It's 1 day closer to Friday and it's farmers market day! I love going to the farmers market and
looking at buying all the wonderful fresh food. However my wallet usually takes a beating:(
Cup of steel cut oats from Potbelly's topped with peanut butter. These oats always do a great job of keeping me full well into the afternoon.
I decided to remove my ass from the chair I sit in more than 8 hours a day and take a walk to the farmers market. It was wonderful. The weather was nice and I was able to talk to a bunch of the vendors about how they grow their products. Learned a lot and picked up some great food!
As I was walking back to work I discovered an interesting tent in the farmers market, Rock n Roll Noodle Company. This place wasn't selling veggies, fruit or cheese they were selling lunch! Different kinds of noodle dishes and a sandwich. Everything looked great but I opted for the veggie pad thai.
Not just any pad thai. The best pad thai I've had in a really long time. The flavor was wonderful and made my taste buds very happy.
Topped with some Sriracha for a bit of spice.
Patrick made me a Jeff Lewis martini. What, you don't know who Jeff Lewis is? He's the OCD designer star of Flipping out. And he knows his way around a dirty martini!
2 parts vodka, 1 part water, 1 part olive juice and 3 olives. Yummers!
We shared a slice of cheese purchased from the farmers market.
Perfect happy hour in my book!
I wanted something simple for dinner so we ordered from my favorite mexican joint, Flaco's Tacos!
I got a couple Picadillo tacos; ground beef & potatoes, cheese and Cholula Hot Sauce wrapped in a corn tortilla.
Vanilla Bean Cupcake:
Take a close look at the frosting. Can you see the vanilla bean specks?
This cupcake was simple and full of vanilla flavor. I need to learn to bake using real vanilla bean.
Have you ever used real vanilla bean? What did you use it in and how did you do it?