My mother made me a very special breakfast this morning. I had her signature French Toast along with fresh loquats from my sister's garden. What are loquats? Loquats are a type of fruit, sometimes known as the Japanese or Chinese plum. In Japan, they are called biwa. In China, they are called, lo guat in Cantonese and pipa in Mandarin. Loquats are sweet, with a flavor being a mix of peach, citrus and mild mango.
After a relaxing breakfast and spending some time talking with my mother, J.J. and I decided to go to the nearby farmer's market to buy some additional fruits and vegetables. Every Tuesday and Saturday mornings, one is held at Wilson Park. Here is a picture of J.J. carrying a 10 pound bag of naval oranges and green vegetables.
We ran into Rebecca from Murray Family Farms at Wilson Park. Murray Family Farms is located in Bakersfield, California. Last September, J.J. and visited the farm and picked blueberries there.
After shopping at the Farmers Market, I did some other more pedestrian shopping. I needed to pick up a new yoga mat for the RV. I am extremely happy with my new GAIAM yoga mat. On the surface, the inscription says:
"A healthy mind has an easy breath
Good deeds, kind words happy thoughts
Everyone smiles in the same language peace of mind "
Finally, I wanted to conclude with showing you some of the beautiful flowers that my mom grows in her garden. She definitely has green thumb.
Aloha -- Cathi