Hi everyone. Above you’ll see a photo from Torrey Pines State Park (in San Diego) that I took back in January 2008. Next week I’ll be heading back to my hometown for 6 days for a much needed vacation and a visit with my sister and a lot of old friends.
I’m in a food rut right now, which is pretty sad considering all the lovely local produce I can get my hands on! But when you work 7 hours a day with food already and volunteer once a week in a kitchen that serves chronically and progressively sick folks, it can get hard to come home and keep cooking for yourself. When I make something, it’s usually a green smoothie, a salad, some protein and grains, or a bunch of frozen fruit made into the BEST ice cream ever in my Vita-Mix. Seriously, I’ve been eating whipped banana+other handy fruits almost every day either as a meal or for dessert!
Beyond the fresh fruit and veggies, I’m really craving comfort food right now. A lot of you will be shocked and/or horrified to hear this, but I’m kinda ready for fall. Our summer was weird weather-wise (it’s consistently the hottest it’s been now instead of as it should have been back in July), and for some reason I just can’t wait for apple and squash season. I promise I’ll stop talking about that now, though.
I was on the radio last Saturday! While I answered questions a couple times before my official segment, most of my brief talking can be listened to in part 4 on this page (the August 8 broadcast). I am far from a public speaker, so I of course feel dreadfully embarrassed about the whole thing, but I’ve decided to put my self-loathing aside because it was a really awesome experience and the hosts were oh-so-wonderful! They’re doing a really great job of promoting local foods and supporting farmer’s markets.
I’m hoping that after my vacation I’ll be a little more pumped up to blog and work on some recipes. At the very least, expect a full report of what delicious vegan eats I’ll be getting my little hands on while in sunny San Diego! I’ve gotten a lot of new readers lately, and I hope you’ll keep coming back despite this little hiatus.
Enjoy your summers, and see you back here soon!
***Just a little reminder that I still have zines for sale if you haven’t gotten one yet. Send me an email at mplsnightheron AT gmail DOT com if you’re interested!***