One of the great advantages of working where I do is the farmer’s market. Just walking through it, the smell of the fruits and vegetables, the colors everything make me smile. The opportunity to buy local produce is great.
Yesterday I was cruising the net for veggie recipes and found a couple that sounded pretty good. But we didn’t have quite enough of the ingredients to make either one. Carrots and celery do not a pasta primavera make. It’s also a bit difficult to make black beans and avocado without the avocado.
The Spouse does the grocery shopping and I always manage to forget to put stuff on the list. But once a week to the store comes to me.
There’s a Thai farmer who made the mistake of giving me a piece of lemon grass to grow. And it did and I use it. The guy is great. He gives me cooking tips as well as free lemon grass. I tried today to get him to keep the change from my purchase. Instead he told me a story how he rode the buses back home and how I might need the change to buy a soda. Maybe it wasn’t a mistake to give me a stalk of lemon grass to grow. Even though I don’t buy lemon grass anymore I always stop and buy something from him when he’s there.