I LOVE SUMMER!

I’m wallowing in fruit again. More about that later, though.

I was up and at ’em this morning. I did my exercises through the LSEs and then I jumped to the pushup. Bad news. I fell by 21 seconds to 77. Still pretty decent for a 63 year old woman.

100% Raw Food

Breakfast
16 ozzies OJ blended with 1.5 cups frozen peaches, thawed (the last from last summer)
24 ozzies banana/romaine smoothie

Lunch
30 ozzies banana/red leaf lettuce smoothie
Lots of cherry tomatoes with a sliced homegrown cucumber

Supper
3+ quarts watermelon
1 quart PEACHES!

I put in three laps around the buildings this morning. Things got busy for me this afternoon so I never made it out for the afternoon jaunt.

The son of one of my co-workers brought some watermelons. Since I’m working on my last one, I invested $6 in a large one. It’s resting on the floor along with most of two boxes of PEACHES! I don’t know what variety they are but they look suspiciously like Elbertas.

Elberta

I know they have a very good flavor and didn’t need any agave nectar. Elbertas are also my very favorite variety. I took some of them in to the girls in the office and the ones at the nurses’ station.

I’d stopped by the store and there were speckled bananas packaged and marked with a price of 19 cents a lub. I got a couple of 44 cent packages. I just opened them and they are less ripe than I usually get them! I have enough bananas for the next couple of days so that was a nice surprise.

The peaches smell lovely. I almost hyperventilated on the way back to the hospital. One of the boxes had quite a few that were on the borderline of going bad. The other one was beautiful. I sorted them out and took my neighbor a mango box of good peaches. I scalded the others and peeled enough for my quart plus a three cup container to take to work tomorrow. I juiced an orange and poured OJ over them to keep them from turning dark. There were a few left in the bowl so I finished them up, too. There are still several peaches in the sink in cold water. I’m going to leave them there tonight. I don’t have time to fix them. When more get ripe, I’ll put them in the fridge and have them to eat for the next few days. I don’t plan to freeze any this year. For one thing, I really don’t have enough room in the freezer, I don’t trust the freezer on the other fridge, and I prefer them fresh, anyway. I didn’t use them that often so I won’t miss them.

News of my BIL…he has agreed to go to rehab until his legs are strong enough for him to ambulate. That was good news. I was afraid he was going to be discharged home. This way, he’ll have structured physical therapy and my sister will have a chance to recuperate, too.

I am so glad I don’t cook! I saw a little bit of “Unwrapped” and they were showing a home model of a Viking range. The prices start at $3,000 and go up to $9,000. At one time, I would have been salivating and would have lusted after one. That’s a lot of money to spend on something to kill nutrition. Plus, it would promote global warming. Whew! I dodged that bullet!

It’s ‘way past 10 and I need to hit the hay. NO SALT! Good night!

5 Responses to I LOVE SUMMER!

  1. Marjorie July 17, 2007 at 2:39 am #

    No salt. You go girl!!!

    I was shocked to hear of you scalding peaches, though. Are they raw then?

    Marjorie

    p.s. I listened to the Dr. D. teleconference last night. Great question that you asked, and how cool to hear the forum praised so.

  2. Tommie July 17, 2007 at 8:27 am #

    Re: scalding peaches. The skins are no longer raw but I don’t eat them, anyway. The flesh is still fresh and raw. If they were organic, I’d leave the skins on and eat the whole thing (except for the seed) 🙂 but I’m sure they’ve been sprayed. They are in the boiling water for a few seconds, then into cold water.

    Isn’t that a great teleconference? And I was pleased with the way he spoke about the forum. Everyone on the forum should listen to the conference. He can make things so clear.

  3. Cassandra July 18, 2007 at 3:49 pm #

    (Forgive my ignorance!)
    How do you freeze them so they last? Throw them in the freezer whole? Cut them up? We have peaches on sale here for $1.79/lb and they are REALLY good. I’d love to save a bunch for this winter when the produce loses variety.

  4. Cassandra July 18, 2007 at 3:50 pm #

    Oh, and YAY for no salt!!!

  5. Tommie July 18, 2007 at 6:28 pm #

    WOOHOO! I haven’t had salt for two whole days and don’t plan to today!

    I peel the peaches, put them in containers, and pour fresh squeezed OJ over them. That keeps them from turning dark. Put them in the freezer and wait for winter to come! Thaw them before you use them unless you don’t mind killing the microbes that produce B-12.

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