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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

And so now that ice cream is ruined for the rest of the summer I should have absolutely no problem reaching my fighting weight.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Playing with my food

The other day I stopped at the grocery planning a healthy non-lettuce salad that would last for a couple of days.  I got home, made said salad, then was in no mood to eat it.

You see while I was in the store I smelled something sour, while there was nothing wrong with any of the produce I purchased, but that smell was still in my head.  I talked with my mom, to try to find an excuse to toss the food out; but ultimately I couldn't waste the food - and I knew there wasn't anything with it.  But still, I wasn't going to talk myself into the salad.  Enter the experiment,  quite simple really turn salad into a chilled soup.  And surprisingly it worked.

For the salad (also good and I make it all the time):

2 medium cucumbers - preferably seeded

2 to 3 medium tomatoes

1 ripe avocado

Olive Oil, Lemon Juice, Salt, Peper and Garlic Powder - all added to taste.

Mix and enjoy with garlic bread or grilled seafood.

 

The Experiment (Avocado soup)

Blend or mix all ingredients above in food processor until smooth.

Add fresh cilantro, lime juice, and additional salt, pepper, garlic and olive oil; if needed.

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I'll freely admit that it wasn't a perfect chilled avocado soup, but it will do and no food was wasted - which mattered more to me than anything else. 

Friday, June 7, 2013

Dig into reading

I'm ready to dig into #summerreading2013, how about you?



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Sunday, June 2, 2013

One more thing

Oh yeah, I got to meet Elizabeth Gilbert at BEA (Book Expo).

Do I even have to say how much I loved Eat, Pray, Love and Committed.



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Summer Foods

Last weekend marked the unofficial start of summer.  I marked the occasion not with barbecues or going to the beach, but by avoiding all traffic and staying put; I have found that since I started working in a shore community almost nine years ago I can’t handle the extra traffic that holiday weekends bring.  I do, however, love Summer food.

 

Summer food, for me, is seafood – mostly boiled crabs, anything my dad tosses on the grill, deviled eggs, ice cream cones, and popsicles (which I still somehow manage to have drip down my arm).  But most of all it’s fresh fruit and vegetables from local farm stands.  I’m lucky enough to live in an area where farm stands are abundant (and friendly).  I’ve learned, the hard way, not to over purchase.  As much as I love fresh plums and cherries, I can only eat so many before I make myself sick.

 

Right now I find myself craving (not that unusual), cherries, peach pie, tacos and Oysters – not at the same time, of course, because that would be a little gross.  What are your favorite summer foods?  Let me know in the comments below.

 

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