Healthy Happy & Hip Living in the Mid Atlantic forum: Nutrition ~ You are what you eat #5 ~ July 2011

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ImageDaylilyDiva219
Jul 17, 2011 9:32 PM CST
Name: Barb
Falls Church, VA
Zone 7a
The discussions continue apace, especially as we're seeing all the wonderful fruits and vegetables coming into season at the Farmer's Markets and stores in our areas. Please keep sharing your food finds, nutritional news and general info here! Ears perked up!

We came from here: http://cubits.org/MidAtlanticMusings/thread/view/58395/

Photo, taken at the Mount Pleasant, SC
Farmer's Market, courtesy of DaylilyDiva219

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Imagestormyla
Jul 17, 2011 9:58 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Gorgeous photo Barb! Thanks for the new thread!! Thumbs up
ImageDaylilyDiva219
Jul 17, 2011 10:20 PM CST
Name: Barb
Falls Church, VA
Zone 7a
Thanks, Stormy. It was a fun place for taking photos! Smiling
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ImageJaeRae
Jul 17, 2011 10:23 PM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
Oh! Those look great! I have to get to ours soon. It's open but I haven't gone figuring our season has been so slow this year. We have a large # of Hmong farmers that do a great job with various types of greens though so there may be a good selection of greens and pods and other things to be figured out. Too, with greenhouse farmers there's likely more other things there already too. Thanks for the 'reminder' to start thinking about getting there!
Woman on the eastbound train
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Imagestormyla
Jul 17, 2011 10:23 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Hilarious! Hilarious! Makes me want to run right over there!
Imagestormyla
Jul 17, 2011 10:25 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
I went to the farm market on Friday and it was too early in the morning. They didn't open until 9. That surprised me.
Imagestormyla
Jul 17, 2011 10:33 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
DSO is a lemonade lover. Tonight I surprised him with a fresh pitcher of this version. It was surprisingly good.

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Amys-Lavender-Lemonade/Detail.a...
ImageDaylilyDiva219
Jul 17, 2011 10:42 PM CST
Name: Barb
Falls Church, VA
Zone 7a
The Farmer's Market near our place in the mountains is less than a mile away, and it's wonderful, so it's definitely something we plan on doing every Saturday morning we're there. Jae, I'm sure there will be something to tempt you at your market. Whistling

Stormy, that IS weird that yours didn't start until 9 - ours is up and running by 8. Actually, now that I think about it, that one in SC didn't start until 2:30 in the AFTERNOON. Unusual, but it was early October at the time, and they were using the grounds of a middle school, so I guess they had to wait until the buses and cars departed?

Re: Farmer's markets in general, I've found out that if you ask the vendors whether they'll let you "pre-order" an item (say 4 chicken breasts or a dozen eggs, for example), you can e-mail or call them by Thursday for the Saturday market. Since we don't usually get there on the early side after a long drive down the night before, it's really nice to know my chicken, eggs or whatever, will be waiting for me! Thumbs up
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ImageJaeRae
Jul 17, 2011 10:45 PM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
Sounds wonderful! I'd lean to less sugar though, did you use that much? If your lemons are priced like ours THIS YEAR, that IS a pretty nice treat!

Do you always make lemonade from scratch? I like Newman's Own a lot mixed with seltzer and a fresh slice or two.

I've cut back on lemons right now and use them in drinks, as salad garnish and with fish but not nearly as many as I used to! Have gone to limes more often, for whatever reason they are less than 1/2 the price per (and nearly as large). Must have to do with all the cold in FL last winter.
Woman on the eastbound train
...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
(also a mule lovin', Charley huggin' girl)
Imagestormyla
Jul 17, 2011 10:52 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
That's the problem Barb. We have two here. One is just a plain farm market with reasonable prices for top quality produce. But the workers are gruff to be kind and resent questions let alone calls or emails.. The other is much further away and is an organic market that is very pricey. It is only open until 1 and I might not get there depending on what DSO has planned for the day
Imagestormyla
Jul 17, 2011 10:55 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Jae, I did cut the sugar in half, but then added another tablespoon. I rarely make it. I went to a farm market last week and got 6 lemons for $1.

I usually buy him the MinuteMaid lemonade light whenever it's on sale.
ImageJaeRae
Jul 17, 2011 11:01 PM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
Good idea Barb. We did have an organic farmer that brings in a refridgerator truck with meat. I haven't used them, not being a meat eater but I know from the year they started a couple ago that you can also 'reserve'. Also a free range chicken & egg vendor who's eggs are wonderful. What they eat really does make a difference!

The market I use is open Tues., Thursday, and Saturday noon until 5PM. Suits Inky's schedule better (to be home alone) than AM so I am happy with that.

Some people bring their dawgs but outdoors and in heat, with so much milling of folks, elders with walkers, people with baby buggies, swinging totes and the like, I wouldn't subject him to that. The aisles are not narrow but they are typically quite full!
Woman on the eastbound train
...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
(also a mule lovin', Charley huggin' girl)
ImageJaeRae
Jul 17, 2011 11:03 PM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
Wow Stormy! That's a great price! They've been sitting at right about $1 a piece here so far! I used to get a bagful for about that too. Maybe they will come down here as well.
Woman on the eastbound train
...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
(also a mule lovin', Charley huggin' girl)
luvsgrtdanes
Jul 18, 2011 5:16 AM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
We are all lemonade lovers here. If I don't make it, which I haven't been lately, I get Simply Lemonade in the OJ section and add water to it. The girlies love as do Lou and I.

Thanks for the new thread Barb and what a great pic too Thumbs up
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

ImageJaeRae
Jul 18, 2011 5:38 AM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
Simply is good, as is the grapefruit and the orange (especially the high pulp); maybe the best. I add water to all of my juice too. I like Newman's Own for the charitable donations they do for children though. And Tropicana has a 'save the rainforest' program in the Andes. That's cool for the bio-system far and beyond. I lean the same way with coffee purchases.
Woman on the eastbound train
...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
(also a mule lovin', Charley huggin' girl)
Imagestormyla
Jul 18, 2011 6:18 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
I'll have to try that Simply Lemonade. I like the Simply OJ.
ImageDaylilyDiva219
Jul 18, 2011 8:20 AM CST
Name: Barb
Falls Church, VA
Zone 7a
Thanks, Ronnie! Farmers' Markets are great places to take cool pictures - I have a number of fruit/veggie shots from that day that we can use for future threads if we need 'em.

Wow, Jae - your Farmers' Market is open 3 days a week? Color me jealous! Is it all the same people each time, or is there variation in vendors from day to day? Yes, I was delightfully surprised by this meat/poultry and egg vendor's willingness to take the leap of faith - they don't even ask you to prepay! (Which I wouldn't have minded doing, if necessary) Thumbs up

Thanks also, everyone, for all the lemonade suggestions. This is definitely lemonade weather, and I will also have to give that "Simply Lemonade" a try, in addition to Newman's Own. Like Jae, I definitely like his philosophy and like to support that. Lovey dubby

Breathe in, Breathe out...Move on - Jimmy Buffett
Imagestormyla
Jul 18, 2011 8:32 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
I find that most of his products are very good. I like his Spelt pretzels. Even the little kids I feed like them. Thumbs up It's nice too because the supermarkets carry them as most spelt products are hard to find there.
Imagestormyla
Jul 18, 2011 10:17 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Wow! take a look at this peach salad recipe. It's got everything going for it!! Thumbs up

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/aug/14/hugh-fear...
luvsgrtdanes
Jul 18, 2011 1:29 PM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
I like the looks of the "Peach Slump" Thumbs up
I'm not a prosciutto fan.
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

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