Day 25-28. Salad. Books & Popcorn. Pork.

Day 25-28. Salad. Books & Popcorn. Pork. 2560 1707 Beth Behrendt
On a beautiful late-Spring day, my parents hosteda family BBQ and I brought this strawberry, spinach, feta, and basil salad.  Some of my besties recently gave me this lovely gift of Organic Strawberry Balsamic and Organic Basil-infused Olive Oil from Fort Wayne’s own Olive Twist. read more

Day 24. Class “treat”?

Day 24. Class “treat”? 2560 1962 Beth Behrendt
The afternoon of our 24th day in, I had the honor of being “Mystery Reader” to my son’s 2nd grade class.  The kids know that every Friday a grown-up will be coming in to read a story and will bring a snack. read more

Day 22. Shark!

Day 22. Shark! 2560 1695 Beth Behrendt
Bill grilled up some delicious mako sharkshark from Paula’s Seafood on Main.  According to my handy-dandy Seafood Watch app:  while “most shark populations worldwide are at historically low levels due to serious overfishing”, wild-caught mako is a “Good Alternative”. read more

Days 18-21. Highlights.

Days 18-21. Highlights. 1624 2560 Beth Behrendt
A typical busy weekend and start to our week Lots of eating.  (Of COURSE!)  Here are some photos from various meals. read more

Day 17.5. Halfway!

Day 17.5. Halfway! 2560 2048 Beth Behrendt
First, my newest cooking attempt:  hummus!  I have no decent excuse why it’s taken me years to get around to making this myself — well, OK, I do actually: who the heck keeps tahini on hand all the time?! read more

Day 15. Lunches.

Day 15. Lunches. 2560 1440 Beth Behrendt
Packing lunches with the big boyshas been less of a challenge than I expected.  It’s actually kind of fun to try out new things and talk about what is healthy and why (and what they like and why not!). read more

Day 11. Bread Success and a Berry Farm

Day 11. Bread Success and a Berry Farm 2560 1707 Beth Behrendt
We started this unseasonably cold May morning with our first trip to Tanglewood Berry Farm.  A USDA certified organic farm just a few minutes from our house (at the corner of Hadley and Covington, Fort Wayners! read more

Day 11. My Birthday :) — Real Food for 5

Day 11. My Birthday :) — Real Food for 5 1922 2560 Beth Behrendt
Cute cards from my boys. Dark chocolate brownies with chocolate/coconut frosting (9 y.o. made the frosting!) – YUM. read more

Day 8. Day 9. Day 10.

Day 8. Day 9. Day 10. 1707 2560 Beth Behrendt
These were pretty typical hectic days of running aroundto various kid/school things: volunteering, field trips, after school activities.  Plus homework. read more

Day 7. Out for lunch. Pasta dinner.

Day 7. Out for lunch. Pasta dinner. 1707 2560 Beth Behrendt
For breakfast today, I tried the oven cooked bacon thing. Loving the multi-tasking feature of this cooking method! read more

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