Whole30 - Day 27

Day 26 was incredibly busy (with sleeping)... so I had much to do come the morning of Day 27.

Since I wasn't particularly hungry when I woke up, I set out on my day knowing I'd have an empty tummy eagerly awaiting my second trip of the month to the Villa Del Sol Cherry Farm!

• an overwhelming amount of cherries.  I was surprised any of them even made it home... fresh fruit is just SO good!

The rest of the day I spent unpacking, picking up, and settling back into the comforts of my own home.  Before I knew it, it was time to prepare dinner.  I had previously defrosted a few grass-fed t-bone steaks from my giant grass-fed stash and set them in a bowl of my new balsamic vinegar to marinate.


The previous weekend, at the Ojai Valley Lavender Festival, I had the delight of sampling an assortment of cooking oil blends, balsamic vinegars, and vinaigrettes.  Gianni's Fine Foods offered everything from a Garlic Blue Cheese & Toasted Walnut Vinaigrette (which I did not try) to a chocolate balsamic vinegar.  Believe it or not - it is Paleo!  And richly delicious!

The young lady easily complied with offering samples on a plastic spoon in place of a bite of bread and her peppy personality and fantastic salesmanship kept Mom, Matt, and me lingering around until we had our fill of fancy oils and vinegars.  Mom went home with an assortment of flavors, Matt brought home a Classic Cabernet Marinade, and I went for the Peach Lime Cinnamon Balsamic.


• grass-fed t-bone steak marinated in Peach Lime Cinnamon Balsamic Vinegar.  This is certainly a flavor intended for pork, but I was eager to give it a try even in our temporarily porkless household.
• baby spinach wilted with minced garlic and coconut oil


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