I'm back! Well, not really. I guess you could say I am just stopping by to say hello and give a quick update on life/ shout out to something fabulous I found.
Can you believe it has been more than 10 days that I have done anything in the kitchen? Sad for me, I know. But what I have been up to has been worth it.
First stop? Colorado. One of my best friends tied the knot this past weekend. Pretty bride, handsome groom, lovely day in the Rockies... what more could you ask for? What a fantastic weekend!
But the traveling did not end there. Oh no, not even close. And it is fun. But let me just say this: Man cannot live on restaurants alone, and so I took my summer colleagues to one of my favorite places:
That's right, Trader Joe's. Man, if I could just have a house with the farmers' market on my left and Trader Joe's on my right I would be the happiest camper of all. So happy to have found my lifeline while I am far from home!
Which brings me to my post today. A fab find, from the best store around.
I could go on and on about how awesome Trader Joe's is, but you really don't want to hear it. So let me focus on one thing today: real ingredients, freshly made.
These lemon bites come home to you from Trader Joe's, but the truth is they first come from a local bakery in the area, that way they are fresh and do not require any preservatives to stay that way. And the ingredient list? Cane sugar, unbleached flour, eggs, unsalted butter, powdered sugar, tapioca syrup, lemon juice, kosher salt, baking powder, pure lemon oil, pure vanilla extract, and citric acid. In other words? A sigh of relief because you know what? I have those ingredients in my cupboard at home. And that is important to me.
And the taste? Well, it is super lemony, yet very sweet, and kind of addictive. I should probably hide the these before I eat them all in one sitting. Since they are made fresh they must be eaten in a few days... so maybe it isn't that bad of an idea if I just eat them all before they go bad ;)