Monday, August 27, 2012
I know naan pizza isn't anything new but it was the first time i've tried it and i was blown away. I'm not a huge pizza fan as it is, too many flavors going on.. but homemade pizza i can handle.. especially if it takes 5 minutes from start to finish.
I just used trader joe's naan from the freezer section (which is SO good by the way), stuck it in the oven for 2 minutes until its mostly warmed through. Then pulled it out and added sauce, mozzarella, feta and spinach and put it back in for 3 minutes or so. This combo was made up of things that were on its last leg in the fridge but I'm imagining what I could do if some thought was put into it.
I'm thinking a different cheese, sliced pear and a drizzle of honey next time.
I'd love to hear some more ideas and if you try it out, let me know!
Posted by abi porter at 12:00 PM
Sunday, August 26, 2012
friday we ate at the best food cart we've tried so far.. hand pulled noodles and fresh veggies.. i could eat that every day. Noodle house, we'll be back for sure.
I also made a quick and delicious naan pizza. So easy i'd feel silly posting the recipe but i will later this week because its too good.
We spent saturday evening in the park.. trying to take advantage of these last few warm nights. And yes, I wore the same exact thing two days in a row. I should probably be ashamed of that but its the easy and lazy route and I just love those mustard jeans too much.
Tomorrow we're headed to the beach for a day.. it's supposed to rain but i'm crossing my fingers for that to change!
P.S. I ate that amazing panda licorice and wondered out loud why so many people hate black licorice... I tried long and hard to convince josh to try it and he refused. I don't get it, it's one of my favorite flavors in the world. So quick poll: do you love or hate it?
Posted by abi porter at 12:05 PM
Thursday, August 23, 2012
quick coffee date at a favorite spot is my absolute favorite way to start the day. nothing against our usual routine of bedhead, pajamas and a french press.. that's a close second!
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Portland has pretty mild summers, which is one of the reasons I love it so much. But every now and then a 100 degree day pops up and melts us all into a cranky people.. and since most houses don't have AC, it can get pretty miserable. (Our third story was 110 degrees!) So I skipped town and headed to the suburbs with some friends and sat in the pool all day.. which was HEAVENLY. I'm such a sucker for swimming in a pretty blue pool..
And even though I've been loving every second of summer, I can feel fall just around the corner and I can't wait..
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Yikes! August snuck up on me.. like the beginning of the month usually does. Summer will be over before I know it and back to non-stop rainy days so I'm hoping to make more time for the outdoors this month..
On my to-do list for August:
-swimming -- we don't have a pool.. but we have friends who do and i'm dying to be in more often
-do at least two photo shoots for fun
-go hiking in the gorge
-go to the beach (more than once!)
-swim at dougan falls again
-wake up earlier -- to get my work done earlier in the day, which makes more time for play
what other summery things should i add to my list?
Posted by abi porter at 11:12 PM