Ahhhh…finally some sunshine today! Put me in a fantastic mood, I’m telling ya. My awesome breakfast had a hand in that, too. Check it out…
- 1/2 cup water and USAB
- 1/3 cup oat bran
- cinnamon, vanilla
- 1 tbsp carob powder
- pecan pieces
- sprinkle of dorset cereal
I bought some carob powder at the Bulk Barn last week and is it ever amazing! I whisked it into the liquid before adding the oat bran and it turned out fabulous. It’s also much cheaper than buying carob chips. I can’t wait to use this in more creations.
We took advantage of the warmer temps by taking a family trip out to the St. Jacobs market. It was mad busy, but I got some GREAT stuff! The first picture is a mix of fresh nectarines and plums that I got for $5.00;
Next up is 2 pints of local strawberries ($7.00), green and yellow zucchini ($2.00) and 2 of the biggest carrots I have ever seen in my whole life ($2.00)…
This picture does not do these carrots justice. Even my Dad was amazed and he’s been growing vegetables for over 40 years!
I couldn’t pass up something sweet so when I came across a lady selling biscotti who was more than generous with her samples, I knew I wanted to buy from her. I got a bag of her Hazelnut Espresso Biscotti Bites…
They melted a wee bit on the drive home…oops! Nothing that changed the deliciousness of these chocolate coated cookie pieces!
It was lunch by the time we got home so I made good use of the salmon and veggies that I didn’t finish at dinner last night. I plopped both into a wrap with a slice of pepper jack cheese and grilled it up in a dry pan until toasty and melty On the side I chopped up a plum and added a few strawberries;
DS and my hubby went to my parents for the afternoon to help Dad out with siding his shed so I took advantage of the quiet (DD is my mellow kid!) and finished up the rest of the weeding in the back and front yards. Then I cleaned up and we scooted over to Wal-Mart for a few necessities.
Before I knew it, dinner time had arrived. My hubby had picked up some sirloin steaks at the market for the BBQ and after reading Ruth’s last few posts, I decided to break out my mandolin so I could get some uniform slices of one of the huge carrots and 3 of the zucchini to add to the grill. I also polished off the rest of the sweet potato and some onions from Wednesday night.
I know that’s a tiny piece of steak, but I’m not a huge red meat fan and this was plenty for me. I actually didn’t even like ANY red meat until I got preggers with DS. As a kid my Mom would automatically make me hotdogs for dinner if they were having red meat. I just would not touch it! I even hated serving it when I worked as a waitress! Funny how taste buds can change.
My sweet end was a cherry pistachio cookie of which I will spare you the picture today. I do urge you to click HERE for the recipe and make them for yourself because they are pretty stellar if I do say so myself.
My parents came by for a visit after dinner and when they left I whipped up my last Amazing Grass sample, a chocolate one.
I blended this with unsweetened almond breeze, water and spinach. Delish!
I’m going to order a few more of the samples because it’s pretty cheap and I get a bit of both that way. It’s pushing 9pm here and I’m hoping all my American friends are enjoying a most fantastic 4th of July!!! Good night, all!
Bye for now!!