WIAW: grocery shopping in the garden

June 6, 2012

Hello everyone. HAPPY WIAW! Being able to share my eats with you all makes my Wednesdays really special and I look forward to them just almost as much as I look forward to Fridays. Today I’m sharing Monday’s eats with you. I’m still at home (I fly back to England on Friday) so I basically spend 5-6 hours per day in the kitchen baking, cooking and working on recipes. It makes me feel like an actual recipe developer and I have to say, I quite like it 🙂

You will see that with Monday’s eats I was able to eat a lot of local produce. And by local I mean straight from our back yard. The salad is excellent and I’ve already had a couple of strawberries. My mom is an avid gardener and I really hope that one day, when I have my own garden she’ll pass on some of her expertise to me and help me create my own vegetable patch.

As always, a big thanks to Jenn for hosting the weekly foodie event 🙂 I love that the theme for this month is snacking, because who doesn’t love a healthy mid-morning or afternoon snack???

The day started off with a gigantic bowl of greek yogurt. It was topped off with basically anything and everything I could find in the fridge: strawberries, blueberries and cherries. For some extra crunch I added home-made granola and of course banana. Sometimes I really wish I’d still live in Indonesia where we had a banana tree in the garden. But I suppose, then I wouldn’t have strawberries and lettuce growing in the back yard.

I hung around the house, walked Sunny, worked out and invaded the kitchen before it was time for lunch. It doesn’t happen too often, but sometimes all I want is an egg. Of course I couldn’t pass on some fresh salad from the garden so I made myself a bowl of salad with tomatoes and mushrooms. Topped it off with hummus and tzatziki and had an egg, sunny-side-up, on top. I ate it straight out of the bowl to save dishes . . . and because I was super-hungry. It was scrumptious!

When my mom came home from work we had coffee and dessert, Mannerschnitten (one of Austria’s finest creations, if you ask me!).

 I then continued my kitchen projects before having my afternoon snack. I’m totally loving watermelon at the moment. Perfect for hydration!!! I also had to taste-test one of the recipes I made (banana bread energy bars).

These are sooo good. They’re quite similar to these bars, just a little lighter and perfect for the summer. The recipe is coming your way very soon.

I was in charge of preparing dinner for the family. We had quinoa-stuffed kohlrabi. The recipe may be found here. The kohlrabi was picked straight from the garden, of course and it made a wonderfully light dinner. Everyone was in the mood for dessert/ snack so I prepared a bowl of greek yogurt, more granola and a spoon (or two) of my mom’s home-made apricot jam. Cherry on top (another one of my summer favorites).

Can’t wait to see what you guys have been eating/ snacking on!!! HAPPY WIAW!!!!!

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  • Reply Jennifer June 6, 2012 at 5:37 am

    Happy WIAW! Your photos are beautiful. I like your simple salad. 🙂

    • Reply Antonia June 6, 2012 at 6:46 pm

      Thanks Jennifer!

  • Reply Asha June 6, 2012 at 6:49 am

    Your day of food looks so perfect! I’ll have to try the stuffed kohlrabi, looks delicious.

    • Reply Antonia June 6, 2012 at 6:46 pm

      Thank you!!! 🙂

  • Reply Michelle@PeachyPalate June 6, 2012 at 7:37 am

    Bars look good, in need of a new summer cereal bar, can’t wait for the recipe! 🙂

    • Reply Antonia June 6, 2012 at 6:46 pm

      Coming your way next week!

  • Reply Bec June 6, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Homemade apricot jam? Can I move in with you now? Seriously – world’s greatest jam. Everything about your day looks wonderful – seriously, your pictures are just beautiful. Breakfast looks fantastic as usual! 🙂

    • Reply Antonia June 6, 2012 at 6:45 pm

      Thanks Bec. You’re always more than welcome to come over 😉 I’d love to meet some of my blogger friends!

  • Reply Tessa @ Amazing Asset June 6, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Your day of eats looks stunning as usual! I would be exciting to wake up in the morning if my breakfast looked like yours 🙂 And the dinner is so creative too!

    • Reply Antonia June 6, 2012 at 6:44 pm

      Hahaha…oh well, the thought of breakfast really makes me WANT to get up early 😉 It’s always the best part of the day!

  • Reply Mindy June 6, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Those cherries look absolutely delicious! I have yet to buy a bag of them this summer.. but I hope to soon.

    • Reply Antonia June 6, 2012 at 6:43 pm

      My mom says they don’t taste sweet enough yet but honestly, I like them!!!

  • Reply Sunnie@moderngirlnutrition June 6, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Yayy for garden produce! All of your pictures are gorgeous. Can’t wait for the bar recipe:)

    • Reply Antonia June 6, 2012 at 6:42 pm

      I hope to post the recipe next week. I’ve been cooking and baking a lot the last couple of days so there’s many more recipes coming soon 😉

  • Reply Allison @ PickyEatingRD June 6, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Your photos look fantastic! I am also loving cherries right now – they are so so good!

    • Reply Antonia June 6, 2012 at 6:41 pm

      Thanks! And thank you for stopping by. Now I’m off to check out your blog 🙂

  • Reply MassachusEATS June 6, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    That bowl of yogurt is, quite possibly, one of the most delicious looking things I have ever laid eyes on!

    • Reply Antonia June 6, 2012 at 6:40 pm

      THANK YOU!!!! I have a huge smile on my face right now 🙂

  • Reply Shelby (everydayvegangirl) June 7, 2012 at 3:12 am

    Your quinoa kohlrabi looks fantastic and so healthy! I’ve never had kohlrabi before…I’ve never seen it here…whats it taste like? I just made a batch of homemade granola and posted it to my WIAW post. Nothing is better than homemade!

  • Reply Jennie Northdale June 7, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Amazing photos, they inspires me so much! That breakfast looks sooo delicious, i really need to make that verry soon! btw, you are followed (:


    • Reply Antonia June 11, 2012 at 7:21 pm

      thanks jennie 🙂 for some reason this comment went straight into the spam folder, but I’ll happily fish out followers’ comments!

  • Reply Honey What's Cooking June 8, 2012 at 5:39 am

    that looks super duper healthy, love the fruits and nut butter.

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