DRAFT TODAY, POST TOMORROW: Some posts may be in draft status until I (aka procrastinator extraordinaire) get around to posting them.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Sweet things

Found at Whole Foods. (not cheap, but a little goes a long way...)

Coco-roons (no egg!)

Taza bought on sale at AJs. Yay for hot chocolate!

Almond milk or coconut milk both work

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Getting stabby

The results are in and there is totally something, ahem, everything, wrong with me.
I have a little bit of candida but bacterial overgrowth is more of an issue.
She recommends calcium bentonite clay; it absorbs toxins and inhibits bacteria growth better than charcoal. Arise and shine brand is highly recommended. I have to take a half teaspoon in a large glass of water no more than once a day.

She also gave me a tincture, something soothing that will still kill some yeast. I have to take one dropper in water once daily and increase to two teaspoons twice a day. Unless I feel irritated or yucky--then I should not increase. (Don't I always feel irritated or yucky!? ha-ha.)
She says my dismeria (PMS) should decrease when all these other things get killed off.
So, the bigger scarier news is that my doctor is moving to Sedona. I will have to start seeing a new doctor. She gave me a couple of recommendations for doctors at the school, trying to stick with those that can work the balancing act of many issues but none that need to be attacked with force. Because I'm sensitive, you know. At least my GI tract is.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

It's cold!

We are making great progress on the yard. And by we, I mean my husband and his helpers. They are amazing; they just keep going, way past when I would be in excruciating pain for days. They are digging and moving rock that being delivered and even fenced in my tomatoes (against the dogs*) and covered a lot of plants for the freezing temps.

rock pile; covered trees

Moving rock
*The dogs, we presumed Cassi, have been grabbing a tomato or three off the plants. They don't even have to be ripe. The other day, I saw Teka in the grass with her nose to the ground. I went to check and she was eating a tomato. There were two more in the grass. Later, I saw Cassi in the same position so I called her, completely expecting her to ignore me. She came running, so excited, with a small round orange tomato showing, similar to those orange slice smiles we did when we were kids. It. Was. Hilarious. And cute. And I tried not to laugh since she was not supposed to have the tomato anyway. But it was adorable.
Teka helping with the Christmas tree

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Holiday potluck

The Vizsla Club had a Christmas gift exchange and potluck dinner.

I was asked to bring a side and not mashed or sweet potatoes. Boo. I brought some for just me anyway.

To share, I brought roasted veggies: brussel sprouts, kabocha squash (I think it was a little early but it came out fine), and cranberries for color. I forgot to take a photo earlier....

my auction dish and the leftover veggies
Everyone really seemed to like my veggies anyway. I went too heavy on the cranberries though.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Garden harvest

Let's start with the gross. These effin wormy things are disgusting and have infiltrated all of my produce. They are so hard to find. Ew. Ew. Ew.
It fell on my floor.


And on the counter.

That's a whole lotta lettuce.

eggplant, red bell peppers, herbs

Sausage and meat sauce with the small crop of green beans
Update: I took a lot of the lettuce to the food bank. I'm starting to think I'm not a salad person. I definitely don't need a farm row of just lettuce!