I was left unsupervised again. I can’t be held accountable for my actions when in the presence of Pflanzen-Kölle (the best plant store in Germany!). I lose it! What can I say? I have no control. The only reason I left the store was because I ran out of euro. I am not too sad though, 20 euro goes a long way there. I left with seven new plants.
I think I am officially out if space for any more plants on my balcony. Especially, if I want to fit a table set out there.
I am quite proud of my little garden. I now have one tomato plant, one bell pepper plant, one container of spring onions, two different types of strawberries, five containers of different types of greens, five decorative plants, and a whopping thirteen different herb plants.
Here are the my newest additions from today’s trip to the plant store.
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Well, this isn’t exactly the post I wanted to write today. Today marks the final day of the Walker to Runner program I had started eight weeks ago. I was hoping I would be telling you all about how awesome of a runner I am and how I reached my goal. Sadly, that is not the case. For the past week or so I have had a mighty cold. I’ve been hacking and coughing. I can’t breathe. I’m all snotty and gross.
The sauce I created for this recipe was originally intended for making kale chips. Sadly, there isn’t any kale at the moment for me to use, so I’m using the next best thing… Zucchini!
I read several recipe online on how to properly cook zucchini chips, and let me tell you, there is no one way of doing this. I decide to try them all. First, I tried 425F for 30 minutes. That didn’t work. I upped the temperature for the next batch to 450F. Again, that didn’t work. The sauce coating would burn, and the chips turned out all soggy and limp. The next method to try was 225F for 2 hours. This one was the winner! The chips were airy and crisp. They were perfect!
This recipe makes quite a bit of sauce. Either use two zucchini or toss leftovers over a medley of veggies and roast them in the oven. And, remember this sauce can be used for kale chips as well.
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I am so excited to tell you that I am still going strong with my running program. I just wrapped up week number four. I am at 10 minutes running and 1 minute walking(times 4). This last week we had a ton of rain, but that didn’t stop me. Even if I had to wait until 9pm for the rain to stop I was going to make sure I got my run in.
My breathing has improved greatly, and I am getting use to the constant burning sensation in my calves. I am a little faster. I am still slower than most, but I know I have gotten faster. I have also got a pretty sexy runners tan, if I do say so myself.
I have also made friends with a little elderly woman who lives on my route. She is always there sitting at her window when I coming running by. It took a while for her to warm up to me. I would smile and wave, and she would just stare back at me. Then, She got to where she would smile, and now, She smiles and waves. It took four weeks, but I consider it an accomplishment. I am thinking about baking her a loaf of bread or something, and leaving it on her windowsill.
I had been experiencing really bad afternoon headaches on the days I would run. After doing my homework, taking advice from friends, and making some changes, I no longer get headaches. Which is such a relief. I was getting very annoyed and kind of worried. I started wearing a ball cap and sunglass every time I ran. As well as, making sure my eating was on point.
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About three years ago I discovered Vitamix. I think I saw it in a YouTube video or something. Anyway, I was blown away! The power this machine had was amazing. I immediately knew I had to have one. Thus, I began saving my pennies. Roughly two years later, my Vitamix was on its way to me here in Germany. It was love at first blend!
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