I went grocery shopping today, and for me these days, grocery shopping means: going to my parents' farm first, followed by some sort of farmer's market, and then to the grocery store to get whatever else I couldn't get locally. I know it may seem like a lot of extra effort, but it's really worth in in my opinion. Just look at all the goodies I got today:
Most of the produce came from either my parents' farm or from Heeman's Garden Centre and Strawberry Farm. I was sad to hear that this is probably going to be the last day this season for fresh cherries. But I am so excited because blueberry season has begun!!! I LOVE blueberries!
I don't know if you can see it in the picture, but check out the massive bag of baby carrots!!! They came from my uncle's farm. I don't know WHAT I'm going to do with all of them, but be on the look out for lots of carrot recipes in the next few days. Make that carrots and zucchini recipes, because get a load of this sucker that came from my dad's garden!
Anyone know any good zucchini and carrot recipes that I should try? Comment below.
I arranged some of the berries in a bowl with half a sliced banana. Over top, I drizzled some homemade chocolate sauce. The sauce is really simple to make (I think I got the recipe from 100 Days of Real Food originally).
What a simple and delicious dessert!
Homemade Chocolate Sauce
- Combine 2 tbsp of cocoa powder with 1-2 tbsp of pure maple syrup.
- Keep stirring vigorously until sauce forms.
- You can add more syrup for a more runny sauce, or less syrup for a thicker one.
- You can also heat in the microwave for a few seconds if you want a warmed sauce.