A good long weekend, just didn't feel like posting.
The turkey turned out great, as did the paleo gravy, mashed potato, cauliflower mash and a carrot fennel salad. Tried a coconut pannacotta for dessert, though I added a bit much cocoa to the cherry puree topping (had a "black forest" concept in mind), so the cherry got a bit lost. Still tasty. Made around 9 litres of yummy turkey broth. Some was used in a carrot/kale soup last night that was a hit with everybody. Chunks of turkey meat added, and finished with a dash of tobasco, fresh lime, cilantro and fresh bacon bits. Yum. Had the last tonight with some shrimp instead of turkey, as we went through the leftovers remaining. Not much there at this point. Made a salad tonight that I haven't done since last summer: cucumber, plum tomato, avocado, feta, evoo, salt & pepper. And a squeeze of lime. Makes me think of summer.
Some lovely weather, hubby & I took an hour walk on Sunday to the park. Today I was home a touch early as I had physio late afternoon, so went out again. An hour, 4.3 miles. Felt inspired to run a bit, so thought I'd try half a mile. Haven't run since maybe last fall? Felt great at half a mile, slow pace. Still felt fine at one mile. Resumed walking after 1.5 miles slow running. Of course, as I was in VFFs, no doubt I'll be feeling it tomorrow, but I'll live. Already rather stiff tonight, should foam roll, though it's kind of tricky on the right side with the shoulder thing going on. As the weather gets better, I plan to start sprinting once in a while again. I prefer to to that on grass, not asphalt. Grass is mostly still far too wet and mushy in most places.
When I was in Brazil, the high humidity resulted in all my winter dry flaky skin patches to magically vanish. Alas, returning home has brought it back. Not as much, but still this early seasonal changing weather makes for dry skin. Ugh. Liberal use of various oils is helping a bit. Coconut, jojoba, almond.
The last few days in Brazil had me with some belly upset. On and off mild cramps, gas, and very loose BMs. The cramps resolved the first week home, but the gas and sporadically loose BMs are mostly continuing. Been taking some probiotics when I remember, and fermented foods here and there. It is improving, just kind of slow.
Stuff I've accomplished over the last 5 days:
huge kitchen clean
roasted turkey and made abundant bone broth
first attempt at pannacotta (will try again without the cherry cocoa topping)
had car serviced (and winter tires changed over by hubby)
many loads of laundry
2 x 4+ mile walks plus a 1.5 mile run
Always more to get done, but it's not bad.