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Simply Sweet Signs of Spring

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!



March 20, 2010 at 10:32 PM 7 comments

Can-can Chicken

I am a bit distracted at the moment as I am currently blogging while watching So You Think You Can Dance – couldn’t miss it!

After some snipping of the shears, my mom and I let out the craft supplies and made progress on our handmade holiday gifts – soon to be revealed. I couldn’t help myself in making another pumpkin spice latte while crafting.

My day consisted of random eats, one of my pet peeves…especially when they lack color. Dinner made up for it though. We finally put our findings from Redwood Roots Farm to use, sautéing up a mountain of chard with sweet white onion in a little olive oil. We warmed up half of a rotisserie chicken (MEAT – can you believe it?) from our local grocery store, along with a couple pieces of “hearty” bread courtesy of Costco.

I finally decided on what I’ll be baking for our Thanksgiving feast:

  1. Apple Cinnamon Tart
  2. Sticky Walnut Tart


~ Hillary

November 24, 2009 at 9:30 PM 4 comments

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