Tuesday, September 16, 2008

trading treats tuesday

I have discovered the most wonderful thing.

Although it requires I wear birkenstocks and carry my own reusable and sustainable shopping bags, I have found our city's Farmer's Market.

It wasn't very hard to find. It's just that I finally went.

I don't usually like to be awake in the morning on Saturdays, but the Middle Carrotstick's over-zealous soccer coach has put an end to that. (Sloth. That's a Deadly Sin, you know.)

What wonders have I found at the Farmer's Market? you ask.

Well,

in one word,

my treat for today is:


Gluttony.


Yes, it is another one of the Seven Deadly Sins.

And when you look at the following picture of Gluttony Incarnate you will know why.


See?

This Asiago Basil Artisan Bread is not just a lovely collection of carbs. It is Gluttony. Especially lightly toasted and spread with butter.

Mmmmmmmm. That's all I can say, with my mouth crammed full of bread. Mmmmm. We originally bought only one loaf. We took it home. Tried it. Ate half of it in 5 minutes. And had to go back and get another one. Or two. (Greed. Another Deadly Sin.)

This Trading Treats Tuesday, may I recommend you get thee to a Farmer's Market and see if, perchance, you can find a loaf of Gluttony of your own to enjoy. 'Cause I don't want to make you guilty of another Deadly Sin -- Envy -- so you'd better get your own. Just don't buy them all, or you might incite my Wrath (another Deadly Sin. I just can't seem to get away from it.)


What Treat are you celebrating today? Go ahead, show a little Pride, and share. Sharing make your Pride less Deadly. Just hold back on your Lusts, if you don't mind. This is a PG-13 blog, after all.


(by the way, don't you love that picture of my Loaf of Gluttony shrouded in plastic wrap? Maybe I should quit my day job and become a bread photographer instead.)

12 comments:

jana said...

Awesome picture!! I can smell it through the screen! Today my treat is...as I am eating my third or fourth...juicy, dripping, perfectly ripe nectarines. Mmmmmm! Also from the Farmer's Market.

Nanette said...

That really is a fine photograph! That bread sounds yummy!
While I read about your delicious bread, I was snacking on my new favorite snack from Trader Joe's: Sweet & Savory Trek Mix which includes blister peanuts, almonds, cashews, craisins, raisins and three kids of chocolate chips Yum!
I think I have sinned.

DailyFamily said...

I had a treat, but then I read Nan's and now I have two.
Treat #1: Sharing your interpretation of Alma 51:22 with a lot of sisters in my ward...it was a very timely interpretation that we all needed.

Treat #2: True North nut snacks at WalMart. So yummy and sort of good for you. My favorite is the almond and peanut mix.

Farm Girl said...

Oh! I have one today! This morning I got my very own security badge for, wait for it...the Smithsonian Institution. And now I am afraid I am little teensy weensy bit guilty of another one of the deadly sins - pride. I confess, I wore it facing out the whole way home.

Allyson said...

I had a yummy treat today - toasted sour dough bread with some Nutella spread on top, yummy! I am so envious(another of the deadly seven)of your tasty looking bread though, and your picture is loverly!

the lunch lady said...

Thanks Eliza -- I mean Allyson. I find myself frequently tempted by Nutella. I have to make myself leave it on the shelf at the grocery store, because if I bought it, it wouldn't remain long on the shelf in my cupboard. So I will envy you and your Nutella from afar.

Jenni said...

My treat tonight is having clean freshly mopped floors. I know that by tomorrow morning they will be messed up again but at least tonight as I go to sleep I will know that my floors are spotless and I will be savoring it while it lasts.

bonnie jack said...

i need to know where the farmer's market is. although, i don't like getting up on saturday mornings either...

my treat today was your darling children. what great kids.

the lunch lady said...

Bonnie -- it's behind the city office building (center and main).

And thank you for being so kind and patient with my kids! You are the best.

miranda said...

I saw the bread there on Saturday but wasn't sure if I should purchase some- now I know. I will be there to get some!

Shem said...

I know I am a day late, but...

My treat yesterday was In-N-Out burger. YUMMY!

Amy said...

My treat lately is..Costco's pepper cracked, parmesan crackers..something to that effect, with about an inch of cream cheese. My scale has forced me to promise I won't buy these for a long while. The bread sounded and looked delicious. I might have to force myself out of bed early this weekend..sounds like I will be fighting a crowd.