Sunday, February 13, 2005

Weekend Wonderment

I went to the Farmer’s Market this morning with Bob (Anne’s SO) and Maggie (his dog). It was a gorgeous, warm, sunny morning, and it’s always nice to go to the Market. It’s fun to run into friends there, as well as buying yummy organic produce. I bought a bunch of cute freshly-dug carrots to try in my juicer. I’ve been making orange juice and wheatgrass juice, and I love my juicer! I just put my first batch of wheat seeds in water to soak to start the sprouting process, so hopefully I’ll be able to plant them tomorrow afternoon and have grass of my own growing on my windowsill in time for Mom’s visit! :)

After the Farmer’s Market I went to New Seasons to do the rest of my shopping for the week, and just happened (well, okay, I planned it) to be there during their chocolate and wine tasting. They had pretty much opened up every chocolate bar in the store, and they have a lot of chocolate bars! There was soooo much chocolate! I think my favorite was the Dagoba organic “Xocolatl” which was dark chocolate with chili in it, among other things. It was so good! They also had hot chocolate made out of that, which was amazing. They had also opened up a few bottles of wine that are on special this week, but that seemed almost unnecessary with all the decadent chocolate that was out! It was a very lovely shopping trip. :) And when I came out of the store and got in my car to go home, it started snow/hailing! It was so weird; it was still really warm out (for February in Portland), and pretty bright and sunny, but there were these big white globs of snow hitting my windshield! I was driving down the road with my hand out the window trying to figure out what was going on. I love strange things like that, things that a lot of people miss because they’re so brief and fleeting, but they’re so special.

So it’s been a good day. And a good weekend altogether. I drove down to Corvallis on Friday to watch DeMara perform in the Vagina Monologues at OSU. She did a fabulous job, and it was a great performance altogether. Go DeMara! Last night we had a birthday party for Bob, with a very fancy many-course meal – there were three dessert courses alone! It was fun to work in the kitchen with Anne to prepare it all, and it was quite a lovely dinner. And we got the leftovers for breakfast this morning! Mmm, asparagus and quince cake for breakfast. :)

Back to readings now. I’m hoping to finish getting caught up and actually get all of my readings for this week done this afternoon. Wish me luck! :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Have you ever seen Asparagus this BIG
They grow up to 15in long and 2in wide.
fresh asparagus recipe