I can almost taste the tomatoes! We tied the plants up a couple weekends ago and it is smelling like tomato plants. They have such a distinct smell, I just love it! There are plenty of blossoms and even some baby tomatoes. The cherry tomatoes seem to be the first to grow. Continue reading
Over Memorial Weekend we went to Brevard, North Carolina to enjoy the White Squirrel Festival. It is a family tradition now as we have been several years in a row. We stay with my parents at their house in the mountains and have so much fun.
This year we had some fun new food finds over the weekend, unfortunately I didn’t capture them all. I forgot to get pictures from the taco food truck or the food we ate from there. What can I say, I was too busy enjoying it to bother!
Our big dessert find was Sunshine Sammies. They make heavenly ice cream sandwiches. The ice cream is homemade as are the cookies. This is a food truck based out of Asheville, I plan on hunting it down again!
We tried only two of the flavors, but they were wonderful. The cookies and cream ice cream on chocolate cookies was easier to eat as the cookies were not frozen rock solid. The cookie dough ice cream on chocolate chip cookies was also great, but the cookies were very frozen and a little trickier to eat, not that it stopped us!
We also finally got to Oskar Blues Brewery. It is only a couple of miles from the house, almost stumbling distance if not for the busy road! Josh and my dad had a wonderful time tasting beers here.
It is a great place, both child and dog friendly! The boys enjoyed riding big wheels and playing games while the grown ups enjoyed drinking beer. They don’t serve food, so if you go plan to bring something along. You are more than welcome to bring in any outside food you wish.
So if you are in the Asheville/Brevard area give these places a try. They were a hit with our family!
Sometimes I feel the need to shake up breakfast now and then. The easiest way for me to accomplish that is to make muffins. They are easy to make and portable, always a bonus should we be in a rush to get to the bus in the morning. Continue reading
Mother’s Day was the final salad with lettuces from the garden. I am going through deep withdrawal! I was eating salads every day for lunch and loving it. So many ways to eat lettuce and yet too short a season. It is far too hot and humid here now for the lettuce to survive. The good news though, tomatoes are just around the corner. Continue reading
I was recently at the grocery store and was appalled at how much processed junk food I saw in somebody’s cart as they walked by. One a positive note though, I did get a good idea. They had several boxes of pudding cups. In the past I have made pudding for the boys for their lunches or for when we go on picnics. It was time to make some again!