Breakfast/ Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch

Feeling Frisky

Tuesdays might just be my new favorite day!

Every Tuesday during the summer there is live music in the big park a few blocks from my old house in Healdsburg. Right when I left things started to become really cool there. What gives? Why did I move again?

Oh yeah, to be closer to Target. I remember now.


Music in the park is actually quite the outing and last week there had to have been hundreds of people there. There’s dancing, drinking, eating, frolicking…. People pack picnics and bring wine and it’s just a really fun time. I went last Tuesday but forgot my camera. Tonight I will try to remember. It’s hard sometimes when wines involved.

This morning I had a late breakfast of waffles with egg whites and maple syrup and…watermelon!

It really wasn’t that photogenic but I promise it was good. I love me some watermelon and often times feel like I gain at least nine pounds in water weight because of it.
I went to the gym for legs and cardio and then ate some lunch.

Have I been eating a lot of tomato soup lately or is it just me??? I’m full on addicted to Trader Joe’s tomato bisque and it’s even better topped with creamy goat cheese. On the side I had a bell pepper and hummus and some iced Tazo Passion tea with agave. I keep a big pitcher of this stuff (I make it myself) at all times in the fridge and often add a splash of POM juice to it for a fruity twist if I’m feeling frisky.

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  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    June 29, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    I love adding POM to different things. It’s a great addition to seltzer water too. 😀

    Love your egg white & waffle creation. I could definitely use some more waffles in my life. 😀

  • Lindsey @ Foodie on the Rocks
    June 29, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Murphy’s law!! Can’t wait to see pics. Music, food, and drinks in the park on warm summer nights is definitely top 5 awesome things about summer.

  • Jessica @ How Sweet
    June 29, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    I love TJs tomato bisque, too. I top mine with smoked cheddar. 🙂

  • Evan Thomas
    June 29, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    You should blend watermelon into the tomato soup–delicious

  • Robyn @ Frugal 'n' Fit!
    June 29, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    I bet the pictures get more creative when wine is involved!

  • Kaz
    June 29, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Those egg whites look like cream atop the waffles! Hah. 😀

    • eatmovelove
      June 29, 2010 at 1:24 pm

      Oh my God – that’s totally what I thought!!

      Salivating at whipped cream…mmmm…

  • Michelle (Life, With Relish)
    June 29, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Haha I think I would move to be close to Target, too! Have fun tonight!

  • Erin
    June 29, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Wow, is it really chilly enough there for a sweater or is that an old picture? I miss sweaters and jeans!!

    • jenna
      June 29, 2010 at 12:39 pm

      hahaha that photo was taken last November!

  • Scargosun
    June 29, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    ooo! I am a huge fan of the Passion tea both hot and cold. Do you use the ‘iced’ teabags or the regular. If you use the regular, can you tell me how you do it. I am struggling with the correct balance. Thanks!

    • jenna
      June 29, 2010 at 12:39 pm

      I always just use 4 teabags to fill the pitcher….and just regular tea bags, not iced. 🙂

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs
    June 29, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Heh, your egg whites look like a big blob of cream 😛

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    June 29, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    I am in love with Amy’s creamy tomato bisque…I could take a bath in it. Actually, that might be kind of gross. But it could be good for my skin!

    Have fun tonight!

  • Lisa
    June 29, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Thanks for the tip! I got a bunch of POM and looking for creative ways to use it!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    June 29, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Have fun tonight! Can’t wait to see the pics!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    June 29, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    goat cheese and tomato soup sounds genius to me…mmmmmmm, salty, creamy goat cheese! love 🙂

  • foodandfarm
    June 29, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    love the pictures of the mountains! do you find it hard adjusting to mountains?

    • jenna
      June 29, 2010 at 1:07 pm

      well, these are more hills than mountains (although when I first moved here I called them mountains, too). The biggest difference is when I’m running or riding my bike outside…MUCH different than the flat, flat Florida land I grew up on! I love it though!

  • Megan @ Healthy Hoggin
    June 29, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Ooh, I’ve never tried Trader Joe’s Tomato Bisque! I’m making a trip there this afternoon, so I might have to pick some up! I bet it’s amazing topped with goat cheese!

    I think moving closer to Target is always a good idea! I feel like I’m there all the time!!

  • Whitney Dargle @ Whitney's Blogtastic Blog
    June 29, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    I like Tuesdays as well! They are the most productive days of the week (so I read somewhere — they did sciencey-stuff to figure it out!). Also, your waffles look just like my breakfast most days 🙂

  • Kellie
    June 29, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Everything is better with goat cheese. I like it in my eggs too.

  • Kelly
    June 29, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    I love TJ’s tomato (I had to delete the e b/c I have Dan Quail’s spelling skills) bisque too! You could chill it and call it gazpacho for the summer. 🙂

    I often forget things like being a responsible blogger when wine is involved too. Happens to the best of us!

  • Ellie
    June 29, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Live music is so much fun! Hmm. . . I’m not sure about the tea- I actually tried this brand and kind but didn’t like it. I think I”m more and old fashion kind of girl- give it to me straight

  • Katherine @ Left Coast Contessa
    June 29, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    mmmm trader joes tomato bisque is the best, always well enhanced by the addition of cheese.

  • Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies
    June 29, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Oh that’s a really good idea – the POM with the tea.

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    June 29, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    oooh have fun tonight! Sounds like a great outing!

  • SallyH
    June 29, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    The good news is that watermelon is actually a diuretic!

  • Jenny
    June 29, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    I have never considered adding goat cheese to tomato soup… yummy!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    June 29, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    I love downtown fun. Our local downtown has movie night in the summer on the town hall lawn.

  • M
    June 29, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Hi Jenna,
    I know you love the South. I’m in Charleston until Sat. ( mother/ daughter trip). I was wondering if you (or any ELR readers) could recommend some must see places or restaurants! Thanks!

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit
    June 29, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    That iced tea sounds soo good! How exactly do you make it? I know it’s simple, but there are different methods to making iced tea so I was just wondering 😉

    • jenna
      June 29, 2010 at 4:32 pm

      All I do is boil a tea kettle full of water and then fill my pitcher with it + 4 tea bags and a big squirt of agave. After about four minutes, I take the tea bags out and just put the pitcher in the fridge overnight. I don’t use ice because I don’t have an ice maker!

      • emily
        June 29, 2010 at 4:54 pm

        Just FYI- you can skip the boil step, I swear! I put tea bags + COLD filtered water into my pitcher every night, put the pitcher in the fridge, and have tasty tea in the morning. And I use regular old tea bags, not a fancy “iced” kind. I do, however, use ~ 4bags per cup of water.

  • Errign
    June 29, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Love the Passion tea – best icy summer drink 🙂

  • Mary @ What's Cookin' with Mary
    June 29, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    i thought i was the only one who also loves that tj’s tom. soup ;P sometimes for extra staying power i cook up a serving of tj’s whole wheat couscous and top it with goat cheese (like you) and black pepper… just thinking about it is making me hangry!

  • Lauren
    June 29, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    That’s a great tip for the tea! I think I will try that next time! 🙂

  • Laura (Starloz)
    June 29, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    I love the idea of a festival, oh i want summer back.

    I’m jealous of your TJ’s. We need one in Australia, oh & Wholefoods too.

  • R @
    June 29, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Trader Joes tomato soup is great! And I love melted cheese in mine too

  • Paige @Running Around Normal
    June 29, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    I need to keep a big jug of tea like that in my fridge. I never remember that tea’s a good option for a beverage! Wine trumps, I suppose 😉

  • Jess @ MTL Veggie
    June 29, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    “Trader Joe’s Tomato Bisque”= reason number 38506 of why I wish we had Trader Joe’s in Canada! 🙂

  • megan
    June 29, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    I am visiting CA from TX and was wondering if you knew of any farmer’s markets in San Francisco on saturday morning?? Love your blog….yours was the first that i ever read and have followed it ever since!

  • Camille
    June 29, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    I would absolutely move to be closer to Target. Anyday 🙂

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    June 29, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Love community live summer music nights–lots of it all around the SF Bay Area. Sounds like a lot of fun in Healdsburg!

  • Monique@She's Going The Distance
    June 29, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    I loooove tomato bisque!! In fact, I had a sourdough bread bowl of the soup this afternoon for lunch 🙂

  • Natalie (The Sweets Life)
    June 30, 2010 at 10:46 am

    i seriously ate 1/4 a watermelon last night and stepped on the scale and HAD gained. lol. crazy. i then peed all night!

  • Kath
    June 30, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Hey, didn’t I take that photo!?!

  • Katherine
    July 1, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Have you tried Trader Joe’s feta? They make a fat free kind I am dying to hear reviewed. I don’t know if I have bought into the goat cheese thing or not yet