I can’t believe it’s almost August. This has been a whirlwind summer. We are leaving on Saturday for our Canadian Rockies trip and I feel like we have so much to do before then! It has been tough to make time for meal prep and eating healthy when most of the time I would rather just be running around outside.
This past weekend was no exception. Our friends arrived in town from Korea. Our living room has been swallowed up by a giant, squishy air mattress. Our feet have pedaled all around town. We’ve been shopping, seen fireworks, eaten fish and chips, jumped in the (very cold) ocean, watched The Princess Bride on the big screen at the park, gone for dim sum, fired up the grill twice, and posed for some touristy pictures with totem poles. And all this in just two days. What a weekend it was!
Our friends are here all week, so I imagine there will be much more adventuring. I do so love showing people around town. I’m filled up with excitement and I feed off of their experience, seeing the city through a fresh set of eyes. It’s exhilarating!
Last night we threw together a quick dinner on the way to the movie in the park. All 4 of us squeezed into our tiny little kitchen, rinsing, chopping, blending.
The Romesco sauce from this week’s Food Matters Project recipe was made with 2 grilled red peppers, bountiful handfuls of almonds, a touch of fresh garlic, and thinned out to be used as a salad dressing.
Peaches were grilled. I insisted. Reid questioned at first, but later affirmed that grilled peaches are where it’s at. Just trust me on this one.