Ahhh Summer

I am currently in upstate New York in a rather secluded area where it is easy to forget that we are in the midst of summer. With rain storms every other day, and all of my meals being prepared for me, I miss the farmers markets, garden fresh tomatoes and zucchinis, and hot summer days in California Now that it is almost mid August, while I am sad to leave my awesome summer job, I am excited to get back and soak up the last bits of my California summer and then head into the wonderful fall.


Until I make it back to Cali, let me just share my oh so fond memories of the first summer BLaTs we ate to celebrate our first crop of tomatoes…







I am going to need a few more of these before the end of the season and then I will be able to welcome back pumpkins and apples and cinnamon and all things fall.



We made our BLTs with this fully cooked bacon from Trader Joes. (I just threw it on a grill pan for a few minutes and then dinner was ready!) Yum…and no nitrates!



So many things to celebrate lately!


Happy Graduation to me!

My fam got to come to Denver to celebrate graduation. I love that city so much and it was fun to eat some great food and play around the city for the weekend. I then packed up my life in the back of my car and drove toomanyhoursinthecar back to California. It was a fun weekend, but sad at the same time. It’s over and I miss everyone already. Now what?!?Image

Happy Father’s Day!

We spent our day celebrating all the dads in the family. First we grabbed peet’s coffee with my sis, brother in law and the nephewwws. After celebrating my dad and Mike we headed across the bay to celebrate my grandpa! We enjoyed our time with the family, eating sandwiches at the picnic table in my grandparents backyard. My grandpa was on fire and had us laughing the whole time. It was a gorgeous day in the bay, and I am so thankful for the incredible view from their house. Amazing.


Happy Birthday Dad!

My dad’s birthday was the day after father’s day this year so that meant we just kept on celebrating. Banana cream pie, movie, dinners. It’s a constant party with the folks below…ImageImage

Finally…HAPPY SUMMER! The season is officially here. Yay…..