Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Health, Costco, No Bowling. Kew on a Plate, 150 Years,


Monday morning went to the doctor mainly for refills but also had blood test results for diabetes and it turns out Matt's hemoglobin is low and they are sending him for a colonoscopy. Poor Matt. We then dropped the prescriptions in at the drug store and headed on to Costco. Bought a ton of meat but was disappointed they didn't have any fillet steaks. Bought pork fillets though, we enjoy those. The trouble with all this stuff is packing it away. You can't just shove it in the freezer you have to separate into portion sizes which is a pain in the rear end. I finally got my lamb chops anyway. I plan to have them on Saturday, don't the look yummy? Many North Americans don't seem to like lamb unfortunately which is a great pity. I refrained from looking at a lot of things I might have wanted to buy, spent enough as it was. However, I am set up in the freezer for a while now.

As there is no bowling and the alley is closed anyway, we basically sat and twiddled our thumbs for the rest of the day. Although we will still be bowling twice a week we miss it being spread out as it is in the winter. The weather hasn't been up to much either. We sat and finished our wine from supper out on the balcony on Saturday evening, it was very pleasant but since then it has been cloudy with some rain.

Monday night we get to see another episode of Kew on a Plate which I mentioned last week. Looking forward to it.

Did you know Canada is celebrating 150 years this year? Not sure of all the planned festivities but there will be many.

Now here's a recipe I'm not sure I would enjoy. It looks gorgeous in the picture though.

Fresh Cherry and Asparagus Salad

Ingredients

6 cups spring mix lettuce
16 asparagus spears, touch ends removed
1 cup of sweet cherries, pitted and sliced in half
1 cup whole walnuts
1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
Cooking spray
1/2 Cup sour cream
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 Tbs fresh lemon juice
1 Tbs poppy seeds
1/2 tsp salt

Directions

Heat non-stick pan over medium heat and spray with cooking spray, add the asparagus spears and whole walnuts. Cook tossing occasionally until asparagus is starting to brown, 5- 7 minutes. Remove from heat

In a small jar, whisk together the sour cream, brown sugar, lemon juice, poppy seeds and salt

In a large bowl toss together the cooked asparagus and walnuts, cherries, and feta cheese with the spring mix lettuce. Top with the dressing.

Have a great day

16 comments:

  1. Hi Jo - yes I hope Matt's health will be ok - at least they are checking ... glad the freezer's sorted for a while ... and asparagus is still going strong. Cheers Hilary

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    1. I think so Hilary, thanks. Yes, still have a month of asparagus yet.

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  2. The prep for that procedure is worse than the procedure itself. Hope everything is all right with Matt.
    I've had lamb but it just didn't rock my boat.

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    1. I know Alex, not Matt's first by any means.

      Funny isn't it? Most Europeans love lamb, most North Americans do not.

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  3. I love lamb. I first had it in Detroit's Greektown which was across the freeway from the medical school I attended. My mother hated lamb so I never had it as at home. Did you watch 'Canada: The Story of Us' on CBC? It was very well-done.

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    1. You are an exception to the rule Denise. Lamb is a delicious meat as is goat. No you mentioned the programme before but didn't see it.

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    2. My boys are exceptions too then, since we all love it.

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    3. I'm delighted to hear it Denise, but presumably they get it from you.

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  4. I the blessed colonoscopy...nothing blessed about it. I don't know if this is his first, I doubt it, but the prep is worse than the bite:) Sorry you had to twiddle your thumbs but today is yucky out. My whole right side is horrible so if I was bowling...I couldn't:) I think I will pass on that salad-love cherries but yuck to asparagus

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    1. I've gotta convert you to asparagus Birgit. Farm fresh is so delicious. Sorry to hear your right side is horrible. Definitely couldn't bowl that way. I am thinking he doesn't really need a colonoscopy, it's not that long since he had one.

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  5. Having had my first colonoscopy this year, I do feel for Matt. Ugh. The prep was the worst. I hope he doesn't have to drink that awful cherry drink.

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    1. I don't remember the stuff he had before being cherry flavoured JoJo. I really think it's way too soon for him to have another colonoscopy.

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  6. Poor Matt indeed. Colonoscopies are not fun so he has my sympathy.

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    1. He has had several Helen, and as I said, I believe it's too soon for another.

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