Friday

Peanut butter is primo.



Pass the peanut butter, please.

You know those reality TV shows, in which producers pop participants into unknown environments and let them duke it out until one contestant remains? One of the team challenge loss punishments on Big Brother, one such show, has perennially been forcing the losing team to eat nothing but peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for a certain period of time.

I could totally do that.

Honestly, I could survive for a really long time on peanut butter alone. I cannot get enough of it.

Just don’t pass me a chocolate Peanut Butter Cup. I can’t stand ‘em.

I love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, peanut butter and honey sandwiches, and peanut butter and bacon sandwiches. 

(Don’t knock it, if you haven’t tried this one for yourself. Those high-protein treats are ideal ahead of a long run or another endurance event.)

Here’s another favorite: Peanut butter and honey on Shredded Wheat cereal with milk. That is crazy good, especially with Shredded Wheat Original Cereal, the larger wafer variety.
See? I did NOT make this one up.

When snack cravings strike, I might reach for peanut butter crackers, Peanut Butter Pretzel Nuggets, or peanut butter on apple slices.

Creamy or crunchy, peanut butter is the best.

Good thing I’m not allergic to peanut butter.

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Thursday

Olive oil is on everything!



Oh, dear. It’s astonishing how much olive oil we use in our house. We reach for the olive oil for cooking and as a condiment.


I use olive oil to make everything from omelets to onion rings - but never in oatmeal. Oh, no.

I slather it on garlic bread and grilled cheese sandwiches. And no one seems the wiser. In fact, they love it.

Olive oil is supposed to be a lot healthier than butter or margarine. Of course, those statistics tend to run in cycles.

Maybe it's the monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) in olive oil. After all, those are widely considered to be healthy fats. Cardiologists seem to like that idea.
Nope. That's Olive Oyl.

In any case, olive oil is likely to remain a staple in our home.

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Wednesday

Neapolitan is nasty … or not.




Now, now. I know I noted ice cream on I-Day. And I love many flavors, making ice cream worth revisiting. But I gotta say it. This ice cream lover is no fan of Neapolitan.

This trio of flavors always leads to a mess – and food wasting – when it shows up in my house.

Sure, everyone goes gaga over the chocolate and vanilla. But no one likes the strawberry part.

Maybe it’s all those stories (be they urban legends or not) about gross pink goo in foods. It could be that no one really likes strawberry ice cream around here.

In Neapolitan ice cream, the pink stuff always seems to mix its way into the REAL ice cream flavors. Then no one wants to eat those, either.

And it’s a crying shame to waste ice cream.

‘Nuff said.

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Tuesday

Mint’s gone mad!




Mint is marvelous. Most multitudes may agree.

But in my garden, mint is a monstrosity.

Hoping to harvest a few leaves of fresh mint to garnish iced tea and some favorite dessert dishes, I tried planting some peppermint in my home garden a few years ago. I bought one tiny cell flat at the local nursery, and plunked it into a bed on one side of the house.

Oh, my. Within a month or so, mint was popping up everywhere.

I tugged and dug and pulled out more mint than I could measure. It sprung up all over. The next year, it returned with a vengeance. I found mint growing in a bed on the other side of the house.

Mint seems to have a mind of its own.


Later, I mentioned the mint mayhem to a master gardener, who patiently explained that mint may be planted in an empty coffee can, buried to its opening in the garden. That prevents the roots from burrowing all over and spreading the aggressive vegetarian throughout the Tri-State area.

“Now you tell me!”


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