In January, I tore my ACL when I fell while downhill skiing. I had an MRI and knew that it was completely torn, and would not heal fully without surgery. Which made hiking hard, and future skiing would be out of the question.
I already ha... Read more
Yogurt Making 102 - Styles and Flavors
One of the great things about making your own yogurt is you get to control what goes into it. From the milk used (how much fat) to the flavorings added (how much sugar), you know what wholesome ingredients are included.
I also like to inve... Read more
Yogurt Making 101
For the past several months, I have been making my own yogurt. It is actually fun, easy, good, and I think good for the world too (no more little plastic containers!). I have wanted to share this process with my SparkFriends, so last batch I t... Read more
Summer Biking goals - recap
At the beginning of the season, I set three biking goals:
1.) Ride a metric century day;
2.) Ride an english century weekend;
3.) Ride 1000+ miles total.
I am happy to report that we completed all of these goals already!
We... Read more
CSA Adventures in Produce - 7/18
The CSA boxes have been nice, not too big, not too overwhelming or weird, but packed with summer favorites. Here is this week's:
Corn, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, b... Read more
CSA - June 27
Ahh, a new week of the CSA goodies!
lettuce, tomatoes, radishes, patty pan squash, cabbage, garlic scapes, also garlic tarragon dressing and farmhouse brea... Read more
We set out today to ride 60 miles. Funny how that extreme number has now become an every weekend kind of thing. But some days, things are not to be.
First stop, we realized we forgot one of our water bottles. No big deal, we have others... Read more
CSA - June 20
I was on vacation last week (in more ways than one, actually), but now I am back!
And what better way to come back to SparkPeople than with a blog about today's CSA box.
Here's the bounty!
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CSA First box
Ahh, the lovely CSA box full of colorful produce. Here is a picture of all the unpacked goodies:
Strawberries!, Radishes, Kale, Green Onions (red bottomed ones too), r... Read more
CSA starts tomorrow!
Ok, I am jumping the gun here, so I can't include pictures yet. I guess I will have another blog about this tomorrow or Friday with pictures. But I am so excited, I can't wait!
In case you haven't been in one, a CSA is 'Community Supporte... Read more
SS - Huevos Rancheros
Today's breakfast was Huevos Rancheros (SS Page 159)
I had been wanting to make this recipe for a while, I finally did today.
Wow, what a plate of food. And the flav... Read more
SS - Egg Cups (Mini Quiche with Brown Rice Crust)
This morning's recipe was the Egg Cups (Mini Quiche with Brown Rice Crust)
A serving of these is 2 of the cute little cups. The other two are for another day.
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5K - Valley Vineyards
Yesterday morning, we headed out for our second 5K. This one was held at Valley Vineyards, a local winery, in conjunction with their festival, and was a charity for the local police.
First, we were led through the woods for about .5 miles.... Read more
SS - Carolina Style Barbecue Chicken Dinner
Tonight for dinner I tried the Carolina Style Barbecue Chicken. I served it along with Hot and Sweet Rainbow Slaw, and Better Buttermilk Biscuits.
The Chicken was ve... Read more
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SS - Berry Cobbler Cups
Wow, I think that was the best cobbler I have ever had, and soooo easy. I used cut up strawberries, and a few blueberries, that was what I had on hand.
Berry Cobbler C... Read more