First off, being a HUGE fan of unsweetened iced tea, I loved brewing the stuff and never even heard about sun tea. However, while we were up there, my boyfriend's step-mother brewed some and it was delicious! Who would have ever thought to brew iced tea that way?
Strawberries In What?
I love to try new things and change and invigorate my palate once in awhile and was shockingly suprised when majority of the items prepared for my boyfriend and I contained strawberries. It was absolutely delicious, but very different. The people who live up there tend to use whatever grows wild up there and incorporates that into their everyday meals so I had a lot of strawberries and leeks, but not together. Some of these recipes included:
-Strawberry-Goat Cheese Bruschetta
-Pulled Pork with Strawberry BBQ Sauce
-Iceberg Lettuce & Strawberry Salad with Vinaigrette Dressing
-Parmesan-Stuffed Chicken and Melted Strawberries
Do You Buy And Support Your Local Farmers?
Farming is a type of lifestyle up there and it came to my attention that majority of these farmers are suffering due to the fact that we import a lot our products and no longer utilize our local goods. I therefore decided that I would start shopping locally for my fruits, vegetables, milk and meats and no longer buy everything from the grocery store.
Make Your Own Granola Or Bar!
When I came back to civilization after spending 3 days without cellphone service or internet, I checked my email and my mother had send me these websites where you can make your own granola or bar! Here are the websites if you want to check them out and give it a try yourself! I definitely plan on ordering some granola! The extra special touch is that you get to name your creation!
I never realized how relaxing they are...just sitting in front of the fire and watching the flames dancing upon the logs. It almost forces you to relax and invites you to forget about everything around you. You are thoughtless for the time being, only watching the flames and falling into a type of trance. It was so relaxing and the warmth of the fire created a cozy atmosphere, as the mountain nights get a little chilly.
Well that is about it for right now, but I just had to share some of these great ideas that I was either made aware of or was able to enjoy over the weekend.
Until the next time!