Well, not really. A house full of kids, chickens in the yard, and a garden bathed in 90-degree heat offers plenty to do. Always. But I'm finished with my first term of summer courses and awaiting my next round.
The kitchen always draws me in, though, asking for more to learn, more to make, more to do...
My plant-based diet is still enjoyable. I made my own soymilk I this morning.
I'm also trying to perfect the Mexican version of the drink, Horchata. My kids love this spicy rice milk beverage offered at a local burrito joint. I'll post a recipe when I feel I have perfected our own version!
I also bought this excellent vegan cookbook, The Complete Vegan Kitchen, which would be useful for vegans and non-vegan alike! We could all use more fruits and vegetables in our diets. The book briefly discusses a vegan diet and whys and hows of it all and also includes a forward by the Olympic athlete, Carl Lewis (who happens to be vegan). I highly recommend this cookbook!
Blueberries are arriving in the markets and we're enjoying them in every way we can. We especially like smoothies colored richly purple from a big handful of blueberries. Today, I'm drying blueberries in my dehydrator to add to baked goods and for snacking. They are scrumptious this way! Blueberries also make a tangy sorbet when a little lime zest is added.
And in between all of these kitchen experiments, I relax on the couch with a big pile of knitting. Instant relaxation. I hope you are enjoying this mid-July Friday as much as I am!