It has been three weeks since I have had a regular weekend in LA.
First I went to Chicago and ran a marathon!
Then I went to San Francisco.
And I ate my face off.
While I had so much fun the past few weekends I was really looking forward to hanging in my hood this weekend and getting back into my routine.
Routine on Sundays means breakfast, iced lattes, farmers markets, and enjoying my hood.
It’s starting to cool down in LA. We don’t have a traditional change of seasons but the weather does crisp up a bit which is nice. I’m going to go ahead and count that as a change. Mmkay? With cooler weather comes oatmeal!
Doesn’t that picture just look like fall? I actually put vanilla in the oatmeal while I cooked the oats. Then I topped with granola, cinnamon, and obviously brown sugar. Oats without brown sugar? I would never!
Then I took to the streets and stopped at one of my favorite LA coffee shops, Café Luxxe.
Cafe Luxxe has several locations on the Westside and our former governor has been known to frequent them (and I’m not talking about Gray Davis).
I got my usual, an iced non fat latte. I pretty much never get a hot drink unless it’s below freezing. Even then, I prefer cold. My Mom does the same thing and I think it might be genetic.
After I moseyed on over to the Farmer’s Market. So much has changed since the last time I was there! It’s a whole new season!
What’s in season now?
Squash! I love butternut. Some of my favorite butternut squash recipes are butternut squash risotto, butternut squash potato pancakes, butternut squash ravioli, and honey roasted butternut squash.
Grapes and Pomegranates
Brussels Sprouts, one of my favorites!
Peppers and Swiss Chard
Jujubes (Chinese Dates)
I love eating mostly seasonal produce because I can really tell when the seasons are changing. If I’m eating butternut squash, it’s fall!
After the FM I walked home through an art festival! I love my new neighborhood for having stuff like this just randomly happening on a Sunday afternoon.
I didn’t buy anything but I got freebees from Pirate’s Booty!
Last night I also went back to yoga. Sunday just isn’t complete without yoga for me. Since I do yoga every Sunday I kinda feel like yoga resets by body, if that makes sense. I haven’t done yoga since before the marathon. Last night I felt like I was wringing my body out post marathon. This is going to sound so weird but I felt like I could still feel the marathon in my body. I felt a little bit heavy in my inversion but I think it’s because my arms haven’t been properly worked in a while.
I know the blog has been a little “food light, running heavy” recently but I’ve been baking and I hope to start bringing more food content back to the blog this week. I also have more marathon related writing to do, so there is a lot to look forward to.
What is your favorite fall food?