Monthly Archives: May 2014

Garden Update

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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

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White Squirrel Festival Food Finds

White Squirrel Festival

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.

White Squirrel Festival

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!

White Squirrel Festival

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!

Sunshine Sammies

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.

Oskar Blues

Oskar Blues

Oskar Blues

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.

Oskar Blues

So if you are in the Asheville/Brevard area give these places a try. They were a hit with our family!

 

Garlic and Basil Sea Salt

Garlic Basil Sea Salt

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

Cinnamon Chocolate Pudding

Cinnamon Chocolate Pudding
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!
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