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A trip to the Farmer's Market

Monday, May 06, 2013

A friend suggested we go to the farmer's market on Saturday, and I agreed. The aromas of the fresh breads, sweets, vegetables, and the foods from the indoor market cafe area were so delicious.
Our weather here has just heated up, and this was a beautiful day. The sun was out in the cloudless sky and the birds were chirping. Coffees in hand we wandered the indoor isles first, chit-chatting, checking out the vendors selling their handmade wares.
First stop was a ginger vendor. She made ginger into all sorts of things including juices and salad dressings/marinades. I liked the one dressing, and it was easy to see that I wouldn't need much of it to impart a huge flavour. I asked how much oil was in it, as she didn't have any nutritional content listed.
She said just a smidge (and I could see it floating on top of the vinegar). I also saw sugar listed on the ingredient list. I asked her how much sugar. She said, "not much." I asked if she had a nutritional breakdown of it and she said, "no, I don't keep track of that. You don't have to worry about it! You're slim!"

I replied, "I have lost almost 100 pounds! Worrying and paying attention to it was how I lost the weight."

Her: mouth agape.

My friend, putting his hand around my shoulder, "She's awesome. She's inspirational."

Her, "Wow, that's amazing. Good for you. Good for you!"

I thanked her and bought the dressing anyways. Won't need much to flavour a salad. And between my friend and that lady I had a smile on my face the whole day.

You never know just what you'll find at a farmer's market- from fresh, sweet heritage bite-sized tomatoes, to compliments of the unexpected variety.

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
POOKASLUAGH 5/7/2013 5:00PM

    Awesome! :)

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CLPURNELL 5/7/2013 4:31PM


You have done a great job and deserve every compliment!


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FARRAH511 5/7/2013 12:01AM


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GETSTRONGRRR 5/6/2013 9:46PM

    Good one!

Not sure where you live, but if you can find a ginger dressing in a local grocery store called "Makoto" it is to die for! It's usually refrigerated in the fresh veggie section

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NANCYPAT1 5/6/2013 5:28PM

    Great story - thanks for sharing that with us.

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TEACHFIRST268 5/6/2013 5:11PM

    OH MY GOSH! I am almost in happy tears reading this!
What an amazing feeling!
Congratulations on all of your success! ENJOY IT!!!!!

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FLYINGB16 5/6/2013 2:48PM

    Awesome day! I can't wait to go to our farmer's markets. We have had a cold wet spring and expecting rain all this week and weekend. Hopefully we will have sunshine soon. You have done an incredible job!

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GIRLONFIRE1979 5/6/2013 11:57AM

    very sweet!

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MADLYINLOVE 5/6/2013 9:04AM

    Great blog! Congratulations on dropping the weight & changing your life!

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