Friday, August 17, 2012

Warm up...

I have.
Slowly begun to warm up to Minnesota, as the leaves here seem to herald autumn.

Life here in an empty home seems to be taking on a routine. 
Slow. Routine.
That is the word that I seem to be gravitating towards and hence towards blogging which seems to offer  an easy pace to put my thoughts down as words and images.

Have always been a locavore, picking up vegetables sourced from local vendors, eating seasonal. 
I enjoyed checking out Whole Foods and it's delightful merchandising, I quickly also googled for local farmer's market and found one close by!

Yesterday we spent sometime there buying some regular as well as some very interesting local produce.


M seemed to have colour coordinated her flip-flops with the peppers here;-)
Squashes in pretty shapes, sizes and colours. Pattypan squash, bottleneck squash and zucchini.

I have been cooking with some lovely local vegetables as well...
Beetroot tainted Acorn squash:-)
Butternut Squash...
...eating some juicy cherries.
I bought my first succulents at the farmer's market yesterday.

As long as there is Mr. Sun shining outside my window, it feels like home.

7 comments:

pRiyA said...

Such beautiful shapes and colours. Thank you for sharing. And glad to hear you are slowly getting back to routine and feeling at home.
:)

Sneha said...

Lovely, lovely colours. The butternut squash looks cute! Your pictures and narration leave me wanting for more :)

Dithi said...

You will carry sunshine in your bag and camera wherever you go - whenever i saw new and different fruits and vegetables in this side of the world and tried to photograph them to share - i have thought of you :)!

Rupa said...

I hope you will check out Trader Joe's as well which is an inexpensive organic items store. They are not Whole foods but prices are great for what they sell. I can't be without TJ for some of my items like organic butter/milk/eggs/broccoli etc all of which are reasonably priced. I always make pesto with their fresh basil :) All the best to you!

rk said...

I love those colored peppers! I make a vegetarian pasta with them. Great cover photo!

anup keerrthi said...

ha ha, i am going thru the same thing as well, moved in last week of july from blore to ohio, squrriels are larger, rabbits abuntant, did u notice the moon last nite? it seemed just like the one in the dreamworks log :) i think i am going to associate to a lot of things from ur post. and everything is so photogenic.

Shri said...

The pattypan squash work really well in the North-Indian style subzi's. Loved the pictures.