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Want a bath, a lemon thyme cherry one?

I've been creating recipes like crazy lately. It's been a steady pulse of new creations in the past few months but it has accelerated because of a challenge I've been giving myself -- something I thought of -- and hey, join in too!

100-mile, 100-day "diet"

Say what? Not another DIET!? Let me explain..

I'm on a mission to include at least one ingredient, one time per day, from within a 100 mile radius of where I live. Since it's still spring here in Northern Climate country -- Alberta -- I thought I was fairly limited to what I could forage. Well, I've been pleasantly surprised! Enter a completely stress-free, creative, and scrumptious diet.

I have a few herbs happily growing in my garden, and in the beginning of the week I featured basil in one recipe, and in another, chocolate mint. Today I came up with another recipe using freshly cut lemon thyme from my garden. I created a "bath" for oatmeal. It's slightly tangy -- I love lemon -- with a hint of herbiness, and the delightful flavor of fresh cherries. (I'm looking forward to using Canadian cherries in about a month but for now, I found a delicious bag of California cherries. So yummy.)

With the vitamins, minerals, and protein found in the oatmeal and in the "bath" it should send you on your way with a spring in your step!

Enjoy. And hey, tell me what you think?

Lemon Thyme Cherry "Bath"
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Bathe oatmeal in an edible fusion of sweet, and pucker pow. And hey, bathe whatever else you'd like with it, just not in your bathtub! :D Note, the instructions do not include time (er thyme, no time) needed for your favorite oatmeal. I use organic rolled oats that take in total about 10 minutes to prepare. If you'd rather go gluten-free, consider whatever other hot cereal that suits your fancy.
Recipe type: Sauce
Cuisine: Canadian
Serves: 2 servings

  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon thyme (or use any thyme)
  • ½ organic lemon, freshly squeezed
  • Lemon zest (to taste, optional - careful, it can get overpowering!)
  • ¾ to 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup cherries, preferably organic, pitted
  • 1 tsp raw organic honey

  1. Adjust all amounts to your taste.
  2. In a mini-blender, blend completely all ingredients.
  3. I enjoy it on a serving of cooked oatmeal using ½ the batch (yields two servings), and topped with 4 to 5 cherries per serving.

NOTE: If you like, consider the challenge. Do what you can, when you can. Search for "100-Day, 100-Mile Diet: June 1 to September 8" on FB to join. Love to see you!

lemon thyme cherry 2

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