National Waffle Day 2015

All right…any reason to celebrate food. Today is National Waffle Day so we changed our dinner plans to include breakfast. Was planning on making Helga’s grandma’s recipe from the Hungry Belgian but ran out of time. So we opted for an Allrecipes recipe that wasn’t too bad for last minute…

Here is the iron…

The batter…

Looks like we are ready to roll…

And what are waffles with out all the toppings?!

Cocoa nibs…

Stewed tart cherries…

Powdered sugar, cocoa powder and cinnamon…

Flaked coconut and chocolate chips…

Slivered almonds…

Maple syrup, peanut butter, butter, cinnamon sugar and whipped cream…

And voila…they were delicious!

Yum! Did you celebrate? Tomorrow is National Whiskey Sour day…Not sure if we will celbrate that one for breakfast or dinner or heck, maybe both!

Technology timeout…

A 9:03 tee time. Nice way to start the day after an early morning walk around the resort and visit to the fitness center…

A swim to cool off…

Our must have Nessy burger for dinner…

A techology timeout to play silly games…

The last lone smore before we end the day at the pool…

Yes! It did get eaten!

What shall we do tomorrow?

Another year at Welk…

Lets start our annual Welk vacation with a martini!

Henderick’s gin, biters, blue cheese stuffed olive and a sprig of rosemary.

On to pu-pus that turned into dinner! Lots of healthy options!

Some fun from the past…a poloroid and the present…an iWatch

And it wouldn’t be Welk without our cookie dough fest!!

Woke up to the wonderful aroma of pancakes, bacon and eggs from backyard chicks!

Next on the agenda…Off to pick up SweetPea from Steubenville, then to the pool!!!

Donut! Ok, more than one…

So the day started off pretty well. A nice hike in the pouring rain…yes, it was pouring. Quite delightful if I do say so! But by 10:30-ish it was back to beautiful ole sunny, blue skied San Diego!

Came home to make a delicious breakfast of poached eggs from Omlett on homemade coconut bread with spinach, tomatoes and swiss cheese. It was delicious!!

All was good until we decided it was time to do something…well that something was to “seek” a wonderful donut. Found some pretty good ones at VG Donuts in Cardiff.

We got maple for the hubby, maple (and a glazed twist) for SweetPea, chocolate for the other SweetPea and buttermilk for me. And because you can’t buy an odd number of donuts, we had to even it out with a 6th one. Yes, another chocolate.. But look, we didn’t eat the whole thing!

Ok, riddle me this?! What is the correct way to spell donut/doughnut?!

And since we were in the area, we had to stop by Beaming…one of our favorite SuperFood places! Got an acai bowl…I know! Not the best thing to wash down a donut, but it was full of healthy fruit AND we split it. So that makes it ok, right?!

Where is your favorite donut spot?

Chocolate treats…

Today was full of chocolate! Lots of chocolate! And a little fruit…

Coconut flour brownies to start. Thanks www.ambitiouskitchen.com for the recipe for the brownies!

With a little sea salt to top off that flavor.

A few blueberries and mint to brighten up the picture…and flavor!

But this really was the star of the day!

Awesome job SweetPea!

Really didn’t need a thing. Was delicious, creamy, rich and decadent all on it’s own!

But why not guild the lily?! And top with some whipped cream!

And a sprig of mint…

Or fruit?! Cherries, Strawberries and Blueberries with a sprig of mint!

Guess we loved it :0)

Hmmmm? What shall we make tomorrow? Any suggestions?

Happy 4th of July…

A beautiful start to a wonderful holiday weekend and tradition!

What is a vacation without cocktails and pu-pu’s?!

Matinis, bark thins and pistachios…to start!!!

A happy and safe 4th of July to everyone! Especially our service men and women who fight everyday for our freedom!!

More to come!

A sweet treat…Hail Merry!!!

So beautiful, tasty and healthy! FavorSeeking at it’s finest!

Thanks @aglimpsephotography for the beautiful photo! And www.hailmerry.com for a delicious treat!!

Ok, so we are needing a treat and of course one should turn to fruits and veggies…

But…a girl needs her healthy fat for glowing skin, right?! And I’ll take any miracle I can get!

Look at that texture! There was a fight over this baby! The crust was decadent and the filling so rich and creamy! I think weare in trouble!

One piece left and it did not last but a few seconds!!

And all gone!!! So sad.

Back to FlavorSeeking for the other flavors. Tried chocolate and chocolate almond butter. We can’t wait to try the lemon, lime and coconut. Oh and did I mention? They have macaroons too. YUMMY!!!!

Please try them and let us know what you think!!!

Chicken run…

That time again! Need more chicken feed. So off to our favorite little hidden treasure in San Diego. City Farms Nursery!!! www.cityfarmersnursery.com

This place never gets old!!! So much beauty and peace in the middle of the city!

Strawberries and looks like a version of Morning Glories…

Apples…

Pears and pomegranates…

Look at all those eggs!

Passion flower…

Roses, nasturtiums and morning glories…

And butterflies! This plant really works!

And our new friend Roxy.

Until we need more chicken feed! Or who knows, we may find a reason to come back before then!

Acai bowls…again…

Ok! I think we found our favorite acai!

No sweetener so it isn’t as sweet as all the other ones out there.

SweetPea got raspberries…

Only prob is it is a bit far and more expensive than all the other ones out there!!!

I got cocoa nibs!!!

So yummy! Where do you get your acai bowls?