How can it be a week since I last posted? Maybe because it's spring and I love spring so much, it goes so quickly. I'm in a happy, stable head space which makes is so much easier to live healthy and living healthy nourishes my mind and body so well that I can be in a happy, stable head space. It's such a good cycle to be caught up in.
I had another great visit to the farmer's market this morning. If you are local to Cobb County Georgia, please please please come out and support these amazing local farmers and artisans to come to the Kennesaw Farmer's Market each week.
I spent $15 this week and came away with a beautiful bounty. I kept it small this week as it's a holiday weekend coming up and Rob and I will visit the larger and busier Marietta market on the weekend with Tally in tow and make it a family outing.
I got Chinese broccoli (see closeup below,) peaches, a fragrant cantaloupe, a freshly picked fennel from Josh at Backyard Beddies and eggs and romaine lettuce from Spreading Oaks Farm in Dallas, GA. I found out they also do grassfed, local beef. I'm going to order a $50 0r $100 package to pick up next week. I'm so excited about this!
I couldn't resist this bunch of beautiful Chinese broccoli with the pretty yellow flowers. I don't think I ever had it and I always try to find something new at the farmer's market each week. It is said to be more delicious than regular broccoli, without a trace of bitterness. I look forward to tasting it. I think a quick stir-fry with garlic and ginger and splash of rice wine vinegar is the way to go.
In other news, I bought a VitaMix! I wasn't sold on it right away after bringing it home, after all, it's a huge investment for a kitchen gadget. My first few green smoothies were nigh undrinkable. But after my first batch of silky and luscious mayonnaise, I was in love! I had to stop myself from eating it off the spoon. I also made the "best creamy tomato soup ever" as proclaimed by Rob. It was so easy and the texture is heavenly. I even made a delicious and drinkable kale smoothie for us this morning. I think practice is key. I've been using to make my post workout shake, too. Oh, yeah, I joined a gym! Stay tuned for more details...