this post is GIANT.
eating: Last year I posted about raw oats. With all the fresh berries available right now I am back to eating raw oatmeal non stop again. I love them for breakfast, pre or post-workout, or a bed time snack. (yes, I have bed time snacks)
To make raw oats you need
-raw rolled oats
-any kind of milk (I used vanilla almond)
-any kind of fruit (I used strawberries)
-any kind of nut (I toasted some almonds)
-any extras you want (I added ground flax, chia seeds, and coconut oil)
let your oats soak in the milk for as long as you like--the longer you let them sit, the softer they will get.
Add your fruit+nuts+extras and you have a great little dish.
harvesting: so many radishes! They are just about done and most have started to flower. I don't even love radishes, but I always plant them because they are the first thing to grow.
I've also been "pickling" them. They aren't official pickles, but they are super addicting to eat this way. I just slice them thin and then cover them in vinegar and add a little salt, a little honey, and maybe a few herbs sometimes. They can sit for about 30 minutes or even over night. They are a great addition to salads, or even good just plain.
also harvesting: We've had some peas here and there, but I planted too late this year so they didn't do so hot. We are just getting our first squash and zucchini....mmmm.....
running: well you guys, I guess now would be a good time to say my goodbyes. You see, I am running in a race tomorrow. A race I have been so so so very excited for-I've been wanting to do it for the last few years. I got in, training was going well, and then my wisdom teeth drama happened and put me out of training for a few weeks (because you can't really call laying in bed watching netflix and eating ice cream, training).....and now it's race time......uh-oh. I have never felt so un-prepared for a run, and it's my biggest race yet. Clocking in somewhere between 17-18 miles (at least that should cover that pie) with 4000+ feet (or so I hear) of elevation gain in the first HALF. hahaha. haha. ha. So it was very nice knowing you all. If I die, please find my children a wonderful, fun, happy, loving mother (but can you make her a little bit ugly;) Did I just emoticon wink? I did.
wanting: a juicer. do you juice? what you you use?
tasting: basil. in my smoothie. That sounds weird, doesn't it? But my sister-in-law recommended it, and let me tell you, it is GOOD.
reading: I finally have a little bit of time to read, I am currently enjoying The Life of Pi. I think I am the last person on planet Earth to read it (I usually am a little late when it comes to books), but I'm so happy I picked it up.
FAQing: I am finally working on a Frequently Asked Questions page! I will let you know when it's done. For camera equipment info check my about page for now.
feeling: so completely in love with summer. I just can't get enough.
celebrating: He is officially DONE with school!! No more papers, no more projects, no more late nights and early mornings. No more class. no more no more!!
riding: I GOT A BIKE! The last time I had a bike was my freshman year of college. I should tell you stories some time about that, because they are pretty great, and I'm surprised I didn't swear off biking. But I am so excited that I have one now! We have been going on family bike rides which just might be my new favorite thing. I'm also excited to get it out on the trails with Robby and see how big of wimp I have become in my old age.
facebooking: Come follow me on facebook! (HERE!) I often post links to articles as well as quick breakfasts and lunches over there. Feel free to post a link to something you think I might be interested in as well. I want it to be like one big awesome conversation over there. It is also much easier and quicker for me to answer a question over on FB than it is for me to get to it in the comment section here, (which I am trying to be better at that as well)
instagraming: I am asked over and over several times a week where you can follow me on instagram.....and the answer is, you can't. I keep it private--how uncool, and very un-2012 of me, I know. But I have decided that I will share a few favorite shots here each week.....how's that?
making dreams come true: Again thank you so much for taking the time to fill out the survey. I won't be making any huge changes around here, but I did get some really good ideas and plan on adding a little more here and there. For example, I didn't realize how many of my readers are runners (yay!) so I will be sure to post more details on my runs and workouts. If you have any specific running questions I could cover in a post (there were a lot requests for nutrition) ask them here and I will see if I can work them into a post somehow. You also requested more easy lunches and dinners. I don't post a lot of these, only because I like to eat WITH my family, rather than taking time to take a picture, but if you are happy with a quick instagram shot, then I would be happy to share more.
pinning: ok so here is the deal. I really like Pinterest. I like it alot--just like you do. It's so easy to keep track of ideas, photos, and recipes I like. But what I don't like is when I see MY photos that I took being pinned and repinned (oh, 1000s of times) and they don't link back to the source--just some teenager's tumblr. So PLEASE pin with love and kindness and care and all that, and make sure when you are pinning something, that it links back to a credible source.
And as long as we are on the subject, if you see this image floating around (it's evvvvvverywhere right now), and you feel like re-pinning it, could you link it back to it's original post (HERE).
thank you, gracias.
feel free to play along with friday senses in the comments or over on your own blog!
Happy Weekend to You!