This past weekend I made my first shopping trip to Wegmans. Oh. My. God. How is it that I’ve never been to this store before?! Their health food section is massive, their international food aisles lengthy and their housewares department is chock full of beautiful kitchen ware and gift ideas. Even better, their bakery and seafood sections are lively and not at all unlike attending an outdoor farmer’s market – without the hassle of getting out of bed at oh five hundred. Score!
I kid you not – I was there for two and a half hours! It’s probably a good thing I left the husband to do his own thang elsewhere – I think he would have be bored out of his mind.
Check out my bounty!
The wheat flour and the buttermilk is for a fantastic Irish Brown Bread recipe I found. I used to work at an Irish pub and we had the most amazing bread. With the added miles I’ve been logging recently I’ve been craving carbs like none other and I starting reminiscing about those wonderful loaves. A visit to good ol’ Ryan’s Daughter was a bust though. Apparently our old bakery went out of business and they no longer carry the delicious dark bread I was after. So, you guessed it, I turned to Google. The resulting loaf was a bit lighter than I wanted it to be with a slightly less bitter taste, but still hearty and amazing with butter and jam. I did a bit more research and found that some recipes call for molasses. I’m thinking that’s what I was missing this go around so guess I’ll just have to make another loaf, you know, just to be sure.
With the rest of my goodies I made this savory tortilla pizza:
It’s got a Dijon mustard and garlic base, topped with bell peppers, mushrooms, broccoli, spinach, tomatoes and feta. Mmmmm…
Tonight I’m still debating between grilling up the salmon or trying to conquer the art of preparing eggplant. Wish me luck either way!
Recent Run Recaps:
Monday night – 4.35 miles UPHILL @ avg 10:34/mi. I chose a loop that I remembered having some hills in it knowing I was due for a good hill workout. I failed to remember that there was absolutely no downhill sections on this particular route. It was killer! I also hit the gym for a half hour on my way home and got some weight lifting in. Gotta work off those four (yes, four!!) Easter meals.
Tuesday night – 3.27 miles speed intervals @ avg 9:57/mi (even with the recovery runs I think I beat my best time for this route. Yay!).