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The Zoo and The Farmer’s Market

This morning we got ourselves up early and picked up M & M for a trip to the Oregon Zoo. It was an overcast morning and, at times, Mia complained of being cold. I reminded her of what it was like just a couple of days ago! Before we left home, I grabbed what I thought was a newly recharged lithium battery for my digital camera – NOT! I only took two photos before the camera died.


Check out Mia’s high top converse. They are orange with a Japanese flower print. The next photo was taken inside, and a sea lion is performing for them.


One of the funniest things we saw was in the primate section. A little boy put his face up close to the glass protection in front of a mandril. The mandril turned around and totally mooned him. We were hysterical.

There is nothing like a morning at the zoo trying to keep up with Mia to exhaust a Grandma! But Mr C and I did make it to the Westmoreland Farmer’s market. I really must remember to take my camera next time. We tasted goat cheese, sheep’s cheese, fresh figs, hard apple cider and other goodies. I was so excited to see juicy red, ripe tomatoes because I have had gazpacho on my mind. I also bought some fresh, white sweet corn.

Here is the gazpacho, freshly made and ready for a quick chill in the freezer:


And here it is decked out with avocado, croutons, parsley and cherry tomatoes. Gazpacho al fresco:


The sweetest sweet corn I have ever eaten:


And some Maggie al fresco:


It was a lovely evening for our Farmer’s Market supper on the deck. Ahhh!

4 Responses to “The Zoo and The Farmer’s Market”

  1. JulieZS says:

    Oooh, gazpacho. I’ve been hankering for some for weeks now. Impatiently waiting for the fresh tomatoes from our CSA farm. And I want Mia’s shoes, those are too cute!

  2. DebR says:

    HonestToPete, they make the CUTEST shoes for little girls! I wish they made them in big girl sizes.

    I’ve been craving some really good sweet corn and everything we’ve been getting around here has looked nasty.

  3. Between the indoor pools and the gaspacho, I’m thinking that I DO want to move to Portland. I’m thinking I’ll just move in with you and raid your fabric stash while I’m at it 😉

  4. kirsty says:

    I’ve never seen entirely white corn before! In New Zealand, the nicest sweetcorn is called Honey and Pearl. It’s a combination of yellow and white kernels.