This was playing in the car while driving back from Ruby Beach tonight. It suits my current disposition.
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Yesterday, I went for the longest bike ride of this recent biking/training push. It was a little less than 9 miles, and there was a stop for pizza on the way back. Going out is always nice, but coming back toward home often presents a horrid headwind. The pizza was good, and the restaurant was warm. I was only going to drink water, but after siting for a few minutes I was offered soda. I didn’t turn it down. I drank more of the carafe, and with my recent abstinence of the beautiful sweet nectar of life body seems to react to the substance. I was up til almost 3:00am this morning. I just couldn’t seem to go to sleep, and I had a hard time even at that time. I typically have sleeping issues, but not this bad. Once asleep, I had some very interesting dreams.
Fentiman’s Curiosity Cola is a strong candidate for my favorite cola ever. I have only been able to find it at Metropolitan Market in Tacoma. This cola is made using a “botanically brewed” 7-day brewing that creates a very flavorful beverage. The soda is indeed dyed brown, but of course the liquid didn’t make it home. Hints of Ginger and Cinnamon make this a unique cola indeed. Originally brewed in the UK, the Fentiman’s Company has opened a brewing facility in Canada. I’m now on the look out for the other flavors they offer.
Of course, previously I didn’t read the package carefully enough to notice that it was a whole food sesame seed based product. I love sesame seeds, but I don’t like sesame paste. Go figure.
So, while browsing the isles for a snack at the Olympia Food Co-op I came across the Bumble Bar products. I reached for a packet of the Tasty Tropical Bumble Bar to read the ingredients: Organic agave syrup, Organic sesame seeds, Organic pineapple, Organic almonds, Organic flaxseed, Organic coconut, Sea salt, Natural Vitamin E for freshness, Processing agents: Organic safflower and/or sunflower oil
Nothing weird with those ingredients, plus the bars are made in Spokane. I’m glad I gave this product a shot. The bar is a flat layer of seeds and dried fruit held together by agave syrup. The seeds, syrup, and fruit are heaven. This is a perfect treat for those interested in whole food eating, but want something quick and easy. You don’t have that processed, mushy feeling that you get with other so call “energy bars.” Best of all these bars are organic, vegan, and gluten free. I think I’m going to order one of their variety packs.
Some days are better than others. Hope everyone had a nice holiday.
I have two new projects on thenyoudiscover… The first is Daily Polaroid. This is a series of photos taken each day using the Polarize iPhone app. I have always wanted to participate in the Project 365, but don’t have the time to process a photo each day. I enjoy the Polaroid look of the Polarize app, and thought it would be fun to take a photo a day using my iPhone. That’s certainly something I can do.
The second project is Consumption. I’ve taken photos of my food for some time, but never posted them. Now, you can share in my palate’s delight. These are photos of my daily food intake.