since the weather started turning warm this week, i've been dying for a picnic. the idea of slowing down, and eating some really simple, delicious food in a peaceful setting was enough to get me through an especially hectic workweek.
i decided that we should go to leonard springs nature park, since it had the word "nature" in the name, and it's only about 5 miles away from our house. brian gets itchy if he doesn't get enough practice time on saturday afternoons, so i knew i couldn't steal him away for too long.
we found a little rocky outcrop near the stream and settled down to a salad (fresh greens and strawberries from that morning's market), tofu wrap, and a shared cookie.
i recommend it.
okay, here's the news: we're moving back to portland in a couple of months.
what should we experience, food-wise or otherwise, in bloomington and environs before we go?
i am alone in the house with a freshly-baked batch of flawed cookies: very very tasty, but borderline to take to a memorial day cookout tonight.
these are deliiicious, but mine flattened out a lot more than deb's did. the second batch looks to be shaping up better - i gave them more room to spread out by not flattening them as much. and sprinked more salt on top. and i'll wait to take them off the sheet, so they have a little time to crisp up.
now the big problem: not eating all the messed up ones before brian gets home.