Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A Very Berry WNBP

Wednesday is, once again, upon us.  Not quite sure what happened to Monday and Tuesday, but these things happen, I suppose.  The days...they blend.  Let's check out what the Wednesday Night Bullet Post has for us tonight:

*I continued in the fine tradition of visiting the local Farmer's Market this morning.  I promised myself that I would make every effort to spare one day per week to wander amongst the fresh produce feigning appreciation.

*I can feign with the best of 'em.

*Today, I went with the idea of scoring some berries.  Specifically, I wanted some raspberries.  Other ground-grown items were open for consideration as well.  But, raspberries were the goal.

Evidence of produce-type purchasing.

*I hadn't planned on carrots.  Not at all.  That just seemed crazy.  

*But then Mel had to go and put up a picture of some carrots and I got all carried away.  

*Carrotted away...

*They offered to take the tops off for me, but I said no because I thought they would make for a better picture.

*There is no limit to what I will do for you people.  Well...there is, actually.  I won't be your surrogate mother or let you talk me into wearing a dress.

*Mostly, though, I try to go the extra mile for you.  

*Did you know you can use carrot tops to dye fiber?

*Since I was right there, I also went to the Greenies Store.  

*That's a lie.  I would have gone anyway.  We were out of Greenies treats and certain Big, Fluffy Kitties will not stand for this.  I just wanted everyone to believe that I was being highly efficient and thinking ahead.

*For my feigned produce appreciation and remembering the cat treats, I decided that I'd earned a trip to the bookstore.  I can't remember the last time I purchased brand new books that didn't involve the use of a gift certificate.  But, I threw caution to the wind and did so today!

*I felt a little dirty...

*Raspberries, even very small amounts, are quite dear.  It was an extravagance and a luxury to purchase them today.

*No one tell Mommy Sheep about how I had to sell Grandma's jewelry and my share of the family burial plot to finance my berry needs.

*But they made for a killer sorbet which be a nice finish to tonight's dinner of roasted 'taters and salad with some wee, little carrots.  

*Drat!  I meant to take a picture of the spinning!  I can't believe I forgot that!  I have a full bobbin of Shetland/silk and another beginning its journey towards completion.  

*I can't believe I forgot to take that picture...  

*I blame the carrots.  They distracted me.  Vegetables are sneaky that way.

Happy Wednesday, Dear Readers.  As we seem to be experiencing a bit of the thundery-type weather at the moment, I do believe it might be time to get the computer off my lap.  I was willing to brave the carrots, but 'sploding computers are just too much in the risk department.

Add that to the list of things I will not do for you...



trek said...

We like the raspberries here, too. And $2.50 for a 6oz container is the cheapest you will find them. And isn't that just about a single handful?

But whole watermelons were a mere $3.89 this week.

I'm very impressed with the produce procuring project, Sheepie!

Mel said...

Carrots help you see in the dark. I learned this from Bugs Bunny. This is a handy skill to have when trying to avoid zombies.

crzjane said...

Yummy, raspberries sound delicious. Those carrots looked like they would be quite tasty.
Tricky carrots, not pictures.
We are experiencing thundery noises here too.

Beth said...

I think that's really funny that you left the tops on for the picture. :) When I bought yarn on Saturday, the store owner was very persuasive about winding it for me. I really didn't want her to, but I gave in. Next time I'll say "It'll look better on my blog if it's unwound."

Knitting Linguist said...

Yup, the berry habit can get completely out of hand. I will not admit publicly how much I spend on blueberries at (not one but two) farmer's markets this week. It turns out that I'm a bit of a slut for blueberries...who knew?

Kath said...

Ooohhh yes - carrots are marvelous, little bowl of ranch dip and life is good!

But seriously, I'd love to get more details on the berry sorbet making 'cause I've had a hankering to try that this weekend. I've been looking at recipes online and planned to go purchase the necessary ingredients tomorrow.

Mia said...

I've got huge raspberry bushes out back Sheepie.. feel free to come over and help yourself *grin* cuz I have NO idea how to make sorbet :)

Anne said...

Thursday is farmers market day here--I hope some of the growers will brave the flood warnings to bring us berries and other yummy things. (How about berries, fat-free sour cream, and brown sugar? mmmm)

Cursing Mama said...

Considering the price of raspberries these days I've been thinking of actually planting some.....not too hard though. I sure would've liked a peek at the sorbet in the disney ice cream maker.

Anonymous said...

What a pretty produce picture!

Ronni said...

Mmmmmm raspberries! I love raspberries. Can't get enough of them. Another reason I really should have married for money. Lots of it.

catsmum said...

I'm starting to worry about you SA - Carrots! berries! what's with the healthy food? no Mountain Dew and Pizza ?