Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potatoes
Burning campfire air and cricket forest song as we picked our way over the gravel road with bare feet. Hopscotch hopscotch hot coals until we were on solid ground in front of the campground’s swing set, abandoned in the dusk. The trees, heavy with pollen, were outlined in the fading light all around us.
Tamara claimed one swing and I jumped on the other. On the way up to Cane Creek in the back of her parents’ car, we had pointed out every Ford on the road with glee. Each car was a vehicular homage to the object of our 6th grade affection, Brandon Ford, a short blonde kid with freckles. Screaming, “FORD!” and dissolving into giggles was the closest either of us would ever come to being Brandon’s girlfriend (sad, I know), so we relished it.
Salmon Tacos with Cilantro-Lime Slaw
This post is going to be a midweek sob fest, so let me reassure you before we begin: there's a taco recipe at the end! And the tacos are super quick and so delicious that Mike and I have eaten them for dinner four nights in a row! It's all gonna be okay!
Now for the depressing story. I love Susie's Senior Dogs
, an organization that advertises senior rescue dogs on social media to increase their chances of getting adopted. Yesterday they shared Kooper
, a deformed dog with many health issues at the overwhelmed and underfunded high-kill Miami-Dade Animal Shelter. Kooper immediately won my heart because of how sweet he seemed despite his unhappy circumstances.
Hot Crab Dip in a Lemon-Garlic Baguette
You guys, HOT YOGA.
Remember how I told you I was trying out hot yoga
? Well it's time for an update, because it turns out hot yoga is amazing. And listen, I know that usually when you hear someone say a workout is amazing, you just dismiss it 'cause that person also likes running and burpees and other horrible things, so what if they're trying to trick you?! But I ate queso for dinner and am stuck at the "couch" phase of the Couch-to-5K program, so you can trust me.*