I woke up in an extraordinarily great mood this morning. Not great enough, however, to get on the elliptical machine. I think I’m going to give myself three days of rest after Sunday and then just resume normal activity tomorrow. I still haven’t joined the YMCA but I’m planning on doing that this weekend so I can start June off on the right foot. I’m going to do more strength training in the near future as well as more running and giving biking a break. Not sure if this is TMI on the internet, but my butt definitely is black and blue. Hot.
For breakfast I made a waffle sandwich, inspired by Miss Bobbi. Check her blog because she’s doing a fun promotion today to raise money for cancer research!
Okay, so it wasn’t the prettiest thing I’ve ever created but it was delicious. I used 1 whole egg + 2 egg whites, 1 slice swiss cheese and one morningstar farms soy sausage patty on organic flax waffles.
I used my fleur de sel in my eggies.
I love salt and I’m not afraid to say it. Biggest pet peeve: when people don’t season their food properly. Don’t get me started.
And drank some new tea!
Y’all probably know by now that I drink black tea mostly every morning. I WAS drinking coffee every morning until I realized I was spending $62 a month on coffee out.
Crazy. I know. I felt a little sick myself.
I tightened up real quick after that and said no more spontaneous coffee shop trips and I would just make tea at home. It helps now that I don’t live walking distance to the Flying Goat. I like tea better anyways and would prefer to save coffee for special occasions.
This tea, which I just added to my Open Sky store
but hasn’t shown up yet, was probably the best black tea I’ve found. What sets it apart is the vanilla! I couldn’t really taste the rose (but liked the idea of rose petals in my tea) but the vanilla gave the tea an almost caramel flavor. Its loose tea so you’ll need an infuser (super cheap from Teavana or another tea store) but it’s totally worth it. Now that I’ve gotten into loose teas more I hardly ever drink pre-packaged ones in the bag—they taste almost bitter to me. This was so good that I’m about to make another cup!
I’ve been really looking forward to today for awhile because I’m going to the Days of Wine and Lavender festival
preview over at Matanza’s Creek
, one of my favorite wineries around here that I always recommend to anyone visiting wine country. I visited Matanza’s Creek
for the first time last November and fell in love with it….what’s not to love? The place has lavender fields and
the best Sauvignon Blanc around.
I’m wish these girls were with me. I will take one for the team.
And, speaking of wine, if you haven’t noticed I haven’t really been working very much at the winery I used to work at. Not at all actually. To be honest, I stopped working there back in March. There were no hard feelings—I love the place and their wines— my life was just going in a different direction.
I recently accepted a position with Kendall-Jackson
and I’m thrilled. I’ll be working at the breathtaking Food and Wine Center
a few days a week so if you are in the area, come visit me there for a food and wine pairing, garden tour or wine tasting.
has been a huge part of my life for the last year so I feel like things are finally as they should be. I’m proud to be affiliated with such a great company and excited to start!