Saturday, October 3, 2009

Saturday Adventure

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No doubt, the solution for writer’s block is exploring. These stuffed giraffes at the flea market this morning made me laugh so hard something in my idea bank broke loose. In fact I am laughing as I write this.

Around noon a friend took me to a tiny farm, where a family has an organic vegetable garden. These kinds of things really feed my soul.

I paid for my year’s membership , which entitles me to stop by every Saturday , pay a reasonable fee to get freshly harvested vegetables.

The father was weeding while his older children harvested what was ready. His wife and other children (5 total) hand washed the produce and bagged it for you, all with a smile.

IMGP0141 This is my spinach getting washed. My basket contained organically grown cucumbers, baby eggplant, arugula, okra, spinach, and other lettuce.

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My next stop was right around the corner.

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My husband loves hot, fresh corn tortillas with salt, lime, and avocado slices. I bought two of these and two dozen tortillas.

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Then, right down the street, this San Miguel painted restaurant caught my eye.

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The choice was hard ( for lunch to take home), but I settled on this: flautas .

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I bought a large limonada, looked at these, and headed to the library.

Bliss…

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13 comments:

mbkatc230 said...

This sounds like such a wonderful day! I'd love to find an organic farm co-op like that. We do have our farmer's market most of the year, the majority of which is organic, including the meat. But I'd love to be able to go whenever the mood hit! Hope you have a great rest of the weekend. Kathy

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

WOW! That was a great way to spend the day! I love the co-op idea! :)

Sharing with Sherri said...

Hi Laura!

Looks like you've been having an enjoyable afternoon!!

Those giraffe's are cute! they make me think of a time when I was a kid, when my cousin and I went on a kids T.V. show called Captain Sacto!
When my cousin was asked what did he want to be when he GREW UP...he said he wanted to be a giraffe!!LOL!

WOW all that delicious looking food is making my mouth water!! I love any kind of mexican food!! and desert!! I've never heard of a milk candy pecan pie but it sure sounds scrumptious!!!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!
Hugs,
Sherri:)

Debbie's Garden said...

The co-op sounds awesome! I do need some chips to eat my refried beans with though. Tell me you're frying that okra!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

How wonderful to be able to shop for fresh Mexican food. I don't know what it was, but it sure sounds great!

Marguerite said...

What a lovely post! How lucky you are to have access to that farm. A friend of mine had a 100 acre organic produce farm, when I lived in Maryland, and I ate those wonderful organic veggies for 12 years! And that Mexican food looks sinful, cher! I'd love to have one of those Pineapple-Pecan tarts right about now!
And you're right about the solution for writers block is exploring. And fun, too! Cheers!

LPC said...

You are so right. It's all about having an adventure.

Theresa said...

Yummy post:) I love fresh vegetables, I was raised on country sunshine and a garden full of good stuff! And well... it just isn't right to make me want Mexican food on Sunday morning while drinking coffee:) Have a blessed day!

Dixie said...

Flautas are a favorite of mine too! I don't think you can live in Texas and not LOVE them! Looks delicious! Makes me hungry!

and that organic veggie garden! what a treat! Ours is organic also, but we don't grow enough to sell... maybe we should expand! Yeah right! If we still had those 6-kids at home... farm hands are hard to find these days!

Julie said...

Hi Laura, The giraffe's are so cute...sounds like you had a fun day....
xoxo
Julie

Sharon said...

Great way to stop writer's block.

Libby Murphy said...

What a great way to escape a writer's block. Sounds wonderful. Such fun!
Happy Twirls

Maree said...

I want those giraffes...oh and I'll take the flautas too! Great post! :-)

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