Saturday, April 28, 2012

Micro Greens!

I thinned my radishes, kohlrabi and arugula the other day and thought that the arugula and radishes would be tasty on our mashed potatoes for dinner.


They were a bit dirty.


The radishes were quite spicy!  It was a nice surprise biting into them with the green onions and sour cream.  

Aren't they cute?






Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Fresh, Real Eggs.

My neighbor brought over a carton of eggs for us and another couple.  Her son's grandparents have a plethora of chickens laying tons of eggs and gave her a couple dozen to share.  I may place an on-going order!  I had to have one last night, sunny-side up with a piece of toast before I went to bed.  They are soooo good.  And they are big, I'm guessing they'd be considered jumbo size and came in all beautiful shades of brown.  

Some day I'll have my own chooks!


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

My First 5k!

I have been teaching myself how to run this spring and as motivation, I signed up for the Fitger's 5k, in Duluth, MN this weekend (grew up in the area and still have family and am running with my sister and my Dad's wife).  I haven't been able to really run the full 3.1 miles, as my blood sugars tend to drop if I get my heart rate up too high for too long.  I have found that if I make a point of taking a 1-2 minute break after a mile and then again after each 1/2-3/4 mile and just walk, I don't get so low, as fast.  Inhaling some purple glucose tabs helps a little too.

I've only lost 3 lbs.  BUT, I have shrunken down a bit and am not as bloaty-looking around the middle.  Guess that's progress.  I think that when I get back to the lower-heart rate cardio (my beloved elliptical machine) with some high-rate intervals and weights mixed in, the shrinkage will go much faster. 

I am participating in our local mega-gym's team training program, which consists of 2 workouts a week and the blood sugars have been pretty steady during those.  The workouts consist of high intensity interval training with some weights and lunges thrown in for fun.  I hate lunges.  The "heavier" ladies are losing weight like there's no tomorrow but I have to remember I'm in better shape to start with and have more muscle.  Still sucks though not to see the numbers.

Wish me luck I don't freeze running on the shore of Lake Superior this weekend!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Boozy Beets?

I'm reading up on lacto-fermenting vegetables, in preparation for my abundant harvest I'm hoping for this year.  One random article said, "Just be careful not to cut beets too small as they contain a lot of sugar and can produce alcohol."  Hmm...beet wine anyone?  Does it exist?  Further research is needed on this one!

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Oh good Lord...it does exist!  http://jinman2871.wordpress.com/2009/08/12/beet-wine/  from randomly searching and found the Prairie Girl blog!