Show Me The Honey: Local Love

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Bonjour Beauties!

Might I say that it is a boootyful day out, today! I love this time of year. It’s sad because summer is coming to a close, but I adore the autumn, so it’s also exciting that another awesome season is coming up! Best part = rock climbing outdoors is best in the fall. YES. Not to mention all my cutest outfits are more geared towards autumn months.

I don’t work until 2 today, so I’m currently posted at Brewed Awakenings in Wakefield munching on a delicious spinach bagel with bacon, egg, cheese, sausage and tomato until Sarah meets me at the Peace Dale gym to go rock climbing!! Good start to the day. How have all of you been?

I had two nice, small surprises within the past 24 hours that I want to share with all of you. It’s a little bit dorky, but that’s just how I roll.

First, Max and I were hanging out at his older brothers hunting/fishing shop (I’ll dedicate a post to this some time), and there were two older gentlemen there hanging out with Alex and talking shop.

Then I noticed the box on the counter… FULL of fresh and beautiful fruits and veggies! I died. Naturally, being who I am, I bee-lined to the box and promptly shoved my nose in it, admiring the harvest and taking in the intoxicating smells.

Yeah, I went there.

Yeah, I went there.

Granted, I may have looked like a freak to some, but the guy who grew all the beauties obviously loved how into it I was. He came over and started naming all the produce that I was gawking at – there were some brands of tomatoes that I had no idea existed, and you best believe I absorbed it all.

This is a Russian Oxheart Tomato and I love it.

This is a Russian Oxheart Tomato <33

Hold my heart in the palm of your hand

Hold my heart in the palm of your hand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This guy was awesome. He clearly harbored a passion for gardening and growing produce, and the enthusiasm was contagious (for an odd egg like me, anyway). I was told to bring some home for myself to enjoy, so I ran out to my car to get a reusable bag and you best believe I took some for the road – and maybe I ate a tomato or two there, too.

Of course I took photos; these were just so gorgeous I can’t get over it! And I got to eat them 🙂

An interesting fact that the gentleman taught me is that homegrown/locally loved tomatoes tend to bruise much easier than their commercialized counterparts. Why, you ask? Well, because the tomatoes that you see in the stores are genetically modified overtime to be better equipped to roll down conveyer belts. Hence their perfectly round shape and tougher skins. So don’t be so quick to turn down ugly fruit and veggies! Those usually taste the best.

Pretty Produce

Tomatoes and Peppers, Oh My!

Then, the second small surprise came this morning. Being directionally challenged like I am, I took a wrong turn getting from Max’s house to Brewed. Normally, I would get stressed out by this, but I decided to turn down a neighborhood-looking street and came upon a dead end.

At one house near the cul-de-sac, there was a local honey sign!! Thus, I whipped out my wallet, threw $6 in the tin collection can and snagged myself a small jar of local, homemade honey. I’m sorry, but does it get any better than that at 9am? No, I don’t think so.

Local Honey

So yeah, that’s how my day has been so far. Hurray for hump day! I’m going to go outside and hang around until Sarah gets here, but I’ll touch base with y’all soon. Peace and love xxoo

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About azuremarie

Bonjour, I'm Azure; a healthy dose of eccentricity best taken with a grain of salt. Most people describe me as sassy, and I like that. I love words, and think that anyone who can twist them in their mouth and make something beautiful come out is sexy and someone with whom I want to spend my time. I read a lot (bordering on too much), and am baller at boggle. I happen to be addicted to concerts/live music, and will listen to anything that can carry a beat, and even those that don't. I believe that being normal is boring, and love bright colors. I have a soft spot for animals, particularly dogs and horses, but I am beginning to be a cat person as well. Sometimes, I will admit that I like some animals better than some people - they're great listeners and don't judge. J'adore voyager. Someday I want to be able to look at a map of the world and say "I have been there, there, and there... and there", and have a memory attached to them all. I've recently begun to work at an organic juice bar, and diet/holistic health is starting to become a main passion of mine. I want to be able to experience our world, as well as help save it. Oh, and unicorns exist.

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