Bringing Home the Bacon…Jam

A couple of weeks ago (while flipping back and forth between “Foodie” Channels) i came across THIS:

Heaven in a Jar

Now for the most part, i enjoy eating healthy but as soon as i saw this product…i knew it was only a matter of time before it would be “a-comin’ home to Mama”!

So, i placed my order online at the Skillet Street website where they have tons of recipe ideas, as well as the story of the man behind the Jam – Josh Henderson. He is not only the Proprieter/Chef of the recently opened Skillet Diner, but also the Creator of the now famous “Bacon Jam”.

On the site you will find all kinds of sinful treats, such as the bacon spread variety pack (drool) as well as other interesting items like Pumpkin Chipotle Sauce – which I also purchased, but have yet to try (more on that in a future post).

Oh, and in case you’re wondering how i used my Bacon Jam, that’s a no-brainer…Eggs, Bacon Jam & Cheddar Cheese on a Biscuit:

Everything is Better with Bacon Jam…

I’d love to stay and write some more…but i’ve gotta “Jam”!

~Nic

2012 Inspiration Run

People often ask me “do you run?” and my answer is always the same – “not unless some one is chasing me”. Well, this weekend…all that changed.
A couple weeks back, a close friend who is a school teacher for Autistic children at my former Elementary School, challenged me to do a 5K. My first reaction was a chuckle, but then i found out it was to benefit the Special Olympics. I have a soft spot for kids in general, but the special needs kids…BIG soft spot.
So, here i am – never run or jogged in my life, finishing my 1st 5K!

What are you waiting for, folks? Get out there and do something “feel good” for the people in your community…then blog about it 🙂

A Deck with a View…

Ok, i really don’t mean to rub it in but we’ve had the most amazing weather here in Miami, lately. With the record breaking high temperatures we had during March, we were way over-due for the cooler temps that have arrived, if only for a short time.

Tonight it’s expected to get down to the low 50’s and tomorrow a perfect 80 degrees. Perfect “leaving the windows open” kind of weather! For me, this weather brings a certain energy along with it…makes you want to, um…well…BLOG! ha ha…

Oh, and take pictures….but, of course!

Here are a couple of shots i took this evening with my iPhone, just as the sun was setting. You can see the waxing crescent moon at 12% of full and a very clear Venus, off to it’s right. Click here to read more about the Moon and Venus conjunction.

Clear skies, cool breezes and celestial treats…it doesn’t get much better than this, folks!

Cheers!

I want the moon and the stars and the whole nine yards...

Moon and Venus Conjunction, what's your function?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Breakfast

I seem to have fallen behind in my postings, but rest assured…i will catch-up! For now, i give you this morning’s creation:

Breakfast of Champions

Banana, Almond Milk Pancakes with a Semi-sweet chocolate chip garnish. Feel free to message me for the recipe, it’s healthy AND delicious!

and pancakes,
~Nic

Weekly Photo Challenge (Broken)

As much as I adore birds and wildlife, I don’t enjoy cleaning up the “presents” they leave behind. The pinwheels are used to prevent the ducks from coming onto the deck. They seem to be working for the most part…even when “Broken”. 

Pinwheel Side A (taken with Magic Hour Photo App)

 

Pinwheel Side B