Grocery Store or Pool? You Choose

July 26, 2013Leave a comment

While I enjoy strolling through the farmers’ market squeezing peaches and sniffing melons, I’ve not found the time to get there this season in the way I have in summers past. Perhaps the issue is that our weekends are filled with more activities. The kids are bigger, we are busier. There is karate on Saturday morning. I like to start my Sunday morning with a barre class (and I’ve recently become certified to teach barre3, which I’m crazy about! More on that soon!). And then there are birthday parties, various lessons and other activities that eat up our weekends. Not to mention the finite – and dwindling! – number of days for pool fun. Gotta get ’em while we can.

What does this mean? No time to lollygag about the farmers’ market. And little time to skulk about the grocery either. This summer, most of my groceries have been delivered right to my door by Relay Foods, an online grocery store serving the metro areas of DC, Charlottesville, Williamsburg and Richmond, VA and Baltimore, MD. I simply log into my account, click on what I want and my entire order is cheerfully delivered to my door by the next day in the timeframe I specify. They even help me unpack the groceries. Relay offers a wide range of local, seasonal and organic foods in addition to the pantry staples I pick up each week, like Cheerios and bread.

I have also been writing for Relay Foods, so it’s only fair to let you know they’ve become a business partner. Check out my recipe for golden beet salad with yogurt and pistachios, which appeared on their blog this week. Find out what moment finally made me feel like a grown-up and get the rest of the photos of this colorful, healthy dish. You can find my recipes for green onion hummus¬†and arugula salad with strawberries and feta on their blog as well.

Want to try it for yourself? For my readers in the DC, VA and MD areas served, get $30 off your first order of $50 or more by using this link or by entering the coupon code l97r6d (case sensitive) at checkout. In the interest of full disclosure, I get a credit, too, when you take advantage of the offer. Then we can ALL go to the pool instead of the grocery store! Last one in is a rotten cage-free egg.

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