I was starting to blog more regularly but it's slowed down a bit. Ooops!
So, here's an update from the last week....
I turned my cucumber harvest from last week into a big jar of refrigerator pickles. I made sweet pickles and they're delicious! I'd like to figure out how to make the next batch a little less strong though. I'm wondering if it's ok to add a little water to the vinegar?
Here's my harvest from this morning...more cucumbers, and a couple of Meyer lemons to flavor my water today. The cucumbers are growing like crazy! The vines are loaded with tiny ones that'll be big in no time! I may need to learn how to do canning!
The pumpkin plants are exploding in size! Here's what they look like this morning...
A couple of tomatoes are just about ready to pick!
We now have three baby eggplants.
It's been pretty hot lately. But, one of my friends and I decided to go to a winery one day last week. We found a nice spot to sit in the shade and the misters kept us comfortable....along with a cold glass of one of their delicious white wines! We enjoyed relaxing and knitting so much that we have another outing planned this week and more of our knit friends are going to join us. That should be a lot of fun!
On Sunday, hubby and I took our tandem bicycle down to the Carlsbad and went for a long ride along the ocean. It was wonderful! The temps were in the mid 70's, the sky was clear, and the ocean was calm and gorgeous! We stopped for breakfast at one of our favorite places in Encinitas, The Potato Shack. It's been there for a really long time and has great food and friendly service. They even have gluten free pancakes and French toast! Yum!
After breakfast, we headed south a few more miles. We stopped to take in the views and snapped a photo of our Tandem. We've had this awesome beast since our daughter was little. Hubby and our daughter and hubby and I have even used this in mountain bike races! He pulled it out last week, tuned it up, we took it out for a spin, and we're in love with it yet again.
On our way back north to Carlsbad and where we parked, we stopped at a place I've been following on Instagram for a while and was anxious to try, Lofty Coffee in Encinitas. They roast their own coffee beans and make their own almond milk and hazelnut milk! Not only were our drinks delicious but they were also pretty. Here's my hubby's cappuccino with hazelnut milk...
And, here's my latte with almond milk. They treated us to a homemade goody (not sure if it was a cookie, a muffin, or ??) that was gluten free, vegan, and yummy! Their coffee grinder was acting up and delaying our coffee. So, they brought the treat out with an apology. How nice is that?!
We sat outside right along Pacific Coast Highway / Highway 1 and enjoyed the cool weather and our treats. So nice!
These beauties were in the parking lot. Plants love it down there and grow so well in that awesome weather!
What have you been up to this last week?