Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Farmers Market & Thrift Store Finds

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Farmers Market & Thrift Store Finds


I stopped at the Farmers Market after work today, not only to talk to the gal I used work with at my town's farmers market last year, but of course to also check out the goods.

Ten minutes later I left with kale, fresh wild blackberries, dill and zucchini bread.  Two hours after arriving home, the kale is gone, zucchini bread half gone, the blackberries have a major dent, and half of the dill made into this...

Dilled Mayo
I slathered it on the grilled burgers we had tonight.  Then dropped it all on the floor in a heap.  At least the dogs got a good taste.  Luckily I have more dill and more mayo, so I'm sure another batch will be made.

Ever check out the racks at thrift stores?  I'm not a big looker in the clothing department, but I often browse the book aisles.  Last week I found a TON of cookbooks.  I have an addiction.  Better than coffee and cigarettes, right?

I could have easily walked out of there with about 6 more, but I controlled myself.  It will probably take me a month or two just to get through these.  Geeky, I know, but I love reading cookbooks.

Just about as much as I love trashy magazines.


What are the latest farmers market goodies you've found?

What about thrift store deals?

Now that I'm not working as much, I have time to "browse".  This could be bad!  Watch out!

6 comments:

  1. We don't have any thrift stores in my city that I am aware of (lame, I know) ... and I haven't been to the Farmer's Market yet this year, because it just opened. I am looking forward to getting some tomatoes though!!!

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  2. Farmers markets and thrift stores---two of my favorite things! I found the cutest dress at the thrift store yesterday for only $4.99, it's a graphic print dress and ties in the back. I buy 95% of my clothes at thrift stores since I'm losing weight. The last thing I want to do is pay alot for an item then have it be too big.

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  3. I actually got a brand new bed for my brother at the thrift store the other day for $25 for his new apartment! LOVE thrift stores. I don't go to the farmer's markets much, but I might have to start going more often.

    Go ahead and browse...some of us look to you to get us moving outside of our boxes.

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  4. We actually just did dill mayo on bison burgers the other night. It was SO good! I haven't been to our farmer's market in awhile. It's so hot outside... I'll have to go soon!

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  5. I love reading cookbooks! Such fun!

    Sorry about the mayo on the floor! I hate it when that happens!

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  6. Another reason I like you so much Ally - you are a thrift store/cookbook whore like me! And yes, its better than a smoking addiction!

    Best scores - I bought a brand new Ann Taylor suit for $9 - back in the day when I had to wear a suit to work - seems so long ago! And I've bought 3 Coach purses, that I resold on eBay for a profit - nice!

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