I just got back from a couple trips to visit my family in Florida and let me tell you...I got some home cooking for sure. When I got on the plane to come back to California I didn't know if I had gained some weight or the seat shrunk. I'm sure they made the seats smaller, but I had to stop for a second and think about it.
But let me tell you, I ate well at home. My mom! She's amazing - she taught me the basics of cooking and continues to encourage all my journeys on a daily basis. Its not that she doesn't cook healthy, because she totally does, which I am super appreciative of. And I happen to resist the several stops at Dunkin during the week where I really wanted to stuff my face with donuts and didn't. Even though I did pretty well for being home, there is still a part of me that needs to reset after being away from my routine. Maybe it was the daily glass of wine before dinner, going out in the evening with some old friends for a cocktail, or maybe the giant ice cream I saved until the very last day. Either way, I piled on the greens this week with this oldie, but a goodie salad choice. Read More
Guess what I found at the farmer's market last week! The first crop of apricots! I have had citrus season overload and was happily surprised to see a change at the fruit stand.
Every spring season for the past 4-5 years, I've hoarded apricots at the market. It is a short season and they make such good jam! Just recently I opened up my very last jam from last season and I have been using is sparingly to get me through until I could make another jar. Read More
I can't believe I took this long of a hiatus from my blogging world. Life - is happening! And it has been intense to say the least. Oiy. This blog has been my outlet for a couple of years now (in addition to marathoning and triathloning) and I've missed it (and them) so much. I've been coping a lot with cake and cookies. Balance people...I'm telling you, it is all about the balance. But I'm swinging a little far to the wrong side, so let's get back on the see saw together. Maybe we can just pretend my lack of documenting and sharing my life on here was just an extended spring break. We've missed each other so very much, right? Now let's fall in love again and eat lots of food, maybe some more healthy stuff. Maybe? Read More
Happy Monday! How was your weekend? It was a holiday... Did you eat good things with good people? I hope so. C and I spent lots of time on our bikes this weekend. Both on and off road. I had a little bit of a scary encounter where I barely missed a pot hole when I was going on a super fast downhill. After I kept thinking to myself...what if I hit that?! Then thinking...that would have hurt SO bad. I'm looking forward to putting my feet on the ground and running this week for a bit. Wheels are good, but there is nothing like beating the pavement with my feet. Comfort.Zone.Please. Read More
It's Thursday - we are in it! We are SO close to the weekend! And it is a holiday. Don't get too drunk tonight and call in sick tomorrow ok? Or should you? Hmm...
In the spirit of the holiday and the future of your tummy needing to soak up some booze, I've got one of my favorite quick breads for you! Irish Soda Bread - its best warm or toasted with lots of good salty butter. Read More
Chris and I did some major adulting back in January. We worked hard on our budget and retirement investments - super adulting, am I right?! Just typing about it makes me feel old. Ugh. But as we were going through where the heck our money goes, one big thing we noticed...or Chris noticed and I really didn't pay much attention to, was how much we spend on groceries! I mean, we gotta eat. Honestly, we don't go out much because our little town kinda sucks when it comes to restaurants. I'd really rather cook something at home that I love, then paying to eat out for something that's just OK. So, our grocery bill is higher than average - and I'm OK with that. Read More
February was short, but super sweet! We got our extra day for the year and I used it to soak up all the green hills the Bay Area has to offer. I know we need tons of rain around here, but I am loving the spring like weather and hoping March has a bit more to come. Read More