Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019

Purple pepper, purple pepper, purple pepper!  I like saying it as much as I like eating them.  This last week my local grocery store was bursting with peppers- red, green, orange, yellow and of course, purple.  I might have gone a little pepper crazy but I put them to good use!  I had some limes that I needed to use up so I threw together this delicious pepper inspired salad.  I put some on top of salad greens for lunch one day, later my husband and I enjoyed it as a dip with tortilla chips and the other night I used the last of the salad in quesadillas.

It must be that I know the end of summer is upon us because I have been having this weird craving for cucumbers.  I bought 3 of them at the market the other day and less than 2 days later they were gone.  I’ve been eating them with everything and sometimes I just chop them up and eat them raw.  My husband has been obsessed with Chef Matthew Purnell’s Raw Tacos and we’ve been eating them almost every night for dinner.  I wanted to get my cucumber fix in so I decided to whip up this light and refreshing cucumber salsa.  I used the last of the cherry tomatoes from my garden and got the other ingredients fresh from the market.  It made for a delicious end of summer meal.  Enjoy!

You know as a grandmother I must provide my grandchildren with treats. I think it’s in the contract somewhere. Providing no sugar vegan treats must have been in the fine print cause I’m not sure how that slipped past me. But, I love my grandchildren and I’ll go to any length to find ways to put smiles on their faces with sweet and fun treats.

My kids and I recently finished reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.  It was one of my favorite books as a child and my kids loved it as much as I did!  We had a fun time talking about all the stuff we would put in our own Chocolate Factory and boy did it make us hungry!  For our final project we decided to make our own candies.