Otherwise known as bags for the grocery store. We hate it when the cashiers bag shame us at the checkout line. Its like they get on the store megaphone system and tell everyone that we are paying the 10 cents for a paper bag. We can each love the environment in our own way. But so our forgetfulness is not confused with causing global warming, we always have tote bags stashed around our house and cars. Here are some pretty ones that won’t embarrass you in any way. (1, 2, 3, 4)
Happy Friday, farmer friends! Have we got a treat for you today. A super healthy treat.
America’s hottest superfood is purslane. Like the hipster it is, this weed is invading a farmers market near you. This plant has EVERYTHING- more omega-3 fatty acids than any other veggie, the eicosapentaenoic acid of a fishy, all the vitamins, minerals, and a bunch of antioxidants to keep your body running errands around town in workout clothes. And if that isn’t enough for you, its also classified as a noxious weed.
We had to get our hands on this stuff, so we took 3 steps out our front door, and turned towards the closest market. Only the most fresh and local for us.
Thank goodness we remembered our reusable bags. We chose to proclaim our Austin-ness with the free SXSW tote bag. We keep it weird by sporting a bag that 50,000 other people also have.
After a short walk, we arrived at the Driveway Market, which is even closer than the Garden Market. We chose the freshest bunch of purslane we could find that wasn’t flattened by tire tracks, so we could be sure to reap all those good health benefits.
We filled up our reusable tote with superfood, and headed home.
Now comes the part of consuming vegetables without juicing them. Enjoy purslane: in a salad with flax chive dressing, with salsa verde and tortillas (everything tastes better with tortillas), in tomato and cucumber salad, and mushed up in pesto.
Doesn’t get more local than that. Enjoy your super weeds.