I’m giving myself a big high-five right now (otherwise known as confidently clapping? Either way, it’s making it difficult to type.)
Feelin’ pretty good because I had a really productive morning! In addition to getting all the regular laundry done, the diaper laundry done, cleaning the bathrooms and hosting a playdate, I also made a double batch of granolaand baked what might very well win the award for The World’s Fugliest Loaf of Bread. Seriously guys, it looks like it’s made out of goblins. Sure tasted good with my homemade cherry jam though!
Folks, it was even better than I remembered. Cherries, berries, citrus, peaches, nectarines, herbs, nuts…glorious fresh food.
Kendall, Maya, Hen and I spent this lovely sunny day strolling the market from booth to booth. Wandering around. Tasting all kinds of samples. Chatting with the farmers. The Cali strawberries were so fresh and ripe, they perfumed the air all over the market. I have no doubt you could smell them from blocks away.
This was the only photo Maya would let me take of her today. I think she’s getting tired of me taking so many pictures of her all the time. “No mama, no camera today!”
When we got home, we were so ready to dig into our market haul. We made huge overstuffed hummus-tomato-cucumber sandwiches and dove into the berries head first.
Here’s what I bought today:
giant box of HUGE blueberries (see photo below)
roughly 3 pounds of cherries (no joke)
bag of oyster mushrooms
3 baskets of strawberries
3 baskets of raspberries
container of cilantro & jalapeño hummus
I would have loved more veggies and greens, but I think I was so excited by my berries and cherries, I kinda forgot about the practical stuff. Everything cost me exactly $23, which means I’ve gone over my budget by 69 cents. But I could seriously care less. I mean, c’mon. Just look at these blueberries!
My dear friend Kendall came over for breakfast this morning. I made us a special treat - fancy parfaits made with fresh Cali strawberries, plain Greek yogurt and my homemade granola. So simple and so delicious.
I’m 100% sure there is no better way to start the day than this.
(If you missed the Before pics, click here. And if you want the story behind the re-org, click here.)
I pulled everything out and cleaned the drawers and shelves like the dickens. Then, I tossed the stuff that was no longer fresh, consolidated what I could, transferred the dry staples into Ball Jars so they stay nice and fresh for a lot longer and put things back where they made sense. I even made fancy labels for the stuff that wasn’t obvious.
So, in a nutshell, I pretty much bitch slapped these cupboards into submission.