Friday, August 16, 2013

Friday Field Trip

We got to enjoy a very nice field trip today to the Pike Place Market.  It was a really lovely day (weather wise) and just several hundred of our nearest and dearest friends also decided that this was a great day to visit the Market.  Oh my gracious - was it ever crowded.  Lines and lines and lines.  There were at least 20+ people outside Starbucks, plus those inside, so Karin Boonstra - our houseguest from Groningen, decided not to wait. But she got to try cheese curds at Beecher's, fresh white peach from a fruit stand and a lavender shortbread cookie.  We visited our favorite olive oil and flavored balsamic vinegar store - lemon olive oil, rosemary olive oil and a new taste treat: Blenhem Apricot Balsamic Vinegar.
Caro - I was sad to see that the Crumpet Shop was all sold out of crumpets by 1pm.  And only one fish "flew", but the flowers were spectacular,
Karin bought these.  And we fulfilled our commission to find 3 big bunches of flowers for Maud and Alayne's wedding, tomorrow.  We also bought 3 different sorts of Pierogi's from the Russian baker, which we had for dinner, along with some garlic chive seashell pasta.

And when we got home, I baked a blueberry cake, a la Nancy.  Yummy!

1 comment:

  1. The company of friends and good, delicious food, looks great!