Breakfast/ Exercise/ Fitness/ Travel

Squeak Goes The Cheese Curd!

Madison farmer’s market was AMAZING!!!!! I have so many pictures to share but let me back up a bit first. This morning I snacked on half of this yummy bar from the UK before hitting the gym—


It was delicious! Very soft and chewy!

I dragged Ryan to the gym and we had a great 40 minute workout! Waking up early and exercising is a great way to start a vacation 🙂


I started out with 5 minutes walking on a steep incline on the treadmill to warm up then did walking pushups, tricep dips, bicep curls, lat raises, chest press and crunches on the stability ball finished off by 10 more minutes walking on the treadmill while Ryan finished up. Afterwards I felt energized and ready to hit the market!

We were both SHOCKED at how large the market was! Definitely the largest I’ve ever seen in my life….I was like a little kid in a candy store! We made an initial loop around (took about 30 minutes) and stopped at this all natural bakery stand to get scones!

Definitely just not any scone!! These were super HEALTHY scones! Check out the sign!


I got a cranberry orange and Ryan got a blueberry. Until today he didn’t even know what a scone was!

Note to self: recreate these at home ASAP!!

While we nibbled on our scones we walked and walked—probably for another hour or so. Here are some pictures from the morning!



After all that walking I was still pretty hungry and we headed to a small cafe down the street for some brunch. I ordered the BEST egg white omelet ever stuffed with fresh feta, spinach and mushrooms with fresh fruit on the side

Of course I dumped hot sauce all over it and ate it with tons of ketchup. It was seriously the BEST omelet that I have EVER had!! Check out all the fluffy, farm fresh feta in the middle!

To drink: fair trade rooibos caramel tea!

I love brunch!!!! 🙂
After eating we did ANOTHER loop at the market and finally made some purchases. Ryan bought me this bracelet that I totally fell in love with at a little stand—

Its a bracelet made from a vintage map of Italy! The girl who made it said she found all these all old maps in her grandparent’s basement so she started to make jewelry out of them. How cool is that??! I LOVE it!
We also bought some cheese……obviously

And that’s it. Of course we sampled a ton (I tried cheese curd for the first time! Sqeaky!!) but there’s only so much you can take on a plane home. I was so sad leaving all those gorgeous veggies though….the kale was calling my name!
I did get a cow cookie though for a treat later! 🙂

I just couldn’t say no. lol
I’m about to hop in the shower here in a second and get ready for the wedding. The weather is CHILLY and cloudy!!! Not good…hopefully it will clear up in the next hour. The ceremony is at 1:30 then the reception is at 4:00 at The Madison Club followed by dinner. Poor Ryan has to wake up at 4 am tomorrow morning to catch his 6:30 flight! 🙁
Have a wonderful day!
ps: Whoever is meeting tomorrow morning for a 3 mile run can you shoot me a quick email this afternoon to confirm? We are going to meet at 7:30 right outside the Hilton entrance. Yay!

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  • Eat, live, love, dream
    July 4, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    Looks like a blast! I can’t believe all that food at the farmers market! I would go crazy! in a good way I think:)

  • Donna
    July 4, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Your photos of the market are outstanding! Great job!

  • Amanda (My Summerizations)
    July 4, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    that farmer’s market looks like heaven! those scones seem mouthwatering good, and i love the cow cookie. too cute! mooooo!

  • polly
    July 4, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    LOVED this post! Yummy and fresh and sweet and WOWZA scone love. Have fun today with R at the W!! XOXO

  • Holly
    July 4, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Yeah!!! I am sooo glad you are loving Madison – seeing all those pictures makes me so nostalgic for my college days there 🙂 Yeah for Sunprint Cafe and the AMAZING Madison farmer’s market – you just can’t go wrong!

    Enjoy the rest of your time there!

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    July 4, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    The market looks fantastic!!! Scone looks to die for!! Have a great day 😉

  • Colleen
    July 4, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Aww, I miss Madison so much! Just went back there for my sister’s wedding and of course, my mom and I HAD to make a big farmer’s market run. We live in the Bay Area now, and I really think the Madison market rivals the SF Ferry Building….ahhh, good food and great memories 🙂

    Thanks for sharing, as always!

  • Danielle C.
    July 4, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    OMG those scones sound amazing, I love cinnamon scones but rarely get them.

    I’ll have to look at our local Farmer’s markets soon for catnip, I didn’t think I’d seen that before but wasn’t ever looking for it. My cats would be in heaven if I came home with a bunch of fresh catnip.

  • VeggieGirl
    July 4, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    COW COOKIES!!! Haha those are too cute 😀

  • Mara @ What's for Dinner?
    July 4, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    What a great time!!! I love how the farmers markets just make everything seem so ALIVE!

  • Kiki
    July 4, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    farmer’s markets are the best arent they? those cow cookies look so fab, i need to send my mom a pix immediately! have fuuun x

  • Melanie
    July 4, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    That Farmer’s Market looks AMAZING!!! What a great time.

  • Mandy A
    July 4, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    Wow… the pictures are amazing!
    Speaking of amazing – check out your biceps girl!! Whew!! awesome!
    Have a great time at the wedding!

  • Evan Thomas
    July 4, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    Definitely try the Peanut Butter Boy’s peanut butter scone recipe. So delicious and simple, and delicious dunked in a cup of coffee.

  • bibixs
    July 4, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    Lovely farmer’s market!!
    and the rehearsal dinner from yesterday seems like a lot of fun, i would love to go to that restaurant!

  • Kaolee
    July 4, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Great job on the workout!

    Those tomatoes look yummy!

  • Erin
    July 4, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Pretty pretty market photos! Have fun at the wedding!

  • Keva
    July 4, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    aww cheese curds 🙂 I grew up in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin and my grandfather was a milk hauler for dairy farms, so we had fresh cheese curds all the time. There’s nothing like that squeak! When I moved away I had to explain what they were to my east coast friends.

  • kailey
    July 4, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    wow that is such a delicious sounding scone!! yum!
    looks like a great day for going to the market 🙂

  • katherine
    July 4, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    The scones look awesome and the market is gorgeous – fresh food is always so much more beautiful than other food and these pictures really show that. Also, your arms looks AWESOME in your workout photo 🙂

  • The Fit Collegiate
    July 4, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    Ahh, I’m so jealous of you, I love the Madison Farmer’s Market. They have yummy cheese curds!

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    July 4, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    So glad you enjoyed the farmer’s market!!! It definitely is a lot of fun. And it’s amazing how much it changes each week!

    Wow, that scone looks so good too. Yummy AND healthy! 🙂

  • heather
    July 4, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    awww, this is making me miss madison. i’m glad you had a good time at the farmer’s market!

  • Allison
    July 4, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    I’m glad you had fun at the farmers market! Isn’t the atmosphere just amazing? So much fun! It makes me excited to go back to school now in the fall, lol 🙂 My friend actually told me that there is some book about 1000 things to do before you die, and Madison Farmer’s Market is supposedly in there!

  • Susan
    July 4, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    LOVE cheese curd!! I bet the market fresh curd was amazing. I hope the weather cleared up for the wedding!

  • Maria
    July 4, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    That scone looks sooo good and it’s great that’s it’s healthy :). I’ve never tried omelet with feta cheese–gotta recreate that sometime! Ahhh, can’t leave Wisconsin without some good old cheese!

  • Whitney
    July 4, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    You should have picked up some tomato mountain salsa. It is the best!

  • Mary
    July 4, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Isn’t Madison the best?? Hope you’re enjoying your vacay 🙂

  • Christie @ Quit Your Diet
    July 4, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    Wow! What a great farmers market! I am so jealous of good farmers markets, we don’t have any really awesome ones in Richmond 🙁

  • Matt
    July 4, 2009 at 5:56 pm


  • kristin f.
    July 4, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    I just ate at Tutto Pasta last Friday night and hit up the Farmer’s Market last Saturday – how funny! I picked up some of the garlic scapes at the market – I hadn’t cooked with them before, but they made a tasty pesto.

  • M
    July 4, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Looks like fun!
    Um, that sign says the scones are vegan, but the ingredients aren’t (honey). I HATE that!

  • kt
    July 4, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Looks like you had a great weekend. Have to get to work to re-create those scones, my favorite.

  • Kathy
    July 4, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Those scones look SCRUMPTIOUS!

  • Sara
    July 4, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    Your back looks so muscular; I’m jealous! Sounds like a great day 🙂

  • Caroline
    July 5, 2009 at 12:39 am

    Ooh! Those scones DO look ultra healthy. Yum!

  • Suzanne
    July 5, 2009 at 5:25 am

    I don’t even know where to start… love the map bracelet, so unique! The scones are making me drool. And those cow cookies are adorable! PS- Your arms are amaze.

  • Madelin @ What is for breakfast?
    July 5, 2009 at 5:26 am

    Wow that farmers market looks great! Love your Nike shorts, I want some of them!

  • Emily @ The Experimentarian
    July 5, 2009 at 8:06 am

    Jenna, I cannot WAIT for you to try your hand at those blueberry scones! We’ll be eagerly anticipating… 🙂

  • Krissy - Single Serving
    July 5, 2009 at 8:32 am

    I go to the Farmer’s Market in Union Square a lot but it is nothing like the one in Madison. Amazing!!! Too bad you couldn’t take more home. 🙁

  • Katrina (gluten free gidget)
    July 5, 2009 at 8:38 am

    Cheese curds are so weird!!!!!!!!!! They don’t taste bad. It’s just a weird concept.
    That bracelet is A-MAZING! I wish I was artsy in areas other than the kitchen. Alas, I can’t even trace a circle…
    Have a fun run, a blast at the wedding, and bring me back a cheese-head hat! 😀

  • Pam
    July 5, 2009 at 8:50 am

    It looks like you are having a blast in Madison, WI…I have heard so many great things about that city! Have a wonderful time at the wedding!!

  • Meg
    July 5, 2009 at 9:20 am

    WOW! What an awesome Farmer’s Market! Look at that healthy scone…I want one!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    July 5, 2009 at 9:37 am

    Great looking farmers market!! 😀 I can’t get over all those green beans. So fresh looking!

    Have FUN! 😀

  • Paige
    July 5, 2009 at 9:56 am

    Oh everything looks delicious! That scone looks to die for. And the omelett?

    Oh, and I can definitely appreciate some squeaky cheese 😉

  • Amy
    July 5, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    I cant believe you were in MADISON!!!! I went to school there and loved the farmer’s market every saturday morning before a big Badger football game in the fall!
    Sooo glad you loved it there! Ahh, reading this makes me miss my glorious alma mater. Go Badgers!!!!! 😉

  • Amy
    July 5, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    Ps…Next time you are in Madison (if ever:) you must go to the Sunroom Cafe on the second floor, by urban outfitters on State Street. You’d love it because its all natural, organic meals–breakfast, lunch, dinner–and an amazing organic bakery.