Saturday, July 17, 2010

Farmers Market

We went to the Farmers Market this morning.  I've wanted to put up (freeze) some peaches. 

I've heard that since we didn't get a late frost and have had TONS of rain, that the farmers have had a bumper crop this year.

SM and I both noticed that prices were more reasonable this year.  Last year, watermelons sold for $8-$10...this year they're more reasonable at $3-$4.  Huge cantaloupes for $2.00.  Prices on tomatoes were $2 a lb.  (I thought that was still high.) 

We picked up a box of Freestone peaches for $14. 

Cherries for $2 a pint. (Just a taste)

Blueberries were $16 for a gallon.  (He told me he's got to move them and that last week they were $20 a gallon.  I have no idea if I overpaid or not...)

Huge green peppers for 50 cents each.  Makes me think I should leave farming to the professionals (grin).

I used Fruit Fresh and Splenda to "sauce" the peaches.  I've got 10 quart bags for winter eating plus 2 more quarts for fresh eating.  (Nothing tastes better than fresh peaches in the dead of winter.)

Speaking of eating... My heartburn is back. 

(I'm on a highway to hell...You know the AC/DC song?) (grin)

I thought the rantidine would kick it but "noooo".  My Dr's put me on Prilosec for a few weeks,  and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it works.  I'd really like to know how someone who's never had a problem with heartburn can go from zero to "on fire" overnight!  No fun!

But on the upside, since I can't manage anything more than rice, some fruit and veggies... I've lost about 10 lbs.  Which I needed to do, but I'd rather not have health issues to be my motivator.

Also since going "gluten-dairy free" I'm no longer as bloated.  So I'm trying to make improvements.  Well...if things don't improve I might have to "suck it up" and go see my friendly GI Dr.  Whoo hooo!

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