Friday, July 2, 2010

Full On...

Somewhere in BoCo. on a Thursday evening taken by Jimijames.

Summer is hurtling by with all it's loveliness. The long, warm days and the cool nights. Riding a lot, legs are tired some days, take a break, let things rest, refresh, but it's hard, I know winter isn't that far off, it's quietly making it's way, slowly but steady. Don't think about it, I'm such a freak! Though those thoughts make it hard for me to not want to enjoy every moment of summer in the mountains, up high trails are open, the wild flowers going off, the aspens in their bright green and white best, the mountain streams waiting for me to dunk in. Summer rules supreme for me in the mountains of Colorado, it must be savored. At our home things are bursting with life, quickly, the birds, critters and bugs all know it won't last. We have three separate bird nests around the house, the chickadees and fly catchers out back and the house wrens on the front porch, it's quite the nursery, so much fun to watch. Today is the 4th of July, we woke early to a magnificent thunder storm and then dense clouds and fog. We rode any way and it was bliss, a perfect day, not to be missed.
I'm terrible with pictures lately, what's a blog with out pictures anyway? I'll try to be better but please don't hold your breath, I'm trying to let things be organic in my life and if that means I forget the camera, then oh well.
I'm really enjoying my experiments in the kitchen and with my diet, adding a lot of raw foods and recipes and it's wonderful and really tasty. I'm going to post a recipe I concocted that is based on two or three other recipes that I've seen, it's a uncooked and raw strawberry/blueberry cobbler that is to DIE for, really, full of the life force of the plants and foods, no picture, sorry, I ate it all already, oops. Life's sweet right now, and it demands my full attention, enjoy it deeply as this will pass soon enough.

Really Freakin' Good Strawberry Blueberry Cobbler
(raw or mostly raw, DF, SF and GF)

  • 1 cup almond flour/meal
  • 6 large dates (pitted)
  • dash of salt
  • Place ingredients in a food processor and blend until the dough is sticky enough to hold together when pressed between your fingers. Add some almond milk or what have you or water if necessary to get it to the consistency you need. At this point, I pressed the dough into a glass container, this is the crust.
  • 1.5 cup fresh or frozen strawberries. More or less. Reserve some fresh strawberries to mix in later.
  • handful of blueberries
  • 1 Tbsp Chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 6 or so pitted dates
  • 1 Tbsp agave
  • Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor except for some fresh, cut strawberries and blueberries. Blend for a minute until you have syrupy consistency, the chia will make everything congeal together. Pour over the crust and throw in remaining strawberries and blueberries and then place in the fridge to chill for an hour or as long as you can wait. Serve and try to share it with others, it's hard, enjoy this summery goodness.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Carey! are really somethin'!! a women who can COOK and RIDE!! Every manbikers freakin' DREAM!!..oh yes indeedy!


nice words too!

Now.. I wonder... is there a woman out there who can SEW and RIDE??


I got this feelin' you high flyin spacecowgirls lube your own chains out in the grage too!