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.