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Melon, figs, ocean & sun- a perfect day...

Breakfast- 1/2 large watermelon

Lunch- 1 1/2 pints fresh figs

I long to live in a climate where I can grow my own fresh figs. New York State is really too cold to have easy success with fig trees and besides, I live in a fourth floor apartment two avenue blocks from Times Square. It's not conducive for gardening. I digress.

Tree ripened fresh figs are heavenly. The store purchased figs that I ate today were okay. All except two of them were ripe enough to eat and a few were perfect- syrupy and sweet. Figs are one of those fruits that do not continue to ripen after being picked so if they're picked before being ripe enough to eat they really end up being wasted.

I've had a terrific day. I took the day off and slept over last night at a friend's house at the beach. Midmorning we practiced yoga beside the sand dunes. A late breakfast followed- red, ripe, sweet, juicy watermelon. Some container gardening ensued, pruning, trimming and such. Next was a swim in the ocean, a walk on the beach, a nap back at the house while a rain storm passed over, just now a lunch of fresh figs. I feel as if I've spent a day at a spa. I'll eat dinner later than usual. Hmmm, what will it be? As soon as I know, I'll let you know!

Okay, here is is:

Dinner- 4 Lara Bars (2 Cherry Pie, 2 Cashew Cookie)

I was taking the train home from the beach and I felt hungry. I thought about waiting and eating something else like fruit when I got home but I didn't want to eat late, close to bed time. I had some Lara Bars with me and there you go. The Cherry Pie Lara Bar has a lot of of flavor. What I like about Lara Bars is that they have minimal ingredients. Cherry Pie has cherries, dates and almonds. Cashew Cookie has dates and cashews. The food combining isn't ideal but the bars make a great treat every so often while also keeping it simple.

Posted on Friday, August 17, 2007 at 07:11PM by Registered CommenterStephen Parker | CommentsPost a Comment

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