Farmer's Market and Hello Tuesday


So I realize that my blog titles are becoming more and more lame. Oh well.....

Let's start this post out with a pic of my new lamp.
I'm in love with it!

I can't stop looking at it, and when I'm in the kitchen, even if it's not needed I turn it on.
But then I remember that it's a waste of electricity if I don't really need the light and turn it off.
Happy now?
What's that?
You want to see another picture?
Ok, here you go..... :)
 Right alongside my trust Minnesota Mug, 25 cents at a garage sale. Love that.

And ok, here's just one more with the dewberry cobbler I made with berries from the farmer's market.
We have had that baking dish since we got married 2 years ago and this was the first time I used it. I think this is going to be my official cobbler dish from now on. I love the way it looks!
Oh, what's a dewberry you ask?
Well it's very close kin to the black berry. Black berries grow on a big bush, dewberries grow on a smaller vine closer to the ground?

This cobbler was so easy to make! I don't know why everyone doesn't make it from scratch from now on.

Here's the recipe that I used, based on one from The Pioneer Woman , don't you just love her?
I do. And seriously, everything she cooks looks so ahmazing!
The only thing I did differently is add more berries and a splash of vanilla.
Served warm with ice cream and a mug of coffee, well it was just shy of heavenly!

And now, on to the Farmer's Market.
This past Saturday was our town's first EVER organized Farmer's Market.
And IT was awesome!
I came home with some really great produce, which makes this girl VERY happy!

Do you see all the vibrant colors?
They are so beautiful and incredibly delicious.
All of these items were grown by local growers.
Grown no more than 10 miles from my house.
We are trying to be more of  a locavore family in our house. Supporting local farmer's, shops, restaraunts etc. There is such importance in doing this.

Several of the growers we knew personally which made it even more sweet.
I'm about to admit something to you that may or may not surprise you.
Until 2 years ago, I had never eaten a strawberry straight from the strawberry patch.
Until this past Saturday, I had never eaten a pea fresh from the picking.
The real truth is that I hate peas. So much that when I was little I used to tell the lunch ladies that I was allergic so they wouldn't give me any on my plate.  Yeah they asked my mom about that one, and I was BUSTED! :(
But when I tasted that pea, that the Amish family was selling and I thought about their dedication and care of the land and their hard work and how they had picked it just that same morning, it was the sweetest, sweet pea I have ever had. I was popping them like chips when I got home!
The combination of healthy food and Zumba is making me feel REALL GOOD!
And making me think " Why o WHY haven't I don't this sooner?"

This upcoming Saturday at the farmer's market, I plan on being there.
And I am SO super excited about this.
Our yellow squash and zucchini should be ready by then, we will have some lettuces and I plan on doing some baking of breads, cookies and scones.
If you are in the area, you should come! Email me and I will let you know the details.

Happy Tuesday everyone!


  1. Did you save me a piece of that cobbler?!?!!?! SHOOT GIRL! That looks so good!

    Love all the fresh produce! I need to go to our farmers market this weekend! Love supporting locals!

    Happy Tuesday!

  2. ok...where do you live?
    i would love to go to the farmers market with you!
    your produce looks DIVINE and i totally agree about the local thing! yum yum yum!
    and then i would come over for cobbler! holy heavenly!

    ps your lamp is adorbs!!! :) i would totally do that whole turn it on just to admire it bit! haha! and then...i would turn it off, too. :) too funny!

    oh and i just saw that you live in AZ...booo!

  3. Rach I am so proud of the little lamp too. so now you like peas?


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