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  • Wow - been gone all weekend and there has been a LOT happening here!

    @Pedidoc - I'm SO sorry to hear about your dog. It does really hurt to say goodbye to our little 4 legged friends. We've had to put down 2 in the past 6 months. Zeus (4 year old Basset) has hip dysplasia, so we're not sure how long he's going to hold out. I do hope it doesn't hurt for too long.

    Looks like a lot of discussion about aging/failing parents. I can relate. MIL is starting to do all kinds of weird things. She's 88. Her oldest son has moved back in with her to keep an eye on her and do the housework and cooking. But she is starting to say things that didn't happen. Over the weekend she saw a few of us talking and told her oldest son that we were all talking about another family member - which we weren't. She is nearly blind and about 70% deaf, so I know she wasn't able to hear anything we were saying - but in her mind we were talking badly about someone. She's been doing this a lot over the past 6 months. Its really hard to see happen.

    Sometimes I think I will be glad when this stage of life is over - but then there is always another stage (be it good or bad) waiting on the other side. Life is just hard sometimes.
    1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
    2. Eat to heal
    3. Move to live
    4. Embrace today
    5. Live with intention
    6. Respect my body
    7. Cultivate joy
    8. Find my passion
    9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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    • boy - that discussion on caring for aging parents was depressing! Lets talk about something a bit more uplifting............. HUM - right now all I can think about is watermelon. Watermelon is loaded with sugar - but when I eat it it makes me happy. Probably because when I was a little girl, my grandparents would always have watermelon for us - and grammie would slice it up and send up out to the front porch to eat it. My sister and I would see who could spit the seeds the farthest! We'd end up all sticky and gooey from the juices dripping down our arms, then grammie would turn on the sprinkler and we'd run through the water and get all clean. My grammie and granddad were the saving grace in my childhood - they were everything good and happy and fun. I miss them very much!
      1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
      2. Eat to heal
      3. Move to live
      4. Embrace today
      5. Live with intention
      6. Respect my body
      7. Cultivate joy
      8. Find my passion
      9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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      • Just bought some fiddleheads, frying them up in bacon fat as I type this. Almost had a heart attack at the checkout ($10.99!!!!!!!), but hey, it's a new veggie to try and it's only in season for a short while and super-hard to find, so I decided it was worth buying it. Once I try them plain, I plan to try an Emeril recipe for a fiddlehead/wild mushroom ragout, it's actually primal. I'll post it here if it turns out good.

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        • That's funny - I was just thinking how the issue with aging parents/spouses was a bit off topic, but then I realized that, at our ages, it's a big chunk of our lives and nothing to be avoided. But I digress...

          The one thing I've found about being middle-aged is that I have to keep a youthful mindset and not consider myself "too old" for anything. It's not always easy (parent health issues, my own concussions, work woes) but it seems to keep me younger, both physically and mentally. I'm still keeping up with the 20-something men at work.
          Durp.

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          • Originally posted by EyeOfRound View Post
            Just bought some fiddleheads, frying them up in bacon fat as I type this. Almost had a heart attack at the checkout ($10.99!!!!!!!), but hey, it's a new veggie to try and it's only in season for a short while and super-hard to find, so I decided it was worth buying it. Once I try them plain, I plan to try an Emeril recipe for a fiddlehead/wild mushroom ragout, it's actually primal. I'll post it here if it turns out good.
            Fiddleheads!
            If you don't LOVE them... well... that's just crazy talk!
            We just don't get them down here... I grew up picking them from the borders and beds around our farm as a kid. And Morels.
            April was a good month in TN.
            “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
            ~Friedrich Nietzsche
            And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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            • I drank the kefir, all of it- so hungry but feel fine and happy & plan to eat like a maniac all summer long. Constipated as usual and hope it's not the coconut oil- that stuff is really working for me, I'm waking up early with so much energy.

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              • try some magnesium for the constipation --- or just a little Epsom Salts in a glass of warm water. It works like a charm.
                1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                2. Eat to heal
                3. Move to live
                4. Embrace today
                5. Live with intention
                6. Respect my body
                7. Cultivate joy
                8. Find my passion
                9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                • Okay - whats a fiddlehead? Never heard of it............. going to google it.

                  Edit: This is what I found........
                  Fiddleheads can prove a delightful addition to any locavore’s diet, if, that is, the curled ferns are cooked properly.

                  Seven cases of illness associated with eating fiddleheads have been reported by residents to Toronto Public Health since the beginning of May, spokeswoman Kris Scheuer said. One case involved a family of four.

                  Raw or undercooked fiddleheads have been known to sporadically cause unpleasant symptoms of food poisoning since 1994, according to Health Canada. The symptoms typically last for less than a day.

                  Only a few people have been affected, but their temporary sickness serves as a reminder to the public to wash and cook the seasonal greens carefully and not to eat them raw, Scheuer said.

                  “It’s not that you’ll always get ill, we just sent out the message to reduce the likelihood,” she said.

                  The growing season for the ostrich fern sprouts is short, lasting from about the end of April till mid-June. The ferns grow in Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes and are typically picked from the wild.

                  It’s not known why the spiralled veggies, nicknamed after their violinlike appearance, can make people ill. Scientists haven’t been able to trace any particular toxin to fiddleheads, according to Health Canada, so it’s up to chefs to cook them properly.

                  When done right, they’re delicious, healthy and popular among foodies. They taste similar to spinach or asparagus, and have twice as many antioxidants as blueberries, according to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada research.

                  Health Canada recommends washing fiddleheads several times in cold water and removing as much of the papery, brown husk as possible. Then, steam them for 10 to 12 minutes, or boil for 15.

                  Get rid of the water afterward.

                  Make sure you cook them right...........
                  Last edited by tomi; 05-31-2012, 09:02 PM.
                  1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                  2. Eat to heal
                  3. Move to live
                  4. Embrace today
                  5. Live with intention
                  6. Respect my body
                  7. Cultivate joy
                  8. Find my passion
                  9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                  • Originally posted by tomi View Post
                    Okay - whats a fiddlehead? Never heard of it............. going to google it.
                    Fiddleheads are the immature, still coiled, leaves of Ostrich ferns.
                    Thus they are a seasonal treat... only available when the ferns first begin to unfurl in the spring.
                    At home in TN fiddlehead season is concurrent with morel season, or at least a good degree of overlap.
                    Delicious! And delicious together too!
                    Like delicate asparagus... but greener.

                    Next you all have to have a go at eating daylilys. Usually just before they open. YUM!
                    “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
                    ~Friedrich Nietzsche
                    And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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                    • Originally posted by EyeOfRound View Post
                      Just bought some fiddleheads, frying them up in bacon fat as I type this. Almost had a heart attack at the checkout ($10.99!!!!!!!), but hey, it's a new veggie to try and it's only in season for a short while and super-hard to find, so I decided it was worth buying it. Once I try them plain, I plan to try an Emeril recipe for a fiddlehead/wild mushroom ragout, it's actually primal. I'll post it here if it turns out good.
                      Yum. I lucked out this year. Car Salesman Son came home with a bag that a customer sold him for just $1.50.

                      Tomi, it's not at all hard to cook them properly. I've never had any trouble. Boil them for five minutes and serve with garlic butter. Yum! Still, I don't know that I would be willing to spend 11 bucks on them.

                      Ostrich ferns grow and spread like weeds. Anybody with a shady corner could probably grow their own.
                      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.
                      - Lewis Mumford

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                      • Rant about guys. So this guy I've been seeing texted me yesterday morning asking what I was doing for the next 2 days, I just told him doing stuff around the house (I'm off work this week). He's like, "I can come help you tonight." I was like, SUH-weet! Told him I'd make him dinner as a reward and then did absolutely nothing around the house for the rest of the day. He texted me at 5 pm saying he wasn't sure when he'd be done work for the evening, I told him it was fine and just to let me know when he gets off.

                        Finally at 8 PM, I'm like, "Uhhh, are you coming or what?" He's telling me he's at some work dinner and doesn't know when it'll be done.

                        Eventually, he texted me at 11:30 (after I already went to bed) saying they got super-drunk and he was in no condition to drive (I personally found it preposterous he still thought I'd wanna see him at that time!). I just texted him back thanking him for wasting my evening, to which he said that they have these dinners every month and it doesn't normally take this long and that he's sorry.

                        SO.PISSED.OFF.

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                        • If a guy I was dating did that (any more than once in a blue moon) I would toss him back in the pond and keep fishing.

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                          • Ugh. Maybe he's been reading those "pickup artist" books that recommend treating women like shit to make them interested in you?

                            Like "The Rules", I am eternally boggled that anyone thinks this crap is healthy in the long-term.
                            Steph
                            My Primal Meanderings

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                            • Ostrich ferns grow and spread like weeds. Anybody with a shady corner could probably grow their own.
                              I am planning to plant some next year, once I have a side of the walkout stripped off grass & can extend the 'shade bed' up the slope. ATM, my shade bed get blasted by a few hours of afternoon sun, when it hurts, so ferns die. (Sigh).
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                              When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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                              • There's a good success story today, June 1, 2012. Sort of the flip-side of obesity this time around.
                                Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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