Monday, July 22

Trip to Europe...Part 3

old town bern, switzerland

i can't believe that is has already been over two weeks since we got back from europe. it all seems like a dream now. (part 1, part 2)

interlaken, switzerland

the most picturesque little town in the alps 

lauterbrunnen, switzerland

the sound of music?

of course every day involved pastries

paragliders in the alps

glacial lake in interlaken, switzerland

Thursday, July 11

Recipe: Black Bean and Rice Skillet

one of our current favorites for a quick dinner. 
heat a little olive oil in a cast iron skillet. add half an onion, finely chopped. cook until softened.  to the onion, add two cups of cooked brown rice, some fresh lime juice, chipotle powder,  one cup of black beans, and a splash of water. stir and cook on medium heat until heated through.
add a handful of spinach. when the spinach is slightly wilted make a small well in the rice and crack an egg into it. generously sprinkle with goat cheese and cover. cook for a few minutes, until the egg white is fully cooked, but the egg yolk is still soft.
sprinkle with fresh cilantro and avocado. 

original recipe can be found here

Wednesday, July 10

Trip to Europe...Part 2

bern, switzerland

continuing to sift through the four thousand photos i came home with! missing this trip so much already! (part 1 here)

no place like france!

after eating croissants there all others are now ruined forever!

amazing hike that ended in exploring ruins of an 11th century castle!

Monday, July 8

Trip to Europe...Part 1

this past june i had an amazing opportunity to travel to europe with my family. i can't even begin to describe this trip! although i have been to europe before this trip really did exceed my expectations. i told my husband that had he been able to come too (medschool ruins everything!) i would have probably not come back! we stumbled upon towns and villages that i thought only existed in disney movies, hiked up to ruins of thousand-year-old castles, walked through vineyards, and ate croissants for every meal!

village of riquewihr in alsace, france

can never get enough of the cobblestone streets!

most adorable boulangerie with the best cafe au lait...kaysersberg, france

my favorite village of all time...kaysersberg, france

our lunch...a baguette fresh from the oven (literally watched it bake!)

riquewihr, france...not real life!