I ended my humpday in a good way.


We have a pear tree in our yard that has tons of pears right now, so I decided to make a pear dessert. It’s actually in the oven RIGHT NOW, so I’ll have to put up a review + pics later  :)  But it sure smells good!


We also have a bunch of these blooming through our fence, and they make me happy.



I love these nights – not dark when you get home yet and the temperature is just perfect.

Good news about that cookie I had at lunch – it was great! I’m going to have to remember that.

We ended up not running tonight – I’m actually pretty sore up in my back/shoulders, my arms, and my legs from yoga last night! Tomorrow was supposed to be my total rest day, so I’m just switching it up.

Dinner turned out to be pretty good – not my best, but I liked it!


I made what I’m calling Pork + Poblano Pot:

  • 1 lb. pork loin, diced
  • 2-4 poblano peppers, diced
  • 8 oz. mushrooms
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 2 cans pinto beans, drained
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1-2 cups water
  • 1 cup quick cooking barley
  • cumin
  • garlic
  • ancho chile powder
  1. Cook the zucchini in a bit of oil until it starts to brown, then take out of pan.
  2. Cook the mushrooms + poblanos until softened/mushrooms are browned, and take out of pan.
  3. Cook the pork until browned, then add in tomatoes, water, barley, and seasonings.
  4. Once the barley is cooked (10-15 minutes on simmer), stir in teh cooked peppers/mushrooms/zucchini and beans and heat through.


I also made kind of a succotash salad on the side – just a mix of lima beans, corn, red pepper from the garden, celery and a few diced tomatoes. Then I added in some salt, pepper, cayenne, dijon + lemon juice.

I think I need to work on the dressing, but I loved all the veggies together!

I’ve got a few things to work on tonight, including prepping breakfast – make sure to stop in tomorrow – you won’t want to miss it  :)


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  1. you grow pears in your backyard? can’t get much more fresh than that!!!

  2. jeals that you have pears! send the freshness! :)

  3. I want a pear tree!!! I just bought a new pear today at Whole Foods that I’ve never seen before. It’s called like a french butter pear or something. I may be completely wrong, but it sounds good.
    How green of you to grow your own pears hahah!!

  4. So jealous of your pear tree – I’d be making pear thing all the time – how fun!

  5. Jealous of the pears, they are beautiful. You are going to be able to do so much with them this fall.
    I love orchids and lilies (even though they smell!)

  6. Oh my gosh, that’s awesome you have a pear tree! I bet they taste fabulous–garden produce is always so much better :) I love the smell of lilacs, but lillies are so pretty! I love tulips, too.

  7. I’m jealous of your pear tree! And the chickens. You must live in a really cool place :)

  8. I love fruit trees in yards. Reminds me of my grandpa’s yard in Florida where he had orange trees.

  9. I can’t wait to hear about your pear dessert!!

    My favorite flower is hibiscus :-)

  10. Oh I love pears! I like to bake them with maple syrup. So simple and delicious!

    Irises are my faves! And daffodils but they are only around for a few weeks :(

  11. Gerbera daisies are my favorite!

  12. I think my husband would pass out if we had a pear tree. He loves pears, but they have to be bartletts.

    I love gerbera daisies and roses. I can’t get enough of either flower!

  13. YOU HAVE A PEAR TREE IN YOUR BACKYARD?????? That is soooo cool!! I need to look into getting one for sure! did you plant it or was it there when you moved in? I can’t wait to see all your pear creations!

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