It’s been a bit of a slow year here at PCFG, and a few of you may be wondering why our posts have tapered off in the past year or so. Well, to start off, we’d like to apologize to our fans who may be missing our more regular posting schedule. We swear we have a good excuse though!
Originally, we had moved into a new apartment together at the beginning of this year, and figured by Summertime we’d be back into the swing of posting things. Unfortunately that didn’t quite happen. After a handful of financial crises (including an emergency new car purchase), we were finally able to put the hectic past 7 months behind us. That brings us to our big news!
The Poor Couple got engaged!
So yes, in other words, the Poor Couple will now be even poorer! We joke of course, since this is a happy time, but as you can imagine, getting engaged this Summer was obviously a big distraction from posting as well. Fortunately, we’re starting to get back on our feet and back closer to a more regular posting schedule. If all goes well, we should be able to at least get a few posts up per month like we used to (though we can’t promise this, since as everyone knows, wedding planning is a lot of work)! That aside, we may even be able to write up a few articles on doing some wedding planning on the cheap!
Thanks again to all our persistent fans! We’ll make sure to keep you all in the loop with fun new recipes, Pizza Lab experiments, and cooking tips as we always have. Stay tuned!
Other years I’ve put a lot of thought into my smoothie combinations. This year since I don’t have as big of a fruit supply at my ready it’s been a bit more slapdash. But I’ve still been able to put together some good smoothies! This week we have a lot of watermelon to work through and some cherries I want to eat before they go bad and thus the cherry watermelon smoothie was born. Watermelon smoothies are always a lot thinner than the other smoothies I usually make due to their high water content so keep that in mind when putting it together.
I found myself with some cherries and decided I wanted to make a smoothie with them. At first I wasn’t sure what to combine them with, but I decided that mango with cherries seemed like it’d be yummy. And thus the mango cherry smoothie was born. And yes, it is yummy.
I’m not sure how common starfruits are. When I was younger I used to get them from the grocery store often, but then I went a long time without seeing them. When I finally saw starfruit again at the store the other day I bought couple. I knew I wanted to try making a smoothie with one because they have a very light, refreshing taste. To boost up the amount of fruit I added some blueberries we’re still trying to finish and some pineapple we had lying around. I ended up with a very summery, refreshing smoothie that’s high in vitamin C and antioxidants. Can’t beat that.
If any of you out there have ever had taro bubble tea, you know how magically yummy taro can be. Ever since having taro bubble tea I’ve wanted to make a taro smoothie, but had trouble finding taro I could use. Near the end of last year’s Smoothie Sunday one of our local Asian markets started supplying taro, so I decided to make it the first smoothie of the season this year. I decided to add blueberry not just for color but because we ended up with a surplus of blueberries from vacationing family’s farm share. The blueberry and taro went together really well. And now I really want to experiment with more taro dishes.