4.19.2008

saturday's sweetness

Pretty grub, don't you think? Our co-op pickup day just recently got switched to Saturday mornings and I can't really think of a better way to start a Saturday morning than receiving a bountiful basket of vegetables.
I receive these baskets with what might be considered abnormal excitement. I think part of it might be that they spur creative thinking. There are surely hundreds of things I could do with these to make them into meals. And each basket is a bit different, so when I set my eyes on what treasures await me...the brainstorming immediately begins!

And what is a Saturday without a trip to Michael's to pick up some new art tools and some terra cotta pots? Asher has been asking me for a garden the past several weeks, off and on, and I think he may be willing to settle for some herbs in pots for the time being. Although I have my own visions of the ultimate vegetable garden...with renting this home and the unknown of how long we will be living here...I'm thinking we should stick to more portable efforts. Lest we should grow very attached to our garden and then have to leave it.

A few other bits of sweetness that are lingering within me today?

~finding the most magical neighborhood of all neighborhoods and feeling a deep enchantment driving up and down the street. up and down...feeling deeply enchanted by it's whimsy and color. this thought beaming into my mind "if you must live in this place...you MUST live here".

~doing my first load of laundry in the "not so new" washer that we found off of craig's list. I never thought one (especially this "one") could be so thrilled with the opportunity to do laundry! yikes.

~digging a wee bit through the garage of good fortune...the ever so present spring cleaner within has most certainly been nagging me for months...and the pile to donate grows with each day.

the sweetness will surely continue on into the night with a possible trip to a fabric store, a Blue Moon in hand...and the movie "Lars and the Real Girl" spinning scene in my living room.

Hoping your weekend shares in the sweetness!

Oh yes...and I fell in serious like when I stumbled upon the worsted witch. Check out her blog...she bedazzles you with her array of delcious resources. I think I could stay there all day.

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17 comments:

Nonnie said...

looks so colorful and delicious, sass.....i would feel the same way about receiving this basket.....
sounds like the weather today may have brought the spring to our steps for *doing things* ...sounds like it is a sweet day at your house.....a cleaning day at ours...but still sweet! :)
xo

Mommy to a Tater Tot said...

Bountiful baskets is the best! We do it too and love it. If only it was all organic...now that would spark some real excitement in my household. :)

Debbie said...

What a perfect basket and a perfect day for you guys. It sounds like you are really soaking up your days. Love it! :) Hope to hang out with you guys soon! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Sara said...

oh that looks so good...we just spent an hour or so at the local farmers market to come home and make some delicious homemade guacamole...yum! I just love this time of year... It's been a few weeks we should get together again, soon! :)

Brittni said...

What beautiful pictures full of color! I wish I was there in the kitchen when this picture was taken. I looks like the two little ones are having fun sharing a chair, I can only imagine being in that sweet moment!

jessamyn said...

hey jac!
i misled you with the description of our basket being bountiful ;)...we don't do "Bountiful Baskets", we do "our Organics"...and everything IS organic. So, you should switch it up!!!

PixieDust said...

Yummy veggies! Spring is so here, yes? And I loved Lars and the Real Girl - it was so tender.

have a beautiful Sunday!

(((HUGS))),
love,
me

daisies said...

mmmmmm yummy and green and tasty and spring ... if you can believe it, it has been doing nothing but snowing here for the past two days, we've shoveled snow off the walks twice now and its still coming down and the yard is buried, again!! eep.

Jme said...

Yummy! Looks really beautiful and healthy :) I need to ask you about this...

Simplicity Wins said...

I totally LOVE how excited you get about a basket of veggies....it shows your true spirit. I have so many questions for you when I talk to you again....where is this special veggie co-op, where is this magical neighborhood and most importantly...how the heck are you? I miss you and your babes.

Annette said...

I love vegatables & fruit this time of year, they are so good, we have a flea market on Tuesday not far from where I live, makes me want go now....hmmmmm. Hope you had a great week end, and enjoy the produce.

cassie said...

yuuummmm...i have been excited to get on an organic veggie basket train, but still need to sit down and email the guy! procrastination at its best...or worst!

Elizabeth said...

oh, beautiful baskets of veggies. that would make me feel like cooking up a weekend feast!

Kacy said...

Your treasures look SO delicious! I would love to be able to find something like that around here right now....the snow gracing our front steps means it is still a bit away :( I know you will enjoy the sweet gifts we are so kindly offered from our mother earth!

Gillian said...

Didn't I comment here already?
Lovely veg!
You could make some amazing soups with all of that...
xo

Harris Family said...

My sister and I started the baskets after your last post, they are so much fun! I love getting the fam to have new fruits and veggies I wouldn't normally try, and I love searching for new recipes for the stuff I'm unfamiliar with! :)

Alyson said...

Yummy! That does look great! Miss you guys!