Flea Market Finds

I hope you all enjoyed Memorial Day Weekend and flew the American flag as I did! We’ve been enjoying incredibly warm (record-breaking!) weather for southeastern Michigan. Farmers are already harvesting first cutting hay!

On the home front, we planted most of our veggie garden ~~~  just in time for Monday’s rain showers. But, I also discovered I ran out of seeds for my green beans. EEK! I had a taste of my farmgirl friend Teemie’s (of Teemie’s Country Blooms) pickled green beans. Let me tell you ~~~ lip smack’n YUM! I hope she’ll share the recipe? So, I’ll need to do a double-check on my seed inventory (I usually do sequential plantings) and make a quick trip to the store – before the veggie seed inventory is depleted!!

I did manage to sneak a quick trip to our local Armada Flea Market this past Sunday. It’s difficult to get away with A.M. milking chores & bottle feeding babies. If you can’t arrive at the flea market by 7:30 A.M. – FORGET IT! The crowds and PARKING are intolerable…for me anyway! 

 

I managed to make several purchases for a total $5 investment including a new cook book “Patricia Wells at Home in Provence” which explores French countryside cuisine. I can’t wait to try some of the recipes!!! YUM again! I also found a silver plated candle stick ~ that I’ll use for a ‘sheepy’ make-do pinkeep perhaps? The last item is a ‘poker’ or prodding tool with a wonderful wood engraved handle ~ something handy for my craft room? 

I also made my first batch of Chevre goat cheese since the girl’s freshening this Spring. I used fresh herbs from the garden to season the cheese to produce a little variety…a ‘gift’ to my daughter’s math teacher at the Academy. Apparently she has fond memories of eating fresh goat milk cheese made by her grandparents from the old country. I wonder if this will earn Katie extra credit?  LOL 

I also made a batch of Feta yesterday to accompany the basil pesto linguine and garlic toast for dinner. This is one of Katie’s favorite meals! Another YUM! I’m inspired to write a quickie how-to goatie cheese making and recipe booklet! Hmmm…perhaps I’ll start with drafting an outline? 

Happy week everyone!

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