Saturday, July 25, 2015

Kale Mint Almond Milk Smoothie with Figs and Honey

Summer seems 2/3s over, and for some reason the summer is not really coming around fully this summer. It is rather chilly, and rains quite often. oh well.

I made a smoothie with kale from the garden with a spring of mint, some fresh figs, almond milk and a teaspoon of raw honey. The key is to have just a few leaves, and a few figs for sweetness. Delicious.




I love these new stainless steel tumblers from Starbucks.

Otherwise, I discovered Greek giant beans this summer, which I just love. Combined beautiful salad mix from the farmers market, some tomatoes and a balsamic vinaigrette. Yum!


Friday, July 10, 2015

Cause I'm going to Strawberry Fields

These week I went strawberry picking. Everything is rather late this year because of the never-ending winter, and the strawberries never quite made it. The pick-your-own places closed almost as soon as they opened because there was not enough to pick. After a week of sunshine, they opened again. “Why not.” I thought, local Maine strawberries. They are $3.50 if you pick yourself, and otherwise $6 per quart.


I arrived at the farm, got some containers. “To the left” she said “you can pick anywhere you want, but it is slim pickin’s.”


The farm does not believe in mono-culture and instead in the benefits of weeds being the good soil for next year. Just…..“Where are the strawberries?”


Despite the ‘slim pickin’s” I just took me about a half hour of foraging to fill 3 quarts (and probably eating 1).






Strawberry Fields Forever.