The fabulous-ness that is the Taste of Madison
Berry picking was AWESOME. It was our first time at this farm, and the owners were so great. They highly encouraged that we eat as many berries as we liked while we were picking (and I definitely took them up on that 😉 ).
We came home with 11 pints of raspberries! Most of them were red, but we also got a pint of yellow and a pint and a half of orange raspberries. I had never had the yellow or orange breeds before; the yellows are my favorite! They are a bit more sweet, with a honey taste to them; the orange ones are a bit more tart and citrusy.
We found a few cute little frogs on the leaves of the raspberry bushes:
11 pints for $2.50 each… a steal compared to the $6-7/pint at the grocery store!
After berry picking and a quick trip to Whole Foods and Penzey’s Spices (my first time to Penzey’s, and I loved it!), we came home to shower and have a small lunch:
Baked green beans (with a touch of chili oil from the Farmer’s Market), blue corn tortilla chips, hummus and baba ganoush. We knew we would be at the Taste of Madison less than 2 hours later, so we kept lunch light.
Around 3, Dan and I met up with Kelley, Jenny, Amanda and Kim to go to the Taste at Capitol Square. Taste of Madison is when a bunch of restaurants from around Madison set up stands and sell samplings from their menu for $2-4 each. We’ve discovered some great restaurants and favorite foods through the Taste of Madison because the portions are so small and prices so low that if you don’t like anything, it isn’t a big deal!
I didn’t take pictures of everything I ate at the Taste of Madison, because I sampled bites of everything that anyone in our group bought! Everything was delicious though! Highlights include Squash Curry from Sai Bai Thong Thai, and chocolate chip cookie dough egg rolls from Bluephie’s. We love the egg rolls so much that we are actually having them at our wedding instead of cake! I ate an entire egg roll and about half of the Squash Curry (shared with Amanda, picture below), and had a bite or two of everything else!
We also ended up getting ice cream from the Chocolate Shoppe (PB Cookie Dough, yum!), because we are rarely on that side of town at an ice-cream-appropriate time of day. It was a pretty unhealthy night, but you have to splurge every once in awhile, right?
This morning, I didn’t have much of an appetite, so I just threw together a smoothie with some frozen fruit, YoPlus yogurt, and milk, and drank it out of my favorite mug:
Off to get some homework done, and then get a head-start on my cooking for the week!
Yes, I realize that some of these pictures are sideways. I can’t figure out how to fix it yet, but I’m working on it!
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