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  • Originally posted by DCarr10760 View Post
    Hmmm, seems to me there would be something in it for him! ;-)
    Well, something other than good home cooking!

    I go to sleep for a few hours and wake up to find cooking porn in my journal! I must have that whisk, I must, I must! The pepper grinder is a bit too rich for my blood. I have a variety of peppers, love trying different peppers! They add so much flavor.

    Here I am at work. Probably will be busy, which is good!
    Last edited by Siobhan; 08-27-2013, 06:20 PM.
    My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

    "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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    • Originally posted by Siobhan View Post
      I must have that whisk, I must, I must!!
      I've got one and its fantastic.
      Female 55
      Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
      Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

      With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

      My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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      • Here I am back at work. I slept really well but couldn't relax when I got up, which makes me feel stressed. I spend way too much time cooking! Baked the chicken I put in marinade yesterday, I can report that it is wonderful. It's a good thing because I have lots of it. I had some figs, which I cut in half, drizzled with honey, olive oil, and a few grinds of pink Himalayan, added a few walnuts, baked for 20 minutes, and then ate them ALL. If you like figs, I highly recommend this. If you don't like figs, don't bother. They would also be terrific with marscapone cheese, creme fraiche, or ice cream if you eat such things. Tasted my kombucha and it is wonderful. I have two bottles with me here at work, yahoo! I get to sip homemade booch all night! I can't believe I like it as much as the storebought stuff. Possibly even better. It's not as fizzy which is to be expected, but the taste is very, very good.

        Got to work really early for some reason. Just going 100 miles an hour and not slowing down! Maybe that is what being rested does for one. I have tons of food here with me - I brought a way more stuff than I will eat over three shifts. Kinda crazy. In any case, I don't need to buy any food for awhile.
        My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

        "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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        • Just finished a bottle of my homebrew and it is perfect. Very tart and just fizzy enough. I did not put the bottles in the fridge this afternoon as it didn't seem quite ready. I'll put them away in the morning. Ginger worked out great! Also did some jump roping and some squats. I love that Russian Baby Maker Mark talked about today. Course it helps that it feels great and is easy for me. I don't know why, I'm not particularly flexible through my hips, not like some women.

          Work very busy and frustrating. Spent an hour wrestling with the computers and printers. Then went to do my med rounds and everything was all over the place. Just a mess. It really wasn't that bad but I am feeling stressed so it was a big deal in my mind. Must relax and get over it!
          My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

          "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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          • Oh, what a wonderful life coach you are. Those niman ranch andouille sausages are divine. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

            Hope your stress level drops as the evening goes on, deep breaths, happy thoughts, Cadillac mountain thoughts.

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            • They are good, aren't they? Expensive but I think they are worth it. I was eating less expensive ones, and every time I just wished I had bought the Niman Ranch sausages.

              Getting caught up here. I told the ER doc that to save time I was just going to give everyone a breathing treatment and an EKG, including the staff. Luckily he laughed!

              Had a nice hodgepodge of leftover chicken, basil leaves, blue cheese, asparagus, green bell peppers, tomatoes. Very nice although it wasn't anything you would plan on eating. Had one square of Green & Black's 85%. Did some more Russian Baby Makers.
              My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

              "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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              • Back at work! Slept great. I have cut back on my caffeine consumption. Obviously kombucha has caffeine, so I am curbing my hot tea intake to make up for that. Also have decided to continue taking Vitamin E even though the hot flashes are (crossed fingers and toes) gone. My skin, hair, and nails have never been better, and Vit E is known for being good for those, so why mess around? Also bought some cod liver oil today, in capsules. Don't think I can manage the actual oil no matter what flavor it is. The food co-op doesn't have the fermented stuff, which is supposed to be the bomb. But I'm switching from fish oil to cod liver oil - I've heard too much negative stuff about fish oil. Don't need any more PUFAs than I already get.

                My strawberry kombucha came out really, really great. Best batch ever! I still can't believe I can make stuff that is as good or better than stuff that sells for almost $4 a bottle. I spent less than $50 on equipment, which I will recoop in a month. The ongoing material costs are very low. Of course, my kitchen is now taken over by bottles, but oh well.

                This fall I am going to invest in a nice food processor. I will get rid of my extremely lame blender but keep my little chopper, which is just too useful to give away. I have my eye on one that has two sizes of bowls that will make it more practical for me.

                Nom Nom's green chicken is really good - worth the effort. The marinade is exceptionally good and could be used on all sorts of things. I'm thinking lamb, also a great dipping sauce, mixed with eggplant, on top of eggs. And of course on chicken.

                Did some exercising last night, very little, but you know what? It makes a difference. I'm making a real effort to move around more, not sit for more than a few minutes, do squats, wall pushups, jump rope. Easy stretches. Walking around in the hall. It's all good.
                My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                • Wow, almost unbelievably tired today! Slept really well, but just couldn't get up although I had some errands that needed doing. Dragged myself up and got going somehow. Also, I was quite smelly! Needed a shower! I say that because I rarely need a shower these days. I take them often, but I really don't smell anymore. Hmmm. Tired...smelly...what is the connection?

                  Sat out in the late afternoon sun about 45 minutes. Perfect day. It felt almost like food.
                  My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                  "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                  • Slept for ten hours! Ten hours! Finally got up when I had a bad dream. The cats were really mad at me, but they got over it when I got out the Party Mix.

                    Last night's dinner was carby but paleo. Made the pumpkin porridge from Practical Paleo. Very blah, I should have spiced it up a great deal more. Next time. Also I added coconut milk instead of water. I liked it, despite the blahness. Like all carby things, not very satisfying, so I had some bacon also. This morning food seems slightly disgusting, but I'm sure that will pass.

                    Watched Skyfall last night, after carefully closing all the doors and windows. I don't know why I like that film so much. Well, I do know why. I like the supporting cast, the new Q, the new M, and Judi Dench of course. Also it requires no thinking at all. I was chuckling to myself when they were doing some computer wizardry and I thought back to the past week when all three of my rovers were down with some various ailment, and the printers were offline. I roused the IT guy out of bed and spent forty-five minutes on the phone tediously trying different fixes. I guess MI6 has a different server.

                    I have been cooking with cast iron pans almost exclusively since ruined not one but two expensive nonstick pans. Actually I did not so much ruin them as they self destructed. Obviously I know how to take of these things and I don't own any metal utensils. A very expensive induction-capable frying pan that I bought thinking it would make my life easier was a pain in the ass almost from the start, and the finish developed a break, so into the recycling it went. (I don't actually know if it can be recycled.) I dragged out the cast iron, oiled them up, and have been using them with no problem. I just have to remember to keep the heat really, really low because they heat up like nobody's business. I am thinking I will go look at a cast iron dutch oven, something I can boil stuff in. I have a converter plate so I can use regular pans, but they take forever. Luckily cast iron cooking pans are very cheap.

                    Is the cod liver oil making me smell? The pits are kinda smelly this morning. Will I adjust to it? Definitely don't want to smell like cod liver oil.
                    My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                    "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                    • Originally posted by Siobhan View Post
                      Slept for ten hours! Ten hours! Finally got up when I had a bad dream. The cats were really mad at me, but they got over it when I got out the Party Mix.

                      Last night's dinner was carby but paleo. Made the pumpkin porridge from Practical Paleo. Very blah, I should have spiced it up a great deal more. Next time. Also I added coconut milk instead of water. I liked it, despite the blahness. Like all carby things, not very satisfying, so I had some bacon also. This morning food seems slightly disgusting, but I'm sure that will pass.

                      Watched Skyfall last night, after carefully closing all the doors and windows. I don't know why I like that film so much. Well, I do know why. I like the supporting cast, the new Q, the new M, and Judi Dench of course. Also it requires no thinking at all. I was chuckling to myself when they were doing some computer wizardry and I thought back to the past week when all three of my rovers were down with some various ailment, and the printers were offline. I roused the IT guy out of bed and spent forty-five minutes on the phone tediously trying different fixes. I guess MI6 has a different server.

                      I have been cooking with cast iron pans almost exclusively since ruined not one but two expensive nonstick pans. Actually I did not so much ruin them as they self destructed. Obviously I know how to take of these things and I don't own any metal utensils. A very expensive induction-capable frying pan that I bought thinking it would make my life easier was a pain in the ass almost from the start, and the finish developed a break, so into the recycling it went. (I don't actually know if it can be recycled.) I dragged out the cast iron, oiled them up, and have been using them with no problem. I just have to remember to keep the heat really, really low because they heat up like nobody's business. I am thinking I will go look at a cast iron dutch oven, something I can boil stuff in. I have a converter plate so I can use regular pans, but they take forever. Luckily cast iron cooking pans are very cheap.

                      Is the cod liver oil making me smell? The pits are kinda smelly this morning. Will I adjust to it? Definitely don't want to smell like cod liver oil.
                      I have been taking Green Pasture's Blue Ice fermented cod liver oil for a long time and haven't had a problem with it. I like this deodorant Amazon.com: Dr. Hauschka by Dr. Hauschka Deodorant Fresh Roll-On--/1.7OZ - Body Care: Health & Personal Care
                      I get it cheaper at a little store down the street from me, still pricey but great stuff, and no aluminum.

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                      • I've been looking for Green Pasture's fermented locally but haven't found it yet, although the co-op will probably order it for me if I ask. Of course I can just order it myself, but I would prefer to find a local source.

                        I used to use Dr. Hauschka products, absolutely loved them, but ai-yi-yi, the price! Looking at the ingredient list, however, I think I can make my own...

                        Hot here today! A/C is cranked!

                        The Sugar Dragon chased me around and finally caught me. I had a coconut macaroon AND a pumpkin whoopie pie (both gluten-free). Feeling slightly nauseated now, and no wonder!

                        Have been looking at kitty condo/scratching post thingys. The one I have is completely ruined - sisal is unwound, dangerous looking threads all over. Parts of it are now bare cardboard. I guess you could say we got our money's worth. BW Cat is sleeping on the battered remains right now. I found a couple of possibilities, but didn't buy anything yet.
                        My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                        "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                        • Ck this out on eBay.. Free shipping and you can offer less!!!
                          New Cat Tree Condo Post Cat Scratcher Kitty Tower Toy Pet Furniture | eBay
                          Amazon may have them very reasonable too.

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                          • Wow, that is a great deal! I haven't found anything as good on Amazon. I almost ordered one this afternoon, but now I am glad I didn't. I will probably get that one - just have to do some measuring. How do they manage that price and free shipping also?

                            Had to sleep this afternoon - probably a sugar crash! Yikes. Oh well. Done and done.

                            Got a really pretty little silver ring with a carnelian in it at a craft show. I love buying stuff from the actual person who made it. A very nice older man who is very much interested in the history of jewelry-making (untold centuries) and being an artisan. He said that sometimes he imagines he is selling his pieces at a medieval fair, and it probably wouldn't be all that different.

                            Enjoying my kombucha! I have enough to last until my next batch is ready (I think).
                            My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                            "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                            • What we do, to make the kitty tower more stable, is have Home Depot or Lowe's cut a piece of plywood, 3/4 or 1 inch thick, about 4-5 inches wider than the tower all the way around and screw the tower to the middle of the plywood. The cats won't be able to tilt it or make it fall over completely when they're playing. Maybe the ex can help or that kindly old gent who takes your money each month, or one of your guy friends at the hospital who might have a drill.

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                              • Yes, I will need to anchor it to something. I want to get something set up for the cooler weather, when I will have the French doors shut, and of course they need it for exercise. Stability is a big factor with three large very active cats.

                                Sunday morning and I am all ready for church. Don't know if there is summer choir this morning. Waiting for landlord to appear in driveway if there is, I can ask him.

                                Ate very well after my fall into a vat of goodies yesterday afternoon. I zoodled up a summer squash and cooked it with the last of my green chicken. It was very good and very filling also. Had a green salad with that, and a bit of kombucha.

                                Cats are very, very interested in one of my closets. Oh dear. I don't want to know.

                                Last night I thoroughly scrubbed my grubby little bathroom. It was nice to wake up to a sparkling necessary room. It won't last, of course. That is one thing about cheap fixtures, they just don't stay clean. The faucets and seams get all gunky very quickly. And they just don't ever look very nice.
                                Last edited by Siobhan; 09-01-2013, 06:02 AM.
                                My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                                "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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