Fig & Tomato Basil Salad
Two mini vacations in a row is making it hard to go back to normal this week. I went from Portland almost straight to Palm Springs and PS was filled with more alcohol than I needed. So now I’m back craving sugar, sleep…and more sugar. Which is exactly why I stay away from alcohol most of the time. It’s crazy how quickly alcohol adds up and makes you feel like crap when you stay away from it most of the time. IT’S THE DEVILLLLLL!!!! The lush sugar devil.
Since I’ve been out of town so often and my husband is in and out of town the next month, we have been trying to hit up a couple date nights when he has time. My guy works A LOT. Meaning Monday – Saturday, leaving at 7am and getting back around 7:30pm, so I’m trying to make sure we get enough bonding time in when we can. Last week we decided to grab some dinner then head to comedy works. Poor guy got stuck in traffic for an hour so we had to change our dinner plans to something quick and easy. The guy tried his best to keep a smiling face on, which is pretty amazing since I would LOSE IT if I was stuck in traffic like that. I don’t know how he stays so calm. People have become idiots when it comes to driving in Colorado now. We seriously are considering moving just so we don’t have to be in as much traffic. We meaning him.
Back to the point. After having a quick dinner, we headed to Comedy Works. Because it never lets us down. Who doesn’t like laughing and getting tipsy because of their strong 2 drink rule there. Well, of course, we got stuck in front of THE WORST chick. I don’t normally get very annoyed with people in public settings, but this b*tch was loud AF. Before the show even started, she was just yelling in our ears. We were pumped for the show to start so we wouldn’t have to listen to her bullsh*t BUT THEN, once the show started, she started shrieking. And this is not a joke. I need you to remember something. Remember how Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City would let out little squeals randomly, like if she saw a mouse or almost fell. Remember how it was all cute because it was out of nowhere and then quiet almost instantly? Well multiple that cute little squeal by 439 and let that squeal linger directly into your ear for 10 seconds while she also screams “ZERO F*CKS GIVEN!!” She yelled that term at anything. Yes, there ARE f*cks given, ma’am. My eardrums give many f*cks. And well, you’re straight up ruining my date. And my ears. I hate you.
Something that blew my mind was when I finally turned around to put a face to the shrieking human that ruined our date night, she was in the arms of another human. Here’s what I don’t understand: My best friend and my sister in law are both beautiful, intelligent, kind women and THEY are single. But this chick who made ears bleed has a mate? How does this make any sense?! Riddle me that!! That’s some bullsh*t right there. Luckily, that chick gave me an excuse to want to go on another date ASAP. Not a bad thing.
Oh wait, guess what?! It’s the last week of the Summer CSA Series! That means every Wednesday for the last 8 weeks, Lexi from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen and Cassy from Fed and Fit and I have all been sharing recipes inspired from food you may find at your local farmers market or in you CSA box. My last recipe is all about tomatoes, figs and fresh basil! Here’s what the other ladies are sharing!
Fig & Tomato Basil Salad
- Yield: 2-3 1x
- 1 cup diced Roma tomatoes (or whatever tomato is in season or you prefer)
- 1 cup diced figs
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoon honey
- 1 cup fresh basil
- 3–4 tablespoons olive oil
- pinch of salt
- In a bowl, mix together tomatoes, figs, balsamic and honey.
- In a small blender, add basil then begin to blend then pour in olive oil until mixture is smooth. Add in a pinch of salt.
- Pour basil oil into the bowl with tomatoes and figs and toss until completely coated.
- Serve immediately or chill for later.
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