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Fresh Is Best

by Courtney on July 24, 2010

I love it when a Saturday rolls around when I don’t have a commitment to run to. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes those commitments can be super fun, such as last weekend’s Blogger Brunch. :) But for those mornings when I’m free, nothing beats a trip to the Farmers Market.

Before leaving the house, I snacked on a couple pieces of Carrot Raisin Manna Bread with some PB2 spread on top. Yes, I think the addiction has already started.



I had hoped the hubby would be able to make the trip down to the market with me this morning, but unfortunately he had some work to take care of at home. So me, myself, and I (and my reusable bag) headed on down. The market was definitely boomin’ today, and am super excited that so many of the vendors are starting to get such a wide variety of produce. It makes me smile. :-D

Today’s purchases: Carrots, beets, zucchini, yellow squash, red potatoes, fresh basil & flat leaf parsley.


Isn’t fresh produce just so pretty?!? :)


Cody wasn’t quite sure what to make of his mama snappin’ pictures of her produce outside…

“Hey, whatcha doin’ Mom?”


I also had to pick up a jar of Blizzard Butter, but that has already been taken to the post office to make its way out to Sunnydale, CA… ;)

I want to try to find a good recipe for a parsley-potato salad of some sort. If anyone happens to know of any good ones, please pass along the info!

I also picked up a little caffeine while out and about this morning: another Hawaiian Coconut flavored one – deeeeLISH! :-P



I made one of THE most delicious sandwiches EVER today! First of all, I love tomatoes. I could eat them everyday, especially in the summer once they start to get ripe. Gimme a big one, and I’ll bite into it like an apple. YUM. But when tomatoes are paired with fresh basil on a sandwich? Now there’s a combo I’m talkin’ about!


I lightly toasted a whole wheat Arnold Sandwich Thin, spread one half with a smear of The Laughing Cow Light Swiss Cheese, and the other half with some roasted red pepper hommus. Then I added some fresh slices of tomato and a couple leaves of basil; it’s amazing just how well the tomato and basil complement each other, along with the mix of Swiss cheese. Everything just tasted to fresh, which I love…it was definitely a killer sandwich. :-D


Along with my sandwich, a had a couple new carrot sticks + hommus & a juicy peach.



Now I’m off to do a little yard work (yippeeeeeee) but I’m hoping all of my hard work will pay off with a nice little fro yo trip later this evening and maybe a movie date? Fingers crossed for me! :shock: :-D

Question for the Day:

What’s the last good movie you watched (either in the theater or at home)

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1 Tina July 24, 2010 at 1:47 pm

I’m going to be lame and say the last good movie I watched was Eclipse. LOL But I REALLY want to see Inception.

Fresh produce is so wonderful. I’m actually drooling over that zucchini. And the tomato sandwich . I have a huge thing for tomatoes right now.


2 Kelly July 24, 2010 at 1:49 pm

The last movie I saw in the movie theather was Eclipse! LOVED IT!


3 Lizzy @LBBakes July 24, 2010 at 2:10 pm

That sandwich looks amazing – I love the tomato/basil combo, too! And that Manna bread you keep showing us – ugh, I need some!

I can’t for the life of me remember the last movie I watched. I am completely ADD when it comes to sitting in one place for a long time, so movies and me do not mix! Enjoy though! :)


4 Megan July 24, 2010 at 2:21 pm

Tomato and basil is the best combo!! And I lovedddd Inception :)


5 Kathryn July 24, 2010 at 3:21 pm

The last good movie I watched was The Bounty Hunter, with Jennifer Aniston. It was hilarious, and good.


6 christina July 24, 2010 at 3:40 pm

i need to get my hands on some pb2. the last good movie i saw was date night..yeah that was a while ago.


7 erica July 24, 2010 at 4:04 pm

i really want to try that hawaiian coffee! :)

the last good movie i saw was Avatar on dvd….i don’t know why i just never felt the urge to jump on the bandwagon when it was in theaters.

i’ve been hearing nothing but super good things about inception.


8 cardiopizza July 24, 2010 at 4:20 pm

those veggies look so fresh and delicious!

I watched ‘shutter island’ a couple of weeks ago and liked it!


9 Courtney July 25, 2010 at 11:39 am

I want to see that movie so bad!!!


10 Wendy July 24, 2010 at 9:38 pm

Yes, fresh produce is very pretty, indeed! Love your pictures! And Cody is precious.


11 Shanna, like Banana July 25, 2010 at 10:37 am

“I also had to pick up a jar of Blizzard Butter, but that has already been taken to the post office to make its way out to Sunnydale, CA… ;)”

Bouncing up and down :) :) :)


12 Courtney July 25, 2010 at 11:38 am

Hehehehe!! ;)


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