Sunday, July 1, 2012

so fresh and so clean clean

Tis the season for farmers markets and fresh gardens and I am totally obsessed with both! Tonight after family dinner at my brother's house in Provo we walked around his backyard and picked veggies out of the garden and fruit off of the trees. He has an apricot tree that is brimming with ripe fruit and I think I have mentioned before how I feel about apricots.

We snacked on peas and tomatoes and and made apricot milkshakes with vanilla ice cream, soy milk, apricots and a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg. They were the perfect summer treat.

not the best photo, but you get the yummy idea

I have also recently visited the Salt Lake City farmers market located in Pioneer Park  which was a perfect Saturday morning activity. I was impressed with all of the locally grown veggies (not so many fruits just yet) and all of the local food treats .

all three of these photos came from my favorite farmers booth at the market

I bought green tomatoes to try my first attempt at fried green tomatoes 
{to be blogged about at a later time}

Sweet Salt Lake Fresh Mint Limeade

 My friend and I picked up produce and sampled lavender honey and dark chocolate treats. We passed her friends booth called Sweet Salt Lake Fresh Mint Limeade and had one of the tastiest treats EVER! There are so many great food adventures to be had at a farmers market so I encourage everyone to find the one closest to them and plan an outing with friends or family to go check it out. I think a great idea would be to find a recipe you want to make before hand and go buy all of the ingredients from your local farmers at the market, or be adventurous and make a recipe up based on all of the goodies you buy. The Salt Lake City market was a great find and in California my favorite farmers markets were in Laguna Beach and Corona del Mar. It is a great time of year to make your diet and your lifestyle so fresh and so clean. Fill your fridge with fresh ingredients and fill your house with fresh flowers and plants, I promise it will make you feel healthy and happy.

fresh flowers in my house from my sweet niece Amber's yard


  1. I'll have a drink of everything pictured with a straw please.

    1. Maggie you hands down leave the best comments, fact.