Tuesday, June 18, 2013

There's No Such Thing as Super Woman

but we all try, don't we?

About 4 weeks ago I set a goal for myself to swim 30,000 yards by the end of June. I am quickly approaching my personal swim challenge, usually swimming 1000-1200 yards a day but I have swam as many as 2000 yards in one day. Today started out with a great swim...I've never really experienced the whole endorphines thing from exercise, but I'm thinking they might have kicked in today.


I came home and after a quick shower, I worked in the garden for about an hour to pick this beautiful array of fruits and vegetables.


I started making Kombucha a few weeks ago and today was the day to move the big batch into smaller glass jars and flavor this probiotic tea drink. I am following this recipe.


I am flavoring one jar with cherries

another with blueberries from our garden

the third, I flavored with a mango puree made from frozen mangoes. The fourth, I left plain.

I have also been making this recipe for quick sour dough bread that Karen shared with me. Mr. Romance loves raisin bread, so I have been adding raisins to a loaf or two each time I make it. This recipe makes 4 loaves of bread and the dough is so super easy to make. No Kneading! (In case anyone is wondering; our Paleo diet has been put on hold until August, when we will do another Whole 30)
Today I tried adding some fig jam and rolling it up jelly roll style and also a loaf with coconut and chocolate chips. They looked good raising.

But, I think I put too much jam and it all came out and burned. The chocolate chip and coconut one looks great. I have yet to taste either one.


That rhubarb I picked earlier in the day got mixed with some strawberries


Cooked in the fabulous copper pan my son Evan ordered for me last summer

and made into Starwberry Rhubarb Jam.

I bought this towel during our first trip to Europe in 1988.
I just can't part with this old, tattered thing.


The recipe says it makes 5 half-pint jars, but it only made 4. I saved the last spoonful for Mr. R to taste when he got home from the office.

With all this cooking and prepping, the kitchen was a mess.


I ended the afternoon by taking the grandkids out for a treat to celebrate the end of the school year 

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So back to the title of this post...SUPER WOMAN should be renamed TIRED WOMAN!

18 comments:

Kyle Stanley said...

you'be always been a super woman in our eyes Mom. Keep up the good work.

Lisa said...

That strawberry rhubarb jam looks amazing...as do those extra large sno-cones - my little would sure like to dig into one of those!!! Happy summer!

dutchcomfort said...

I can imagine you’re tired, I’m exhausted after only reading this post. You get so much done, you must be Super Woman!

Chase said...

Aww... You are busy... And sure a super woman to me... I love your summer garden. We will be staring one here in our balcony . Dad is getting some seeds for us. It ould be so much fun and observation for s. um.. I love the sour dough bread. I'd be like mr. Romance lots raisins for me. Happy summer...xc

Marit said...

Wow - looks like a great day for you!

jeifner said...

Busy productive day! Good for you!

Lynz said...

Good lord, I'm knackered just reading that! So today will be a quieter affair? I bet not!

Dianne Neale said...

No wonder you're tired! I'd be exhausted!

Patchwork and Play said...

Sometimes I feel tired just reading about your day. You inspired me to get walking again. I aim for ten thousand steps a day. Today I did thirteen thousand and I'm tired too! At least I know I will sleep well!

suemac said...

Your jam looks yummy.

Svetlana said...

wow!!!! you were on fire! and totally a Super Woman!

Leanne said...

Your days are amazing and your life is surrounded by the most wonderful things. I think you are pretty super, tired or not.

Catherine said...

Tired, but well worth it! I love swimming and don't go often enough but always feel so much better when I do. Your bread looks amazing

Flying Blind... said...

Wow, I think Superwoman just about covers it actually!

heart of charnwood said...

No wonder you're tired, sit down and relax, you'll make yourself ill with all of that crazy, running around

Geri said...

Fabulous!!!! You are Super Woman, but I always knew that!

Janet said...

Super woman indeed! I have to start doing something with my rhubarb. And I need to go swimming!!

Valerie said...

You inspire me! And you will always be superwoman in my book:)