an imperfect deal

Saturday was the last day of our farmers market.  I felt like I needed to buy everything there!  Luckily, we have an indoor winter market that takes place every few weeks.  While most of the exciting produce will be long gone, it’s still nice to be able to pick up a few local goods here + there.

Now, I have a question.

What do you do with turnips?  And what do they taste like?

I have no clue.

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Pears are definitely a favorite of mine.

They’re also my all time favorite jelly bean flavor.  Weird?

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Local blue grass, keeping things festive.

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I’m not sure which I loved more…

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This old truck, or the pumpkins?

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Apples!  Another favorite.  How do I eat them? Ice cold from the fridge.

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In the past year or so, I’ve had a thing for carrots.  Plain, raw carrots.  It’s pretty much guaranteed that I eat at least 1 raw carrot every day.  Sometimes four.  The only exception is when I run out and don’t have another bag waiting. 

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Fresh from the ground carrots are even better.  There is a noticeable difference.  Carrots aren’t my favorite vegetable, but there is something about them I can’t get enough of.

It must be the crunch.

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For Chris?

A loaf of bread.  He was happy!

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Deal of the day! 

Imperfect apples.  If you can even call them that.  There were no holes from pesky bugs, but just a few small bruises.  Instead of paying $10, I paid $6.

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And with my $4 saved, I bought 2 sugar pumpkins.  Or at least that’s how I justified it.  Cheaper than anywhere else I’ve seen. 

I’ll keep these around for decoration and then bake them in a few weeks. 

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Chris and I planned to take a drive into the mountains, to see the fall colors.  When I got home from the market, he instead suggested a bike ride.

Let’s see…

  • save a tank of gas
  • enjoy the sunshine + 80* weather
  • move around instead of sitting in a car
  • wind in the face

Tough choice!

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We haven’t gotten out on our bikes much at all this summer, but I’ve been riding on our indoor bike trainer quite a bit.  I felt a little hesitant to go out by myself with the clipless pedals, but am feeling much more confident now. 

We rode about 15 miles and were perfectly exhausted by the end.

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And no falling over for me!

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The Ohio State game was watched. 

Then back on our bikes to hit up Equinox, a local brewery.  Live music, beers, + friends.

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I told you I needed a beer.  Eclipse Brown, my favorite.

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And now I need my bed.

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Did I seriously just make a rhyme? 


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