11.06.2011

Environmentally Friendly Salad Dressing

Today, instead of a beer (inspired by Kim), I encourage you to grab a bottle of salad dressing, get comfy on the couch and look what I did this week. Did you know that this Vinaigrette is now made with 20% LESS plastic? Did you know that it was made with plastic at all? Me neither. But apparently it still has the same delicious flavor.


On Tuesday, I hiked to the top of this mountain. See the flag? I put that there when I got to the top (approx 6500 ft elevation.)


Here we are, trying to get to the top. Can you see the tiny people? Where's Waldo?


I picked, ate and cooked a lot of these. In fact, I am starting a series tomorrow called An Apple a Day. Check back to see what it's all about!


Dog Rock. I like to look at the comparisons in different times of year. Kind of fun, isn't it?


I went hunting for fall foliage with my Mom. We are surrounded by Evergreens, but we do have some little pockets of yellow.


Remember the canvas I made everyone vote on? I got it in the mail and it turned out good!


I went for an 18 mile run. It was hard. It started off nice, like this. La Di Da.


And then I found myself here. I think I took a wrong turn at Albuquerque. I had to backtrack to try to find a more level ground. I think it added another half mile (uphill) to my run. NOT FUN.


As I mentioned before, I did a ton of cooking. Thank you, Joy of Cooking. Can you tell this one is well used? I think that's a bit of banana bread batter there.


How was your week? Did you do anything exciting? Are you getting all "nesty" like I am now that it's getting colder and darker?

5 comments:

  1. just heading out for my morning walk/run/slog -- i will use your 18 miles as inspiration! hoping that when i get back i'll be 20% less winded than last time. :) love you!

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  2. I've always said they need to stop using so much plastic in salad dressing! :)

    Your mountain-y pictures are beautiful, as always, and I looove that well-used cookbook!

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  3. Gorgeous pics!!!

    Rather than "nesty", this weather is making me punchy. Yuck.

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  4. Wow. That detour looks so dang tough! Def not fun to include in an 18 mile run! But just think how strong of a runner you are now as a result of all these hills!

    I had an exciting weekend! On Friday I went to my a dinner party with some co-workers. Then on Saturday my parents came to my place and we did a little exploring, then assembled our apple & pear crisps, and went to my aunt & uncles for Julia Child night! It was a super fun night. The food was amazing!!!

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  5. Looks like a great week. An 18 mile run though? You are awesome....or insane...haha :) Oh, and cookbooks that look like yours have THE best recipes ever!

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