I am on a "kale kick" these days. It is readily available in the markets at this time of year.
I've made Caesar Salad substituting kale for the romaine lettuce which is delicious and various other salads.
Kale pairs well with sliced peaches and pears in a salad with a low fat yogurt based dressing, a healthy lunch.
For colour and a burst of flavour try popping some dried cranberries or pomegranate seeds on top.
Just remember when you use kale to remove the tough inner stalks and tear it into bite sized pieces.
I recently made some roasted kale chips and now I understand what all the hoopla is about...
they are crunchy and delicious and so good for snacking.
Wash and tear into bite size pieces toss in a small amount of oil and salt. Bake at 275 for about 20 minutes turning after about 12 minutes. Remove and cool on sheet pan. Store in a airtight container.
After this weeks Weight Watchers weigh in I took Mother out for tea.
My weight is holding pretty steady these past few weeks and I need to up my activities and choose lower point counts foods until I get to my target...2.9 pounds to go!
I have been walking with a friend for 2 hours once a week and think that I need to do this more often.
The regular 45 minute walk is obviously not quite enough.
But in the meantime it was a splurge day...fruit for breakfast and a late lunch at The White Heather Tea Room.
The "Not So Wee Tea"
We ate the sandwiches and one of the smallest sweets.
After drinking two vast pots of tea and chatting for about an hour and a half we took the rest home!
I am having a salad for dinner and hope that Mr. HB will enjoy the sweets for dessert!
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My grammy days are a gift and an utter delight.
I read several books with the lovely Miss Isla and she lays her head on my shoulder and cuddles up on the couch.
She is such a treasure.
Henry slept while I was there and only woke as I was leaving several hours later.
When I was about to leave Isla pleaded with me to stay and said she loved me,
it was heartwrenching to say goodbye, talk about a conflict.
I'll be back soon for another play day...definitely a highlight of my retirement.
I am so grateful for my family.