To market

by Sheri on January 6, 2011

Today I planned on going to the new market in town called Kingsland Farmers Market.  You see my favourite market the Calgary Farmers Market closed down after Christmas!  I was pretty sad about it.  However, they will be opening up at a new location in February but it will be quite far from my house.  Which well….sucks!

Mind you the Kingsland Market is not any closer.  It was about a 20 minute drive but I needed some essentials!  So J and I took a little drive this afternoon after lunch.  It was a lovely day out, a bit cool but the sun was shining so it was a nice drive.

But first I made myself a warm cup of tea to go in my new cup!

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I got the travel mug and wonderfully yummy Green Walnut tea from my sister in-law for Christmas and I LOVE it!!

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It is meant for loose tea and works very well.

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add your tea to the holder

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seal it up, add your hot water to the mug and you are good to go….awesome.

So what did I get for driving all that way. 

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A small but important haul of:

  • Local Organic Skim Milk
  • Fresh Bavarian Crust Rye Bread
  • Local Organic Grass Fed X-Lean Ground Beef
  • Local Fresh Organic Free Range Eggs
  • Fresh whole made Deli Meat (Montreal Smoked Meat and Honey Maple Baked Turkey)

I am good on veggies right now but I did have a look at the Kale but it was already turning yellow so I decided against it.

The major reason I went to the market was to get the eggs!

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I love eggs for breakfast and since I have been eating Organic Free Range eggs I really want nothing else!  They taste awesome and are so fresh you just can’t compare them to the regular grocery store eggs.  Which by the way are just well blech!  I don’t mind paying the extra for these eggs they are just that good!  These eggs are from a local farm called Oxyoke Farms so I can’t wait to try them.  I was looking into being a part of a CSA this summer and this is one of the farms I was interested in.

When I got home I needed my afternoon snack.  I had a new smoothie planned for today.

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This recipe is out of one of my favourite magazines Oxygen.  When I read this recipe I just knew I had to try it.  The name alone Chai Tea Recharger got me!  I love Chia Tea.

The recipe is very simple and tasted great.

Chai Tea Recharger

1 1/2 cups chilled, brewed chai tea (I did this the night before and let it sit in the fridge overnight)

1/2 cup skim milk or unsweetened soy or almond milk

1 scoop of vanilla protein powder

1 small banana

1 tsp honey

1/2 – 1 tsp cinnamon

Ice cubes

Toss all the ingredients into a blender and mix.

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It was pretty darn yummy!  I will make this again for sure.  Better for you than a Starbucks Chia latte Winking smile

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It was light, creamy and frothy!  So good…it hit the spot and helped control my afternoon sweet tooth as well.

Catch ya later!

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