summer berry smoothie cups

I have a thing for starry skies & healthy juices. Actually, I have “things” for a lot of things.

Like, watching meteor showers. With my man. Laying in an open clearing. On top of a mountain. The meteors didn’t show up, but at least we were there.

Bright coloured smoothies are another one of my things.

Healthy & happy, healthy & happy, healthy & happy.

I’ve hidden lots of healthy tidbits in these smoothie cups. Like celery, fennel, bee pollen. If you didn’t know what was in it, you’d never guess. That’s how good I am. It’s health in disguise. A convenient ready-to-go form. Fastfood, fasthealth!

Sci-fi movies are another one of my things. Sneaking rum into my smoothies. I do that one too.

Zombie movies that aren’t actually scary. Watched in the company of best friends.

Singing at the top of my lungs, off key, to out of tune punk artists is another. I still can’t get the notes right for ‘Angel’s Wings’.

Putting together care packages for friends is something else. If there’s glitter involved it’s even better.

I’m very attached to my dirty, black, lace-less converse too. And I especially love it when my jeans rip. There are just so many things I have “things” for. I’d give the smoothie cups a try though…. they can make being healthy one of your things.

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lemon & coconut squares – gluten free

gluten-free

We’re back to lemons again. Lemon bars too for that matter. I’m calling them “squares” this time though, just to ensure that you know they are different.

It’s summer, at least it is here. 32°C outside more than counts as beautiful summer weather. With the weather change comes a change in cravings. People stop going for the heavy, dense, comforting flavors of winter that warm them from their toes into their souls. Instead, we crave fresh, light, fruity flavors that scream “I’ve been grown in the sunshine!!!!! Eat me!“.

Actually, come to think of it, all the flavors I’ve put in here remind me of my past.

Drinking coconut milk out of coconuts we cracked open ourselves on the beach in Dubai. Picking wild blueberries on our farm in Montreal. The smell of the newly blossomed flowers on the lemon trees in our back garden here in Greece. Each & every smell & taste just flood me with memories.

Yea, I think these lemon, coconut & blueberry squares just flood me with happiness right now.

I hope they make you as happy as they’ve made me.

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are you ready for this… up-side-down apple & blueberry crumble pie

For the man who gave me my clumsiness, my creativity, my smile & the best memories a little girl could have ever asked for… happy birthday daddy, this beautiful apple & blueberry pie is just for you.

I miss you with all my heart.

…. & now I suppose I really ought to share a few words about what exactly is going on here.
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