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    Got any tips for preparing kale? That's a veggie I'm not used to.
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    I cut out the ribs, wash the greens thoroughly, then put them in a big pot with the water that is clinging to them, plus just a little more, and steam them until they are wilted, stirring once to flip the top greens to the bottom of the pot. Then I add stock, and simmer two hours(yes, I like 'em limp), topping up the stock as needed. The last half hour I add an onion I have chopped and sauteed with two pieces of bacon.
    We usually have these with dinner one night, and then I eat the leftovers with my morning eggs for a few days. Yum.

    Oh, and look up the recipe for kale chips in the recipe forum. Those have a decided charm.
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    Thanks. I will try that, although I might not go the full two hours...
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    A delicate blossom

    I'm not much of a coffee person, but when you meet people at Starbucks, common courtesy dictates you buy SOMETHING.

    Lately, that's been a bottle of their water, or a package of their nuts. Today, I decided to get an iced decaf. I knew I would be sitting, chatting for a bit, and a cool drink sounded like just the thing. I brought my own stevia and heavy whipping cream, and made sure to specify DECAF.

    I am about as uncaffeinated person as you can find. I had received caffeinated coffee by accident a time or two, and had the jitters for HOURS. We were chatting about the fact that I brought my own cream, and I am certain he gave me decaf because of the way he acknowledged my order. And yet, an hour and a half later, I am bouncing off the walls.

    Decaf does have a LITTLE caffeine. I haven't had even decaf since I went primal. Have I become so sensitive that even that small amount of caffeine has got me going?!? Apparently so.

    Well, I'm going to take advantage of all this energy (or whatever it is) to do some chores.

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    sabine do you drink tea of any kind? that has caffeine too...just curious.
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    I drink a decaffeinated herbal based tea- Good Earth Original Sweet and Spicy. When I have accidentally had the caffeinated version, I sure can feel it.

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    and made sure to specify DECAF.
    That is heresy!!!
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    lol~your even more sensitive than I am! I can have caffeine only in the AM and thats it!!

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    Up until 11! Heretic that I am.

    The jitters wore off by 5:00, but I was up until 11! I am almost hoping I DID get caffeinated, because to have that kind of reaction from decaf, is ridiculous. Not going to try it again, soon, in any case. I'll stick to their bottled water. Although, how hard is it to have a recycling bin next to the trash bin? Hmmm?

    In addition to staying up until 11, I slept on the sofa, because my honey was wheezing so loudly. I am pretty sure it is from the package of snack cakes he polished off over the last three days. Although fit and very strong from his daily biking to work, weekend sports, and weekly workouts(he can lift super-duper heavy things!) he has a belly, and it has been getting bigger. I don't say anything: he knows it, he knows what causes it, he's an adult, I wouldn't want comments about MY weight, etc. But about this, I might say something. Why should I have to sleep on the sofa because of his snack cake attack?

    The dogs were somewhat confused, and decided to hang with me. Our sofas are not that long, so the sleep was not very restful. Another nap might be in order today.

    Yesterday was Middlest's birthday. The family had slices of Sachertorte, and I indulged with three squares of dark chocolate. Today is MY birthday, and there may be ice cream involved. But maybe not.

    Here's the details from yesterday:

    Up at 6:00
    Vitamins

    9:30 5 pork sausages
    2 eggs, scrambled
    2T salsa

    1:30 iced coffee(presumed to be decaf)
    1/2 cream

    6:30 pot roast
    2 small potatoes
    gravy thickened with xantham
    butter
    1C kale with bacon and onion and lard
    3 squares dark chocolate (10gC)

    Water: 10 glasses

    Bed at 11:00!

    As a note of interest (to me, anyways) Eldest was born three days after his due date, Middlest right on her due date, so I expected Littlest to come three days early. She decided to surprise me by coming TEN days early. Such are the things that amuse me.

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    Happy birthday, Sabine!!

    Both of my kids were a week early. My son by nature and my daughter by design. Son's water broke at 11 pm and contractions started instantly. C-section 4 hours later b/c his heart rate got low after I had a dose of nubain (sp??). They thought either the drugs did it or his cord was wrapped around his neck. Turns out he was just laying on it... Daughter was a repeat c-section and the most emotionally traumatizing experience of the two. I went into full blown panic attack mode when they took me into the operating room. I begged for some anxiety meds but they refused to give them to me b/c they'd also sedate the baby. *shiver* I still get anxious over that day. She just turned two on Sunday.

    Happy birthday again, lady!
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