I stopped at the farmers market for a pint of brilliant red plump raspberries and a pint of glowing orange cherry tomatoes.
Then I cheated on my no sugar deal and bought a sweet treat. There are a number of bakeries there, but only one has gluten-free French macaroons. Today's flavor was almond-chocolate shells with vanilla bean filling. I bought one and ate it slowly as I left the farmers market.
Then I turned around and went back and said, "I have $7. How many more of those macaroons can I get?"
The answer was 8, but she gave me 9.
(Don't worry, I am not eating them all today. Into the freezer they will go, for a time of need.)