Saturday | El Dorado County Wine Tasting
Good morning, internet friends! I am up and at it early this beautiful Saturday morning because I am getting ready to head out to El Dorado County for some wine tasting with my friends who are visiting from LA. I am so excited to see my friends and spend the whole day with them, and I cannot believe it but I have not been wine tasting in El Dorado County yet, even though it’s not even an hour away from me!
I’ve got scones in the oven to serve them, so I’m starting with a nutrition-packed smoothie in the hopes that it will help my poor liver out today Just kidding. But I have a feeling this could turn out to be a fairly unhealthy day, so I’m starting it out right. Continue reading
Happy happy Friiiiiiiiday!
Have you ever tried one of those bottled vanilla chai protein drinks? There are a few out there, but I think the Bolthouse Farms one is probably most widely circulated. They are sooo creamy and yummy, full of vanilla goodness with a subtle chai flavor.
Well here it is in chia pudding form! Chai chia chai chia! Say that ten times fast! Had to cross that off because I obviously had to try saying that ten times fast and it’s actually easy. (Are you saying it out loud now?!) Vegan breakfast battle cry!
Alright, this yummy pudding is making me weird and giddy. On to the recipe! Continue reading
Something about it just tastes like spring. It’s probably the basil and lemon. So light and refreshing! Continue reading
Happy hump day, everyone! Having trouble getting through the week? I DEFINITELY am. Aside from the usual work-week woes, I’ve got some friends coming into town this weekend and I am soooo excited to see them that it makes functioning this week super difficult. Blergh.
Anywhoo, I’m joining in on the awesome WIAW linkup again, so here here’s some of the delicious grub I’ve been eating since last week!
Something CRAZY happened last week. I had some super rough dry winter skin, so I thought I’d treat myself to a little facial. Did a nice exfoliation, slathered on some lotion, slathered on another lotion because my skin was super thirsty, and hit the sack. When I woke up, my face was red and absurdly rough, my eyes were incredibly swollen and puffy and oh-so-sore! It was NOT a pretty sight.
Fortunately a cold wet washcloth made the redness and swelling go down enough for me to head off to court in the morning. I painstakingly applied concealer on my puffy dark under-eye circles, patted on some makeup to cover up the redness (I know, I know, makeup is SO not what my skin wanted that morning, but I really had to be presentable for court!), and made my way to an epically long day at court. I had several hearings, had a little pow-wow on an issue outside the courtroom with another lawyer and a client on the judge’s instructions, and then wrapped up the day by waiting in the longest line ever to pick up some papers after the hearing. Hours later, I finally made my way back to my car and checked my mirror to see how my red swollen face was doing. Continue reading
Do you ever forget how much you love something? Get out of a really good habit? Or just go through spells…. with anything?
Seems like last weekend’s trip to the Davis Farmer’s Market was my first farmer’s market trip in a LONG time. I think the last time I went it was hot summer and I walked down to a new market near my apartment, ate a snow cone because it was SO HOT, picked up a couple things and hurried home to escape the heat. Ummm… that was a long time ago. I’m so absorbed in winter I can’t even remember that sweltering heat exists.
Well, I just loved having the farmer’s market goodies in my house all week long. It felt so simple and easy. I didn’t spend a lot of money, I bought a few things because I had great samples or because the smell was overwhelming, and I had a nice assortment of fruit, veggies, snacks and treats to last me all week long (and then some, I’ve got leftovers!) Continue reading
Got a fantastic weekend breakfast treat for you. I woke up later than usual on Sunday and wanted to bake a fun weekend breakfast without spending too much time on it. I made this on a whim using a spare square of puff pastry I had in my fridge and an old Cooking Light throwback recipe for this apple topping.
I used to looooooove cooking light, and got probably half the recipes I made from there. The other half were Food Network recipes (perhaps you’ve noticed my love for Giada DeLaurentiis on this little blog… ) Continue reading
Anyway, I didn’t do so great at my February goals. I made progress on February goals, and I’m really proud that I did an awesome job continuing to work on my January goals (but they were way easier and more like a habit this month! Just what I was going for!) I’ll stick to my February goals through March.
1. Keep in touch with friends better | I wanted to mail 8 cards this month. I only got to 4 and hurried to get them out this week (thus the lack of photos), but that’s a whole lot better than the NONE that I’ve done every other month of my life. Continue reading
Wow, it’s been absolutely forever since I’ve done a New Flora post. I thought I had given them up, but lately I’ve been missing them. That’s okay, right?
A few times lately I’ve thought about doing a New Flora post to introduce y’all to some new-to-me (and hopefully you too) piece of produce that I find. But at the first bite of a Barhi date, I knew it had to be done. Okay, maybe it was more like the third or fourth bite because for the first few, I just was so focused on enjoying all the amazing things happening in my mouth.
That sounded weird, didn’t it?
I don’t care. Continue reading