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Spring Is In The Air

by Courtney on April 9, 2011

It’s FINALLY starting to feel like spring!

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It is an absolutely beautiful day out there today (we’re supposed to hit 65 I hear!). It actually smells like spring. I woke up to the sun shining, the birds chirping,

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and a lazy kitty basking in the sunlight. Winking smile

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Don’t worry, we’re back to being on speaking terms. Bribery works wonders. Smile

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I blame the spring-like weather for putting a little extra “spring” in my step, so I got myself ready to head down to the Farmers Market.

Of course, to get to the Farmers Market, I just so happen to pass my favorite coffee shop, so I stopped in for an iced coffee.

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I loooooove me some iced coffee!

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Sure enough, I think a lot of people had the same idea as me this morning because the market was already bustling by the time I got there.

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I love how we have our Farmers Market available all year-round, but I’m really excited for it to finally move back outdoors. Only a couple more weeks!

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I was happy to see that there was even some live music this morning. I think at one point they were singing “Viva Las Vegas,” but without saying Las Vegas. Umm, does that make sense? Confused smile

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Anyways…

I thought this stand set up for Japan Relief was really nice, so I made sure to contribute a little donation. Every little bit helps, right?

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I was a little disappointed in the produce variety at the market today, but there was certainly no shortage of breads and baked goods.

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“Hi, my name is Courtney, and I’m a carb-aholic.”  Winking smile

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If I had only had a butter knife and some peanut butter, I may have jumped head first into this heap of amazingness. I don’t have a problem…really.

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While I always look forward to trying out new samples while browsing, I encountered quite a doozy today…gelato!

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Gelateria Lisa is actually right down the street from Flavour Café, and now that I know their hours, I mayyy just have to be making a pit stop there sometime soon. Especially after trying a sample of their Raspberries & Crème gelato. It was so good!

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Surprisingly, I left the market without doing too much damage.

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I picked up a loaf of whole wheat bread and a ciabatta roll for Jay (he loves them). I’ve been craving a good panini lately, so now I’ll be able to make some this week with my new loaf of bread.

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I also grabbed a jar of Blizzard Butter, which is actually not for me. Potentially, it COULD be yours…but you’ll have to wait until Monday to find out. Winking smile

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Now, I’m actually headed out to meet up with some of my favorite girls for a lunch date, so I’ll catch ya’ll on the flip side. Winking smile

Question for the Day:

Gelato or ice cream?

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1 Kelly April 9, 2011 at 11:23 am

Looks wonderful!! I wish we had spring here…but we completely skipped over that and went straight to summer. Hello 95 degrees today. Gag.
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2 Michelle (The Runner's Plate) April 9, 2011 at 11:29 am

I heart carbs as well!! I love fresh homemade bread when it is still warm from the oven!!
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3 Jamie aka "Sometimes Healthy Living Girl" April 9, 2011 at 11:31 am

Ice Cream! Well actually preferably frozen yogurt. There is this place near my apartment called 16 Handles that has 16 flavors AND a toppings bar. YUM. Happy Saturday!

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4 Jen April 9, 2011 at 11:55 am

Definitely ice-cream… specially chocolate, sooo yummy! Enjoy your lunch =)

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5 Jess@atasteofconfidence April 9, 2011 at 11:56 am

Finally a bit warmer here too! I’m an ice cream fan.
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6 Shannon April 9, 2011 at 12:11 pm

I have never had gelato so definitely ice cream for me

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7 elizabeth @ the good life April 9, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Definitely gelato!! When I was in Italy I made sure to try AS MUCH as I could. Delish! :)
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8 miranda @working mom works out April 9, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Oh my gay. That bread is mocking my gluten intolerance.

And ice cream :)
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9 miranda @working mom works out April 9, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Gah. Not gay. Dang you, auto correct.
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10 Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun April 9, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Looks like SUCH a great start to the weekend. I love that they have the market year round too. Although the whole Viva Las Vegas thing is a bit odd. ;)
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11 Khushboo April 9, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Fro yo, gelato, ice cream- love em all. Ice cream wins my heart, nothing beats a bowl of vanilla ice cream. Call me boring but it hits the spot every time!
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12 Tara @ The Game of Life April 9, 2011 at 2:39 pm

Icecream fo sho! Actually I have never had gelato :0 I don’t think I will like it though, but my sister said it was amazing when she was in Italy!
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13 Lena April 9, 2011 at 2:47 pm

I love your sunglasses!

Oh, and I love any frozen treat…I’m not one to discriminate :)

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14 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine April 9, 2011 at 3:12 pm

It depends on the flavor!! Gelato is the best when eaten in Europe, and the flavors and textures are definitely more unique. BUT…nothing beats cookie dough ice cream!
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15 Courtney April 9, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Amen! ;)

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16 Kristi April 9, 2011 at 5:32 pm

I wish it was sunny here. It’s a pretty dreary day. I hear tomorrow is supposed to be a lot better!
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17 *Andrea* April 9, 2011 at 5:49 pm

your glasses are super cute! i love spring..can’t wait for great spring/summer fruits and veggies!

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18 Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie) April 9, 2011 at 6:07 pm

I don’t remember the last time I had gelato so I’d have to go with ice cream :D I love your farmers market. I have no idea where I have one around here :(
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19 Mandee April 9, 2011 at 6:24 pm

iced coffee is the best kind of coffee! yum! and are those pretzel rolls? double yum!
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20 Courtney April 9, 2011 at 6:47 pm

I actually think it was challah bread. :)

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21 erica April 9, 2011 at 7:56 pm

omg. how can i choose between gelato or ice cream? i guess if i were out i’d choose gelato just because it’s something i don’t get to eat all the time.

i need to go to a farmer’s market. i just can’t get up early enough!
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22 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] April 10, 2011 at 1:17 am

That iced coffee looks milky delicious… and that bread, YUM!
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23 Sarah April 10, 2011 at 9:22 am

I am SO GLAD spring is starting to show its face over here too! I haven’t had my first iced coffee of the season yet, it will be a wonderful day when i finally get one!
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24 Kristen April 10, 2011 at 4:47 pm

Hi my name is kristen Im a carbaholic too haha
I prefer ice cream, but wont lie, ill eat anything like it haha

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