That Time I Cooked and Ate Chicken Livers

August 23, 2018

I consider myself an adventurous eater, and recently had quite the culinary adventure. I made myself a chicken liver dinner.

I’ve only had liver a few times in my life: I’ve tried Read the rest of this entry »

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Trying New Things Week: Funky and Fresh Farmers Market Finds

August 9, 2018

WHOA! These are some loooooooong beans!

Guess that they’re called? Long beans! (Other acceptable answers: Chinese long beans, yardlong beans, asparagus beans and snake beans.) And they’re just one of many exciting new-to-me purchases from the farmers market. Read the rest of this entry »


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 »


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?

dip-my-toes-in-the-water

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!

farmers-market-haul

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!

romanesco-broccoli

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