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Spring Has Sprung,

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The grass is ris, I wonder where the birdies is! Did anyone else’s dad ever recite that when they were younger? My dad still says it to this day! haha. I did a quick google and someone said that it came from the 50’s. Sorry dad! lol. Today is all kinds of good. Let me […]

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The Hunger Monster

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Since the weather was so beautiful outside today, I decided to do some gardening for my ‘exercise’ of the day: I raked, and raked, and raked the flower beds! Until I got some nasty blisters! I put gloves on but they didn’t help. Tulips??   The plant below looks like chives…I’m so confused! hahaha. More […]

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Big Salads

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Did I mention that I like big salads? Me and big salads go way back. In university I used to have a big tuna salad every day at lunch, complete with bagged zero-nutrient iceburg lettuce. You know the bagged kind of iceburg lettuce that is supposedly ‘pre-washed’ and comes with tiny slivers of carrots and […]

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OSG MOM

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I love my mom! Gosh I miss her when she is away. Today was so much fun…my mom, stepdad, and I tended to the gardens outside. :) My stepdad taught me soooo much about the plants around our property. He knew every single tree and flower and plant on the whole yard, it was pretty […]

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Back Eyed Peas: The Edible Kind

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Finally SUMMER has arrived in Ontario!!! I’d like to thank mother nature for waking up and getting this show on the road! My gosh it is so hot out there today. Our thermometer reads 34C/93F out there! Still no A/C on though…! We are doing good with our no AC challenge! But man oh man […]

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Gardens, CSA’s, & Farmer’s Markets…Do You Use Them?

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Some of you might remember last May when we bought a CSA share from Plan B organic farms. It was our first time ever buying a CSA share and we were excited for local and organic food each week. Well to clarify, it was mostly ME who was excited…but excitement is contagious and I think […]

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Taco Chili with Nacho Cheeze Sauce

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Before we get to this amazing dinner that we enjoyed last night, I thought I would update you on my vegetable garden progress! Eric and I built the first of two raised beds for the veggie garden. Each bed is 4 feet by 8 feet.  We used this step-by-step tutorial for a raised bed. Our […]

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Fruity Baked Oatmeal with Crunchy Cinnamon Almond Topping

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Yesterday, I thought the tide was turning with my flu. I had a fairly restful sleep Monday night and my symptoms had died down a bit. I was so excited because I thought that I was getting over this thing! …and then Tuesday evening hit and the symptoms came back with a vengeance. I was […]

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Breakfast Cereal

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Check out what arrived this week… 2.5 cubic yards of triple mix soil for the veggie garden. :) Thrilling, I know. After weeks of looking at different types of soils, I went with a triple mix from Van Beek’s. It’s made from composted manure, black loam, and sandy topsoil. I couldn’t find ‘certified’ organic anywhere, […]

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A Perfect Day

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If you asked me what a perfect day would look like, yesterday was certainly it. My day started off with a 3 mile run followed by some core work, push-ups, and at-home yoga. I didn’t have much time, but I cranked out this well-rounded workout in 40 minutes. After showering and breakfast, Eric and I […]

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