Monthly Archives: August 2014

Watermelon Slushy

image

Well it looks like summer has finally decided to make an appearance. Today kicked off my vacation and I spent it at my favorite beach (York Beach) with my mom. Hottest day of the summer and it’s nearly over! Here’s a frosty treat to cool you down on a hot day. It’s not much of a recipe but I didn’t realize how easy and tasty this would be so I thought I would enlighten all of you as well. 🙂 Tomorrow looks like another hot one so pick up a watermelon and give it a try!

Watermelon Slushy

  • 1 heaping cup of watermelon
  • 5-6 ice cubes

Blend and enjoy!

Summer Salsa Recipe

image

I’m off to teach TRX and Kettlebells in a bit but just have to share this salsa recipe first. This is the first week in almost a year that I have not taught a SINGLE spin class. I had a great weekend last weekend visiting with my friend Liz- going to the beach, out to dinner, and to the Gelato Fiasco TWICE. Then I got a sore throat, then I lost my voice, and then I got conjunctivitis. Hence, no spin classes this week. Tri for Preservation is on Sunday and I have not done a single workout this week and I have had way too many milkshakes. We’ll see how it goes…

So how about some salsa?! This is almost embarrassing to post because it’s really not even a recipe. I had no idea that salsa was this easy to make or I would have been doing it for years. So here’s a list of ingredients you can chop up and combine to make your own homemade salsa. We used this to put on fish tacos. Delicious. Oh, and the best part of making your own salsa? NO CILANTRO! I hate it and it’s in every descent salsa. If you like cilantro have at it but I used curly parsley instead and loved it. Okay here we go:

Summer Salsa

  • Chopped Tomatoes
  • Diced Peppers
  • Diced Red Onion
  • Curly Parsley, Cilantro, Other herbs…
  • Lime Juice
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

1. Combine tomatoes, diced peppers, red onion, and parsley.

2. Squirt a bit of lime juice over everything and mix. (A little goes a long way! Try before you add more)

3. Add a touch of salt and pepper.

You can easily customize this recipe. I actually think I ended up adding corn to everything at the end. Mango salsa? Pineapple? Roasted red pepper? Also, This is a great make- ahead recipe. The flavors get better the longer it sits in the fridge! There are still a few weekends of summer left. Go impress your friends and bring this to the next BBQ. You’re welcome!

Cape Cod Weekend Fun

We spent the past weekend in Cape Cod and had a blast! If you’ve never been and live in New England (or anywhere really) it is well worth the trip. I think there is so much to do and I always wish I had more time there because there always ends up being something that I wish I got to do. Here are a few highlights from our trip.

On Thursday we spent the majority of the day on our bikes and ended up riding 45 miles sight seeing. We stopped in Wellfleet Harbor for lunch and then continued on back to Truro where we were staying. A dip in the ocean was fabulous after the long ride! The water was also really warm because we were staying on the bay side. The beaches aren’t as nice as they are on the Atlantic side but the water is warmer so I can’t complain too much.

photo 1

photo 2

Friday was more biking. We rode to Race Point Beach and on a little path that weaved through the sand dunes. It was so cool! We stopped to walk across a giant (mile long) rock wall that goes to the very tip of the cape. The walk was long, it was hot, and I was so excited to have ice cream and go for a swim afterwards.

photo 4

photo 5

Saturday was our last day and it was pouring rain so we lounged around, went into Provincetown,  and then decided to check out Truro Vineyards. For 10 dollars you can do a wine tasting of 5 wines and then take home a souvenir glass! It was really fun and we definitely purchased some bottles to bring home with us.

photo 1

photo 2