Hello, Awesome.

by Sarah on July 13, 2012 · 9 comments

Welcome back to another dose of my summer series: Things That Are Awesome.

To commemorate the fifth installement of what has become a general celebration of goodnesss, I beg of you not to give Hi-Fives*, but instead to wave ”Hello, Awesome!” to all of the following things (lackluster word for ‘general nouns’ that you will forgive me for using).

*Technically, it is a high five, but the ‘hello’ concept only works if we use the salutatory spelling.

Hello, Kohlrabi!

I cannot ever remember encountering a kohlrabi in 3-D, and then all of a sudden I find myself at a farmers’ market in small town Wisconsin and they are EVERYWHERE.

Hello, creepy alien face!

Naturally, Papa Smart and my curiosity resulted in the purchase of what we learned to be a German turnip–name from kohl (“cabbage”) and rabi (“turnip”).Sliced thin, I wanted to just go ahead and eat it raw–with it’s mild, slightly peppery flavor while being crisp and refreshing, like a cucumber–but I took Sarah‘s advice and dipped it in hummus.And then we sprinkled Crazy Jane’s Mixed-Up Salt on it..and that just took things to a whole new level of awesome.

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Hello, British Treats!

While the package I received from Jemma might not have actually been touched by the royal Kate’s hands… …the contents were exciting enough for me to overlook that. :) I have been wanting to try the Pukka Three Ginger Tea for months since I first saw it on Jemma’s blog, and super dark chocolate with ginger (can you sense a slight theme?) sounds my idea of taste heaven.

Cola-flavored raisins? Yes, please!And there is going to be a WHOLE lot of Nak’d time in my future…*

*Fully clothed while nak’d: an oxymoron I can support. Thank you, Jemma!

[How soon is too soon for another swap? ;) ]

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Hello, Florida-Georgia Line!“Cruise” is my jam.

It just is.

[Even if the title of the album is It'z Just What We Do...with a z.*]

*’What they do’ is apparently misspell the easiest of words based on misconstrued phonetics.

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Hello….random bag of Tostitos?You know your roommate is awesome when she heads to the beach……and leaves behind her chiplets for you to eat.—————-

Hello, ‘Sunburnt’ Pepper!

Don’t you just love it when the green bell peppers are starting to turn red? All of the sweetness for half the price. ;)

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What are you saying, “Hello, Awesome!” to lately?

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count July 13, 2012 at 6:34 am

Three ginger tea and chocolate with ginger?!? I’m in love. And Yes to the idea of the two tone peppers…their flavor is unique too!

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Mattie @ comfy & confident July 13, 2012 at 8:39 am

Hello, awesome!! I love it… I have been saying it to Almond & Cocunut KIND bars… they are fabulous and awesome!

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sarah @ sarah learns July 13, 2012 at 9:30 am

that is a lot of hello, awesome for one day! i’m saying hello, ripe cherry tomatoes on my porch! i’m planning a big harvest of them + basil this afternoon for a little caprese & pesto action. can’t wait.

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Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning July 13, 2012 at 10:46 am

Why yes- kohlrabi is awesome! I haven’t bought any this year. The farmer that I always bought it from at the farmers market didn’t return this year. :(
I just started making Lindsay’s chobani ice cubes with granola that she’s always posting on Instagram (and I always drool over). THOSE are awesome.

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Brittany @ Delights and Delectables July 13, 2012 at 11:26 am

Omg! I LOVE nakd bars! I don’t get to go to London this year, so I’m having a friend buy me some. lol! :)

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes July 13, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Yayyy! I’m so happy that it arrived safely! I didn’t actually realise there was a ginger theme going on when I was packing your box up- ha! I would love to do another swap any time! :D

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Katie @ Talk Less, Say More July 14, 2012 at 9:31 pm

I’m saying “Hello Awesome” to my future! there are big things in the works and I can’t wait to see them come together. Putting my positive energy out into the world and hoping to see things come together.

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Diana @ VeggieNextDoor July 15, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Your Brit friend is awesome! I went to Dublin in May and brought back many Nak’d Bars (the Apple Ginger & Cocoa Orange are my faves) and the exact same Licorice & Cinnamon Tea – soooo good! You are sure to enjoy!

I only wish I had seen the Cola Raisins while I was there – so unique!

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Megan@eatmybeets July 15, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Lindt 90% chocolate. Definitely on my awesome list right now.

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