Birds of a Feather

(Kind of) new power snack…YUMMY! May 28, 2009

Filed under: Recipes and food,The everyday — kcfeather @ 9:09 pm

It’s the home stretch!! Only 6 more days until I (K) am done with finals…for good! Among the things that sustain me through long bouts of paper writing are junky-junk foods (in particular, red vines and chips). However, I recently remembered one of my favorite power snacks, that has to be much healthier (don’t tell me if it isn’t…)

Peanut Butter Yogurt

1/2 cup plain yogurt (I like TJ’s European Style Nonfat)
1 Tbsp. creamy peanut butter
1 tsp. honey

Combine, stir until mixed, and enjoy! (I just thought of this, but for you chocolate lovers, perhaps add a handful of chocolate chips…)

Ta ta for now!

 

Five on Friday May 15, 2009

Filed under: The everyday — kcfeather @ 5:24 pm

1. Writing a paper about the historical context of the founding of the first US research university in the 21st century: UC Merced! Unrelated to my paper, Michelle Obama is speaking at their graduation tomorrow (May 16).

2. Weather’s supposed to be in the 80s all weekend long!!

3. On a warm Friday afternoon, what could be more perfect than happy hour at Zott’s/The Alpine Inn?

4. Lineup for the next month: finishing classes/finals; 10 year HS reunion; graduation; job search; finishing thank you notes…

5. Have rediscovered the wonder that is strawberry-blue cheese-candied pecan-spinach salad.

 

Garden Update – transplanted May 12, 2009

Filed under: Home,The everyday — kcfeather @ 12:58 am

A week or so ago we spent a long afternoon transplanting vegetable seedlings from the flat outside our door to our garden plot.  Here’s plot one:

Featuring (from left to right) carrots, radishes, leeks, beets, baby bok choi, and lettuce greens.

Featuring (from left to right) carrots, radishes, leeks, beets, baby bok choi, and lettuce greens.

And here’s plot two:

Featuring heirloom tomatoes (mostly old germans, on the left), banana peppers (towards the back, on the right), and basil (in the far back, barely visible)

Featuring heirloom tomatoes (mostly old germans, on the left), banana peppers (towards the back, on the right), and basil (in the far back, barely visible)

The first few days after the transplanting were touch and go, but it looks like most everything will make it. We’ll keep you posted on the progress.

 

Wine, a Picnic, Bocce Ball, and the Beach! May 11, 2009

Filed under: California Dreaming,The everyday — kcfeather @ 4:39 am

We spent a beautiful afternoon in Half Moon Bay with EM and T. After wine tasting at La Nebbia Winery, we had a picnic (mostly just bread, cheese, and quince paste) and played some bocce ball. Game One: us v. them (we won); Game Two: battle of the sexes (the men took EM and I down in a lucky last throw). On the way home, we stopped by San Gregorio beach.

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