We got to meet Vicki and her wonderful husband Art and their two super cuties, Olivia & Abigail. It was so warm and fun and it makes me wish we didn't live so far apart! Musty and Art even had lots of music stuff in common, so that was another neat connection to share.
Sorry our faces are a bit dark, but here's a cute picture of Vicki & me and her little munchkins ... It was really hot in Boise, so breakfast at 8:30 on their veranda was quite lovely! It was so fun being with another blogger - we were both taking pictures of everything before we could start eating. Ha ha!
Here's most of the spread - Vegan YumYum's lavender shortbread, a little jar of very nice lavender jelly, a big hummus platter with Dreena's creamy hummus & lettuce & steamed yellow beets & tiny gherkins, a bag of pita bread, and of course the ***amazing*** chocolate mint melty cookies from the Everyday Vegan Video, and even the tiny hand of an eager cookie appreciator. I can tell you, those cookies are freakishly delicious. I will probably have to buy that DVD solely to obtain that recipe. They are that good.
There was also Ice Cream for breakfast! What a decadent treat. Vicki really had such an amazing spread for us. She had a tub of vanilla Soy Delicious, with local blackberries and blueberries, and some granola to put on top. YUM! The girls were very excited about getting to have ice cream and cookies for breakfast. Truth be told, so was I! :)
Here's a close up of VeganYumYum's Lavender Shortbread. It was fun to realize how much we know about each other & our lives from reading each other's blogs - as soon as Vicki showed me the lovely lavender shortbread, I said "Oh yeah, you just went lavender picking!" ha ha.
Here's my decadent sweetie plate - don't worry, I also ate plenty of hummus and veggies! Here you can witness my inability to control myself in the face of so many delicious vegan treats: Soy Delicious Ice Cream, granola, blueberries, blackberries, a chocolate mint cookie, and a piece of the Lavender Shortbread with lavender jelly on it. Phew! It was deeelish!
Oh, Jolie really is a great dog. Most of you know that Musty and I have 3 dogs, so we are definitely doggie appreciators. :) After seeing this super cute picture, we were looking forward to meeting Ms Jolie. She is such a sweet dog! Musty was particularly in love with her. I think he wanted to sneak Jolie home with him. It was fun getting to pet on her and getting some doggie time.
"Can I have a cookie? Can I have a cookie?" SOMEONE was seriously interested in those chocolate mint cookies. Olivia scored and was allowed to eat two with her breakfast... but couldn't stop asking for more. It was exceptionally cute. Such a keen ability to focus! She had figured out to ask each adult individually, on the off chance that she might break one of us down - or perhaps we were not a unified front! Alas, two was all she got. :)
Please note: "Famous Potatoes" !!! Do any other states feature vegetables on their liscense plates??? That's awesome! Musty and I now like to call each other "Famous Potato."
In Vicki's kitchen! She sent us off with some yummy treats - a carton of big delicious blackberries, 2 more chocolate mint cookies, and 4 pieces of lavender shortbread! Wow! We ate most of it later in the afternoon as we took a little roadtrip up the Payette River. The last two pieces of shortbread made it all the way to Florida. Stay tuned for more pics from that part of our trip!
We can't wait to see them again, here there or anywhere! Hopefully I'll get a chance to cook up something special for them in Santa Cruz sometimes. Thanks again Vicki - that was super fun!