This weekend S and I did some of our favorite things to do together. One of them was of course going to the farmer's market. When S and I were long distance, I used to visit him and he'd show me the farmer's market in town. Since the beginning, I've always loved visiting them with him. It's one of the sentimental reasons why we chose to get married at one. Speaking of... that's in 47 days!
We bought fruit and vegetables for the week, and even splurged this time on local farm fresh eggs. Not only are they from a local farm, but the ones we bought are duck eggs! They are much larger than the typical organic eggs we buy from the super market, and are un-fertilized like typical eggs. The farmer told us that the duck eggs are denser with a larger yolk. We're thinking we'll make a pasta carbonara with them, as well as a pizza with one of the eggs in the middle.
We picked up a batch of strawberries to snack on while we walked around. They were gone quickly while we strolled along the lake looking at turtles and baby ducklings that swam fast to follow their mama duck. Others threw pieces of bread for the animals; we watched as they munched like we did.
This week I saw the first bloom of star jasmine. Our neighborhood has star jasmine growing up and along all of it's fences. When in bloom, I smell jasmine every morning and every evening on the walk to and from my car. It's so serene. I'm a sucker for super floral scents like jasmine and lavender. I love them so much, I even drink them in my tea! In about another month, our fences will be covered in full white blooms.
This past week I've swapped my treasured New York coffee for the can of chicory coffee that I got from New Orleans. The grinds themselves are so much darker than what I am used to, but it looks so black and beautiful.
This coffee has chicory in it to balance out the bitterness of coffee beans. It's so delicious that I drink it black without almond milk. I typically put a little almond milk in all of my cups of coffee, no sugar. But this coffee is so balanced it doesn't even need it.
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