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Flora Light testing continues

Saturday, July 10, 2010

So, what have I tried the Flora Light with so far...

On multigrain bread with a boiled egg. That worked. It was nice!

On multigrain bread with Smoked Salmon Pate. That was ok, though I'll be a little less generous with the Flora next time, and I also tried the smoked salmon/Flora light combo on wholegrain crackers which was also very good.

Last night I cut a courgette into chunks and fried them in a little Flora Light. The smell worried me a bit. It comes out when it is used like this. But above the smell of the Flora I could smell the courgettes and by the time they were cooked and I tasted one, the Flora smell was dissipating somewhat and the courgettes tasted lovely! Then went beautifully with the other veggies, new potatoes (also with a little Flora on which also worked) and two sausages (I know, but they needed using up and it is helpful to see what they look like on my Nutrition pages for future avoidance). emoticon

So far the Flora is going well. I'm not saying I'll never eat butter again, and we still have almost a full 500g tub in the fridge which I won't throw out cos I can't abide waste. Tara still prefers butter on her pasta and I'll gradually use it up as we go along, then just keep a small tub of butter for Tara and just stick to the Flora for me.

Next test, making a cake or buns with Flora.


A Good Water Day

Saturday, July 10, 2010

I guess this time of year is a good time to learn to drink more water and less tea. The hot weather, and it is scorching today, really encourages me to down more water than usual. So much so that I managed eight glasses yesterday for only the second time ever. I am sitting here this morning, already on my third glass, and I've barely finished breakfast! I may exceed eight today if this heat keeps up, though I still love my cuppas, and can't ever see myself giving those up completely. Had eight of those yesterday too, but only one so far today.

Maybe by the end of the summer I'll be so used to drinking lots of water that I'll be able to keep up the pace. That would be amazing when you consider that I barely scraped 2 glasses a day most days until recently, and I have dragged myself kicking and screaming to the Brita jug.


ABC's of me

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Copied and pasted from BOE4LIFE's blog at his request

The ABC's of me
Saturday 10th July, 2010

A - Age: 46

B - Bed size: double

C - Chore you hate: Clearing cobwebs

D - Dog's name: Sophie

E - Essential start your day item: Morning Cuppa (and the toilet. LOL)

F - Favorite color: orange

G - Gold or Silver: Silver

H - Height: 5'9"

I - Instruments you play: Recorder, Flute

J - Job title: Handcraft artist

K - Kid(s): 2 Girls, aged 25 and 14

L - Living arrangements: me and the 14-yr-old and Sophie, my dog - or am I her human? ;-)

O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: birth of both girls, Laparoscopy op

P - Pet Peeve: Being lied to

Q - Quote from a movie: Always look on the bright side of life (more song line than quote, but it makes me smile.

R - Right or left handed: Right

S - Siblings: 1 brother 1 sister

T - Time you wake up: anywhere from 7.30 - 10am depending on neighbour noise and how late I worked the night before.

U- First word that comes to your mind for "U": umbrella

V - Vegetable you dislike: black olives (I can just about manage green ones)

W - Ways you run late: Currently, getting so engrossed in Sparkpeople I lose track of time. :-)

X - X-rays you've had: hands

Y - Yummy food you make: Cottage Pie and Lasagna

Z - Zoo favorite: Snakes

Now cut this & paste it into your next blog post! I want to read about you!!


Sparkpeople To Do List?

Friday, July 09, 2010

How on earth do I keep up with all my Spark commitments? I've already forgotten to log fitness minutes with my teams, and then there's keeping track of posts, replies and so forth. There is a LOT of stuff here.

Oh well, it is early days. I am guessing that as I get to know the spark teams I'll get the hang of checking in regularly.

Is there somewhere to write a 'to do list'?


About Eating a Rainbow...

Thursday, July 08, 2010

I have a question:

Where in the rainbow is the mushroom?


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