Bountiful Blackberries

Ah, leisurely Sundays. Something I always look forward to, even if it means Monday is just around the corner. I got plenty of sleep until my mom woke me up and asked me if I wanted to go to the Farmer’s Market. Umm, of course! I was up and out of bed, throwing together a quick breakfast so we could get out the door.

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I had every intention of making some oatmeal this morning, but the Farmer’s Market trumped that, and I went with a smoothie.

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  • 1 banana
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • scoop of vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1/3 cup oats
  • milk, to fill the glass

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Enjoyed in the morning sunshine

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We did a quick shop at the market, picked up a few tasty treats. I’m sure you’ll see them all eventually around here.

Once we dropped off our loot, we headed back down to the mall. I had to go back to my cell phone provider, because whatever they did to my Blackberry yesterday when I changed my plan & number, well, all my internet access and email stopped working. Not cool – if I’m paying for a service, I damn well better be getting it. The guy got my internet working, but the email still wasn’t. I fiddled around with it once we were home, and finally got it back in action. Ah, technology.

Then it was time for lunch.

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Per usual, I scoured the fridge to determine what leftovers needed eating. There was still a wee bit of chana masala and brown jasmine rice, so that made my mind up for me. I added a little yogurt and mango chutney for fun.

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I threw together a simple salad of romaine lettuce, red leaf lettuce, carrot, and cucumber to go along with the curry. I used some Annie’s Organic Green Garlic dressing.

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Again with the al fresco dining.

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This was my first time trying this flavour of Annie’s Dressing. I really enjoyed it – great garlic flavour. I think it would actually make a great garlic bread. Toast up some good bread, drizzle on a little dressing? Yum!

I decided to spend the afternoon outside on the deck with my laptop, getting some blog reading school work done. I was feeling a little snacky, and went searching for something chocolate. I found this in our freezer.

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I think it was a Skinny Cow frozen treat. It was a little freezer burnt, but not bad enough for me to not eat it. I also munched on a handful of Peanut Butter Puffins with a side of Blackberry.

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Sienna was very sad that I was outside all afternoon and she was locked in the house. So I decided to let her out to explore our backyard for the first time. Of course, her and Wilson found each other and had some words.

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Fortunately, I was able to keep them from killing each other. Unfortunately, Sienna was a total brat and kept bolting under the deck when I was trying to get her in. I finally wrestled her down in the garden. Then it was time for dinner.

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Mom did up a scrumptious roast beef on the BBQ, with a dijon mustard rub and red wine in the drip pan. I totally grabbed the rarest pieces – my family doesn’t enjoy their meat cooked the same as I do, so it’s a treat for me when I can find some pink pieces.

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We also had potatoes roasted on the grill. I smashed mine with a little butter & pepper.

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Plus some locally grown green & yellow beans from the farmer’s market.

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Since we’d opened the bottle of red wine to cook the roast, I figured I should have a small glass with dinner

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It’s so nice to have a traditional Sunday dinner every once in a while. Especially when it’s followed by homemade dessert.

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My mom was on a roll this evening – homemade apple blackberry brown betty. Topped with a little dab of Cool Whip, mostly just to use up the container.

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Talk about great day of eats, eh? I also got a ton done on our group presentation, and have emailed it out to solicit some input. Now I can relax with a little TV and interweb. Night!

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Categories: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Farmer's Market, Lunch, Sienna, Snack, Wilson


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6 Comments on “Bountiful Blackberries”

  1. September 21, 2009 at 5:14 am #

    Oh wow, that dinner looks amazing!! And the dessert and wine, perfect ending 🙂 Oh how I miss having my mom cook for me. And my dad too. They still do cook for me sometimes, but usually when they “cook for me” it means they “pay for the food that we order out!” ugh.

  2. September 21, 2009 at 5:40 am #

    Glad you got your Blackberry back in action! Sounds like you had a productive Sunday filled with yummy eats – I want a potato now, at 8:40 in the morning 🙂

  3. September 21, 2009 at 7:28 am #

    Great lunch, dinner AND dessert!!

    Love the kitty picture. Wilson looks like he can’t wait to get at Sienna!

  4. September 21, 2009 at 1:17 pm #

    major yum to that dessert. Holy cow it looks amazing!

  5. September 21, 2009 at 1:55 pm #

    Oh, what a fabulous Sunday dinner! And yes, you must have red wine with some beaut slices of beef like that!


  6. September 21, 2009 at 7:18 pm #

    Ooh little Sienna! How nice that you let her out. I open some blinds for mine during the day and I know they look out longingly all day long.

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