New friends! I love meeting new people 🙂
I did a little online grocery shopping today! Since we missed the farmer’s market yesterday, I thought it would be a good time to try out Relay Foods. It’s an e-store that allows you to buy goods from lots of farms plus Whole Foods and a few of the local health food stores from one place – and the groceries are delivered to pick-up points around the city on certain days much like a CSA. There is no cost to do it (farms/stores pay to join the network) and the prices are competitive. And the pick-up is free too!
It certainly saves time, especially if you just use it to pick up stock items like chicken broth or local foods if you miss the market. There are tons of ways to search – by aisle, tag (like "organic") and you can save favorites.
Here’s part of my list at checkout:
Unfortunately I had a bit shopping cart mix-up that has yet to be corrected (I bought two of everything!) but I’m HOPING this can be resolved tomorrow AM before the order is processed. I’m sure it will, but I’m still nervous about getting twice the food that we need!
After virtual shopping, I went for a walk with my new friend Bella!!
And her owner, Holly We actually live REALLY close by! We walked up to Arch’s so she could try out gooey brownie (sadly I passed to give my stomach a rest from wedding cake overload!). We walked for over and hour and it was fun to make a new friend.
More friends were made as we biked over to Faith + Tate’s house! Faith invited me to dinner in the blog comments this morning and I had to accept! She only lives 1.5 miles away! After double checking that the invite was a real one, we made plans to bike to their house for a 6:30PM Pumpkin Chili.
Boy were we in for a treat! Such a fun spread, drinks, conversation.
Faith made a delicious pumpkin chili out of an heirloom white pumpkin! LOVED it!
Including a toppings bar of fancy salts, avocado + yogurt and cilantro
Plus an awesome green salad with artichokes and a homemade dressing
My eats – plus a couple of glasses of wine!
Matt baked up some Apple Turnovers from the dough and apples we had on hand to bring. These were 1000 times better than the pie – thanks to a deliciously cooked filling and "eat out of hand" bites
Flash <– I had to go there. Had a couple of these amazing slices!
Speaking of dem apples, snack this afternoon was made up of cores and some leftover dough!
Tonight was such a blast of a way to end the weekend. Gotta get a little serious for the work week, but another weekend is just around the corner.