Today is a gloriously pretty day. Blue skies, not too hot or humid. J and I headed to the farmer's market today. I picked up some itsy bitsy tomatoes for salads, two heads of red leaf lettuce, 4 medium round red tomatoes perfect to make sandwiches to go with the bread I'm baking tonight, 2 containers of red skinned potatoes, and 2 large bunches of purple basil which will be getting made into purple pesto. I'm planning on having G make me that pesto pasta a lot, can you tell? I also picked up a 9th item (I usually get my allotted 8) because I was told to. I'm guessing that they had an abundance of cantaloupe, so I was told to take one as a 9th item. And really, who's going to turn down ripe, local, organic cantaloupe? I'll freeze more melon balls for G!
Then we ran some errands, and I stopped into Trader Joe to pick up 5 things of butter (I was down to a pat which is considered catastrophic), some raspberries, and a flatbread for my lunch and dinner. I picked the wild mushroom with black truffles and mozzarella and it's delicious as usual. I'll eat the other half for dinner with a salad. And I also picked up these:
I love hydrangea. Some day I want a backyard filled with hydrangea, peonies, hyacinth, tulips, and English garden roses. I bought this tea pot from a thrift store last year specifically as a vase (it doesn't have a lid, otherwise it'd be used as a teapot, it's gorgeous!). It's from American occupied Germany (so it's old) and it's just the perfect centerpiece with these flowers. I needed something to just make me smile.
I'm off for a nap and then onto baking bread, making a spice cake, and making more tomato paste. Should be a delightful evening!