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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day! and corporate frustration

So, I have to admit this week I've been slacking on my personal challenge! My visit to Toronto ended up being a bit of a mess, and while I did get in an amazing flow class, I was way too tired out to do an evening practice as well. I did double up on Friday, and I can honestly say I don't think I have ever done so many sun salutations in one class before! Unfortunately, that makes for tendonitis flaring up in my wrist yesterday - you know it's time to rest when stirring up potato salad causes pain :( Kids yoga class wasn't that bad today however, so I'm going to check  out My Yoga Online or perhaps my borrowed Shiva Rae DVD before bed, depending on how much energy I have!

So, the potato salad! Our family has an annual father's day BBQ, and I found the perfect use for my garlic scapes! Check out the Garlic Scapes and Potato Salad recipe. It's so delicious, I love dill. (And on that note, if there are any male readers out there... Happy Father's Day!)

(Licks Veggie Burger, my mom's pasta salad in the back, and my garlic scapes & potato salad in the front)
Excuse my finger!

As for the majority of the greens, since I'm not much of a cook, I figured, when in doubt, roast!


Would you believe I've never cooked asparagus before? So tasty with olive oil, minced garlic, sea salt and pepper! A perfect accompaniment to pasta.

Yesterday, I went to the Oakville Organic Farmer's Market. So great finds which I will be sharing shortly- I have slowly been buying natural, organic beauty products and the market was no exception!

And a major frustration... at Starbucks today, I watched as they used a disposable cup to measure out the soy milk in my frapp, when I brought in a reusable cold drink mug... from their very store! I actually commented on it to the barista, who informed me the new frapp recipes call for a different measure line than printed on the apparently now-outdated reusable cold mugs. So, my purchase actually wouldn't reduce waste at all! What a sham, cue strongly worded email to Starbucks. I also plan to have the baristas mark the mug with a Sharpie for future reference- I was so disappointed!!

How did you celebrate Father's Day, or whatever you celebrate today?

Namaste, Callah

4 comments:

Sarah (GF vegan) said...

Sorry to hear your tendonitis has flared. I LOVE roasted asparagus. x

Eco Yogini said...

UGH Starbucks. Something kinda similar happened to Andrew at Tim's- he saw people bringing in their reusable mugs, and still ask for the cup during "roll up the rim". AAHH.

I'm so glad you're writing a letter. :) They have a "Sustainable Planet" program and their goal is to decrease waste- so they should at least TRY to be a bit more up and up. ya know?

♥ Callah said...

Luckily the tendinitis was a lot quicker to go this time! The first time I got it,it plagued me for days.

You should have SEEN the looks i got when I presented my reusable mug during roll up the rim. Like they thought i was insane. Seriously, what am I missing out on really, a donut at best? No one wins!!

Yoga365 said...

Hey There
Just found your blog. Check mine out too! www.barrhavenyogablog.blogspot.com

I used to get that pain in my wrist doing Chaturanga without working my legs enough. As soon as I took all the weight into my legs, the difference was crazy!