Thursday, July 26, 2012

Thoughts for Thursday...flowers, books, food, etc.



Things I am thinking about today.

  • I am trying to keep my flowers looking pretty, but wow, they need a lot of water lately. Thankfully, there are some that love the sun and heat. I am liking this pretty, purple salvia in this sunny spot by my driveway.
  • Isn't this sign the best? Give me a good book, a comfortable chair in a backyard flower garden and there is not much else I need to make my day happy. Of course, I don't go to the actual library and get actual books anymore. But, I love my Kindle library of books and the Amazon online bookstore, with any book I want - only a click away. I miss the actual library though. Libraries and the smell of books bring back great memories of childhood summers spent there and the beginning of my love of reading.
 

  • I have mentioned before that with Type 2 Diabetes, I must eat healthy and eat small meals and snacks throughout the day. One snack that I am obsessed with and can't be without in my refrigerator, is greek yogurt. My favorite brand is Chobani. It is a great choice for anyone, but especially a diabetic looking for a high protein, low carb snack. My favorite flavors are lemon, peach, mango and pineapple. The pineapple flavor tastes just like cheesecake :-)
  • I have been looking at these Caprese Pops on my Pinterest recipe board for weeks now. They look so pretty and easy to make, but I haven't had an occasion to make them yet. I think I need to have a party soon, just so I can see how they taste. Have a great Thursday!


Vicki



31 comments:

  1. I love Chobani greek yogurt! It's soooo good! That sign is awesome, too--I'm a huge reader!

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  2. Hi Vicki

    Cicero was right - a garden and a book makes life perfect - and a glass of wine and someone to share it with.

    Love these caprese pops - going to have to try that one. I've made something similar by skewering the ingredients and grilling them for a couple of minutes - just long enough to start melting the cheese. Then a drizzle of balsamic glaze - yummy.

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  3. I love Salvia I have several bunches in my garden as well. And Amen to Cicero & Kindle books - they are perfect for when you get that reading itch but the library is closed!

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    1. I love being able to get a new book to read anytime, day or night :-)

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  4. Those caprese pops look delicious! I'm pretty sure a party is completely necessary!

    Happy Thursday, Vicki!

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  5. Those pops look delish, and I have some little mozi balls in the fridge...hmmm.

    Love my local library, still not decided on the whole kindle thing.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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    1. I wasn't sure if I would miss real books, but I love it now :-)

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  6. Love a garden and a book! I just can't do an e-reader, but me and my local library are BFFs!

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    1. I love the library too - it's just so convenient!

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  7. Your flowers look pretty. They seem to be doing well in the hot Summer heat.
    I agree with Cicero, a garden & a book are fine by me!
    Those caprese pops look so yummy.
    Chobani yogurt is made in the area here & I'm always hearing how good is it. (I don't like yogurt.)

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    1. Thanks for reading and commenting. Looking forward to reading your blog :-)

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  8. I am absolutely obsessed w/ that yogurt these days! I'm Insulin Resistant & it is so hard to find low carb snacks. My favorite is the mango & blueberry. I didn't care for strawberry banana but i love all the others i tried! I haven't tried the lemon or pineapple yet, though!! :)

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    1. It really is the perfect, portable snack and doesn't cause a spike :-)

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  9. Hi, Vicki, and welcome to blogging.
    Thanks so much for coming by and following...I am following you right back...maybe we'll meet in the middle and you can give me a handful of those pretty purple flowers. I, in turn, will bring you some of your Greek Yogurt.:))
    HUGS, bj

    oops, sweetheart, you have word verification on. Most bloggers hate it so much as it is time consuming...many will not leave comments. Do you know how to turn it off?
    Go to your SETTINGS, click on COMMENTS, go down just a bit and you will see WORD VERIFICATION...you just click NO...Blogger has great Spam control that you will need to empty fairly often. It works just great for catching spam so the word verif. thingy isn't needed. :)
    xo

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    1. Thanks so much - look forward to reading your blog :-)

      P.S. I didn't realize word verification was the default setting. Thanks for the info.

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  10. I found you at my niece's blog Home is Where The Army Sends us. I still love to go to the library. I have a kindle on my ipad but haven't downloaded any books.
    My garden....it was too hot this summer and I didn't water enough.

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  11. love your garden, and those pops look good, have seen them on Pinterest too! happy Friday!

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  12. I'm with you on the garden thing. it's an amazing place to start your day!
    Did you know Chobani opened a store in Manhattan this week? It's getting great reviews with their topping station...this might be the start of a new chain.

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    1. A Chobani store! That would be so great - I need to find an article about that :-)

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  13. i love reading. a time to relax & enjoy the escape. those are my most favorite greek yogurts ... so yummy good. (:

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  14. I am all about the Chobani Black Cherry - love to start my day with that. I have come to love my Kindle too, I was dragged kicking and screaming to it, but now I would miss it if it were gone. I still go to the bookstore and library to get ideas of what to download. And with Kindle you can still borrow from the library, but I do like to be around all those books! Ann

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  15. No Kindle yet but I do like to read and your salvia are lovely!:)

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  16. Hi Vicki, I love Salvia! However, we have been put on water restrictions and my gardens are starting to suffer a little. I cut my Salvia back and now new little blooms are starting to appear. I have not heard of that brand of yogurt. It sound yummy. I am going to look for it. My oldest daughter is type 1 diabetic. Has been since she was 11. I think she would love it also. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup. I am now following you.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  17. I love the Greek Yogurt too and so do my chickens. If my youngest doesn't finish hers I will give it to them. Spoiled I say. The chickens I mean.

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