For this week’s walk – I have 4 things:
1. BOOST CREATIVITY
Well it looks like wiseGeek gave us one more reason to get on out there and walk with Jo: “Research suggests that walking boosts creativity.” (more HERE)
2. LIQUID GOLD
We had a Priorhouse Olive Oil taste test on Monday. When we walked by this cool Ybarra brand – with a huge “Y” on the bottle – we had to give it a try! However, the oil was NOT very good. It was greasy and tasted like heavy corn oil. However, the Delallo brand had a beautiful mix of fruity and bitter with a smooth, light – and “non-greasy” feel. Also, did you know that olive oil is one of the top counterfeited items in the world? Well go HERE to read about it and to see why you should NOT rely on the fridge test.
Homer called olive oil “liquid gold” and on the web you can find a thousand uses for this awesome stuff – and for olive oil tasting resources check out aromadictionary.com
Tips on olive oil buying (from Extra Virginity.com- HERE)
• Ensure that your oil is labelled “extra virgin”
• Look for “harvest date” – or a “best by” date, which should be two years after an oil was bottled.
• Never buy olive oil in a clear bottle.
• Don’t worry about color. Good olive oils come in many shades.
3. “KEEP ON WALKING” SONG by Passenger
Also, Adrienne, over at Memory Art, posted this interesting song about WALKING:
A few of the lyrics:
I got up and started walking…
I had no one to meet
And I had no taste for talking.
I walked into the morning light
and felt the warm sunlight
forming on my shoulders
4. Walkin’ by some plants
These are some of the flowers I had the chance to walk on by….
Marigolds, which I guess were once considered a weed, well they are now valued as a great bug deterrent for vegetable gardens. Also, Marigolds add color and grow easily from seed – so they are win-win-win!
Rose of Sharon at Night… this shrub glistened on the walkway as night set in…. the little purple flowers are called “jumping jacks”-
Lastly, we also walked by some FRESH FLOWERS, which were orange-ish carnations, in a fast food restaurant!!! When companies spend the extra dollars on some fresh cut stems – I think it is a classy touch! I also added a few effects to versions of the photo and will be linking to the Word a Week Challenge, which is ORANGE this week.
Well that is it for this week’s Monday Walk with Jo – to see more entries – go HERE –
Have a great week – and be sure to make time for a walk or two!
Author update – olive oil tasting sheet: