67 Miles of Biking in St Joseph, Michigan

July 8, 2018

Say hello to my dragon buddy!

I met him while vacationing in St. Joseph, Michigan. We watched July 4th fireworks from the bluff, spent lots of time at the beach, and had lots of quality family time. I also biked a lot. Over seven hours, split between six different workouts! Read the rest of this entry »

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So Many Colorful Meals From One Farmers Market Outing

July 2, 2018

Check this out: Purple string beans!

Oh man, I love oddly-colored vegetables, so when I saw these at the farmer’s market, I was all in. I bought some purple ones, along with regular ol’ green beans and yellow beans, and steamed them for a meal last week.

And then tragedy struck. Read the rest of this entry »


My Early Morning Swim in the Detroit River AND a Visit to the Largest Farmers Market I’ve Seen

July 31, 2016

I had a good, sweaty time taking my friend Geoff’s High Octane class last week, so when he invited me to another workout, I jumped at the chance. All I had to do was show up at Belle Isle Beach on Saturday morning at 8am. Wait, what?

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In addition to Read the rest of this entry »


Vegetarian Tortilla Casserole

May 31, 2016

Shocking Confession Time: Before this weekend, I hadn’t been to the farmers market in a couple years. There was a time, about 5-6 years ago, when I was going every weekend, but my habits changed. This weekend, I was reminded how much I love it. Check out this haul!

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I went with Sarah and Allison, the day after Read the rest of this entry »


Two Awesome Farmers Market Finds

June 24, 2015

I’m racing to get a bunch of stuff done before leaving for the Fitbloggin’ conference in Denver, so this one’s short and sweet. I met up with my friends Heather and Nancy at the Hollywood Farmers Market over the weekend, and found two things that practically made me jump up and down. Two!

1) ROMANESCO BROCCOLI!

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This variety of broccoli is the Read the rest of this entry »


Hmmm… Better Do Something With These Pigeon Peas!

November 26, 2013

I’ve been in fridge-clean-out mode for the past few days. This happens before I travel – I make an effort to consume all my fresh produce, so nothing goes bad while I’m gone. I’m headed to Colorado for Thanksgiving tomorrow (Have you taken my Thanksgiving Pledge yet? Click here), and want to come home to an empty crisper drawer so I can fill it with fresh new things.

The other night, I found these in the back of my fridge:

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Pigeon Peas! I bought these at the farmers market, and they got pushed behind a taller item in my fridge. Thankfully, they were in a container designed to extend the life of produce, so they were still good! But I’ve never eaten pigeon peas before, so one question remained: What was I going to do with them?

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An Evening (!) at the Farmers Market

November 13, 2013

Has it really been a year since I’ve been to a farmers market? Unfortunately, I think that’s true… and that’s sad, especially since I live in Los Angeles, where there are fantastic farmers markets all over the place, all year long.

Although I’ve been to farmers markets countless times, I’ve never been to a farmers market at night, until last week. Have you? My cousins live in a nearby neighborhood called Eagle Rock, and their local farmers market is held on Friday evening. It’s a weird time to have a farmers market, but I’m not complaining! And while this farmers market is smaller than others I’ve been to, I found some items I’d never seen before… and that makes this farmers market a winner!

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