Saturday: Well, got 12 pints of the low sodium dill pickles put up, as well as 6 jars pickled beans. I also started a gallon jar of fermented pickles (started a slightly larger jar about 10 days ago - not quite ready yet, but already tasty!). Busy day, but had a girlfriend show up to help and to learn. Many hands make light work!
Regarding the pickling recipes - I would be more than happy to share them with you all. Couple questions, tho - shall I post them in entirety on here, individually message the interested parties, or can I post the addresses where I get them from?
One of the simplest pickling recipes actually is inspired from my 90 y.o. neighbor. He would bring these to all the picnics: Slice the cukes as thinly as possible (peeling is optional). Place in a bowl, sprinkle lightly with a bit of salt, toss together with a bit of thinly sliced onion. Choose a good white wine vinegar and sprinkle the veggies lightly with a few tablespoons. Grind a bit of black pepper over all, toss again and refrigerate for a couple hours. I swear, I always asked him if he added sugar - the cukes added such a sweet taste to it!
Numbers for Saturday: Cals: 1,564 Fats: 59.7 Carbs: 97.2 Protein: 105.4
Went out to a chain rest. and had a disappointing grilled chicken sandwich dinner.(some kind of wings place - new to the local mall and obviously struggling) Didn't finish it (the sodium was sickeningly high), and neither did DH. He ordered a grilled chicken caesar salad - they put some kind of nasty dressing on the chicken that was so salty, he sent it back (I tasted the chicken - it burned the back of my throat!!). We don't cook with alot of salt added to the food, so perhaps we are a little picky - but it was just sooo bad.
Gotta stick with homemade. :smile
We sorta made up for the dinner today - went to a great farmer's market on the other side of the state. There was a Revolutionary War encampment, re-enactors, demonstrations, and even a parade of 8 or so fife and drum corps (in costume - too cool!). Bought some great tomatoes and an artisan type bread, split a homemade blackberry turnover and some mint tea. From there we headed north to a very cool dairy farm (1100 acres - wow) with a incredible lavender garden planted into a huge old barn foundation made in the 1800's from stone. (yeah, we had a bit of the homemade ice cream - and glad we did!)
Afterwards, we headed south to a nursery that specializes in tropical and house plants - I took soooo many pix! I am a sucker for nurseries and garden places...Some of the greenhouses were so packed with huge palms, ferns and vines, we almost had to use a machete (no,not really
) & Dh kept expecting to see a monkey or a tiger
Well, the carbs were off the charts for this weekend, and the sodium too - so the scale will be pointedly ignored until Tuesday or Wednesday!
Calories: 1,603 Fat: 88.9 Carbs: 121.4 Protein: 91.0
We did walk quite a bit today, as well as working on my feet all day yesterday, so that's gonna have to count for exercise.
We'll see you all on the next thread! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!