Fireworks & Food
Happy post Fourth of July weekend. Did you watch any fireworks?
We watched from the comforts of home.
I saw the crescent moon just dangling in the sky.
And I saw fireworks.
I actually saw three shows at once.
Three separate shows.
No crowds, no parking, no chaos. I’ve got plenty of chaos as it is without actually driving somewhere in search of any.
Firecrackers are over. Let’s talk about food.
Here are some of the things I’ve been enjoying:
Red peppers from the farmers market
Dipped in “Cheater’s” Guacamole
Fresh Strawberries with Chocolate Coconut Cashew Butter
Lots and lots of watermelon!
So juicy and delish. I wish it was watermelon season year round.
Snacked on Peanut Butter Banana “Crowns”
And some raw vegan cheezy kale chips
As a sidebar, I would recommend purchasing other appliances before you race out to buy a dehydrator. I think dehydrators are overrated, but I am speaking from my personal usage, lifestyle, and the way I like to cook. To each her own!I find myself using my oven most times. Something that takes an hour in the oven takes 24 hours in a dehydrator. <–I just don’t have that kind of patience or planning!
For everyone who loves your dehydrator, awesome. I love the concept but in reality, it’s just not practical for me. And I refuse to leave my house with a hot appliance running or sleep while it’s running. I’m sure I’m paranoid, but that’s just me.
For dessert, I finished off the Mixed Berry Clafoutis
But now I just have to make another dessert. There are far worse problems to have in life, clearly.
I know my next dessert is going to involve chocolate!
From my last post, FIRECRACKER & Gratitude, thanks for sharing what you’re grateful for and celebrating. I am really glad you enjoyed the post. Many of you told me you really liked it and it was one of my best over. Thank you.
I know that someone is going to be celebrating!
The winner of the Tropical Traditions Brown Rice Syrup Giveaway is:
Mimi (Gingersnaps) July 4, 2011 at 2:31 pm
I’ve been wanting to try this for a long time! I’ve heard it’s better for you than agave. I’d use it to make creme brulee!
Congrats, Mimi, and send me your shipping address.
1. Did you see fireworks? Do you like them?
Some people “love” them. My mother is one of those people.
For me, I really don’t get too cracked up about them (pun intended). Perhaps because I just have a short attention span or perhaps because there’s only so many “Oh, that was a pretty one” and then two seconds later the next one goes off and it’s, “Oh that one was pretty, too” before I am pretty one’ed out.
Also, in San Diego, all summer long they shoot them off nightly at SeaWorld as well as on Coronado Island so I could watch them every night if I wanted to, and sometimes actually catch a glimpse of them.
Skylar was more than fine with balcony fireworks. We see fireworks nightly in Aruba, too, so she’s not deprived or anything. She even knows the Aruban word for fireworks: klap-chi.
2. Best thing you ate or did over the weekend?
Can’t wait to hear these answers!
If you’re just catching up on posts of mine since Friday, here’s what you may have missed: