Hi guys! We've had quite a busy and fun few weeks.
We celebrated the beginning of summer with Govenor's lobster rolls, yesssss.
I've enjoyed spending more time in the kitchen since school's been out. First I made granola, which is one of my favorites--so easy and delicious!
I made these cookies for my dad's birthday; peanut butter + chocolate is his favorite.
I've been super into french toast recently, especially with peaches which just represent summer to me. Here I added coconut whipped cream, from Real Food Whole Life.
I've been loving banana bread and made two kinds in one week! First I made this one from Smitten Kitchen, just subbing oat flour for the regular flour and quinoa for the millet, and then this one from Ambitious Kitchen because hello, chocolate chips. I added walnuts to both of them because you just can't have banana bread without walnuts, in my humble opinion.
We made these amazing #meatlessmonday tacos the other day with corn tortillas, black bean burgers, and avocado-mango salsa. Holy yum. It's so simple but seriously one of the best meals we've had recently.
I was super happy to have the chance to visit my horse, Benn, who my mom lovingly cares for since I live far away from him now. I just love him.
We've been loving nightly summer walks. The cooler air + quality time with my husband to talk and connect + summer sunsets = something I look forward to all year and cherish all summer. It's one of my favorite summer things. I mean, can you even with this sunset?
In case you didn't hear, we celebrated our anniversary! When we left our wedding, we took our bridal party to Sweet Frog to celebrate so we thought it was fitting to go there for our 2nd anniversary. And y'all know ice cream is one of my favorite foods. Plus I'm obsessed with toppings. I always get fruity flavors and toppings and David always goes chocolate--it's the opposite of our usual dessert preferences!
Really though, I've been burying the lead: My dad and I ran a 5k together !
It was my first road "race" and I was SO HAPPY when we finished! Plus, we got finisher medals so I really couldn't have been happier, if you couldn't tell!
It was in Portland by the water so we had a fantastic ocean breeze and a lovely view!
Afterwards we went out for my first gelato of the summer--sea salt caramel, swoon.
I've also been reading a lot--three books this week!--so keep your eye out for some book reviews on the Books page soon. What have you been up to recently?