Balcony Eats

My friend Juliane came over tonight and we had the first dinner of the year on our balcony. It was a delicious mix of warm summer air, wine, stories, and many nutritious salad ingredients.

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I kind of made this up on the go: quinoa, onions, red peppers, apples, avocado, toasted cashews, sweet potatoes, and olive oil.

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So nice to be able to enjoy this outside.

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And the vino of course.

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The weather has been absolutely amazing and perfectly spring like. In the past 48 hours, we’ve had heavy summer rain, a thunderstorm (love!!!), and temps in the 70s. I’m in heaven.

I don’t necessarily want to move back to the Midwest ever, but if we did, my one comfort would be having real thunderstorms. When we lived in Milwaukee, Dave learned quickly to crack the window when massive thunder and rain were happening, so I could enjoy the sounds and cuddle up, completely content. Here, thuderstorms are much more sporadic, but having mountains and green, saturated grass helps a lot.

I’m so happy we have two full months of glorious spring ahead of us!

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