Last weekend the bloggers of Austin traveled to Marble Falls for a berry picking trip. Unfortunately, I couldn’t make it. I really wanted to go so I made my mind up to go the next week. After blasting out some texts messages to friends I was able to convince my friend Sharon to come with me. Before we started our mini road trip I had a breakfast of my left over yogurt with some toasted pecans pieces I had in my pantry.
Sharon and I hit the road at lunch time. We knew we wouldn’t be able to survive on strawberries alone so a lunch stop was in order.
Lulu B’s was a trailer that was on the way. They serve banh mi (Vietnamese baguette sandwiches) for lunch and I love them. Sharon had never been and was down to give them a go.
I ordered the Tofu Lemongrass (as per usual). One of these fills me up every time and it’s only around 4 bucks. Sharon ordered a pork sandwich, she approved and said it was fantastic.
Pickled veg and I really get along right now. I can’t seem to get enough (crunchy tangy goodness). MmmM. Lulu B’s has a nice outside eating area but I would recommend calling your order in before you go because it tends to take a little while.
Sweet Berry Farms is about an hour drive from my place. That’s qualifies as a road trip to me and seeing this welcome at the end of the drive brought smiles to both Sharon and my faces.
Grab yourself a reusable box to pick berries (they’re only 50 cents) and head out to the fields!
Yes, I sample. Who doesn’t?? There were some animals on the farm (a few horses and donkeys) and they sampled a few from us as well.
Chocolate covered strawberries are a must with these but I haven’t decided what else to make. Any suggestions? Maybe jam? Perhaps I’ll freeze them? We’ll see! I only have a couple of days to decide.
The next crop I want to pick is blackberries! I have to do a cooking demo in June. The plan is to go pick berries and then use them in the demo (vegan blackberry custard pie- with berries picked by ME).
To end a perfect Tuesday I grocery shopped/happy houred/ate dinner at whole foods with some of my friends, all of which benefited a bunch of local charities. Whole foods announced today that $16,452 was raised during yesterday’s events!
Today I have a conference call on health coaching and I’d like to pick up some fresh greens from Boggy Creek Farm. I’ll probably be dipping some strawberries too. Hope you have a good one!