i am no longer living the zombie life-i'm happy to say that teadog finally got one of my drugs of choice back in stock!!! and not a moment too soon-i'm sorry but what's with that stuff they call tea and tastes like warm wet bandages? now this is a cup o tea!!!
despite the fire we are going about life as usual. saturday we attended our local gardeners' market(eat your zip code!) i wanted cucumbers for lacto/fermented pickles and tomatoes for gazpacho as mine are not ripening!!! we spent $20 on cantaloupe, peaches, tomatoes, cucumbers, beans and corn that tastes like corn. probably more but my memory fails. forgot to take a picture of the score! the boys picked a bit and were dubbed the "corn pickers." hubby is trying to get liam over his shyness of playing in public.check out this beautiful eggplant-i didn't buy it as i'm the only one in the family that likes eggplant. i guess i could have made a huge batch of baba ganoush!
one of my favorite foods is lacto- fermented pickles-i can eat a jar in one sitting. that's not so good on the pocket book. after researching i found this recipe online-great blog for healthy recipes!!! thank you winnie!!!!!
started with cucumbers:
lots of garlic from our garden :)
the recipe is so ridiculously simple makes me wonder why raw lacto-fermented foods are so expensive in the stores. it's basically veggies and salt-you can add whey if you'd like-check out the recipe link for more info-winnie has kraut and kim chee recipes too!
i chose to buy the expensive 250 million year old himalayan salt over regular sea salt-just got a bit crazy with the thought of 250 million year old himalayan salt-i may not be able to climb those babies but ingesting something from there just seems magical to me.
nice huh? decided to try the wax beans i got at the market as well-thinking of trying beets next!!!
then i made some gazpacho(cold soup)- great for hot days. another ridiculously easy recipe-if you have a blender.
just throw in tomatoes, cucumbers, cilantro, parsley, garlic, bell pepper, onion, spicy peppers if you'd like, salt, pepper, olive oil and balsamic vinegar-give it a whirl-yum!!