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Random Tuesday Asparagus and Footwear

Yeah, you know you’re at the Sushi Bar when both food and shoes are in the title of the post.

Anyhoo.

Much to my delight, we received our first delivery – ahead of schedule – from our CSA co-op yesterday.  Not a large delivery this early in the season, naturally, but enough to make me giddy.  It contained radishes, some baby lettuces and this:

 

Asparagus

I had no idea there was such a thing as purple asparagus, but there is.  And it was delicious in this:

 

Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry

I LOVE spring.

Another delicious component of the stir fry – which, maybe surprisingly, had no Asian flavors at all – was another find from the Local Roots co-op on Saturday:

 

Dark Chocolate Balsamic Mustard

Yes, that would be Dark Chocolate Balsamic Mustard, made with Dark Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar which I am going to order online in the next 3 minutes.  The mustard itself has quite a kick, but a wonderfully smooth, rich undertone and finish.  I put about a teaspoon in the stir fry and it was just marvelous.  Today, it’s going in a salad dressing destined for those baby greens that came with the asparagus yesterday.

And, finally, my newest pair of shoes:

 

Vibrams FiveFingers Treksport

Beloved and I are doing quite a bit of walking these days, and after wearing these almost non-stop for the past 3 years I have come to dislike my regular walking shoes intensely.  However, it’s rather hard to hike through the muck and mud in a pair of Crocs ballerina flats, so new shoes were in order.  I’m not going to go into whether or not barefoot running or running in minimalist shoes is adventageous or dangerous – I’m not a runner, and never will be for a variety of reasons – so let’s just suffice to say that these particular Vibrams, which are made specifically for walking/hiking over rough terrain, are what I am now wearing when Beloved and I go off the beaten path, so to speak.

Besides, I really like the odd looks I get from people when I wear them.  ‘Cause I’m just that way.

Now, head on over to Stacy’s and get your Random Tuesday on.





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