After days of clouds, rain and reclusion, Summer is FINALLY here.
Today was Hot. Humid. Sunny. Gorgeous.
It began with a bowl of oats and berries.
And what luscious oats and berries they were.
Oats + water + chocolate Amazing Grass to meld overnight.
Greek yogurt + rhubarb jam + fresh raspberries added in the morning.
It continued with a hasty jaunt on the treadmill. Why I opted for the basement over the fresh air on a perfectly lovely May day I could not tell you.
But all was redeemed with patio beers. Oh the cool, smooth first sip of the bubble in the hot summer sun. Is there anything more refreshing? Perhaps a dive into the lake on a sweltering afternoon but when there is no lake in sight, an ice cold Bud Light will do the trick.
Follow it with a nice leisurely walk Uptown and your afternoon will be complete. The blisters on the bottoms of your feet from your cheap flat sandals and the warmth and mild sting still remaining hours later on your bright red skin are simply the reminders of a lovely sunny day.
And to polish it all off?
How about some Organic Teddy Grahams (Big bag on sale for $0.99! Come on, I’m a sucker for ALL sale items)…
…dipped in Blondie Batter Dip?!
Good…but just not quite enough.
Alright seriously, who bakes on a sticky hot day?
Only those with an unquenchable thirst for coconut. Coconut water likely would have been a more appropriate choice but coconut flour was the most readily available and Coconut Banana
Chocolate Carob Chip Cookies were calling my name.
I’d made them once before last summer. Since they got a remake they’re clearly worth raving about.
Why the duo colours? I also made a half batch with peanut flour. Same ingredients, less milk. Good in their own special way but the coconut flour batch definitely take the
And now I’m all cookied and sunned out. I hear the rest of the week is supposed to be pretty warm and sunny too. Now if someone would kindly bring me a beach I’d be on cloud 9.
Curious… What is your beer (or drink if you’re not a big beer fan) of choice?
I usually opt for Bud Light or Coors Light though I’m no beer snob and I’ll drink pretty much anything. I have yet to try a beer I can’t stomach, though some begin to get more questionable as they warm up… Ice cold beer all the way.