Breakfast was a “grab and eat random produce” type dealy again. I took a picture of the last 4 radishes from my produce box to prove it. There were radishes, blackberries that I picked the other night, a few peas, a garden tomato or two. (still none of my big ones are ready!!)
For lunch we had biscuits again. This time I cut them with a fluted round cookie cutter and they were prettier than last time.
I used some buttermilk from Alpenrose dairy and sunflower oil. I think my weird experimental first batch may have been slightly better.. how disappointing. Hah. These were promptly gobbled with the whipped butter I made and the honey berry jam that we also made. They might not have been perfect but they were darned good. Unfortunately I ate too many and sorta went into post-carb nap mode. I was able to get out of it by forcing myself to run up and down all the 3 flights of stairs to the laundry room and back to the bedrooms for some much needed laundry-putting-away-ness.
Dinner was pizza again, but this time with a crust that failed to rise. I was in a hurry, so I didn’t have time to properly troubleshoot it, but it was still on the tasty side of edible and everyone ate it. Home made pesto, home made crust, green beans from the produce box, onions from the garden, shredded garden squash, and feta from Dee Creek Farms.
Try to forgive the terrible photo, again, I was hurried.
I left after dinner to go on a 6 mile + walk with a friend, which ended with us jumping into a local pond and swimming for a bit as the sun set and the moon came up. It was lovely. I came home feeling proud of my week of eating, proud of my activity, soaked from pond water and only slightly afraid that I might have parasites burrowing under my skin.
(our local Parks and Recreation unit posted information on the life cycle of “swimmers itch” parasites near the pond even though there was not any information of any cases confirmed from this body of water… sometimes information makes my skin crawl)
Today my family and I went to our County Fair. I was soo excited to be eating “normal food” but couldnt bring myself to splurge on much of anything. I had a bite of one of the kids hot dogs, and I shared a Chicken Gyros with Joel. It was chicken and tzatziki, onion, tomato, and lettuce maybe. Nice pillowy soft flatbread.. tasty but not amazing. Boo. I should have gone for the terrible stuff.. deep fried Oreos or something!
Anyway, we convinced the girls to skip the cotton candy in lieu of getting Frozen Yogurt this weekend instead as a treat, and got out of the fair before anyone vomited on the tilt-awhirl.
As soon as I got home from the fair I felt very badly. I had a terrible migraine, a sunburn, and a really lethargic awful feeling.
It got somewhat better, but after dinner (of a salad because I didnt want to feel sick anymore) I felt even worse. I cant tell if a week of diet change is catching up with me, or if the new things introduced today are wreaking havoc. Oh well, I’m hopeful it’ll be better soon.
I think I’ve decided to try to stick with local eating for a while. I did better limiting my proteins than I thought I would. I think I’ll try to only eat proteins that come from places near by. Fall and Winter will be difficult, and surely I will cave.. but hopefully next spring will awaken within me a desire to garden more thoroughly so that I can more aptly feed myself and my family with our little plot of land.