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Saturday: Veggies, Wine, and about town

Monday, May 13, 2013

This weekend I spent a lot of time running around to various markets, price comparing on their veggies and organic produce.

My best friend and I started the day out heading down to the farmer’s market. We stopped into Great Harvest Bread, and I got a fresh out of the oven slice of cherry-white chocolate bread (specialty of the week for Mother’s Day). We went to the farmer’s market, but everything there was pretty pricy. I DID get a bottle of Organic Vanilla Milk from a local dairy. Because its delicious.

After we were done there, we headed up the street to the Co-Op to price out their fruit and vegetables. Ended up getting a bag of organic chia seeds that were $2 off. Interesting texture, that.

Then we headed back down town to go to Dokata Art for ink. Sami needs to dye her wig for Fi, for our Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword cosplay coming up in July. Since we were already in the area, we headed to the Public Market where we got some fresh juice (they have an industrial juicer) and then looked at their produce. Prices pretty much the same as the Co-Op.

We went back to the car (we’d been walking around this whole time) and went home to drop stuff off. Then back into the car and to Trader Joes! Cheese and eggs priced really well at Trader Joes. I got a free little cut of coffee, and we taste-tested the item of the day; a eggplant parmesan with a really delicious tomato sauce. We ended up getting a box of the eggplant and a bottle of the sauce with the intent to make it for dinner. (I also stocked up on my favorite brand of tuna)

Then we crossed the street to the fruit and vegetable stand. WOW. The fruit and veggies were so BIG and SO well priced. This is where we will be going to get fruit and veg, hands down. (At least, until October, when they close for the winter season until April) 4 avocados for $1! Score!

Dropped stuff off in the freezer at home, and then headed out again. This time down to Fairhaven. We stopped by Abby Tea Garden for some more loose-leaf (Rose-Scented and Queen Victoria), and then went to Katie’s Cupcakes to pick up a cupcake each to go with dinner. (These would later get kind of melty in the car, but still delicious!)

Our last place on the list for Fairhaven was Drizzle. A vinegar and olive oil place. BUT… right next door, was a wine and wine accessories place. And look! Wine tasting! So we stopped in. $5 each for 5 tastings. We figured why not! But… all we’d really had to eat (and by this time it was about 2:30 in the afternoon) was a slice of bread, a tasting from Trader Joes, a cup of juice, a miniature cupcake, and a little coffee. BAM that wine hit us hard.

So we bought a bottle of white to go with our Italian dinner, and headed to drizzle. WOW, the place has really expanded! I got a refill on my California Garlic Olive Oil, and we also picked up a Cranberry-White Pear Vinegar that is SO delicious.

Now this should have been it, and we should have headed back to the car, and gone to Costco to finish our price comparison.

BUT, as we were checking out, they handed us a 2 for 1 coupon for a different wine-tasting room a block up.

So we went.

It was lots of fun and the server was really nice. But then, yeah no…. no driving of any kind could be had.

But I remembered a little soup, salad, and sandwich place at the top of the bookstore, so we went there and got a BellingHAM and Cheese sandwich to split. And it was DELICIOUS.

After that, we took a walk down to the pier and walked along the water until we got to Wood Coffee. I got us a Funfettie shake to split, and we chit-chat for awhile until we felt sober enough to head home.

By this time, it was going on 6pm, so we decided to forget Costco and just go home.

We made our eggplant Parmesan, cooked in a little of the garlic olive oil, over noodles and broccoli, with the sauce we bought, with our chilled wine, and a cupcake for dessert. We were the envy of all the other roommates!

In retrospect, the only thing I wish I had done differently, is get something a little lighter than the shake (but at least we split it)

In all, it was a wonderful Saturday!
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