Who Loves PB & J? I do, I do!

What?! Another post on sammies? Well, not exactly… This is more of a sammie-inspired post. The hot weather continues to hold me in a state of vegan gooness, and frozen treats are the only thing keeping me sane. After making two varieties of popsicles, I decided it was time for ice cream. Strawberry Swirl Ice Cream (recipe from the June 2008 Vegetarian Times) and Creamy Peanut Butter Ice Cream (recipe made up by me, but not written down, therefore forgotten). See? PB & J in a bowl! A certain somebody who lives with me suggested that I photograph the ice creams between slices of bread… I have a nonsense filter for such flim flammy ideas.

Over the weekend, Tim and I hiked up Silver Star Mountain in Washington state. It was a gorgeous day, clear enough that four of the Cascade peaks were visible from start to finish (Mt. Saint Helens, Mt. Hood, Mt. Rainier, and Mt. Adams). We packed a tasty lunch consisting of hummus sammies, black plums, carrot and celery sticks, roasted nuts, and some wee cookies. I love hikes where you walk along ridges in the open. The wildflowers were at their peak, making the hillsides colorful (not to mention a haven for bees-yay for the bees!).

Mt. Saint Helens and Mt. Adams and some pretty flowers