july

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Lunch on the Go

Today I worked through lunch. I really enjoy not working through lunch but it is just not always an option. Today I ate a muffin while in a meeting and drank a smoothie while I did my various desk activities. Our muffins my kids made on the weekend. We made a double batch and filled them with blueberries from the market the day before and saskatoons we had picked on our hike earlier that day. My smoothie consisted of the following: 2…

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Eggs & Greens

This is a staple breakfast of mine largely because it is so simple and all of the ingredients are always in my home. PrintEggs & Greens Ingredients2-4 eggs handful of greens (spinach, kale, chard, etc.) butter for cooking sea salt & ground pepper to tasteInstructionsWarm pan, add butter, crack eggs, scatter greens and pop a lid on top. If you need further directions on how to prepare this tasty healthy dish head over to Laurel of Leaves for some great ones.…

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Cherry Crisp

PrintCherry Crisp Ingredients1/3 cup flour 3/4 cup rolled oats 1/3 cup butter 1/3 cup sugar (divided) 1 pound (about two full cups) tart cherries, pitted 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon nutmegInstructionsPreheat oven to 325°. Combine flour and oats. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Mix in 1/3 cup sugar; set aside for topping. Sprinkle cherries with cinnamon, nutmeg. Pour into a greased 8 x 8-inch baking pan. Sprinkle topping mixture evenly over cherry mixture. Bake at 325° for 10-20…

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Fancy Simple Chicken Dinner

Tonight we made a belated Father’s Day dinner. I had wanted to finish it off with a cherry pie ironically I’ve been too overwhelmed with cherries to accomplish it! Our roasted chicken cost $16 at the market this weekend. I cooked it in a roaster with about 1/4cup of water in the bottom and sprinkled a few herbs on top. Lid on and in the oven at lunch time at 200C makes for a juicy tender chicken by dinner and…

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All those Apricots

If you live in Kamloops like I do chances are come the end July or early August you don’t ever want to see another apricot as long as you live. There are even people in this town who think the trees should be banned. I happen to enjoy their abundance for one very key reason….fruit leather. My kids inhale fruit leather in the fall like it is candy, which it kind of is. Apricots make my job with fruit leather…

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"It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.

~ Ansel Adams"

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