Monthly Archives: July 2015

Cape Cod Fun

Happy Friday! We just got back from Cape Cod late Wednesday night and had the best time ever! The weather was mostly fabulous and there was lots of biking, beaching, and eating. Three things that I love. 

IMG_2553The first full day we were there the weather was a little cooler and cloudy so it was a great day to take the bikes to the cape cod rail trail. We began in Wellfleet and rode the whole trail up to dennis. There was also a sandwich stop about half way. The whole ride was 44 miles and awesome!

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On Monday we took a kayak from Truro out to a lighthouse off of Provincetown. I forget the name. It was about a half hour kayak to get out there and half hour back. Spent some time lounging and swimming and exploring on the beach before heading back! That afternoon we did some shopping and eating in Provincetown.

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photo 2 copy 12Tuesday was the great beach tour of Cape Cod. Biked around to many beaches taking a look, got an ice cream from the ice cream truck at one of them, and had lunch in Wellfleet at Mac’s Seafood before heading back to Truro. Another long ride! In the afternoon we took a swim in the icy waters at Race Point Beach.

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Wednesday was our last day and it was spent at my FAVORITE beach ever: Cahoon Hollow. Now, it is a hike to get down there but once you do, it’s well worth it. Beautiful sand, big waves for boogie boarding. I wished we didn’t have to leave because I would have stayed there all day. There is also a nice restaurant to eat or have drinks at called the Beachcomber. I’m already looking forward to going back next year! <3

 

Spin Saturday Playlist

Good morning! I hope you all had a great weekend. This was my weekend to teach at Quest cycle so I have a playlist to share with you this morning. After teaching Saturday morning it was finally time to relax after teaching a boatload (14!!!) of classes this week. I was able to watch the parade of tall ships on Saturday afternoon at my parents place on the water which was excellent! I Also got to spend some time with my grandparents who were in town for the weekend hanging out, eating good food, drinking good drinks, and petting the cutest dog in the entire world.
 

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And here is your playlist! Have a great week!! 😀 

Summertime Infused Water

Hello, humidity and heat! It’s totally feeling like summer and I am totally loving it. Wednesdays are typically just a one class day for me unless I’m doing any subbing, which happens a lot. I guess there’s no such thing as typical with my job!  It’s nice to have a break in the middle of the week. After class at the Y I headed to the farmers market to pick up some things I want to make for dinner (for a picnic on the beach!) and then I went to the front room for brunch with my friend Allison. This afternoon I’m getting some classes ready for tomorrow and drinking some INFUSED water! What’s so great about infused waters? Everything! Here are some of my favorite reasons:

 flavorful with no calories! (or very very few)

refreshing and hydrating for hot summer days

REAL ingredients- no weird chemical flavors

 looks fancy in a clear pitcher if you have guests to impress 

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Summer Water
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
2 hr
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
2 hr
Ingredients
  1. 1 cucumber sliced
  2. 1 lemon sliced
  3. 1 lime sliced
  4. handful of mint leaves
  5. 3 small pieces of ginger (about an inch)
Instructions
  1. Place the ingredients in the bottom of a pitcher.
  2. Fill with water.
  3. Chill in the fridge for 2-3 hours.
  4. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. If you're going to drink all the water within a couple of hours don't worry about taking the fruit and veggies out of it. If you think you might keep it around for a few days take some time to extract the ingredients from the water otherwise you'll end up with a bitter mess!
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So a couple of years ago my friend shared this recipe for an infused water. Now this is the KING of infused waters. It doesn’t need to be this elaborate to be delicious. Simply put your favorite fruit in water and let it hang out for a while. Lemon, strawberries, melon… you get the idea. But here’s the best one! Enjoy! 

Fourth Of July Recipe- Sweet Potato Fries

 

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Good evening! I hope everyone is ready to enjoy a long weekend! As soon as I publish this post we’re heading downtown on bicycles for pizza at flatbreads! Here’s a great recipe if you’re looking for something different to have with your BBQ dinners this weekend! Since I started making these I have not been able to have a hamburger without them. They’re so good. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do 🙂

Sweet Potato Fries
Serves 2
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 normal sized sweet potato
  2. 1.5 TBS olive oil
  3. 1 tsp smoked paprika
  4. 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  5. 1/2 tsp onion powder
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Chop up your sweet potato into thin fry-like slices. I like to have some variety in the thickness.
  3. Put the fries into a bowl.
  4. Coat with the olive oil and toss to cover the fries.
  5. Add the spices and toss the fries again to coat.
  6. Sprinkle generously with sea salt and toss again.
  7. Arrange fries on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Space them out so they're not touching.
  8. Bake at 400 degrees for about 10-12 minutes and then check to see if the bottom is browned.
  9. When the bottoms are browned (almost burnt!) flip the fries and cook for another 10 minutes or so.
Notes
  1. This recipe is using one sweet potato and is enough fries for two people. You can double the recipe but make sure you still have space between the fries on the pan otherwise they will be soggy. Use two baking sheets :)
  2. * I know I've talked about smoked paprika before but don't be stingy with it. Trader Joe's Smoked Paprika is terrible. There's a reason why it's only 1.99. Spend the 6-8 bucks and get some good stuff. :)
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