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  • Sabine, you can freeze white wine. Thats what I do with leftovers (we don't drink white wine. Only red). Just freeze them in ice cube trays!
    My Journal: Candy in Primal Wonderland
    My Blog: Candy in Wonderland
    Goal for 2012: keep weight steady (+/- 74 kg): check
    Goal for 2013: lose 10 kg and keep new weight (+/- 65 kg)

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    • Wow, I didn't know that about white wine. That would be great for saving leftovers for future recipes.

      I got the fresh tarragon at my local grocery store (which is well-stocked, but not THOROUGH, if you know what I mean), with no difficulty. Forgot to look for the marsala wine, which is a few recipes down the line.

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      • Getting things done

        After reading about them on Honeybuns journal, I looked up the cream cheese clouds on the LCHF Recipe group, and whipped up a batch this afternoon. A success all around. Everyone liked them. I just scooped with spoons this time, but if I make them again I will get out the piping bag and get fancy.

        Oh, and my project update. Can't remember where I left off last time, but here's what I did in the second calendar week of the year:
        Sewed a bag from scraps.
        Hand-quilted a leaf table runner.
        Fixed a very scary problem with a chunk of text on the computer- THREE HOURS!
        Cut a felt liner for the car coin tray.
        Embroidered a signature block.
        Finished twining a rug.

        I have kept up with my schedule, and even finished a couple of extra embroidered signature blocks that aren't being counted in my one-a-day(with Sundays off) plan.

        Next month I am going on a retreat, and am planning on four larger projects to finish. I will have one 9-hour day, 2 12-hour days, and one 6-hour day to work on things. I have three things chosen so far: some hand-applique, a top to quilt, and a MASSIVE stack of denim squares to turn into a picnic quilt. We go out to the park every Fourth of July, and I would like to be able to spread out this quilt that I have been planning for five YEARS. Denim squares cut from our old jeans, backed by red bandana-patterned cotton.

        I need to get back to walking. I have gotten stiff from all my lying around and taking it easy. But it is so cold outside! *whimper* I might have to resort to some indoor exercise tapes. Ugh. My Honey gave me a massage this evening, which helps, but I am such a massage hog. No matter how long he goes, I always want more. I should save up some of my sashimi money and spring for a professional massage. I haven't had one since our income went south.

        Tomorrow I am meeting with a friend to watch the first two episodes of Downton Abbey, Season 3. Squee! I will be bringing a felt-embroidery project which has been calling to me for a year and a half. I have my doubts whether I can finish it in three hours, though, so I better look around for something quick to do that can be my back-up project....Nothing is coming to mind. I need to dig out my list. So far I have just been winging it, grabbing things that present themselves easily.

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        • Need to do the tracking thing

          Yesterday:

          Up at 5:30

          7:00 greens gratin

          12:00 2 plates sashimi
          1/2C rice
          1C seaweed salad
          1C creme brulee

          6:00 lamb meatballs in pesto
          1/2C lemon rice
          1C broccoli
          2 cream cheese clouds

          Water: some
          Walking: none

          Bed at 8:30

          Right now I am making the bearnaise sauce, reducing the wine and vinegar with the shallot and tarragon. It smells FANTASTIC, and I am getting hungrier by the minute. I am going to have it on top of my eggs and greens this morning, and again with a beef patty for lunch.

          Last year I had a notepad with a page for each day. I kept my to-do list on it, reminders, and my meals/water/walking. I did not find a similar one for this year, and it has really cut into my day's organization. I've got to find something that will be convenient to keep on the counter. Unfortunately, Mark's journal doesn't do it for me. I guess I am fussy with how I like my list set up. Must stop by a store today and do some serious looking.

          I'll be walking at the gym tonight. I feel good knowing that is planned.

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          • Sabine, I get fussy with some of the workout logs that are out there. They only go but so far! I completely understand the need to have it the way you want it.

            How's it going?
            Don't let nobody try and take your soul. You're the original . --Switchfoot- The Original

            GW: 135 SW: 156.8 CW: 156.8

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            • I'm feeling pretty good with having a regular routine down. I have been lurking on the 'MOAR Fat' thread, with the idea of going that way. I think my sauce decision(to go through the book and have sauce on meat or fish for my lunches) was partly prompted by the idea that it would be an easy way to try out a higher fat percentage without getting all mathematical on myself.

              I am just finished with my breakfast, and the bearnaise was tasty. I like the vinegar tang to it. I think it will taste just as good on my beef patty this afternoon. I am making it ahead of time, to take to my friend's house. PPPPPP, after all!

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              • Originally posted by Sabine View Post
                Last year I had a notepad with a page for each day. I kept my to-do list on it, reminders, and my meals/water/walking. I did not find a similar one for this year, and it has really cut into my day's organization. I've got to find something that will be convenient to keep on the counter. Unfortunately, Mark's journal doesn't do it for me. I guess I am fussy with how I like my list set up. Must stop by a store today and do some serious looking.
                Maybe this site will have something you're interested in? A little secret - you can download some of the books for free b/c they screwed up and have the password for some of them in the pictures/samples of the books online. The ones I downloaded for free are The Health History, Lifedoc, and the Valuables. Let me know if you're interested in those. I have the passwords.

                I need to go back through their store and see if there's anything they've added that I'd like. I'm the queen of organizational attemps.

                oopsie, forgot the link: Help Getting Organized | Get Organized with Organizational Tips from Buttoned Up | Featured | Buttoned Up
                Primal since March 5, 2012
                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                • Here's a printable diet and exercise log: Tool: Free Printable Diet & Exercise Worksheet Buttoned Up
                  Primal since March 5, 2012
                  SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                  • I found a notebook that I think will work. A page per day, which is the most important thing for me.

                    The bearnaise was just as good served cold. I will finish off today with trying it on salmon. Tomorrow I will do horseradish sauce, which of course cries out for a nice, thick steak. My freezer can oblige.

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                    • I am so excited to get this book after all your talk of sauces! Your mention of the bearnaise sauce again and my tummy growled! lol
                      Primal since March 5, 2012
                      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                      • It really is a very cool book.

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                        • Okay, a journal helps

                          I love that Mark's post yesterday has 5 pages of comments. It really struck a chord. Today, I will climb something.

                          As for yesterday, I managed to write down most of it:

                          Up at 5:30

                          9:30 2 eggs with
                          greens gratin and bearnaise sauce

                          3:00 beef patty
                          bearnaise sauce
                          4 cream cheese clouds, hereafter to be referred to as 'clouds'

                          7:30 salmon patty with
                          bearnaise sauce
                          1 slice of mozzarella/prosciutto roll-up

                          Water: 7 glasses
                          Walking: 45"

                          Bed at 8:30

                          I also did a little stretching at the gym, and loosened up my hips a bit. I'm foolishly proud that I can still put my hands flat to the floor when I bend over (legs straight).

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                          • Did not eat in time this morning, and set myself up for a FAIL. Luckily, I used my noggin, and ate some pork rinds with sour cream before and 2 clouds after, and managed to convince both my brain and stomach that I was satisfied. (Which I was, but sometimes my body doesn't get the message and goes prowling.)

                            Having a lovely morning, cooking, and working on projects. I think I have figured out where this back pain is coming from- too much driving. My morning routine has drastically altered this semester, and with the bad weather calling for rides to work for Honey, I have been spending more time than usual in the car. I need to remember to stretch.

                            On the ticket for today: a new batch of greens gratin, some shakshuka (!), coco-chocs with macadamias for the road trip this weekend, banana bread for the family, patties for the dogs, and horseradish sauce. The last got delayed due to my late breakfast. I HAD to fry up some fish and scarf it down quickly (plus delaying tactics- see above) and could positively, absolutely NOT wait to make sauce and let the flavors meld. Screw that! I was HUNGRY!

                            Please, please, let me remember to be gracious, and grateful. Some people are there to be examples of what NOT to do, right? I just hope I'm not one of them, too. It is easy to be oblivious of your own faults.

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                            • MERCY!

                              Watch out when you are grating the horseradish! That stuff is intense!

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                              • Originally posted by Candy in Wonderland View Post
                                Sabine, you can freeze white wine. Thats what I do with leftovers (we don't drink white wine. Only red). Just freeze them in ice cube trays!
                                Leftover wine??????

                                Originally posted by Sabine View Post
                                Having a lovely morning, cooking, and working on projects.
                                I'm impressed with the amount of projects you've been doing.
                                Perhaps I need to adopt your goal...
                                "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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