Monday, July 23, 2012

Amazing tip

I found an amazing tip! I read it somewhere online a few months ago. I just utilized the tip this morning so I had to share real quick.

This time of year I get a ton of stuff in my CSA box. (see previous post on CSAS). Of course some people can their abundance but I have tried and it just doesn't work for me. So I freeze a lot of my stuff, but I never froze my greens. Now I have cooked some stuff and froze it, but I saw this great tip. If you buy or grow too much greens such as spinach, arugula, Swiss chard...etc...just wash and dry it and freeze the whole is. Don't cook, just freeze in a ziplock bag. This morning I was making a quick omelet and opened the freezer and there it spinach from a month ago that I froze. I just grabbed a handful and added it to my omelet. It breaks apart in a ton of little pieces so it was perfect for that. You can easily add to soups, pastas, eggs, smoothies...etc!

I love this! No more wasted greens!!



Thursday, July 19, 2012


Well, it has been a while, I know. I have been busy driving the kids around to baseball and football practices and games.

Then there was our trip to Seattle. Sweety had a conference there so we took a few extra days and made a trip out of it. We have never been to the Northwest before.

I heard about all the great fresh local food out that way so I was so excited to go. Usually it's just the 2 of us, but this year we decided to bring the 15 year old with is because we thought it would be a great experience for him, (and he's only 2 years from college) sigh.

Well we had a blast. We rented a car and travelled to Portland where they have tons of food trucks, Port Angeles where we took the ferry to Victoria, British Columbia. So very cool. They had the BEST restaurant of the trip. The blue fox. The Moroccan chicken sandwich was fabulous!! Wish I snapped a pic.

The rest was in downtown Seattle, which for a former city girl, now turned country was kinda cool for me.

My favorite of course was Pikes Place Market!! So fresh and good!

Here are a few shots I did manage to get.

On the way there. So cool.

Totally majestic. Hurricane ridge. God is good!

The ferry from Victoria. Look at those mountains!!!!

Me in front of the parliament building in Victoria.

The trip home. We had a wonderful time.