I had the pleasure this morning of meeting Melissa of Raw Melissa at the local Natural Foods Store--Good Earth in American Fork. She was there signing her new cookbook which I have purchased. I have loved eating her raw desserts and the cookbook is filled with yummy looking recipes. She was great in person. I am really enjoying the opportunities I am finding here.
I have also found, through Raw Melissa, Jacob's Cove Heritage Farm. They have are local--located in Orem--and have a year round CSA. They are the only one in Utah County so far. I am excited for the fall share starting on October 4th.
Mom and I went to Ginger's Garden Cafe for lunch this week. That is where Jeff and I went on a date recently. I braved something new and tried their raw pizza. I didn't like it near as much as the other food I tried there. I do want to go back and try some of their other options.
Speaking of mom, she is off this weekend attending her 50th High School Reunion. Wow.
Jeff and I watched The Ghost Writer last night. Now I am going to have to read the book. It was suspenseful and interesting.
This week was kind of awash. I did go to my mom's and help her in the garden. Other than that, not a whole lot is going on. We are now on Step 2 of Green Smoothie Girl's 12 steps to whole foods. We are eating lots of salads. I am doing my best to make a variety so we don't get tired of them. Raw Melissa's book "Faves" has several salad's that look different and absolutely delicious.
I did some fall planting of cool weather crops and greens. They are beginning to sprout. I intend to cover them when it begins to frost and see how long I can get them to last. Then, hopefully they will come back in the spring. I am excited to put in a few raised beds next year to start my own veggie garden.
This post has turned into a series of ramblings. That's where my thoughts are right now, I guess. All over the place.
Reilly is doing well in school. He has a really cute friend, Joe, that lives a couple of doors down. Joe's 2 older brothers start for BYU Football--it makes watching the games more fun (thankfully, I missed their heartbreaking loss last week). His brothers are Terence Brown and Rhen Brown.
Our calling in Cub Scouts is going ok. We have lots to learn to make it a real success. The boys seem to be having fun in the meantime, regardless.
We are all loving the weather. It is so nice outside. The mountains are starting to turn red and orange. We are going to go for a drive to see the leaves in the mountains around the first of October.
We bought Reilly his Halloween costume already. He is going to be Harry Potter. He was just introduced to the first book and movie this summer. I'm including a few pictures.
I hope everyone is having a good week!