the local markets are a riot of colour with freshly harvested vegetables on display.
I love looking at the baskets filled with bright red tomatoes and sunny yellow peppers
sprigs of green onions and ruffly heads of lettuce.
Simple glass jugs filled with country style flowers
and rubbing elbows with shoppers eager to get the pick of the crop
my eyes always wander to the market baskets that shoppers carry
looking to see what they have purchased and what I might have missed if I had been ther first!
"The early bird gets the worm."
Salads play a big part of our dinners from Spring until Fall.
Romaine lettuce is one of my favourites....
I dearly love a Caesar salad.
Since joining WW I have been unable to indulge in the rich and creamy clad romaine of my dreams...
way too many Points for all that dressing!
So I decided to compromise and create a lighter version that would allow me to still enjoy my favourite salad.
My new GE stove came with a griddle
which is quite handy especially when one wants to grill something...
grilling lettuce elevates the flavour
it wilts a bit and has a delicious nutty flavour
I drizzled a wee bit of bottled low fat Caesar dressing on the warm romaine
(skipped the cheese and croutons)
enjoyed a small piece of chicken breast
which I marinated in a chipotle dressing
and some rice
A tasty dinner ~ Point Friendly
after dinner I cleaned up the kitchen and headed outdoors in the sunshine for a walk.
The ocean was calm and flat like a mill pond...
a glorious evening scene.
couples were sharing picnics on the beach
I noticed a bottle of wine and did not want to intrude on their moment
perhaps there was a proposal in the works
the mind does wander...
someone else was enjoying the calm sea on a lovely evening
paddling has become a very popular sport here
apparently it is really good for the core muscles
and your balance improves.
The ocean is extremely cold in these parts so you do not want to fall in
this brave soul was wearing a swimsuit and looked dry!
I didn't walk as briskly as I usually do on my route
I soaked in all the beauty and stopped to take a few pictures and enjoy the views.
The Walk Meter App recorded the stats...
and I managed to walk 3.10 km in 43 minutes and burned 424 calories.
I love this APP!
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