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  • Originally posted by Judg View Post
    Don't worry about boxes. You are clearly more energetic than I am. Although I can make no guarantees about the effects of boomeranging children.
    Eldest has come back a few times. I think he's done...

    Originally posted by Judg View Post
    You PULLED the tick off? I thought that was a no-no. Something about their heads coming off and burrowing down deep. Yuck! I hope that's a myth, for your sake.
    I just wanted it OFF! Like NOW!!
    The head came off too.

    Originally posted by Judg View Post
    I am not going to try the potato thing. I noticed that quite a few people didn't get great results. If I'm going to go all weird, I'll try the three days of eating only protein. I do eat a very occasional potato now, but just small amounts, and not too often.
    I don't know what I'm going to do. Potatoes are like bread and pasta - they only taste good because of what's ON them
    "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
    "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
    "Moderation sucks." Suse
    "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
    "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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    • Tuesday

      While supply teaching today I had 3 students try to sneak INTO my class!
      That's a first

      After school I bought a really good ($80 on sale for $22) non stick 9.5" frypan. Just in case I decide to try the weird Tater thing. I'm not re-seasoning my cast iron for a few dry fried potatoes! Who knows, maybe it will be good for eggs...

      I took the Butterflies for a short walk in the back yard. We went to the garden and picked the last of the squash.
      About 30 of them! They filled a wheel-barrow. I should go out and bring them inside...

      Eats:
      Chai with whipping cream
      Left over chicken breast and cucumber slices (the chicken was DRY)
      Another Chai with whipping cream
      Raspberries
      Real Fruit Gummies
      Pistachios
      Pinot Grigio
      Veggie soup: cauliflower, potato, carrot, onion, garlic, tomatoes, fresh rosemary, tons of spices, cream, bacon, cheese (2 bowls)
      fried banana with mascarpone cheese and a drizzle of maple syrup
      Spearmint tea

      I'm full

      over full

      and I burnt my tongue on the soup
      Last edited by winencandy; 10-17-2012, 07:45 PM. Reason: forgot the nuts
      "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
      "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
      "Moderation sucks." Suse
      "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
      "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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      • Real Fruit Gummies
        I see that

        How odd to have students trying to sneak INTO your class. Hahahaha. Maybe you're just THAT good!

        Nice score on the nonstick pan. I haven't tried the dry fried potato yet, but the pan will be good for eggs for sure. My cast iron is not well enough seasoned for eggs just yet. I'm working on it.
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        • Originally posted by winencandy View Post
          TuesdayWhile supply teaching today I had 3 students try to sneak INTO my class!
          That's a first

          After school I bought a really good ($80 on sale for $22) non stick 9.5" frypan. Just in case I decide to try the weird Tater thing. I'm not re-seasoning my cast iron for a few dry fried potatoes! Who knows, maybe it will be good for eggs...

          I took the Butterflies for a short walk in the back yard. We went to the garden and picked the last of the squash.
          About 30 of them! They filled a wheel-barrow. I should go out and bring them inside...

          Eats:
          Chai with whipping cream
          Left over chicken breast and cucumber slices (the chicken was DRY)
          Another Chai with whipping cream
          Raspberries
          Real Fruit Gummies
          Pinot Grigio
          Veggie soup: cauliflower, potato, carrot, onion, garlic, tomatoes, fresh rosemary, tons of spices, cream, bacon, cheese (2 bowls)
          fried banana with mascarpone cheese and a drizzle of maple syrup
          Spearmint tea

          I'm full

          over full

          and I burnt my tongue on the soup
          That is not only a first, but a great compliment. I hope you made lots of jokes about it in the staff room and that they reached the principal's ears.

          Reheat chicken or turkey with a sprinkle of water on them. Helps with the dryness.

          If you lived closer, I would find some way to invite myself over for dinners. Seriously...
          5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
          Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
          Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

          More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
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          • Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
            I see that

            How odd to have students trying to sneak INTO your class. Hahahaha. Maybe you're just THAT good!
            I think it was more along the line of "What can we do to the new supply teacher? Will she notice?"

            Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
            Nice score on the nonstick pan. I haven't tried the dry fried potato yet, but the pan will be good for eggs for sure. My cast iron is not well enough seasoned for eggs just yet. I'm working on it.
            I have 2 cast iron, the "best" seasoned one is the smallest, perfect for 1 or 2 eggs.
            I found it hanging on a nail in the barn at our old place.

            Originally posted by Judg View Post
            That is not only a first, but a great compliment. I hope you made lots of jokes about it in the staff room and that they reached the principal's ears.
            It might be a compliment if I was a full time teacher
            They were just "testing" the supply teacher.

            Originally posted by Judg View Post
            Reheat chicken or turkey with a sprinkle of water on them. Helps with the dryness.

            If you lived closer, I would find some way to invite myself over for dinners. Seriously...
            I'll have to try that. I ate it cold.

            If you lived closer, you could come over anytime!
            "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
            "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
            "Moderation sucks." Suse
            "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
            "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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            • Wednesday

              Last night I just covered the squash with a blanket.

              I slept in till 9:30
              I took the Butterflies for a walk out to the garden where they proceeded to hunt mice. Lily was at the far end of a long narrow trough, tugging at the weeds. Josie was at this end looking quite worried about the trough that was moving all on it's own!
              Silly girl.


              I cleaned off the squash and put them in the entry way. I had 32.


              I now have 31. Lily thought she would try to eat one. Silly girl.


              I made potato soup. Plain, boring, no fat, no bacon, no cheese potato soup. (It still had carrots, onions, garlic, tomatoes and spices)
              I can't quite do the plain dry potato...
              This was my lunch:


              I drove 1 1/2 hours to Sarnia for a teacher union meeting about changes in hiring procedures. On the way I stopped at the Meadery and bought some mead. There were 30+ people at the meeting. I knew no one. I heated up another bowl of soup at the union office and ate it before driving to London to catch the 2nd half of my Daughter's 1st indoor soccer game. Tie 1-1. After the game we bought some indoor soccer shoes. They are bright orange!


              We stopped at $tarbucks on our way home. I bought a plain Chai Tea (not a Latte) but I put a tiny bit of cream in it...

              So does that mean my "Tater" day was ok? or did I mess it up with the tiny bit of cream???
              "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
              "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
              "Moderation sucks." Suse
              "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
              "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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              • I'm so glad you feel "content" in your new house. It's such a lovely feeling. The very first time I came to my house, looking to rent a room, I just felt at home. And I've never left... I ended up buying the house off the landlord. It will be a sad day indeed if and when we ever sell up and move somewhere else.

                I'll have to get back to the boards to find out about this tater experiment you're all talking about.

                Love your pics.

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                • So you're doing the tater thing? How long for?

                  Edited to add: I adore butternut (pumpkin, we call it) squash. I would be eating that everyday, I love it roasted with butter and skin left on, it has a delicious nutty flavour. Mmmmmmmm....
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                  • I would say there is no 'try' with that squash. She ate it!

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                    • Originally posted by Suse View Post
                      I'm so glad you feel "content" in your new house. It's such a lovely feeling. The very first time I came to my house, looking to rent a room, I just felt at home. And I've never left... I ended up buying the house off the landlord. It will be a sad day indeed if and when we ever sell up and move somewhere else.
                      I'm starting to understand how nice it is.

                      Originally posted by Suse View Post
                      I'll have to get back to the boards to find out about this tater experiment you're all talking about.

                      Love your pics.
                      It's in the Nutrition Discussions
                      Thanks

                      Originally posted by NourishedEm View Post
                      So you're doing the tater thing? How long for?
                      I guess I am
                      Until I have a weak moment
                      So, like possibly, anytime...
                      'cause NO fat is, like, YUCK!

                      Originally posted by NourishedEm View Post
                      Edited to add: I adore butternut (pumpkin, we call it) squash. I would be eating that everyday, I love it roasted with butter and skin left on, it has a delicious nutty flavour. Mmmmmmmm....
                      Oh, sure! Tease me with roasted buttered squash while I'm trying to do the Tater thing!!

                      So what do you call pumpkins?? (the big round orange things we carve into Jack o Lanterns) like these:


                      on my front porch:


                      Originally posted by Sabine View Post
                      I would say there is no 'try' with that squash. She ate it!
                      Last edited by winencandy; 10-18-2012, 11:15 AM. Reason: added photos
                      "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
                      "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
                      "Moderation sucks." Suse
                      "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
                      "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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                      • Swinging by briefly to say hi. Skunks, raccoons, and TICKS? AAAGH! I think the first two out of three are cute, but I don't want them in my garage and certainly wouldn't want them around my own family.

                        As for the boxes... yeah, they'll never entirely go away. I think they breed in dark enclosed spaces, like hangers and dry pens.

                        Maybe she meant "butternut pumpkin?" See explanation here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butternut_squash

                        Front porch looks good! I like the cornstalks there. See, grain is good for something.
                        "Trust me, you will soon enter a magical land full of delicious steakflowers, with butterbacons fluttering around over the extremely rompable grass and hillsides."

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                        • Hi Jenny!

                          Originally posted by Jenny View Post
                          Swinging by briefly to say hi. Skunks, raccoons, and TICKS? AAAGH! I think the first two out of three are cute, but I don't want them in my garage and certainly wouldn't want them around my own family.
                          Yeah the wildlife can find somewhere else to live.

                          Originally posted by Jenny View Post
                          As for the boxes... yeah, they'll never entirely go away. I think they breed in dark enclosed spaces, like hangers and dry pens.
                          Nooooo!!

                          Originally posted by Jenny View Post
                          Maybe she meant "butternut pumpkin?" See explanation here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butternut_squash
                          Possibly

                          Originally posted by Jenny View Post
                          Front porch looks good! I like the cornstalks there. See, grain is good for something.
                          Thanks.
                          Yeah, grain is also good for our bank account
                          "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
                          "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
                          "Moderation sucks." Suse
                          "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
                          "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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                          • Originally posted by winencandy View Post
                            Oh, sure! Tease me with roasted buttered squash while I'm trying to do the Tater thing!!
                            I did mean butternut pumpkin, I think I said that? We call all varieties of pumpkins - pumpkin, including the jack o'lantern type, butternut, Queensland blue (which you probably call something else as well). Squash in Australia is what I think you guys call summer squash. Soft seedy things that are very watery, related to zucchini.

                            Good luck with the potato experiment.
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                            • Not to be alarmist, but do you know if your tick was a wood tick or a deer tick? Some colleagues today were discussing the significant increase in cases of lyme disease this year, in Southern ON, parts of the Maritimes, and southeast MB. Lyme disease is spread by the deer tick.
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                              • Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                                Not to be alarmist, but do you know if your tick was a wood tick or a deer tick? Some colleagues today were discussing the significant increase in cases of lyme disease this year, in Southern ON, parts of the Maritimes, and southeast MB. Lyme disease is spread by the deer tick.
                                Not sure which it was. I know it was smaller than previous ticks I've removed from the dogs. But not tiny.

                                With my luck it will be a Lyme infested deer tick...
                                "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
                                "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
                                "Moderation sucks." Suse
                                "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
                                "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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