ARIANERA's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ARIANERA ARIANERA's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Jumpstart January Challenge Blueprint http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5580010 I am planning to participate in the Jumpstart January Challenge. I am posting my intentions here along with the links to the videos that I keep losing, so I don't have to keep rethinking what I am planning to do. <BR> <BR> Day 1 - Wednesday <BR> Cardio: 8-min Cardio Intervals <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/videos-<BR>detail.asp?video=40 </link> <BR> Strength: Makeup for Day 7 abs video if didn't have time after Karate on Tuesday <BR> <BR> Day 2 - Thursday - <BR> Cardio:... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 21:15:02 EST Bread and Jam for Francis http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4907968 DH and I have made our own Jam for several years - ever since we decided we didn't like HFCS. So tonight I did my beginning of the summer inventory. In the past year we have eaten or given away 31 jars of jam, representing 316 oz. <BR> <BR> I tried to paste the spreadsheet to the blog - but it didn't keep the table, and I couldn't figure out how to save as a picture to post it. The most frequently gifted flavor was marmalade, and we are almost out of cherry. <BR> <BR> I hope the fruit is... Fri, 1 Jun 2012 20:27:00 EST Excuses vs. Reasons http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4711291 This was written by one of the participants on an Asperger's support group that I am on. I'm blogging it here to remember. <BR> <BR> "Sometimes people get confused between an excuse and a reason. With an excuse, you are seeking to be excused from being responsible or learning or fixing whatever it is. With a 'reason' you can begin to explore how to work on changing things or providing appropriate modifications and tools. Just as an example, if you have a blind child would someone say "Oh th... Sun, 29 Jan 2012 23:17:03 EST Seasons' Greeting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4637741 I would like to wish you all a: <BR> <BR> Splendiferous Solstice <BR> Merry Saturnalia <BR> Happy Hanukkah <BR> Joyous Christmas <BR> Wonderful Kwanzaa <BR> <BR> I hope you have a great time during whatever holiday you celebrate at the turning of the year. <BR> <BR> Ari <BR> <BR> Sun, 25 Dec 2011 09:06:36 EST Tooth Fairy Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4568702 I posted the status yesterday that DS9 had broken one of his teeth in a fall and that I was waiting nervously to hear from the dentist. Several of you responded to ask how he was doing, but the response was too long for a status update, so here it is (hope it's not TMI). <BR> <BR> S was running to school while wearing his backpack, as he often does. On Thursday morning, he tripped and with his weak core and generally slow reaction times wasn't able to catch himself. So he landed face first... Fri, 4 Nov 2011 18:24:21 EST Muskmelon musings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4423742 I like cantaloupe and other . But sometimes muskmelons have this "off" taste, almost oniony or garlicy. Does anyone know the science behind why cantaloupe sometimes tastes like that? <BR> <BR> Is it - <BR> <BR> a) Because it was stored near onions in the fridge and absorbed the odor from the onions? <BR> b) Because wooden cutting boards retain onion flavored compounds and are generous? <BR> c) Something to do with the exact mineral/nutrient balance of the soil they were grown in? <BR> d) ... Fri, 12 Aug 2011 22:20:09 EST Planning for the 9 Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4397250 It's coming up on the 9 days before the Jewish Holiday of Tisha B'Av, which is a fast day commemorating the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem. May communities have the tradition of not eating meat in the 9 days preceding the holiday as a symbol of mourning. With our current flexitarian tendencies, this is the 2nd year that I am planning for a meatless 9 days. Here's the current plan: <BR> <BR> Sunday - Stuffed Zucchini <BR> <BR> Monday - Mushroom Barley soup, salad, bread, and chees... Sun, 31 Jul 2011 09:54:19 EST Musing on Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4390674 As many of you know, I really joined Sparkpeople in hopes that I would be motivated to exercise more consistently rather than to lose weight. And while I took of 10 vanity pounds when I first joined, I've been very inconsistent on exercising since R stopped his skating lessons in February and they mostly crept back. So about a week ago, I started over at Stage 1. I'm back to logging, back to cutting down on 2nds, back to trying to tame the work-day snacking (my office ALWAYS has food out)... Wed, 27 Jul 2011 21:16:04 EST Cooking Frenzy Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4368903 Oh no! Ari is blogging about food again. I’m afraid I need to move my musings to locavore/flexitarian site instead since I always seem to be writing about cooking. <BR> <BR> Anyway, we spent a rare summer weekend at home and I had a bursting refrigerator and a little bit of time. So I went to the farm market to buy fruit and odds and ends to supplement the CSA bounty and then came home and started cooking. Items with a * came from the CSA. <BR> <BR> On Saturday, I made: <BR> Apricot Jam... Sun, 17 Jul 2011 22:16:11 EST Eating a Rainbow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4319055 Red – tomatoes <BR> Orange – carrots <BR> Yellow - eggs (too bad the peaches aren't ripe) <BR> Green – green beans, lettuce, and cucumber <BR> Blue – blueberries <BR> Purple – beets <BR> <BR> What a colorful day. <BR> <BR> Ari Thu, 23 Jun 2011 23:25:18 EST Ghosts of the Borscht Belt http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4311772 In 1886 Mendel packed his bags and emigrated from what is now Belarus (and used to be called the Pale of Russia) to America. Over the next 40 years, Mendel’s 8 brothers and sisters, along with their 3 first cousins, all came to America. In 1986, over 200 descendents from this family held a reunion in the Catskills to celebrate 100 years in America. I was 16 at that reunion. The Borsht belt of the Catskills were starting to fade, but several of the hotels were still in decent shape. <BR>... Mon, 20 Jun 2011 21:29:36 EST CSA Season http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4271413 We picked up our first box from the CSA this week. As expected, the contents were a little sparse, but I know that will pick up quickly. <BR> <BR> Yummy goodness included: <BR> 4 heads of lettuce <BR> Spinach <BR> tiny turnips (tender enough to peel and eat raw) <BR> mint <BR> <BR> I haven't decided if I am going to repeat the weekly veggie inventory blogs like I did last year. I'm leaning against it - as just one more thing to do while already overly busy. <BR> <BR> Tonight's dinner f... Wed, 1 Jun 2011 23:19:06 EST Southern NJ SparkWalk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4233723 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l885616315.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This morning KMIRANDA2000, HEVER79, COLEEENCOLE, ARIANERA, JERZRN, TERRI289, and a few husbands and friends met at Cooper River Park to walk. We saw goslings, a batch of National Guard Reserves working out, a 5K race getting organized, and many very fit women who make me look short holding boats over their heads. While we were walking we dodged the crew coaches on bicycles as the pedaled up and down timing the ra... Sun, 15 May 2011 10:45:18 EST Freezer inventory http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4231204 I'm still slowly putting my house back to rights after Passover and it had been several months since I updated the freezer inventory. So tonight, I took a few minutes and went through both the chest freezer and the one in our kitchen. <BR> <BR> Oldest thing I knew about - the shredded zucchini from last summer's CSA season. We also still have 3 bags of cooked pumpkin. <BR> <BR> Oldest thing I didn't remember we had - a small bag of boneless, skinless, chicken thighs. <BR> <BR> Not sure... Fri, 13 May 2011 21:39:09 EST Happy Mother's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4217965 Happy Mother's Day friends. I hope you both get some nice pampering and have a productive weekend. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a full day - we did a 30 minute family housework blitz in right after breakfast - the kids picked up their books and clothing in the living room, then swept their bedrooms, DH swiped the bathrooms and I repacked a box of Passover stuff to get it out of the dining room. <BR> <BR> DS7 and I went off to his baseball game, then joined DH and DS8 at the track meet. DS8 wen... Sun, 8 May 2011 09:58:08 EST Silly Survey about Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4215360 Never done one of these before. Don't know why this specific one appealed. <BR> <BR> 1. What time did you get up this morning? 6:30. Grudgingly <BR> 2. How do you like your steak? Grilled over a real wood fire <BR> 3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Lord of the Rings <BR> 4. What is your favorite TV show? What’s a TV? <BR> 5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Maine Coast in the summer, somewhere milder for the winter <BR> 6. What did you have for b... Fri, 6 May 2011 21:55:39 EST Team Trials http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4199527 My older son, S, is running track this spring. He is the 2nd slowest of the 3rd graders. The problem is that the slowest kid in his age group is also noticeably slower than all of the 1st and 2nd graders. "Z" is a sweet kid and he and my S are becoming friends. I love that _every_ child is encouraged to run to the best of their ability (in fact, the team is chock full of mild ASD and ADHD kids pretty much like my S) and every child is urged to improve against their previous performance as ... Fri, 29 Apr 2011 22:30:27 EST Shameless Plug http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4074089 If you are in the Greater Philadelphia Area, please come see me sing on April 3rd. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l789905689.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hope to see you there. <BR> <BR> Ari Mon, 7 Mar 2011 18:59:59 EST Happy Valentines Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4018105 <em>26</em> Happy Valentines Day Friends. <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> Hope your Honey got you <em>247</em> and <em>214</em> and a big encouragement to continue your healthy journey. <BR> <BR> If not, here are some <em>410</em> and <em>214</em> <em>146</em> and <em>247</em> from me. <BR> <BR> Ari Mon, 14 Feb 2011 21:28:11 EST 10-Minute Solution Videos http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3980837 As I previously posted, I am very pressed for time, but am trying to get at least 10 minutes of exercise 6 days a week. It's winter, and walking outside in bad weather is not for me. <BR> <BR> While flipping through the library's exercise video collection - I ran across something called the "10-Minute Solution." I've only done a half dozen of their workouts, but I'm hooked! <BR> <BR> You need a certain base fitness level to participate successfully <BR> <BR> able to get up and down f... Tue, 1 Feb 2011 13:58:58 EST 2011 goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3878839 I joined SparkPeople as motivation to become more fit. I got really gung-ho last January, participating in the beginning of the year bootcamp. Tried to run in the spring, which my feet didn't like. Spent the summer training for Martial Arts. Since then, I have skated sporadically, but haven't been getting regular exercise. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l575192256.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Weight isn't everything. And fat is less dense than muscle. So while my weigh... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 23:15:33 EST I HAS FREEZER!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3845714 DH just reported that he took delivery of my new freezer!!! After over a year of wanting to do so, but not being able to justify the cash flow, DH bought me a 7.0 cubic ft chest freezer during the CyberMonday sales. DH has been joking that he bought me the lamb sized freezer, but not the pig or cow sized one. <BR> <BR> I'm happy - The new freezer should be big enough to relieve the crowding upstairs, allow me to preserve the extra produce from the CSA, buy small quantities of meat from t... Wed, 15 Dec 2010 14:50:21 EST Perfectly sized turkey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3809808 There were only 5 of us this year for Thanksgiving, DH, MIL, my 2 kids and I. We got a perky 13 lb turkey. Turned out we had the perfect amount of turkey: <BR> <BR> Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday <BR> <BR> Thanksgiving Dinner all over again on Friday (with some different vegetable sides to make it interesting) <BR> <BR> Thanksgiving sandwiches for lunch on Friday and Saturday (turkey, cranberry, stuffing, and just a touch of mayo - don't ask me why DH's family puts stuffing on a sandwic... Sun, 28 Nov 2010 11:45:39 EST CSA Weeks 24 and 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3776338 Today we picked up the last box of vegetables for the 2010 season at Honeybrook Farms CSA . I’ve posted blogs 24/25 weeks (I missed last week). So for the last time this year here is the inventory of vegetables in my house. I’ve included some things from last week’s box that we already ate along with tonight’s finds and the random other fruits and veg we have on hand: <BR> <BR> Baby Lettuce Mix <BR> Cucumbers <BR> Red and Green Bell Peppers <BR> Red and Daikon Radishes <BR> Carrots <BR... Wed, 10 Nov 2010 22:47:04 EST CSA Week 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3750993 Lettuce <BR> Red and Green Bell Peppers <BR> Red and Daikon Radishes <BR> Carrots <BR> <BR> Turnip greens <BR> Daikon greens <BR> Collards <BR> Radicchio <BR> Baby Bok Choy <BR> <BR> Red and Green Cabbage <BR> Broccoli <BR> Kohlrabi <BR> Beets <BR> Hakurei Turnips (so sweet I've been eating them raw in salad) <BR> Rutabega <BR> Sweet Potatoes <BR> Butternut Squash <BR> Acorn Squash <BR> Other varied winter squash <BR> Pumpkin <BR> <BR> Celery <BR> *Fennel <BR> *Sweet Jalepenos <BR> Yello... Sat, 30 Oct 2010 23:03:14 EST CSA Week 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3729775 CSA Week 22 <BR> <BR> Tomatoes <BR> Lettuce <BR> *Spicy Lettuce Mix ??? <BR> *Arugula <BR> Red and Green Bell Peppers <BR> Radishes <BR> Carrots <BR> <BR> * Beet greens <BR> Turnip greens <BR> Radish greens <BR> Radicchio <BR> Baby Bok Choy <BR> <BR> *Green Beans <BR> Red and Green Cabbage <BR> Broccoli <BR> Cauliflower <BR> Kohlrabi <BR> Beets <BR> Hakurei Turnips <BR> Butternut Squash <BR> Acorn Squash <BR> Other varied winter squash <BR> Pumpkin <BR> <BR> *Fennel <BR> *Sweet Jalepen... Wed, 20 Oct 2010 23:15:37 EST CSA Week 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3714048 Tomatoes – looking pretty green – this may be the end <BR> Lettuce <BR> Spicy Lettuce Mix <BR> Bell Peppers <BR> Radishes <BR> Carrots from the CSA <BR> <BR> *Sweet Frying Peppers <BR> Arugula <BR> *Radish greens <BR> *Radicchio <BR> Chard <BR> Kale <BR> Baby Bok Choy <BR> Beet greens <BR> Cabbage <BR> Broccoli <BR> Cauliflower <BR> <BR> Beets <BR> Turnip <BR> Butternut Squash <BR> Acorn Squash <BR> Other varied winter squash <BR> Pumpkin <BR> <BR> Fennel <BR> Yellow onions <BR> Tiny Re... Wed, 13 Oct 2010 23:16:51 EST Financial Advisor? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3711681 After failing to make sufficient time to actually carry through with setting up a savings and spending plan (I HATE the word budget) and consolidating the too many retirement accounts worth less than $10K, DH and I are seriously considering hiring a financial advisor. I figure if we are actually paying someone to help us, then it will get the priority to make us DO something - and at this point almost anything will be better than the repetitive fights over "we make good money, why are we so ... Tue, 12 Oct 2010 23:08:17 EST CSA Week 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3698057 CSA Week 20 <BR> <BR> Tomatoes <BR> Grape tomatoes <BR> Lettuce <BR> Bell Peppers <BR> Cucumber <BR> Radishes <BR> Carrots from the CSA <BR> <BR> Sweet Frying Peppers <BR> Arugula <BR> Radish greens <BR> Radicchio <BR> Chard <BR> Collards <BR> Napa Cabbage <BR> Baby Bok Choy <BR> <BR> Turnip <BR> Conventional Carrots <BR> Butternut Squash <BR> Acorn Squash <BR> Other varied winter squash <BR> Pumpkin <BR> <BR> Fennel <BR> Scallions <BR> Yellow onions <BR> Tiny Red onions <BR> Shallot... Wed, 6 Oct 2010 22:53:33 EST CSA Week 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3683520 CSA Week 18 <BR> <BR> Tomatoes <BR> Grape tomatoes <BR> Lettuce <BR> Bell Peppers <BR> Cucumber <BR> <BR> Sweet Frying Peppers <BR> Eggplants <BR> Chard <BR> Collards <BR> Napa Cabbage <BR> <BR> Turnip <BR> Butternut Squash <BR> Acorn Squash <BR> Pumpkin <BR> <BR> Yellow onions <BR> Tiny Red onions <BR> Shallots <BR> Jalapeños & other small hot peppers <BR> Garlic <BR> Cilantro <BR> Parsley <BR> <BR> Banana <BR> Watermelon <BR> Apples <BR> <BR> So far this week we’ve had <BR> M... Thu, 30 Sep 2010 23:14:26 EST CSA Week 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3663043 CSA Week 18 <BR> <BR> Tomatoes <BR> Grape tomatoes <BR> Lettuce <BR> Bell Peppers <BR> <BR> Eggplants <BR> Chard <BR> Collards <BR> Bok Choy <BR> <BR> Parsnip <BR> Turnip <BR> <BR> Yellow onions <BR> Tiny Red onions <BR> Shallots <BR> Jalapeños & other small hot peppers <BR> Garlic <BR> Cilantro <BR> Parsley <BR> <BR> Pumpkin – We are up to 4! <BR> Peaches <BR> Cantaloupe <BR> Apples <BR> <BR> This week’s CSA distribution was pretty much a repeat of last week’s. <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 22 Sep 2010 20:38:34 EST CSA Week 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3642435 Pumpkin <em>147</em> <BR> <BR> Tomatoes <BR> Lettuce <BR> Cucumber <BR> Bell Peppers <BR> Carrots <BR> <BR> Eggplants <BR> Assorted summer squash & zucchini <BR> Chard <BR> Collards <BR> Bok Choy <BR> <BR> Parsnip <BR> Turnip <BR> <BR> <BR> Yellow onions <BR> Tiny Red onions <BR> Shallots <BR> Jalapeños & other small hot peppers <BR> Garlic <BR> Cilantro <BR> Parsley <BR> <BR> Peaches <BR> Cantaloupe <BR> Apples <BR> <BR> It’s being a crazy week 3 rehearsals (my normal ch... Wed, 15 Sep 2010 22:56:55 EST CSA Week 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3632054 More Tomatoes – 4 or 5 different kinds <BR> Lettuce <BR> Cucumbers <BR> Bell Peppers <BR> Eggplants <BR> Assorted summer squash & zucchini <BR> Chard <BR> Green Beans <BR> Beets <BR> Carrots <BR> <BR> Sweet Potatoes <BR> Scallions <BR> Yellow onions <BR> Tiny Red onions <BR> Shallots <BR> Jalapeños <BR> Garlic <BR> Basil <BR> Cilantro <BR> Parsley <BR> <BR> Peaches <BR> Cantaloupe <BR> Apples <BR> Pumpkin <BR> <BR> Catching up for the holiday week. Pick-up was on Tuesday ... Sun, 12 Sep 2010 23:09:56 EST CSA Week 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3605152 CSA Week 15 <BR> <BR> Big box of Tomatoes – yellow, striped, enormous heirloom, cherry – there is even a purplish oblong one that I’m curious to try. <BR> Eggplants – including one with a nose <BR> Assorted summer squash & zucchini <BR> Green Beans – YAY! I’ve been wanting green beans for a while <BR> Beets – still have a few hanging around <BR> <BR> Scallions <BR> Yellow onions <BR> Tiny Red onions <BR> Shallots <BR> Jalapeños <BR> Garlic <BR> Basil <BR> Cilantro <BR> Parsley <BR>... Fri, 3 Sep 2010 21:51:20 EST CSA Week 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3575218 Tomatoes: Heirloom, Slicing & Grape <BR> Cucumbers <BR> Peppers: Yellow, Red & Green <BR> Carrots <BR> <BR> Eggplant <BR> Summer squash: Pattypan, crookneck, & yellow zucchini <BR> Beets <BR> Beet Greens <BR> <BR> Scallions <BR> Yellow onions <BR> Tiny Red onions <BR> Shallots <BR> Jalapeños <BR> Garlic <BR> Basil <BR> Cilantro <BR> Parsley <BR> <BR> Watermelon <BR> Peaches <BR> Apples <BR> <BR> It’s a strange week. DH and the kids are at my MIL’s house down the shore, along with ... Wed, 25 Aug 2010 23:17:15 EST I want.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3563148 I’ve been wanting a lot recently…. <BR> I want a GPS <BR> I want a Wii <BR> I want a chest freezer <BR> I want to repair or replace my sewing machine <BR> I want the Trope Trainer software <BR> I want a new pair of sensible brown walking shoes <BR> I want time and money to take voice lessons <BR> I want an exercise bicycle <BR> I want stylish new clothes <BR> I want to explore the local restaurants <BR> I want to re-start the housecleaning service <BR> I want to replace our worn out sheets <... Sun, 22 Aug 2010 17:09:51 EST CSA Week 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3551744 If July was brought to you by more cabbage, onions, potatoes, and beets then you could eat. August, so far, is brought to you by more watermelon, tomatoes, basil and beets than you could eat. <BR> <BR> Tomatoes: Slicing & Grape <BR> Cucumbers <BR> Bell Peppers – Yellow and Red <BR> Frying Peppers – not sure if they are spicy or not <BR> Jalapeños <BR> Carrots <BR> Chard <BR> Beet Greens <BR> Eggplant <BR> Summer squash <BR> Beets <BR> Cabbage <BR> Celery <BR> Scallions <BR> Yellow ... Wed, 18 Aug 2010 21:40:21 EST CSA Week 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3531635 Tomatoes: Slicing & Grape <BR> Cucumbers <BR> Bell Peppers <BR> Carrots x a few <BR> Chard <BR> Eggplant <BR> Yellow summer squash <BR> Beets <BR> Cabbage <BR> Celery <BR> Yellow onions <BR> Tiny Red onions <BR> Shallots <BR> Garlic <BR> Jalapeños <BR> <BR> Basil <BR> Cilantro <BR> Parsley <BR> Ginger <BR> <BR> Canary Melon <BR> Watermelon <BR> <BR> Reasonable quantity of tomatoes this week, and we’ve gotten through many of the ones from last week. Since we were away for the week... Thu, 12 Aug 2010 22:31:25 EST CSA Week 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3504401 I can't believe that we are on week 11 of the CSA for the year. This week my fridge is stuffed with <BR> <BR> Tomatoes: Slicing, Grape, and Cherry – too many to count <BR> Cucumbers x 4 <BR> Bell Peppers x 3 <BR> Mushrooms x 1 handful <BR> Carrots x a few <BR> *Green Beans – small handful <BR> * Dandelion Greens (from our yard) - 1 small handful <BR> *Chard - 1 meal's worth <BR> Eggplant – 1 small <BR> Zucchini/summer squash x 4 <BR> Beets x 1 bunch <BR> Cabbage x 3/4 <BR> New Potatoes – wh... Wed, 4 Aug 2010 22:32:05 EST CSA Week 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3480424 Vegetables <BR> <BR> Lettuce <BR> Cucumbers <BR> Tomatoes <BR> Grape Tomatoes <BR> Carrots <BR> Zucchini <BR> Beets <BR> Cabbage x2 <BR> New Potatoes – Red and White <BR> Baking potatoes <BR> Celery <BR> Yellow onions <BR> Shallots <BR> *Scallions <BR> Garlic <BR> Jalapeños <BR> <BR> Herbs <BR> <BR> *Basil <BR> Lemon Basil <BR> Dill <BR> Parsley <BR> Ginger <BR> <BR> Fruit <BR> <BR> Peaches <BR> Blueberries <BR> Mango <BR> Cantaloupe <BR> Apples <BR> Bananas <BR> <BR> Earlier th... Wed, 28 Jul 2010 23:04:02 EST CSA Week 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3463491 Tomatoes – lots and lots of field grown tomatoes <BR> Cherry tomatoes – yellow and red from a co-workers ¾ acre garden <BR> Lettuce (almost out) <BR> Cucumbers <BR> Carrots <BR> Zucchini <BR> Beet Greens <BR> Beets – approximately 15 <BR> Home pickled beets <BR> Cabbage x 2 (could have had a 3rd, but I donated it) <BR> Celery <BR> New Potatoes – Red and White <BR> Baking potatoes <BR> Salad Onions – purple and white <BR> Yellow onions <BR> Shallots <BR> *Scallions <BR> Garlic <BR> *Basil <B... Fri, 23 Jul 2010 22:38:00 EST Fruit Picking with TERRI289 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3445192 Yesterday TERRI289 and I met at a local orchard to pick fruit. It was a great morning, of walking around, chatting, picking fruit, and watching the various butterflies, dragonflies and birds. TERRI289 is the first Sparkfriend I have met, and we were just as compatible in person as our similar interests here would suggest. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/9/l497005513.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Since coming home, DH and I have made peach jam, blackberry jelly, and a peach ... Sun, 18 Jul 2010 21:59:35 EST CSA Week 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3432985 <BR> Vegetables <BR> <BR> CORN!!! <BR> Lettuce <BR> Napa Cabbage <BR> Carrots <BR> Tomatoes <BR> <BR> *Rainbow Chard <BR> *Beet Greens <BR> Beets <BR> Cabbage x2 <BR> New Potatoes – Red and White <BR> Baking potatoes <BR> Salad Onions – purple and white <BR> Vidalia Onion <BR> Yellow onions <BR> *Scallions <BR> Garlic <BR> *Basil <BR> Parsley <BR> Ginger <BR> <BR> Fruit <BR> Peaches <BR> Blueberries <BR> Cantaloupe <BR> *Grapes <BR> Apples <BR> <BR> The field grown tomatoes are in! ... Wed, 14 Jul 2010 21:58:27 EST CSA Week 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3412636 Vegetables <BR> <BR> Lettuce <BR> Cucumbers (grocery store) <BR> Carrots (grocery store) <BR> Grape Tomatoes (grocery store) <BR> Red, Yellow and Green Bell Peppers (grocery store) <BR> Rainbow Chard <BR> Napa Cabbage <BR> Cabbage <BR> *Dandelions <BR> *Beet Greens <BR> Beets <BR> New Potatoes <BR> Baking potatoes (grocery store) <BR> Spring Onions <BR> Sweet onions (grocery store) <BR> Yellow onions (grocery store) <BR> Scallions <BR> Fresh Garlic <BR> Garlic (grocery store) <BR> *Basi... Thu, 8 Jul 2010 21:05:29 EST CSA Week 6 + Holiday Weekend Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3402111 Vegetables <BR> <BR> Lettuce <BR> Cucumbers <BR> Carrots <BR> Tomato <BR> Avocado <BR> Red and Green Bell Peppers <BR> Rainbow Chard <BR> Napa Cabbage <BR> Beet Greens <BR> Beets <BR> Cabbage <BR> Baking potatoes <BR> Spring Onions <BR> Sweet onions <BR> Yellow onions <BR> Scallions <BR> Fresh Garlic <BR> Grocery Store Garlic <BR> *Basil <BR> Parsley <BR> Ginger <BR> <BR> Fruit <BR> <BR> Blueberries <BR> *Peaches <BR> Cantaloupe <BR> Apples <BR> <BR> I'm late posting Week 6’s deliv... Mon, 5 Jul 2010 22:02:56 EST SuperMom Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3377108 It was the weekend before camp. Supermom accomplished the following with help from her trusty sidekick (husband) <BR> <BR> Bought camp towels (and a new game) at 5 below <BR> Paid bills <BR> Filled out permission slips and put special camp programs on calendar <BR> Haircuts <BR> Visited library to pick up summer reading program packets <BR> Tae Kwon Do makeup class <BR> Made and canned blueberry jam <BR> Played new board game with kids <BR> Coached kids through emptying the dishwasher (their... Sun, 27 Jun 2010 23:15:47 EST CSA Roundup Week 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3365127 Vegetables <BR> <BR> *Lettuce <BR> Cucumbers – from the CSA this week! <BR> Baby Carrots <BR> Large carrots <BR> Red Bell Peppers <BR> *Dandelion Greens <BR> *Rainbow Chard <BR> Zucchini and summer squash <BR> Broccoli <BR> Cabbage <BR> Baking potatoes <BR> Spring Onions <BR> Sweet onion <BR> Yellow onions <BR> Fresh Garlic <BR> Grocery Store Garlic <BR> *Basil <BR> Parsley <BR> Ginger <BR> <BR> Fruit <BR> <BR> Blueberries <BR> *Pears <BR> Apples <BR> <BR> I don’t want to make the s... Wed, 23 Jun 2010 22:59:47 EST CSA Bounty Week 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3342453 CSA Bounty Week 4 - <BR> <BR> <em>291</em> Vegetables <em>284</em> <BR> Lettuce x 5 <BR> Radishes <BR> Grape Tomatoes <BR> Baby Carrots <BR> Large carrots <BR> Cucumbers and Bell Peppers are on the shopping list <BR> Zucchini <BR> Lots and lots of broccoli <BR> Rainbow Chard – small bunch <BR> Radicchio <BR> *elderly mushrooms <BR> Fennel <BR> Baking potatoes <BR> Scallions <BR> Sweet onion <BR> Yellow onions <BR> Fresh Garlic <BR> Grocery Store Garlic <BR> Basil <BR> Spearmint <BR> Pa... Wed, 16 Jun 2010 23:31:38 EST Nothing special http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3325828 It's the last weekend of the Little League season. One game down tonight. 2 more on Saturday. One on Sunday. I'm glad my kids had fun playing this year, and also relieved that the season is almost over. <BR> <BR> DS7 is participating in a low-key piano recital hosted by his teacher at 4:30 on Saturday. It's going to be a bit tight to get between the 1 pm T-ball game that ends DS6's season and the recital. <BR> <BR> I have to go into work on Sunday morning to meet deadlines. What I ne... Fri, 11 Jun 2010 23:18:16 EST Vegetables, eat your vegetables! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3319031 Bounty with the 3nd CSA box. Things with a * are priority to eat first. <BR> <BR> My CSA has affiliated with a local emergency food provider. We order 1 extra box for them and then run a swap/surplus table that gets donated along with any shares not picked up. So this week I swapped the arugula for extra chard and donated the 3rd huge head of lettuce since we had plenty left over from last week. <BR> <BR> Vegetables for Salad <BR> *Lettuce – parts of the 4 heads from last week + 2 new... Wed, 9 Jun 2010 21:48:08 EST