Weekend recap

Hey guys! How were your weekends? Mine was pretty quiet. There were some changes of plans on my part (I was going to go home, but then decided not to) and some that were out of my hands, but I still tried to enjoy myself anyway!

Since my Friday night ended up being free I decided to experiment with a recipe idea that popped into my head a few weeks ago for a tuna pasta with pesto. It needs some tweaking but may be after a few more attempts it will be good enough to share.

I also went to the Covent Garden farmer’s market on Saturday and got some great stuff! Kale, fingerling potatoes, Empire apples, sweet potatoes, eggs, and cheese from the outdoor market and zucchini and eggplant from the indoor market (since they’re not in season).

I’m so excited to try out this cheese – it’s an aged sheep’s milk taleggio cheese from Monforte Dairy. I’ve never tried this kind before, but it’s got a crust similar to Brie and apparently it’s quite soft and mild.

Monforte Dairy taleggio cheese

I also visited The Tea Haus in the indoor market and bought this Canadian Blueberry tea. I haven’t tried it yet, but it smells amazing!

I was considering going for a run on Saturday, but for some reason the idea of running just didn’t appeal to me at all. Do you ever get that? So instead I decided to check out a fitness class called “Triple Threat” with my roommate. The name sounded kind of scary… and for a good reason! The 80 minute class incorporated strength training that targeted every single muscle group with squats, lunges, shoulder presses, pushups, bicep curls, tricep dips, crunches, and more! There was also some cardio mixed in with running on the spot, jumping, punching, burpees, and shuffling. Needless to say, I was a sweaty mess by the end of the class!

I was so tuckered out after that, but luckily my plans for the rest of the evening just involved cooking dinner, watching an Everwood marathon with my friend, and digging into these pumpkin spice granola bars from Clean Eating Chelsey’s blog.

I love the pumpkin spice flavour in these!

Do you ever have random recipe ideas pop into your head? Do you ever make them?

What kind of dish would you use the taleggio cheese in? I’m thinking maybe on pizza or in a salad, but I’d love to hear your ideas!

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  1. I love goat cheese so I wonder if sheep cheese would be similar?I will sometimes have that feeling of "I really don't want to run today" before a run, but I really love how I feel after a run so that really gets my butt up especially when it's cold and I don't want to change into a cold pair of clothes.

  2. Those pumpkin granola bars look sooo good! And all of your eats look tasty as usual :) Glad you've had a great weekend!

  3. Sounds like a great weekend! That class definitely sounds intense! Aaand I'm happy you are enjoying the granola bars!

  4. I loved Chelsea's granola bars too! Your tuna pasta bake looks way better than your traditional one with cream of mushroom soup!

  5. That cheese sounds great! Maybe you could try a grown up mac n' cheese ;)I just made a tuna pasta bake tonight! It was my standard tuna noodle casserole, but it never disappoints. Your pesto tuna pasta sounds fabulous.

  6. Random muffin recipes are written all over my notebooks. That is why I got a 67 on my physics test. I think the muffins were worth it though, haha! Good thing I'm a senior!I love the idea of cottage cheese with pesto. I love creamy pesto but not when they make it with unhealthy ingredients, so that combination sounds great!

  7. That fitness class sounds pretty fun, though really tiring!!! You enjoyed it though yea?I always have random recipe ideas pop into my head – unfortunately, I currently don't have a kitchen, but when I'm at home I definitely make them! for me, it's usually interesting flavor combinations, spices, or herbs that really pop into my mind, and then I am so curious as to how a particular combination of ingredients would taste so then I have to try it out!

  8. Although it's not very adventurous, I would use that cheese for a grilled cheese….and add in some caramelized onions too!

  9. M.

    I am so jealous that you got to go to the market. I bet it was lovely and I wish I could have accompanied you!! :) The pasta bake looks phenomenal.I've never met ANYONE else who watches Everwood- Good to know I am not the only one with the three seasons :) I wish it was still playing. My aunt taught "Amy Abbott- Emily VanCamp" so I actually got to meet her. Coincidence eh? Have you watched Rookie Blue with Ephram (Gregory Smith) before? As for tea- Chai GREEN is still my favourite from the Tea shop :) Again.. we must go together!!LOVE Molly

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