sweet weekend

Good morning,

Wow the weekend flew by, didn't it? On Saturday my reward for helping M. tackle our mountain of recycling, was to attend a fun pARTy at Aimee's house. Her friend Jen drove down from Minneapolis to show us how to make handmade soaps and lip balms. How fun is that?! So we all got to have a turn and I enjoyed making some lip balms with Amanda, who is super sweet. It was fun to be able to meet some bloggy friends.

Yesterday I made this Fresh Berry Tart with Toasted Nut Crust from the July/August issue of Vegetarian Times. Since the issue came mid last week I have made the Chewy Picnic Brownies twice, which are part of a beach inspired picnic feature in which Jen Gotch does all the photography. And I have now made this Tart, with my own alterations, since I didn't have a tart pan or greek yogurt. And it is delicious! I was excited to make a recipe using our garden raspberries and this one is a cool, not-too-sweet dessert, with refreshing orange zest and a nutty crust. It's a hit here! Now, I will make something other than dessert next from that magazine. I will, I will!

It's going to be super hot here this week. I wish I had woken up earlier this morning, as my plans for this morning include working in the garden.

Stay cool peeps,