A Kale Bouquet Kind of Day

I love visiting Reading Terminal Market!  Every time I go I always tell myself that I don’t go enough and that I need to take advantage of this awesome place being so close to where I live!


I went with two of my favorite Philly friends – Melissa and Lauren –who are not only my blog buddies, but also now classmates!  We were in search of some fun produce and that’s exactly what we found!


Lauren found a massive sweet potato! Have you ever seen a sweet potato this big before? They were huge!

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Pretty produce all around! I have been to Reading Terminal Market a few times before but I have never bought produce here before. Believe me, that will now change! I love this market area!


The prices were seriously amazing. Seriously, $1.00 for a packet of strawberries! Such an amazing deal!


Melissa thought so too!


I purchased something I have never bought before at the market – KALE! I have heard amazing things throughout the blog world, so I figured I better give it a try!


Or maybe I could just use it as a Kale Bouquet for my wedding!


Again, the Kale was super cheap.


I also picked up some yummy Brussels sprouts! I can’t wait to make this recipe again! AH- mazing!


Did I mention everything was beyond cheap? Look at everything I got – Kale, Brussels sprouts, strawberries, 4 limes and 3 lemons!


All that good stuff for $5.00! I could save so much $$$ by shopping here instead of a grocery store! I need to go here weekly!


After our tour of the produce department in Reading Terminal we decided to take a leisurely stroll on into Blue Mountain Vineyards to check out some vino.


We also did a little tasting action as well. I really enjoyed their dry red wine selections!


I even bought a bottle! I love me some cab sav!


Side Note – I want this coffee mug! My inner nerd enjoys it!


If all that fun wasn’t enough for you, Lauren and I then decided to head out for a beer to Dos Segundos in Northern Liberties for Happy Hour. I love a friend that will blog, run, eat and drink with me!! Lauren you are awesome! 


Dos Segundos had a pretty sweet happy hour deal. We also enjoyed some amazing chips and dip!


Possibly my new favorite beer – Lagunitas Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale.


I love lazy afternoons with friends!

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  • Reply suki @ [Super Duper Fantastic] September 13, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    that is an amazing deal with those strawberries! i don't think you can get 'em for that price around here, even if we tried..

  • Reply Veggies, Cake & Cocktails September 13, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    I can't believe all the healthy stuff you got for 5.00. I just spent 1.99 on a pear!
    I need to start hunting around for deals like this!

  • Reply Lauren September 13, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    I had so much fun Friday. Those beers were delicious, we will have to drink them again soon!

  • Reply Jack September 13, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    That sounds awesome! I used to live in Philly, and I loved that market.

  • Reply ladypurpl September 14, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Can't wait to go to the Reading Market again! It's really nice to have friends to play with in the afternoon, i.e., Happy Hour…You seriously need to shop for produce/fruits there more often and save money for more fun things!

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