The Husband and I had an excellent morning at the Orlando Farmers’ Market, which is location right downtown.
We brought James with us and left Maggie at home. Maggie + Crowds = Disaster. 🙂
We had fun walking around and looking at all the food and art for sale. In the end, we just loaded up on produce.
I realized when walking around the farmers’ market that not all the produce was organic or from Florida. Some of the produce was from California! We tried to focus more on the Florida produce, but we got some stuff from out-of-state, too. In total, we spent $30, which is soooo much less than our normal weekly produce bill!
And we got some Orange Blossom Honey!
The little bears are too cute.
After shopping, I drove to Woodlands, a vegetarian Indian food restaurant, for a fun blogger meet-up.
In total, there were 10 of us! There were old friends and new friends, too!
From left to right: me, Amanda, Megan, Jessica, Gloria, Lindsay, Meghann, Kelly, Ashley, and Ryan.
Indian food was quite an adventure for everyone! Some of us had one had it once or twice, and some had never even had it once.
We started off with an appetizer platter that allowed everyone to have a bite of a few things. Don’t ask me what’s what, but it included: Medhu Vada, Potato Bonda, Samosa, Cutlet, and Pakora. We also ordered baskets of Batura and Chapathy (breads).
I love eating with other food bloggers. :) The waitress always looks so confused when we all break out our cameras!
We gabbed and gabbed non-stop. We always have so much to talk about!
I ordered the Baigan Bartha, which is slices of "fresh eggplant baked on a low flame and mashed with tomatoes and onions."
It came with a side of rice:
Everyone shared their plates with one another, and I tried a bit of everything:
It was SOOOO good and super spicy! Yum!
Gloria was super sweet and brought everyone Super Charge Me Cookies from Eat, Drink, and Be Vegan:
I ate mine for dessert:
It was a great meal with nice company!
Off to get some work done! Have a great afternoon.
What an awesome blogger meetup!! I love indian food, and yours looks delish!