Happy Friday, everyone! Today is an especially happy Friday for me because it is the first day of my 10 day vacation. It feels luxurious. What’s on the agenda? I’m spending a few days at home in Vermont with my family (lot’s of ice cream, farm visits, and hiking). After that I’m taking off for three days of camping in Old Orchard Beach with my siblings. This should be particularly interesting because 1) I’ve never camped and 2) this is the first time we’ve gone on vacation without a parent present. (I’ll be gathering intel for a future Camp Like Kayla post). Finally, I’m heading up to the Bar Harbor, Maine area to spend the weekend at a lake house with my girlfriends. I’m planning to (try) to unplug, spending as little time connected to social media, the internet, text messages as possible.
Which leads me to some exciting news! Next week, you’ll hear from a few of my friends who will be guest posting on the blog. (CLK’s first ever guest posts!)
Aka will share a couple of her go-to recipes on Tuesday. Aka was my partner in crime at work before she left to go to nursing school (bittersweet!). Aka is super active (she does acro-yoga, surfs, takes circus classes, and runs a LOT) and is a vitamix recipe master.
Jesse, who I introduced you to this week (the beets-taste-like-dirt guy), will be taking over next week’s Farm Share Friday. As I mentioned on Tuesday, Jesse and I get our shares from the same farm and often compare recipes. This week, I gave my share to my friend Naomi and next week I signed up for a vacation hold (meaning I’ll get a double share at the end of August!) so Jesse kindly agreed to step in and keep FSF going strong.
After my vacation next week, I have a crazy two weeks that include jury duty, moving apartments, grad school orientation, and classes starting. I’ll be taking a two week vacation from blogging during the weeks of August 17th and August 24th, returning in September. You can look forward to posts about: the triathlon I completed last month, camp recipes from Maine, and my new kitchen at my new place!
After that long-winded update, below is what this week’s share turned into:
- Salad of mixed greens, shredded carrot and beet, and cucumber with shrimp
- Kale and red cabbage coleslaw (a variation on this recipe)
- Green chard breakfast smoothies (steamed chard, pineapple, banana, apple, milk, ice, and walnuts)
- Oven roasted eggplant
- Carrot green pesto (using greens from the last 3 weeks)
I still have a head of romaine lettuce, onions, and some of the red cabbage left. I guess they’ll be making the trip home to VT with me! Have a great few weeks everyone!