You guys- ZOODLES! As in, zucchini noodleeeeees. I finally jumped on the band wagon and tried them not too long ago. My verdict...totally not a substitute for pasta, but very delicious, seasonable, and easy. I feel like zoodles are a little the spaghetti squash of the summer. A nice little something to add veg to your dish. Or a substitute if you need low carb. Who needs that though...am I right?Read More
Summa, Summa, Summa time! It is HERE guys! Summer....ahhhh.
I love nothing more than lazy summer days on my patio with my bevie in hand and a good book.
This summer, I am happy to say, I am doing some abroad traveling for the first time evvvaaaa! I am compiling a list of some books to devour while preparing, but also to pack for the long flights I am totally not prepared for.
Here's is what is on my list...Read More
Free cherries you say? Um, yes please! That's right, I was lucky enough to get loaded up with nearly 10lbs of cherries a few weeks ago. Thanks to my not so shy husband at least. We were at a BBQ and our host's roommate came in with a big ol' box of these rainier cherries from his grandparent's orchard. We all chowed down on them during the gathering, but as we were leaving, I whispered to the hubs..."think I can take some of those home?" He smoothly yelled to the host about my request. Then all of a sudden the host grabbed a box and loaded me up. As this was happening I started doing the happy dance in my head - YIPEE!Read More
I cannot take credit for this one. I'm a little jeal that I can't because DUH, this is like my favorite coffee treat ever! WHY DIDN'T THINK OF THIS SOONER! I got inspired and slapped my forehead at the same time when i am a food blog's gorgeous photo popped up on my insta feed. But, nope, I have just been driving to Berkeley for my little treat days and spending $4, which I am fine with, but this way is just so much easier.Read More
May - you're the gateway to summer and I adore you.
Here's a little life in photos and a few words.Read More
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