Posts posted by KarakD.
Wasn't gonna bitch about this but now that I have a moment - I just gotta get this off my chest.
We are only in the 2nd week of school & a family on our school bus route has already missed the
but once & asked us to watch their kids (kindergartener & 4th grade)
this morning because of a a flat tire!?!?!?
The mother doesn't work & the f'ing flat tire can wait 5 min untill after the kids are picked up.
Here's the deal: If you don't want to take care of your kids then don't f'ing have 4 in the first place.
To make matters worse, my kids can't stand their kids.......
Oh god, I think it's gonna be a L_O_N_G school year.
This is one of the most interesting threads in the training journals section. And who would have thought pictures of canning tomatoes would be so cool.
How have you been since your bike accident? Healed up completely? Any after effects?
Aww yes, the bike crash... my arm is still kinda wonky but it's ok
Thanks for asking.
We've really enjoyed canning - it's been a lot of fun + we know exactly whats inside.
I think you've got to prioritize your goals.
* When I was trying to lose weight - I upped the cardio (jogging 5ks around the neighborhood) and commuting on my bike.
* Focused on food intake: Bought a food scale & crunched the calories.
Lost approx 80lbs
I bought several dumbbells, Kbells & MedBall that can all be stashed under/behind the sofa.
---I have gym phobia (I can't stand them) but occasionally go to the one at my office when I don't have time to
work out at home.
I've taught myself a great deal about nutrition. I'm constantly revamping my outlook on what food is, it's effect the human body & the planet
Zuzana is by far my fav to work out with in the privacy of my home
Picked up a copy of "Healthy Foods fact vs Fiction" at the library. It's got some great info
Nice Pictures! How much do they weigh?
Here's the baby purples. They are sweet, crunchy & taste great roasted w/EVOO
Had great successes & major losses.
*Artichokes were amazing
*Cherry Tomatoes still rocking out the fruit
*Heirloom Purple/Orange Carrots producing higher yeilds then expected
* Swiss Chard
Middle to Fail
*Potato crop is lower then expected but better then average.
*Sweet purple onions = near failure
* My heirloom canning tomatoes (only canned 12 pints) Killed by late Blight - that came early
* Baby French carrots were eaten by evil bunny
To funny, I view him as fluid, bright, comprehensive, funny & passionate.
Most teachers appear stiff but if students going to learn then they
have to sit down, open their books & STFU.
That being said he is the one responsible for debunking Pluto.
--- Pluto will always be the 9th planet to me
I know about this story but I can't bring myself to read the link.
Life is so fragil - I can only hope that the girl will be ok.
And GMO labeling would help how? 99% of consumers will still buy the cheapest product, no matter who makes it or if it's GMO. You can't fix an ignorant society with legislation. :/
Prop 37 is backed by the people of CA. If they want to know then they have the right to know.
The owner left the dog for dead.
He gave his up his rights to her when he walked out on her.
Opponents of Proposition 37 claim it would create a costly bureaucracy and lead to frivolous lawsuits. Total contributions to defeat the measure amount to $25 million.
I planted trees in season so that I no longer have to purchase fruit.
Plumbs in spring, figs in summer & apples/pears late summer/early fall - then can, dry or freeze
If you stop buying fruit from the Grocery store & only eat in season you wont have
as many problems.
Go seasonal & stop consuming fruit that is shipped tens of thousands of miles.
While hubby & kids were attending a B'day Party - I canned 2012's 1st Maker's Mark Fig Jam
I know, fruit is not a veggie but it's SOOOO GOOOD!
The only furry things I've seen in my garden are squirrels, the neighbor cat, and once a super-sized Norway rat who lives under the other neighbor's house. We all seem to get along okay--the squirrels eat a few strawberries, the cat chases a few squirrels, and the rat pretty much keeps to the other side of the fence. He might be the reason my smaller bird bath water level goes down a quarter inch each night, though. It's all good.
What I'd really love to have is a little pond with frogs and toads.
You just made me totally freak out for that frog & hate the zombie humans!
My 3yo Persian Mindy. So adorable.
OMG!!! Does she let you rub her belly or IS IT A TRAP?
I finally managed to get a pic of Allie being still. So much energy and love in this puppy. To bad her old family didn't do anything good for her. I think she realizes she has found her forever home and is very happy finally
Pink Harness FTW!!!!!!
my kids are SQUEELING over your picture!
KarakD., weren't you going to get a shepherd puppy? How goes the search?
Still looking for older rescue sheppard for kids & cats.
If you have been VERY NAUGHTY this year you might get one of these in you Xmas stocking
Maker's Mark Fig Jammin!
I've got a lot of squash kicking around - this might be a good way to use it up.
I'm going to plant more Kale this fall.
Potassium - 296 mg
Phosphorus - 36 mg
Magnesium - 23 mg
Calcium - 94 mg
Iron - 1.17 mg
Sodium - 30 mg
Zinc - 0.31 mg
Copper - 0.203 mg
Manganese - 0.541 mg
Selenium - 1.2 mcg
Also contains small amounts of other minerals.
Vitamin A - 17,707 IU
Vitamin C - 53.3 mg
Niacin - 0.65 mg
Vitamin B1 (thiamine) - 0.069 mg
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) - 0.091 mg
Vitamin B6 - 0.179 mg
Folate - 17 mcg
Pantothenic Acid - 0.064 mg
Vitamin K - 1062 mcg
Vitamin E - 1.1 mg
Contains some other vitamins in small amounts.
Preheat grill to 400 degrees
* Pour EVOO into bottom of grill safe pan
*Clean Rosemary branches & remove all the bottom leaves but keep the very top
*Clean Figs gently under running water
* Very, very gently pierce the fig from top to bottom onto RM branch/Skewers
* Place skewers into pan coat w/a little more EVOO then place on grill
* Cook for approx. 15 - 20mins or untill figs about to burst.
---- At this point I toss in Pine Nuts (pine nuts will turn golden brown)
------I also add a dash of Makers Mark at this point. I don't know what it does to the
figs but it's like magic!
Do you deliver?
I did last night to a friend's house. They were gone with in seconds.
What is EVOO and what are its benefits. Sorry I feel like I'm behind on this one. Links?
It's an acronym for Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
I buy mine from Trader Joes
Peanut Butter & Raisins
in Vegan Recipes
3 servings of each before I lift.
Plenty of Iron & Protein