maine wild blueberries

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Today I had the pleasure of spinning with the Midcoast Spinners at the Union Fair! Also a pleasure to spin with other people and make new spinning friends like @bookishbitch! #ontheround #yarn #yarnlove #dandelionsanddaisies #maine #unionfair #spinnersofinstagram (at Union Fair / The Maine Wild Blueberry Festival)

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Thanks for the tag, @bryonyashley! <3

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Name: Beth

Nickname: Hobbit, Punk, Sweeb, Bas…the list goes on…I have a very nickname-prone family! 

Zodiac sign: Capricorn

Hogwarts house: Hufflepuff

Height: 5 ft 5 in

Sexual orientation: straight

Ethnicity: White American mutt (Welsh, English, Czech, etc)

Favourite fruit: wild Maine blueberries, fresh strawberries, papaya with lime 

Favourite season: fall

Favourite book series: Lord of the Rings and all its cohorts, Narnia, the Moosepath League, Discworld

Favourite fictional character(s): *sweats nervously* THERE’S SO MANY oh dear…Bilbo Baggins, Sam Gamgee, Puddleglum, Sundry Moss, Sam Vimes, Nanny Ogg, Delirium, Anansi, Remus Lupin, John Segundus, John Childermass, Vinculus, Amos Burton, Douglas Richardson…and on and on and on it goes. 

Favourite flower: lupines, daisies, sunflowers, marigolds

Favourite scent: Coffee, toast, the sea, citrus, lilac

Favourite colour: red

Favourite animal: Indian Runner Duck

Favourite band: The Beatles

Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate: coffee

Average hours of sleep: 7-8

Number of blankets: 1

Dream trip: Taking the husband and offspring to Kenya to share some of my childhood with them

Last thing I googled:  hands on lab light rays: reflection and refraction  (guess who’s ordering textbooks at the last minute as usual?)

How many blogs I follow:  144

Number of followers: 108

What I usually post about: anything that makes me laugh, or things that are pretty, or stuff related to LotR/Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell/other fandoms I’m in at any given time

Do I get asks regularly: nope

I tag @wolfinthethorns, @applescrumper, @salsedine, @owl-by-night, @featsofdaringdo, @currentboat, @readerwriterlover, @izzyrhiannonjones, @ace-murdock, @silver-89, @athousandpigeons and anyone else who feels like revealing personal details to total strangers.  ;)


This week’s meal plan! Remember, this is a for weight loss, vegetarian, gluten free meal plan. Please customize it both to fit what your food preferences are AND what your body needs (meaning if you work out every day you’re probably going to need more calories than what’s listed here).**The 4 bean texas chili is here. :)

This week’s fridge shots are a mash up both of what’s on the meal plan and some other things I like to keep around. I got a selection of berries (raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, grapes, green apples, & pomegranates) to switch up my fruit and 3 kinds of cheese (gorgonzola, feta, & a hand cut sharp cheese) just to mix things up. I also keep a few bottles of Zevia (sugar free cream soda) and a mason jar of freshly brewed ice tea (from Teavana, link on my blog!) and of freshly brewed Main Wild Blueberry coffee for on the run icy drinks.

For more weekly meal plans go here!

ps- this meal plan has a lot of fresh produce which can drive up the price, I spend about $60-70 per week but you can easily cut costs by getting less expensive fruit and generic brands!


Low-Carb Blueberry Protein Pancakes!

1 scoop Quest Multi-Purpose Mix
1 1/2 tbsp Splenda
½ tsp baking powder
Dash of vanilla and almond extracts
1/3 cup liquid egg whites
Unsweetened coconut milk as needed

Mix up, and pan fry, and I added the blueberries to the batter in the pan to be sure they were spread evenly and had a reasonable number of blueberries in each cake.

This made 3 big pancakes, and I plated them with Cary’s sugar free syrup, and Stonewall Kitches’s No Sugar Added Wild Maine Blueberry Spread (found at LL Bean) which I thinned with a tiny bit of hot water and chia seeds. These are my best protein pancakes yet! Golden… Fluffy… Delicious… YOU’RE WELCOME

Total for 3 pancakes AND toppings:

—— 5g net carb! ——

Pink and blue! Raspberry coconut overnight oats with pluot slices and wild Maine blueberries, with dark roast coffee and almond milk in my favorite mug. I’ve been here at our house in Maine for almost a week now!