Summer Fare

Don’t you just love summertime food? It seems like everything you eat just has sunshine radiating through it. We had our annual Memorial Day get together and everything tasted better because it came off of a grill or was eaten out in the sun.  Here are 5 recipes that I will be trying while summer is in full bloom. What are some of your favorite summertime foods?

  1. The Best BBQ Chicken Kabobs by Fabulessly Frugal 
  2. Raspberry Sorbet by Creme De La Crumb
  3. Raspberry & Chia Seed Superfood Parfait by Camille Styles 
  4. Spicy Shrimp Taco with Mango Salsa from Pure Wow 
  5. S’Mores Stay At Home Dip by Penny Pinchin’ Mom 

Boston One of These Days

I have had numerous flights in and out of Boston over the years. In fact I will be in Boston again on Sunday as I fly back to Portland but one thing I have yet to do is leave the airport. I really need to make the effort to fly in and stay a couple of days. I have always wanted to visit Boston but my travels take me to other places first. I guess I just need a really good reason to pick Boston as the destination and not a lay-over.

In the meantime, here are 5 places that I want to visit when I actually make it to the city.

  1. Fenway Park. I am trying to visit all the iconic baseball stadiums (not to mention but this one is 100 years old).  
  2. The Mapparium. Just cool.
  3. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum 
  4. Old State House 
  5. I also know that I am supposed to eat a Cannoli 

Squeeze a Lemon

For some reason right now I am on a mighty kick for lemon flavored anything. Thank heavens Miss Delta’s in Portland serves up great homemade lemonade. But for everything else, here are 5 recipes that I am wanting to try with the taste of lemon.

  1. Sticky Lemon Cake from SweetBites 
  2. Lemon Heaven Dessert Squares by Borden 
  3. Citrus Shrimp & Avocado Salad from Foodie Crush 
  4. White Fish with Lemon Butter Sauce by Chew Out Loud 
  5. Lemon Souffle Pancakes by Christina’s Cucina 

Back to the Basics

I have been travelling a lot lately and will keep it up for at least another month or two. I really do love to travel and can’t wait to share some pictures from all of the trips with you guys. But travel isn’t what I want to talk about today. I want to talk about easing back into regular life while your brain is still in vacation mode.

It is actually really hard to jump from one to the next unless your vacation and home habits are the same. My habits are similar to some extent but one area I always struggle in is, getting back into routine with my eating habits.

When I am on vacation, 9 out of 10 times I will be eating out or at the very least, eating things that I don’t normally eat when I am at home. It feels a little like going through toxic shock for the first 24 hours before I can really re-establish my normal eating patterns.

I am a pretty boring eater on a daily basis. I generally do something fun and exciting for Sunday dinner when family and friends come around but every day . . . it is just me. However, here are my next 5 recipes that I want to try when I have a moment in my own kitchen.

  1. Grilled Salmon Burgers with Avocado Salsa from Laughing Spatula 
  2. Lemon Lentil Soup from Gimme Some Oven 
  3. Sweet & Sour Asian Pickled Cucumbers with Chicken Satay from FoodieCrush 
  4. Zesty Lime Shrimp & Avocado Salad from Fifteen Spatulas  
  5. Coconut Curry Noodle Soup from The Woks of Life