We had the most delightful date night on Wednesday. I packed a picnic of chicken, corn, avocado salad (see my previous post for recipe!), homemade salsa, and homemade peach-ginger pie, as well as a bottle of sparkling wine and headed to the free outdoor Art Park that is part of the Indianpolis Museum of Art. So.much.fun.
We sat under a particularly lovely shade tree, ate our picinic, drank our wine, and then took a long, meandering walk through the grounds around the museum.
Best part? Totally free.
If you live in the Indy area, I have to reccomend it.
We have been loving the farmers’ market this summer. Last weekend we got some delicious sweet corn, peppers of all varieties, peaches and melon.
The peaches. Oh my goodness, the peaches.
If you can believe it, we have used all ten of them since Saturday. Cannot wait to get more this Saturday.
Since I’m so gracious, I’ll share my delicious salsa recipe with all of you hungry Friday readers.
5 ripe medium tomatoes (try to get them fresh — we used from our garden)
1/3 cup chopped yellow or white onion (use red if you like more spicy)
2 TBSP fresh cilantro (we use the stuff from the tube that tastes just like fresh)
1 “cherry” pepper, seeded and chopped
1/2 of a small “hungarian paprika” pepper seeded and chopped
1 small “peruvian poblano” pepper seeded and chopped
1 small peach, chopped
1 TBSP garlic, minced
1 TBSP lemon juice
Mix everything together, stir well and refridgerate for a few hours to chill. Also, if you can’t find those specific peppers at the market, any medium-spiciness peppers will do.
So…I have decided to re-focus the blog. My writing style won’t likely change much (for those who know me IRL, I write pretty much exactly how I talk), but the content will be shifting somewhat.
I’ve felt called to incorporate social justice and Catholic social teaching into the blog for some time, but I have been really struggling with how to do this. I DO NOT want a political blog. If faced with the prospect of having to fight with nutjobs about Church politics (as well as regular polititics) on a regular basis, I would probably just stop writing.
I have been praying about how to incorporate those things lately, and I’ve found a way.
The big reveal will be next week. I want to polish a few things and lay out some topics.
I will say this: I am in the market for a few guest posts. If you have made changes in the way your family does something (could be anything really) in order to live more justly, and would be interested in submitting a guest post about the process, shoot me an email at:
I would like to give a big shout-out to coffee.
Coffee, you make my life better.
You make my heart beat faster, in what I hope is a good way.
You are a legal addictive stimulant.
Thank you for greeting me each morning.
It’s taken me a few years to catch on to just how much Atticus loves pie. He’s not the type to advocate loudly for a particular dessert, but when I make pie, he’s like a kid on Christmas morning.
I made a peach pie yesterday, and it is nearly gone today. His favorite is pie for breakfast, with a big mug of my favorite, coffee.
What is your favorite dessert?
Go see Jen for more quick-takes!