Saturday, July 31, 2010


Today I worked out at the green market. Its held in the park every week.
Charming really, most of the time, except for the heat.
However, today was a day... Ill keep it short.

Beginning of the day: starting off well.

The delivery guy dropped me and my baked goods off at the market. I made sure I had his cell phone number so I could call him if he was late, etc. (Upon receiving his number he informed me that he could never forget about me.)

Around 10:30 things started to slow down...a lot. Still hot.

Then! Chinese lady came up to me. Asked about the croissants, I told her they are $2 dollars. She wanted to try it, I said yes if she bought it. She asked me again to try, I shook my head yes this time and said if she bought it. She proceeded to grab the croissant and try tearing off a piece of it. I told her she cannot try it unless she bought it. Then it must of clicked with her...she said she didnt want it. I then had to tell her two times that she HAD to buy it now because she had touched it.

moving on.

12:45 - I decided to pack up. No one was at the market. I cleaned everything up and hauled everything back inside in the hot weather.

1:15 - No delivery guy....thats ok, ill finally get to use the restroom and maybe ill just hang out.

1:20 - Phone drops in toilet.

1:25 - Phone not making calls.

1:35 - Realizing that I have been indeed forgotten about.

2:10 - Being the only vendor left now, I walk back to work (only 4 blocks away).

3:00 - Arrive home.


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

vacation, photoshoot, & raw food

This is a HUGE 3 part post.

Part one: Vacation  

Charlie and I spent the last week in Florida visiting friends, family, and the beach. We celebrated our one year anniversary in the place that we fell in love and got married.

However, sadly my camera died and I realized that my charger was 7 hours away...not worth it.

but not before I shot this.


Wayne's (Charlies brother) pet duck! He hangs out with the dog. 

and a few other things we did.

We went hiking with mom at Robinsons Preserve. 

We went out to celebrate Schrocks Birthday! Surprise Party Style.

and a video!

Part Two: Photoshoot

Part Three: Raw Food

layered chocolate mint bar

Layered Chocolate Mint Bar

Layer 1: Chocolate Brownie

½ c soaked almonds
½ c walnuts
2.5 T cocoa powder
2.5 T coconut oil
2.5 medjool dates
1 t vanilla extract
pinch of sea salt

Blend almonds and walnuts until meal-like consistency.
Add everything else; process until smooth.
Line pan and refrigerate.

Layer 2: Almond Butter Mixture

½ t cocoa powder
½ t agave nectar
1 T coconut oil
1 T maple syrup
½ c almond butter

Combine almond butter with everything else.
Spread on chocolate brownie layer.

Layer 3: Chocolate Mint Glaze

¼ c coconut oil
1 T cocoa
¼ t mint extract

Mix and pour on top.
Place in freezer. 

chocolate raspberry cake

Chocolate Raspberry Cake

Layer one: Chocolate Brownie

½ c soaked almonds
½ c walnuts
2.5 T cocoa powder
2.5 T coconut oil
2.5 medjool dates
1 t vanilla extract
pinch of sea salt

Blend almonds and walnuts until meal-like consistency.
Add everything else; process until smooth.
 Push into circular molds and refrigerate.

Place Raspberries on top, fill in with layer two.

Layer two: Chocolate

2 T coconut oil
½ t cocoa powder
½ t maple syrup

Mix together; pour into mold, freeze.

Raspberry Sauce

¼ c raspberries
1 T agave

I also was able to get a few promotional shots. 




Saturday, July 10, 2010

raw mushroom spinach quiche

raw spinach mushroom quiche

raw mushroom spinach quiche

(adapted from Ani Phyo's Raw Food Essentials)

zucchini flat bread:

2 c chopped zucchini
1/4 c evoo
1 t sea salt
1 c sprouted flour
1 c flax meal

place the zucchini, oil, & salt and process into a puree.
add the sprouted flour and flax meal and process into batter.
spread evenly on a dehydrator tray and dehydrate for 6 - 8 hours.


2 t garlic
1 t sea salt
2 c cashews
1/4 c lemon juice
1/2 - 3/4 c water, as needed
1 c spinach
2 c mushrooms

place the garlic & salt into food processor and process into small pieces.
add the cashews; process. add lemon juice, water, and process into thick consistency.
add the spinach and mushrooms; pulse lightly. 
scoop into quiche crust. 
dehydrate 2 - 4 hours. 


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

almond krispie treats & vanilla ice kream crunch

RAW almond krispie treats

raw almond krispie treats

2 c chopped almonds
1 tsp sea salt
2 T maple syrup
1/4 c water
5 california dates
3 - 4 t cocoa powder

combine the almonds and salt in the food processor. process until mealy. 
add maple syrup and water. process more.
add dates and cocoa powder. process until it slightly holds together.

RAW vanilla ice kream

raw vanilla ice kream crunch

nuts (i used a combo of brazil nuts & cashews)
vanilla extract

throw in the food processer and blend blend blend. 

good morning.

sunrise in florida

good morning friends.

i am just waiting on the morning light to capture tasty treats.

currently loving:

 \\ kathie lee & hoda 

 \\ sorellina blog

 \\ raw food stuffs

 \\ crystal castles II

 \\ watermelon

 \\ hiking stone mountain

 \\ how i met your mother

happy summer. 

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

raw hemp milk

raw hemp milk

raw hemp milk

1 c. hemp hearts
3 c. water
3 - 4 tbsp agave nectar
1 tsp vanilla extract

blend until milky. 

nutritional facts.
per serving - 1/2 cup

calories 208

total fat 16.3g

carbohydrates 6.3g

fiber 1.9g

sugars 3.2g

protein 12.5g

Saturday, July 3, 2010

sweetwater creek state park

a series of photos highlighting charles and sarah elmore's hiking excursion:

charlie elmore

my lovely husband.

sarah elmore

the photographer blogger woman.


leaves on edge.




broken utopia.


up river.


river bank.


broken bridge.



thus concludes our adventure.