Our vacation was wonderful! But there’s just something about being home that is comforting. There’s no place like home...Dorothy knows what’s up. :)
It was our third time to Mexico, but our first time to Puerto Vallarta. The weather was HOT! I sunburned the first day there, even though I applied sunscreen every hour. Regardless there is nothing better than waking up, throwing on a bikini, and some flip flops and going downstairs to eat breakfast and sit by the pool all day. It’s so nice to not have an agenda, the only decision that I had to make was what I wanted for lunch and dinner. We spent our days swimming, reading, eating and taking naps by the pool, and we got to watch the sunset almost everyday. It was absolutely perfect.
We arrived home on Saturday evening, and on Sunday morning in an attempt to restock my sad empty fridge we went to the Mountain View farmers market to pickup some fresh produce. Peach and plum season is beginning so we picked up some of those because they are Ruben’s favorite. I also picked up some fresh thyme and oregano, along with broccoli, Russian kale, rainbow chard, round zucchini, purple cabbage, and apricots.
I also finally got the chance to stop by my local Penzeys spice shop. Let me warn you that if you decide stop by one of their stores that you will feel like a kid in a candy store. When I walked in the door I was so giddy! I sniffed so many different spices that I made myself a little queasy. Since the store was closing I didn’t get a chance to go through the whole store. But I was still able to pickup 4 spices. I of course picked up sunny paris seasoning because nomnompaleo has talked about it quite a bit on her blog. I also fell in love with berbere, the sweet french basil and I picked up some bay leaves because the ones I had at home were already old.
Hopefully I get a chance to go back and have enough time to go through the whole store.
Have you been to Penzeys before? If so what’s your favorite spice?