Tomato Salads

English: Tomato, cucumber and onion salad. Бъл...

It’s tomato season!I’m getting my first tomatoes! So exciting :) Except, I gave the first 2 away. I’m anxiously awaiting the next ripe one. Maybe tomorrow! I bought some tomatoes at a small farmstand last week. There were 4 good sized tomatoes in the basket, and I gave 2 away. Sheesh!

I indulged in BLTs a couple of nights last week. OK, BSTs ‘cuz I only had spinach. It worked! So good!

Here are some tomato salads that are so mind numbingly simple!

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Get your life together before the chaos starts again

You deserve a clean house!It is the last week of July. School is going to be starting before you know it.

This year, take the bull by the horns and get it together!

Now is when you need to get your schedules in order. You start adjusting your sleep schedules. You start planning regular dinner times.

And you get yourself in routines.

One of the most important routines for me and my sanity is house cleaning. While we may not like the work, we certainly love the results, right?

I can make the work easy for you. My schedule makes the work so easy. I don’t do the hours of end to end house cleaning like we used to. I do little bits. It makes it feel like you’re not working hard at it at all – but your house looks like you are. People think you are busting your butt all the time 😉

To convince you to get it together now and get your routine down before life gets crazy again, I have put Secret Confessions of a Clean Freak on sale for a ridiculous price. This week only. Don’t miss it.


Getting your 5-9 a day is easier than you think

English: Tam phonla mai ruam (Thai script: ตำผ...

English: Tam phonla mai ruam (Thai script: ตำผลไม้รวม) is a mixed fruit salad where the dressing is similar to that used for som tam. The fruits used in this particular salad show the fusion aspect of Thai cuisine, as it incorporates “modern” (for Thais) fruit such as apples and grapes besides traditional fruit such as pineapple and guava. The dressing is made with pounded garlic, sugar, chillies, dried shrimp, lime juice and fish sauce. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It was reported on the news a few nights ago that only 13% of people eat enough vegetables. I find that hard to believe. Seems like the produce section is always busy these days!

3-5 servings of fruit, and 4-5 servings of vegetables sounds like a lot, doesn’t it?

A serving is half a cup. Except for greens which are a cup for a serving. Now measure out half a cup and you’ll see its not very much at all!

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Oh the things we take for granted!

English: A flushing toilet. Deutsch: Wasserspü...

So, yesterday I was puttering around. I was pondering blowing up my big raft and heading down to the water, but it was starting to cloud up and I was thinking, boy – those people really ought to get off the lake.

Within a few minutes of that thought, the lake emptied. A few minutes later, I get the bad weather phone call – severe thunderstorms, be prepared to take cover.

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