Thursday, September 29, 2011

Home Grown Sugar Snap Peas

Talk about FRESH - I just picked my first sugar snap pea from my garden and ate it right there!  Can't wait for more to come on - I have been planting them off and on so hopefully I'll have them for months.  Going to go plant some more seeds.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sugar Snap Peas

I have sugar snap peas just about ready in my garden.  Who has the hummus?  How else do you use sugar snap peas?

Friday, September 23, 2011

Green Beans and Trader Joe's

I have a new recipe for green beans...I have to admit in years past big chunks of bacon were always in the pan to add flavor to green beans but not now!  Enter Trader Joe's Balsamic Vinegar.  I steamed / boiled my green beans then about the last five minutes I added some balsamic vinegar and let it reduce - so very yummy and light on calories. 
My sugar snap peas are blooming and I can't wait for the pods to form and chow-down with some hummus.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

It's Apple Time!

Gather up the kids and head out to your local apple orchards or if you live in the city, head to the grocery store for some crisp, yummy apples! 

I visited a local apple 'area' near San Luis Obispo called See Canyon and The Avila Valley Barn - two of my favorite places for apples and goodies.

Gopher Glen, an apple farm in See Canyon, boasts 62 different varieties of apples.  I have gone there for years and years!  You HAVE to try the apple cider!
Here are the two varieties I got - had one with my breakfast along with a glass of apple cider.

Head out into fall and enjoy a good crunch!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Make Healthy Fun!

Just finished sending some Make Healthy Fun! projects and healthy winter 'activity' ideas to a writer for a national magazine article...