Today, spring has totally sprung!
Unless you live on the East coast. And then, I apologize.
Daffodils, the cheers and jeers of college basketball fans, kite flying and finally—ice creams in the park!
What a difference a day makes.
Track all the way back to last Friday (this week was welcomingly slow and surprisingly didn’t fly by) when I was shusshing Suzy Chaffe-style down the slopes at Solitude Ski Resort with a few other media peeps and my friends Kelley, Paula and Valerie.
Then come Saturday, polar-opposite position in just a 20 minute drive and 4,000 vertical feet and I was soaking in the 70+ degree weather in my tank top, cleaning out the backyard’s remnants of winter while Smudge danced about, jonesing to get the flowers that we have yet to buy into the ground NOW.
On to Sunday, we were back on the mountain at Deer Valley for what is possibly our last day of skiing for the year (insert sad emoji here), then back to the homestead to pick up the poochers for a hike along our red rocked hills, all the while wondering why we didn’t go golfing instead.
Utah is crazy that way. And I love it.
Oh but that day at Solitude. It was the epitome of spring skiing.
Hard and fast snow in the morning that transitioned to mashed potatoes in the afternoon. Everything relates somehow to food in my world.
After a totally blue bird day of bumps and runs, we converged on Solitude’s Honeycomb Grill. This is the stone deck where you want to while away the afternoon with a glass of wine, a few apps and watch the world ski right on by.
I snacked on fritto misto, imbibed a signature jalapeño blackberry margarita, shared a wedge salad with Kelley (with a side of roasted beets for me) and savored an arugula and prosciutto topped D Pizza.
That pizza recipe, my friends, will be coming to thrill you on the blog soon.
Until then, let’s dig into some Friday Faves!
THIS! THIS! THIS! is going to be my spring time TV junkie obsession. DVR, get ready.
10 fun things to do with your kids on spring break. #10 is always firmly entrenched on our list.
If the demand for local food is growing, why aren’t the number of farmers markets? Here’s why.
This fritatta with two of my favorite spring veggies. Slice one. Slice two. Done.
Have you made a pizza with Cauliflower crust yet? Because we can all use a few more veggies.
Miso love this kale salad.
This fish dish looks incredibly perfect for the first of spring.
March Madness is in full swing. Download the bracket and place your bets. I’m taking Gonzaga to go to the Final Four. Because they’re always the underdog who comes out on top.
My dream home. I mean 13 of my dream homes! Oh those windows!!!
My FitBit is rocking my wrist in hopes to assist in bringing back a rocking summer bod. Want more? Check out these 10 must have health and weight loss apps.
Marie interviews Grace! YES!!! Two of my favorite inspirations in one room, in one interview on one video. Watch it.
I had to get out of the house this week to work. 20 reasons creative people like working at a coffee shop.
Bye bye Forever 21. 11 fashion trends that stand the test of time.
I’m craving time in the garden. Last year I bought this large orb planter and am ordering another one this week. Get my hands in the dirt!
And for my deck, I’ve almost convinced my husband we NEED this.
I may have already shared this link, but for emphasis—and a reminder—to my husband, here it is again: 10 ideas for raised garden beds. Sneaking this into his honey-do list ready for the weekend.
This was round 1 of baking fails. Oh, but wait ’til you see what came of it in the next week! #winning
The value of the Benjamin: Why you should tell your kids how much money you make.
These necklaces have me wanting every. single. one.
And all of these flats. I love a good looking flat.
For the kiddos: 8 cookbooks and books about food.
Because I speak from personal experience: 10 things you should never say to a tall person.
I toil at work on the computer and then can’t figure out what I spent all my time working on. This app is totally going to help me keep tabs.
This list of 7 must have blogging resources isn’t one I’ll be digesting at one sitting, but I’ll be digging in as I can.
One gal’s opinion on how blogging is changing and staying in touch with why we do it in the first place. A great read for bloggers.
Blood Orange and Fennel Salad
How cute are the illustrations in this pic. Happy, happy, happy to eat salad all day long.
Get the recipe | Secret Squirrel Food
Quinoa Orzo with Asparagus and Preserved Lemon Dressing
Preserved lemons. Asparagus. So fresh and so spring.
Get the recipe | Yummy Mummy
Blackberry Lemon Jam
Lemon essential oil provides the puckery punch in this jammy jam.
Get the recipe | Table for Two Blog
Have a great weekend everybody, get out and soak up spring and cook something good.
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