I usually put jam or honey into my Greek yogurt but I saw this jar of leftover lemon curd in fridge the other day and thought HMMMM Let’s try it! It’s tart and sweet with the addition of the sliced banana. That little bit of shredded coconut it feels like a tropical banana cream pie! I’m really into it because it reminds me of the lemon custard yogurt my brother and I used to fight over when we were kids.
There’s been a subtle shift in the weather the past few days here in the Bay Area. It’s taking longer for the fog to burn off in the morning and there’s a slight chill in the air. I’m not ready for this shift. I want to hold onto to Summer for as LONG AS POSSIBLE. I feel like I didn’t have enough outdoor eating time the past few months What gives??!
I was gifted a gigantic flat of avocados by the California Avocado Commission (THANK YOU!!) last week and couldn’t imagine a better way to celebrate other than having a leisurely Sunday BBQ at my house. The stars aligned and my friend Gaby (author of Absolutely Avocados) stopped by with her husband for a late lunch this past weekend and I made this Grilled Steak & Avocado Flatbread with my Apple Avocado Salad and Spiked Blueberry Lemonade. I also made an awesome dairy-free chocolate pudding (with avocados!) that I’ll share next week. As you can imagine, it’s avocado central in my house right now.
For this flatbread, I used my favorite no-knead pizza dough. The dough gets grilled, avocado gets smashed on top followed by grilled steak, charred onions and juicy roasted tomatoes rest on top. I finished with a healthy squeeze of fresh lime juice to add a nice tang. It’s like avocado toast meets pizza meets fajitas. In other words, it was GOOD. I felt good to impress such an avocado aficionado
Today is my birthday. August 18th! AND IT’S MONDAY AND I HAVE TO WORK.
I think that give me a pass to not write a long winded post about this drink.
This is the last cocktail I had as a 34 year old. It’s lemonade spiked with gin and finished with fizzy blueberry soda. It’s been one of my favorite drinks this summer. I’m gonna be craving this come winter. But that’s cool, I’m gonna step up my toddy game this year.
What will 35 year old Tracy enjoy? WHO KNOWS. I hope it involves bourbon because….
***HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME****
I have a lot of photos on my computer. It’s time I do something with them: