Tuesday, February 9, 2016

A Saturday at the Market

Do you ever feel bad about spending your weekend doing nothing productive? By productive I'm referring to the list of things you've mentally built during the work week and looked forward to completing when the weekend finally arrived. On my list included tasks such as filing my taxes and other things I won't bore anyone with. Well the weekend came and I suddenly forgot about all the things I needed to do. Instead I found myself spending lots of time with my beau, my family and friends. My favorite part of it all was on Saturday when my beau and I had brunch in our neighborhood and then headed off to Pike Place Market to buy ingredients to make dinner later that evening.

I thought it would be fun to capture the details of our trip to the market documenting the things we typically buy and the random thoughts I have. So here we go...

1:45 pm //  The first stop is always a floral stand to pick up fresh flowers. On the corner of Pike and 1st is this cute floral boutique which I also love photographing while waiting for the light to cross the street...

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2 pm  // Over to my favorite speciality store in Seattle: DeLaurenti, where we like to buy cheese, fresh pasta noodles, canned tomatoes, all things to build a charcuterie plate and a bottle of wine. They offered wine tasting for $2 and Babe cannot pass this deal up so we quickly decide I'll do the shopping while he tastes.

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2:40 pm // Across from DeLaurenti is First & Pike News. Tangible reading material is a treat to me. I decide to spoil myself and grab some good reading materials.

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3 pm // Just walking by Pike Place Fish Market to see if I might see a flying fish. Nope, there's no show but man, those lobsters look delicious. I ask Babe if we should reconsider our Valentine's dinner plans and cook at home instead. He says no; reservations were made.

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3:20pm // There isn't a particular vender I buy produce from. It's usually any greens that look lush and of course photogenic. We also need fresh tomatoes for our dinner tonight. I am tasked with purchasing them.

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3:35pm // It's crowded! You can't tell from my great people dodging skills with these photos. Babe is across the walkway buying sausage for dinner. Team work is required to get through this crowd and out to the street. I photograph him while waiting for him to purchase spicy pork sausages. I'm easily distracted and consider making a seafood pasta dish as well. Focus! Babe is done and it's time to go!

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6pm // Dinner is made by yours truly, wine is opened and it's time to eat! (P.S. You can find my paperdelle recipe here.)


Bon Appetit!

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