Thursday, November 29, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
I feel like I'm cutting my paper doll clothes again.
I'll be working on it again this evening so I'll display further adventures tomorrow.
For my macrobiotics, I cooked up lentils with carrots, onions and sea vegetables. At the end, I added a bit of Mirin and tamari. It's very good, but only for those that can handle the taste of seaweed. fortunately, I LIKE IT.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
A laptop is not a desktop, I'll just learn to love my laptop for what it is.
On to happier adventures tomorrow. good night world.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
If you like oatmeal, whole oat groats are better for you. Old fashioned oats, even steel cut oats are still considered too processed for macrobiotic cooking. Yesterday I cooked brown rice, wheat berries and rye together and baked a butternut squash. I warmed up the grain mixture with 1/4 of the squash for breakfast. It was really yummy.
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Food should be liquified in your mouth using the gastric juices created by your saliva before you swallow. I think of how often I have chewed 4 - 5 times and swallow. He says we get much more nutrients out of the food we eat if we allow the mouth to do it's job. So I tried it this morning. It took a long time to eat my Rice-n-Rye w/ butternut squash for breakfast. but I feed I'm doing my body good. chew, chew, chew.
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
I made chilli in my new pressure cooker - added my already cooked beans to it and ended up with burned beans on the bottom of the pot. The recipe had said to add the beans after the cooking process was complete and just heat them through, but I somehow missed that part while I was throwing everything in the pot.
Too many jalepeno chunks almost made it un-edible it was so hot. So I added a little brown sugar to cover up the burned bean taste (pathetic) and let it sit for a day in the fridge. the flavors mellowed out as I hoped they would and found it very tasty after all. G kept telling me to just throw it out, but I can't throw out food - just because it was a little burned - I just couldn't do it.
Sunday, November 04, 2007
I used my pressure cooker today and made black beans. I love black beans and rice. I throw some Tamari sauce and Franks hot sauce on them. yum! I'm thinking of making chilli tomorrow night with my fresh cooked beans. double yum.
I brought my jewelry to a craft fair on Saturday. It was a very small craft fair. I went because my neighbor did not want to go alone and asked if I would bring my stuff and share her table. She does watercolor cards and pictures. Anyway, I picked up an extra $50 that way. fun money.
Once I get my Holiday jewelry ready and set up at the shop, I'm going to start my learn-to-quilt projects. I'm looking forward to a new challenge.