I’ve had a lovely Saturday so far. I slept in a bit and then went downstairs and used my new French press to make two cups of seriously aromatic coffee, sipped while I checked my email, caught up on blogs, ran a load of laundry and dishes, and planned my day. I made my usual breakfast topped with natural apple butter and Barney Butter almond butter. From there it was into jeans and a sweatshirt (this is a college town), a whirr of the toothbrush, and out to the farmer’s market.
Because it was chilly and damp outside there weren’t many vendors set up at the market. However, I did buy six beautiful naval oranges and a couple of heads of fresh broccoli. Next, I drove to a local health foods store where I finally found farro! I also bought a pound of French lentils, 1/2 lb. of fresh spinach, and some regular and decaf coarsely ground (did it myself!) fair trade organic coffee. Then I stopped into a gourmet cooking shop to replace my old spatula with a pretty aqua spoonula and added an inexpensive bamboo spoon to my order for use with my French press (after pouring water over your coffee, you are supposed to gently stir with a plastic or wooden spoon to avoid breaking the glass).
After that it was off to the second health foods store for a red onion, a pound of walnuts, and a pound of organic arborio rice. I have a bunch of leftover butternut squash from Thursday night so I’ll either make the same dish again or perhaps a lighter version of this butternut risotto. Each store was only a couple of miles away from the last but due to my lazy, indulgent browsing the whole trip took about two hours.
By the time I got home I was hungry again and feeling a little low on energy despite having had a banana while I was out. I had four wholesome cookies and one of the juicy oranges I’d bought earlier. I still didn’t feel as if I had enough energy for a good, strong run so instead I decided to break out my yoga mat, which I’ve been meaning to do for months!, and flow my way through a YouTube yoga class with Sarah:
It was just what I needed. In fact, I encouraged D to join me for round two so I ended up doing it twice. I feel relaxed and more thoughtful now.
I’m off to grab another snack, take a shower, and make cookies for game night. M&M are bringing dough made from scratch for homemade pizzas and the rest of us are bringing toppings (mine is spinach and possibly some mushrooms ), drinks, and dessert (cookies!). Have a relaxing Saturday night!