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.
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!