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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Filoli Gardens

Going to the Filoli Gardens was one of the most memorable gardens I have seen yet. There are over 64 acres of gardens that you can walk around, and also get a 2 hour guided tour.

Over 1,000 volunteers upkeep the grounds. The tour is totally worth is and takes you through the old family estate as well. The land is preserved as a historic site in California.

I loved seeing all the English sunken gardens and large water features. There is also a herb garden that has a spectacular organic layout to it.

If you want to become inspired or relax for an afternoon definitely visit Filoli in the bay area.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Farmers Market Vanilla Cupcake

This cupcake was delicious from our local farmers market. The cupcake gave me a good surprise once I bite into it revealing a raspberry filling. The cupcake was light and had the perfect amount of sweetness. Now, I just need to go back next week and share the name of this fabulous bakery!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Half Moon Bay Flowers

This weekend I visited the seaside and saw these beautiful flowers along the coast. The vibrant orange and red colors really pop.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Lunch: Turkey Pita and Avocado Cucumber Salad

A delicious lunch that is easy to make at home for a meal or make the night before and pack for lunch.  I made this for myself for lunch at home and enjoyed the refreshing salad, and hearty turkey.

 Turkey pita
-Whole wheat pita
-Sliced turkey meat
-Balsamic vinaigrette dressing

Avocado Cucumber Salad
-Red leafed lettuce
-Parisian cucumbers
-Goat cheese cheese crumbles
-Balsamic vinaigrette dressing

Turkey Pita
1.  Slice open the whole wheat pita.
2.  Lightly spread the balsamic vinaigrette dressing on both sides of the pita.
3.  Add 2-3 turkey slices into the pita and enjoy!

Avocado Cucumber Salad
1.  Shred red leafed lettuce into a bowl.
2.  Slice Parisian cucumber and add to the side of the salad.
3.  Sprinkle goat cheese crumbles onto of the lettuce.
4.  Add 3-4 slices of fresh avocado onto the lettuce.
5.  Top the salad with balsamic vinaigrette dressing (lightly).

Hope you all are staying cool in the summer and enjoy time to make a special lunch or dinner for yourself.  I have been relaxing this past week, and I am now back to add more creative ideas!

Have a great week and thank you for reading.