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Black Beans and Rice are on tap for the week. Today I topped them with chopped tomatoes from the garden, and a little bit of pork carnitas I made over the weekend. I’ll be packing a little sour cream to mix in, once lunch is hot.

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Fruit on the bottom oatmeal. I canned some late season strawberry jam, that turned out a little closer to syrup. It works for this breakfast, so no worries.

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Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the ‘Titanic’ who waved off the dessert cart.

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Oops, I was so excited by this new combination it was gone before I snapped a picture. Fresh peaches and brown sugar under creamy steel cut oatmeal sweetened with a little honey and a pinch of cinnamon.

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“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?”

"What’s for breakfast?" said Pooh. "What do you say, Piglet?"

"I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?" said Piglet.

Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It’s the same thing,” he said.”

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Steel cut oatmeal, cooked on the stovetop, and covered with home preserved cherries in light syrup. Breakfast of champions.

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If more of us valued food and cheer above hoarded gold, it would be a much merrier world.

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Breakfast: Steel cut oatmeal (stovetop) with home canned Cherries in light syrup.

Lunch: Red leaf lettuce, boiled egg, strawberries, ham, carrots, home grown cherry tomatoes, home made blue cheese dressing.

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One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.

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(via Food In Jars: Preservation In Small Batches - Anthropologie.com)

The first canning book I bought for myself. I like the idea of canning in small batches, of being able to can a little in an evening.

Reblogged from Rustic & Luxe Living