Saturday, January 28, 2012

Farmers Market and Estate Sale

It's a cold winter day...30 degrees outside.  That's too cold for me to want to get outside and walk.  Instead, I stayed inside and worked on the garden plan some more.

We are having friends over for lunch on Saturday.  The dessert will be Walnut Coconut Fudge,  I've shared this simple recipe before, but here it is again.  It is so quick and easy and delicious.  It's definitely not Ninja eating.  But it's a treat.

Walnut Coconut Fudge
3 cups walnuts
2 cups coconut
1/2 cup carob or cacao powder
5/8 cup agave nectar.
Mix all together in the food processor.  Spread in pan and refrigerate...(or not)...I did not refrigerate mine.

Here I am making the walnut coconut fudge.

Walnut Coconut Fudge - The finished product.

Travis made our green smoothies with arugula, apples, bananas, lemon juice, dates, passion fruit, and water.

Lunch was green smoothie, orange, avocado, and goody ball.

Friday is farmer's market day here.  We bought a pint of honey for $6.00, 1 quart of shelled pecans for $8.00, and 3 lbs. of greenhouse tomatoes for $8.00.  The tomatoes were not grown hydroponically.  I was happy to learn that they were grown in dirt with compost and manure and no chemicals or pesticides.
Farmers market purchases...tomatoes, honey and pecans.

We love to buy at estate sales and garage sales.  It is a great way to recycle.  The best finds of the day were an antique coffee grinder, a Braun citrus juicer, an antique wooden salad bowl, and a Maurice Loirand print.
Here is Travis trying out the antique coffee grinder.  It works great.
I love the Maurice Loirand print.  It's perfect for my French country decor.

Finds of the day...citrus juicer, wooden salad bowl, coffee grinder, paring knives, blue and white check napkins, books, collectible ashtray and shoe horn.

I prepared Raw Veggie Fajitas to serve at our lunch tomorrow.  The recipe was posted on the 1/23/12 posting.

Dinner was veggie cocktails (carrots, celery, beets, and broccoli stalks); green salad (leftover from Wednesday); lemon juice and olive oil dressing; sauerkraut, goody ball, and cashews.

Other food purchases today...habenero peppers and organic romaine lettuce for a total of $6.49.

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