Monday, June 17, 2013

Stompin’ Grounds… Part 2

This weekend has been a whirlwind trip! Yesterday, we began with a trip to the local farmers market.

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The market is held every weekend, year round, rain or shine. It’s a great use of space for Sacramento, they hold it in empty lots under the freeway.

And it was CROWDED!

Vegetables bigger than my hand, and enough vendors to fill up three blocks of lots.
I loved the fresh bread and pastries, of course.

And the cherries, all those cherries.

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There were so many plants too! Have you seen those air plants?
Crazy, prehistoric plants that look like they came from the dinosaur age?

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Then the flowers. No market is complete without flowers.

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Next, we went to my friend’s brother’s house for Father’s Day Brunch.

There was way more food than table space.
Ribs, pastries, cake, sausage, fritatta, yogurt parfaits…. oh my goodness, did I forget anything?

Maybe I’m trying to forget all the sugar, grains, and dairy I’ve consumed this weekend.

OH, THE MERINGUES! My friend makes these delicious meringues!
She likes to eat hers plain, and I like mine with some fresh fruit on top.

Like puffy little clouds of happiness. Of course I didn’t get pictures of the meringues.
I was too busy stuffing them into my face.

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What else?

Oh! Zebra striped tomatoes!

She has the best green thumb I know.

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Then this morning, she took me for breakfast.

It’s called the Fox and Goose Pub. Right in the heart of downtown Sacramento.

Check this out: Eggs Benedict Arnold.
Eggs Benedict served on an English Muffin with bacon and tomato, and a side of cheesy rarebit sauce.

Rarebit sauce is like a fondue. It’s like a hollandaise, but has stout beer and cheese.
SO. DELICIOUS.

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Then this.
She really wanted to fill me up and roll me outta there.

Ollalieberry scones with Devonshire Cream y’all.

Devonshire cream is like a whipped cream with powdered sugar added.
I was down for the count.

True definition of FOOD COMA.

In fact, it’s 5:30, and I’m still not hungry.
That’s a good meal right there.

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Did some more crazy window shopping.
Found this crazy huge spatula that would be perfect for pancakes.

Didn’t get it.
Don’t worry, I spent plenty of impulse money at Trader Joe’s later.

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Found some new furniture I just HAVE to have.

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And finally, for the piece de resistance, Trader Joe’s.
They don’t have ANY in Texas y’all. Don’t you feel bad for me?

So I tried all this cool stuff.
I had been reading about goat’s milk for awhile and was really curious. It was good!
Tasted just like milk, no strange aftertaste at all.

Also splurged on some plantain chips, natural beef jerky, and coconut chips.
ALL YUM.
OHHH, and the cookie spread. Their version of Biscoff.

I have to say, I like Trader Joe’s version better, because it has just the right amount of crunch.

That’s all our activities for the past two days, y’all!
One more dinner party tonight, then back to the great state O’ Texas tomorrow!!

Love to you all!

~Peace, Love, and Sunny California…

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7 Responses to “Stompin’ Grounds… Part 2”

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    Haley @ The Girly Girl Cooks — June 17, 2013 @ 8:34 pm

    I can’t believe Texas doesn’t have Trader Joes! I would have thought for sure they would have one. Montana doesn’t have one, but that is expected. Montana doesn’t have anything!!! You gotta try their fleur de sel caramel. Oh em gee. It’s amazing!

    • katieb replied: — June 17th, 2013 @ 8:36 pm

      I have!!! It IS amazing. There is supposed to be one coming to San Antonio, which is about 90 min away… Surprising Austin wasn’t first.

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    Arlene — June 17, 2013 @ 8:50 pm

    Hold on! We’re getting one in Austin!!

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    Erin E — June 18, 2013 @ 10:25 am

    Aren’t they building a Trader Joe’s in like Lakeway??

    • katieb replied: — June 18th, 2013 @ 10:26 am

      I just heard and looked it up!! Yes!! I heard awhile back the first ones would be in San Antone… But now looks like we’ll have 3!

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    Haley @ The Girly Girl Cooks — June 18, 2013 @ 6:56 pm

    I just saw that 2 Trader Joes are coming to Austin soon! Yay for you!!!

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    Terri — June 27, 2013 @ 6:15 pm

    We actually have one in fort worth, they opened just a little over a year ago.

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