Friday, July 15, 2011

Leftover taco salad

Leftover taco salad

Monday, July 11, 2011

CSA goodies...turnips and garlic scrapes

Hello everyone,
Once again life seems to move very fast and time just gets away from you. As I mentioned before wednesdays are the day I pick up produce from the CSA in Concord. This weeks bunch included; lettuce, kale, radishes, turnips, garlic scrapes, tomatoes, and kohlrabi. I had to look up kohlrabi and garlic scrapes.

 Kohlrabi is a German turnip and according to wikipedia.com it has a similar taste to broccoli stems, it can be eaten cooked or raw. You can even eat the greens. I can't wait to see what fun receipes I can come up with. Unfortunately I only recieved on of these babies.

Onto dinner...
I started off with roasting white turnips; peeled, washed, and quartered.
 Coat with olive oil, salt, pepper, and balsamic vinegar.
 Place on baking sheets in oven @ 450 degrees for about 30 minutes.

The garlic scrapes... similar to chives...nice garlic taste. They are the curling tops of the garlic plant.
 I decided to add these to some mashed potatoes...


 And the main course.... Venison steaks... (there were 3 of these and the dogs got to them while I was putting clothes away upstairs :(  not a happy camper)

Seasoned with Salt, Pepper, and Grill Mates Seasoning
 The final product!!
 A word about steak seasonings...
Typically for the venison we don't need much just a little S&P, maybe garlic powder. We had bought these in Oregon to try something new. Wally is NOT a fan of the Mesquite seasoning. I can't tell much of a difference and will pretty much eat anything. Sometimes I try to sneak it on when he doesn't see me cooking and he can still tell!! Oh well, I hate to waste it and throw it out.

Workout: None today. 6 miles on Sunday.
The heat has been killing me. I guess I should get used to it, probably won't get much better for a little while. I also heard that Chicago can sometimes be a HOT one.

P.S. - Wally and I ended up really liking the turnips. It is something I probably wouldn't have bought on my own.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

hot and humid

Yesterday's run was supposed to be an easy 3 miles.... When I got home from work the sun wasn't out (yay!!) so I immediately leased up the dogs and headed out on our normal route down to the buffalo farm (I am NOT joking about this one) and back.

Man it was tough to breathe... It started to rain on us once we turned around which was ok by me. The rain was nice and cool but you could still feel the heat coming off the pavement.

We stopped a few times for the dogs to do their thing and I had to pee once as well. I always end up drinking a TON of water on my drive home from work (that's my excuse anyway). Even still 3 miles in about 30 minutes not too bad for being extremely tired and having a hard time breathing.

Just keep lacing up those shoes... thats my plan.

Runners World Quote of the Day
Running has given me an opportunity to reach out and be a benefit to a fellow human being.
 
Mark Goldstein on the Komen Race for the Cure, a 5-K that raises breast cancer awareness

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