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Posts Tagged ‘farmers market’

Celebrating the Earth for Comment Contest Tuesday

Yesterday was Earth Day. What did you do to celebrate? My company is hosting Earth Week this week. Yesterday we had a Farmer’s Market; today is eWaste disposal for a free lunch; tomorrow–Wellness Walk; Thursday–a sustainability quiz (not quite sure what that means); and a Vendor Fair on Friday, which I will miss since I […]


Cactus, it doesn’t taste like chicken

Growing up in the Southwest I ate a lot of Mexican food, especially my mom’s cooking. She never used nopales to cook, which are prickly pear cactus. I have had it a few times. On Monday when Curt and I had lunch at a cafe both of our meals came with nopales. Curt had a […]


My healthy version of Eggplant Parmigiana

I love Eggplant Parmigiana. It is so delicious but so unhealthy with it being fried and all. I also love eggplant. Lucky for me I like most vegetables (and fruit). At Monday’s Earth Day event at work there was a mini Farmer’s Market. I bought some eggplant, which I normally steam in my rice cooker/steamer and […]


Going green by reducing, reusing, recycling

I consider myself environmentally conscious and environmentally friendly. Nothing extreme. I just try to be aware. When I first moved to Oregon recycling was a big deal. And dividing each item was important as well: cardboard; paper; brown glass; green glass; etc. At the apartment complex I first lived in there were bins for each […]


Work/life not so balanced …

This week has been a tough one at work. A particular project plus everything else I have to do is keeping me rather busy and slightly frazzled. At some point in the early afternoon I knew there was no way I was going to make my 5:30 spin class. I just accepted it and moved […]


30 days in the month, 24 days at the gym

June was a good month at the gym. Out of 30 days in June I worked out 24 of them. I usually take Sundays off as my rest day. I missed two regular work out days. One was because a friend was in town and I left work early to spend a girls’ day together. […]