Seriously, Alaska! This is what you call spring?
It started snowing Saturday night and didn’t stop until Monday evening—accumulating over a foot of fresh snow. Ugh! And would anyone like to take a guess at the temperature this morning? Let’s just say it was not above zero. . . . . -3*F. Yes, that would be NEGATIVE three. Yes, it is almost April. Although I won’t forget my winter here (2007-2008) when it dumped snow on us the last weekend in April. Geesh!
I was not expecting such frigid temperatures this morning, but luckily I was mostly prepared with my hat and neck warmer. It was not a speedy run by any means.
Distance: 5 miles
Average pace: 8:52 minutes/mile
Weather: cold, -3*
On a more positive note, I received some race information in the mail for Boston. It is getting more real all the time as the day approaches!
I rarely go to the grocery store without putting something new in my cart. Here are a few things I’ve tried recently that I thought I’d give a brief review on.
Winner! Definitely a good find. Mostly peanut butter-flavored with a hint of coconut. Even my husband, who is not a fan of peanut butter, digs this creamy spread.
Also another good find. These crackers are loaded with flavor! They have a chili/smoky flavor to them that would go great with a variety of cheeses.
Eh—take ‘em or leave ‘em. I love the crunch factor but the after-taste seems kind of odd to me. Nut Thins are still some of my favorite gluten-free crackers.
Definitely not a winner. I love my pretzels, but these definitely did not do it for me. There was not much flavor to them—very bland.
I like buying vegan butter every once in a while to change things up. I’ve tried the Earth Balance soy-based version, but I much prefer this soy free version. It tastes much more like real butter.
I picked up this gluten-free bread at Costco the other week. It definitely is not my favorite. Instead of a yeast-based texture, it has a denser texture like quick-breads do. I thought it was kind of odd.
Udi’s and Rudi’s are still my favorite gluten-free breads. Each brand tastes different, but I like both. I usually end up buying Udi’s since it is about $2 cheaper a loaf. I do not eat a gluten-free diet, but I like to have this bread because it is something different than traditional wheat-based bread, and the size of each slice is the prefect size for my sandwiches. A regular-sized slice of bread is too big for me.
What is the weather like where you live?
What new food item have you tried?