A Medal of a Morning and Our Personal Frieda’s Farmer’s Market


Happy Sunday.

Just stopping by really quick today because we had to tell you that Papap got a race medal with us this morning at the Coronado Valentine’s Day 10K.

We did not do the 10K, we did the Mile Fun Run.

We have proof though.


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Yep. Still smiling. Phew.

He even took us out to breakfast afterwards.

We love you Papap!

We’re so lucky he accepted our invitation to come run with us.We did invite him to go to Trader Joe’s in a bit, but he declined. Weird.

Actually, I’m pretty sure he’s going to enjoy the rest of the afternoon not being anywhere near us. I wouldn’t be surprised if he screens his calls.


We’ll recap the race in a bit, but the boys have it in their head that they’re going to write another guest post about it like our first family race, so, well you know, I guess I’ll let them do their thing with that.


In case you care how we spent our belated Valentine’s celebration, we went all out with cheap moscato from Trader Joe’s that turned out to be delicious by the way.


Why is it in a margarita glass?

Well, because Andrew was out picking us up a little Mexican food while I poured the wine.

If you don’t have the proper beverage to pair with the meal, then you must have the proper glass.


And the proper set up.

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(On the couch watching Modern Family.)

And yes, that is not a paleo friendly meal, but after a long run my body really wanted a ginormous chicken burrito, tortilla and all and it was fabulous.


Oh and totally random, but I tried this Sweetriot dark chocolate bar the other day and it was darn delicious.


Expensive, but delicious.


I always want to go to a Farmer’s Market on Sundays. There is a small one close by, but nothing there is every too impressive.

Luckily we have some great friends at Frieda’s produce who take really good care of us.

We got these goodies delivered to our door.


Sangria artichokes that happen to be my favorite produce color. I’m planning on cooking them up tonight. I usually just trim artichokes and steam them in garlic lemon water on the stove. If there’s a better way to cook those babies up, can you fill me in?



We also got some Greengage Plums and Lemon Plums. We’re waiting for Lemon Plums to be just right.

For those unfamiliar (like myself), Lemon Plums are grown in Chile. Here’s the info Frieda’s sent us:

“They have a plump teardrop shape. Unripe, they are lemon-yellow and tart, but they gradually get sweeter and the blush goes from amber-orange to dark red when ripe. The taste is slightly floral, sweet and very juicy.”

  We did get into the Greengage Plums from New Zealand though and they are mighty tasty.


Okay, well, we’re taking the rest of the day to REST and do some grocery shopping.

We’re going with a new motto in planning meals this week.


We’re all pretty pumped about it.




Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.


Anyone do a Valentine’s race this weekend?

What’s your favorite way to prep artichokes? I need some tips or ideas, preferably easy ones.

What are you up to today?

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  1. 1
    Ashley L. says:

    So cute! I wish I would have thought to take my kids to Coronado for the fun run. Oops. Too busy over here taking care of PhD business and testing out my new tri bike saddle. It’s been a slightly productive day. Although I did get a haircut and the lady butchered it :-(

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    Kim says:

    I love that Papap ran the race, too – what a good sport!!!
    And, I’m with you on loving Moscato – cheap is even better!!! I love that you listen to your body and even though you are paleo most of the time, fuel it with some extra carbs/tortillas after a long run!!

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    Laura says:

    I wish there had been a V-day race around here (ok, ok, maybe not….it was really cold this weekend and there are mounds of snow everywhere….) but I would have loved to dress up in pinks & race :-) But where are your PRO compression heart socks?!? :)

  4. 4
    Kathy says:

    O.K. Pappa looks so thrilled …..I think he found his thing ;-)

  5. 5

    Aww this looks like such a fun race! No racing here. I worked all day Saturday and then today did a short pool run and finally went out to dinner with my Valentine :) Pretty awesome if you ask me.

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    Kaitlin says:

    Yes I ran the run to chocolate and it was the first race I got my little brother to run with me!

  7. 7

    We love artichokes around here, and eat them often during winter when they are available. Very simple: just boil them for about half an hour. End of recipe. :)
    You probably know this, the leaves have a little ‘meat’ in the end so we eat that one by one, and then when you get to the center you peel off the white hairy looking stuff and get to the part you can eat, add salt if you are like me, and enjoy.

    • 7.1

      Have you tried the Baby Artichokes? You just have to remove the outer leaves, trim off the top, and cook the whole thing. No chokes! Actually, you can also eat the baby ones fresh. Again, take off the outer leaves and trim a bit off the top. Then slice crosswise VERY thinly, toss with lemon juice and olive oil, and add to salad. Delicious!

  8. 8

    Of course Batman will eat one fruit a day that scares him! :) Cutest apron model, ever!

  9. 9

    LOVE the wine in the margarita glass and that BURRITO!!! Oh how I miss California burritos…They were seriously the best! No races on V-Day and I have actually never prepared a artichoke. Hope you’re having a great start to the new week! XOXO

  10. 10

    So sweet that you all did the race together!!! Love that!!!!

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