Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Call Me Mary

My garden started out like this

and has grown to this!


Yesterday Dan and I picked two zucchinis and two tomatoes.  Our first loot!

I was quite proud.  There is plenty more where that came from.  Miraculously, every single plant has lived. I have had the rhyme, “Mary, Mary quite contrary, how does your garden grow” in my head all morning. 

I also noticed a bush on our back fence was producing something


which look awfully similar to blackberries!  I am so excited. 


And just because we are talking about plants – the beautiful flowers I see first thing every morning when I let the dogs outside.


I used the first zucchini to make zucchini bread.  I followed Paula Deen’s recipe and subbed shredded coconut and chocolate chips for nuts because I don’t like nuts in my breads. 


We took it to our friends house for dessert and it was gone within minutes.  Sadly, the hostess didn’t even get a taste.  I saved the other loaf for a special someone.

Other Foods for Margaret

Breakfast was two gloriously fresh and delicious peaches cut up with cottage cheese.  No sweetener required.


I grabbed lunch from work’s cafeteria.  The mother load of cauliflower and green beans and a jalapeno cheddar turkey burger on a whole what bun. 


Dinner was amazing and cooked by our friends.  Dan sweetly made my plate for me.


I ate 1/2 the pork chop, none of the stuffing, and all of the mashed potatoes and gravy.  Mashed potatoes and gravy >>> stuffing any day of the week.


I treadmilled it for 3 miles while catching up on all the blogs I didn’t read over the weekend.  Sadly, I didn’t even finish in 30 minutes!  A few of you have asked how I can read while I run.  It actually isn’t too difficult with my ipad.   However, once on vacation I remember seeing a woman read an actual book on a treadmill while running for over an hour.  That is talent.   I also don’t run all that fast, so my head stays pretty steady.  I suggest giving it a try – a great way to mix things up. 

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