This weekend I started out Saturday with no lights or power nothing to do but go out for brunch! So I took my mom to my favorite local restaurant and farmers market Baughers.
This place has a lot of history to me, and a huge soft spot in my heart. Years ago before I even remember my father not being from Maryland and my mom just moving to Owning Mills found this on a day trip driving out to a county they had never visited before. He liked the look of the place and took my mom there for a meal.
Years later after we lived in Texas for 16 years lost my father, and moved back to Maryland to the county of that little day trip long ago pretty much forgotten by my mom I took her to a place I had found in my travels of being a new driver. I’ll never forget sitting down with her in this place I found and feeling all proud of my find when she opened the menu, and said your father brought me here years ago. I feel like this little place brought him and me closer, I do caring him with me and his taste for old fashion local haunts too.
There are so many great things I could say about Baughers the staff is great, food is good, mostly local grown, locally owned, locally farmed, and has a great produce shop attached right to the restaurant. What more could you ask for?
After a great brunch I tried to walk it off next door in the farm market. It’s always good to see what is coming in and what has been stored until now and so on. I always walk to the back and check out the 50 cents racks one of the best kept secrets at Baughers. The item that took up most of the rack was discounted cranberries from the holidays. I’ve bought in the past 50 cent bags of pineapples, cantaloupes, bags full of peppers, and now cranberries. I spent 4 dollars and got 24 pounds of cranberries, 3 pounds of tangerines, 2 pounds of apples, 1 pound bell peppers, and 2 bunches of asparagus!
Let me say this again I LOVE Baughers!!
I had a house party to go to Saturday night so I couldn’t go home and jump right in with a canning fest. Once I had finished the rest of the errands of the day we headed back to the house to see: one if power was back, and two unload the haul! The party was bring a dish and by the time I got home I was brain dead on what to make and bring. So I changed the options in my head around and thought what about a really good virgin drink? I have friends for the 1st time in my life that are pregnant so I wanted to make sure they had a nice option outside of soda to enjoy while the other guest had hot toddies and such. My creation became homemade cranberry juice and fresh loses leaf Fancy Jasmine tea from NYC.
It was amazing!
Plus the most refreshing juice tea I’ve ever had.
I’d defiantly make it again!