I have just returned from a week in the Maritimes. Safe to say that although I loved the adventure and the taste of winter, (-23, snow, rain and flash freeze) I much prefer our mild, west coast weather. To celebrate being back I wore a 3/4 length sleeve jacket and rode my cruiser bike to town in the glorious sun to do errands.
Upon my return I noticed that the visit to winter has allowed me to shake the slow, winter, solitary state I was feeling and I am ready for spring.
This means, different decor, different clothes and best of all …. different food.
I started today with quinoa, strained yoghurt and blackberries. I think lunch will be a salad loaded with organic lettuce, kale, avocado, pears and cranberries and for dinner I am going to conjure something up with Flank Steak.
I am going to braise the flank in some sort of rich sauce with leftover beer I have in the fridge as well as some poblano chillies and lime juice. I am not sure of the recipe yet but I will post it after I create it. As well, I saw a recipe for warm lentil and potato salad on one of my favourite blogs, Smitten Kitchen and I thought I would give it a try. I am craving real, food and the combination of potatoes and lentils with all those herbs looks delicious.
To round the meal out I will make another salad because after a week of dining out in the Maritimes I am craving green and fresh.
I am not sure what I will do for dessert yet but I think it may include limes as I have a whole bag of them. Perhaps a lime frozen yoghurt or lime, ginger shortbread. Hmmm, must get cooking.