Thursday, April 30, 2009

House Hunting and the Farmer's Market

We are still in the process of looking for a house and have gone most Sunday afternoons to look at possibilities with our awesome realtor Robert. This past Sunday, he had chosen 4 houses that he thought we might like and took us to view them. We ended up liking three of the four homes so much that we decided to place offers on all three. We haven't heard any news yet about any of them, but whether we get accepted or not we continue to have faith that God has a house out there for us and it will happen exactly when it is supposed to happen. :)

In other news, we have found a new hobby that keeps us busy and healthy on Saturday mornings - the Farmer's market! :) We went to the local farmer's market for the first time the weekend of Easter. Josh's parents have become vegan and they were coming to our house for dinner. Since we had to eat all veggies for dinner I wanted to find the freshest and yummiest ones possible! :) It was an amazing experience to see all the piles of delightful fruits, vegetables, fresh bread, and much more! It smelled sooooo good and really makes you want to buy everything! We ended up cooking a delicious meal of french onion soup with soy broth, fresh tabouli, cucumber salad, whole-wheat pita bread, mixed green salad with radishes, cucumber and homemade vinaigrette, roasted asparagus and carrots with lemon vinaigrette and a grilled veggie salad full of red wine vinaigrette marinated portabellos, zucchini, red onion, olives, fresh tomatoes and red, yellow and orange bell peppers. We ended the evening with fresh strawberries and fresh fruit juices (apple cherry pomegranete or passion fruit apple carrot). Since that first Saturday we have been back several more times and tried many more delightful things - fresh squeezed orange juice, fresh tdaziki and pita chips, garlic rosemary bread, fresh olive oil, more strawberries, and much more. Now I look forward to Saturday mornings spent at the farmer's market, followed by several meals of delicious, fresh, local produce! :)

1 comment:

Annette B said...

The farmer's market sounds yummmy...makes me hungry just to read the description!