Sunday, January 22, 2012

A Saturday Morning Adventure

Saturday morning I had an appointment to get a hair cut. It was my second time with Angela at Hair on Earth. And it will not be the last.  She actually listens to what I want, and works with my hair to make it happen. She cuts my hair so that I never have to do anything to it. It just dries and does itself. It takes me less than 15 minutes from shower to finish to get ready these days. I love her.

Anyway, the hair cut got me out of the house bright and early. So, once I was finished with that I was out of the house, and had awesome hair. I couldn't just waste awesome hair on Saturday morning chores. So I went exploring.

As this was a last minute decision, I didn't have my camera with me. And that was a real shame.

I've been so blind. I've lived here for 4 years now and still haven't been anywhere! I'm working  on that.

Yesterday I checked out local produce. There is a tiny market called Tomato Land I've meant to check out for a while. I've been a little wary of places like this that claim to be "organic" so they charge twice as much but seem to have all the same labels that I see at our local Publix. But I wanted to see.

It was actually pretty cool. The little shop had a bunch of local honey and sauces. And the produce was  outside in crates. While  I was there a guy pulled up in a pick up truck and started unloading cabbages. He has a farm north of Tallahassee, and he was bringing in his morning harvest. Does it get fresher than that?

So, I got some cabbage. And lemons from south Florida were a quarter each, so I got some of those too. A mango too. Just because it looked good.  And some cilantro, because I actually needed it. And it cost me about $4.50, which is just as much as it would anywhere else. So I'd call it a win.

I don't know where the mango and cilantro came from. Mexico?

(Note: What does one do with cabbage?)

Then, since I was already halfway there, I finally checked out the Farmer's Market in Tallahassee. There were only 5 booths, so it wasn't a huge deal (I think its a little bigger in the summer time. Which makes sense). The Farmer's Market is in the center of this shopping center called Market Square. Its full of little local shops, and an antique mall (way overpriced though), a '50s Style Diner, and an old fashioned Ice Cream Parlor!  Also, there was a french pastry shop!

I bought some pastries and tiramisu at the pastry shop.  By the time I got home, Cory was finally awake and taking a shower. I told him of my adventures, and he told me about his sleep. Then we ate the pastries. Gotta balance out that cabbage, you know?

Later, I made homemade pizza for dinner with green peppers, onions, and dough I actually made from scratch! I also forgot to take a picture of that,  because seeing as all we'd eaten that day was pastries, we were very hungry. So,  no picture, but it did happen, and I 'm writing it down because I don't want to forget the first pizza I've made that Cory actually liked. (Southwestern BBQ Pizza did not go over well, and Ground Turkey Alfredo Pizza was a nightmare for the both of us which I will not soon forget.)

Anyway, I can't believe it took me  so long to finally check those places out. It's like a whole new world out there. I might make it a goal to check out one new place every month. Then I would actually know whats around here when people ask. Let me know if you want in :)


Meagan said...

Sounds like fun girl, I did notice today that your hair seemed extra bouncy. It is so hard for me to tell haircuts on long hair!

The Hargretts said...

It's nice to know that tomato land wasn't too expensive. I would see it on my way to pick chris up after work and always wondered. Also, your hair looks amazing all the time. I wish mine dried so easily as yours and doesn't look crunchy.... that's the work that first came to mind. HAHA

Nathan & Holly Larson said...

What a great way to start your day! :) By-the-way, I have a pretty good soup recipe that uses cabbage...I'll look it up and send ya a message! :)

freya said...

man i meant to say something at church! so little time to socialize though. great hair! yes i think i'll have to try her out :) ha.

great adventure! i really need to go check those out with our new veggie eating lifestyle. and don't feel bad, i've lived here my whole life and i've only been to one of those places once...

Danny & Joanna Rodriguez said...

Ditto to freya about living here your whole life, I've hardly been to the local places here, i'm in! What kind of pizza dough? Yeast or yeast free? I hate using yeast it never proofs right but I do put herbs and pepper and salt in my yeast free dough...