20 October, 2014

taking a minute

I know about a week or so ago I said that I was happy to be back in England and I didn't mind the rain. Well now, I actually do mind. I'm over the rain.

I have been dreaming of palm trees and the neighborhood that I lived in while in Los Angeles. I miss my friends like crazy! The two week visit wasn't long enough; it was more like a big tease.

It's hard being away from your routine for two weeks -- it's easy being away but it is hard to get back into the swing of things. I'm trying. Posts will come a bit more regularly this week. I hope you are all having a great Monday.

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13 October, 2014

cats & dogs today

The rain hasn't stopped since I woke up this morning. It's really had a effect on us today. By us, I mean Lincoln and me. He's been snoozing a majority of the day -- something I know that will backfire come 10 o'clock tonight when he has a crazy surge of energy.  And I have been snuggling on the sofa with a hot cup of tea and my new read, Wild, by Cheryl Strayed.

Although the weather is less than satisfactory, I'm really fighting the urge to slip on my wellies and go outside. I am determined to stay one step ahead of any sort of weather depression this year and I think keeping busy and active [no matter what the weather] is a good way to do so. While Linky enjoys his day of snoozes, I am on my way out to find a nice juicer and some new cushions to liven up the living room!

I hope you are all warm and cozy wherever you may find yourself today. If you're at work, I hope your day is going a-o.k. and that any weather you may be having hasn't affected you. Cheers to a good week!

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10 October, 2014

foodie friday⎢9

Today was lovely. It was sunny and warm...not typical weather for the tenth of October. I'm sure I'll be complaining of the cold in no time but for now all I can say is today was most delightful.

I love smoked salmon. It's one of my favorite brunchy/lunchy things to eat. Today I decided to do things a little differently. Rather than with the usual poached eggs, mint sauce, and english muffin -- I decided to make a nice salmon wrap.

Here is what you need:

  • Wholegrain pita-style wrap or tortilla
  • Philadelphia cream cheese
  • Your favorite smoked salmon [I like mine sourced from Alaska]
  • Thinly sliced cucumber
  • Fresh sprouts

Spread a thin layer of cream cheese on your wrap. Add the salmon, cucumber, and sprouts. Roll it up, cut it in half, and enjoy!

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