Sunday, May 18, 2008
It's been a lovely Sunday so far.
The heatwave that has baked our house since Wednesday has subsided. San Mateo doesn't usually get too hot; being close to San Francisco, the Bay, and the Pacific Ocean keeps us relatively cool. Air conditioning isn't common, and we have a low tolerance for temperatures above 85. It has been pretty uncomfortable, and we are glad things are back to normal. It's warm, sunny and pleasant.
The day began as usual- workout, feed Padma, shower. We headed out for breakfast as a treat. The last time we visited our favorite place, Alana's Cafe in Burlingame, was probably early March. We took the Sunday paper and enjoyed our Swedish oatmeal pancakes while discussing possible summer vacations (looks like a Mexican cruise in August!). Next we strolled through the Farmer's Market and downtown. At home, a game of Foodie Fight on the sunny porch (think Trivial Pursuit for foodies!) What a difference 15 degrees makes!
Normally I'm not hungry until afternoon after breakfast out, but today I thought our pancakes were smaller than usual. So by 12:30 I was feeling peckish again.
The cherries and strawberries we bought at the farmer's market were too tempting to leave on the counter; I also had a ripe mango to cut. I decided that a little fruit and yogurt would make a great light lunch. And since I'm trying to be more creative with presentation, I decided to make a parfait.
I cut up my mango and reserved a little. I then chopped up 2 strawberries and a handle of cherries, layering the fruit, a strawberry-banana yogurt, with a little of my homemade granola.
The wine glass is my favorite, from Anthropologie. We only have two because NH doesn't like them. I suppose it is a bit girly. But oh so fun to drink and eat from!
Isn't my basil plant pretty? Now that the heatwave is over I'm going to plant it in our yard.
Here's me digging into my lunch. Mmmm! I think Padma is a little jealous.