Today has been all about the liquids!
It’s probably that time of year to break out my camelbak because my run left me thirsty. And hungry!
When I start to feel hungry, I usually start with water [and it usually works]. I drank 2 glasses (one sparkling, one still) and still felt hungry. So I ate!
Sort of. I drank!
Smoothie made with 1 small banana, 3/4 cup milk, 3 collard green leaves and 1 tbsp chia seeds. I do NOT recommend collard green leaves in smoothies unless you like the taste of veggies! Oh yeah, and Panda Puffs on top!
Seeing as it was a Thirsty Tuesday, Matt was super excited to provide us all with a beer tasting.
Four Weizens to compare in a blind genre tasting. We had official scorecards!
Beer #1 was Matt’s homebrew.
Notes: Pineapple, low hops, tart, too sour, bubblegum, wheaty, slightly sweet. Score = 40/50.
Beer #2 was Schneider Weisse.
Notes: Sweet, bubblegum, banana, thick head, darker color, not as sweet, flat, metallic, “enjoyed the nose but not the flavor.” Score = 40/50.
Beer #3 was the Paulander Hefe-Weizen.
Notes: Caramel, banana, like Pumking, golden, apple juice, ice cube, unbalanced, a bit flat, not thick, small fizz, “apple cider meets banana runts.” Score = 47/50.
Beer #4 was the Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier.
Notes: Minty, metallic, vibrant yellow, lemony, crisp, yeasty, silky, well-balanced, uplifting. Score = 45/50.
I really enjoyed #3 & #4 but didn’t care for the first two. Sorry Matt!
For dinner we had a grill fest – and just happened to luck out with warm-ish weather!
We grilled tuna from the Main Street Seafood Market, plus bok choy, radicchio and portabellos. Matt seasoned them all differently (there was wochestershire, smoked paprika, olive oil and lots of pepper involved!)
And I made a bit batch of coconut butter millet on the stovetop. YUM! I just cooked the millet as normal (3:1 water to grains) and then flaked in a bunch of coconut butter in the end. Seasoned with garam masala.
For dessert Faith and I sipped mint tea and I snagged an oatmeal cookie off the plate I made for the boys : )