Scary Trails

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Happy Friday!

Now that I am working at the Farmer’s Market, Fridays always leave me with a bit of panic because I know that the next two days will be tight to fit everything in. I was a busy little bee on Canada Day preparing for the market. The weather report is finally calling for some hot and sunny weather on Saturday, so I hope it will be a good showing despite being a long weekend.

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New flavours for sampling at the market this week will be Classic (chunky peanut butter) and Present (cranberry pumpkin spice)!

For Canada Day dinner, Eric helped me make a use-up-the-CSA-veggies stir-fry.

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Cute as a button.

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Eric is a good chopper! He has culinary talents just waiting to be cultivated.

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All kinds of veggies went into the skillet….zucchini, asparagus, mushrooms, green onion, garlic scapes, diced tomatoes, and seasonings.

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Sweet ‘n Spicy Zucchini, Asparagus, and Potato Stir-fry

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp cold-pressed sunflower oil
  • 10-15 asparagus spears, broken at the ends
  • 1 large zucchini
  • 1.5-2 cups canned diced tomatoes
  • 3 large green onions
  • 1 garlic scape
  • 2 red potatoes
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • Tiny bit of Arvinda’s curry masala (just to add a pop of heat)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 minute vegan parmesan cheeze, for garnish

 

Directions: Chop all veggies and throw into a skillet with 1 tbsp of oil heated on medium. In a small bowl mix the seasonings with the canned tomatoes and stir well. Pour over the veggies and mix. Cook for about 30 minutes until potatoes are tender. Serve with 3 minute vegan parmesan cheeze.

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I had it with some seedy + savoury Glo Doughs. The meal was fantastic! So much flavour and so energizing.

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Speaking of CSA’s…

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No mystery ingredients this week! Tomato, red potatoes, 2 spinach, 2 zucchini, mushrooms, 2 asparagus, cabbage, and a huuuuuge green onion.

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No garlic snakes! It looks like we might be past season now…  :ermm:

By the way, last week when I posted this green below a few of you said that you didn’t think this was fennel. Now I am not sure what it is! I could have sworn the farmer said fennel, but it doesn’t look like fennel pictures online unless it is some other variation…

I also was behaving like some sort of crazed fan so it’s possible I heard the farmer wrong in all the excitement!!

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Any guesses?

After dinner we headed out on our bikes for a 4 mile bike ride

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Summer is served.

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Going on bike rides in the summer always reminds me of being a kid!

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This time Eric went ahead of me on the trail and I fell way behind. Remember the other night when I said I was super fast on the rocky trail? Well, apparently I wasn’t.  :lol:

It is a JUNGLE in there now. I won’t even tell you how many cobwebs I biked through!

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Eric was so far ahead of me on the trail that he went down a side trail (unbeknownst to me) and he jumped out and scared me when I biked past him. Needless to say my speed picked up after that!

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Jessica @ How Sweet July 2, 2010

The veggies from your CSA just looks incredible. Sigh. I wish I liked veggies. I need them force-fed to me for a few weeks or something.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 2, 2010

I could do an intervention…maybe Food Network will pick it up…? lol

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Jessica @ How Sweet July 2, 2010

Let’s do it.

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Jocelyn July 2, 2010

Yummy Canada day dinner! Good luck tomorrow! I bet lots of people will be out :)

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Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman July 2, 2010

I also have veggie envy. I wish there were a CSA around me that let you chose the foods you got. I just know that if I left it up to them I’d get the few veggies I hate (but are grown in abundance), namely garlic and onions. Ick!

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Stefanie July 2, 2010

I’m keeping my fingers crossed you get beautiful weather tomorrow. Your meals always look delish. Have a great day! :)

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Clea July 2, 2010
Jenny July 2, 2010

Good luck tomorrow! I’m sure you’ll sell tons of your goodies:)

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Callie July 2, 2010

That bike ride sounds fun. Haha.
Good luck at the market tomorrow!

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Amélie July 2, 2010

I think it looks a bit like watercress? Although fennel and watercress do not sound the same ;) Have a good day!

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Jess @ Jessica is Getting Fit July 2, 2010

I hate it when my hubs hides and scares me on trails like that! Aren’t they silly! :)

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Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies July 2, 2010

Umm – amazing! haha Those mushrooms look awesome.

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Rachael @ Mrs-Adventure July 2, 2010

Seriously that dinner looks so yummy that I am going to the Farmers Market this weekend to get all the veggies to make it!

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Kalli@fitandfortysomething July 2, 2010

Love trail riding! How fun :)

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Wei-Wei July 2, 2010

I looooove me a good veggie stir-fry. I love how you guys get an awesome variety of veggies every week… Jealous! :D

Wei-Wei

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Lizzie July 2, 2010

Husbands!! Mine did that to me on the boardwalk in SFO – though he convinced the ‘Bush Man’ guy (long story, but google and you should get the info) to scare me . .. so he could claim he was just a third party. It wasn’t so much the scaring as the storyline he used to get me to walk past the Bush Man – he knows me too well!

I am pretty sure with the long weekend and people slowing down, plus nice weather, you should get a huge turnout at the market.

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jenna July 2, 2010

mmm…your csa batch this time looks great!!

what a fun bike ride!! it looks super refreshing!

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Caitlin July 2, 2010

Hi Angela,

I think what you have there in your CSA is wood sorrel, or oxalis:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxalis

Very high in oxalic acid – not sure I would want to eat a whole lot of it!

Growing up, I knew it was edible but we just considered it a pretty and bitter-tasting weed.

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Theresa July 2, 2010

Caitlin, you got it lady – that there is oxails :) I studied turfgrass in college and had to learn a lot of “weeds.” I love finding out how many of them are edible and TASTY!! Even the bitter ones I’ve found can be added for a special punch here and there.

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Theresa July 3, 2010

Whoops! glad I double checked myself – that’s black medic (http://www.dereila.ca/dereilaimages/BlackMedic2A.jpg) oxalis has the more heart shaped leaves. I’m forever confusing these two. I also struggle with ground ivy vs. creeping charlie :/

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Caitlin July 5, 2010

Ahh, I looked quickly and thought I saw heart-shaped leaves! I’ve never seen fenugreek before- so interesting to meet a new herb!

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Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf July 2, 2010

Oooh! Trail riding! I wish we had trails (and trees!) here!

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Heather (Heather's Dish) July 2, 2010

oh, i wouldn’t punched nate if he scared me like that! that’s one thing i’m not a fan of, especially when i’m already feeling kind of creeped out! i love your CSA bag…so many veggies! YUM!

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Evelyn @ cheers2healthy July 2, 2010

That CSA stash is huuuuge!! I think the stash I get from my CSA is a “half-size” and it’s enough for me but I think they’re going to get bigger. The weather has been a little weird in Portland!

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Jenny July 2, 2010

Question- I really want to buy some glo bars….I can’t remember, but do you offer small samples of each bar to try them out before buyign a big box of one?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 2, 2010

I don’t currently, sorry!

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Freya @ Brit Chick Runs July 2, 2010

Errhh oh no witht he cobwebs! I’ve ridden through them on my horse a number of times, and it is HORRIBLE!
Is there aanny way you’d take orders for your Glo Bars to the UK? I think I even know 2 shops that would stock them if I asked (they always stock things when I ask :p), but if not, just for me!> :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 2, 2010

I don’t ship overseas yet but hopefully some day!

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Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter July 2, 2010

haha what a practical jokester!

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KAtie July 2, 2010

I HATE biking or hiking through spiderwebs. It is the worst and they are impossible to get off your face.

I LOVE stir fries. I make a really similar one to that with garam masala powder.

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Becki @ HikeBikeEat July 2, 2010

I want to move to Canada! I absolutely love all the backgrounds for your foods and your bike trails! I have big trail-envy!

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Jacquelynn July 2, 2010

Hey Angela! How do you make your juices? Do you use a juicer, blender, vitamix? I’d like to start making juices, but wasn’t sure which tool to get…

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 2, 2010

I have a Breville juicer :)

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Elli @ 16 and Losing It July 2, 2010

Wow those veggies look so yummy! I’m going to have to try making them!

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Jocelyn @ Peace.Love.Nutrition July 2, 2010

Good luck at the Market this weekend!!

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Sara July 2, 2010

Hahahah I always scare my boyfriend, he hates it, but it always gives us a good laugh! I’m such a jerk. lol

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Mary @ Bites and Bliss July 2, 2010

I need to learn to not read your blog when I’m hungry. :P It’s like going to the supermarket on an empty stomach- sooooo many tasty things you need to try them all!!

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Liz July 2, 2010

We had a similar looking green in our CSA (Ontario as well) which was an early type of Rapini. Sorrento I think? If that is what it is the leaves taste like broccoli. Good luck!

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Candice July 2, 2010

So fun! I’m so envious of your trail riding. I LOVE trail riding, but we don’t have any trails around here:(

Oh yea, and I don’t have a bike either.

Guess I’ll just live vicariously through your trail riding and stick to pounding the pavement for myself;)

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat July 2, 2010

Your bike ride looks so gorgeous. I have a bike but it is definitely not the kind I’d want to be sitting on for a long time – the seat is SO uncomfortable!
Good luck tomorrow – I will be there! :)

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Naomi(onefitfoodie) July 2, 2010

LOVe that meal! it looks so delicious and colorful! food is so much more fun to eat when it is appealing, right??

to answer your Q about the soft serve in Hot oats, YES! I plopped it right on top of a hot bowl of oats, and it is life changing! so so so good, some of it melts, soem of it stays cold, it is quite an explosion!

happy weekend!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 2, 2010

mmmmm i must try this!

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Shanna July 2, 2010

Love the name ‘present’ for the pumpkin cran bars. So fitting because they seem like a gift to me!

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Laura (youngDCliving) July 2, 2010

Hmmm…. shiitakes, one of my favorites. Sorry I can’t help you out on the not-fennel weed, I didn’t think it was fennel either, but assumed it must be some strange variety. It almost looks like the shape of a watercress or something.

That dinner looks delish too! Can’t wait to hear how the market goes :)

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Paige (Running Around Normal) July 2, 2010

LOOK at all those veggies! Color me jealous ;) That was a great idea for you to ask for a CSA supply as a gift. I think I will do that for my birthday next year.

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Annie@stronghealthyfit July 2, 2010

Your stir fry looks fabulous! I love stir fries because they are different every time and never get boring!

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Sarah R July 2, 2010

Honestly it looks like clover to me. But I could be wrong. And I don’t really know what you would use clover for or why they would be selling it…

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Gosia July 2, 2010

I agree, looks like yellow clover to me. My smart Dad says proper (i.e. Latin) name is “Medicago lupulina”, so you can try googling that one:)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 2, 2010

I googled yellow clover and it does look VERY similar!!! Will ask tomorrow…tks :)

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Allison July 2, 2010

I love that you’ve been rocking out the farmer’s markets. I’m glad it’s supposed to be sunny for the one tomorrow! Good luck with sales!

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