Saturday, September 06, 2008

My Saturday Morning

Although it's nice to sleep in on a Saturday morning, it's also cozy to wake up early and take a stroll around a farmer's market, scouting out the freshest herbs & veggies, the ripest fruit and the best, crusty bread.

That was the Saturday morning I had today. Sticking to my budget of $20, I came home with 2 large bunches of basil (to make pesto), a pot of chives to grow & have on hand, a pound of blueberries (I'm thinking blueberry-applesauce muffins), a loaf of honey-oatmeal bread (with just the right amount of chewy crust and soft inside), & a delicious cinnamon pull-apart roll. And of course I took my beloved market basket (thanks again, Sarah & Molly!).
My loot and morning's breakfast.
Soon I'm off to meet up with some of my new PhotoWalk friends to watch the Red Bull Flugtag, sure to be zany fun.

What are you doing today?


Molly W. said...

Mmmm that sounds/looks lovely and yummy. Well, my day is almost over and the fam and I took the bus to the city of Adare and spent the day snapping pics of B and thatched roof cottages, running thru a lovely green park and eating yummy food. Its all very Ireland. :)

Sarah S said...

NOW that sounds like fun... I'm soo glad that basket is getting used... it was soo lovely to look at... :) and seemed like the perfect gift...

this morning.
cai woke at 6am
we were up. ate breakfast.
and then I put on TWO dvd's... at his request... monsters and cars... while I snuggled him and went back to sleep...
then we hit up target and the 99 cents store...
cpk for lunch, just the two of us... and now he's sleeping and I'm doing laundry... and blog hopping... love to you... HEY how'd you find the photo walk group... that sounds like fun!

Sarah S said...

Mols. I'm sorry. Did you say run? I thought you didn't do that ;)?

Molly W. said...

Well B was running, I don't know that I could say what I was doing was running. :)

b said...

Sounds like a marvelous day Kell!

Our day went like this:

-Biked to Farmer's Market--had the best Cinnamon Latté ever & a cream top biscuit smothered with savory sausage gravy. (Courtesy of Pine State Biscuit booth there.) Mike had a biscuit with butter & honey; Audrey biscuit with whipped cream and berries.
Purchased: Sweet Dream Peaches (for what will probably be the last of my summer peach & lavender marmelade) and orange cherry tomatoes (also for marmalade.) Chatted with Jim (a very old, wise farmer) about what to plant for Winter.

2.) Parted ways with M&A to shop for much-needed foundation & powder. (Went with something entirely new!)

3.) Looked lustfully at Banana Republic clothing and, promptly remembering budget, exited without buying anything but...

4.) Rode bike to Rite-Aid for cheap eyeliner and something to freshen up my hair color after Denise's recent hair-success in my neighborhood salon & remembering my resolve to lower my hair costs by sticking with a more natural look (as opposed to high-maintenance highlights.)

5.) Decided that I was too tired to bike home; threw my wheels on the bus and exited at Tolman & Milwaukee.

6.) Hung out the rest of the day in my yard with hubbie & A: throwing around the Strawberry Shortcake football, mini soccer ball, Hoola-Hooping and...sorely needed weeding.

7.) Bathe child and self--put child to bed.

8.) Shag.

9.) Comment on Kelly's blog.

10.) Now going to eat baked mac-n-cheese & chicken that's in the oven, while watching 'The Lives of Others.'

The end- There you have it. Since I'm not currently writing on my own blog....
God nat og sov godt!

Jeremy said...

Today, i mean yesterday we drove to Gettysburg. We had breakfast at the good ole Cracker Barrel in Harrisburg. It was good food, but terrible, slow service. We got 50 percent off the meal. By the time we had finished, tropical storm Hanna was hitting us pretty good, but we kept on for Gettysburg. It is an amazing place. There are hundreds of monuments all over the fields. Then we drove back to where I am staying now, my cousin and I grabbed a pizza and video game, and talked for the rest of the night.

Molly W. said...

Did Brandi say "shag?!" :)

b said...

Yes, that's what I said.

P.S. to Kelly: as a fresh alternative to pesto trying making 'pistou' (the provencal cousin) with Italian Parsley, and/or Basil both chopped coursely, with minced garlic, lemon juice, sea salt and EVOO. You can store the mixture in the fridge for weeks or freeze in ice-cube trays and dump into ziplocks for use later.

Sounds so simple that it's hard to convey how AMAZING Pistou is on potatoes, fish, chicken,pasta, bread--ANYTHING you would otherwise do with pesto. But much lighter and fresher tasting.

Molly W. said...

You're funny Brandi. :) Start writing on your blog again please!!

DeniseMarie said...

12:00 AM--Arrived home from the airport, tired but still glowing from all that fresh Oregon air. (Also, bloated and chubbier than ever thanks to B's daily feasts.)

1:00 AM--Fell asleep.

8:00 AM--Woke to the alarm (evil!), groaned, complained, whined....

8:30 AM--Actually got out of bed.

9:30-11:30 AM--Chamber group rehearsal.

12:30 PM--Tried to take a quick nap but couldn't because I was too stressed about...

12:30-2:30 PM--...finishing the shawl I was making for my friend Suzanne's birthday present.

2:30-3:00 PM--Frantically got dressed and made up.

3:00-4:00 PM--On the road, travelling to the birthday party in Ladera Ranch.

4:00-7:00 PM--Party. Suzanne was lovely, her husband charming and kind. But Orange County-esque small talk with fellow guests was...mind numbing. And, at times, repellant.

7:00-8:00 PM--More driving, this time towards home.

8:30 PM--BED. Thank you, Jesus!