Here’s another in the “not really a recipe, more of an idea” category, but honestly, those are my favorite. When I’m stuck in a rut with meals, it’s nice to have a little inspiration even if it’s just to put almond butter on toast. Or tomatoes with spaghetti and fresh basil. Or yogurt with cherries and honey — those easy combinations that are somehow easily forgotten.
This meal is an easy breakfast / snack idea using all local goodies from our local farmer’s market: bread from Amelia’s, almond butter from Pure Good Foods (hi, new friend Rachel!), strawberries from Annabelle’s Garden, and honey from Wildflower Ridge. It’s fun to stretch your imagination to combine local goods together, which is actually how we got into cooking in the first place. When we first began learning about food, we found it was easier to be creative within parameters, the sort of Iron Chef approach of making something with what’s on hand (basil, tomato, zucchini – go!). We hope this simple idea sparks some inspiration for you; we’ve included our friend Ashley’s almond butter recipe below if you’re ready to give it a go yourself.
On a more personal note, it’s almost the middle of summer in the blink of an eye! Next week, we’re headed off to Alaska for a summer vacation with my family. I’m especially excited to see my sister, who lives in Burma, since visits are few and far between when you’re halfway across the world. We’ll be spending most of our time in Juneau and the surrounding area. Let us know if you have any travel tips, and we’d love to know if we have any readers in that part of the country?
Hope you are all well and enjoying your summer–let us know what you’re up to in the comments below. (Seriously, we’d really love to hear from you.) And if you’d like, follow along on our travels / kitchen on Instagram – we love to share life and hear from you over there too!
- If desired, make the almond butter.
- Slice a thick piece of artisan bread and toast it.
- Core and thinly slice the strawberries.
- When the toast is done, spread liberally with almond butter and drizzle with honey. Place strawberry slices on top and enjoy.