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what i brought home on my bike, part IV

in case you missed it, part I is here, II and III were eaten by the universe. i’ll fill you in – there were 13 cobs of corn one week and a watermelon (that was possibly the most ridic) another week. plus all the usuals, of course. peaches, plums, apricots, maybe a few zucchinis here and there, etc. jon had to reinforce one of my panniers the other day because the connection mechanism that holds it onto my bike was getting loose. oopsies! i’m back in business now.

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this is how i do it. big panniers and a spare bungee cord just in case.


the loot:

-cable + padlock

-2 bags of cheese curds from thornloe

-some temiskaming cheese (also thornloe. best cheese place ever!)

-a purple bag filled with my work clothes and other sundries (deoderant, comb, etc)

-2X 1.5L of seedless concord grapes, for a raisin making project

-3L basket of delicious peaches

-a big bag of italian plums for some plumjum (i’m currently making the bellaeats plum cake that we loved last year with my last week’s bunch)

this week i actually managed to restrain myself a little bit. i didn’t get any veggies, so we will probably hit up the saturday market. it was the last day that thornloe was going to be at my market, so they had some killer sales and i stocked up. dill flavoured cheese curds are amazing. is this just a canadian thing? at the HLS, when i talked about eating cheese curds, i remember someone looking at me like i was crazy. also when i described poutine…. it’s delicious stuff! really!

for supper tonight, jon made burgers with some beef we got from his uncle’s farm. these burgers were definitely in contention with the epic burger from chicago.

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ok. they were both really really good – grass fed beef is where it’s at! i couldn’t tweet about the one on the left and have it displayed up on a screen like at epic.


i have to say that was a pretty cool thing for them to have. the top three posts on the left and right columns were my dining companions: stina, mary and dawn. i couldn’t tweet because i didn’t have roaming data on my phone but i did when i got back to the hotel!

i have some chicago posts to catch up on. they’ll come. soon. eventually. i hope. this week has been kind of crazy.

i ran a 15K race last weekend. i have a 10K this week! i’m hoping to splash my 56:08 time out of the water! one more week of work and then i have a whole 5 glorious days off to relax at the cottage and farm. i have some fun projects planned for while we’re out there, so hopefully also some good blogging will come of that too! in the meantime, i better get back to my cake.

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August 26, 2010 at 7:10 pm
  • August 26, 2010 at 9:34 pmStina @ Girl Can

    I see you took your photo of the Tweetboard prior to my angry pickle tweet. :)

    • August 27, 2010 at 6:17 amhaya

      ha! yes.
      i think by that point i was too involved with my food to be taking any pictures.

      you’ll note that my home burger had no tomatoes or pickles :-P

  • August 27, 2010 at 7:52 amKirsten

    Wow! That is quite the traveling bike! :) All your loot looks great!

    The Tweetdeck idea for a restaurant is a really cool idea.

    • February 9, 2012 at 12:45 amAhonk

      Hi Tim Congratulations for your very nice wirting on the already several bike routes u took.I like most of them a lot and share most of your thoughts while sometimes I found them very short & laconic leaving the reader expecting more details and I even do not completely agree in few cases with some not contextualized comments…Un comentario: ¿Por qué no haces el blog bilingüe? ASi la mayoria de tus amigos que son los que hablan español te podran seguir..Un abrazo y no paressigue sigue !!Ha ha

  • October 16, 2012 at 7:14 pmFreddie Decomo

  • October 20, 2014 at 11:03 amIlse Rosettie

    Thanks so much for the blog.Really thank you! Want more.

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