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    I like saving the leaves of the dandelions I dig up in the spring. They are better before they bloom, mind you. I tried boiling them up on their own and I can't say I much enjoyed them. The flavour is very strong. Keep in mind I have always loved spinach, even as a child, so you get an idea of how strong they are. However, smuggled into a salad of mixed greens, they do not overwhelm, and I've served them to my unsuspecting family more than once and didn't get any complaints. They are supposed to be highly nutritious, so I say go for it. Hmm, think I'll go weed the lawn...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judg View Post
    Hmm, think I'll go weed the lawn...
    Come do mine too, would ya?? Wouldn't my neighbor (a landscaper) get a kick out of seeing me out there picking the dandelion leaves and taking them into the house. I'd probably have the whole neighborhood thinking I'm crazy! lol

    I've done some reading of Mark's material on fasting and I think what I'm going to do is just play it by ear... eat when I'm hungry, not eat when I'm not, which has been my desired approach from the start... I just have to convince my brain that it's ok to NOT eat simply because everyone else is.
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    I WANT TO EAT THIS!!!

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    It just looks like it would be so yummy with some lemon juice on it.
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    Haven't seen gerberas on the list of edibles...

    Went for a walk instead of weeding the lawn, I'm afraid. I just dig up the whole plant, root and all, throw it in a bowl and bring it inside. The neighbours all know I'm crazy anyway... Too late for that this year. They're all blooming now. Rats.
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    Did a google search... preliminary investigation shows that daisy foliage is safe to eat, but is rather spicy... seems the blooms are not edible... Will research further tomorrow. Time to go home now.
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    Jenn, daisy is a catch-all term for flowers of a certain shape, and there are literally hundreds of different kinds. Make sure you check out the species when you research it.
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    How about a terrarium with some herbs and baby lettuce in it?
    And, yes, those leaves look delicious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sabine View Post
    How about a terrarium with some herbs and baby lettuce in it?
    And, yes, those leaves look delicious!
    In my office??? I don't know that I could get away with that much greenery in here. There's a guy that works in one of the secure rooms in our building (no windows, locked doors, gotta badge in and have a certain security clearance to be in there, etc, etc, etc) who has pointsetias (sp??) on his desk. He brings them into our office for natural light for a day every could of days. My first line supervisor always scoffs at that much greenery in here...He might get a bit upset if I plant a garden in here and spend too much time pruning herbs or picking lettuce! lol

    But I would LOVE to have a "garden" at work!!
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    Ok, so who pissed of Spring?? We were enjoying 70-80 degree days and now we're in the 50's again! Hot damn it is freaking cold outside!!

    We're supposed to go racing tonight and to be honest with you, I hope the track is too wet and they cancel! Not because I don't want to go racing but because I don't want to be COLD! The guys in the pits can retreat to the trucks and still watch the racing... us in the stands either freeze or miss the races sitting in our cars. That and I'm really not prepared yet. I don't have any toys for our kids to play with while we're there. I will, however, have plenty of time between getting off work and meeting my sister and my kids at the track so I could swing into Walmart or somewhere and find them something to play with, but... I'd really rather not freeze... I really hope the track is just too wet to work with and the cold air keeps it from drying out so they cancel. But don't tell my husband that I said that... tomorrow isn't supposed to be any warmer, and I'd really like to see them cancel too, but tomorrow night is supposed to be double feature night since they got started and then rained out last Saturday. I'd like to see my husband run in the $1,000 to win race. If it was just a regular weekly show where the most he'd win is $200, I'd stay home and watch the recording of the race on Sunday... *sigh* I hate it when it's cold...

    If it was just me freezing my tush off, I'd go without question, but I have two young rugrats to deal with too... I don't mind huddling up under a blanket and freezing... but when I'm chasing a 2 year old all over hell, it's hard to huddle up under a blanket... And then I have to also worry about how warm they are, etc. Everything is so much more complicated with kids!! *sigh*

    I went overboard on the dark chocolate last night... I'm not sure what I was craving, but the chocolate seemed to be my solution, except it didn't really solve anything so I kept eating it. Turns out, maybe I wanted coconut and strawberries and heavy whipping cream b/c that's what finally made my mind and body happy. I was also rather pissed at DH b/c he told our boy he couldn't go to the race tonight because of his poor behavior at school (he got 3 strikes every day this week). I asked DH who was going to babysit our son and he said "well, I guess you'll have to stay home with him". I was ticked b/c this is ALWAYS what happens. DS gets told he can't go to the races and *I* am the one who has to stay with him. DH gets to go out and have fun while I'm at home with a whiney, broken-hearted 5 year old whose whining and tantrums ruin my night. I said "I'm sure glad that I get to be punished too". He said "I guess you should have thought about that before having kids." I responded with "They're your kids too and it seems you never miss out on the fun b/c one of them misbehaves". I was flat out pissed. So, a lot of the chocolate eating might have been emotional eating... in fact, just rehashing that makes me want chocolate! Yeah, I think I'm still pissed about that...

    But, regardless of what DH thinks, if our son can get 2 or fewer strikes today, I told him he could still go to the races. Of course, that was before I realized it was going to be so flippin' cold! I told DS that if it doesn't warm up we won't be going and he seemed ok with that.

    Anyhow... I'm rambling, I think...

    Food for today:

    Breakfast: 8 am
    Vitamins
    3 sausage links
    3 hard boiled eggs
    2 almonds

    Lunch:
    grilled chicken breast
    grilled asparagus
    steamed cauliflower

    Dinner:
    Depends on whether or not we go racing. I really have no plan for food at the races tonight b/c I really don't want to freeze my ass off. At home tonight, maybe I'd order pizza for the kids or something and skip dinner. Heck, maybe I could just IF tonight... then I don't have to worry about what I'd be eating. That sounds like a good plan for tomorrow night too. IFing during the races. Novel idea!! hahaha

    So, this is an off-hand question... can someone explain to me why eating asparagus makes my pee smell funny? Like almost offensive? It makes me not want to eat it again but the stuff is SOOOO yummy! I guess I could just plug my nose while peeing...
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    Okay, you have me confused. First you were complaining about what a drag it is to go to the races when it's cold, and then you're ticked off because you'll miss all the fun. I am confused. Having said that, I'd be kind of annoyed with hubby too. I think I would tell him that you need to have a joint strategy on this, and if he makes unilateral decisions, he can bear the unilateral consequences. And then go to the races without him... Of course, this has to be tailored to your individual circumstances, so feel entirely free to ignore me.

    As for the asparagus pee, there's a chemical compound in asparagus that produces the smell. What it is exactly is somewhat disputed. It's harmless, at least. And apparently, not everybody can smell it. Weird.
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    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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