Before we get to visions of cucumbers and cauliflower to start your Friday morning, I have to say Thank You! Wow. I was floored by the supportive and excited-for-you comments yesterday – even bringing a few new readers out to say hi!
Since your interest also seems to have been piqued by the subtle mentions of my Sticky Fingers role, I thought I’d give you a little peek into a day-in-the-Market for this Instructor!
This was actually a rare event – usually we work in a kitchen or classroom – that we took advantage of while this summer weather holds out. Look closely and you can see the adorable embroidery on that chic apron of mine, “Sticky Fingers Cooking”.
Yes my partner, Julie, and I did more than don stylish aprons and cut with kid-friendly knives. Our demo, using local produce donated by the Farmer’s Market, created Pickled Vegetables for sampling and at-home tasting!
As fresh as it gets! Ready for the cutting board.
Largest head I’ve ever seen. Hands down.
Recipe courtesy of Sticky Fingers Cooking
3-5 Cucumbers, sliced
1/2 head Cauliflower
Small bunch yellow/green beans
3-4 small carrots
1 small onion
3 cloves fresh Garlic, minced
Fresh Dill, to taste
1 tbsp Pickling Spice (mix)
2 cups Vinegar*
4 cups Sugar*
*We used varying amounts of the vegetable mixes, with what was available, and adjusted the vinegar/sugar mix accordingly. If you use more/less, use a 2:1 (sugar:vinegar) ratio.
In a large bowl, add vinegar to sugar, stir until absorbed. In a separate bowl, combine all other ingredients (chop all vegetables to bite-size pieces). Pour liquid mix over the vegetables, stir to coat evenly.
Refrigerate for 24 hours, allowing your vegetables to pickle!
Just another day at the office. 😉
To prepare for my last 20-miler (whoa) of this training cycle, we headed somewhere new! Lucky Pie was the lucky winner.
This restaurant had at least 10 beers on tap (I went with Avery IPA – local brew), and an ice-cream shop connected next door! Which means we’ll be back, obviously.
Would you believe me if I said I skipped the pizza, at Lucky pie? I know. Maybe it was pizza-overload in effect from last weekend? I had to venture off and went with some flatbread slices & a mozzarella tomato salad. I would show you, but bad lighting and close seating arrangements is not a recipe for appetizing food photography.
However, this scene found me camera-ready and fascinated in the passenger seat:
A beautiful Colorado Good Night & Good Luck!
I’m heading out for 20-miles! What’s on your workout agenda today?