The day in Portland was blistering cold, yet blazing sun, the kinda weather that slaps a big smile on your face -- so intense the colors and the mood. People bundled in mittens on the bicycles and glorious beanies of every shade. I love it when it's crisp with sunshine, like biting into the perfect Fuji apple!
Around 4 o'clock, we sat down to what may be the world's most perfect after-school and after-work snack. A giant mug of English Breakfast tea with plenty of milk and sugar, for good measure. And a bowl of sliced Valencia oranges, tart kiwis, blueberries, dried cherries and a sprinkling of coconut shreds. For me, snacking is essential -- be it in the car, on a walk, while cooking -- you can bet I've got a little stash of nuts or an apple close by. I have to feed this beast! Or I become very very cranky, and no one wants to be around a cranky Lee.
So do yourself a favor and cut up a colorful, happy fruit salad. An excellent way to fend off winter blues!