Posts Tagged ‘Vegetables’

Have I Gone?

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My take-a-way from last Saturday morning’s Forsyth Farmers Market here in historic district Savannah.

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Have I gone vegetable crazy?

I was texting with SCF (Super Cyber Friend) Riboclavin (of course you remember him … thermometer, dying every other day) a little while ago.  And, after telling him that I was preparing a cauliflower dinner …

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… Riboclavin wrote, “I am SICK [appropriate for Ribo] of this weird a__ bull ___.  What is ur deal?  Srsly.”

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I love how Ribo is so caring and kind.  He’s my lil fellow.  I love him.

Well, I thought about Riboclavin’s comment, and here’s my expert analysis:  “The most important factor in our lives (and some of you may disagree here) is that we feel good or joyful about that which we are about.” 

I FEEL GOOD about vegetables!

Here are a few pics from the Farmers Market.

Radishes:

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Swiss chard:

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Cool yellow carrots:

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Glorious greens:

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Lettuce mix:

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A meal I made with Swiss chard and bok choy:

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Cauliflower and broccoli:

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A guy and his rat:

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Big sweet potatoes:

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Veggie soup:

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Go vegetables!

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Oh, and here’s tonight’s cauliflower meal:

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I Really Love the Forsyth Farmers’ Market!

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I know I’ve mentioned it before, but I REALLY love the Forsyth Farmers’ Market here in downtown Savannah.  Even though it was a bit rainy this morning, I sloshed my way over to the park and marveled, as usual, at the beauty of vegetables.

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The smallest (and very proficient) vegetable seller:

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Go Vegetables!

Tomato Joy

To me, the perfect picture of summer happiness is this …

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… vine-ripened tomatoes.  The color, the smell, the taste and the memories of tomato summers gone by.

The above beauties went into my okra-tomato gumbo.

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Come on over!

Five Friday Happy Bringers (7/12/13)

It’s mid-summer.  What a beautiful time of year.  And here are five reasons I’m happy:

1.  Making a delicious roast vegetable medley for supper the other night.  Yum!

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(Red and Vidalia onions, green and red peppers, fingerling potatoes, garlic, rosemary, zucchini,)

2.  Affirming and believing this beautiful potential truth:  “I picture myself in phenomenal health and in excellent physical condition at my ideal body weight.”

3.  A glorious morning on the back river side of Tybee Island (Savannah’s beach).

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4.  Elephant ears

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5.  The new public xylophone in Forsyth Park in historic district Savannah.

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Make some joyful music this weekend! 

Five Friday Happy Bringers (6/21/13)

1. Colorful carrots, kale and lettuce from Savannah’s Forsyth Farmers’ Market.

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2. Valiant knights

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(Grandson Daniel)

3. Temptation

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But dealing with it.

4. This cool video about a retiring middle school principal and his surprise flashmob tribute.

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I wanna cool flashmob. When I retired from Georgia Southern University last June, I just got a plaque:

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5. It’s the First Day of SUMMER!

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May the Summer of 2013 be our most joyfully memorable one ever, filled with healthy treasures!

Farmers’ Marketing

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Saturday morning I stumbled out of bed (you would think someone my age could deal with morning a bit better) and walked a few blocks to Savannah’s Forsyth Park to get some fresh vegetables.  (It’s spring, so I’m on my Annual Quest to get in Stellar Shape for the maybe two times I go to Tybee Island and the beach during the summer.  I haven’t seen abs in forty years, but I’m such an optimist I AM NOT GIVING UP.  Do you hear me?!  I intend to be on the cover of Men’s Fitness one day.)

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The Forsyth Farmers’ Market is the coolest gathering of local vendors offering fresh–often organic–fruits and vegetables, along with coffees, breads, honey, jams, juices, pasta, fish, beef, poultry, herbs, flowers, etc.  I LOVE their statement of purpose: “The mission of the Forsyth Farmers’ Market is to promote understanding and participation in a local food system that supports sustainable production and increases access to local products.” 

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Coolest dog at the market:

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Coolest shoes at the market:

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What joyful shopping!

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