We love vegetables. And we’ve already eaten all of our loot from Saturday’s market!
Time for another visit:
This market was located on the other side of town in a nice park. It was a lot smaller than Saturday’s, but still had plenty of stuff.
I wasn’t happy about biking there because of the dark clouds looming (call me wicked, but I do melt in rain!) but I am ALWAYS happy once I’m riding my bike. Just the thought of riding throws me off! We biked about 20 minutes across town and I was so glad we did.
Now I will be the first one to tell you how much TLC goes into local produce and how dollars spent at the farmer’s market go towards more valuable things than the produce you come away with.
But my GOSH did $30 disappear quickly tonight. $14 flew out of my wallet on just tomatoes (like 4 lbs of them 😳 ), green beans and eggplant at one stand. I used to be able to get a full week’s worth of veggies for the same price. We’ve been on a grocery budget cutback ever since the Thanksgiving Challenge of yesteryear. No more than $200 / month, TOPS. And we’ve done a really good job (thanks also to the help of a baking husband and blog swag.) But I think I’m going to loosen the reigns just a bit. Charlottesville is all about really great local food, and I’ve never gotten to play at farmer’s markets like I can here. And this week so many of our meals have been nearly 100% local ingredients. It’s totally worth spending a little more.
On our way home, we got rained on again, so we decided to duck into a conveniently placed restaurant we’ve been wanting to try: Continental Divide.
There’s no signage – just "GET IN HERE"
But on the inside, it was very nice!
Thirst overcame us and we ordered a margarita. Not as good as a Spice-a-Rita from Mono Loco, but still very good. I’m acquiring a taste for them!
Salt and all
To eat I ordered the Bean + Cheese burrito, which came with a nice tomato sauce and rice.
They were filled with portabello mushrooms and yellow peppers.
I’d love to write: "After just one of these i was stuffed," but in reality, i could have easily demolished both. But to follow the ole Japanese saying of stopping when you’re 75% full, I ate one and most of my rice and left the second for lunch. Simply noting this because being an intuitive eater sometimes means mentally stopping before you want to.
That is until the pumpkin muffin arrives
This guy came with my meal and was a bit late coming out, so it made a great dessert. I split him with Matt.
Matt’s pork tacos were out-stand-ing!
This afternoon I loaded up stock to take over to Jess’s to make her some recovery oatmeal.
She enjoyed a nice sampling of each nut butter on top of her whipped banana chia oats Hope you’re feeling better soon Jess!
Before we departed for the market, I nibbled on half an Alliebar to tide me over. LOVE these and it’s my last one!
A little bit of work left to do and then it’s chillax until bedtime. Nite!