After the ups and downs of the past week, things seem to be settling down. I was feeling relieved until
I’m falling behind on my Summer Salad Challenge – but in my own defence I’ve spent only 4 days at home in the last two weeks, and most of that was spent unpacking from the cottage and then packing for a trip to Calgary (Stampede! Yeehaw!).
A quickie for week 3 of the Summer Salad Challenge. Not a recipe so much as a môde-de-préparatión:
I’m sick. I’ve been sick for a week and a half. I spent the evening at BOLO terrified that I’d get up there and try to start reading and just croak. Come to think of it, maybe I did. Everyone was so nice, I wouldn’t have put it past them to just read along on their iPhones [...]
I remember when we were in Greece, and ordered a “Cucumber, Onion, and Tomato Salad”. And that is exactly what we got: a huge bowl of cucumber chunks, tomato slices and a thick slice of onion.
This weekend I baked my first ever cheesecake. In an oven that needs to be set roughly 50° lower than what the recipe calls for. It’s the “roughly” that’s kinda tricky.
At Christmas and Easter we always go all out, with a massive turkey or a great big ham, even though we’re feeding a family of four, two of whom prefer to stick to yogurt. And yogurt sticks to them, too.
I made a goal. A few goals, in fact. One of them was to eat more fruits & vegetables. So I made a list. A list of all the easy vegetable dishes I could think of that I might actually make – and eat. I stuck it on the fridge along with my other list. [...]
I need to eat more vegetables. It really tells you something when I set 3 servings a day as a goal, and that this will be an improvement. If this is going to happen, I know that it needs to be easy, and I know that I need a list on the fridge so that [...]
It’s no secret that I don’t like leafy greens. Eating lettuce makes me feel like I’m being punished for something. Unless, of course, it’s mixed with twice it’s weight in caesar dressing and covered in bacon (which, I’m told, defeats the purpose).