Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Summer Treats

A few weeks ago I promised myself I would not buy peaches from the grocery store any more.  I could not believe the lack of flavor and ripening on a large bag I had recently wasted quite a bit of money on, and was reminded that in summers past I had had the same experience.  The peaches were very hard when we got them, and I assumed they would ripen in a few days.  However, they never actually got soft or sweet, rather just got old and wrinkly.

But the other day Trader Joe's had boxes of peaches that were already soft and ripe and smelled so delicious, I had to take the gamble.  And we were very well rewarded!  We have been eating sweet juicy peaches for a couple of days now, having them with our Cheerios in the morning, and with our lunches, and sometimes in between.
(Henry's a fan!)

The other day at Costco they had huge blocks of smoked Gouda.  One of my favorite cheeses!  We have been munching on cheese and apples all afternoon, and I'm afraid the cheese, which was supposed to be saved for BBQ Chicken Pizza is almost all gone. 

(But really, who can blame us? This is such a good combination!)

We are always looking for new treats... What are you enjoying this summer?

Monday, July 09, 2012

sample time!

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Please tell me I'm not the only one that gets giddy about paint and fabric samples?? 

I'm leaning toward this uber trendy ikat for our dining room and living room curtains...  'cause I'm all about uber trendy.  haha.

I'm guessing the man might not love it.  

This is how it looks in the dining room: