Thursday, August 13, 2015

Mz. Greenjeans

So pretty!
I started my day with a green juice made with collard greens, cucumber, ginger, pineapple, Romaine, and apple. The pineapple makes it so sweet, you'd never in a million years guess it's loaded with greens. I guess except for the color. Why do weird dyes even exist? When I look at the colors of beets, and turmeric, and greens and the color is so intense and beautiful, I just shake my head. Trader Joe's has been selling the most AMAZING pineapples lately, so this juice was extra sweet!
Yesterday was supposed to be a scorcher(it was not) so we headed out to find a spot by the river past Steven's Pass. The weather people were sooo wrong! It stayed cloudy, and cool, and the best part is it started raining by the time we found access to any water! It was just one of those things where you have to laugh. We did mill around and look at the pristine water, and dream of warmer days.

It was a pretty drive, and it was really beautiful being in nature. And I love water, so anytime I can be near it, I feel instantly calmed.
There was a very small town called Granite Falls which was the last sign of civilization before we got to the river. We stopped to get lunch at a very small grocery store called IGA. This store was tiny, and very meaty and seafood-y. I felt fortunate that I was able to score a baguette with some Sabra hummus. But I have to give this store credit, because in what was a very small bulk section, I spied nutritional yeast! I'm in Washington now! I still am having those moments where I snap out of it and am reminded that I am not in Erie anymore. It's always such a great feeling!
There is an area near the recycling bins at my apartment complex where people put stuff they don't want anymore. Well, yesterday was my lucky day, when I came home there was a huge pot with organic basil, and oregano just sitting there, waiting for a new home!
Fresh herbs!!
Both herbs are really healthy, which is good because I truly have a black thumb. My mom's green thumb was not passed down to me. But I am going to do my best to keep these plants alive and thriving. Pesto for life! I think I'm going to brave the Farmer's market again today for some summer tomatoes. Basil and oregano are begging to be paired with some summer fresh tomatoes! I bought some tomatoes at the grocery last week, and they weren't very good. I guess tatse is worth duking it out at the Farmer's Market!
I have some recipes floating around in my head, so hopefully I will have some fun food to share over the next couple of days!


  1. Washington State sounds very nice. Had I not moved to the USVI, the Pacific Northwest was on my radar for a long time.

  2. It is beautiful. I'm so glad to be back. Island life is definitely on my radar though!

  3. Oh! Green Juice! YAY! And that Basil!!!