Good morning and welcome to the new blog look! I’ve been working with Emily of Emily White Designs, who is incredibly talented and efficient, to make some changes around here. Though I still am tweaking a few things and have a lot of re-categorizing, organizing and such to do, I am SO pumped about the new changes. It should make things load faster, be easier to navigate, less cluttered, etc.
I’m hoping not to make this post terribly long, but I need to share a local gem I just stumbled upon this weekend. Since the Davidson Farmers Market closed, I searched the ‘net for another farmers market to take Hailey to on Saturday morning and came across a little spot called The Bradford Store.
It’s located in Huntersville and is basically an old family farm that started selling it’s own produce about 8 or 9 years ago, and now offers produce and other items from over 58 local farms. Even with that, Hailey was most impressed with the cows and chickens.
I, on the other hand, was smitten with the store.
It has the feel on an old general store (which it was years and years ago) and offers so many delicious local items!
If you’re not giddy yet, check this out fellow food lovers…
Say whaaa??? Somehow I mustered enough self restraint to not grab them all, despite knowing I’d really give them a great home. Hailey played at the kids table, loaded with old-fashioned toys, while I gawked and grabbed a few goodies, like this organic super greens salad mix.
Needless to say, it was a fun morning for all!
OK, now that I’ve shared… let me overwhelm you with even more pictures. Last week’s meal plan…
Grilled chicken salad over romaine with black beans, tomatoes, feta, onions, jalapenos, avocado and buffalo ranch
Grilled seafood packets with a baked potato
Pulled pork BBQ sandwiches with broccoli slaw and roasted broccoli
Lentil chili with sour cream and jalapenos
*It wasn’t all that flavorful. I’m in the process of testing a lot of old recipes of mine and will only be putting the ones that are really good on the new recipe page. Thanks for your patience!
Homemade pizza night
Buffalo chicken taco and blackened fish taco with broccoli from Hickory Tavern,
where we celebrated St Patty’s Day on Saturday evening.
Veggie egg scramble with avocado and blueberries
Chipotle fresco quesadilla with black beans, compliments of The Laughing Cow. I love this new (to me) wedge flavor! Just the right amount of kick!
Kale sautéed in coconut oil and veggie broth with grape tomatoes, goat cheese and red wine vinegar
Romaine, leftover BBQ, pickles, jalapenos, tomatoes and ranch.
I call this pregnancy salad.
Are your farmers markets open for the season yet?
Thoughts or input on the new design?