An evening in Spain: Gazpacho

One afternoon last week, I wanted something cold and flavorful to eat! I was dreaming of Gazpacho. On my way home I stopped by a store and bought tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, onions, garlic, herbs… Once home I chopped everything in tiny pieces and let in sit in the fridge for 30 minutes. Then drained the liquid out through my colander and add pieces of bread to the liquid. Then I added them to the veggies and mixed all together with my mixer. Once mixed I put it in the fridge again and served it very cold! Delicious! We were in Spain for the evening 🙂


Breakfast at the Broad Ripple Farmers Market

When : May 12, 2012

Where : Broad Ripple Farmers Market


What :

  • Crêpes from “3 Days in Paris” : 
  1. Red eggs Bacon : Roasted red pepper sauce, egg, spinach, bacon, havarti – wonderful!
  2. BLT : Bacon, Spinach, sun-dried tomatoes and Jack cheese – a little dry.

Why :

It was a beautiful morning and we wanted to ride our bikes to Broad Ripple on the monon. We had a beautiful ride and felt a little bit hungry so we stopped by the market. Loved it! Mi amor loves loves crêpes so we bought two from 3 Days in Paris  – check them out :

Go for it!

The Botanical Kitchen

If you received a beautiful bunch of roses for Valentine’s Day, they should still be going strong.  If they are starting to wilt, re-cut the stems on a diagonal and then pop them back into a squeaky clean vase with freshwater.  You only need about 2 inches worth of water.  Any more than this will make the stems go soggy more quickly.

Personally I’m itching to get at my roses and make some rose oil and syrup!  They have been used for centuries for their aesthetic appeal but they have very practical uses for our general well-being too.  Rose oils are used in aromatherapy to relive stress and also as part of skin care routines for dry or ageing skins.  I realise now why my elderly Indian aunties smell of roses!

They are edible and I’ve been asked lots of questions about them this week – a lady actually stopped me in…

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