Friday, May 29, 2015

Farmers Market

Farmers Market
Farmers Market on Polyvore

Visiting our local farmers market is a highlight of summer.
I love supporting the local growers while
supplying my family with healthy produce.

Here are a few tips to help you choose the best that
your farmers market has to offer:

Blackberries & blueberries - the bottom of the container
should be dry, not moist or stained.
The berries should be ripened and plump, not squished.

Cantaloupe - Use your nose. It should have a distinct melon aroma.
And it should be firm and round.

Cherries - look for flexile, bright green stems

Okra - Find a small bunch (under 5 inches).
If it's long and tall, the okra will be tougher.

Sweet corn - Buy early in the day.
It looses its sweetness sitting outside all day.

And finally, get to know the vendors.
They can answer your questions and provide many tips.
Then enjoy shopping at your farmers market
as you "buy fresh, buy local"!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Coffee Station

As a hardcore coffee addict, I would be overjoyed to have my own coffee station. Currently, my "coffee station" is a simple Mr. Coffee machine - sitting next to my Betta fish bowl - on a small corner of the kitchen counter. It's not very stylish, but I can dream...

Coffee Station
Coffee Station on Polyvore

Open shelving - Crazy Mary

Pull out tray and folding doors - the kitchen

Coffee shop style - decor pad

Modern and simple - homedit

Vintage kitchen area - White Vintage

Sleek machine and simple tray - Dust Jacket

Country style kitchen - mybungalow

Love the sugar cube art - homedit

Happy start to the morning - DCD Kitchen & Bath Design