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Yummy and Dangerous

by Courtney on July 31, 2012

Around mid-morning today, I headed out to check on the garden since it’d been a few days since we last had a rendezvous.


It’s lookin’ like my zucchini plants are slowing down again, my peppers are doing awesome (you can see some towards the front of the garden), my peas are dead, I have three fat, baby cucumbers, and about a gazillion green tomatoes. I’m tellin’ you guys…just you wait until those tomatoes start to ripen. It’s gonna be tomato city around here. Winking smile

Of course, while I was out doing the garden thang, my second set of eyes was not far away.


He’s too funny. He knows he can push open the door, but some days (like today) he’ll just sit there and meow at me until I come back. Other days, he’ll sneak out as if I can’t see him and then and walk as slow as molasses around the back deck. Quite a character, that one.

In addition to the garden, my mid-morning also included a little homemade trail mix. I ran out of my container yesterday, so decided to throw together whatever I could find – which included almonds, cashews and pecans (mini bags leftover from last year’s HLS – haha!) raisins, dried cranberries, dried cherries, granola, and a handful of this Honey Nut Cheerios snack mix that I bought on clearance last week and have been loooooving.


That’s a yummy and dangerous container right there…BUT, much more cost effective. Winking smile

After snacking on so much trail mix, I didn’t have a huge appetite for lunch, but since I have an appointment I have to head out for, I knew I should eat something.


So I put together a lovely granola bowl made with plain Chobani, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and Love Grown Foods granola.


Totally hit the spot!

Alrighty folks, gotta jet…how’s everyone’s last day of July going? (<—seriously?!?)

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1 Ashley @ Sweat for Sweets July 31, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Can’t believe July is practically over! It’s been a fantastic summer so far though – I really feel like I’ve lived it up! :)
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2 Alex @ Brain, Body, Because July 31, 2012 at 1:13 pm

The summers always fly by! I feel like I wake up in September and wonder what happened.
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3 Sana July 31, 2012 at 1:05 pm

I can’t believe July is almost over, I feel like life is going by SO FAST!!!
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4 Sylvia @ Frolic Through Life July 31, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Let’s not talk about it being the last day of July. I am not ready for summer to be creeping to an end!
I made some awesome trail mix today too, and snacked my way through lunch. I planted a garden this year too, and everything seemed to grow great except my zucchinis. As soon as one would sprout, it would turn yellow and start to wither. I don’t know why!


5 Brigitt July 31, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Having garden-fresh ingredients is seriously the best. I’ve been relishing them and am really going to miss them come fall. Can’t wait to see how the tomatoes turn out!
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6 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope July 31, 2012 at 1:21 pm

I’m jealous of your garden! I cannot wait till we own a house to have a garden. I seriously cannot believe tomorrow starts August! It’s insane how quick this summer flew by. I still can’t get over the fact that I’m getting married in 2 weeks. Yikes! :)
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7 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles July 31, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Last day of July. That is absolutely insane!
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8 Kim @ Baby Steps to Balance July 31, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Hi! Just found your blog and am loving it. Love all your recipes. Our tomatoes have just hit the point they are ripening faster then we can eat them! But our squash plant has squash bugs. I can barely go into the garden anymore it is disgusting.
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9 Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health July 31, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Seriously, where did July go?? Cody is adorable haha. Oh I love trail mix. I should really have some asap :)
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10 Rachel July 31, 2012 at 1:46 pm

I can’t believe tomorrow’s August! It’s crazy how fast time goes!! I should tell my sister about your combo for the trail mix… she loooves nuts lol me on the other hand, not so much lol
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11 Tara July 31, 2012 at 1:52 pm

I an such a trail mix lover too!!! It is so so addicting and I really have to practice portion control and will power when I have a late bag and the munchies ;)


12 amy July 31, 2012 at 1:52 pm

your garden has done awesome this summer!!


13 Allison @ Running Through Red Lights July 31, 2012 at 1:56 pm

I’m so jealous of your garden! Some day when we have a house I hope to have a garden just like yours!

Really looking forward to seeing what you’ll do with all of your tomatoes. Your zucchini recipes were legit, and I love tomatoes even more than zucchini!
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14 Suzanne @ Fit Minded Mom July 31, 2012 at 2:09 pm

I WILL find my green thumb next year because I have total garden envy right now!! How nice to just go in the backyard and pick some produce!!
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15 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance July 31, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Rest in peace peas! At least the rest of your garden is in bloom :)
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16 Nicole July 31, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Cody is definitely a cutie pie. What does his meow sound like? Is it weird that I wonder what Cody’s voice is like?


17 Lauren @ Chocolate, Cheese and Wine July 31, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Oh man I cannot wait to grow my own tomatoes, some day.
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18 Alysha @Shesontherun July 31, 2012 at 3:04 pm

I can’t wait for tomato season. I’d love to can my own salsa :)
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19 Lisa July 31, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Can’t even believe its August tomorrow. What the heck happened to Summer?!
Cody is such a cutie. And I really need to plant a garden next year, I’ve been going through zucchinis up the wazoo and am just imagining how much I could have saved by planting a garden myself.
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20 Danica @ It's Progression July 31, 2012 at 3:17 pm

I can’t believe it’s the last day of July either! I need to make serious use of the last month of summer.
I’m excited for when your tomatoes come into play here on the blog, I’m predicting some good recipes : )
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21 Michelle @ Blogitness July 31, 2012 at 3:32 pm

That looks delicious!

This month went by so quick!
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22 Shannon July 31, 2012 at 3:52 pm

That’s a lot of goodies in that trail mix. Your berry yogurt bowl looks delicious! :)

I can’t believe it’s the last day of July. This summer has flown by unbelievably fast. I don’t want to go back to school yet!


23 Lydia @HappyHealthyConfident July 31, 2012 at 4:40 pm

You make me miss the garden we had growing up! Someday I will have my own if I can ever learn how to keep plants alive!!
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24 Kim@hungryhealthygirl July 31, 2012 at 4:48 pm

I didn’t even think about it being the last day of July…..eek! This summer is just a flying by…….
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25 Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction July 31, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Trail mix is soooooo dangerous for me too! Soo good and healthy but it has its drawbacks.
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26 Alyssa @ fit and fun in third July 31, 2012 at 5:45 pm

HOW is it possible that tomorrow is August?!?! I don’t get it.
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27 Jenna July 31, 2012 at 8:29 pm

I love your garden (and your second eyes;) ) and your lunch looks absolutely delicious. perfect for a light day!


28 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More July 31, 2012 at 9:04 pm

My last day of July was a little rough but I have the day off work tomorrow and look forward to starting the month off on a MUCH better foot!
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