Biking up hill is hard.
Biking up hill against the wind is even harder!
My ride home today was lovely – thanks to cloudy skies and a nice breeze, but boy was it tough!
I accomplished all of my paperwork at the bakery today – and we had a great day! Our new bread + muffin are big hits. Tomorrow we debut Snickerdoodles!
At the end of my ride home, a simple grilled dinner was waiting for me. All those people who think cooking is too much effort need to just get some ingredients in their fridge. Ingredients make cooking so easy!
We grilled some salmon that I had frozen earlier this month. On top was Pestos with Panache Pumpkin Chipotle. MY GOSH – it was incredible!! I might order more of those pestos just to get this one. It was the slightly hint of pumpkin – not overpowering at all, and it went so well with the salmon!!
Of course tomatoes were involved. Lots of tomatoes.
We let the salmon “bake” for a while with the grill lid closed. It turned out super crunchy on the bottom and tender on top. True grill perfection.
The veggies were all covered in an concoction of olive oil, Liquid Smoke and Whole Foods smoked salt. Can’t get enough smoke these days!
I was the grill master
And Matt was the graffiti artist!
We tasted the two Wisconsin beers while we grilled. Hopalicious and Spotted Cow!
By tasted, I mean Matt drank and I had a few sips. Both beers were quite good! The Hopalicious was drinkable and…hoppy! And the Spotted Cow tasted like a Belgian with a slight lemon twist. Both were great for a summer night.
We should have been covered in mosquitoes spending more than 26 seconds on our back deck. However, I bought this gimmicky contraption at Bed, Bath and Beyond a few weeks ago that claims to emit a noise that mosquitoes don’t like. I figured if it didn’t work I’d just take it back.
Last night I had 3 bites in 30 seconds. Tonight – no bites. I have no idea if it was the noise or if the cloud cover scared them away, but I’ll give this another shot!
Just dove face first into our tub of cubed watermelon!!!