Monthly Archives: May 2013

Farmers Market!

Finally! I was able to make it to the Wethersfield Farmer’s Market!  I had been a steady attendee in years previous, but hardly made it at all last year.  It started back up for the season at the start of May, but with so much going on, I hadn’t made it to it’s new location at the Solomon Welles House.  It’s right by Wethersfield Cover (and the DMV), which makes for a better location.  It’s also grown quite a bit!  Even this early in the season, it was packed with delicious food, plants, crafts and more!

When i drove around the corner (parking was at a premium, thanks to the summer-like weather) I saw the NoRA Cupcake Truck.  Now, if you live in CT and hadn’t had the pleasure of a cupcake from them, you’re missing out.  I got myself a Bannoffee cupcake, which was exactly as awesome as you’d think.  I hope they come regularly!

Lucky Taco was there too, but as i had to go pick up plants afterwards, i didn’t get to visit them.  I hope they come back next week.  I love the addition of the food trucks, and this venue seems to be much more inviting to them!

I did stop by my favorites – Sweet Pea Cheese for some of their apricot maple goat cheese.  This might sound weird, but it’s just sweet enough and tastes amazing.  To me it tastes like summer, and it took serious willpower not to try and find some crackers right away!  I also picked up some butter rolls from Morning Glory Bakery.  I found out this is their last season before moving to Tennessee.  Their rolls are amazing, and the idea of it being their last go up here is a total bummer.

I also picked up some free range eggs from a new-to-me company called Killam & Bassette Farmstead.  I have been craving eggs lately, and can’t wait to enjoy some fresh eggs tonight for dinner!

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Eggs from Killam & Bassette Farmstead

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Apricot Maple goat cheese from Sweet Pea Cheese

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Alpacas!

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Foodie Pen Pals Quick Post

 

Some details about Foodie Penpals.  In case you’re a new reader, here’s a reminder of what the program is all about:

 

-On the 5th of every month, you will receive your penpal pairing via email. It will be your responsibility to contact your penpal and get their mailing address and any other information you might need like allergies or dietary restrictions.
-You will have until the 15th of the month to put your box of goodies in the mail. On the last day of the month, you will post about the goodies you received from your penpal! 
-The boxes are to be filled with fun foodie things, local food items or even homemade treats! The spending limit is $15. The box must also include something written. This can be anything from a note explaining what’s in the box, to a fun recipe…use your imagination!
-You are responsible for figuring out the best way to ship your items depending on their size and how fragile they are. (Don’t forget about flat rate boxes!)
-Foodie Penpals is open to blog readers as well as bloggers. If you’re a reader and you get paired with a blogger, you are to write a short guest post for your penpal to post on their blog about what you received. If two readers are paired together, neither needs to worry about writing a post for that month. 
-Foodie Penplas is open to US, Canadian & European residents.  Please note, Canadian Residents will be paired with other Canadians only. Same with Europeans. We’ve determined things might get too slow and backed up if we’re trying to send foods through customs across the border from US to Canada and vice versa. 

 

If you’re from the US or Canada and are in participating for June, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions. 

 

You must submit your information by June 4th as pairings will be emailed on June 5th!

*If you’re from Europe, please CLICK HERE  to signup.

 

This month i was matched with Scott, who doesn’t have a blog, or i’d totally link to it.  It was a great package with fresh baked bread, fancy almonds, some balsamic vinegar and dried strawberries.  The bread got a little beat up during shipping, but it was quite good!  I opened it when i got home from work on Friday and had to snag a piece right away.  Duncan didn’t love it, but he’s less of a bread person than me.  I have the strawberries as part of lunch today, but i love dried fruit, so i’m sure they’ll disappear quickly.  With my CSA starting next week I’m sure the vinegar won’t last long, since it’s one of my favorite summertime flavors (oh, and while the weekend might of been in the 40’s, it’s now in the high 80’s and low 90’s here in CT… so it’s summer!).  I haven’t had a chance to check out the almonds yet, but i have a plan involving salad for them.

YAY another fun box!

 

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What Blog?

I know, i know, i’ve been neglecting this blog, much like other parts of my world lately.  The PE and post-PE low, followed by sick, followed by YAY Duncan has a job!, followed by “wait, i have to do all the things he was doing at home?” and and and and….

I know, lousy excuses.

I’ve been recommitting to the house work, which is good.  The garden looks nice.  I need to cook more.  Our CSA starts next week.  Things here are good, just busy.  And i’m a slacker.

So, yes, sorry for the babble, but i’ll be getting back on track.  Or trying to at least.