Eric and I started off the weekend with a trip to the neighborhood farmer's market.
On our walk there we came across this. A bunch of these 'animals' have been popping up, but I loved having them all together, dancing!
Once we arrived at the farmer's market I think I squealed when I saw fresh chamomile. I had never seen it in real life!
As soon as we got home I cleaned the bunch and put it in some water for tea.
We spent the rest of the day cooking and cleaning...we were having some friend's over to celebrate our first year in Philadelphia. I can't believe that the year is already over and we are starting our second year here.
We put together some finger food, chips and salsa, veggies and hummus, strawberries, pita bread and cookies.
Eric made the cookies, vegan oatmeal cookies with goji berries.
And I made the pita bread.
We also got a quarter keg from Slyfox, a local brewery.
In addition to the keg, I made a jalapeno lime spritzer. I came across the recipe in this month's Real Simple and it sounded perfect for a summer evening.
It's pretty simple, combine 3 cups club soda, 1/4 cup lime juice, 1/4 cup agave, 1 thinly sliced lime and 1 thinly sliced jalapeno pepper. You can then add tequila if you like.
Later in the night we celebrated by opening a bottle of Shiner. Shiner is to Texas as Yeungling is to Pennsylvania.
I actually found this bottle in a gas station in North Carolina when we were moving up here. I was scared I would never get to drink Shiner again, so I bought the bottle. I was saving it for a special occasion, and figured this was a good time to crack it open.
Our neighborhood beer distributor just started carrying it as well, so it's not like I have to go without it now.
Woo! To one year of living in the Northeast.
The party was great and thank you to all our friends who came over! Eric and I both had a lot of fun.
We woke up Sunday morning to a fairly clean house. We put away a few party supplies then got to work on lunch.
I made a simple slaw salad for us to share, it was spicy! It had green cabbage, purple cabbage, carrots, jalapeno, lime juice, peanuts, hemp seeds, hemp oil, siracha and rice wine vinegar.
The rest of Sunday was filled with the usual errands and when we got home from the grocery store we were both craving pizza.
I made a quick rise pizza dough, it wasn't great, but worked in a pinch.
My pizza was topped with sweet potatoes and cashew cream.
And Eric went more traditional with marinara and cashew cream.
We ate outside on the deck.
A nice way to finish up the weekend.