Good day good people! Welcome Summer! Yesterday was the summer solstice, therefore today is officially the second day of summer! Yay!
I can’t believe that it hasn’t even been officially summer yet. Here in Florida, the temperature has been consistently 90-100 degrees everyday! I LOVE it, though! I love feeling sweat rolling down my back while I workout, and I love feeling the sun beating down on my skin! I know…..I’m strange…..
This morning, I took my beautiful dog, Pudder, on a walk through the woods. Out my bedroom window, you can see a lake. Behind the lake, there is a twisty trail that follows the river around. Its such a great walk because my I don’t have to keep Pudder on a leash! (He loves that, too)
Before I went on my walk, however, I ate this for breakfast:
Well….I bought the whole wheat bread at Costco (oh how i love costco. I should do a post on it someday), but you beautiful bakers could easily use your wonderful homemade bread instead. Then, I spread almond butter mixed with cinnamon and ground flax in it. I usually always mix either cinnamon or cocoa powder into my almond butter because I think it tastes better this way. Then, I topped the bread with all-fruit (no sugar added) orange marmalade!
Mmmm…..This was good. It tasted like spiced oranges!
Anyway, On to the title of the post, Artichokes!
My sister and I LOVE artichokes! Ever since we were about 8 and 6 years old, it was our favorite food. We liked them boiled, and dipped in lemon-butter sauce. They can be quite expensive, though, so we only it them on special occasions, or when they go on sale. Last night was one of those moments!
Close up. Artichokes should be models, they are just so beautiful 🙂
With my dinner. I had a nice salmon patty drizzled in balsamic vinegar (the salmon patty was from costco, also. By the way, I get my almond butter from costco, too), with some olives, cucumbers, and brown rice (not pictured because it couldn’t fit on the plate-sorry rice!)
Off to go eat lunch! Ciao!
Wait, before I go check out Twig blog, she’s having a giveaway!! She has such a cute sense of style.
Thought-provoking, mind-prodding question of the day:
What kind of weather do you like? Are you a hot person, like me, or a cold-loving person like a crazy friend of mine? Just kidding! If you like the cold, you aren’t crazy!