Blogiversary Give Away

Good Evening Bloggies, hope all is well with everyone!

What a week this has been.  The weather has been nuts – torrential downpours one day and disgustingly humid and sunny the next.  Makes me want to stay inside until the Summer is over.  Can’t wait til September is here, it’s my fav month and always gorgeous!  We tentatively have a long weekend getaway to PEI planned and it’s going to be wonderful and way cheaper then going to Old Orchard Beach – as previously talked about.  I still would like to tour New England but not until after we’ve paid down the needless debt.  Yes, we’re still sticking to our budget… mostly, the Rebel was an exception of course!. 😉  In all honestly, it’s going quite well and I’m pleased with our progress.  But that is for another post.

I got the August issue of Chatelaine in the mail yesterday and decide to try out one of the recipes for Supper tonight.

Green Salad With Bacon & Dates


I modified the quantities a bit since it was just the two of us.

  • 4 strips bacon
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 1.5 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 dates
  • 4 cups mixed greens <—fresh from our garden!

1.  Cook bacon in a large frying pan over medium, until crisp, about 10 min. Pat with paper towels, then coarsely crumble.

2.  Whisk orange juice with vinegar and sugar. Whisk in oil.

3.  Chop dates, then toss with bacon and lettuce and greens. Just before serving, drizzle with dressing and toss to mix. 

Original recipe can be found on Chatelaine’s website.

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I thought it turned out really well, tasted great and was really filling.  I topped mine with some creamy goat cheese too.  Delish!!  The salad, including goat’s cheese worked out to 400 calories


Along with a crusty chunk of ciabatta bread. Mmm mmm, this was the perfect Summer meal. I barely had to turn the stove on!



As promised, here’s my special Blogiversary Giveaway!  Since I always talk about how much I ♥ Just Us products, I thought why not give one of you a chance to see to see what I’m talking about!

From their websiteJust Us! is Canada’s first Fair Trade coffee roaster, founded in 1995. It is built on the three pillars of quality products, social and environmental responsibility. We are proud to be a worker owned cooperative. Our mission is “People and the planet before profits.” We are primarily a wholesale coffee roaster, but also carry tea, sugar and chocolate products – all Fair Trade and organic.

Even better, their Roastery and Chocolate factories are located here in Nova Scotia!

Here’s what’s up for grabs –

The Fresh Roast Coffee is my favourite.  A well balance dark roast, sweet& clean with a touch of spice. I’ve actually become quite the coffee snob because this stuff is just that good! 😉


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There are three ways to enter the giveaway:

1.  Leave me a comment telling me A) what you liked most about my blog and B) how I can make the blog even better!

2.  Tweet “I just entered the @justuscoffee Blogiversary Giveaway from @lifehealthfit –

3.  Link back to this giveaway on your blog.

In order for your entries to count you must leaving a separate comment saying that you’ve tweeted or linked back etc. And, you can only enter the contest once per each method.

The giveaway is open to Canadian & USA residents and closes on Sunday, July 18th at 6:00 pm Atlantic Standard Time. Winner will be selected using and announced later the following Monday (July 19). Winner has 48 hours to claim their prize or I will re-draw.

Good luck and be sure to spread the word!


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