June 2010

Volunteering at the Co-op

June 30, 2010

I love picking up my Bountiful Basket each week.  You never know what will be waiting for you, so it is always a fun surprise.  Because the program is a co-op and entirely run by volunteers, they encourage everyone to volunteer as they are able.  This past Saturday, I was able to arrive at my […]

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This Week’s Bounty

June 29, 2010

This week I had the opportunity to volunteer at the Bountiful Baskets site.  Because the coop is entirely run by volunteers, they encourage everyone to lend a hand every once in a while.  I took lots of pictures and will share the experience with you tomorrow.  But for now, let me tell you what we […]

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Healthy Eating Can Be Easy

June 27, 2010

One of the things that gets me excited about working on my blog is the opportunity to share with you just how easy it can be to eat healthy meals.  I know a lot of you out there are still in the stage of “I want to eat healthy, but I don’t know how to […]

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Don’t Have a Pool? How About a Bird Bath?

June 26, 2010

Summer is hot.  So hot that you need to take a dip every once in a while.  And if you don’t have a pool, you can always use a bird bath.  Our dog Hobbs found this one at my parents’ house to cool off in.  He fits perfectly don’t you think? Have a great weekend […]

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A Garden Update

June 25, 2010

A little over a month has gone by since I planted my garden. Some plants have taken off and are growing like crazy and a few have withered in the heat. I wanted to share some before and after photos with you. You can see that everything looks bigger except for the strawberries.  Between our […]

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Green Beans on the Grill

June 23, 2010

Last week, I showed you how to blanch fresh green beans to put on a salad.  This week, I want to show you another way to enjoy one of my favorite summer vegetables.  And for those of you who get Bountiful Baskets, you will probably be getting lots of green beans this summer! I didn’t […]

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This Week – No Bounty

June 21, 2010

As I got up on Saturday morning and prepared to go pick up my Bountiful Basket, I noticed a new message on our answering machine. It was the site coordinator for a pickup site on the other end of town telling me that my organic basket was there and they were getting ready to leave. […]

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Father’s Day Shirts

June 21, 2010

I had been planning to make Joe a few tie shirts for the summer since his original one is now too small.  I brought home the new fabric and Jeff surprised me by saying that he wanted a tie shirt too.  Really?  Really.  He wanted to have matching tie shirts for Father’s Day.  I couldn’t […]

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Salad with Grilled Red Potatoes

June 17, 2010

The kids and I stopped by Grandma and Grandpa’s house for lunch on Tuesday.  They had picked up three packs of fresh tamales from the Tucson Tamale Company: Boise – (Vegan) Sweet potatoes roasted and blended with sun dried tomatoes and all wrapped in a Yam Masa.Santa Fe – Pork Loin, Green Chile Sauce (Green […]

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Onion Goggles = No More Tears

June 16, 2010
onion goggles

I have a love/hate relationship with onions.  They taste great grilled, roasted, thrown into soups, raw on a hamburger, even microwaved.  Onions are a good source of vitamin C and fiber.  The problem?  They make me cry.  Not just watery eyes and a few tears but so badly that many times I have to run out […]

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