Today has been another busy one as I catch up from last week’s Canada Day Glo Out. I am happy to say by tomorrow at noon I will have over 25 orders shipped out. I hope to have everything shipped out by Wed/Thurs. I also have a big Ambrosia order to bake tomorrow and then market prep Thurs + Fri! Going to fly by as usual.
Two reasons why I was excited about dinner tonight:
1) CSA red potatoes
2) Cold dinner (it hit 37/99F today!)
I decided to make a cold pesto potato salad using up some of my vegan garlic scape pesto and other random things in the fridge!
First, I boiled about 10 small red potatoes for about 10-15 minutes until tender. As the potatoes were cooking, I chopped 1 large green onion, 1 garlic scape, and 2 tomatoes.
I put the tomatoes in a small bowl and added about 1/3 cup of the vegan garlic scape pesto and some paprika (for no other reason than just being obsessed with it).
I stirred this very well and added about 1 tbsp of cold-pressed sunflower oil to thin it out. I drained the taters and mixed everything in a bowl…
I also added some lemon zest and a couple squirts of lemon, along with tons of freshly ground black pepper and sprinkled of kosher sea salt.
In theory, it was the perfect dinner. That is my story and I am sticking to it.
In theory, it was awesome. In real life it was not so great.
Too much garlic + onion…and yes, dad there is such a thing as too much garlic! :lol:
It overpowered the entire dish and I just was not a fan. If I were to make this again I would not add scapes + green onion because the pesto is already very garlicky. I’m kind of stumped on this one…does anyone have any ideas on how to save this dish? Maybe it was the pesto mixed with he paprika too…
In other news, there will be no vampires near me tonight! Poor Eric is working late and will probably choke this down when he gets home. I will warn him, don’t worry! Then he will say something to the effect of, ‘If YOU don’t like it, it must be really, really bad!!!"’ I will agree.
What does a girl do when dinner is a flop in the taste department?
She makes a wicked delicious dessert and she forgets it happened. That is, until she enters the kitchen and sees all the dishes waiting to be cleaned.
Pretty please with a cherry on top!
(I can’t be the only one who used to say that to their mom?)
The ‘monster’ told me to make something sweet and to hurry it up! So demanding!
I made cake batter banana soft serve (1 frozen banana processed with 1.5 tbsp carob powder), and had it along with a cherry, banana, coconut butter mini loaf (drizzled with maple butter) and some cacao nibs.
I don’t fool around. This was pure bliss and I enjoyed every cold and sweet bite after a long and sticky day of work.
It melted soooo fast in this heat!
I also snapped more backyard pictures…
Presenting the things I love about our backyard…
[Warning: If you are scared of spiders I suggest you do not go any further!]
2) Basil I haven’t killed yet (although I was NOT pleased to see a spider web on my basil today!!)
3) Animal Homes
Meet Alvin! :biggrin: I know, I know I am too original. He loves us because we fill up the bird feeder every week and he hangs upside down to eat from it.
Isn’t he beautiful? I totally want to train him to do tricks.
This is a MUST WATCH:
I laughed So hard when I watched that video!!! Totally was not expecting that! I also was totally creeped out by that man with the mask…!?!? :lol:
You can just tell that Alvin would be an excellent participant.
Presenting things I do not like about our backyard…
What nightmares are made of!
(No, I did not get this close, I zoomed and cropped a photo, but I’m sure you knew that!!!)
I like to pretend that these bugs do not really exist. I’m much happier as a result.