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Golden Saturday

Happy Saturday.

Coffee and an orange mango smoothie after a 7:30 a.m. superflow hot yoga class. I wanted to get my practice in early so I could enjoy the day and get to the farmers market before it got too late.

The farmers market was full of beautiful local strawberries. I got a whole quart for $3.

There was a vendor making fresh pork rinds and kettle corn. I sampled a barbecue pork rind (seriously reminded me of my childhood!) and then he insisted on giving me a handful of warm kettle corn telling me, “it goes great with coffee.”

All the goods…farm fresh eggs, strawberries, kale, strawberries, squash, bok choy, eggplant, basil, spinach, cilantro, parsley, vidalia onion, shrimp and bananas. The bananas, eggplant and herbs came from a produce vendor and not a farmer.

I taught a yoga class at 12:30 and then headed over to the Plaza Midwood neighborhood for VegFest.

I had high hopes that there would be tons of delicious food there but the food options were pretty limited. I did pick up this raw kale, quinoa, broccoli and carrot salad that was pretty awesome.

I also grabbed a vegan chocolate peanut butter cupcake that I am very excited to try!

Now Sullie and I are chilling at home, paining nails (mine, not hers!) and watching Selling New York. This is my first time really watching this show and it’s good!

And finally I must share this photo collage with you! This is my friend Ashleigh’s golden Delilah. Ashleigh posted this on Facebook with the caption, “For six years, Delilah has not been allowed (or should I say, hasn’t chosen) to get on the couch…let’s just say I choose my battles when it comes to her and dog disobedience.” I told her that I had to share Delilah on my blog and she said, “I’ve always wanted Delilah to be famous. And it’s pretty fitting, because she LOVES peanut butter… I will leave out the runner part.”

🙂

Hope you’ve had a great Saturday!

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  • 1
    She Rocks Fitness May 11, 2013, 6:44 pm

    I’m doing the exact same thing this Saturday night! Early night, because Kala my golden is afraid of the rain and thunder and kept me up a good portion of the night. I’m pooped! Just chilling, catching up on DVR’s, and going to start a new book before I zonk out. Enjoy your evening! 🙂

  • 2
    Elena May 11, 2013, 6:51 pm

    it sounds like such a fun saturday! which farmer’s market do you like going to? i used to go to the matthew’s farmer’s market when i lived in ballantyne, but now that i’ve moved to the southpark area i’m not sure which one to check out near uptown. i’ve heard atherton mills is great, but i noticed one near kings as well so i wasn’t sure which had the best stuff! enjoy the rest of your weekend!

    • 3
      Brittany May 11, 2013, 7:45 pm

      I go to the one on Kings because I can walk there but they don’t have lettuce or kale so I have to go to atherton for that. Atherton has really cool vendors (like the pickle guy!). But I would love to find one that has it all!

  • 4
    Katja May 11, 2013, 7:06 pm

    Reminds me a little bit of my Saturday today. Hit “Green City Farmer’s Market” in Chicago this morning, followed by an Indoor Cycling & Strength class and a brief stop at Whole Foods…. Now relaxing at home, with a coffee & cookies, a good book and music. I think we all need that every now and then!
    Does anyone have any great ideas what to make with the rhubarb and purple asparagus I bought at the Farmer’s Market today? I think I need some new inspiration….. Thanks, and have a wonderful weekend!

  • 5
    colleen May 11, 2013, 10:47 pm

    My Saturday was very similar!!! Coffee, workouts, browsing fresh veggies, and pups! 🙂

  • 6
    tea, love, and cookies May 12, 2013, 7:41 am

    I wish it was strawberry season in Buffalo. I buy them at the store every week because I love them, but I usually wind up disappointed. Love the doggie pictures!

  • 7
    Trisha May 12, 2013, 9:38 pm

    I would love to hear your opinion on the vegan cupcake and where you can find them in Charlotte!

  • 8
    Trisha May 12, 2013, 9:40 pm

    I would love to hear your opinion on those vegan cupcakes! And where to find them in Charlotte! 🙂

  • 9
    Katherine May 13, 2013, 7:53 am

    wow, Jen- looks like fun!

    http://therealfoodrunner.blogspot.com

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