Monday, August 16, 2010

The Market!

Good morning blogland!  I’m up and at ‘em, and back to reality.   Scott is leaving for a business trip this morning, and Ava and I have a pretty full week.  But first, let’s recap a little bit more from last week.

Sorry to leave you the rest of the week last week.  I kept wanting to post, but we kept quite busy on our vacation, and spent as much time as possible outside.  It was sooo nice to have the cool ocean air!  We had a fabulous time taking long walks all over La Jolla and Del Mar.  A couple of the cool mornings, I even made it to Bikram yoga.  There was a studio 2 blocks from our condo.  I haven’t been able to muster up the desire to do hot yoga at home (in 110 degrees, why would I pay to go in a 105 degree room?)  It felt SOOOO good!  I also forgot how much I love the Bikram style of yoga.

One of the highlights of our annual San Diego trips is going to the Farmer’s Markets.  Getting out of the desert, it is like coming to an oasis with the lovely flowers and spectacular produce.  Here are so snapshots of the downtown market we hit one day.

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Can you believe these lovely bouquets were only $5 or 2 for $9.00?  I think I’d have fresh cut flowers all the time if I lived there. 

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And this was the smallest market we went to! 

Here is a little of what we bought/made from that one:

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Roasted baby zucchini, patty pan squash, cubed butternut squash, and shitake mushrooms

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Mixed micro greens, purslane, and sunflower sprouts salad with goat cheese stuffed squash blossoms.

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A delicious glass of red in one of our logo glasses, from the vineyard stops on our way.

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Even the fish was local and purchased at the Farmer’s market.  It was locally caught halibut, that we topped with peach, yellow tomato and avocado salsa.  Everything was so fresh, and tasted magnificent. 

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Enjoying a stroll along the boardwalk in Mission Beach.  

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What is your favorite thing to do on vacations?

Tomorrow I will show you a little more of what we ate and did in southern California…

Today’s TO- DO’s:

swim laps

unpack

laundry

grocery shopping (Trader Joe’s, Costco, Sprouts)

get guest room ready for my mom’s visit  ;-) 

take Ava swimming

3 comments:

  1. I love exploring new places and of course eating new foods!

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  2. That looks like a great trip! I just love to vacation and experience what the city has to offer.

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  3. Wow, those pics are amazing!!! All the colors, so pretty! I love to vaca and search for little hidden gems that the city has to offer!

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