I’m the girl that dresses in shorts and a t-shirt on a day that it’s supposed to snow, packs more sweaters than t-shirts to India, and decides that taking sandals camping in the mountains is far better than packing socks. In each instance, had I just visited The Weather Network, I probably could have avoided being freezing, uncomfortable, and miserable with my choice of clothing.
I don’t know about you though, but I find checking the forecast too darn depressing. If it’s going to snow, I don’t want to know about it. If it’s going to be a lovely sunny day, what better gift is there than being surprised by warm beams of sunlight when I step outside?
I’m hoping that Airdrie is going to be hit by a heatwave and I can spend all weekend out on the patio reading my book, barbecuing, and enjoying this summertime slaw. Backup plan if we experience a torrential downpour, snow or wind storm is to make a big curry and snuggle up on the couch watching reruns of Mad Men (Kevin’s back, no more Gossip Girl for me). Either way, it’ll be a great weekend and, a total surprise!
You think I’m joking about the snow… but it really has snowed here in June. I know, such a dirty word to be using this far into Spring!
- 6 cups julienne cut/matchstick carrots
- 1 English cucumber julienne cut/matchstick
- ½ cup sultana raisins
- ½ cup sunflower seeds soaked for 12 hours *see note
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground coriander
- ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
- pinch cayenne
- ⅓ cup sunflower butter *see note
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- Moroccan spice mix above
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup, date syrup, brown rice syrup or honey (if honey is used, recipe is no longer vegan)
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- Combine carrots, cucumber, raisins, and seeds in a large bowl.
- Combine dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Pour over slaw and serve!
Are you planning on barbecuing this weekend?
My neighbor and I hooked up our new barbecue this past weekend. We bought it from him for $100 and I couldn’t be happier with the purchase. At first, I thought it would be a nice treat for Kevin; what man doesn’t like grilling meat? Until I realized that Kevin hates cooking and that our barbecue was really just going to be my barbecue.
Fine by me, it’s like having a second oven. Oh, the possibilities!