#3 of 52 New Things in 2013
My intention for this week was to try a healthy food I'd never eaten before, and I had decided it would be kefir. However, when I went to the food co-op I found that they didn't have any. So I browsed around for a while to see if I could find ... Read more
#2 of 52 New Things in 2013
Today I finished the 2nd week of 2013 by trying a new recipe found on SP called Crockpot Chicken Tortilla soup. It was easy to throw together, and the aroma filled the house as it simmered in the crockpot all day. It was the perfect thing to m... Read more
New Tricks for an Old Dog!
I joined the Spark team "New Year New Things - 52 in 2013" with a goal to try something new each week of the year, and I'm going to try to blog about each new trick this old dog learns! The first has just been completed. I bundled up and went ... Read more
Oh, my, apple pie!
There's an elderly lady we know who loves fish, so when hubby has extras, he takes them to her. In return, during apple season she bakes him homemade (yes. even the crust!) apple pies. This morning her daughter dropped off a pie. So there it ... Read more
You say tomato, I say tomahto
However you say it, isn't it wonderful to be able to get your fill of the wonderful, red, juicy, fresh garden tomatoes instead of the orange-ish, hard, tasteless ones found in the grocery stores? They're so delicious, and I thank all those gard... Read more
I saw two bumper stickers yesterday that had me snickering and chuckling:
"Live your live in a way that the minister won't have to lie at your funeral!"
"Did you ever stop to think... and then forget to start again?"... Read more
Smoothie Flavor Booster
This morning I was making a smoothie for breakfast using my usual "recipe" of 8 oz water, 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder, a cup of frozen strawberries and a splash of vanilla. I happened to see an opened packet of Strawberry Crystal Light on ... Read more
Two things on my "wish list"
I'd really like to try "hooping" and need to check out the hula hoops next time I get out of town shopping. Secondly, I'm really interested in the Fitbit. Have been reading up on it and sounds like something I'd really make use of.... Read more
The quinoa, coconut Greek yogurt and pineapple breakfast was .. well, not delicious, but it was good, something I could eat again and try in different ways. The next thing on my list to try that I've never had before is kefir.... Read more
Quinoa (keen-wah). I've read about it in SP several times and today found it in our local food co-op. I cooked up a batch tonight and will be trying in for the first time in the morning for breakfast. My friend just returned from Hawaii and b... Read more
Very Enjoyable Walk!
What a beautiful evening for a walk! The temperature is 32 - brisk but not cold, with sweatpants, underarmor shirt, sweatshirt and hooded sweatshirt; a light dusting of snow in the air, but not enough to make it slippery; the honking of geese o... Read more
I Fed The Sugar Monster
I had a terrible weekend of eating massive doses of candy and sugar. The effects today must be similar to that of binging on alcohol. My face and eyes are puffy, I am so tired I could fall asleep at my desk, have no energy, headache, feel depre... Read more
Kiwi for Dummies
I love kiwi fruit but didn't eat it often because it is such a pain in the butt to peel them. A co-worker told me her daughter just cuts them in half and scoops out the fruit with a spoon. DUH!!!! Now why didn't I think of that??!! Hint: ... Read more
I think one of the many bugs that have been running rampant may finally be getting to me. I've fought it off up until now, but today my scratchy throat kept getting continually worse. By the time I got home from work I just wanted to get into ... Read more
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do not do do nuts
A client brought in a bag of home-made donuts. The bag sat there too long -- so I gave in and had one, no two, then three, was it four, five? Don't know for sure. I think they were definitely made with real lard - my hands very greasy just fr... Read more