Farmer’s Market Adventure/Great Day Cafe/Dinner
May 9, 2011
It’s Farmer’s Market season! I’m so happy! My sister and I love going to the Farmer’s Market together. We usually sacrifice a Saturday morning at the gym to hit the market. :) Her favorite is the Lawrence Farmer’s Market, but we decided to check out something a little closer to home this time. We went to the Farmer’s Market in downtown Overland Park.
It was definitely a chilly morning. One of those mornings where you are ready for summer, but it’s not here yet…ugh. None-the-less, we had a great time! I was offered a cup of coffee from the Great Day Cafe tent. Some of the best coffee, in my opinion. And I got a huge cup for only $2! We meandered around. We first bought some fresh bread – I got Rosemary and Olive Oil. Then we stopped by Pappardelle’s tent and bought some pasta. I bought Garlic Chive shell pasta and Whole Wheat Fettuccine. Is your mouth watering yet? ;) My sister also picked up some very green lettuce, which she split with me.
We were thinking of going to First Watch for breakfast, but I suggested we try the Great Day Cafe, which was right by the Farmer’s Market. I am SO glad we did that! I have a new favorite breakfast place. :D This very artsy cafe is right up my alley. I even noticed that they have a hummus plate on their lunch menu. You place your order at the register, pay, and they bring you your food. Instead of taking our name or giving us a number, they gave us a wind-up toy! It was so cute!
I had to take a picture of their cute table settings. The little drummer dog was our wind-up toy. They had a live flower at each table and look at those salt and pepper shakers! Are they not adorable?!
I ordered granola with strawberries, bananas, and soymilk. I don’t usually eat granola, but this was just wonderful!
I also ordered a side of potatoes. They were cooked with peppers and onions. mmMMM!!
I took Tyler to Great Day Cafe the following weekend. We went later in the morning and there was an amazing musician playing – Great Day Greg – who also co-owns the restaurant. I watched him play the clarinet, saxophone, flute, piccolo, harmonica, and the soprano saxophone all in the same song!
I couldn’t wait to cook what I bought at Farmer’s Market. I made Tyler and I a great pasta dinner. It was really nice because it wasn’t a lot of work, like most meals I make. 😉
I found some adorable dishes. It wasn’t a special occasion, but I thought they were cute.
I used olive oil with garlic salt and basil as a dipping sauce for bread. I also had Pandora playing on my computer – my Fiona Apple station.
For our pasta, we used a garlic olive oil for a sauce. It was so wonderful.
I was happy that I could make it feel like an Italian restaurant in my kitchen.