Friday, July 9, 2010

This is my island, in the sun...oi oi!

Is it hot where you are? Cuz it's hot here!!! So hot, that i have been loathe to do any exercising. Actually I haven't moved much yet today, and it's almost 5pm! (Please remember that I am a baker, and work from 9:30pm until 3am. I'm not as lazy as all that!) I think it might be cooling off a bit now, and the ocean breeze is making it's way up from the coast. Ahhh!

This morning (2pm-ish ;) i tried to eat a bit of blueberry bran muffin that B made at work last night, but it seemed to stick to my mouth. Not because it wasn't delicious and moist, because it was, but because of the heat! So, after downing a few bites i gave up and just drank my tea. Of course, this lack of breakfast meant that i was ravenous an hour later. Luckily we have been doing lots of shopping lately, and have tons of wonderful fresh fruit in the house. I ended up with a bowl of chopped strawberries, honey mangoe, and cherries with a little lime juice sprinkled over the top. I thought this whole luscious bowl of goodness was for me, but when B came over to see what i was up to i suddenly only had half a bowl full. Ah well. The point is, it was amazing! I'm sorry i didn't manage a picture of this, but it was gone so fast!

Last night, to beat the heat, B made a big shrimp and scape salad for dinner (which is likely what we'll have tonight too). Here it is in all it's glory!

Not the prettiest thing ever, but sooo good! lettuce, mushroom, cucumber, avocado, toasted almonds, mangoe, and a saute of shrimp and scapes. What is a scape you ask?

Scapes are the shoots and flowers from growing garlic. I had never heard of these until this week! My father-in-law says they're called scapes because after you eat them everyone want to 'scape from your breath! Ha ha! Not sure how much truth there is in that one. There is a garlic farm down the road from us, and they gave a lovely bag of these to us! Yay! They have a mild garlicky flavor, and can be eaten raw or cooked. We just chopped them up and tossed them in with the shrimp for a quick saute, chilled it, then tossed it on the salad. What a great new discovery!

I'm not sure what the rest of today holds for me, but i think i see a smoothie on the horizon. I bought some vanilla rice milk in town, and we have strawberries that need to be eaten. Oooh, i might be having smoothie sooner than i thought, it sounds good!

I also need to give poor Izzie, my dog, a bath and a haircut. Then, it'll be off to work for me, although it is my Friday! Hurray!

When it's super hot like this, what do you guys have for dinner? Just wondering.

Well, have a happy evening all, until next time!

1 comment:

  1. This is a very healthy dish.
    I think I ll have something similar for dinner