~I'm backtracking to VeggieFest because I forgot to mention this delicious mango nectar I picked up while there. Before I sat and listened to Mr. Singh's speech, I stumbled upon this stand that was handing out free sample of mango juice (or what I thought was mango juice). I sipped it and immediately took a… Continue reading Wanna Tango with a Mango?
~Since I started my blogging adventure almost 2 months ago now (wow!), one thing I really wanted to do was find a plant at a farmer's market and attempt to grow it. Several years ago, I went to a greenhouse with a friend and picked out a rainbow Swiss chard plant to grow in the… Continue reading Pursuit of the perfect plant
~I feel kinda bad for plums. They aren't as popular with kids these days and their dried doppelgängers, the prune, gets a bad wrap for being a staple of elderly folks and issues of dietary indiscretion. Poor plums. If you give them a chance, they are juicy and delicious! As a kid I grew up eating plums… Continue reading Picture Perfect Plums
~It's refreshing to see how fresh produce can bring so many people together. Young and old sharing a common bond over blueberries, chatting about carrots, or in my case, striking a conversation over strawberries. While at the Downers Grove Market, the first stand I visited had several lengthy tables layered with produce. Everything from radishes, onions,… Continue reading Smitten by Strawberries