• New furry friends!

    July 31, 2013

    OMG! Princess Twilight Sparkle and mini Spike come out on Friday, August 2 at Build-A-Bear Workshop and I’m so excited I can barely wait! She is so pretty and sparkly and looks so amazing in her cape and sparkly shoes. She is on the website right now if you want to see her and haven’t yet. (Just get an adult’s permission and go to www.buildabear.com.) I’m a big fan of My Little Pony, and my mom was too when she was little, so we’ll have to get these new furry friends when they come out later this week.

    One of the other things I want to do this week is make pickles with my mom. You know how I told you my dad has an AMAZING garden this summer? Well, it’s practically bursting at the seams with cucumbers. So since we can’t eat them all right away, we’re going to pickle them! Do you like pickles? I love, love, love them. I could eat a whole jar all by myself. And it’s pretty easy to make your own. One of the recipes we have just tells us to put some of the cucumbers, whole or sliced, in a jar with a combo of white wine vinegar, water, dill (which is another thing we’re growing in the garden), and if you want you can add other spices like garlic or peppercorns. Then you put everything in the fridge for a few days and the turn into pickles! The longer you leave them in the more pickly they get, but I know it will be hard for me not to eat them right away.

    Another one of my favorite ways to eat cucumbers is to slice them really thin, and lay them on top of a piece of lightly toasted bread with mayo on top. Then I sprinkle some pepper (my mom buys this fancy white pepper that’s really good) on top and voila! It’s delicious and totally screams summer!

    Have a good one!