I was born in Savannah, Georgia in the mid-70s and lived there until I was about 7 (then my mom and I moved to Northern California). While in Savannah my mom was a partner in a small general contracting firm and one of their clients was Mrs.Wilkes of Mrs. Wilkes’ Boardinghouse. This is one of the most, if not the most, popular restaurants in Savannah to this day, although the lovely and sweet Mrs. Wilkes passed away years ago. The line for this restaurant wraps around the block on a daily basis.
I remember my first migraine like it was yesterday. And that’s not just because I’m having one today, although that certainly helps revive the nostalgia. At the time, I was 8 and my parents were embroiled in a bitter custody battle over me and I was scheduled to talk to a social worker and give input on my current and future living arrangements. I knew that both of my parents were going to be there and that added to the anxiety.
They let you select from a variety of mixes, frequency of delivery (weekly, bi-weekly, monthly) and they even let you do some customizing. Say you never want to receive lettuce, you just opt-out of lettuces and they’ll put in a replacement item, at their discretion.
I’ve received deliveries twice now and I have to say that I’m impressed! I’ve tried a couple of CSAs in the past but was always discouraged by having to go to a certain place at a specified time and then not finding things to be as fresh as I’d expect.
I started the day off with a migraine. Which made me late for work. Which meant I didn’t have time to make breakfast. So I stopped at McDonald’s…bad, I know. I ordered a #1, the potatoes and egg mcmuffin, minus the meat, and a latte. I ate only the potato thingy – probably the worst part of it, and about half of the coffee. Admittedly, the caffeine does help the migraine so there’s that.
Then for lunch I had a hamburger. I was really craving it which may mean that I needed the protein, but a random burger probably wasn’t the best choice.
The irony of all of this is that on my way out of the house today I received my first order of delivered organic fresh fruits and vegetables from Farm Fresh to You.
I decided to give it a try because LivingSocial had a deal where you spend $15 and you get $31 worth of goodies. This week’s bounty includes oranges, bok choy, strawberries, broccoli, cilantro, potatoes, an avocado, and a few other things I can’t remember now. I got so much bok choy that I think a soup is in order.
I’ll post some pics tomorrow!