Like every year, getting to the farmers market is always something I like to do during the summer. Unfortunately, my local market is VERY small. I'm talking 12ish vendors small and only two produce vendors. I still like to go and support them and get what I can. There is a slightly bigger one about 20-30 minutes away from me and I usually go there once or twice a year so I'm looking forward to getting there too. I actually went for the first time today and I didn't really get much because I just wanted to see what they had. But I do have to show you something I did find!!
You guys!!! It's a vegan macaron!! What?! I saw the Macaron vendor on the farmers market Facebook page and took a total shot in the dark and visited their page. I knew it was possible now with aquafaba but didn't think it would actually be an option! As of right now the only flavor they have is Raspberry (pictured above) but we were chatting on Facebook and they are developing a chocolate mint flavor!! That is much more my speed. Raspberry is not my favorite flavor but I did still want to try it! I'll let you know how it is! She said that she is hoping to have the Chocolate Mint in two weeks :D
With all that being said about the macarons, another one of my goals for the summer is to really start baking again and I really want to play with aquafaba. As you all know, I'm a huge fan of the Great British Bake Off and there are so many recipes that I want to try that require egg whites and meringue and now we have the opportunity to try those out!! One of my biggest goals is to figure out a vegan tri-color cookie recipe. I also want to try to make macarons (although the humid NY summer may make that difficult) and now I can make almond paste (I'm pretty sure that has egg whites in it too). Anyway, I'm really excited to experiment with aquafaba.
When I was a kid I couldn't read enough. Once I hit high school and reading for class became a chore I slowed down quite a bit. I recently started reading again before bed and I have really been enjoying it as a way to relax before I go to sleep. I am a non-fiction kind of gal and prefer memoirs and things like that. I think I just like to learn about other people and read their stories. I am always looking for recommendations so if you have any good ones please let me know in the comments below!
I am fortunate enough to live on Long Island which is rich with history and just has a lot of cool stuff going on and a lot of interesting places to explore. I really want to explore a little more this year. A few years ago I did a post on Sands Point and talked a little about the Gold Coast Mansions. I'd love to check out more of the mansions and beautiful preserves that we have here. There is one place in particular (going to keep it a secret for now) that is REALLY cool and I really want to go photograph so I'm definitely going to have to make time to do that.
I've mentioned in the past that I'm really inspired by minimalism. I don't necessarily think it is a goal for me for this summer to become a minimalist because realistically speaking I don't think that's going to happen. I do really want to start cutting down my "stuff" though. I have a lot of "stuff" and I don't use a lot of it. I am looking forward to really cutting down on what I have limiting the clutter in my life. I feel like there is a lot of clutter inside of my head so to live with it around me just makes everything more chaotic for me.
So I think that is it for my main goals for the summer! What aquafaba recipes would you like to see me make? What are some of the items on your summer bucket list? Let me know!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend <3 I'm looking forward to starting mine soon :)