Small Things

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 had to make due with hand-me down posts…

So, isn’t it time for some fresh, just for 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.
Sweet! Grass Market Basket
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.

Alexa Clark

Alexa is a digital marketer and author with over 20 years in digital & interactive communications in the food and tech industries. Alexa's CheapEats Restaurant Guides, for both Toronto & Ottawa, were Canadian best sellers. She is a recognized authority on social media and has been named one of Canada's 20 Leading Women in Social Media.

One thought on “Small Things

  • August 9, 2006 at 2:31 pm

    oh, you make me miss Ottawa!! BTW, the rich are paying $50 a plate for Soul Food….


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