Saturday, July 25, 2020

A Peek At My Week 7/26


a beautiful hydrangea bush

This has been a really hot week with temperatures rising to the mid-high 90's all week. I haven't felt much like cooking, so I've been making salads. 
We are still sheltering at home and my routine is pretty much the same: walking in the morning, reading, blogging, watching Netflix, and cooking, and having my older son and his family for dinner on the deck on Friday nights!  The hydrangeas are definitely thriving in this weather!

What I'm Watching:




Hamilton: On Disney+ through July 
They are showing an actual live performance  of the Broadway Play- Hamilton filmed in New York City prior to Covid. It is excellent and so worth taking the opportunity to watch it if you have Disney+: It's through July. 



Also Watching a Netflix Series:   



Quantico
Quantico is a fast moving action packed series about a woman training to work for the FBI. She finds herself victimized by a terrorist group. It is fascinating to see the way she works her way out of the mess and the long tangled story of her life before she joins the FBI. I thought it was a new series, until my son told me her watched it on television at least 6 years ago. Regardless, I'm enjoying it and recommend it!

What I'm Cooking: 
Corn, Cucumber and Olive Salad (Recipe Here)
This is a really different and tasty summer salad made with freshly cut off the cob raw crunchy kernels of corn, whole pitted black olives, red onion, celery, cucumber and spices. Summer corn is in full season here in Pennsylvania now.

corn, cucumber and olive salad
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Red Cabbage Potato Salad  (Recipe Link)

Summer red cabbage and potato salad
This photo was taken before I mixed the salad

Another very tasty salad that is made with potatoes, red onion, red cabbage, and parsley. This hearty salad is vegan so there is no mayonaise, but it is dressed with lemon juice and olive oil. It's kind of like two sides in one- the starchy potato and the raw salad veggies.


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17 comments:

  1. We have been eating lots of salads lately too. Both of your salads look really healthy and tasty, Judee.

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    1. Thanks Angie- The temperatures have been so high, we don't feel like cooking or eating heavy food. These salads use lots of seasonal produce.

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  2. Salads are perfect this time of year. My lettuce is about ready to bolt though. We’ve been eating lots of kale too. It grows so well we can’t stay ahead of it.

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  3. I made a black bean and corn salad last week for lunches because it has been too hot here too. I think I'm making crab salad for this week.

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  4. I love the look of that corn, cucumber, and olive salad. I bet it is wonderful cold, and cold is so delicious now in the heat of July. Our garden is withering up here in Texas, but it's been producing since April, so I think that's okay.

    I'd love to watch Hamilton, but we don't have anything except a Roku device with Netflix and Amazon Prime.

    Your flowers are magnificent. Look at that rich color.

    Have a good week and take care.

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    1. The raw corn salad was crunchy and delicious. I don't have a vegetable garden so I go to the local farmer's market. Our flowers are wilting from the heat too.

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    2. I'm definitely adding corn, cucumber, and olives to my grocery list this week.

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  5. Your hydrangeas are GORGEOUS! Mine pale, literally, by comparison. Having just harvested my first cucumber, I plan to make your corn, cucumber, and olive salad. It looks delish, and I love that half an avocado provides the creaminess in the dressing.

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  6. What beautiful flowers! Hamilton is wonderful, the songs are so catchy.

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    1. thank you ! We love hydrangeas and have a variety of bushes. I am enjoying Hamilton

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  7. I saw your blog name on The Intrepid Reader. I am not gluten free or vegetarian but I don’t like meat much (apart from lamb which is expensive around here.) I did buy some tofu last week to try so will come back to check your recipes (I’d like to find a crunchy recipe.) I cook mostly veggies, grains like lentils and beans like black eyed peas and some fish. My daughter gave me an Instant Pot – it’s still in the box, so I need to research recipes for that. My other daughter gave me an Instant Fryer – but with the heat here I mostly eat salads and fruits (and a lot of French cheese!) Your flowers are beautiful.

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    1. Thanks for your comments. I have lots of veggie, grains, and lentil recipes. I did the same thing with my Instant Pot- I didn't open it for months. Once I made the very first meal, I was hooked. Here is a link for a crispy tofu recipehttps://www.realfoodblogger.com/2020/05/lemon-broccoli-and-tofu.html

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  8. Wow your hydrangeas have such an intense blue. When it's that hot, it's hard to eat anything except salads. I like the sound of your routine. Nice!

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  9. Your hydrangeas are lovely, the range of colour is gorgeous.
    Quantico is a great show.

    Wishing you a great reading week

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  10. Beautiful flower (first photo)....
    You have excellent activities during hot temperature (above F 90s) and pandemics.....
    Thank you for sharing videos and recipes....love salads

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  11. I love your beautiful Mediterranean style salad. The creamy lime dressing is dynamite!

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  12. Hamilton is the best. I just keep rewatching it to keep my spirits up! That salad looks very yummy!

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