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My Weight Watchers. My Way … I Know it’s Not Summer

 Good afternoon My Phat Friends

This morning I’ve done something that most of us save for the weekend…. slept in …. very late *blushing*.  Usually I’m up at the crack of dawn.  Waaaay before the dawn.  I blame a super duper looong work day yesterday.  Didn’t turn in until well past midnight … now that I’m thinking about it, it was almost dawn!

After being awakened by the warmth from a ray of sun that had found its way through the closed blinds (the idea of traipsing around in the heat of the day was soon erased by the reality of the recent snowpocalypse that loomed on the other side of those same blinds!) I decided that today would be a good… No.  A “GREAT ” day to do absolutely nothing but veg-out on my favorite foodie shows.   It was while I was watching Ina, The Barefoot Contessa, that I stumbled upon what would eventually become my meal for the afternoon.  You see, during her show, she showcased a chef friend of hers from New York- I don’t remember his name – who grew these wonderful tomatoes and made even more wonderfuller  *is that a word?… hunching my shoulders* tomatoe salads.  They made this beautiful tomato salad

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That gave me an idea.  I remembered that I had just bought a few kumatoes from the market.  At the time that I bought them, I was not really sure how I wanted to use them.  Today seemed just as good as any day.

My salad was going to  be just a little bit different than Ina and her friend’s.  I started out with arugula {can’t get enough of the smooth and subtle spicy flavor} that I seasoned lightly with fresh ground pepper and kosher salt

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Added a just a littttttle bit of shredded Asiago Cheese {I’m starting to get used to my new vegetable cutter  *smile*

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Sliced up some cherry and kumato tomatoes that I seasoned with Tarragon – instead of the usual Basil {this little tidbit I learned today from Ina and her friend}.  According to Ina, Tarragon has the flavor that is a hint of anise.

This is where my salad is a little different than Ina’s … I added carrots, chicken and this mix that I pre-make and add to most of my salads {it’s made up of chia seeds, walnuts, dried unsalted pepitas and dried cranberries}

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This is what happened when everything is all thrown together…

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… add a good read and the mandatory Cup of Jo’

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Oh yes… I didn’t use any salad dressing.  The juice and sweetness from the kumatoes and the cranberries gave it a nice taste.  And, just as Ina and her friend said, the Tarragon was definitely the star of the show!

What do you do on your ‘lazy days’?

… do tell ….

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Happy National Coffee Day!!!

It’s here Again!!

National Coffee Day!!!

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So what is all this coffee hoopla about?  Every year, on September 29th, National Coffee Day celebrates the coffee bean and the promotion of fair trade of coffee.   All in an effort to raise awareness about coffee growers.

For me, one of the fun things about this caffeine fueled day is that at my local coffee shop, I can get all of the Free Coffee that I can carry!

I posted on my FB PAGE where you can score on getting your free ‘cup of jo

*a click on the picture will take you right to the link to the article 😉

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I have my cup of jo’ in hand.   I’ll wait for you to grab yours.

Hurry back.  I have some Fun ‘Coffee’ Facts to share with you

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The most expensive coffee (in the world), Kopi Luwak, is excreted by a Sumatran species of wild cats.  How expensive is this cup o’ jo?

$600 a pound of coffee.   YEP!

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Coffee is a fruit. Coffee beans are actually the pits of berries that grow on bushes .

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~3~

Second only to oil, Coffee is most sold commodity around the world.

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How do you like your coffee bean- Arabica or Robusta?  These are the only two kinds of coffee beans.  Thank goodness for the bottomless variety of coffee-based drinks.  The difference in the bean?  Robusta is more bitter and packs twice as much caffeine.

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65% of the worlds coffee is consumed by three countries: Americans, Frenchmen and Germans

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So there you have it!

Nothing like a cup of liquid luv and some fun facts!

Thanks for the company.

…. I’m on my way for a second cup

I Need My Jo

What’s on your list of things to do today?

Do Tell….

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Friday {Food} Porn:: It’s Time to Feed Last Night’s Partying

 

Hey Luv-lies
Happy Second Day of the New Year!!!
The ball has dropped, the confetti is thrown, the champagne is popped, the kisses planted and the resolutions made!
Done. Done. And Done.

Rolling over on this second day of the New Year, I have two questions….

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… What’s for Breakfast?

One of the ‘Friends in My Head’ is an accomplished Chef … And so this is what is on the menu this morning

First up….

Yes.

You knew it would be first up on the menu.

What’s breakfasts without a delicious plate of fruit-infused stacked pancakes … stacked high?

Syrup please…

 

Second up… something a little lighter

A lightly toasted sesame bagel with a dollop of  dill flavored cream cheese topped with a slice of avocado and fresh dill….

#YUMLICIOUS!!!!

 

How About ….

… a large hot cup of  ‘jo, my laptop and a warm cozy comforter….?

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I’m not real sure which to pick…. but I’m leaning toward the coffee and comforter (don’t have to go to work this morning, so why get out of bed?)

What are your doing this second day of the New Year?
Do Tell…..

Oh Yes…. The second question?

Anyone have anything for this headache?

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