Sunday, August 22, 2010
Well, this years garden has done ok. Not nearly as plentiful as previous years, but still we got plenty for us and a little to share. The tomatoes are almost done, with every plant still full of tomatoes but many dead leaves too.
Other things are looking great still and still have many blooms, like these baby yellow squash
More yellow squash & spaghetti squash
In desperate need of rain!
and zucchini's are plentiful with all plants still producing
The first plantings of green beans (among many other things) all got eaten, but this is the fall crop planted. Excuse the weeds! We really need to get working on them!
And this is one of the smaller Armenian cucumbers! They are super crisp and taste so good!
The beets and turnips are all done. The cucumbers are still going strong and the later planting of the winter squash are looking good with hundreds of acorn and butternut growing well. The corn is also about done...
Now it's time to start making more spaghetti sauce and freezing mega amounts and shredding some zucchini to freeze. Just today I picked 6 grocery bags full of tomatoes, 3 bags full of zucchini and a bag full of green beans. Also 4 bags of cucumbers. No cabbage or okra this year...the ground hogs got it all, several times! We have tons and tons of banana peppers, but the green, yellow and orange bell peppers died out and are only producing golf ball sized peppers now, LOL. Earlier in the year we were getting lots of really nice sized ones.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
I have never been a huge fruit lover. I like fruit ok, but it's veggies that are my preference. I (usually) get 12-18 servings a day of them. When I remind myself to eat fruit, I don't *not* like it, it's just that I rarely think about it when it's the veggies I crave.
Yesterday we got a magazine at work that had a salad in it that was made with a strange combo of ingredients, including 2 large papayas and 2 large mangoes. We made it at the office today and it was
It had arugula, avocado, papaya, mango, fennel and shrimp. The dressing was made with olive oil, lime and sea salt.
It was super healthy with the good fat from the olive oil and avocado and had the perfect blend of other ingredients.
If anyone would like the recipe, I can send you the link. It didn't come with NI, but I plugged it all into the spark people calculator and have those numbers also. They were really great for the serving size.
Sunday, August 01, 2010
I had a great dinner with Brandon and Lisa :-)
They just moved into their new townhouse last weekend and they already have it looking like they've lived there for a while. This is their dining room table:
Here's me with Lisa
and me and Brandon
and Brandon with his little sister Meghan:
I was joking on my NOVA Spark Team that I was going to dinner to their house, wondering what kind of dinner we would have with neither of them knowing how to cook. They either eat out or when Brandon did cook (Lisa never did) it was something out of a box. When he first invited me to dinner he said maybe he'd make a low fat tuna casserole. I know at home he would take pasta roni and make it and then add a can of tuna. I took some spinach dip made with FF mayo and FF sour cream so I'd have something fairly healthy to eat. Much to my surprise, they put together a nice little meal!
I was so happy they thought about me and had broccoli and carrots, a whole grain brown rice dish, boneless chicken breasts and corn. For dessert they even made sugar free jello with pineapple in it and they also had fat free ice cream!
I may not have been able to get him to eat so well. Like his father, he almost never ate they healthy food I cooked, choosing to eat boxed high sodium processed foods, but he is slowly changing! He said now that they have the townhouse payment, they have drastically cut back on eating out and I was surprised to see a lot of healthy choices in their fridge and pantry and a small amount of the hamburger helper, rice a roni type boxes! Changes we make for ourselves sometimes do get into other family members heads!
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