Orange and white wedding

Whew, it’s been a whirlwind this past week but here’s a peek at the wedding. A very sweet wedding at a cool venue, the Apothecary Loft.

These little guys were adorable!

The citrus theme was so fun to work with.

Hope you enjoyed the pictures as much as we enjoyed doing it!

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Beautiful things in our day

I’m feeling so blessed  to be able to enjoy the beauty around me this time of the year…I love spring! No words of wisdom here…just enjoy the pretty.

Hannah’s been honing her flower arranging skills.

I think she’s getting pretty good… I might have to hire her!

Ah, some of my favorite things…beautiful flowers while listening to great music.

The campanula are starting to bloom.

And this little bumble was really enjoying them.

Finally…the shot I was aiming for!

The Chantilly snaps are wonderful.

Dianthus

 

 

Enjoy the beauty in YOUR world.

Micro greens, spring lettuce and our favorite dressing recipes

We’ve been experimenting with micro greens this spring and WOW are they beautiful and delicious.

I love seeing peas sprout!

Combine the micros with some of the great lettuce that we’ve got this spring and you’ve got the makings for a beautiful salad.

 

 

And now that you have the perfect salad, here are three of our favorite dressing recipes to try.

Italian Dressing

1/2 c red wine vinegar

2 t minced or pressed garlic

2 t Italian seasoning

2 t fine ground sea salt

1 t black pepper

1 t ground mustard

3/4 c olive

Blend well and enjoy! Oh, and by the way, we use WAY more garlic then the recipe calls for.

 

Wild Greens Salad Dressing

4 cloves garlic

1/2 c balsamic vinegar

2 T Tamari

1/2 c nutritional yeast

2 T fresh thyme

2 T Dijon mustard

2 T honey

Blend all of this well and then add the following slowly while the blender is running.

1 c olive oil

1 c water

Enjoy on all kinds of mixed greens salads.

 

Sweet Salad Dressing (isn’t that an original name?! someone please help me come up with a better one)

1/4 c white grape juice concentrate

3 T white wine or cider vinegar

2 t olive oil

1/2 t salt

1/4 t onion powder

Put all in your dressing bottle and shake well.

 

Enjoy the tastes of spring!

 

 

 

Why we do farmers markets

It’s that time of the year again…we’re dusting off the EZ ups, digging out the cash box, making new signs, cleaning out the vans, and  making sure that everything is in place for that first market of the season. Our 18th season to be exact.

Sometimes we ask ourselves why we choose to sell our products this way. It is, after all, a whole lot of work. Weather doesn’t always cooperate (think radish icicles and red noses!), Saturday mornings come WAY to early and big old clunky vans tend to break down.

Each year, usually during the brutal days of August, we wonder if there might be an easier way to do this but we always come up with the same answer. How could we NOT get to see all our wonderful customers again? Our customers who have become like family over the years.

So yes, even though we may look a bit bedraggled, we’ll be there, bright and early Saturday morning, anxiously waiting to reconnect with some of our favorite people!

Hope to see you there!!