Tuesday, April 23, 2013

More basement progress

I didn't think it was possible but I now have my dryer next to my washer. Out is not totally set up yet - the guy wants to redo a lot of the plumbing still. Amazing I tell you. Amazing. Plus there are now no light bulbs hanging down to hit your head on. He put in recessed lights in places I didn't think it was possible. Next week the dry wall should be going in.

Mint ice cream

Well it is like ice cream. It is frozen banana blended with frozen spinach and a bit of cocoa powder. Oh and peppermint extract to give it the  minty flavor. All on top of whole wheat oat pancakes. I call it a delicious breakfast. 

Monday, April 22, 2013


That last post didn't turn out as cute as it was in person. Sorry. So here's something new. Wish I had a good photo to go with it. Instead, I pulled an old photoshopped photo of myself as a Pioneer Woman. It kind of goes with the quote. I think this may be my new mantra.
~Our God is a God who uses broken things: broken soil to produce a crop, broken clouds to give rain, broken grain to give bread, broken bread to give strength." -Vance Havner~

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Dog love

We are house/dog/child sitting this weekend at my sister's house. Her dog, like all dogs, can't get enough love. Here she is dozing next to Bret ready for a belly rub. Too cute. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Kale powder

I used my fancy dehydrator and then crushed it in my cuisinart mini-prep. I hear it is ready to add to smoothies and muffins and soups and sauces without compromising flavor. We shall see. Now I want more kale! I hope the community garden grows more than it can distribute. 

Thursday, April 4, 2013


I can't resist sharing the haul I just brought home. By price matching I spent $25 on 54 pounds of food. I got 8 avocados, 6 mangoes, 10 grapefruit, 2 asparagus, 2 red  leaf lettuce, pineapple, mushrooms, broccoli, 2 cauliflower, 2 celery, cabbage, book Choy, and tons of apples. I wish I had added it up first to know how much I saved. My sister says I am the lucky one to have a Walmart so close but also so many ads for affordable produce oriented stores. I couldn't agree more. You should see hire many apples we go through in a week more that we don't eat meat.