WEEKEND POST 121
You guys, I have the best update: After a two-month holiday, our osprey couple reclaimed their tree and have begun the process of building a new nest!
“Best” might mean something else to you, but this development gives me hope. Hope that the birds and wildlife who make their homes in our gradually diminishing coastal wetlands will continue to thrive for many years, and hope for any one of us who might need the reminder that there is always hope, no matter how many skies have fallen.
Looking back for this Weekly Suppers to Japanese grilled steak salad with miso-orange juice-massaged kale, orange segments, shaved daikon radish, and leaves of cilantro + mint. A quick trip to the grill and a simple mix of fresh ingredients, we often turn to steak-on-salad both to stretch pricier beef and to provide a lighter meal when it’s warm.
How’d you do putting your best fork forward for National Nutrition Month? Missed it? Here’s a summary of thoughts: Lifestyle changes don’t happen overnight. Be a work in progress with bite-sized improvements now and over time. Start with realistic goals, start gradually, but most importantly, just start. The first of a new month is as good a time as any!
Though April showers bring May flowers, and I love flowers, here’s to a sunny weekend!
To your best health, Heather
p.s. Kohana Coffee recently sent me a bottle of cold-brew concentrate to try. My Rye-Sorghum Banana Bread with honey + a shot of cold-brew coffee is entered in the KC recipe contest, and voting begins TODAY! Please consider supporting me + sharing with your family and friends — thank you!
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Some interesting, fun, delicious reads:
- Trade April Fool’s pranks for steps — it’s National Walking Day. Whether it’s on your own or in the company of your family, friends, coworkers, or neighbors, hit the pavement for at least 30 minutes (or break it up into smaller chunks), and join the movement toward a longer, healthier life.
- Use the awesome hashtag #notforskinnyjustforme if you share your walking escapades on social media.
- This new Farm From a Box is capable of feeding up to 150 people.
- Is “chalky, gritty spinach teeth” a real thing?
- Create tiny homes for tiny birds.
- Jean-Clawde + John Coon: Even though I’m 99% certain that food (Clawde) + torturing your brother (Coon) rank higher, the feeling (for me) is mutual.
- This week’s pinned words of wisdom.
Recently on HGN:
- Caffeinated rye-sorghum banana bread (nut-free + egg-free + vegetarian)
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