Month: September 2013

Things I love about summer

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Summer is by far my favorite season. I don’t even mind those almost unbearably hot days. Maybe it’s because I grew up in the tropics where almost everyday is unbearably hot and humid. But whatever the reason, summer is my favorite time of year. I know there is something beautiful in every season and even though I don’t like every aspect of every season, I can appreciate something in each one. In the winter, even though I hate the cold, I love the beautiful white snow that falls to the ground. In fall, I enjoy the seasonal pumpkin flavors of coffees, muffins and cheesecakes and the different colors of the leaves. In spring, the greenery that starts to appear means summer is just around the corner and I actually don’t mind those rainy days you get to spend inside curled up on the couch with a good book or movie. Yes, there is definitely something nice about every season, but I can go on and on about the positives of summer. (more…)

Labor Day Potato Salad (without the Mayo)

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Hopefully everyone had a great Labor Day Weekend. I enjoyed a blissful 5 days off from work and spent 3 of those days at the beach. It was a good way to offically end summer, although I’m pretending summer isn’t really over yet. I love the warm days and if I’m being honest, I’m never really ready for fall.

Yesterday (Labor Day) we spent the day at my parents house. My mom and I both are trying to lose a few pounds, especially after the extra few we picked up vacationing at the beach so our Labor Day spread was actually very healthy. We had pork tenderloin, hot dogs and sausages for those that wanted them, and TONS of vegetable side dishes including grilled yellow squash, zucchini two different ways (grilled and sauteed in a creamy sauce), salad with homemade croutons, cucumbers in sour cream and vinegar, a cucumber and tomato salad with cilantro, my signature guacamole, and last but not least, a mayo-free potato salad. (more…)

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