Sunday, June 26, 2011

CSA Box and Sweet Box

A few days ago, I got a big box because I won Nicole’s NuNaturals giveaway. Here is what I got:

Along with the NuNaturals products came a big stack of recipes. I can’t wait to experiment… Thanks Nicole and NuNaturals!

We also got our CSA box. Unfortunately, there was a mix up this week, and we didn’t get several of the items we were supposed to get. I was especially sad that the beets were missing… Sad smile Fortunately, our CSA is always really good at making things right and gave me a partial credit on my account. Here is what we did get:

Besides the CSA box veggies, we have also been enjoying our tomatoes. Most of the tomatoes are consumed by the toddler who seems to be under the impression they are all his… He picks them and eats them right off the plant.

Lastly, the teenager came home for a short visit, and we all got to go out to breakfast. It was fun hanging out! The toddler discovered his love for photography and took the photos of the teenager and me as well as of the straw. I think we’ll have to get him a kid’s camera as I was a bit nervous that he might drop ours… It was also quite funny when the toddler started to take photos of all the food. I guess he sees us taking lots of food pics…

Questions:  What was the highlight of your weekend? Have you ever tried NuNaturals or other stevia products? If so, do you like them? If so, what is your favorite way to use them?
Be well,


  1. i can't wait to see what you make with the nunaturals - i wanna bake with the liquid stuff but i don't know how much to use....

  2. looks like a fun weekend!

  3. The highlight of my weekend was watching two of my great friends get married!

    Looks like you had a great weekend - your garden is looking amazing.

    I've never tried those products!

  4. I love NuNaturals. I use their vanilla liquid drops in my smoothies every night, and I LOVE their baking mixes. What a great giveaway to win!

    Highlight of my weekend? Well, I worked, but my highlight was having a store tour that was completely filled! All 12 slots were taken :)

  5. Anonymous6/26/2011

    I love NuNaturals, I use it for coffee and tea. They are the best out there for stevia! :)

    oh.... your son is a man already! I didn't realize that you have a son that "big"! congrats!!!

  6. What a nice weekend! Maybe the toddler will grow up to be a food blogger. ;)
    I had a pretty low key weekend which was nice.

  7. I like the NuNaturals vanilla stevia. I put it, along with cinnamon and walnuts, in oatmeal. Yum!

  8. your CSA box is always so colorful, I love it.

  9. I love it when the little ones help themselves to the garden!

    Good for them!!!

    and I know the feeling about toddlers and cameras. I think it's what killed mine in the end.


  10. I bet the toddler would love his own camera! I can see a photographer in the making :)

    Your CSA box looks great this week! I'd like to join a CSA with fruit someday - we only have veggie CSAs around us. It looks like you won't be running out of tomatoes anytime soon ;)

    I can't wait to see what you'll make with your NuNaturals haul! Have a nice one, Andrea!

  11. Awww...your little Toddler is QUITE the photographer!!!! Yay that the CSA made things right! Have a great week Andrea.

  12. I received a package from NuNaturals and really liked their baking blend. I also use their packets in my coffee. No after taste.

  13. I love the Nunaturals vanilla stevia drops in plain yogurt. I have the baking stevia but have yet to try it.

  14. Like Tami, I liked the vanilla drops, but the baking stevia had more of an aftertaste then splenda to me - but being diabetic, I am kinda used to artificial sweeters.

    Love the toddlers pictures - the teenager looks so much like you!

  15. Congrats on your winning! That stevia powder sounds amazing. Btw, how lovely to have a family gathering. Hope you're enjoying your day.

  16. I've never tried NuNaturals before. Unless it's free, I think I'll stick to sugar. :-)

    Hee hee, are we looking at a future great photographer?

  17. Anonymous6/29/2011

    gosh i have not tried nunaturals but i want to! apparently they are the best tasting stevia product around.....please let us know what you think andrea.

  18. I have never tried stevia. I am curious. A lot of 'sugar alternatives' includng agave syrup make things sweeter which is why I shy away from them. Is that the case with stevia also?

    Highlight of my weekend was definitely running a 5 mile race, my first race back since an injury a month ago!

  19. I have heard good things about nustevia. I have to admit not a stevia convert yet (I'm a honey/agave girl). Can't wait to hear what you think.