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  • Mmmmm I need to hunt me down some goat. Goat gosht. *mops up saliva* Sorry
    Oh, to be back near...how can I phrase it.... popular areas to conclude immigration

    Your clafouti looks well cute, mine rose like a soufflé and promptly got scorched loving the simplicity though.

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    • I don't think I whipped mine enough. It rose some, but never really puffed up. It has more of a quiche texture than a clafouti texture. Still good. That and I'm not sure what baking it in a cast iron skillet did to the risabilty....
      I gotta admit, living in West Texas has it's perks, foodwise. If it's something the natives from Texas, Mexico, the Oklahoma panhandle, the Gulf, or New Mexico eat, it's available. There's nothing like being able to ask for chicaronnes instead of chips at your local Tex- Mex joint, eating true barbecue (complete with smoke ring) just up the street, telling a steakhouse you want your steak ultra-rare ("show the cow an unlit match") and watching them oblige (not me, a friend), having a farmers market where goat cheese, goat meat, loads of veggies, and grass fed beef are considered a "small" market, and herbs grow like weeds once planted. Oh yeah, I ain't movin'.
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      Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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      • 1. Eat lots of animals, insects and plants.
        L. 1/3 apple berry clafouti
        D: 3 oz sirloin, 1 cherry tomato, 1/8 bell pepper, 1 c steamed broccoli w/ 2 tbsp butter, 1.5 romaine, 1 tbsp caesar dressing, 1 tbsp parmesan
        Treat: Venti whole milk chai latte
        Dessert: 6 oz nonfat (grrr) greek yogurt w/ 2 tbsp choc chips and 1 walnut.

        2. Move around a lot at a slow pace.
        Walked to health food shop and back for castile soap, about a mile.

        3. Lift heavy things.
        Nope.

        4. Run really fast every once in a while.
        Sprinting across an arterial street and two minor collector streets.

        5. Get lots of sleep.
        12 hrs

        6. Play.
        Nothing physical. LAN gamed for 4 hrs with my husband and friends.

        7. Get some sunlight everyday:
        2000 IU Vit D + walk to and from store.
        8. Avoid trauma.
        That's why I sprinted across the arterial.

        9. Avoid poisonous things.
        Aside from the sugar, yes.

        10. Use your mind
        Trying to beat the AI in 40K on insane on the hardest map. Those freaking invisible Eldar are irritating. That and trying to wrap my mind around how the guys (the aforementioned friends) think. There's some wacky shit up there....
        Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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        • 1. Eat lots of animals, insects and plants.
          D: 6 oz slow cooked brisket w/ 6 tbsp salsa
          Dessert: (Husband's birthday) 1/6 8" round cake chocolate fudge and 1/2 c butter pecan ice cream

          2. Move around a lot at a slow pace.
          Not much.

          3. Lift heavy things.
          Lifted a 30 lb kid several times and a 50 lb kid 5-6 times.

          4. Run really fast every once in a while.
          Playing tag variants with a nearly 6- yo for 15 min.

          5. Get lots of sleep.
          9 hrs

          6. Play.
          Played on a playground and several variation of tag for 1 hrs.

          7. Get some sunlight everyday:
          Playground for an hour.
          8. Avoid trauma.
          Not counting the minute splinter, yes.

          9. Avoid poisonous things.
          No, but chocolate poison was tasty.

          10. Use your mind
          Trying to decipher a 5 going on 8 yo's mind, dredging up old elementary school games from memory and making them slightly more PC.
          Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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          • I'm running a few experiments on myself: I picked up some of the Dr. Brommer's castile soap (almond) and have been using that with scrubby gloves. It seems to work really well, I rather like it. It's also a REALLY faint scent, which I love. I've also started using coconut oil in place of lotion, which works amazingly well, with the added bonus of a faint toasted coconut smell. I also started brushing my teeth without toothpaste, which seems to be helping with not only the sensitivity, but how clean they feel as well. I still use my tongue scraper, so I'm not concerned about bad breath. My husband has also commented that he likes the way things have changed anyways. My hair seems to really like only being washed once/ twice a week and not using hair ties (I bought two pronged hair stick at the Ren fair and use it.) I actually don't even have to use conditioner any more.
            I'm not stressing about my boss's boss either. The nature of the beast is that he'll hang himself by his own noose or relent to to rushing stream of a busy federally controlled department. His choice, I don't care which. Either way works and he's not fucking with me right now.
            Had two slices of cake and some ice cream last night and paid the price. My stomach let me know right after the second slice that it was unwelcome, irregular, and what- the- hell- is- this- shit? Nothing came up, but it was rather uncomfortable. The cake didn't even taste that great. The frosting was damn tasty, but the cake was kinda bland with a chocolate aftertaste. The ice cream was sweet with an undertone of butter pecan and an aftertaste of chemical (I think it was preservatives, didn't taste like diet.) I may take some berries and whipped heaven to my niece's birthday party so I can avoid the cake.
            Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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            • 1. Eat lots of animals, insects and plants.
              L. 2.5 c field greens, 4 grape toms, 4 cuke slices, 4 bell pepper rings, 1 tbsp cheddar, 1 tbsp asiago, 1 tbsp feta, 1 cup chix, 2 hb eggs, 2 tbsp walnuts, pecan, dried cranberries, and raisins, 4 broccoli florets, 2 slices bacon, 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp balsamic.
              D: 1/2 lb beef, 2/6 avocado, 1 slice swiss, 2 tbsp pickled jalapeno, 3 slices bacon, 1/2 c broccoli, 3.5 cheesesticks.


              2. Move around a lot at a slow pace.
              not much

              3. Lift heavy things.
              Nope.

              4. Run really fast every once in a while.
              nope

              5. Get lots of sleep.
              5

              6. Play.
              Had plans, mother nature had others. nope

              7. Get some sunlight everyday:
              See above.
              8. Avoid trauma.
              Yep

              9. Avoid poisonous things.
              Aside from the cheese stick coating, yes.

              10. Use your mind
              Felt fuzzy foggy headed all day. Couldn't concentrate. Had energy, just couldn't concentrate on anything. May sack out here in a bit. I'm OUT of it....
              Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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              • Laziness should be a PB prerequisite. I would rock that shit.
                "The penis is the male animal-flower, a soft-firm dildo, a warm dream."
                -Raymond Peat, PhD

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                • Dr. found the nodule on the thyroid today. Ultrasound tomorrow.
                  IF'd until 4. Ate 1 Babybel, 1 slice pepperjack, 1 slice muenster. Took a nap.
                  Woke up, tried to eat
                  2 c mustard greens, 1 tbsp butter, 2 tbsp coconut oil, 1/3 lb chorizo, 2 egg, 1/2 avocado. Got maybe a quarter of it down.
                  Ate 1/2 c chocolate butter pecan ice cream
                  Ate 1 apple, 2 tbsp dark chocolate, 1 tbsp cinnamon, 1 tbsp walnut oil, 1 walnut.
                  Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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                  • W00t! I have officially absorbed a function that was previously my boss's. I am now officially the stormwater flooding contact person. Translation: If a street, alley, lot, home, or area floods that the city was previously unaware of, it's my job to inspect it and take the requisite corrective action. Add that to my standard duties, and I am the drainage/ flood engineer for the City. It's exactly what I wanted to do when I graduated college. Next step: my PE license. After that, I'm gunning for my boss's job, either here or in another city.
                    Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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                    • It's officially summer: My car's an oven, my office is frigid, my coconut oil is warm liquid, and I've kicked over to summer eating.
                      I generally eat less during the summer, which makes it ridiculously easy to IF 24 hr. During the other 3 seasons of West TX (green [lasts 3 weeks], winter, and pecan) I generally eat lunch, but during the summer, I find if I eat lunch, I don't want dinner.
                      Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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                      • Fell off the wagon yesterday. Half a pint of Ben & Jerry's cheesecake brownie, 1/4 blueberry scone and 3/4 low fat berry coffeecake, 2/3 venti chai latte (turned out too sweet, bleah) and a primal dinner, at least. 2 c chopped mustard greens, 1 zuke, 1/2 carrot, 1/2 red bell pepper, 1/2 lb skirt steak, 1/2 onion, 1/2 head garlic, 3 tbsp toasted sesame oil.
                        Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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                        • 1. Eat lots of animals, insects and plants.
                          L: carne asado, 1/2 c iceberg, 1/2 tomato
                          D: Sashimi salad: 1/2 lb salmon, 3/8 lb ahi tuna loin, 2 c spring mix, 3 tbsp matchsticked ginger, 1/2 jalapeno, 2 tbsp sesame oil, rice vinegar, 1/2 tsp soy sauce, 3 tbsp wasabi, 1 clove garlic, 1/4 c fresh basil.
                          Drink: 20 oz green tea, 24 oz oz Earl Grey

                          2. Move around a lot at a slow pace.
                          not much

                          3. Lift heavy things.
                          Nope.

                          4. Run really fast every once in a while.
                          nope

                          5. Get lots of sleep.
                          5

                          6. Play.
                          nope

                          7. Get some sunlight everyday:
                          too bad driving doesn't count :/
                          8. Avoid trauma.
                          Yep

                          9. Avoid poisonous things.
                          yep

                          10. Use your mind
                          Did actual design work on the job and juggled politics, so yeah.
                          Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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                          • Yesterday was a 20% day, complete with grains. 2 donuts, 3 garlic butter rolls, and 1/3 plate of shrimp fradiarolla at a local Italian joint.
                            Consequences:
                            Gassiness
                            depression making threats to return
                            more antisocial (the latter two may have something to do with PMS though)
                            More PMS cramping than ever had before

                            Notes:
                            The donuts were ok. I honestly think a baked sweet potato w/ chocolate, blueberries, and cinnamon butter would've tasted better. I guess that means my tastes really have changed.
                            The fradiarolla would have been perfectly primal with zuke noodles and tasted much better. The pasta just lacked so much. It was just a vehicle with no flavor of its own. This place does pick up, so next time I crave it, I may do take out w/ just the sauce and make some zuke noodles.
                            The garlic bread is a specialty of this place and definitely something I have missed. Although I noticed the texture of the bread, all I really tasted or wanted was the garlic butter and the chewiness. I might see if garlic butter parmesan almond flour drops would have similar texture. Intersperse the flavor throughout, maybe do a variation on Batty's butter balls instead of almond flour. That doesn't solve the chewiness factor though. IDK. I'll figure something out.
                            Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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                            • Hey folks who generally read my journal:
                              Y'all know I'm a civil engineer by trade, that I work for a city in West TX. Y'all know that I made my husband costume for the renaissance faire in Waxahachie and alter my own clothing. I have made several alterations for friends and family on past, usually easy stuff like hemmimg, shortening, and buttons. I'm thinking about starting an alterations business outta my home. Not just for folks around my neighborhood and area, but I'm thinking about extending my business towards the people on these boards. Start small, work my way outward. I have an idea as to how to do mail- order alterations, but it's still a fledgling. Do y'all think something like that would take off, or should I stay local?
                              Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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                              • Ignoring the fail that was this weekend, starting again.
                                Lunch was tortilla soup, no tortillas, no chips, lime water.
                                Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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