Farmer’s Market Adventure

It’s gorgeous outside! I was so excited because I FINALLY got to go to a farmer’s market this morning!!!!!! I dragged Ryan to a saturday morning farmer’s market about 20 minutes away from my apartment and we spent the morning walking, tasting, and basking in the sunlight :). I bought some strawberries and a HUGE beautiful red bell pepper. We also got some grapefruit and “pineapple oranges”–can’t wait to try them!

For lunch we went to a little outdoor cafe and I got a roasted eggplant panini with pesto, tomatoes and mozz. cheese. It was very very VERY tasty and probably not the best for me because of all the oil and cheese. Oh well…it was SO good!!! It came with chips but I only ate like one of them..I’m not a big chip eater. I did eat the entire sandwich though!

We are about to go lay out by the pool for a bit before I have to get ready for work 🙁 See you for dinner!







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  • Sara
    February 9, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    Did you go to the farmers market in Winter Park? I love that one! There are a lot of good places to eat.

  • Mallory
    February 9, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    I love the Farmer’s Market. That is my favorite part of summer!

  • Amy
    February 9, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    Jenna, this is not food related, but I know you are into healthy things for your body. What do you do regarding sun tan lotion. I hate putting it on when I go outside b/c it smells so sun tan lotiony but I don’t want skin cancer either. Since you are in florida, I would love to hear what you do.

  • Eliza
    February 9, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    you and your boy are so cute!

    I hope when I get a boyfriend they’ll come to the farmer’s market with me too 🙂

  • Natalie
    February 9, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    Amy, I second that question!

  • Sarah (another one!)
    February 9, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    Wow. I am SO JEALOUS right now—wearing short sleeves and laying out by the pool are nowhere in my near future here in Boston. I can’t wait until the summer for farmers markets!

    I know that there has been a lot of talk on this blog about Whole Foods and other healthy grocery stores. I’m finally going to Trader Joe’s for the first time today(so excited!!!!) and I know that there have been lots of posts throughout the blog about great food finds, but if anyone has any specific recommendations of what to try, please let me know!!

    I hope everyone is having a relaxing Saturday : )

  • Kay
    February 9, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    You look so pretty! The T-shirt goes with the strawberries and red bell pepper too 🙂 I wish I could wear a T-shirt right now outside!!!

  • ibex hk
    February 9, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    sarah t: Trader Joe’s recommendations– these are all specifically TJ brand

    greek yogurt (their brand is well priced and delish!)
    frozen berries
    frozen waffles (their brand is very similar to kashi’s line)
    reduced fat cheese sticks
    whole grain crackers
    stock up on granola bars/protein bars…they’re pretty well priced/ variety
    trail mix- great combination of seeds, nuts, dried cranberries, raisins, choc.

    those are some products that come to mind….hope you have a good time!!


  • Brianne
    February 9, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    That sandwich looks sooo good!

  • VeggieGirl
    February 9, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    I too adore trips to the Farmer’s Market – too bad it’s so cold here, and that I’m battling the flu (so I’m stuck in bed, with no appetite), because I would LOVE to go to the market!! So glad oyu were able to enjoy your trip there, as well as a nice lunch :0)

  • Alli W.
    February 9, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    Hey girls! I thought I would put my two cents in on the sunscreen question, since I live in Los Angeles. I highly recommend Oil of Olay (that you can buy at any store) because it is non greasy and it doesn’t smell like sunscreen AT ALL. it is the first thing I put on every day and I haven’t been burned in years! Also, Jenna, I thought the big announcement would be an engagement….I am such a girl!

  • Aimee H.
    February 9, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    Just a note about sunblock – I bought Neutrogena ultra sheer dry-touch sunblock in spf 55 last summer and I really liked it. Neutrogena products in general are pretty decent and I think they have an even lighter spray version.

    And on another note – I’ve been in London all week on a trip for work (and bought tons of tea!! weeee!!) so I’ve been catching up on your blog today. I love all the statements you made and I enjoy this as a healthy lifestyle blog. Definitely don’t miss the calorie counts and I think your decision to go back to vegetarian is great! Thanks for all you do and keep up the good work!

  • jenna
    February 9, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    Yes that iS the farmer’s market in winter park!!! It was my first time and I really enjoyed it!

    Re sunscreen:

    In the spring/summer months I wear a light sunscreen every matter if I’m in the house all day or outside. Here’s what I wear and LOVE:

  • Phoebe
    February 9, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    Jenna — that is a beautiful picture of you with the strawberries and pepper. I’m not sure if I’ve commented before . . . I adore farmers markets and wish I had one to go to at this time of year! (I’m in Chicago.)

  • Lisa
    February 9, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    I went to our all year round farmers market up here in Indiana today!! It wasn’t as sunny as Florida but it was still fun and exciting! I just started liking portabella mushrooms and bought some today! I can’t wait to use them in a dish this week!

    Jenna or anyone…do you have any good recipe ideas for portabella mushrooms?? I bought 2 bigs ones…maybe in main dish or a side dish???

  • Anna
    February 9, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    Lisa, I live in Indiana too…where are you that has a year round farmers market? I live in Lafayette, and miss ours SO MUCH from November to May…

  • Becky A.
    February 9, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    Alli-I thought it was an engagement announcement too!

    Jenna-I was grovery shopping this morning, and I saw an “ugli fruit” I think was the name. I looked like a HUGE deformed lime….I was wondering if you have ever seen/had these? It looked interesting, and I’m all for trying new things, but my first thought was to see if you(or anyone else here!!) had ever tried it!

  • Kath
    February 9, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    I love the Aveeno for the Face sunscreen. I put it on every morning after moisturizer and before foundation. It smells sweet and clean and doesn’t get in my eyes. For my body, I use the quick spray stuff that drys quick and doesn’t make my clothes greasy.

    Jenna, you’re gorgeous as usual!

  • Lisa
    February 9, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    Anna…I live in South Bend/Mishawaka area! I went to Purdue actually for school and went to the Farmers market there right downtown! Oh how I miss it down there! I loved going to school there. Um…there is an all year round farmers market in South Bend. It’s not huge but they have so much to look at and buy!

  • Tina
    February 10, 2008 at 4:57 am

    I miss weather like that!!