Last week was a blur. It was filled with lots of work, too much coffee, a day trip to Chicago and little sleep. This weekend was the opposite. It was just what I needed–relaxing and slow.
I went to the beach on Saturday, and I've spent most of today catching up on a little work, reading and cooking. I love being in my apartment when its just me & Fiona (I mean look at that face). Don't get me wrong, roommates are great, but having the space to yourself is a nice change.
I went to the farmer's market early Saturday morning. I bought romaine, broccoli, cucumbers, green peppers, and tomatoes for less than $15. Awesome. Fresh, simple salads ahead.
I diced up the green pepper, julienned the cucumbers, picked dill from my balcony and marinated it all in a little rice vinegar. Delicious as a side or eaten as a snack.
The tomatoes were delicious sliced and drizzled with olive oil, drops of balsamic, and salt & pepper. Throw that on a rustic baguette with a smear of goat cheese for a simple lunch.
Cut up the romaine, toss with lemon tahini dressing, cayenne and cucumbers. Add chickpeas and olives for a hearty salad.
Slice fresh peaches (peel the skins), sprinkle with sugar & pour Rose' over the top. Cover, marinate for several hours in the refrigerator. Enjoy a chilled glass on these hot & humid nights.
Hope your weekend was just what you needed.