Soooooo… I ended up not going to the beach. I went to 3rd St instead and proceeded to buy way too many clothes because there were way too many sales. NO MORE AFTER THIS, I SWEAR! UGH. 🙂
But anywhos, I did go to my ultimate fave spot in Santa Monica: HUCKLEBERRY! I wasn’t in too hungry of a mood so I just got cumin roasted carrots and avocados and a chocolate truffle pudding. 🙂 Oh, and a cup of drip coffee, of course.
After getting home and finally going running (I haven’t felt this sore in so long. 😦 ), I started baking! YUM.
Chocolate florentines (which you may remember from a few posts back) and my ultimate fave GINGER COOKIES!
I’m not going to finish the chocolate florentines (and I’m going to try using Nutella this time!) until I get to Horizon Retreat, so I can sleep at a decent hour tonight. haha. But the ginger cookies are all done! 😀 I love how good they smell. AH.
Ah. I suppose I should share the Ginger Cookie recipe with you… I substitute butter for the margarine. 🙂 And I like to add more spices.. but I like my food to be extra flavorful. hehe. I also roll my cookies in vanilla sugar, but normal sugar works great too. To get the perfect round-ness, then you MUST use the bottom of a cup to flatten the cookies before you bake them. I always like to take them out a couple minutes earlier than the recipe tells you, because then they’d be extra soft. 🙂
Overall, today was a pretty awesome day! 🙂
I shall be sure to post about Horizon Retreat after this weekend! HOW EXCITING! It’s going to be beautiful in Santa Barbara; we’re staying in a lovely beach house! 🙂