I received in the mailbox this fabulously designed ParticipACTION flyer. The old logo is back! Or maybe it was always there but I didn’t notice. Anyhoo, retro! I love how they brought back the old look and feel of the get-healthy campaign. Even Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod are on the tv again. I’m inspired to ParticipACT.
My super sweet step-daughter Bri is a seasoned thrifter / yard saler. She found this Charles and Di commemorative cookie tin at a yard sale for $0.25. It’s now officially a collection: I have two Charles and Di things.
Next week (June 5-11) is Commuter Challenge, you guys! People/businesses/cities will challenge each other to commute green. That includes cycling, walking, carpooling and telecommuting. I seem to recall someone canoeing to work during last year’s challenge.
This year in honour of Commuter Challenge I will be cycling to work with my town bike instead of my 21-speed mountain bike. It’ll be an interesting 6.5kms.
Last week my sister, a fantastic cook, whipped up a vegetable and turkey Alfredo pasta. So I copied her idea and it turned out heavenly!
- 1 small package of Ziggy’s light Alfredo pasta sauce (or similar)
- 2 Gardein Lightly Marinated Dijon Breasts, cut into pieces (or similar…omit the dijon sauce which is packaged separately)
- 1/2 red onion chopped
- 1 tomato diced big
- 1/4 cup frozen peas
- Bit of oil
- 5 or 6 portions of whole wheat pasta, cooked
- Makes 5 or 6 servings
Sauté onions slightly. Add fake chicken, cook until light brown. Stir in tomatoes and peas. Cook and stir until heated. Pour in Alfredo sauce. Cook until hot. Pour over pasta.
The family had an awesome afternoon at Crossroads Market. What a cool place! It has a huge year-round farmers’ market and a flea market.
Remember when watermelons were oval-shaped? Now they’re round. I assume the redesign was for shipping purposes so that’s good.
I have mixed feeling about the complete overhaul of the watermelon (like, what happened to the seeds?) but at least it’s still juicy and delicious.
After a glorious yet busy day I need a caffeine boost to carry me through to the little guy’s bedtime.
- Iced coffee is best made with the really strong stuff.
- Instant or old bottom-of-the-pot coffee works great.
- In large glass combine 1/3 coffee, cream and milk to taste (lots), a teaspoon of organic vanilla extract and sugar to taste.
- Fill with ice chips or cubes.
- Use straw so it feels like a Starbucks visit!