Archive for June, 2010

Abalone with Dried Scallops and Mushrooms atop Snow Pea Tendrils

Hello again all! Hope everyone is doing well. I know, I know, this isn’t abalone. I promise, that will come very shortly right after I poof up my chest, strut proud, and show off my weekend’s baking skills. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to brag. If you know me outside of the blogosphere, or if you’ve been following this blog, you’ll know I SUCK at baking. So whenever I attempt to bake something and it does turn out right, I need to soak up all the glory. This a wonderful, simple (cause I only do simple when it comes to baking) vegan recipe that I got from Stella’s blog @ The Witchy Kitchen. I present to you Vegan Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Tart.

As usual, her picture looks 20 times better, but this was heaven in my mouth, I kid you not! I had two pieces (couldn’t stop at just one), K and L both shared a big piece, and the hubby had two bites. Now that’s actually saying a lot cause he’s not a sweets kind of person. He’ll either not have any at all or just have one bite, but two bites, that’s when I strut proud ;-). Oh, I almost forgot to mention that I used almond butter instead of peanut butter as I’m allergic. Now some of you may be wondering, if you suck at baking then why do you still do it? All for this adorable face here. I may suck at baking but I don’t want to deprive my children of the fun in baking, so I try, I try VERY hard :-D.

One of my friends actually said to me, “It’s ok LeeQs, where you suck at baking, you make up for it in your cooking.” Hmmm….I’ll take that as a compliment? Anyways, let’s not concentrate too much on how much I SUCK at baking and let me steer you towards my brighter side shall we? This dish is my all time favorite dish to make and eat, more the latter though ;-).

Abalone with Dried Scallops and Mushrooms atop Snow Pea Tendrils.

Ingredients:

  • 5-10 dried scallops 
  • 10 abalone (about 2 per person)
  • 12 dried mushrooms
  • 7 cups of water (divided into 3, 2, and 2 cups)

Sauce ingredients:

  • 3 Tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 Tbsp chicken broth powder
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 3 tsp cornstarch
  • 3/4 cups water

 Place dreied scallops, abalone, and mushrooms in three separate bowls.

Add 2 cups of water into the bowl with the scallops and soak overnight.

They will look like this once finished soaking. Do not discard the water!

Add 2 cups of water into the abalone bowl and soak overnight.

They will look like this once finished soaking. Do not discard the water!

Add 3 cups of water into the bowl with the mushrooms. Place them stems down and soak overnight.

They will look like this once finished soaking. Do not discard the water!

Even after soaking overnight, a small part of the bottom of the mushroom stems will still be hard. Take a pair of scissors and cut off that tough part of the stem. I also like to separate the whole stem from the mushroom as I don’t like eating the stem. I keep the stems for the hubby. I know, I’m wierd. I also like to flip the mushrooms over and soak for another half an hour to make sure the whole mushroom is completely soaked. There will be black residue in the bottom of the bowl. When pouring the water from the mushroom into your pot, try not to pour any of that residue in.

Dump all of the abalone, abalone water, mushrooms, mushroom water, and scallop water into a pot to boil. Turn heat to high untill water starts to boil, then bring heat back down to medium just keeping the water at a simmer.

While that’s simmering, shred the scallops.

Dump the scallops into the pot. Turn heat back up to high. Once water starts to boil, bring heat back down to medium always keeping the water just at a  simmer.

Now add all the sauce ingredients into a bowl and mix until a smooth consistency has been achieved.

Pour the sauce into the pot. Turn the heat back up to high while stirring constantly. Once the sauce starts to boil and thicken, bring the heat back down between medium and medium-low. Cover the lid and allow the sauce to just simmer for at least 2 hours while checking on the sauce and stirring it every half an hour to make sure it is not sticking to the bottom of the pot. The abalone needs at least two hours to cook, soften, and release it’s flavors into the sauce. This dish takes a lot of time to cook but I assure you, it is all worth the wait.

Just 15 minutes before the sauce is done, stir fry or boil your vegetables and plate.

The finished sauce.

Pour the sauce over the vegetables and enjoy!

I leave you with that today. Any of you as incompetent in baking as me? What are your reasons for learning to bake? I hope you all have a fabulous week! Until next time friends and family.

Chinese Ten Course Meal

Hello again everyone! Thank you for all your kind words on the cake pops, you’re all too sweet. As I mentioned in my last post, we attended my friend’s 100 day celebration for her twins at Mirama Restaurant. If you’ve never been to a Chinese wedding before, you’ll see something very similar (food wise) in this post. On the center of the table we had some hard boiled red eggs and ginger. To read more about the symbolism of the red eggs you can click here.

I should also mention that the lucky couple had a boy and a girl. So for thank you gifts to their guests they gave out these chocolate bars. On the back of the chocolate bars, instead of the nutritional information/ingredients they had the names, date of birth, time of birth, weight, and length of both babies. I thought that was super cute and creative. Two thumbs up on that one my friend. No picture due to privacy reasons of course.

I’m sorry guys, the savages at my table got to this dish before I could get a picture of it (I was away talking to someone). This is the cold cuts dish. It usually has pickled veggies, jellyfish, surf clams, and an assortment of cold cuts. This dish is usually my least favorite as I’m not a huge meat fan.

Next came the “bird’s nest”. On the outside is a layer of fried shredded potatoes shaped in the shape of a bird’s nest. The waitress broke it apart before I could get a good picture. Inside the nest were squid, shrimp, scallops, snow peas, celery, and carrots.

This one is my favorite. CRAB CLAWS!!! Ground shrimp made into a ball wrapped around a crab claw and deep fried. We usually eat this with red vinegar.

Shark fin soup.

Add about a teaspoon of this and a teaspoon of red vinegar into your soup and it’ll take away the fishy taste. I learned the Hennessy trick from my Dad. Our host and hostess were kind enough to supply us with quite the alcohol that night.

Next came the lobster with cream sauce that my Dad made for us on mother’s day.

Abalone with mushrooms on top of bok choy.

Steamed fish with ginger, cilantro, and soy sauce.

Crispy chicken with shrimp chips. I used to love those shrimp chips as a kid.

Mingled with the co-owner of Mirama while waiting for the other dishes to be served. This girl is one of the friendliest, most hilarious, happiest girl I’ve ever met. She always has a huge smile on her face and is making jokes left and right. If she looks familiar, it’s probably cause you’ve seen her at Garden Bakery as well, which her and her husband also owns.

When the fried rice comes, you know dinner is almost over.

Yi Mein, generally referred to as longevity noodles.

Always ending the dinner with a bowl of dessert. The most common one is this red bean dessert. I’m not a huge fan of this dessert as I find it way too sweet.

The happy couple Sandy and Tat with their daughter Taelyn and son Skylar. Thank you for the great party, delicious food, and generous booze guys…teehee. I’m sorry this post is a little late but you know how busy the life of a mother with two kiddies can get. You two are so blessed because they are truly two of the most beautiful twins I’ve ever met. I wish you and your new family many, many happy years to come. Congrats hot momma!

That’s all for today guys. Hope you have a great weekend! I leave you with these two questions: Have you had a Chinese ten course meal before? Do you have a favorite Chinese dish? Until next time friends and family :-D.

Cake Pops In The Making

 It was another busy weekend for us. Two of my friends and I got together and made some cake pops, we attended a party for my friend’s twins who turned 100 days old (which I’ll most likely blog about in another post), and Sunday was a day of lawn work. Yes, we did lawn work on father’s day..haha. We’re pushing our father’s day celebration till later this week to avoid the crowded restaurants, and since my brother and sister in-law are out of town we wanted to wait till they get back to celebrate with my dad.

So today it’s going to be all about the cake pops. Is this not a cute cake stand and cake scooper?

I hope that’s what it’s called, a cake scooper. It’s not mine, it belongs to my friend Nancy (AKA cake pop girl). Anyways, I’m a novice baker, actually baking scares the bajeevies out of me. So when my friend Anju invited me to make cake pops with her and Nancy, I was a bit quite intimidated. I contemplated it for a while because I didn’t want to slow them down, but then she sent me this link. How could I say no to that?  

Instead of making the superdad cake pops, we decided to make these:

I hope you can tell that the little brown guys are supposed to be…”hoot hoots,” yup, owls.

(You can click on any of the smaller pictures to enlarge them.)

To make the “S” logo and blue superman cake pops we used white candy melts that we tinted red and blue with candy colors – which were oil based colours cause you can’t mix water with these candy melts. The candy melts come in red, yellow, and blue but we didn’t have any so we just improvised and coloured our white candy melts.

We printed the logo onto paper and then placed parchment paper on top and traced the logo. 

 

At this point we ran into a small problem. Notice that you can’t see the logo underneath the parchment paper anymore. That’s because we had to turn over the printed logos sheet and retrace them. We needed to trace the logo backwards so that when we pasted it onto the blue ball, the smooth side would be facing the right way. Great catch Anju! Aside from that small error, everything else went pretty smoothly from then on. Oh wait, actually there’s another small incident which you’ll see later.

 

 

 

 A toothpick was used to fill in any gaps.

This is the back side so we didn’t have to care about making them look nice. 

The logos peeled off really easily.

Next, we had to figure out what shape the owls were supposed to be so Anju made a little template.

Here’s the cake mix we used to make the superman balls (minds outta the gutter people, G-rated remember? ;-))

Then we used chocolate butterschotch chips for the ears and put the sticks on. In the picture above, Anju is actually dipping the sticks into melted chocolate before sticking them into the owl to make sure they won’t fall off.

Next, the blue colour had to be mixed to get ready for the superman cake pops.

Once we got all the sticks in, they were ready to be dipped. Sorry, I forgot to get pictures of the dipping as all three of us were too busy working.

Then we had another mishap and I had to take one for the team.

When Nancy dipped the first superman cake pop into the blue colour mix, it was still a little lumpy. She didn’t want to put it back into the mixture but she didn’t know where to put the cake pop either as it was starting to drip so she said turned to me and said, “LeeQs! Eat this!” Of course without even thinking, I stuck the whole thing in my mouth…..not very smart. (My hubby is shaking his head right about now as he’s reading this.) Good thing the mixture wasn’t scalding hot, but I think I got a blast of sugar through me that will probably be able to last me a week without craving for anything sweet. Shows you how mature I can be :-D.

But I wasn’t done having fun yet. That’s when Potowl was born. He’s a cross between Mr. Potato Head and an owl cake pop, hence the name Potowl :-).

He got made fun of a lot, but I won’t name any Nancy’s ;-). Don’t worry Potowl, you’ll always be my favorite.

The owls were done but we couldn’t bag them yet as they needed to be put into the freezer for a while to allow for drying.

All in all, I think the cake pops turned out pretty well. Thank you Nancy

and  Anju for the invite.

I had a great time ladies, and I hope you both did as well. If you’re into baking, I highly recommend checking out Bakerella’s blog. She has some of the cutest and coolest ideas. If you ever read this Ms. Bakerella, thank you for the inspiration and great ideas. Until next time friends and family.

Happy Father’s Day (weekend) and a Bacon Wrapped Scallops Recipe

Good morning y’all. Does anyone else have morning hair like this when you wake up?

Don’t worry new readers, she doesn’t always look like that. Since she may be reading this in another 10 years, I better make her look a bit normal or I’ll never hear the end of it.

For those of you unfamiliar with the Vietnamese culture, this is a  traditional Vietnamese dress called an “ao dai“. We’re not Vietnamese but my parents’ friends own a shop in China town that sells these. I thought this was super cute so I wanted to buy one for her. Of course they refused to take my money, so if you ever read this, thank you very much Auntie.

All right, on with business. Ever since I made bacon wrapped scallops to bring to a friend’s and blogged about it, I keep getting asked when I’m going to post the recipe. I wasn’t going to at first because to most of you foodies reading this, this recipe is just pure child’s play. But then I neglected the fact that not everyone reading this is a supercook in the kitchen (definitely me included). So what better timing than to tag this along with my father’s day post. These will go great with the steak, lamb, lobster, or whatever you’re making for Dad. They’re also a definite crowd pleaser at a pot luck. Here’s the recipe guys, now stop nagging me (you know who you are) ;-). On a side note, I like to buy my scallops at Costco. When they have their seafood roadshow I totally stock up.

Bacon Wrapped Scallops (adapted from this recipe)

  • 2 lbs fresh sea scallops (large variety)
  • 1 package lean bacon
  • juice of one and a half fresh lemon
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder (I chose this instead of pepper because of my kiddies, but I prefer to use ground pepper)
  • long toothpicks

Rinse scallops in cold water and pat dry with paper towels. This step is very important to get a good browning on the scallops.

Mix olive oil, lemon juice and garlic powder in a small bowl. Pour over scallops and marinade in refrigerator for about an hour. Wrap each scallop with 1 strip of bacon. Keep together with toothpick. (If scallops are smaller, use half a strip of bacon)

Place scallops in a non-stick pan and pan fry (no need to add oil) on high heat for about 7 to 10 minutes on each side or until scallops turn a golden brown colour. 

An optional extra step is to pop the scallops into the oven for another 5 minutes at 400 degrees fahrenheit to get the bacon to become more crispy. Enjoy!

Before I leave I just want to share some pictures with you and wish my hubby a very happy father’s day. You’ve been the best Dad that these two little munchkins could ever have. Thank you for all that you do for us and for bringing home the bacon 😉 so that I can stay home to take care of them rather than sending them off to daycare. Always know you are well-loved hun!!!

Daddy’s little girl:

Daddy’s little boy:

When I grow up I want to be superdad just like my daddy.

Yes, he’s had huge eyes ever since he was born lol.

Only real men wear pink.

Happy Fathers Day!!!

Sorry for the really bad phone pics.

My parents don’t read my blog but I would also like to wish a huge happy father’s day to my Dad anyways and all the other fathers out there. Until next time friends and family. For all the Daddies with little girls, I leave you with this song:

Long Overdue

This post is long overdue. A while back Denise @ Quickies on the dinner table passed along some awards to me and I’ve been meaning to thank her for them. Denise is a loving mom and wife, wonderful blog friend and the genius author of this wonderful cookbook Quickies Morning Noon and Night. As a mother of two young ones I hardly have time to get myself a glass of water, let alone cook. So this is the perfect cookbook for me filled with simple, QUICK and easy recipes for all times of the day. I wanted to make a dish of hers to say thank you but my first attempt didn’t turn out too great. If you remember, this was my shameful first attempt.

This was what it was supposed to look like. (Picture taken off Denise’s website)

I couldn’t say thank you with such a failed attempt. So try again I did. Here’s my second attempt.

The first time it tasted great but was lacking in presentation. This time I’d have to say the presentation was much better, not quite exactly as her’s looked, but I’m proud to say it tasted spectacular. Now I can finally properly say thank you. So Denise, I can’t thank you enough for this wonderful recipe. This will definitely be a recurring dish in my household. Also thank you for generously passing on these awards to me.

Another person I need to thank is Lazaro from Lazaro Cooks. He blogs with Nancy, who is the vegan voice of Lazaro Cooks. Together they have formed a force to be reckoned with on their blog with delicious, mouth-watering recipes. Lazaro takes great pleasure in cooking, writing, and blogging. He writes for the Tastes section on Blogcritics. Please check out his blog and articles when you have the time, you won’t be disappointed. Thank you Lazaro for also passing on the Sunshine award and Honest Scrap award to me.

Last but not least, I would like to thank Tanantha of I Just Love My Apron. This self-taught, mom-taught, and experience-taught cook enjoys her time in the kitchen making beautiful, scrumptious dishes and it really shows on her blog. Thank you Tanantha for also passing on the Happy 101, Beautiful Blogger, and Sunshine awards to me.

Now I’d like to take the time to acknowledge and thank all the following bloggers for making this blogging experience a joyful, sincere, and DELICIOUS one for me. I love reading each and every one of your blogs and getting to know you all. Please feel free to take one, two, or all of these awards. Once again, don’t feel obligated to pass these on as I just wanted y’all to know you guys are tops in my book.  Lazaro and Denise, I’d include you in this list but then we’d just be going in circles lol. You both know how I feel about your wonderful blogs.  

  1. Ameena @ Fancy That….Fancy This: A captivating writing style mixed with a hilarious sense of humor makes for a great read on this lovely blog.
  2. Jessie @ The Happiness in Health: Always sharing healthy, fun recipes with her readers. She’s really quite the gem.
  3. Aletheia @ La Fille Naturelle: Another hilarious, and one of the most sincere bloggers you’ll meet in the blogosphere. If you like watching funny videos, this is your blog.
  4. Stella @ The Witchy Kitchen: Don’t let the word “witchy” fool you. Stella is definitely one of the nicest witches you’ll meet, and she stirs up very cool remedies as well.
  5. Valerie @ A Canadian Foodie: Always eager to learn and try new things. You’ll most likely learn a thing or two from her posts as well. She also wrote one of the best blog posts I’ve ever read here.
  6. Lynn @ The Actor’s Diet: A multi-talented (she acts, has perfect pitch, plays musical instruments, can drive a golf cart ;-)), gorgeous actress who’s not afraid to blog truthfully about what she eats daily.
  7. Sharon @ Only Here for the Food: An always informative, well-kept local blog. This is where I turn to for the latest local food news.
  8. Leah @ Why Deprive: A girl who’s not afraid to speak her mind daily about what’s happening in her world.
  9. Mary @ Keep Learning Keep Smiling: You will always be able to find a dish for even the pickiest eater on this blog including appetizers, soups, desserts, vegetarian recipes,  and on and on.
  10. Sophia @ Burp and Slurp: Always well written posts with humor, honesty, and lots of yummy food pictures.
  11. Natasha @ 5 Star Foodie Culinary Adventures: Always coming up with delicious, unique recipes for her readers to enjoy. She also has great giveaways. As a matter of fact, she’s got one going on now here.
  12. Devaki @ Weave a Thousand Flavors: If you want down-to-earth soul food then this is the place to be. This woman is such a charm.
  13. Cindy @ This Adventure, Our Life: A loving mom who shares her beautiful journey of motherhood and writes the most incredible, touching posts for her 7 month old daughter.
  14. Andrea @ Can You Stay For Dinner?: Two words, “FOOD porn.” Okay, so I’m not too crazy about the second word, but you get my drift.
  15. Tou Tou @ Light Delight With Tou Tou: A sincere blogger who loves to share her healthy, inventive creations.
  16. Biren @ Roti n Rice: From bread, to drinks, to desserts, to mouth-watering dishes, she’s got them all.
  17. Tanantha @ I Just Love My Apron (I wanted to include you on here Tanantha because you would have been on here anyways if you didn’t beat me to sharing these awards.)

Before I forget to mention this again, I did a culinary Q and A for Sharon over at her blog if any of you are interested in reading more about what I eat.

Until next time friends and family. Happy blogging beautiful blog friends.

 

The kiddies Are Back!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!  We were invited to my friend’s house for dinner on Saturday. She made this beautiful salad.

She also marinated these baby back ribs with a Korean marinade which were delicious. She refused to give me the recipe though…jerk face. LOl…just kidding…how can you tell we’re pretty close friends?

Then I got to try some more Indian dishes! They ordered a lamb dish and an eggplant dish. Sorry, I forgot to ask what the names were.

Butter Chicken with Curry rice.

I made some bacon wrapped scallops and brought them over.

I had a bit of everything except for the lamb. I still can’t get used to the gamey taste of lamb.

Everything was delicious! I’d still like to explore with more Indian dishes and try all of your suggestions.

As if that wasn’t enough, look at this beautiful fruit tray she put out. If you’ve never tried Lychee (brown and green fruits on the right), I really urge you to try one. Such sweet, delicious, juicy fruits.

oh she wasn’t done with us yet. Her mom made more than enough creme caramel for all of us. I even took home 8 containers. They were delicious!Just something off topic, 8 is actually considered a very lucky number for us Chinese. In Cantonese, 8 is pronounced “bat” which rhymes with “fat” which means prosperous. Personally though, my lucky number has always been 6. That was my volleyball, basketball, and track number in junior high and high school. How about you, do you have a lucky number? Any reason why?

Then when I thought we were done, she pulls out cake pops for the kiddies.

A rooster and a chick – too cute!

Thank you again my dear friend. Dinner was sensational!

On Sunday we took the kiddies out to enjoy the beautiful weather. You know how men love looking at cars? Well if you know me, you’ll know I love looking at show homes. I show home hop like some people bar hop. That’s my idea of a good time. Yeah I’m lame, I know. 

Anyways, Ambleside in Windermere was having a mini party to get people out to view their show homes. They had free refreshments (water, hot chocolate, cookies) and even free Funky Pickle pizza. I love FREE! Here are the kiddies sharing a cookie.

They had a free petting zoo, which my kiddies weren’t really interested in.

They were more interested in this climbing apparatus. Kids sure do love to climb!

Apparently so does Daddy….sigh. Um hun, where are your kids?

Here’s one, now where’s the other one? Luckily Mommy was watching her.

Okay, timeout for the two of you.

They even had a horse-drawn wagon ride/tour around the neighborhood.

Plus some juggling action.

Other activities included face painting, balloon animal making, caricature/cartoon drawings, and of course show homes to view. All in all it was a great event and the kids really enjoyed it. Mommy was at play last weekend so it was only fair to take the kiddies out to play this weekend. Hope you all had a great weekend as well. Until next time friends and family.

While The Kiddies Are Away, Mommy’s At Play

From my last post and all your suggestions, seems like there are a lot of Indian dishes I’ve yet to try. Thank you for opening my eyes. Buddycakes if you’re reading this, we need to do this again soon! 

Last weekend the hubby took our kiddies to Vancouver to visit my in-laws so I had the whole weekend to myself. I stayed back to attend this friend’s stagette. We’ve been friends since high school(at least 15 years). For any new readers, that’s me on the left but this picture is probably about 3 years old. Boy I miss my long hair.

There was a wide spread of food. I can’t show the stagette cake up close for obvious reasons (or many other pictures for that matter) but it’s the blue one in the middle that’s “covered up”. I put that piece of paper on just for this picture. This IS a G-rated blog you know 😉

Check out this gelatin cake, isn’t it beautiful? Yummy too.

Our bride-to-be getting ready to open her big surprise.

Can you guess what was in the box?

Last chance.

Little sister who flew in from Toronto the night before. How sweet was that?

What did you think it was, a stripper? G-rated my friends, G-rated ;-).

I wanted to dognap this little Yorkie….too cute. I so want another dog!

Our next stop was The Red Piano Bistro and Dueling Piano Bar in West Edmonton Mall.

There is a $10 fee just to enter, but think of it as paying for live entertainment. You get to request songs on this piece of paper and they’ll play the songs on two pianos (hence the name Dueling Piano Bar) and sing them live for you. The entertainers were spectacular! Well worth the $10 I’d say.

Two of my friends and I shared these malpeque oysters. I love raw oysters with Tabasco sauce. Are you a fan of oysters, sashimi or cooked? How do you like to top your oysters? 

We also shared the Red Piano Fries which is a mix of yams, yukon gold and sweet potatoes.  Not bad, but I thought they could have been crispier. They were a little bit on the soft side for me. Flavor wise they were good though.

I ordered the roasted Artichoke Stuffed Tomatoes: beefsteak tomatoes rubbed with blackening spice, stuffed with portabello mushrooms, artichoke cream and collared green pesto and served with dirty rice and daily vegetables. It was pretty good and I finished the whole plate. The only complaint I had was the tomatoes were a little bland, but that could just be me though. I’m not much of a tomato fan but wanted to try something different other than ordering the same stuff every time.

One of my friends had the Shrimp Scampi: sautéed prawns in garlic-lemon crème sauce with diced tomatoes, fresh herbs, angel hair pasta and vegetables. She was kind enough to give me a taste. I like my pasta with lots of sauce so as good as this was, there wasn’t enough sauce for me.

Another friend had the Filet Black and White: house cut 8 oz sterling silver beef tenderloin, cajun spiced and finished with alaskan king crab butterand demi glace. I had a taste of this as well and would definitely order it the next time I come here. The beef was cooked to perfection. I’m a medium rare kinda girl, how about you? How do you like your steak done?

Here are the live entertainers. You can see the two pianists sitting facing each other each with a red piano each.

Here’s the bride-to-be trying not to get into trouble with the law 😉

After dinner the ladies voted on going clubbing for old times sake. This two in my mind stands for I’M TOO OLD TO BE CLUBBING!

Well, it was definitely one of those nights where ten ladies with very high heels ended up limping out of the night club and all the way to our cars. I was never a clubber and I never will be, but for you my friend I will miss out on Vancouver and dance the night away if it means I get to spend some quality time with you. Can’t wait till your special day so we can partaye some more!

On Sunday I had a whole day to myself again so I had lunch with a friend at Joey’s Tomato, went shopping, came home and did the laundry, vaccuumed and swiffered the floor, washed the dishes, mowed the lawn and made Greenola created by the awesome and lovely Aletheia.

I love avocados so I had to try this recipe. If you love avocados and haven’t tried this yet, you gotta give it a try. Thanks for this recipe Aletheia!

Well that was a pretty jam packed weekend I’d have to say. I’d add pictures of my Sunday but this is a pretty long post as it is already. Hope you’re all having a lovely week. Until next time friends and family.