At this moment in time I am sitting at a table in the Post Falls Library in Idaho. And I can’t believe it – still. I’ve been working at this cute little coffee shop located on Chase and Seltice for about a week.

I say working, but more factually, I’ve been being trained to work. :D It’s going very well and I’m loving it. It’s been crazy trying to learn everything though – crazy and challenging, very! We have 50 different flavors to choose from and I don’t even know how many drinks!

This is the espresso machine. Although intimidating at first, I find that it makes life as a barista much easier than it could be. :P

Blue skies and sunshine today… I won’t tell you the temperature as it might make my southern friends and family jealous. I have to laugh every time I hear someone complain about the weather up here. They don’t even know what hot is.

So anyway, I’ll be up here until September at least. Maybe I’ll move here, I don’t know yet. I like it,  so we’ll see…
I’m all by myself for the week as my friends I’m staying with have gone on a trip to Oregon. It’s strange living by myself, to say the least. I’ve always loved quiet, but I find I like to have music on when I’m home. The house doesn’t feel quite so empty.
I wasn’t sure how I would like cooking for one, but so far I love it. I’ve been craving tomato mozzerella salad since I’ve been gone, so here’s my 1 to 2 serving recipe.
1 tomato, diced

2 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
2 T. sliced fresh basil
2 T. extra virgin olive oil
3 T. balsamic vinegar
fresh ground pepper

fresh mozzarella balls
one thick slice sourdough bread
2 t. butter

Two of my must have kitchen staples…

Combine tomatoes, garlic, basil, balsamic and oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper. I like to go heavy on the salt since the mozzarella is unsalted. Set aside,  or refrigerate for a couple hours.

You can get several different sizes of mozzerella balls. Mine were big enough to slice, but you can serve them whole or quartered if you prefer.

I found this amazing green olive sourdough bread at a store here and couldn’t resist buying it as it was a dollar off. It is so yummy! Cube your sourdough bread and toast in a skillet with butter or oil.

Arrange lettuce on a plate. Top with mozzerella balls and tomato mixture. Sprinkle on the fresh croutons and there you have it! I promise you that it is simply amazing. :)

Hope you all are enjoying your summer! Leave me a note or send me an email! I’d love to keep in touch. And definitely drop by for a coffee if you’re in the area. We make the best! :D



10 thoughts on “Changes…

  1. Love this post! :) I've decided to have this as my first meal in my new place this weekend. ;) I guess I'll have a little taste of the quietness you're experiencing. It was fun showing Jer and Anna my new place. Hopefully you can come down and see it too. I'm thinking of splitting gas with Caleb and coming to see you some weekend soonish. Sound like fun? :)

  2. OH….what can I say? I have such mixed emotions! I miss you like crazy! I am so happy for you it just tickles my heart! I love, love, love seeing this post…it's like having you home again for a few minutes…The coffee shop is so cute!I'm going to try this recipe and double it for four… me, dad, Tera and John…can you believe it?Love you ever so much…

  3. Sarah! We're gonna make the tomato – basil salad today. Anna's been talking about it all week, so when you posted the recipe, we knew we couldn't pass it up! =) I loved reading about what God is doing in your life. I'm kinda jealous.. not gonna lie. =) Miss you. I hope you're having a fabulous time! I'm saving up for a plane ticket, so hopefully I'll see you soon!Love you.

  4. Hey Sarah! Glad you are liking it up there. And thank you ever so much for leaving out the temp!! 106 here in OK yesterday. Yikes! I miss you which is weird since I rarely see you when you're home. I was hoping you'd keep up your posts. Please do! Love ya!! P.S. Don't you think Guthrie needs a drive thru coffe hut???

  5. Great post Sarah! You just solved my dinner dilemma! I just bought two mozzarella balls yesterday too! :) The salad sounds so yummy.Idaho sounds wonderful, enjoy your summer there! Thanks again.:)

  6. So fun! I loved being able to see where you are working! And I soooo love this salad!I'm excited about the changes happening for you…even if it is super, super quiet on the other side of my wall. ;)Love you!

  7. @ Melody – Sounds fun? Yeah!!! It would be way to fun! Ah, I want to see your place! Maybe I'll make it down before, and if, I leave. :D@ Sage – Love and miss you too! thanks for commenting!@Mom – You're gonna make me cry! :P Love you!@Farrah – that I am! And yes, I plan on coming to see you all sometime soon! :D@Merrie – thanks! Can't wait til you get that ticket!@Alicia – I miss you too! And yes, Guthrie definitely needs one of these and you would be great at it!!! :P@Kaleah! Yay! Glad I could help! Thanks for commenting.@Tera – you mean no one has moved in yet?!! Awh, I miss my room! I miss you too! Love you!

  8. Sarah,I didn't know you were having such an adventure. So happy for you and thank you for the lovely salad recipe. It will be supper for Steve and I. Much happiness in that cool, beautiful place. Blessings to you,Judy

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