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Showing posts from May, 2014

Yes I Am Here

Sorry for the radio silence. We have been out and about thanks to lovely weather, but I am also dealing with a slight medical issue that I am hoping to confirm on Friday with the doctor. I tell you, once you hit 40, your body begins to forsake you in ways that make you want to sit in a cellar and drink until you pass out. Also, having a kid later in life assists said body during its mutiny. I don't how people function if they don't do any sort of exercise. Walking, stretching, yoga, cardio, anything to keep your body moving and going. Sad thing, even though I am even doing all of that I am still tight and sore. My glutes and hips flexors and I have been in a serious love/hate relationship for some time now. I am doing what I can to keep myself somewhat limber, but man, it is not easy. I wish I worked out when I was younger and kept going, but at least I do it now. Still, this lack of estrogen and collagen thinning out is the pits. Thank you perimenopause.

Okay MissFifi, enough…

Dinner and Dessert and/or Breakfast

A dear friend gave us a large freezer bag of frozen tomatillos last Saturday. They had grown them in their garden and he was pretty much done with trying to find different ways to use them. Glad to have them I decided to do a search based on some ingredients I had and what I found was FABULOUS.

Kahakai Kitchen's recipe - Puerto-Rican Style Green Rice with Tomatillos and Shrimp was the winner.

I followed the recipe, more or less, and I would definitely make it again. I have not made rice in a pan for years since we have the rice cooker. I did cook my frozen shrimp and beans separately and since I did have tomato salsa I simmered them in some tomato sauce with garlic powder to throw in the rice at the end. The leftovers were even tastier the next day.

Since my son seems to be eating like a footballer, I need to keep stuff in the house. He goes through blueberries, bananas, carrots and apples like I own a farm. (God help me when he is a teenager, I may have to buy a farm...) He will a…


Hope everyone had a good weekend. To all the Mom's hope yours was especially lovely. I spent mine with the hubby and kids. Friends brought dinner over Saturday night which was awesome and yesterday the hubby cooked. Also awesome.

I did get all my planting done and will take some pictures soon. Some of the my Victory Seeds wildflower seeds have begun sprouting and I cannot wait to see what grows. We also went and picked up some impatiens for the porch and other areas. I need something that can survive shade and not need me to fawn over them. This flower is it. Of course I need to water the all and my hubby bought a flat of them. I have 4 containers of them as well as 12 little buckets and a "troth" of impatiens. Yeah, he got a little excited. He also picked up three cucumber plants because we eat them a lot in the summer. I also planted my zucchini seeds, just six, and dill. I am hopeful all of it will grow, but one never knows in our odd, rocky soil. I composted the hell…

Is it Wednesday Already?

How did we get to the middle of the week and where am I?

I am horribly behind in getting outside and watering my seeds this am. I planted a bunch of wildflower and lavender seeds and well, they won't grow without some refreshments and since Mother Nature has decided NOT to give us rain these last few days, I need to get my act together and get out there.

In medical news, I am taking Diflucan thanks to "women's issues" aka yeast infection. Good times. I was also prescribed Macrobid for a possible bladder infection but after reading the side effects, I passed on getting it filled. Yeah, I need something lighter than this destroyer of all things functional. Cipro never gave me a problem, but this medicine's side effects read like a time bomb. Thanks FDA.

Doxycycline is making me crazy. Not because I am taking it, but because my dog is taking it and she is thirstier than ever and whinier than ever. Poor gal. She is doing much better since she has begun the drug for h…

A Delicious Meal

I apologize for my absence. Things are busy and while that is not a good excuse, I have no other to offer.
I am excited to get seeds in the garden tomorrow and I have been outside a lot weeding and just generally enjoy the good weather with my son. We bought bubbles and he is beyond giddy. I have also been working on my novel, hooray!, so that takes up time as well.

The other night I wanted to cook lentils and found this amazing recipe on Post Punk Kitchen for Snobby Joes.
YOU MUST MAKE THIS DISH! I am not kidding it is amazing. Alter it to suit you however you want, but trust me, it is absolutely delicious and you will have leftovers for lunch. We used regular sandwich bread and I made a side of carrot cabbage slaw. Yummy!!

That is all for now. Hope you are having a great weekend and I will post again soon. XO