Today ended up being FABULOUS!!
Thanks to glorious weather, grocery shopping, dough baking and an amazing smoked dinner.
I go through stages when I buy too many groceries and other stages when I try to get by on the bare minimum. We’ve been burning through the bare min for weeks now and we were overdue for a big trip. After picking up veggies at the farmer’s market, I stocked up at Integral Yoga [a natural foods store with killer bulk bins].
Although I will NEVER know how to fill a jar without spilling!! Any tips!?
Got leftovers that won’t fit in the jars? Cook them!
One cool thing I came home with was puffed quinoa!
It will make a fun cereal combo!
And also, these incredible raisins – not sure what their name is – but they are like fig + a date combined!! They are huge!
My Ball jars are all full!!!
Lunch was right around the corner
I made a big salad with farmer’s market greens – dressed in olive oil + balsamic + honey plus carrot, green pepper, giant raisins, and a local dilled goat cheese!
On the side, a parfait with organic plain low-fat yogurt, puffed quinioa (which has a slightly malted/roasted taste) and Grandma Candy’s jams
Plus that dog that follows me everywhere!
After lunch, I raced over the bakery because Matt sent word that his first test pan was ready for kneading
It was so weird – the two of us kneading loaves of bread in our own bakery!!!
Soon enough, we had bread!
And then we had to do some product evaluation.
Seriously, it’s part of the job. As much as I love bread, I don’t love eating when I’m not hungry, so just like those in the wine industry spit when they don’t want to get drunk on the job, we chew + spit the bread to taste the honey content and texture.
Buns are the secret product!! Available only by request 😉
Matt and I did a bunch of cleaning – ovens, floors, more. And we had TWO blog readers come in to say hello!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very exciting. They both left with lots of muffin + bread goodies 🙂
And then I did get hungry for a snack.
The almond butter had to be tested!!!
I biked home this afternoon, stopping by the Organic Butcher for a pound of ground beef for dinner. It was a burger kind of night!
Also, a BOURBON kind of night!
We made mint juleps with the chocolate mint in our yard. YUM!! [And we added some sparking water to cut it – Matt didn’t drink 12 ounces of bourbon!]
Zoom in on the dress – it was a gift from Five Bamboo to review and I received it last fall when it was too cold for short sleeves! I love the dress – so comfy!!
[Gosh I think my calves are getting BIGGER!]
I especially love the pockets!!
They also sent me this t-shirt, which I LOVE because it is super soft and also LONG – I hate short t-shirts!
For dinner, we dug out a charcoal grill we found in our landlord’s shed. I was craving a smoked burger dinner!
Matt was in charge and my gosh, I do not trust him!!! He had all kinds of flammable things next to those flames. I hid inside while he lit and played with the dangerous situation.
That would be a crème brulee torch he is using. Isn’t there a chance that could explode?! Am I right!?
After the grill was successfully lit, I did do some chores – I swept the whole gross polleny deck covered in tree worms
And we sipped some smoked Moose Drool for ambiance
The burgers + grilled zucchini were fabulous!
While we were playing with the smoke, the sun set!!! Thus, I only got this photo of dinner. A delicious burger with jack cheese, ketchup and mustard along with a big leafy salad and grilled smoked zucchini – ALL LOCAL!! Including the bun + beer!!
Currently enjoying Mariah Carey’s “Open Arms” on Pandora Love Songs radio and a big ginger cookie from my freezer!
Hope your Saturday was equally as fun!