Tuesday, October 5, 2010
After a very fulfilling weekend in Madison I spent this last one catching up on some things. One of those things was still needing to unpack. I managed to have a throughly satisfying weekend made complete by one of the most lovely, cold and gray Sunday I've seen in a while.
I have been making my own granola for the past two and a half years. I haven't had the opportunity to make it in a while so it was really refreshing to get back to some sort of program. I used rolled oats, coconut, almonds, flax, wheat germ, vegetable oil, honey, and vanilla. When it was done baking I added currants.
The yerba mate I made over the weekend was completely new to me. I have to say it. I'm addicted. The first time I heard about this drink was from a blog I read called Boho Photography. It's much more than what the title would suggest. It's a heartwarming lifestyle blog about one of the most loving families, with splashes of touching personal photography. This is the recipe I followed, Our Sweet Morning Nectar. The only things I did differently was use honey instead of agave nectar and almond milk instead of rice milk. I don't drink coffee too often (only when I'm driving so I don't fall asleep), but I always loved the idea of waking up to a cup of something aromatic, warm, and creamy. It's the routine and the comfort of it that appeals to me. I think I found my routine.
After some things at home, and my second cup of yerba mate, Lua gave me her best woe-is-me-come-one-lets-go-outside-I'm-bored face. And really, who am I to deny her anything. Especially when she puts on such an irresistible mug. We headed to the park shortly after.
Lua was completely satisfied with the trip and was the most helpful photographers assistant. She took on the role of look out while I set up shop and got some outfit pictures done.
I hope you all had a great weekend, and maybe even tried something new. Let me know about it if you did! Outfit post coming tomorrow.