Simply Sweet Signs of Spring

March 20, 2010 at 10:32 PM 7 comments

It’s official…Spring 2010 has SPRUNG! It seems as though we’ve all been enjoying lovely weather lately – I sure hope it sticks around. I know that sunshine can make any day better, which is why I’m looking forward to spending the rest of the semester in sunny Chico. I can’t wait to be able to read poolside…with ‘screen and a hat, of course.


It was an unusually beautiful warm day in HumCo yesterday…warm enough to get an afternoon ice cream cone with my mama. I could not turn down a scoop of organic Honey Vanilla Lavender ice cream on such a day : )

047 Arcata Scoop – could you be any cuter?

The preview of Spring weather inspired my mom and I to make something light and fresh for dinner. Where else do we look for inspiration? …none other than, In Praise of Leftovers.




We made Sarah’s Moroccan Grains & Greens Salad, adjusted slightly to our own personal tastes…and with the ingredients we remembered at the grocery store.

Barley [grain], Chard [greens], Sweet Tomatoes, Sunflower Seeds, Salty Feta, Parsley, Green Onion, Olive Oil, Garlic, Dash of Dried Herbs, a Lot of Lemon

…and a few wild prawns


For some reason it feels like Sunday today, and since Sundays are designated for big, hearty breakfasts, I made waffles after my 7-mile run.


Sinless Saturday Waffles

1 cup whole wheat flour + 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

2 T ground flax

1 T baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1 1/2 cups almond milk [unsweetened vanilla]

1/3 cup canola oil

1 egg

[serves two]

I forgot the 2 T of sugar, but it wasn’t missed topped with plain 0% Greek, toasted almonds, strawberries & drizzle of agave-honey ‘syrup’.

Spending my last day at home facing the reality of homework. My ServSafe certification exam is Wednesday, and I’ve yet to memorize each and every detail about foodborne illnesses. It is an important topic to me, though [unlike the bonding of organic chemical compounds]. Have you read about my E.coli experience? Perhaps I’ll elaborate on the story sometime here in the near future.

Anyway, hope you are welcoming Spring into your life today. I’m going to take a stroll downtown and get an afternoon latte.

See you soon!



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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. kbwood  |  March 20, 2010 at 10:35 PM

    WOW what a great meal! i wish we had more restaurants like that around here! love that you call saturdays long run days :)

  • 2. courtney  |  March 20, 2010 at 10:36 PM

    MMMMMMMM those prawns are right up my alley! Must try this recipe!

  • 3. Shelley (findinghappinessandhealth)  |  March 21, 2010 at 2:20 PM

    yay for spring!! that ice cream shop seems adorable!! & both meals look freakin’ fantastic.

  • 4. Kelly  |  March 22, 2010 at 7:50 AM

    Waffles…YES YES YES! Look so good Hillary!

  • 5. Danielle  |  March 22, 2010 at 9:02 AM

    I’m also lovinggg this weather :)
    Your waffles look perfect! I completely forgot about homemade waffles. Must make them soon.

    Have a good day :D

  • 6. Bekah  |  March 22, 2010 at 11:07 AM

    ooo this recipe looks so good! love the springtime photos and the shrimp.

    and that waffle makes me want to make my own batter and use the waffle iron in the dining hall! tempted. :)

  • 7. Denise (the apple hill adventurer)  |  March 23, 2010 at 8:56 AM

    my gosh, your eats look SO YUMMY! that shrimp dish, and then the waffle… mmm… jealousy.


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