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This has been a rather hectic week. We’ve enjoyed some beautiful, mild weather to give us just a hint of what’s to come in another month or so. We’re nearly up to 11 hours of daylight and today’s high temperature was at 41 degrees F. The ten foot high snow mounds have decreased in size to about nine feet…not a great amount but at least on the downward trend. The ground snow cover is probably slightly over two feet in depth. It won’t be long until breakup when everything is a dirty brown, very wet and still weeks away from the first bit of green. Then spring will burst forth, sometime between mid-May and mid-June.
I babysat for two of my grandchildren this morning (ages 4 & 5). During that time we had a nice discussion about eating fresh foods as often as we can. We talked about the vitamins and minerals in the foods we eat and how they help them to grow. I introduced a new word to them too. It was “enzymes” and how important they are for our health. I’m sure they’ll be informing their parents about the importance of enzymes soon.
We’ve had some wonderful and very BTD compliant foods this week. We’ve enjoyed baked king and red salmon, baked chicken, fresh steamed asparagus, steamed carrots, fresh green salads, brown rice with kamut flour gravy, and spaghetti with lots of meat, crimini mushrooms, sauce and rice noodles. My husband even made a nice pasta salad using eggs, quinoa pasta, onions, a fairly compliant mayonnaise and the slightest bit of pickle relish. I was tickled to see that he had made such a good effort. Red grapes and bananas were on sale, so we took advantage of that and ate them for a treat.
My husband, an A, makes his own breakfast daily. It consists of a bowl of organic oatmeal seasoned with some ground ginger root, cinnamon, flaxseed or flaxseed oil, and soy milk. He’s not a total convert to this diet because he thinks he must have red meat, but he has transformed quite a bit and is making an effort to eat better than he did in the past.