Our local library had a book sale on Friday, my husband and I adopted books that needed to be loved again. My choices were stringent. You see, I have books overflowing in this house. I've even purged some off the shelves for others to read. I was selective, strategic and successful. Four books were worthy of adoption.
Saturday we went to an organic farmer's market. It was our first time visiting, the drive was picture perfect with fields of farm animals and the quiet you hear in the country. The market had a great feeling to it. I loved that everyone there was interested whole food living. We browsed, we contemplated and we bought a few items. Now that I know what is available, my grocery shopping list will be altered once again to accommodate "real food". We did splurge on some raw cheese for him. He says it's delicious and I'm not brave enough to try some (lactose intolerance).
Yesterday was novel reading, knitting, sitting and talking outside. Laundry was started and finished-with only two people there isn't much, not that I'm complaining. I'm enjoying the slowness of summer. For dinner, I made a spinach pesto pasta with fresh snow peas from the market. It captured summer in every delicious bite.
Spinach Pesto: In a food processor combine: 1/3 cup of parmesan cheese
1/4 cup of olive oil
2 tbs lemon juice
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp italian seasoning
1/4 cup of toasted slivered almonds
spinach leaves-approximately two handfuls?
mix together and add more oil if necessary to the consistency you want. I toss this with 1/2 pound of cooked pasta.
How was your weekend?