Tuesday, August 5, 2014


Sunday we woke up to much cooler temps than you would normally find in Texas during August. It seemed like the perfect day for an adventure.

The morning simply insisted upon outdoor dining, so hubby took me to a little place called Russell's Bakery and Coffee Bar, which he had discovered in Austin. The banana-pecan pancakes were pret-ty yummy!

From there we headed over to the old Mueller Airport area, which has been transformed into an idyllic version of an old fashioned, walkable neighborhood -- complete with green housing options, a lovely lake...

a fabulous children's museum called the Thinkery...

and an old airplane hangar/community pavilion, where a nice little farmers' market is held each weekend.

Can you imagine being the mother of small children, and having all that within walking distance to your home? You wouldn't believe all that was available at that little farmers market.

Alas, the only thing I didn't find much of was, well, vegetables! Unless you were looking for okra. That, they had!

Which is why I ended up having to stop by HEB on the way home to get what I needed for our dinner -- a meal I had seen demonstrated in Junelle Jacobsen's Farmers' Market art class, and which I was dying to reproduce, even though their seasons in Idaho or Minnesota don't exactly gibe with ours down here in Texas.

Roasted fresh asparagus and grilled romaine, both drizzled with a homemade vinaigrette,  fresh corn that was microwaved in its husk (which then easily slipped away, taking all those pesky silks with it) then finished off on the grill, and grilled trout topped with fresh cherry salsa.

Mmm, mmm, mmm, talk about delicious!

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