Saturday, July 23, 2016

Week 7 of Summer

This week featured a few more items from my kitchen, starting with zucchini bread:
The fruit of the week: mango!
My first ever: gazpacho (unpictured tomato juice also added). 

I noticed that Whole Foods started to carry seasonal, local produce:
And lastly, meeting my cousin for Happy Hour on Friday:

Three weeks remaining. I'm slowly accepting that the end of summer is near, and hopefully by the time I'm in my classroom, the boiling heat will end as well (no air conditioning or cooling system in the 90 year old Gothic school building).

See you on Wednesday!

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  1. There was celery in your gazpacho...? I love the stuff and make it as often as possible in the summer! My "secret " is that i use v8 for the tomato juice. You will have to try salmorejo next, it's like gazpacho's cousin from the north of spain.
    Nice to see local produce in WF, i always make an effort to buy local produce while i can since in the winter that's not an option.
    Friday cocktails are always a good idea :)
    Ttrockwood

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    1. I actually loved the bits of celery! I'd recommend it! This wasn't V8, but if I ever make it again (it's too much acid on my mouth to eat a whole batch in a week!), I'll try that!

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  2. What a fantastic looking gazpacho! And a great idea to make it.
    Beautiful zucchini bread too. See, sometimes it's worth turning on the oven in the summer :)

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    1. It was a good move to make the zucchini bread on an 80 degree day, as we've been in the 90s ever since. So hot!

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  3. What a summery post. The Zucchini Bread does look beautiful. How was the Gazpacho???

    I remember last year you had some students passing out from the heat. Why cant they put window units in? It's 2016 not Little House on the Prairie!

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    1. Yeah, no help for the heat. It's going to suck.

      The gazpacho was great! I had three bowls to myself and shared the rest with my aunt, who recently had surgery. I hope she liked it!

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    2. I was in a period of laziness. Ha! Best to get it out of my system before the school year. ;)

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  4. no, no, no! Not three weeks already! I hope you get to wring every bit of loveliness (and air-conditioning) out of them, before you have to go back. I love zucchini bread, and mango, though I never seem to find them ripe - they're always squishy and watery or hard as rocks!

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    1. It is all about the a/c. I would work in a year round school if it had a/c!

      Mangoes are so tricky! One of three I purchased last week was a dud.

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  5. Ooooh yummy! Lots of summery vibes happening in this post! So much fresh and refreshing foods being consumed. The zucchini bread looks fantastic too, I can't even deal with an oven right now.

    I can't believe it's only three weeks left! Where has the summer gone? That is crazy. I hope you've been thoroughly enjoying your break!!

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    1. I really should dive into some more melon before the school year arrives!

      It has gone so quickly. I'm so sad! I've been pretty indulgent with my time, so I guess I can give of myself again, soon. 😉

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