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A market day

Sorry again for lite blogging. If it’s not days of house-project work, it’s a day of very busy “rest.”

Today Furrydoc and I traveled out of town for an afternoon at farmers markets, bulk-food stores, and veggie vendors. It doesn’t make for the most compelling blogging, but it does make for a pleasant interlude.

The best of it was a little coffee house where we had an unusual lunch. We each ordered a grilled chicken-apricot sandwich. Yes, chicken-apricot. Which I already knew to be a great combo. But on a sandwich? Better, that wasn’t the only surprising combination between those slabs of crispy bread.

The sandwiches also included fresh basil, provolone cheese, and paper-thin slices of raw purple onion. Sounds weird; tasted glorious. A pleasant revelation in every bite.

To go with them we had big cups of Earl Grey tea with lavender, vanilla, and frothy steamed milk. Mmmmm. Perfect for a rainy day — which this was. Between where we parked and the coffee house we had to shelter in the doorway of a bike shop as the cold drops pelted down. (So much for our latest mini-summer.)

Tomorrow, if summer returns, I’ll finish laying the block for that patio. And then, I suspect, it’s back to more frequent and more meaty blogging for a while.

But today I can say no aching back for me.

And even though days like this don’t make exciting blogitude, I hope you all get to enjoy whatever your equivalent of these simple pleasures might be.

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In the photo: Wild rice blend, organic French green lentils, red lentils, raw almonds, local blueberries, and one of the four varieties of paprika the bulk food store had to choose from.

2 Comments

  1. James
    James August 11, 2018 8:30 pm

    Claire, I’ll take your word for it that a sandwich made out of chicken and apricots is a good thing. As I so often say to my wife, “Better you than me.” (She also likes things of that sort.)

    I do wish I lived nearby. If I did, you’d only need to supervise that block-laying. And supervision has to be easier on the back.

  2. Claire
    Claire August 12, 2018 6:28 am

    “you’d only need to supervise that block-laying. And supervision has to be easier on the back”

    Ah, James. My back already feels better just from your offer.

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