Do the words bottomless + mimosa sound like good things to you?

brunch signThey kind of do to me.   Okay, they really sound like good things.

But there were no bottomless mimosas in my life today.  And no more flat tiresWhew.

I did enjoy a Vanilla Iced Coffee instead.

Vanilla Iced Coffee

And I baked.

Not these exact Peanut Butter Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan, GF), but similar.

Peanut Butter Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies
And oh boy, they smelled good!

And I brought back an oldie but a goodie: Overnight Chocolate Brownie Protein Oats with additional tips here

Overnight Chocolate Brownie Protein Oats
The perfect summertime breakfast.  Love that it’s waiting for me and whenever I am ready for it, it’s ready for me.

I made Mango Balsamic Rice, Beans, & Mixed Vegetables which smelled really good.  The smell of mango cooking is luscious and makes me thankful for my nose. A one-pot complete meal in 20 minutes.  That makes your house smell good. <–bonus!

Mango Balsamic Rice, Beans, & Mixed Vegetables



At the farmer’s market I saw a woman selling sachets filled with French lavender.

sachets filled with French lavender


From my last post about Mushrooms, there are definitely some major mushroom fans!  

Multiple bowls of mushroomsBut it’s a love it or hate it food, I think.  Some of you said you hate the fungus.  Fair enough.


1. Do you have a good sense of smell?

I have a ridiculously keen sense of smell.

I can smell garlic on Scott that he ate 3 days ago on a business trip and 2000 miles away.

I can walk past a person and in passing them, I can pretty much discern if they have showered that day, if they are wearing deodorant, if their shampoo is a good one or not, and how much natural oil has built up on their body.  How’s that for an exciting talent.

I can smell bologna in the refrigerator as my grandmother used to say, and this is not always a blessing, trust me. Some things and some people I’d really prefer not to be so acutely aware of.  Ahem.

I am the nose/scent equivalent to a supertaster I think.

2. What’s the last thing you smelled that was mmmm, so good?  Or what scents do you love?

The cookies I baked smelled so good.

And I love vanilla anything.

Various vanilla products on countertopI have an entire post on my love for it complete with some vanilla-centric recipes.

I also love body sprays and Carried Away as mentioned is one of my latest faves.

Three body sprays on countertop

And the smell of fresh roses is always beautiful.

Orange and pink flowers

What smells good to you?

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