I’ve been on a blog hiatus (by the way, hiatus is one of my favorite words. It’s probably the only fancy word I remember from my SAT flash cards when I was 16).
The good thing about the Internet is that when you’re ready to come back, it will be there, just floating (is that concept weird to anyone else?). I wanted to maintain regular posting through the summer, but it didn’t happen. And I’m not going to beat myself up about it; because the past two months have been busy and full of fun, face to face, human interaction.
I’ll catch you up on with all of my excuses next week (when a big blog resurrection is planned with a fun new series on Charlotte food that I’m really excited about), but for now, I wanted to pop in really quick to profess my love to farmers markets and share a quick, easy, delicious recipe.
One of my favorite ways to start the weekend is with an early Saturday stroll through the Charlotte Regional Farmers Markets. The Charlotte Regional market is our tried and true standby, I’ve been going since I moved to Charlotte almost 3 years ago, and it currently is the closest to our house (though I hear the NoDa market is really cool and I would love to spend a Saturday morning there, and I’ve driven up to Davidson a few times for a lovely, small towny feel). When we’re in town and AJ isn’t working, you can find us meandering between the stalls, talking to farmers, and picking up ingredients (without a list and almost with reckless abandon) for our meals for the week. I’m a planner and I love making lists; to-do lists, cleaning lists, vacation lists (yes even vacation lists), and I make a mean grocery list. Something about ticking each item off makes me feel successful or something. All of my list making intuition goes out the window when I go to the farmers market; it’s fun to have a wait and see approach, and to develop our meal plan for the week depending on what we can buy with the cash in our wallets.