In this household, we do not get older, we simply get a little less young. My hubby is adamant about this. Yesterday was his birthday and it’s always a challenge to come up with gift ideas for this boy. But the one thing he always seems to appreciate is good food. And since he truly is something to celebrate, I thought he deserved some special superfood treatment!
This dried berry mix is one of my favorite superfood treats. On their own, they each possess their own unique set of superpowers and together, they make one terrific trio! I love the way the super sweet mulberry contradicts the pucker power of the goldenberry and that mellow goji guy just brings them all together. Goji berries have a permanent (and easily accessible) position on our kitchen counter and we always have a steady supply on hand. The goldenberries…well, they are tart little buggers, so a little goes a long way. They tend to last a while. The mulberries on the other hand, they are like gold in this household! Whoever gets to the bag first strikes it rich. They are gone in a flash and there is no mercy, where those guys are concerned. Unfortunately, it can be pretty pricey to keep a supply on hand, so we do try our best to conserve. I consider it a treat to indulge in an extra bag of these dried white Turkish delights and this weekend I felt like treating myself. Since I had the bag in my possession I decided to make the best of it and prepare an array of superfruit goodies. Superberry Sunday, it is.
One thing I am always in search of is a good energy bar. After so many years of trail time, my husband and I have had our fill of the packaged energy/protein/power bar. We are always on the hunt for new recipes for homemade bars packing some sort of super-nutrient punch. Today I had a hankering for some of these Chocolate Energy Bars. They are perfect for a long day on the trail or a day at the crags. Make them into mini bites and they are just the sweet thing to top off a healthy lunch during a long work day or a little pick-me-up any old time. These bars are so yummy and very satisfying. I thought I might need a little bit of this goodness to get me through the coming week.
Last night it rained. This morning, as I drove to work, I was taken aback by the sight of snow on our local desert peaks! After many beautiful, sunny, spring days we have regressed to some winter-like weather. Overcast, cool, windy. I am definitely in the mood for a sunny sort of salad!
I seem to have a theme going, here. Spring. It is, without a doubt, my favorite time of year in the high desert. I’m sure my loved ones wonder why in the world we are so grounded in this dry, little, desert town in the middle of nowhere. Well, as The Little Prince declares, “The desert is beautiful.” This desert has so much spirit and life and a view with no bounds.
I love Spring, short as it is in this high desert of ours. There is something about that stream of morning light from the kitchen window on a quiet Saturday morning that sparks a feeling of “spring fever”. This beautiful but brief period of time, when the desert is green and blooming with new life, fills me with energy. And that stream of light through the kitchen window makes me feel like indulging in a few of my favorite greens.