Hey. The past few days have been a bit chaotic (not anything bad- just crazy busy) and I've felt like yelling "Do Over" midway through the day. Oh well. On the bright side- here's another finds/faves wrap up. -A.
Individual pansy plant: Locally Grown Gardens, around $1.85 (aluminum planter, not included). I don't have a great track record with plants and flowers...but that's changing a bit. These purple pansies are gorgeous (the picture doesn't do them justice) and they look so lovely planted with extra dirt into this aluminum planter/paint can from Ace Hardware (which I think was a couple of bucks). Locally Grown Gardens, 1050 E. 54th St., Indianapolis (317) 255-8555.
Edy's lime bars, around $3-4 Marsh grocery stores, Meijer grocery stores. These lime bars are only 80 calories each. If you like tart popsicles-- you'll love these. I panicked a bit when I couldn't find them at Marsh, so I bought a box of the lemonade bars, which are good, but not as tart as the lime bars. I was a bit bummed that I wouldn't find the lime bars again, but then I spotted them at Meijer. Victory. These bars (lime or lemonade) will quench your thirst.
Goose The Market's Bone in City Ham at Georgetown Market, around $5 to $6 for a small package of ham. I don't make it to Goose the Market/downtown as often as I would like (which I hope to change) so I was super psyched to find Goose's ham at Georgetown Market. I bought a package for around $6. When I got home, I made a ham sandwich on toasted rye bread with a bit of mustard. It rocked. It's seriously some of the best ham I've tasted. It's completely addictive. Georgetown Market, 4375 Georgetown Road, Indianapolis (317) 293-9525.
Katie's Homemade Amish Egg Noodles at Wilson Farm Market, around $3ish a bag. So Wilson Farm Market is a bit of a trek if you're downtown, but if you happen to be in near/Carmel, it's not that bad, maybe 20 minutes. I will warn you there's lots of construction and you will travel in one lane (sigh) for a while, which wasn't too bad on a Saturday. But I would easily go through annoying construction to pick up a bag of Katie's Amish Noodles... they were much better than other Amish noodles I've tasted (which are good-- but these Katie's noodles are on a different level of good). (p.s. I used the noodles with pieces of chicken and homemade stock). Chicken and noodles -- so heavenly. While you're at Wilson Farm Market, you can pick up Amish butter, cheese, vegetables (I believe they're going to have morels soon, if not already, but you might want to call) and all sorts of goodies.
Rao's pasta sauces: under $6 on sale, (you can find them on sale usually at Whole Foods & The Fresh Market) So here's the deal- I can make my own marinara sauce and do, but I love to try out pasta sauces that I buy at the store/specialty markets. (I also buy all kinds of jar salsas) I'm really digging Rao's right now. It doesn't taste like it's from a jar... and it's packed with flavor. The other night I added some crumbled Italian sausage to it, added some cooked whole wheat spaghetti (from Nicole-Taylor's) & fresh Parmesan. So awesome and totally easy for that "It's seven o'clock and I just got home from work kinda meal."