This blog is written by a graduate of Iowa State University (undergrad) and the University of Illinois (graduate). While this new full-time worker is far from perfect, she is trying to follow a healthy and environmentally-conscious lifestyle. Within these pages you will find various product reviews, giveaways, recipes, pictures, and musings about this blogger's adventures in exercise and daily living.
Why, hello everyone! My first (extremely crazy and busy) week of classes is over :-). Now for a recap:
At the farmers' market a couple weeks ago I bought a beautiful basil plant:
I am in love with it... but I fear it is dying (it no longer looks like it does above) in my tiny apartment with windows only facing one direction :-(.
I used some of my basil when making a bean soup in my mini crock pot. It turned out all right, but I think it needed more flavor. I followed a recipe, but my kitchen is still lacking in a number of spices (that I therefore excluded thinking it wouldn't matter too much). Alas, I have more shopping to do...
Anyway, here is the soup:
I also bought a couple pluots from the grocery store a few days ago because they were on sale for $.99 per pound (should've gotten more!). I LOVED them! Here is one I had for breakfast with oatgurt and chia seeds:
Now for some Illinois scenery :-).
These are some pics from the UIUC campus - lots of people!
Some pics from Champaign neighborhoods I've wandered around on foot and bike:
I was astonished to see that people decorate their yards with lights - my fellow Iowans and I tend to use lights exclusively for Christmas.
I hope this post was worth the wait ;-). I had fun taking the pictures... and I have more to show you at a later date...