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Stop the Spinning

Sometimes I feel like I’m on a spinning wheel that just won’t stop.  Day-to-day activities between work and home keeps the wheel spinning, I needed  to stop the spinning, get off and do something to relax and recharge.  That something for me was gardening.

So off to Callaway’s Nursery I went, where I picked up some veggies I wanted to plant.  With the weather cooling of a bit, this is the best time to plant leaf veggies.

Back at home I turned on some relaxing music and started planting, it’s nice to know that in a few short weeks I will be preparing  these veggies in my kitchen.

Swiss Chard

Pak Choy

Radicchio Chioggia Red Lettuce

I planted a herb garden earlier in the summer, and  look at how it has grown. There’s something wonderful about eating food from your own garden.

I challenge you to stop your wheel, get off, and do something that brings you joy.  Taking the time to stop, relax, and recharge.  It will make us all better moms, dads, sisters, brothers, husbands, wives, employees, and  just better people!

Good for the Mind, Body and Soul!!

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New Green on the Scene!

WOW, I am so excited!  Trader Joe’s has finally opened its new store in my neighborhood.  I could not believe the price of the organic produce.  I am lovin it!

While shopping for my weekly greens I came across Mache, it’s fairly new to the green scene and not widely found. Mache has a mild nutty flavor, some of you may know it as corn salad, rapunzel, field salad, or lamb’s lettuce, this comes from its resemblance to the size and shape of a lamb’s tongue. It is actually not a lettuce but a herb. ($1.99 a bag).

Mache’s nutritional benefits are that the omega-3’s it provides helps to lower triglycerides and improve HDL (good) cholesterol levels, and this reduces inflammation and helps with the risk of cancer and heart disease. Mache also contains vitamin C, iron, folic acid and potassium.

Mache can be used in soups,sandwiches, rice, sauces, omelets, steamed and served as a veggie side dish much like spinach and of course you can use it in salads and add it to your green smoothies.

I made a tasty veggie pizza.

Tomato Soup

AMT Sandwich (Avocado, Mache and Tomato)

I have also been adding Mache to my daily green smoothies!