Wednesday Night Veggie Bowl

Today is Wednesday and for us that means Wednesday Night Veggie Bowl!

Buddha bowls and vegan bowls are pretty popular now. We have our own rendition of a veggie bowl that we eat almost every week. This is definitely something that I look forward to on Wednesday. Why Wednesday? I’m not sure exactly. It’s just something that started and stuck. This veggie bowl is pretty straightforward and easy. Some components can even be made a few days ahead of time. Continue reading “Wednesday Night Veggie Bowl”

Strawberry Rhubarb Tart

I just learned that May is national strawberry month! Also, last weekend was Mother’s day. Unfortunately my mother lives in South Carolina so, it’s been a long time since I’ve been able to spend it with her. I am very fortunate to live close to The Boyfriends mom who I consider a second mom. This year we prepared a lunch for her consisting of spinach and kale salad, roast chicken, tomato cobbler, extra biscuits, and this strawberry rhubarb tart.

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Crispy Rice Treats- Brown Butter and Matcha

This treat is quick and so easy to make!

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Having a geological discussion under a live oak at Dixie Plantation

Last weekend was busy and this work week was also busy. Last weekend I traveled to Charleston, SC to celebrate my undergrad alma mater’s alumni weekend. Charleston is such a beautiful city and the College of Charleston is nestled in the heart of the downtown peninsula. On Friday I spent most of my time in my old geology department touring the new facilities. I was even part of an alumni panel to discuss with students career and grad school opportunities. Later we hung out in a newly revamped part of town, Upper King, and checked out some of the new bars. Saturday was filled with a tour of the college’s Dixie Plantation followed by the college’s big party, A Charleston Affair. I love visiting Charleston and I’m always a little sad when I have to leave.  It was so nice to see old friends and professors and to stroll under the beautiful live oaks places all over the campus. Continue reading “Crispy Rice Treats- Brown Butter and Matcha”

Strawberry Cake

 

Strawberry season reminds be of being a kid in small town Gilbert, SC. Springtime meant picking buckets of ripe strawberries at the local strawberry farm and devouring as many as I could. We made so many strawberry desserts and extras were prepped for freezing.

Sadly, the strawberry cake I grew up with normally came from a box and was bring pink in color. When I decided to find a recipe to make my own strawberry cake with fresh strawberries so many of them called for using strawberry jello. Nope, I’m not into the ‘jello in my cake to imitate strawberries’ thing. I want real strawberries in mine!

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