Saturday, June 27, 2009

a lot can happen in a week.

Dan and I went to a wedding reception on a boat,
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I made Tofu Mom's Middle Eastern Rice Pilaf for dinner one night, which was rich and satisfying,
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Dan and I went strawberry-picking,
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We picked roughly ten pounds of berries, and paid about two bucks a pound! Sweet, drippy-juicy, and pesticide-free! Woo!

I made about 4 cups of jam, (some of which I used in my Daring Baker's challenge for this month -- more about that in a bit,) froze about a gallon of whole berries for smoothies and future use, made Lavender Strawberry Lemonade, courtesy of Cafe Cyan, (which is frickin' amazing, by the way,) and of course . . .
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(We still have plenty of fresh berries in the fridge; I see another strawberry-rhubarb pie in our future soon.)

Courtney and I went to the Farmer's Market,
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Clockwise from bottom-left: the most gorgeous mini-heirloom tomatoes known to man, kale, salsa, beets w/their greens, lettuce, red potatoes, and rhubarb!

And, we went to the opening weekend festivities at the brand-new and largest Hindu temple in Minnesota,
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(I would have taken more pictures, but was not allowed to do so inside the temple.) We learned a lot about hinduism and ate amazing vegetarian Indian food!

This may go without saying, but it's been a busy week. What have you been up to?

4 comments:

Regina said...

I got to see the old Grain Belt brewery campus today. Very cool buildings. Tell me more about the berry farm! I've never been and I'm determined to go this year.

Catherine said...

Regina, that sounds like fun! We went to Bauer Berry Farm (www.bauerberry.com), which was awesome, except that they don't take plastic! Take cash or checks -- we had to make an emergency run to the ATM. :)

Cafe Cyan said...

Yay - berry picking! We went on Saturday right after the rain and now have to "process" the strawberries after being at a wedding all day and night (might need a long nap first).

Glad you loved the strawberry lavender lemonade. I should make some more - we drank it all over here!

Regina said...

Thanks for the info. I'm so excited.