Friday, July 25, 2014

apricot fig chia jam

once in elementary school, one of my friends remarked that the apricots we were eating were the same size and texture as my hamster. i think about that every time i eat apricots, although it doesn't really stop me. 

we've had a container of apricots sitting on our counter for a few days that i've been eating now and then. but, i got bored of them in their current form. i also needed something to go with my peanut butter. 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

walnut pesto pasta

i came home last night to find my mom, my brother, and a huge mess in the kitchen. it was my brother's turn to cook dinner, so he decided to make pesto pasta. even though ben was supposedly making dinner, when i came home it seemed like my mom was really doing all the work. i'm sure she was just doing the grunt work while ben played master chef, but who could know for sure?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

creamy blueberry oatmeal

i've always hated when food bloggers claim that their food tastes like something else. like, "reese's cup smoothie," or "apple pie granola bars." just because something has the same general flavoring as something else doesn't make it an equal substitute. anyway. this oatmeal is great, but not because it tastes exactly like blueberry cobbler. it doesn't. if you want blueberry cobbler, you should probably eat some, because any oatmeal substitute is sure to disappoint, regardless of what all the health bloggers say.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

rise 'n' swine: our first pig roast

my brothers and i have been debating the idea of roasting a whole pig, caribbean-style, for over a year. despite my occasional forays into vegetarianism, i've always been completely on-board. this summer we finally got our act together and we hosted the first annual freeman family pig roast. as the name implies, hopefully this will be a yearly event.