I had some errands to run yesterday. I needed to grab some stuff to make a fruit salad for today and I also had to get a tomato pie for Jena's graduation party last night. That's when I was told to go to the Farmer's Market in Ardmore right next to the Trader Joe's. There was a DiBruno Brothers in there and they would be the people to get a tomato pie from.
So I wandered in and was immediately slammed with so much to see! I ordered the pie and then got some American and Swiss cheese. While I waited for the pie to come out, I had a bit of a wander about.
There was a Capital Tea. Oh my gosh did things smell good there! I'm in love with by Jasmine Green Tea. I haven't been drinking so much of it since being on Prozac. Prozac and caffeine would kick me into an anxiety attack. I remember one day in a 9.00am class, I didn't decaf my tea well and break couldn't come fast enough. I felt so crappy and shakey and sure I was going to lose it right there in front of everyone. That's about the time I switched at only decaf tea. Which made me say goodbye to the Jasmine Green and the oolongs - it's hard to find them in decaf and when you do, they have to be mail order which can be pricey. So, I'm off Prozac and back on Jasmine tea. Yesh!!! I picked up some good stuff in Whole Foods for less than my arm and leg would cost on the black market. I'm quite content with it. But yesterday at Capital Teas, I found this:
You read that right - $100.00 for four ounces. Want to know what's really sick about this? Part of me is fascinated about how it would taste. It's got to be really good to be $100 for four ounces or $200 for eight ounces. One mug, that's all I'm asking for. But this makes me think of my dad and how he turned down a chance to drive a Porche, Ferrari or something of that caliber. He said he really enjoys driving his VW, at the time. He liked how it handled and all. He didn't want to mess with that by knowing how one of those cars in that other class of car handled. He liked his car and he didn't want to lament what he was already quite happy with. If I'm happy with my run-of-the-mill Jasmine, what will one mug of this sooped-out-fancier-than-fancy-pants Jasmine make me think of my every day cuppa?
Speaking of everyday cuppas. I broke my sock monkey mug about three weeks ago now. It was a sad sad sad day when that happened. I'm thinking about replacing it with this - also at Capital Teas:
Okay here are a bunch of other things at the Farmer's Market that caught my eye.
After wandering about, I went to Trader Joe's to get fruit while waiting for my tomato pie. I got all my favorites for the fruit salad - white flesh nectarines, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries and fresh cherries. Since they didn't have a cherry pitter at Whole Foods, once I checked out and put my groceries in the car, I walked down three stores to Kitchen Kapers. There I had a whole other adventure. I did get a cherry pitter (that is amazing - how have I lived without one of these before?) and I got two different types of strawberry hullers. There were other things to be seen at Kitchen Kapers.
And the vote on the tomato pie? I found it interesting, with its chunks of celery and tomato. Quite yummy. Other people around me were sayin it wasn't as good as the pie they always buy. I didn't look to see how much was left when I went to leave. I didn't want to be disappointed that people didn't like it.