Friday, April 16, 2010

Reasons to Smile

It hadn’t been my plan to take such a long blogging break. When I initially decided to take a break, it was because work had gotten really busy. Unfortunately, the toddler got really sick around the same time and has been battling several infections at once. None of us has gotten much sleep over the past few weeks, but we hope that the toddler has finally beaten the infections.

It’s easy to feel sorry for yourself when things don’t go so well, and I think it’s important to focus on the positive things (that’s why I started this blog in the first place…). While I haven’t taken many pictures lately, here are a few things that have brought a smile to my face over the last few days…

Smiles 01

The above picture is today’s CSA deliver:
  • Oranges
  • Apples
  • Meyer Lemons
  • Strawberries
  • Red Radishes
  • Avocados
  • Asparagus
  • Napa Cabbage
  • Chard
  • Celery
  • Red Butter Lettuce
  • Carrots
  • Red Spring Onions
  • Sweet Potatoes
Smiles 02

There is nothing better than basil and tomatoes…

Smiles 03

I’ve been making a lot of salmon salad with capers. It’s easy, quick, and tastes great. Here is what I use:
  • 1 can boneless, skinless wild salmon
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 tablespoon wasabi mayonnaise
  • Capers
I often eat the salmon salad on a bed of lettuce for lunch. The other day, I had some bread and made little sandwiches with tomato slices and basil.

But what really makes me smile is seeing the toddler playing… :-)

Smiles 04
Smiles 07
Smiles 05

Smiles 06

Question: What are some of the reason you smiled today? I hope your weekend will be filled with smiles and laughter… :-)

Be well,