It Smells Good

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

They 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.

And I baked.


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

And oh boy, they smelled good!

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

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!

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

Now these really smelled good!

I should have bought one.  Next week.

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

But 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.

I 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.

And the smell of fresh roses is always beautiful.

What smells good to you?

P.S. Thank you for all the entries on the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Giveaway!  Keep them coming!

54 comments on “It Smells Good”

  1. Those cookies look amazing!

    I dont really think I have a great sense of smell. I always have allergies so my nose is usually a little stuffy! I have so many favorite scents though. Vanilla, freshly baked goods, roses and rain are some of my favorites. Whenever I say rain people look at me like I’m crazy but it really is true the air smells so much sweeter after it rains!

  2. Those cookies looks AMAZING. And the smell of baking cannot be beat. I have a really good sense of smell as well, and a really good sense of taste. I once tasted the tablespoon of parmigiana cheese my mom put into an entire casserole and yelled at her because I did not want to eat dairy. I love the small of fresh baked cinnamon buns, that was the last best thing I smelt!

  3. I want everything in this post. :)

    the smell of baking is the best, but on the flip side, the smell of onion and garlic sauteeing is pretty bomb, too. And vanilla…. mmm, vanilla.

  4. Ever since doing an IUI a couple years ago (I think it was from the ovidrel trigger), my sense of smell has been pretty keen. Not quite as sensitive as yours, but I did impress the energy tech when I had him out to investigate a gas-smell from the basement in our old house and he swore up and down that the tiny leak he found should *not* have an obvious odor, let alone one that I could smell from the main floor and certain parts of the 2nd floor.
    Scents I love – that depends on the day. Cinnamon/apple, chai tea, apple blossoms and lilacs, anything tropical, my husband after a long day of work (he thinks it’s creepy), sugar scented body sprays, and these 2 perfumes I got a few years ago from Bath and Body works. Oh and fall leaves, bonfires, almost any kind of cookie/brownie/pie/cake, and tomato/garlic.

  5. I think I have a pretty normal sense of smell, but I’ll admit that with my pretty bad allergies, that it’s been a bit diminished the last several months. I certainly don’t have your very acute sense!
    I love the smell of fresh laundry just out of the dryer, anything minty (like a nice rosemary mint room spray), onions and garlic sauteeing, and the smell of bread baking. I think the most recent smell that sticks out in my mind was the fresh pizza we had on Sunday.

  6. bottomless mimosa does sound great…but that mango rice dish and iced coffee sound even better!

  7. My sister bought me some dried lavender from The Spice House. It’s so aromatic. I love the smell. I use it in cooking sometimes with other dried herbs (in herbes de provence style), and my sis once made shortbread cookies with it which were delicious.

  8. I love summer smells so much. Barbeques and charcoal grills are on the top of the list. And I miss the smell of the ocean SO much it hurts. Freshly cut grass I love too. I think because I associate all these with summertime and the best memories.

  9. Though I’m not a fan of mushrooms, not even the smell, I am a big fan of lavender, and vanilla. In fact, the current smell pumping through my house courtesy of a Febreze plug-in is a lavender vanilla combination, and whenever I walk into the door, I go to my happy place.

  10. Bottomless mimosa’s? Don’t mind if I do ;) Haha!

    Mmm I love BBW scents – my new go-to is the Country Chic scent and Carried Away (like you!!). Loving your other picks as well.

    Smells like summa!

    MUCH love!

  11. I have a really good sense of smell, too! It’s hard for me right now because I’m a little “under the weather” so not having a sense of smell/taste is really frustrating…especially since I’m used to REALLY using those senses!!!

  12. I can’t wait to try iced coffee with vanilla stevia…looks SO good!

  13. Pingback: Officially Summer

  14. I love lavender! I have a nice sized plant in my front garden that smells so pretty. My Mom has always put lavender sachets in her underwear drawer…..and now I do, too! Funny how some “traditions” follow you , huh? :)

  15. I definitely agree that having a great sense of smell is often a burden! I am the same way. But I am even worse with my hearing. As in it’s far too good! I am often kept awake by some random noise that no other human being could possibly hear. I once spent the night at a friend’s house and was up rummaging around in her clothes attempting to find “the ticking, the horrible ticking!” She thought I was crazy until at the very bottom of the pile I found a clock that was, quite loudly ticking, but she couldn’t hear it under all of the other junk! Darn ears.

    My favorite smells are fruity ones, like citrus, apples, and cucumber melon.

  16. Those caramel PB cookies look amazing. <3

  17. Yum, the oats and coffee do sound good about now.

    1. Yes, too good I think because I can pick up awful smells before just about anyone else … like bad breath.
    2. Flowers for spring and a wonderful curry lentil stew I cooked.

  18. Coconut lotion smells amazing and reminds me of summer at the beach.

  19. I have a really good sense of smell …

    Not always the best thing when you teach a bunch of teenagers! LOL!

    I love the smell of lilacs, fresh baked bread, coffee …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.