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Teton Dam Marathon Review

On the 2nd of June, I woke up at 4am to make a 3 hour drive to eastern Idaho for the Teton Dam Marathon. I did the 5K.

Did I mention I woke up at 4am to make a 3 hour drive. Yeah, not the best idea for legs to be in PR shape. My leggies were stiff and at 1100 more feet of elevation then at home, it was a slow trot for sure. No PR attempt this trot, that's for sure.

I woke up at 4am (my normal wake up time is 8am - 10am depending on the day) so that early is  painful. I had everything all packed and ready the evening before- brekky, post-race clothes, snacks, and a full tank of gas for the long drive. All I had to do was make coffee and head out. I didn't even brush my teeth before I left. Coffee first.

The drive was nice and not a lot of traffic for a Saturday morning. I don't know the last time I have been to Rexburg, but it was easy to find the race start. I thought the race started at 8am, but that was the 10K. The 5K started at 8:30am and I got there to get my bib at …

Garden Fresh

Today, no run as of yet. I am busy cooking up a storm before all of our produce goes bad. And the BF is basically a cripple because he might have sprained his ankle, so I kinda want him off of his feet to not be a cripple, so I am cooking so he stays off his feet. I know that this isn't a food blog, but fooding is what I am going to make this post about. You are also free to click on my last two posts which DO refer to RunInBoise Running and RunInBoise Running Gear.

I have a butt load of tomatoes. Really. And I picked more today out of our garden. I also picked some zucchini and 2 mondo huge heads of broccoli. Some bell peppers and jalapenos need to be picked also. I also cut up a pineapple driving me crazy with how good it smelled most of this week on the counter. And I have some bok choi taking up space in the fridge...

I have this recipe in the oven right now. Another 20 minutes and it will be done! I just have to go to the store soon to get some nice bread to spoon it over.
 Slow-Baked Tomatoes with Garlic and Mint
Seriously, this is the best tomato recipe ever.

I have some Italian Parsley sitting in the fridge. Thank goodness for coming into contact with a bunch of magazines this week and look what was featured in an April issue of Sunset? A perfect recipe of Italian parsley. Other then a garnish, I don't know what else to do with it. I had to get ricotta and won ton wrappers at the store yesterday, but I thankfully had everything else.
Parsley Ravioli with Brown Butter Sauce Recipe
I am thinking with a side of asparagus and mini-sweet bell peppers from Costco sitting in the fridge?

I also have some cucumbers. The Bitten Word had me kinda wanting to do this recipe all week, and so I got me some cucumbers.

There are so many freakin cucumber/vodka recipes out there that I don't know which to pick. Vodka Highball, Cucumber infused vodka for a Bobby Flay Cucumber Cocktail, or maybe some Gazpacho Vodka Shots where it is like a meal in a shooter. And it sounds more fancy then calling it a Bloody Mary. I have plenty of tomatoes to use either way.

And no, I can't actually eat the cucumbers. Sheesh. I couldn't be considered some imbibing lush then. :-)

What are your favorite ways to use up tomatoes? Bok choi? Cucumbers? Have you ever picked up a bag of those Mini Sweet Peppers from Costco?


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