Hey! Where have you been?
August 16, 2010 § 5 Comments
I know, I know, I’m the one who’s been missing for a while. I’ve been here, there, and everywhere during the past month or so and I didn’t manage to fit blogging into my life. (In how many languages can you say “slacker”?)
However, I can guarantee that there will be posts next week, as I will be on SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT! Yes, I have an ASSIGNMENT and I’m very excited about it, so there. You’ll just have to wait and see what it’s all about.
In the meantime, here are some highlights of the last month in the life of purewellnessamy –which many people annoyingly transcribe as Pure Wellness Amy… it’s purewellnessamy - all run together without caps – capice?
And to make up for all of my posts that don’t contain pictures…
Fourth of July weekend found us on the Cape whooping it up at the wedding of our wonderful friends:
The week of July 17 was spent with all of my family on vacation in Vermont:
I celebrated a milestone birthday at the beginning of August (hint: Earth Day was ”born” in the same year. ) How about a contest? The first person who responds with the correct year will win, um,… a LARA BAR! Yes, I will send a Lara bar (maybe two) to the first person who responds with the correct year! Ready, set , Google (unless, of course, you’re a smarty pants who knows the answer off the top of your head!)
Last week, Peter and I took advantage of a Free Friday Fun day at Sturbridge Village:
And this past weekend we took in the sights, smells and rides at the Bolton Fair with my Dad, my sister and Sofie:
So there you have it. The last month of my life in pictures!
I’ll leave you with a mini recipe. I think I’ve mentioned my troubled relationship with bananas? (Why, oh, why can’t they be grown locally, or at least in the contiguous United States?) Anyway, I happened to have some bananas in the house, so I decided to make this “banana soft serve” creation that took the healthy people section of the internet by storm this summer. Unfortunately, I don’t know who created it, but I’ve seen it posted on many, many blogs.
BANANA SOFT SERVE “ICE CREAM”
1. 1 or 2 frozen bananas (tip: break the banana into 3 or 4 pieces before freezing)
2. optional mix ins: cacao nibs, chocolate chips, coconut, almond/peanut butter…
1. Place frozen banana pieces in food processor.
2. Blend for at least 5 minutes, scraping down the sides once or twice during blending.
3. Scrape into bowl and add mix-ins!
All I have to say is that it’s pretty amazing. If you let the frozen bananas whirl for at least 5 minutes in the food processor, they really become the consistency of soft serve ice cream. Add chocolate chips, almond butter, coconut, whatever, and enjoy!