Thursday, July 30, 2009

Some Fruit, Some Flicks, Dinner and the new Pidges

Yesterday I made another visit to the Farmers Market. This is the season to gather and store for the winter. Plums are in season so I thought I now need to try my hand at jamming those suckers!! Here is a snap of some purple globes of deliciousness....

I am not sure of the type but they are smallish and a little on the tart side - which I like and can control how sweet I get the end product. It seems that last week there was greater variety of plums available - but these will do just fine. I also picked up some beautiful veggies...


these tomatoes are just delicious - I got them from this stand...


Isn't this just a gorgeous snap - so Christmassy here in the middle of the summer. The weather is holding out beautifully - overcast and breezy in the mid 70's. Here are couple of more snaps of the market....


and looking out over the length of it towards Market Street.....

I looked for the chicken guy and he didn't show and the fish wife from heck was giving me the mama stink eye!!

Talking about the stink eye - I got a shot of our newest pidglettes...

Once again they are pretty vulture looking!! The other pidges have been in and out as they try their wings - BTW they have both acquired the mama stink eye!! I will try to get a snap of them before they take off forever.

We had one of the great flat bread things from Trader Joe's.... I said I would get a snap of it so that you can keep a look out for them....


And this was dinner last night - see those luscious little tomatoes - fresh from the farmers market - sweet and delicious. I wish we could have a little produce garden - but apartment living doesn't lend itself to that.

Stitching was once again on exchanges.

It was a really great movie evening - with TCM having a night of pre-code musicals - starting off with - "Hips, Hips Hooray!" - 1934 - an entertaining if lame comedy musical - very dated - this was followed by a super musical - "Gold Diggers of 1933" - 1933 - starring Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler and Dick Powell this was far superior in every way to HHH. I love the Gold Digger Movies and would recommend them to one and all!! The third feature of the evening was "Footlight Parade" - 1933 - again starring Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler and Dick Powell with the addition of James Cagney - I love, love, love this flick - it is worth watching for the Honeymoon Hotel number alone if for nothing else!!! The fourth selection was a Netflix film - "A Run for Your Money" - 1949 - starring Alec Guinness, Donald Houston, Meredith Edwards and Moira Lister. A great English comedy from Ealing Studios about two Welsh miners who go to London to collect a prize - and all the trouble they have during that one big city. I had never heard of this film and took a chance....it was a really fun movie and I would recommend it to anyone!!

There your go - only one more day until the weekend!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care,
edgar

12 comments:

corinna said...

plums look delish
have you ever made a plum tart
with a topping of streusel and cinnamon sugar
yum

staci said...

Those plums look exactly like the kind my hubby's grandparents used to grow. His grandma used to can them (just halved and with a simple sugar syrup I think) and they tasted much like prunes. Enjoy :)

Sheila said...

That tart looks yummy and I love the colourful photos of the market.
I´ve seen more ugly little pidgies on your blog than I ever have IRL and they make me laugh every time - keep ´em coming :)

Gaynor said...

You would be amazed at what you can grwo it little pots on the window sill...including little cherry toms!
Give it a go lol

Jill said...

Edgar,
I love your new blog look! It looks like you have quite the market down there. I wanted to pull those tomatoes right through my monitor!

Colleen said...

Don't you just love Trader Joe's!!!? I use to shop there all the time when we lived in Riverside, CA. It was only a couple blocks away....and so was Marie Callander's (unfortunately...LOL)!! Enjoy the veggies. Can't wait for the sweet corn that's almost ready here in PA. There will be a lot of it at the roadside stands and farmer's markets...YUM!!!

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Love your pictures, thanks for sharing. CJ ok;-)

Denise said...

OK, I love the token of love sampler But, I loved the little
goat cart even more (didn't you say
that was your Mom??)!! Please
don't do away with that adorable
picture....!
Best wishes...

Jennifer/OH said...

New blog layout, or is my computer just really screwed up now? It looks pretty, though this evil machine won't allow me to see your latest snaps. I'll try to sneak a look from the computer at work.

Jeanie said...

Love the new look of your blog !
Love those plums and tomatoes !
Thanks for sharing :)

Vonna said...

Oh Mama...those vegetables look wonderful! It's been really wet here in good 'ol Indiana and our tomatoes SUCK this year...
The flowers...gorgeous!!
And the new pidgies...my goodness your like a Aviary there :)

Paulette said...

Edgar,
You've inspired me to head to the fruit stand and get some things for jamming! ;) Let's hope they turn out...

Paulette