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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Food log 6-22-17 and 6-23-17


Fresh squeezed orange juice blended with frozen strawberries

Fresh harvested mountain apples from yard

7 Saba bananas

Oops, forgot to record the rest of this day and the next... now I have forgotten.

Think this is the night I made a kind of salsa chutney ish thing one of these two nights. It was 3/4 of a fruity avocado mashed a bit still chunky, some minced chives, 2 roma tomatoes chopped, and a touch of lemon juice. I started eating it with celery, but then Darrel started eating his guacamole which makes his breath bother me if I don’t have some. It's raw vegan so I will put some in my stuff sometimes so his breath doesn't bother me.

I added some to mine and decided to put that in dried nori sheets in a row lengthwise with a stick of celery lengthwise across as well before rolling it and eating it. Neither the spicy guacamole nor the dried nori are my ideal foods, but they are acceptable at times. This was one of those times (obviously). Lol


Think this is when I had half a white pineapple with Darrel (he had the other half). He cut them up this time as I was multitasking something else.

Can't remember what I had for lunch... I remember it was some sort of fruit and that I had celery after it.

Lychee while we watched Netflix in the evening.

I had fresh raw peanuts from market (taste kinda like peas) a bit after the lychee, still watching Netflix.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Food log 6-21-17

Happy Solstice! :)

A couple of figs from yard eaten at tree
Lots of mountain apples from yard

Sweet frozen puree: frozen apple bananas blended with frozen bing cherries and a bit of coconut water

Small strawberry papaya
Small hand bananas  (called ladyfinger here, Apple banana elsewhere)
Soaked deglet noor dates and soak water mixed with sliced pink lady apples and celery

Photos to be posted later

Food log 6-20-17

Water from coconut from yard

About 1/2 a pear offered to me when out in the field at the refuge with the biologist

A couple of figs from yard eaten at the tree :)

Lots of mountain apples harvested fresh from yard

Fresh squeezed orange juice
Mix of zuke, cuke, multicolor carrot noodles with sauce of some of the OJ blended with celery, zucchini, and a touch of tahini, sprinkled with minced fresh chives
Photos to be posted later

Today was a big birding day for me: spent morning on state-wide nene survey, then the rest of the day doing photo review and writing up observations of a moorhen nest from the motion detection camera's SD card I got from an intern. So interesting! Love all of it! :)

Darrel went to farm today to see if there was anything new to harvest, and discovered more theft and vandalism. :( They cut our starfruit tree so severely that it might not survive. 😓 It had the best starfruit I have ever tasted... was planted from a tree that had the best starfruit I had ever had previously. I hope it survives. ❤ It really sucks to not be able to live at the farm right now at times like this.

I am encouraged overall though, as we have plans and are gradually making progress to get back to it again. ❤❤

In the meantime, I'm so grateful I can help out at the refuges being in and with nature and making a difference there. It's wonderful to meet others who care about these things too. :) 🌞👍

Monday, June 19, 2017

Food log 6-19-17

Water from coconuts from yard :)

Apple bananas on the go

Rest of coconut water from earlier, stored in fridge

Large Cantaloupe and some salvaged from another

Defrosted frozen spinach, fresh mushrooms, and dried tomatoes that were in olive oil in jar (all not ideal)

Partially dehydrated mushrooms and roma tomatoes with fresh sugar snap peas

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Food log 6-17-17 and 6-18-17

Saturday June 17, 2017

Fresh squeezed orange juice
1 Tuscan melon


Darrel and I spent time to try out Agile Scrum framework for figuring out our life in the next year, in order to help prioritize all the things we were feeling need to be done, feel driven to do and/or have deadlines to finish before we go to the FoodnSport retreats in September. It really helped! Yay! :)

Sunday June 18, 2017 Father's Day! :)

1 Tuscan melon

Mountain apples

Apple bananas
Hearts of romaine head lettuce

Hearts of romaine head lettuce
3 large roma tomatoes
Mustard  (not ideal)

Darrel had something with a lot of mustard on it and I decided to have some mustard too. I wedged the roma tomatoes lengthwise, and placed them on the lettuce leaves lengthwise, then put a bit of mustard down the length of that, folded the leaves over the top and ate them that way. It hit the spot. Mustard is not ideal because of its spiciness, but it's one of the exceptions I have been making over the last few years rarely, and occasionally.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Food log 6-16-17

Large fresh squeezed OJ at Jamba Juice while out

White pineapple and Blueberries
More OJ I squeezed myself

Blended OJ with frozen mango and mint as sauce for:
Veggie dish with Brussels sprouts, multicolor carrots, celery, sections from juiced oranges
Hearts of romaine head on the side
Touch of Darrel's guacamole mixed in so we have the same breath :)

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Food log 6-14-17 and 6-15-17

Today was a hodge podge... and little of this, little of that...

A few golden figs from yard
2 Jamaican lilikoi from yard
3 mountain apples from yard
1/2 large white pineapple from farmers market
2 ears corn from farmers market
Blueberries from store
2 hearts of romaine heads lettuce from store
Lychee from farmers market


Fresh squeezed orange juice
Smoothie with some of the OJ and frozen strawberries
Mamey sapote
1/2 pound baby lettuce spring mix with olive oil and spices on it (not ideal, but tasty)
1-2 tablespoons tahini with lemon juice as spread onto dried nori sheets (not ideal) wrapped around small wedges of roma tomatoes  (2 large)

Yeah, too much fat for one day, more than one type of fat, oil and spices, and nori all are not my ideal. I realized that and decided it was acceptable enough for me, and I don't regret it.

I felt like having the mix spiced like I used to spice popcorn, so I did, and ate it like that. Call it my rarely-occassionally thing. I have been overt fat free for a while, so the amount of fat is acceptable to me. It averages out and the effects were minimized by not having excess overt fats like that more than one day in a row.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Food logs 6-12-17 and 6-13-17

Monday 6/12/17

Coconut water

Hmm. don't remember lunch anymore  (it's after lunch on Tuesday now)... not sure if I actually had lunch... think I didn't

Salad: 1 pound baby lettuce spring mix with dressing of blended: 1 cup-ish frozen mango, 2 large roma tomatoes, 4 or 5 sticks celery

Tuesday  6/13/17 (so far)

Fresh squeezed orange juice  (about 3 or 4 cups)

1 Sunrise papaya friends left behind
1 Mammy sapote

Fresh squeezed orange juice  (about 3 or 4 cups)
Made dressing to take with me with blending some of the OJ, about a tablespoon or 2 of tahini, and a couple of celery stalks 

Salad at bar and grill: chopped: romaine lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, with grated carrots and a few mung bean sprouts. Used the dressing I made earlier on it.

We went out dancing tonight at a bar and grill, and ate dinner there. It was fun. We haven't done that in a while and it was good to see people and dance again. :)

Sunday, June 11, 2017

I'm turning over a new leaf, sort of, and sending out a grab bag

Yes, I admit it.

I've sucked at keeping any regular posting here in quite some time.

It hasn't kept me from thinking about you all, in fact you've been on my mind a LOT, for years. Still, I haven't gotten into the swing of this again yet.

Sometimes I just have a photo, sometimes I have a description, sometimes a thought, sometimes something nifty to share, sometimes I'm actually up for tracking my food as well.. but not always all at the same time, on schedule.

Life happens. And it's been happening in oh, so many varied ways.

I'd love to share it with you.

I'd love to get back in touch and hear from you as well. Let's catch up.

I have so many interests, and things to share in so many areas, that I think maybe I should try to different websites for them, or maybe different sections on this site.. and then I get bogged down in trying to organize it all that I don't get to the actual sharing.

I've decided to turn over a new leaf and just go ahead and start sharing stuff as it comes up. Since I'm not sure it all makes sense for this site as it's currently organized, I figure I'll make it a mailing list instead.

You'll need to opt-in to the mailing list to get most of the content. Whatever makes sense to be shared here, I'll try to post here too (no promises though). What I can promise is that if I do post things here, I'll include links to them in the mailing list.. but not vice versa.

So, you're probably wondering, "what's this mailing list actually going to be about?"

Well... in short, it's a grab bag of info and sharing from me.

I'll be sharing tips, tricks, observations, musings, how-to's (food, ambiance, lifestyle, gardening, and more), challenge opportunities (to participate with me), and what-have-you about things I'm interested about and/or doing in my life that you might be interested in and/or doing yourself.

I plan to at some point organize it into subject areas that you can specifically opt into and out of.. and do them ahead of time so they can also have them delivered on a regular basis..  but really, who knows when that will happen exactly? Life happens, and I won't make promises before it is done.

So for now, it's all going to be fairly random--subject-wise and frequency-wise, at least until I get back into the swing of sharing regularly again. So.. if you like grab bags, you'll love this.

Sign up now and you'll start getting emails... well, randomly! ;)

I'm also working on finishing my books, videos, classes, etc. and have some free stuff for people when they sign up for the list later. I'll send a link to get the free stuff to the mailing list too, so you won't miss out by signing up early.

I can't send you links to free stuff offered before you signed up though, so you'll want to sign up as soon as possible. I don't want you to miss out on any of it.

There's just SO much I've got in the works, and I don't want you to miss the opportunity to receive or participate in any of it.

ANY,way.. that's what's new, and what I'm excited about right now. I hope you are too! :)

I look forward to interacting with you more soon! :)


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Food Logs 2017-06-06 through 2017-06-11

For those of you wanting the scoop on what's been going on in my life... I'll do an update and all another time. 

For now I'm just gonna' start back into this as I can...

(UPDATED 6/11/17)

Here's food for 6-6-17, didn't measure it.

coconut water on the go

apricots followed by sugar snap peas at Safeway seating for lunch with Darrel
some mixed color "baby" carrots on the go

salad of: baby lettuce mix dressed with blended frozen mango and 3 chopped fresh roma tomatoes

1  large mammey sapote

Here's food for 6-7-17:

3 cups fresh squeezed juice from local navel oranges
(1 cup I drank straight-up, while blending the other 2 cups with about 2 1/2 cups frozen strawberries: this yielded about 4 cups smoothie)

I took photos of the steps of this and the food for the rest of the day (and next day). I will post them later, along with a recent Food for the Week-ish photo.

7 apple bananas

2 Hearts of Romaine heads of lettuce
4 mixed color carrots
3 large roma tomatoes

 Here's food for 6-8-17:

juice of 10 oranges, and some of their sections
frozen strawberries blended with some of the OJ

mountain apples and golden figs from our yard - Yay!

52 large lychee
Mixed color "baby" carrots and celery for after dinner snack/dessert

Yeah, I like celery as a dessert, because dessert comes after the meal, and it's nice for cleaning the palate and teeth just by eating it. So, it's often a dessert for me when I have it.

Didn't eat these today, but did photograph:
Peeled and chopped some apple bananas for smoothies or frozen creamy goodness another day.

 Here's food for 6-9-17:

coconut water on the go

mountain apples and a golden fig from our yard

fresh squeezed juice from local navel oranges, and most of the sections out of the sqeezed oranges
1 heart of romaine head of lettuce
3 large roma tomatoes

A friend from the FoodnSport retreats arrived today with her sweetie, and they're staying with us for a few days before going camping. It was really nice to reconnect.

 Here's food for 6-10-17:

water from 2 large coconuts from our yard - Yay!

1 medium tuscan melon

3 mango I picked up from under trees the day before, 5 adolfo mango from store

LOL, I don't remember what else, or if there was anything else.. didn't photograph this one. I think there wasn't anything more this day though.

 Here's food for 6-11-17:

mountain apples from my yard

lychee and white sugarloaf pineapple at fruitluck

mountain apples again
a couple of celery sticks as dessert

Yeah, there was a fruitluck/potluck today, and I wasn't hosting it either. Woo-hoo! And actually most of the people there were into or knowledgeable about 80/10/10 - sweet! :)

Between conversations about community, sustainability, homesteading, travel, minimalism, and more with the friends staying with us, to going to the potluck/fruitluck, today ended up being quite a fun and social day.

I even got productive before and afterward by setting up the mailing list sign up form and blogging to you about it as well. Yay! :)

I'll try to start doing videos again soon, no promises though.

I've missed you all and look forward to catching up more soon! :)

In the meantime, and always...

Enjoy the Journey!


-Janie :)

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

More Topics, More Posts

Long story short: remodel of this website has been delayed, but not the content anymore.

I was going to wait until I had the blog categories more separated, but I just can't wait for that anymore. That means if you subscribe you'll be getting a larger range of topics. Later, when the new website is up I'll be sorting them by some popular more general categories for those who want to stay more focused on a certain area.

Those of you who want it all, well, you're in luck! ☺

I'll be posting about things in a somewhat random way for a while, and may settle into a pattern, but most likely not.

Missed ya', hope you are all doing well!