healthy whole grain zucchini bread

The more years I spend tending a garden, the more I’m starting to realize that gardening is definitely a long-term sport. Gardeners may measure successes in seasons (“This was such a great year for my tomatoes!”) but the true value of a garden’s skill isn’t defined over one six month period of time. The first year we had… 

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csa friday!

business cardsHappy, happy Friday, friends! Did you have a good day? I hope so. I had a blast today at our company picnic. There was a lot of yummy food (including a ridiculous amount of delicious desserts) and some fun activities. I may have even done the electric slide. Maybe. :D It was an entire afternoon in 90°+ weather, so now that I am indoors in the A/C I am totally beat. We had thoughts of going to see the demolition. . .
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fun friday: the archive of me

I caught the meme bug with my seven links post and thought I'd do another one for Fun Friday! This one is a great way for you guys to get a little glimpse into my past and what I'm looking forward to in the future. Join in in the comments or post on your own blog! 15 Years Ago (July 1996), I: had just finished 7th grade. was going through a really rough/awkward time and didn't have many friends. thought I would go to college. . .
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for the love of my muffin top.

I have a muffin top. Now before you rush to say, "just wear looser pants" or "that'll go away as you lose more weight" let me explain to you that I don't just have a muffin top by proxy of bum-hugging denim (although I am a fan of a good pair of skinny jeans), no my friends, my standard body type is muffin top. I have a perma-muffin top if you will. It's just what I am. Even wearing my. . .
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seven links.

There has been a fun little blog meme going around for the past few weeks where bloggers ask their blog friends to compile a list of their posts that fall into seven categories. And well, since I'm never one to miss a ride on a bandwagon (remember the accent videos from a few months back?), when one of my favoritests bloggers, Gretchen from Honey, I Shrunk the Gretchen! tagged me, you know I jumped all over this. So, without any. . .
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what i ate wednesday: sick day

smoothieHey, look! Today's Eats moved to Wednesday and got renamed with some awesome alliteration. No real reason other than I saw a lot of other bloggers doing WIAW and I really like the way it rolled off the tongue. I am easily influenced. Plus, there is a fun little button and whole party of WIAWers. Fun! Moving on. I took a sick day today. Do you ever have one of those days where you wake up and your body just says, "Aw. . .
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lentil sloppy joes

sloppy joesEven though one-third of the creatures living under my roof are Canadian, I'd consider our household distinctly American. We go to the fair. We watch auto racing. And we eat a lot of meat. We're pretty much your quintessential Americans. As citizens of this fair land (scratch that, only Puppyface and I are citizens, Babyface is a resident), we also enjoy the taste of good ole doctored up pound of ground beef. The amount of stuff you can do with. . .
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