Monthly Archives: June 2012

Got mint? Make Mojitos

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Summer is definitely here and to me nothing is refreshing like a tall, cold Mojitos. That and the fact I have a plethora of mint… Check it out….this mint started on the other side of the fence.

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Brown rice bowls

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Where to begin? Being new to the blog world I’ve spent quite a bit of time reading other blogs. One of my favorites is Simply scratch she has inspired me to be more conscious of “processed” foods. In addition, I’m trying real hard to be more fit by working out and eating “better”. So yesterday I was going to work on my “blog” but first I was hungry so I thought I would make some “lunch”. I have noticed when I eat brown rice versus white rice I enjoy the texture more and feel fuller longer. So I decided to make a rice bowl. (I’ve been making and eating rice bowls for years). I had a packet of quick cooking brown rice, the boil in the bag variety. Now, I know, it’s NOT the same as the real thing, but it takes a lot less time to cook and it’s still brown rice which has many more nutrients than it’s white counterpart.

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Want fresh herbs?

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I love summer, because with summer comes gardening…as a kid we had A HUGE garden. After all my Mother grew up in the depression and they moved from the city to the country to be “self sustaining”. And what better way than to grow your own fruits and vegetables, and then can or freeze them to enjoy them later?

But…to be honest with you…its been a couple of years since I had a “real garden”. Which kinda bums me out, but the reality is I’m kinda an over acheiver (I’m sure if hubby dubby were reading this he would be rolling his eyes about now), and if I can’t give it 100 percent…then I’ve learned not to do it. Between my family and family business obligations, the garden has kinda been on hold…but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fresh HERBS! Continue reading