instead of ham.

I ordered it without Hollandaise and with fruit instead of potatoes. The eggs were perfectly poached, but definitely not as good as the farm fresh eggs that we’ll hopefully have for breakfast tomorrow. The fruit was fresh too, but the honeydew melon wasn’t quite ripe. I still managed to eat it all.

We ended up going to Goodwill and finding a nice painting for the wall, Home Depot and got a plant for our balcony, and a cool Indian market and got some different spices, vinegar, and peppercorns for cheap. ‘Twas a fun and productive day! Plans for the rest of the day include hopefully a run and then grilling out tonight! I’ll be back!