Wednesday, July 10, 2013

"We sail within a vast sphere, ever drifting in uncertainty, driven from end to end" - Blaise Pascal

Unsure what to call this post, a quote seemed like a good idea and it makes me seem oh so witty.

I watched another documentary, but this one did not give me a twitch and was sweet, poignant and funny. About twin 69 year old prostitutes in Amsterdam, "Meet the Fokkens" surprised me in so many ways. I know there are quite a few people out there who find prostitution horrific, I do not. I wish it was legalized here in the US, but with the religious right and other interest groups, well, that is a whole other post. I look at it as a way to get rid of the pimps, ensure the women have health care and savings/investments and help defeat the sex trade. And no, my rose colored glasses are not foggy. I am sure there will still be scumbags exploiting their chattel as they consider the prostitutes, but let us make it harder for them to do so shall we? Anyway, the documentary is not so much about the sex trade industry as it is about two vibrant women who speak matter of factly and have a zest for living, regardless of the horrible situations that brought them to this lifestyle. 

My husband takes his lunch in a brown shopping bag every day. These bags can only hold up for so long. I need to get a sturdier one made of material. If I can get my tush in gear, perhaps I can make him a patterned bag and that will be that. Or I can see if Marshall's has any on clearance. Sort of a win win to me here. Purl Bee has a simple and lovely bag pattern. I do not embroider hence why I would just use patterned fabric. Look at it, it is so darn cute!!!

I have writer's block with my short story and my novel. Oh joy. I get angry about it, but that is not helpful so I have sort of embraced the block and figured it will go when it is ready. Part of my problem is I am trying to do and be everything to everyone then I stretch myself too thin. I need to just chill, breathe and do what I can instead of thinking there is a deadline looming and if I never get the story out RIGHT NOW or published EVER I suck. Isn't it amazing how well we can beat ourselves up when in reality we shouldn't? Bad Fifi, be nice to yourself!

I finally got popsicle molds! Thanks to TJ Maxx they looks like Rockets and were only 6.99. I cannot wait to get started and on top of that I can make fudgesicles too so my husband will be giddy. Nice to know I will be able to make fruity pops for the little guy and myself and it won't cost that much at all. 

Here is what we are getting in our half share from the CSA this week.

pint blueberries
pint cherries
bunch lettuce
2 zucchini
1 kirby cucumber
5 peaches
bunch parsley 
bunch scallions

My husband is not too thrilled. See, he hates berries and stone fruit which is the majority of our share. He found it interesting that there are not a lot of veggies included which I did too, but I told him I can make a lot of stuff with what they are giving us. The fruit is of great value to me since our son adores fruit and I now have the popsicle molds. We do have our veggie garden and the kale and Swiss chard are growing well and are delicious.  I will start pulling some carrots this week too I think which I am also very excited about. 
This recipe for peaches was posted my CSA's site and it comes via The Kitchen is My Playground.



1 fresh peach
1 tsp. unsalted butter, divided
2 to 4 tsp. brown sugar, divided
Sprinkling of ground cinnamon, to taste


1.  Halve peaches and remove pit.  Place in baking dish, skin side down.

2.  Place 1/2 teaspoon butter in the hollow of each peach, top each peach half with 1 or 2 teaspoons brown sugar, and sprinkle with cinnamon.

3.  Bake at 375 degrees until peaches are tender, about 30 minutes.  Serve warm.

Maybe if we get more cucumbers, which I hope we do, I can make this cucumber salsa from SparkRecipes.


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