Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Another Beach Bunny

Russ, Paige, and I had a great day at the beach, eating out at the Bayside Cafe in Morro Bay, going for a walk on the beach, and stopping by the Los Osos Farmer's Market.
I love walking on the beach by Morro Rock in the early morning, collecting shells, but we didn't get to the beach until early afternoon, so I figured there wouldn't be any shells that hadn't been broken by all the people walking along. I found tons of tiny intact sand dollars though. How cute!
OK, I'm officially tired of knitting bunnies. I knit one more on a little trip to the beach on Monday. I'm pretty happy with him although I think his ears are too big. I'm not sure that I like him well enough to give as a gift though.
cold roasted beet and cauliflower salad
Russ bought some white beets at the Los Osos Farmer's Market, which he roasted this morning with a little olive oil and salt. I'm never that excited when he roasts beets during the sumer, which he loves to do, since it heats up the house, but these beets were really good. I thought that roastd beet salad sounded perfect, so I looked for a recipe. i ended up just improvising. To the roasted beets, I added some steamed cauliflower,  and basil, thyme, and cherry tomatoes from my garden. Then I poured a vinaigrette of olive oil and balsamic vinegar over the mixture,  and finished off with some grated cheddar cheese and some Murray River salt,  Oh, and then I mixed that in with three cups of couscous. Pretty yummy!

8 comments:

Dee said...

I like the bunny with the big floppy ears. He's cute!

I have never seen sanddollars so small.

Willow said...

Ooooh, more bunny love!

Cute little sand dollars, just right for bunnies.

We're playing on the beaches of LA County this week while we're dog sitting.

Willow said...

PS: I'll look for Peter Mayles' books at the library. Thanks for the suggestion.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

nice to see you at farmhouse kitchen...what town do you live in ? i got the apples at Gopher Glen in See Canyon...they opened on saturday, july 30th for the season...they are pretty far down..but there are signs along the way...it is my FAVORITE place on earth !!!!

i ALMOST went to Baywood Farmers on Monday...but didn't. do you guys ever eat at Noi's there in Baywood ? killer good...

let me know if you find gopher glen....

kary

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

i tried to email you but my computer doesn't do that program...anyway..darn is right..you just didn't go far enough...it is open. next time...i thought maybe you lived on the coast..we lived in cambria for 30 years and moved back to san luis obispo 4 years ago. summer of 2007...

happy to visit with you

kary
:-)

frayedattheedge said...

The bunnies are lovely! We had roasted beetroot with dinner tonight, along with roasted carrots, to accompany pork chops (a Jamie Oliver recipe)

Maria said...

I love the bunny with the bigger ears - so cute

Thimbleanna said...

Very cute bunnies! You always make me smile when you show your Hadley pottery. In our family room re-do, the blue doesn't really match anything, but I can't not have them displayed, so they're staying. I can't help it -- I'm sentimental! ;-D