I love living in San Diego. Especially when spring is in the air!
The lemon I used to create my earlier recipe for Raw Pasta Salad with Creamy Lemon & Herb Dressing used a lemon that came from a friend’s lemon tree.
And then, I was at another friends’ house and she had tons and tons of little Meyer lemons from her tree.
I felt guilty taking more than a handful since I already had locally-grown lemons on hand.
I have a post that showcases some of my favorite Lemon Recipes. You’d be surprised all the savory ways and recipe in which I use lemons.
And ok, in raw vegan cheesecake, too.
And I love San Diego in the spring not just because of all the free, homegrown lemons I seem to be scoring, but because sometimes it will get usually warm for a day or two, and it actually feels like summer for a day or two.
Yesterday it was 82F and sunny with a light breeze during the day, but cooled off perfectly in the evening. Today it’s a little cooler, about 73F and sunny. Totally gorgeous.
I have posted before that I love where I live, but that it wasn’t always that way and it didn’t just “happen”. We chose to live here and have made sacrifices to do so, but it’s all worth it.
This is home and I could never imagine living anywhere else!
I love all the springtime flowers I am seeing, too.
And I’m loving spring time food…
Sweet and crunchy grapes. That were on sale for 88 cents/pound. Not locally grown but the produce in the grocery stores even seems better in the spring.
And I am craving lighter fare, too.
I’m glad you enjoyed the looks of it and thanks for letting me know if you have a spiralizer, and if you’ve ever tried raw pasta before.
Thanks to everyone who complimented me on my photographs looking nicer. I’m trying!
I of course love Springtime Desserts. Oh wait, I love desserts year round.
Banana Coconut Cookie Bites (Vegan, GF, can make in the oven or dehydrator)
And Vegan Peanut Butter Chex Mix, i.e. Puppy Chow makes for a nice
springtime anytime chocolaty snack!
1. What’s your favorite season?
Spring and Summer for me. I hate winter. Fall just means winter is on the way and so when I see the leaves turn and the pumpkins come out, I am not pleased.
2. Is spring in the air for you?
The days are getting longer
Flowers are blooming more abundantly
The birds and crickets are chirping more
Produce in the grocery store just looks better
It’s getting warmer out!
3. What do you love about spring?
Being able to wear less clothes and not have to bundle up in coats and jackets
I just went for a run in a sports bra + shorts!
The fact that summer is just around the corner
And that we’re just entering into what I consider to be the “prime” six months of weather of the year! The 6 months of fall/winter are not “prime” to me.
Any signs of spring in your corner of the world?