Morning smoothie…

A cool way to start a hot day! Another SweetPea smoothie. Oh count the ways!

And dinner… Bacon jam

Ok! We have been wanting to make this for some time now!! Bacon jam…

What could be better than carmelized onions, bacon, maple syrup and bourbon?!

Not sure if we should grab a fork and dig in or move on to the jam part…

So close! Hmmmm? What to make with it? I know! Manchego, spinach and bacon jam!

Add a few berries and you have a meal!

Delicious!!! And the best part of this, I think my skillet is now PERFECTLY seasoned!!

And lunch…

Breakfast…

No explanation needed…

Cookies afterall…

Ok, so it cooled down a little and this recipe has been staring at me for weeks. So we finally dove in and made them! Bacon jam tomorrow!

The batter was yummy. That was a good sign!

Cookies were delic! Not super sweet but a great grab and go snack.

Time to try the finished product…

Oatmeal…Fall! Did we mention it is time for Fall?!

Summer Salad

Once again, too hot to cook. Abandoned our plans for cookies and bacon jam today. So there was no chance we were going to heat up the house with dinner. So our fall back plan on these warm summer nights…A yummy asian shrimp salad.

Last minute, so had to use what we had on hand…Love my lazy-susan.

Shrimp, red peppers, almond slivers, carrots, scallions, fresh organic corn straight from the cob. A little spinach, iceberg and baby romaine. Topped with sesame dressing. Hit the spot!

A scaled down version…

Have we mentioned we are DONE with this heat and are ready for fall?!

And just in time, as fall hits, we will have our pumpkins!

I am so tempted to pick the blossoms and stuff them. Yum!

These leaves are bigger than our heads. Thanks to our neighbor! Otherwise I would have never been able to pull this off on my own.

Enjoy this beautiful Sunday eve!

Honey Harvesting…

What a fun night! Not only did we have a great meal, we got to go through the process of harvesting honey with our friends…

Here are the bee keepers…

Here they are smoking the bees…

Comb free of bees ready to be scraped. But, dinner first…

Refreshments…

Salad…

Kabobs and Chilean Sea Bass…so delicious!

Dessert…

OK, here comes the sweet fun!

Scrape the comb…

a little taste before we get started…

Ready to extract the liquid gold…

Squeezing the honey from the comb…

The finished product…

and…

Hopefully we will have eggs soon to pay them back for all of that delicious honey and great company.

Thanks you for another amazing night!