Well, I’ve gotten sucked into Vox and posted a bunch of stuff there. Partially because I was testing it, partially because it was so damned easy. But unsweetened.ca had to make due with hand-me down posts…
So, isn’t it time for some fresh, just for unsweetened.ca content? Yes it is.
Yesterday was market day for me. I had spent a couple of days with a funky bank card, so I was really squeezing every CheapEat out of Ottawa that I could. However, my brilliant and resourceful man found a way to fix my banking situation and get me some cold hard cash. Which instantly translated into SHOPPING!
Now, before you start thinking I rushed out to Manolo Blondenics, you must remember 2 things: 1. I’m in Ottawa, and 2. I’m a foodie not a fashionista.
I hit the market and I hit it hard…
Fresh local produce – tomatoes, cucumbers, half a dozen peaches & cream corn, those fresh Spanish onions bunched together by their greens that I only find in Ottawa. Walking by the fresh basil caught my olfactories every time, so I had to get some. I hit Moulin de Provence and picked out a baguette, and a chocolatine for a treat. The cheese store added some brie, a little feta and a small pot of tzatzi to my haul.
Okay, okay… I’ll admit, my shopping wasn’t all food, I bought an Old Navy skirt, but I only went in because they are giving stuff away every hour on the hour this week… and I got 2 bags of jelly bellies for free. And the skirt was only $6.57. So it falls off when I walk down the street… it still rocks.
And I had plastic bags cutting my hands… so I had to pick myself up a sweet sweet grass shopping basket. For $3.95 I got this beautiful slightly green and aromatic basket, just the perfect size for all my fresh goodies! Tell me you could have walked away from that. No, I didn’t think so.
The earrings ($2.95)… well… Gerry wanted me to buy myself something pretty. Honest he did.
Then I toddled home and made myself the best horitiki salad with fresh basil… I wonder what the rich folk are eating.