The solo part

Another reason I love this weekend: the perfect balance of me time + friend time + zero grad school time!

The first part of yesterday was my new favorite Saturday routine. I started with a mini-breakfast of 1/3 cup overnight maple-free maple oats topped with blueberries and SOTBPPDCS butter:


This teeny serving was perfect to fuel me up for Saturday morning’s hot yoga class. After yoga, I tore back down to Brooklyn to pick up the CSA. Kate is out of town this weekend, so I was responsible for getting the whole share. After the photo shoot, I split everything in half so Kate can come collect her stuff on Tuesday when she’s back.

You can tell summer is finally here by the expanding variety of exciting goods: head of green lettuce, head of broccoli, head of red lettuce, 3 pints blueberries, garlic scapes, snap peas, bok choy, 2 zucchinis, Swiss chard, 1/2 dozen eggs, and “braising greens.”


The most exciting part:


Once all of the produce was sorted and processed, I put together mini-breakfast part 2, this time with 1/3 cup of scary-weight-management-powder-turned-delicious-vanilla-yogurt-chia-goji-pudding.



On the side, I sliced 1/4 of the chayote from Friday night and dipped it into this organic hot mango chutney from Native Forest. The chutney was pretty pretty hot, so it paired perfectly with the refreshing watery crunch from the chayote.


My snacky little spread:


Shortly thereafter, it was time to head out for the social segment of the day, along with some good old-fashioned 4th of July festivating!

What do you crave more on weekends: solo time or social time?

12 thoughts on “The solo part

  1. Alison says:

    A mixture of solo and social time. But I’m more of a solo person, so that’s the part I enjoy most. I like spending all day Saturday shopping by myself and then doing this with hubby and/or friends at night.


  2. katecooks says:

    i like the balance of both! too much of either can be overwhelming! this weekend i had me time thursday nite and then friend time friday and saturday and now me time on sunday!!!! i love ending the weekend with some good book reading and getting my life back together. looks like you had a great 4th!!!


  3. Olivia says:

    Rainbow chard! I call them dirt Skittles. . . .Def a mix of solo and social. Typically solo at home (so I can fold my underwear) and social while out. Happy Fourth!!


  4. Gina says:

    SOCIAL TIME!! My weeks are packed with solo time, so every weekend I make it a goal to find something social to do, even if it’s just calling my mom to go get a drink. πŸ™‚


  5. insideiamdancing says:

    Depends! Right now most of my work is from home so by the weekend, I need socialising. When I have had jobs working 14 hours straight surrounded by people, I want nothing but silence at the weekend!


  6. Diana (Soap & Chocolate) says:

    I think I crave the solo time more actively, and yet if it’s not balanced by at least like, an hour of social time per weekend day, I feel like I’ve failed. This weekend was a perfect balance for me – success! Looks like you’ve been a busy lady in the kitchen. I can’t believe you made your own bliss! Artisana style, that is, though I’ve no doubt that you are indeed following your bliss as well. πŸ™‚


  7. Danielle says:

    Your rainbow chard is beautiful! I actually crave my social time too. I’m so busy with everyone during the week I just feel the need to wind myself down. Glad you had such a happy holiday! πŸ™‚


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