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strawberries for dinner

28 April, 2012
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strawberry truck - coming soon to a mall near you!

First on today’s agenda was buying a new filter for our water-filtering pitcher (proof that our expat life is full of never-ending excitement!).  And this meant a trip to the mall.

On my way in, I noticed the truck so full of ripe strawberries that I could smell it from across the street.  With my new filter purchased, I joined the queue of folks waiting for strawberries.

And on my way back home, I had a moment with two locals on the street that reminded me of being in Morocco.  I was minding my own business, lost in a day-dream, when a man next to me called me back to reality.  Both because I had not been paying attention to him, and because I really struggle to understand spoken Polish, I was confused and asked him to repeat himself.

He and his son pointed to my bag of strawberries and asked how much I paid for them.  I had paid 8 złotych, or about $2.50 for a kg of juicy, delicious berries.

mmm.. truskawki!

While visiting the US earlier in the month, I picked up a big container of vegan protein powder, and I decided that for dinner, I’d be making a strawberry vanilla smoothie.

half a kg of strawberries, eight ice cubes, a scoop of vegan protein powder, and just enough water to keep things moving

Now that the weather is warmer, the idea of having something cool and refreshing for dinner is appealing.  In addition to being  tasty, the smoothies are quite healthy.  As prepared, I got 25 grams of protein, around 275 calories, and a full, happy stomach.

one of the best smoothies I've ever had

I’m looking forward to a summer full of delicious fruits and vegetables!

One Comment leave one →
  1. Mother permalink
    1 May, 2012 02:49

    Mother is not only proud, but jealous!

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