Happy May everyone! Can you believe we are nearly halfway through 2012? Crazy, huh? Time is a tricky thing. That is why I do my best to live in the moment, and enjoy where I am right now. And Wednesdays are always good to me. Nothing puts a smile on my face more than a fresh box of produce. Because in case you haven’t noticed, I am a huge nerd when it comes to fruits and veggies, and yes, my day is made by the sight of this lovely goodness.
I want to thank all of my link party participants from last week :) We had 11 bloggers join in. That’s the most we have ever had. I love how we are growing! Let’s see if we can top that for #24 :)
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Guess it’s my turn to gush…
A lovely rainbow of vitamins and nutrients. Definitely most excited about the strawberries. I have been on a recent kick of belgium waffles with homemade whipped cream topped with sliced strawberries for breakfast. Don’t mind me while I indulge. It’s a habit I picked up when I was little. My family and I used to enjoy brunch on Sundays at a local beach club and this was by far my favorite item at the buffet. And I have to say, Trader Joe’s makes a mean batch of frozen Belgium waffles. Makes it an easy treat! And while we are on the subject of breakfast, did you happen to see the size of those spring onions? Biggest I have ever seen! They smell delicious and will be the perfect addition to Freddie’s morning eggs. Wouldn’t those pixie tangerines and star ruby grapefruits make a mean fresh juice to serve alongside our breakfast of champions? Yeah, I think I just kicked it up a notch…
Mashed potatoes anyone? I feel a delicious dinner coming on using those Yukon gold potatoes and that lovely rainbow chard and possibly the stir fry mix as well. Now to figure out the protein. I am still kind of loving the whole lamb idea. I might just have to find a few more recipes to add to my repertoire.
And then there is our ever loyal lettuce. As I mentioned before, sometimes salads can get old…quick. So I am constantly thinking of new and creative ways to use my lettuce. This week…I got nothing. Although lettuce always works great for a garnish on a sandwich or burger. Not the most fancy or exciting choice, but it will do. Because just in case you didn’t know…lettuce doesn’t freeze well. And yes, I tried it. Back in college. I was an amateur and was doing my best not to waste. Just thought I would pass that bit of info along. True story.
The cauliflower? Already gone. Demolished. Loved it! My new favorite way to eat it is to roast it. And it turns out divine. Wish it could have stuck around a little longer but my belly had other plans. For dessert? I am in the mood for some beet cake. It has been too long since I reunited with my old friend. And I think it is time that my beet cake makes a comeback. Already drooling.
Your turn: What are some of your favorite ways to use the fruits and veggies shown? Any special recipes, tips or tricks you’d like to share? Looking forward to hearing your responses :)