Having a BLAST today!!
My house seems so serene. Perhaps it’s the AC!? Ha!
You’d think being a food blogger and all that I would spend lots of time in the kitchen. But the fact is, I don’t. I consider my niche to be quick, easy, creative healthy meals. I don’t really bake or experiment more than combining ingredients in new ways or trying a new method of something I already love (like dough boy smoothies!) I sometimes envy my co-bloggers who don’t blog their breakfast but spend all morning in the kitchen coming up with some gorgeous recipe. I think doing both is a bit too much (at least for me). So that is my circular way of saying: when I DO spend a morning in the kitchen, it’s special!
My vacation day began with a field trip to my friend and neighbor’s garden! [HI JENN!] She is on vacation and told me to raid it. Raid I did! I hope I didn’t take too much!
Tamaters, corn, cucs and baby tomatoes
Most excited about these –>
I turned the big stuff into a quick batch of gazpacho! So easy to just blend it all together and refrigerate for a quick lunch or dinner.
The rest I turned into tonight’s dinner. I absolutely LOVE cooking dinner in the morning and basically closing down the kitchen after lunch!
I also made mint lavender tea using 1 tbsp dried lavender buds from our front yard and about 1/3 cup loose mint tea. I made it in our brand new French press! This guy is big and bad and recommended for making cold brew coffee. It comes with a special low lid for fitting on fridge shelves. Remember when I crushed our old press with my bare hands? I knew I’d get another eventually. Cold brewed coffee was the reason!
I also roasted chicken, made milllet, roasted a sweet potato and finished dinner. The kitchen is closed for the WEEK!! (We have a lot of social events for the rest of the week)
For lunch I juiced up some veggies that were getting floppy: carrots (3), cucumber (1), celery (8), lemon (1/2), watermelon (1 cup!)
This was the best juice I’ve made in ages!
On the side: leftover corn salad from last night mixed with some Whole Foods giant beans!
I love these beans and compulsively bought a few at my trip on Sunday to mix with a lunch salad.
I also love those Caar’s crackers!
Just finished up some laundry. I’ve got a 3PM call, then I’m headed in for my dance class (modern + lyrical exercise taught by Faith!) and then I have a surprise ending to my daytime before dinner!