Mom and I hit up the Ann Arbor Farmer's Market last week for the first time together this year. I couldn't resist and picked up a few veggie starts from Frog Holler! My red pepper seeds have yet to sprout (they were involved in a little mishap between Maggie and an outside animal...) so I choose some Italian red sweet peppers called Super Shepard and a few different varieties of heirloom tomatoes, an orange Valencia, Moskvich, and some Red Zebras.
I also bought this super cool salad dressing vessel. This is definitely a pretty and functional way to mix up our 'stirred together dressings'. I love it.
The artist is Denise of Blue Heron Pottery.
We also then found our way to Pilar's storefront (with the help of Mom's super fancy phone) for lunch.
Mom enjoying lunch =)
We shared the vegan tamale meal with horchata.
I brought some goodies home for dinner too. This is the vegan spinach and kalamata tamale, so good! Sylvia sources many of her ingredients from local organic farmers, the spinach in this tamale is from Tantre Farm, which is another of our favorite local farms.
I've been on a kefir kick here and a great use for it is to make shakes, this was fresh pineapple, banana, one date (the last one...), original So Delicious coconut kefir, vanilla powder, and Naturally Nutty almond butter. Way better than a dairy milk shake if you ask me!
We had company for dinner last week and I made the Carrot Bisque from Vegan with a Vengeance and a salad based on the Apple Walnut Poppyseed one from The Raw Food Revolution Diet.
along with some Motown Multigrain bread from Avalon bakery in Detroit. The depot town bakery's oven is being rebuilt right now and in the meantime the co-op is stocking Avalon's bread. We dipped it in our soup and gave it two thumbs up!
look at all the seeds =)
I think we've been eating all of Kroger's stock of organic strawberries ;)
and the usual green fare:
lots of massaged kale
I've gotten a little behind on blogging, we've been away from home or outside so much that it's been hard to sit at the computer ;) I did get caught up on Grey's Anatomy yesterday though and it was so intense! I'm glad no one had spoiled it for me before I saw it.
We're having the most gorgeous weather here! Tyrah's crazy hair season can begin because we also took the top off the Jeep this weekend, haha, it gets nuts!
Does everyone have their gardens all in? What a great growing week it's going to be.