Thursday, June 12, 2014

.. it's not just all physical, I'm the type who won't get oh-so-critical ...

Summer vacation = sleeping in, too much sun, two-a-day workouts, and general laziness for at least the first few days. I have been averaging ten to twelve hours a night and it is fantastic. You may not be able to 'make up' for sleep deprivation, but that doesn't mean I won't try!

Summer also means our crop-share portion starts getting out-of-control huge! This past week we got -
  •  Kale
  • Chard
  • Cabbages
  • Cauliflower
  • Yellow Squash
  • Zucchini
  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Turnips
  • Cucumbers
Sometimes it is hard to figure out what to do with all those veggies. The squash are easy to saute, as are the carrots. Beets are roasted. Cucumbers are eaten raw with hummus or used in cocktails. But cabbage and turnips are a bit harder to use up. This past week I pureed the turnips and made a odd facsimile of mashed potatoes - although they were a bit spicier tasting than taters would be. I was very confused with what to do with the cabbages, because I typically hate slaw and all things slaw related. The mayo grosses me out. I decided to make this slaw and LOVED it. I actually ate most of it on my own, and will be making it again if we have another cabbage surplus. I did not make the ribs - but that may have to change! And it was so darn pretty to put together. I left out the cilantro, because cilantro tastes like feet to me.

That's three separate types of basil from my thriving container garden.

I just love how purple cabbage looks on the inside.

The yellow squash was all bumpy this week - love it!

We had leftover garlic scapes (which I love) so I decided to try infusing some vinegar. The only bottle we had on hand was this odd little water flask. I will let you know how it turns out in a week or so.

I've also been rockin' new threads from Fabletics lately, and I've been loving it! This review is unsolicited and unpaid - as all of my opinions are. I signed up on a whim, because I had changed sizes and was running out of lounge-wear and active-wear that fit. I also wear two sets of active-wear a day, meaning that I had to do laundry a LOT if I didn't pick up some more. Fabletics works like other clubs in the JustFab family - you join and have to use your voucher for an outfit by a certain date, or it becomes a certificate for a certain dollar amount on a future purchase. The cost is a little bit higher than you could get if you shopped around, but the quality is great! I also like that all of the outfits are fairly cute and on trend. The outfits I've gotten over the past three months are below -

Glissade - back view. This is the Switch Back tee and the Lima capri. I love the tee and use it as a casual top with a bralette. The capri is great for running and kickboxing.

Failli - front view. The Calama crop is great for hot days, and is now a go-to lazy day staple. The Palisades tee is airy, light and drapey. The Sevan sports bra is pretty, but more of a lounge thing than a sports bra, IMHO. I don't run in these items - mostly run errands. And look adorable.

Coda - front view. I think this one is the winner for function and looks so far - the Norwalk tank is perfect for kickboxing and the Salar legging is comfy for waiting on the mechanics to finish up or walking the dog or kickboxing. I have worn it twice this week! The built in bra is sufficient for 'the girls' which is saying something.

Over the three months I found found the service to be great, the clothing to be good quality, and the selction to be nice. The only downsides to Fabletics that I can report are that
  • Fabletics bras tend to be better for the less-endowed among us. Moving Comfort bras are still my running buddies!
  • Don't dawdle - order early on in the month! I missed out on some pieces because I waited and they don't usually restock.
  • The tags on the items are the long skinny ones that I hate. Ugh.

In other news, I may be signing up for this race in the morning ... it's only 25k, so I can make it. Right?


  1. Is that gray one the shirt you wore downtown the other day? that was pretty cute just as a lounging-around shirt.

    also - pickles. Piiiiiiiickles. You can pickle all sorts of things but if you're drowning in cucumbers, make pickles! It's pretty easy!

  2. also - 25K is too many K's. That is just a lot of K's.

  3. Yep! That was actually the outfit but with a different sports bra. Because I felt like showing off the 'good china'. Thanks for noticing!
    I may try picking something this next go-round, because I am pretty 'beeted out' and have many mason jars to spare.
    25k = 15mi. So, think of it as fewer miles? So that makes it better. Maybe.