Turmeric & Ginger Carrot Soup

Congratulations! You made it through January…almost.  Unfortunately here in Minnesota, it’s still bitter cold today and there could possibly be a lot of winter weather left based on how cold it was this morning on my run.  Just 2°F.  To be honest, I am not sure if what the Groundhog predicts on February 2nd holds much truth, but I for one am hoping he doesn’t see his shadow and spring arrives early.

Christmas Decorating & Banana Ginger Smoothie

Even the Animals Love Chirstmas

Do you decorate for Christmas?  If so, how’s it going?  My husband and I took advantage of some unseasonably warm temperatures here in Minnesota this weekend and enjoyed a few hours of decorating outdoors.  How can you not enjoy 50 plus degrees late November😮?!

Mixed Greens with Haricots Verts, Radishes, Nuts, and Shaved Cheese

Mixed Greens with Crunchy veggies, Nuts, and Salty cheese

I just love making salads and the possibilities are endless especially with all the seasonal produce coming in my CSA boxes and available at the Farmer’s Markets.  Recently I had some beautiful haricot verts in my box and on the same day, I spotted a red daikon radish at our weekly market. SCORE!

Creamy Slaw with Vinegar & Oil Dressing and SURPRISE Ingredient for Our 4th Of July Picnic

My Creamy Slaw with My Surprise ingredient which everyone LOVED at our 4th of July Picnic!

How was your 4th of July Holiday?  This year I decided not to run a race and I am ok with that decision since it was another warm day!  Hot and humid I might add with storms in the forecast.

Instead we enjoyed a wonderful afternoon at the farm.  It was not only relaxing listening to the wind rustle in the trees but much cooler in the country vs. in town.