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A Full Summer Saturday

In the spirit of returning to “lifestyle blogging”, I have to share part of my awesome weekend with you. Saturday was quite the full day, and it started with a trip to the farmers market with Emily!

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The Piedmont Park (Atlanta’s version of Central Park) market has been on my list for a while, so I was glad we finally got to go! It’s pretty small (compared to the markets I’ve been to in Virginia and DC), but bigger than the other ones I’ve visited in Atlanta. There’s enough stalls to feel like you’re getting some variety, which is nice.

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LOTS and lots of beautiful tomatoes were out! I guess it’s peak season here in Georgia! No complaints here.

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One stand had quite the impressive variety of hot peppers, so of course I had to snag a bunch for Jason.

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Emily and I really enjoyed it! The only thing about this market is that it’s so inconvenient to drive and park in that area for a market that’s not huge. Emily noted that we spent more time looking for a parking spot than we did actually shopping, which is definitely true. Haha! But Piedmont is always a nice trip, so I would probably return to this market despite that.

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I snagged some good stuff while we were there! A few different kinds of hot peppers for the hubby and some huge okra:

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Organic potatoes and blueberries:

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And Georgia peaches and lemon basil:

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It was a nice and toasty day so Ashley and my dad decided to come over for a dip in our pool later that afternoon. Our place has a really great pool and we’re definitely paying for it with pretty steep rent, so we try to use it as much as possible. The water was especially nice that day!

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After swimming Jason and I got cleaned up and ready for dinner with friends. I totally spaced on taking a photo of us but we had a great time! We went to this tapas place called Eclipse di Luna, which had a ton of vegetarian options. I got the fried green beans and quinoa salad for my main dishes and some fried sweet plantains for dessert!

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The day ended back at home with a beer and an episode of The Good Wife (our newest tv show obsession). I love summertime!

-Lauren

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  • Lauren July 29, 2014, 4:46 pm

    Farmers’ Market, family, dinner with friends and beer. Yep, I think you hit all my favorite weekend activities! I’m so lusting over that okra! Also, I’m totally going through a plantain thing. And I lovingly blame you :)

    By the way, not sure if it’s just me on this, but lately whenever I click on the comment button, it just takes me to a enlarged version of one of the pictures from the post I’m trying to comment on? Eventually, it lets me comment but I’m not sure what that’s about!
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  • Lauren @ Dash of Soul July 31, 2014, 8:18 pm

    PLANTAINS FTW!!!! And thanks for letting me know about the commenting thing, I’ll check it out!

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