Today was our 4th pick up for the Geauga Family Farms CSA.  As usual, our pick up items were a surprise.  I was happy that we received lettuce since we were out.  Between our two CSAs we are getting tons of lettuce and not letting it go to waste.  The bounty did not disappoint and we received two types of lettuce.

They are taking applications for partial season shares that will start in a couple of weeks.  If you are interested in getting a CSA, let me know and I can send you the application.

Here’s what we received in our family share:


Let’s take a closer look.

One large onion with greens, bunch of radishes.


green onions, cherry tomatoes


tomato, yellow squash


zucchini, rhubarb


kohlrabi, collard greens


2 types of lettuce


beets, snow peas (eat whole in the pod, usually used in stir fry recipes)


We did well with our shares last week.  I can say that I had summer squash fritters 3 times for lunch and I’ll probably be having more of them this week.  Today, before I picked up our GFF share, I only had some cabbage and cucumber left from last week’s shares.

This week, I’ll be making a tofu stir fry to use the peas along with some of the cabbage from my other share last week.  We’ll probably try roasting the kohlrabi, radishes and beets this time.  I’ll have to think about the collards.  I’m guessing I’ll probably sauté them for lunch one day.  I froze some rhubarb last week, so I’ll add this to that bag.  I think I’ll end up making a rhubarb dessert soon.  The cherry tomatoes are already half gone thanks to Stephen and Nick.

It should be a great week!


We had a busy weekend in addition to our visit to the Farmers’ Market and the Greenfield Berry Farm.

On Saturday, while we were still in the Peninsula area, we picked up our Wee Hoo I-Go bicycle trailer at Century Cycles.  We ended up riding 4 miles on Saturday as a family.  Stephen took Sally in the Burley trailer and Nick and I rode the I-Go.  Nick and I also rode on Monday while Stephen and Sally ran (with Sally in the stroller).  We did about 6 miles.  This evening we rode about 3 miles while they ran.  So far, Nick and I really like riding together.  It’s kind of like riding a tandem.



Stephen and Nick camped in the backyard one night.


The kids and I made it to the JCC for my workout on Sunday.  I did a 10 minute warm up on the elliptical and then completed the exercises (minus core) that I did with Chelsea on Wednesday.  It wasn’t a long workout, but it felt empowering to do free weight exercises on my own.

Monday, we spent the evening at Blossom Music Center.  My parents joined us for a picnic, concert and fireworks.  The kids were not fans of the fireworks, but the rest of the evening was great!

The Blossom Festival is always a great series of concerts.  We enjoyed the Blossom Festival Band last night.   Although we usually sit on the lawn, we took Nick down to look at the stage area.


We entertained the kids in the garden for a bit.  While we were gone, the lawn was filling up.


Here’s Nick and Sally with Grandma.  And, here’s Sally with a nice smile.


It was a jam-packed weekend and we took today off.  I spent most of the day reclaiming the kitchen.  I was double booked for tomorrow.  I guess I thought it would be Tuesday and it’s already going to be Wednesday.  Enjoy the rest of your short week!


My food intake has been good lately.  Yesterday and today, I didn’t keep my log.  I’m ok with a break once in a while.  We mostly ate at home for the holiday weekend and packed a picnic for Blossom.  I did enjoy homemade ice cream and some baked potato chips and snacks.  I didn’t overdo it and I kept up with activity.  My best non scale victory was choosing left over zucchini fritters over a local bison hot dog.  I’m happy with my progress and will be back with a log tomorrow.

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