Deliver me

“Most people want to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch.” ~Robert Orben

My sister-in-law’s Saskatoon berry pie.

Visiting Mom on the family farm over the past little while, thank goodness I walked. Daily.  Because when you’re surrounded by women who can cook like this, there’s only one choice and that’s to roll in it and move. Often.

Saskatoon berries are tiny and naturally sweet; Saskatoon berry pie is juicy and delicious, like the glamorous Debutante a blueberry pie could only dream of being.

I knew it’d be quite some time before I’d get another chance at this so, no, I did not pass it up.

Which is why I added a new exercise program to my routine this week: the Couch-to-5K running plan.  Inspired by the success of bloggers like Sandi who changed her life  in a big way I downloaded the free pod casts to my mp3 player.  Slick-as-what, this workout will get you sweating in a hurry.

And that’s a bit of a necessity.  If you like pie.

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Have you been tempted of late? Are you keeping in touch or keeping your distance?

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  1. I would totally run an extra 5K for a date with a slice of that! It looks amazing! You’ll love C25K and whatbitndoes for your legs 🙂

    • I did my first go at it last night; I’ve done it before but didn’t know about podcasts, just had a printout and that was .. well .. impossible. I loved it! Used to run 100 years ago and, like you, want the challenge. So excited and YOU Missy you really inspired me to give it a go … Thank you!

      and that pie was worth every walk I took .. oh man. Delish!


  2. Oh my goodness: Kroger (a grocery store not far from us) has Good Meadows brand pies. Their chocolate fudge…..???? Oh my GOODNESS! It’s why I have to walk 30 minutes every morining whether I want to or not. But – at least I use Fat Free Whipped Cream on top!
    Your blueberry pie looks delish!

    • I think you have mentioned that one before, Dianna :). Good thing you are excellent at sticking to your walking plan! 🙂 MJ

  3. That looks delish, MJ. I’ve been keeping a safe distance from temptation, but that pie looks too good to pass up. Loved the quote, too.

    • Good on you, Patti J! It was too good to pass up 🙂 The quote I found in a “Canadian Living” magazine while I was home visiting Mom .. just had to snag it and write around it. Cheers! MJ

  4. Oh my goodness that Saskatoon pie looks yummy!! I’m tempted from the moment I wake until the second I sleep. Ice cream even seeps into my dreams, sometimes. I’ve been walking/jogging for over 3 months now. Good thing, too.

    • It is truly scrumptious, as is Saskatoon berry syrup or jam. Mmm – a genuine treat from my childhood. I know about your Ice Cream affair, LD, and I understand that you battle it daily .. good for you for walking/jogging all this time – super duper!

  5. Oh my, my. Looks deliciously wonderful and has to be a well-deserved treat before those workouts you are doing 🙂

    • I only had one piece in the 10 days I was there but believe me when I tell you that I savored it. Delish!
      good to hear from you again, Bella. MJ

  6. Exercising on purpose? Not a fan. Pie? Take it or leave it. BUT *that* pie? OMgosh, that looks soooo good! Homemade pie crust…real-deal berries? Oh jeez. Now that’s *all* I want today. Thanks so much MJ!

    • yep = homemade every-thing – crust, filling, etc. Scrumpdillyicious! If only I had a piece with my coffee this morning, for that’s the time of day I crave something sweet. The good thing is that I don’t have it and just completed my first week of that program = have to say that I really love it. I feel powerful!
      Cheers! MJ

  7. I have never heard of a Saskatoon berry before, but that pie looks delicious. I don’t blame you for not passing it up. Yum!

    • The berries grow wild in the coulees around our farm and Dad was the one who knew all the best spots but he shared that with others in the family … in the area I come from, many people make a fine Saskatoon pie, tart, jam or syrup. It’s a beautifully sweet, purple berry that is good fresh or baked and I haven’t met one person yet who didn’t love it at first bite.

      Cheers to you!

  8. I love your quote! Yes, this is just how I feel…I can often resist temptation, but now and then…!
    Good luck with the new work out program!
    ~ Sheila

    • Absolutely — most of the time I can resist and barely give tempting things a 2nd thought — but this time, not a chance!
      I am through week 1 and loving it 🙂 MJ

  9. I don’t blame you for indulging in that pie. It looks absolutely incredible! I’ve never heard of a Saskatoon berry until now. Very cool!

  10. Seems like this time of year is just FILLED with food temptations for me… the state fair, various parties and celebrations, and in a few days, an annual 4-day vacation filled with relaxing, drinking and eating! I hope to squeeze in a morning run each day so as to feel less guilty.

    • I hear you there! But on the flip side, it’s only been this year that I’ve learned I can have it all – just not all at the same time! A bite here and some movement there = I feel good AND satisfied. Who knew?

      Enjoy your 4 day vacation .. sounds wonderful!

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