Thursday, April 16, 2009

The sun, the sun!

Today I am making our Green Lentil Soup with Coconut Milk (vegan). There is also a bit of Sausage Corn Chowder (which Michael gave an enthusiastic two thumbs up and believe me, that doesn't happen every day).

Mediterranean Tuna Salad is also in the works. My tuna salad, although it does contain some mayonnaise, is packed with great flavor from the addition of olive tapanade, crunchy celery, capers, chianti wine vinegar and Italian herbs.

Have you seen the five day forecast?! Looks like a beautiful weekend is heading our way. A note to the Saturday morning crowd (yeh, you know who you are). I will be out of town for the next few days so Michael will be at the helm this weekend - but don't get used to it! You know how I love the Saturday vibe. No doubt he is already planning and plotting some yummy breakfast/brunch treats.

As for me, tomorrow I'm heading to southwestern Virginia - Natural Bridge and Roanoke to be exact. Several days of cafe-related paperwork (no doubt sometime in the next week you will hear my HAACP rant) piggybacking on a roadtrip with a very old buddy. Actually, buddy is my age, but we've known each other forever.

Anyway, I've got my laptop and digital camera packed, as well as a french press and pound of coffee all packed. We'll see if I can't stir up something interesting to report.