Finally Spring is here!! For us that means for the next six months or so, the dishes will stay in the sink longer and laundry probably won't get put away. Nope, chores will all be there waiting when we get back from our hikes and climbs and other outdoor adventures where our and faces will be in the sun and our feet in the dirt. Good weather in New England is meant to be seized and enjoyed while it lasts. We will be busy making memories and loving every minute of it! We made some quick and delicious energy bites to bring on the last hike and had a picnic by a lake. They are a great staple for any adventure or princess party!!......(Recipe at the bottom)
Quick (No bake) Energy Bites:
gluten free/dairy free
1 cup almond butter (raw organic)
2 table spoon honey
2 cups whole grain oats (gluten free oats if needed)
1/4 cup walnuts (almonds/pistachios are good too)
2 table spoons raw cocoa powder or melted dark chocolate works as well (optional)
We all need to feel welcome and accepted, and with the world how it is these days now more than ever. Its that time of year to be especially grateful for the people in your life that accept and love you as you are and to appreciate the gift of good company, good conversation and of course good food! One of my absolute favorite places to spend time is in this little cottage with eclectic New Zealand flare, only it sits on a lake in the quiet corner of Connecticut. When you open the door, the aroma from kitchen instantly pulls you in and breaks down the stresses from the day. My dear friend Lisa is usually in the kitchen whipping up something fresh and delicious and that makes you feel so welcome and excited with anticipation of the first bite of whats for dinner or even just afternoon tea.
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