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Born a mid western girl but an ocean girl at heart! My soul belongs to the sea....I am obsessed with the color TURQUOISE and all things beachy. I love nature, the outdoors, dogs,cooking,wine,art backpacking, cycling and reading. I also have a passion for photography and I absolutely love photographing the beach that is where my soul is happiest.! I hope you enjoy following me and my adventures so welcome to my blog, I hope you are inspired. HAPPY BLOGGING !

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Beachy State of Mind

Ok so is it to think early to have spring fever??? I can't help it I am soooo ready for spring! I am already thinking about spring bulbs, putting out my new beachy door mat, cleaning up my yard, cleaning out the pond... my mind is going a million miles an hour. I can't wait for the first warm spring day to get out side and start getting the yard ready for springs arrival. I have been in a little bit of a funk with the lack of sunshine this last week so I decided to do a little craft project. I poured myself some of this Fabulous wine ( isn't it a cute name?) Cabulous and I have to say it was FABULOUS. I just thought the little saying was too cute. I love finding happy little sayings on wine bottles. So I turned on the twinkle lights and pandora and had myself a nice little evening crafting. The wreath was so simple I just used some spanish moss and some reindeer moss and glued on some little starfish and sand dollars, oh and the little piece of wood is just a piece of drift wood I collected. I just painted the little word beach on it. I can't wait for the first warm spring day to put it outside my back door.
If you are wondering where you can find this wine I found it at World Market while on vacation in South Carolina, so wish we had a World market, I love that place.

I have been a little uninspired in the cooking department but I came across this recipe courtesy of Vegetarian Times magazine and it was so refreshing.

For the salad:

I baked a block of tofu (in your oven at 475-500) depending on your oven I jut cut the tofu into wide strips and baked about 5 min per side or a few min longer there again depending on your oven.

toss tofu into salad, I used spinach leaves with bean sprouts, carrots, roasted pumpkin seeds

for the dressing:
1 tbs lime juice
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp siracha chile sauce
1/4 tsp fresh grated ginger
dash of rice wine vinegar
wisk all ingredients together and serve

~A very simple salad with a lot of flavor ~

I am in a beachy state of mind while getting through this winter. I am dreaming of the day I get to put my toes in the sand, smell the salty sea air and feel the warm ocean breeze through my hair! that is what is getting me through winter.

How are you getting through this winter??? I would love to hear ...