A couple of months ago a friend recommended adding push-ups to my workout regiment. I found an app, Pushups 0 to 100, that puts the user on a schedule to increase the amount of push-ups performed every other day.
Once I got to 100 in a session, though, that was it. If I continued to do 100, it wouldn’t add those extra 100s to the total amount of push-ups I was doing.
I’m getting more life out of the app by switching to one-arm push-ups.
We had about three cups of blackberries from our food cooperative. I had seen blackberry compote used as a topping for pancakes, and so I thought I would give it a whirl. This was a bit of a risk, because changing breakfast in the past had met with mixed reviews.
I used the recipe from Epicurious. This worked well, but the tea infuser I planned to use as a strainer bridged off way too quickly and made filtering much too slow. I found a small strainer with larger holes, which let some of the seeds through, but with repeated straining I got most of the seeds out.
Check out the color of this stuff, and the flavor is wonderful. I would like to put it with some pork loin or other savory meat in the near future.
We participate in a co-op that lets us have fresh fruits and vegetables delivered to the house. Today a new bunch of food was coming, so I needed to make room in the fridge. I find it a little fun to take the “secret ingredients” and do something creative with them.
Pictures in Chimp
As I was considering what to do, I decided to be a little social about it. I had created a chat room on ADN, #ADNCooks, and I thought this might be a great opportunity to use it. I used the Chimp application to upload pictures and interact with viewers. Chimp was ideal because it let me upload pictures straight into the ADN Patter chat room.
Several people loved the picture of the mini corn dogs (corn puppies? corn smokies?) that I posted on the social networks last night, and they asked for the recipe. The Mrs. had forwarded me an email with the procedure but didn’t happen to give me a name; I will add it if I get it.
The recipe is gluten-free and can be made casein-free for those who don’t want to use milk. It makes a lot of batter, so I would recommend this for a party.
Bob’s Red Mill cornbread mix
2 c. milk ( box calls for 1 1/2 )
1/3 c. oil (used coconut oil because I hate almost empty containers )
Smokies (I used 2 small pkgs)
Small pot about 1″-1 1/2″ deep of canola oil on stove, 6 or 7 on electric stove
In addition to the whole diet and exercise thing, I’ve been cooking more frequently, partly because of schedule and partly because I like to know what I’m eating and how to make it better than the standard recipe.
One of my favorite recipes that I have attempted several times, succeeding only once, has been Robert Irvine’s Three Cheese Hasselback Potatoes. The chief feature of these potatoes is that they are sliced partway through the potato so that the potato holds together on one side and fans out on the other side, letting someone fill the cracks with cheese or some other filling.
Today is Day 34 – 4 days into Phase 2 – of the RevAbs workout program. RevAbs has a three-phase, 90-day program that starts with basic exercises and gets tougher in the later phases.
My weight hasn’t changed, but I am seeing good results. I’m definitely getting more definition and less flab. Some of my jeans are getting loose, but other jeans in the same size aren’t, yet. Still, we’re talking about a size I haven’t worn in 20 years. Is this why fashion gets recycled: near-40-year-olds slim back down and find the high school wardrobe?