Wow, we’ve been away for so long that our adventures became everyday life… and being home is almost disconcerting! Now while I love to travel it does get a bit full-on sometimes.
Our trip by the numbers:
- 10.5 weeks
- 18 flights
- 11 states – not including airport transits
- 4 countries – not including the one we live in
- 2500+ driving miles
- 2 national parks, 4 giant heads, 1 world heritage city, 1 new wonder
- Rt 66
- 42k hike
- 2 food blogging conferences
- 1 wedding
- 8 year wedding anniversary
- 150+ lbs of luggage
- a gazillion photos
but there was also…
- 1 chocolate making course
- 4 lbs king crab legs
- 19 course degustation
- 62 tacos – approximately
- 24 scoops of ice cream – roughly
- 14 plate sized pancakes – or so
- 10 food trucks – I think
- and every different cuisine we could get our hands on
We were lucky enough to stay with family and friends off and on so not every night was in a hotel and not every meal was at a restaurant… but many were. Needless to say, I need vegetables.
As it would happen, I am hosting the November Sweet Adventures Blog Hop – but that doesn’t mean I can’t combine the two!
I’ve been known to turn veggies into dessert before. I put beetroot in pie, carrots in cake, avocado in ice cream and pumpkin in everything – so this is not new territory, but now it’s up to you.
Will you raid the veggie patch to make zucchini bread, sweet corn ice cream, kale smoothies, sweet potato brownies or tomato soup cake? Or is eggplant more your speed? Be creative – whether you are hiding veggies from the kids or making them the hero of dessert.
So head out to your garden, down to the farmer’s market or even to the stand on the corner to grab some veggies for dinner and a few for dessert.
We can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!
The bits and pieces:
- The ‘Cake and three Veg’ November Sweet Adventures Blog Hop will open for link up here at 84thand3rd on Monday 19 November 2012 at 9am Sydney time. It will be open for a week until Monday 26 November at 10:59pm Sydney time.
- As usual only new posts published on or after the link-up goes live each month will be accepted. One linked post per blog. The linked-up post must contain a dessert fitting the Adventure theme.
- All the link up details will be in the hostess post on 19 November.
A bit about Sweet Adventures Blog Hop
- SABH is brought to you by your hostesses – Dining With a Stud, The Capers of the Kitchen Crusader, Delicieux, The Hungry Australian and me 84th & 3rd.
- On Twitter? Use the hash tag #SABH to follow the fun and share your ideas. You can also follow us at @SweetAdvBlogHop for new hop announcements and general deliciousness.
- Tell your bloggie friends to join up or just pop over and take a look at all the entries – the more then merrier!
Kyrstie@A Fresh Legacy says
What a great theme JJ, I love it! It is perfect. I really enjoyed meeting you in person on the weekend. See you on the hop! K
Mary @ beyondjelly says
ooo! This should be fun… Although I’m pretty sure I’ll be skating close to disaster with this one. 😉
Erin @ she cooks, she gardens says
Yum! Now this I can do. Fabulous idea and so lovely to meet you over the weekend. 🙂
Oh this is right up my alley, my mind is racing with ideas. Great idea, and so lovely to meet you this weekend, JJ x
Claire @ Claire K Creations says
Hmm shall put my thinking cap on for this one! Lovely to meet you on the weekend JJ I wish we had more time to chat. I loved reading about your holiday/adventure.
Christine @ Cooking Crusade says
What a great idea.. I’ll have to see if I can come up with anything 🙂 Great to see you on the weekend! xox
Martine @ Chompchomp says
Lovely to meet you on the weekend, I now have total travel envy. Thanks for the foodie tips for the US…Im sure I will plague you with more questions when it gets closer to the time to go!.
haha you as well! Definitely willing to help out 🙂
Amy @ Melbourne Food Snob says
Lovely to meet you on the weekend! What an interesting theme, I think I’ll have to get creative 🙂
Thank goodness I jut bought a stack of new books, this is such a great theme. Cannot wait to trial my imaginings! Also I’m going to LA in January do you have any tips? I’ve heard such mixed reviews on the place. So nice to meet you on the weekend
Can’t wait to see! We are not huge fans of LA but had a great day there this time. The traffic is insane and it is so spread out but lots of little nice pockets. We went to a brilliant cafe on Melrose called BluJam 🙂
Martyna @ Wholesome Cook says
Gah! I just posted a vegan and gf rendition of pumpkin donuts… Not to worry beetroot is next on the Veg Cake agenda… I shall take part, thanks for hosting JJ.
loved seeing all your photos on instagram, certainly looked like an adventure 🙂 welcome home. will be intrigued to see everyones creations from this SABH
Thanks Muppy, hope you can join us!
K-bobo @ Gormandize with A-dizzle & K-bobo says
Nice theme! Can I use tomato? It’s a fruit, but then so is avocado.
True, but culturally considered a veg so I say go for it 🙂