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Who would have known that asparagus is sooo soooo floppy. Apparently I didn’t bury them deep enough when I first planted them because they are laying across the walk. Hubby says he has a solution – the lawn mower. sigh.
We’re talking about setting up green fence poles and stringing twine from one to another in order to give them a little support. I plan on mulching them pretty well to help keep them moist during the summer months and that would help me considerably. I’m just sad that it will be ugliness in the front yard.

I’m also thinking of moving the table and chairs into the front yard, after he mows this weekend. I’ll set them up next to the swing so I can sit outside and enjoy the sunshine.

Squirrels dug up all the bulbs that I had planted – well, most of them. I gathered up what I could salvage and planted them closer to the house. With any luck they will thrive. 😀

The horseradish is coming back up! I thought I had killed it. (Even plants that are impossible to kill have death threats at my house. It’s a good thing I wasn’t born in the pioneer days – We’d starve)

I’m going to plant Zuchinni and yellow squash and maybe bell peppers in the topsy turvy. Can you invision that? LOL
I didn’t care for the way they grew the tomatoes. Maybe roma would do better… ? I don’t know.

I have 3 broody hens sitting on eggs. lets hope they hatch out chicks this time.
Rabbits are doing good. It’s time to breed them again also. Fingers crossed on that front as well.

Fig tree is finally showing its leaves. Apple trees are doing well. I haven’t braved the far back to check on the chestnut, mulberry or peach tree yet.

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Ah-Hah Moment

I just had an Ah-hah moment! On this diet/lifestyle plan, if I wanted to – I could eat cobbler for breakfast and it would be completely healthy and within my boundaries.
Do you hear that….

The Angels are singing….

It has butter, peaches, apples, almond and coconut flour, coconut milk and various spices. It fits all the guidelines – protein, fats, carbs in perfect symbiosis!

What a wonderful freeing thought!!!!! Okay, I just wanted to share.

Oh on another note. The book Paleo Comfort foods by Julie and Charles Mayfield is a must buy for anyone starting this diet/lifestyle. So far we’ve tried the saute apples, the paleo hummus, coconut flour tortillas, Oven roasted veges (which we did before), mashed cauliflower, cobbler, almond loaf, and pumpkin pancakes and loved all but one of them. Get the book. Trust me.

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25 minutes/ 4 servings
Great for summer time

1 sprig of fresh rosemary
1/2 cup of flat leaf parsley leaves
3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove gently smashed and peeled
1/2 lb of thinly sliced Prosciutto or Bresaola
2 lemons very thinly sliced, crosswise, seeds removed and discarded.

Remove leaves from rosemary sprig.
Chop together 5 rosemary leaves (reserving the rest) with the parsley.
In a small bowl, stir together chopped herbs, oil and garlic.
Let stand 15 minutes

arrange prosciutto and lemon slices on serving plate, alternating meat and citrus.
Remove garlic from the oil and then spoon mixture over the meat.
Garnish with remaining rosemary leaves and serve.

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Hehe, Still on the diet and I still Feel great! Day 19 and we’re going strong. We talked and decided that we’re going to stick with it even if the hubby’s cholesterol doesn’t change. It just means a slight adjustment in how the meals are set up.
We have tons more energy! Feel great! Acid reflux is gone! Allergies even seem less severe (although that could be just nature).
We’ve done so well on this diet that my youngest (21 years old) is going to try it for 14 days to see how he feels! AWESOME! I have nothing but good things to report.

Well.. Almost.

Hubby took the cobbler recipe and tried to adjust it to the new diet by substituting almond/coconut flour in place of the regular flour and omitting the sugar all together.

Let me tell you… Uggghhhhhh!!! It was A) sludge (consistency), and B) just off flavor wise.

Basically its going to take some play.

Working on muffins next and we found a recipe for crackers that we are going to try. Keep your fingers crossed for us!

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I start at 7 in the morning and often don’t get home until 7 in the evening. Most times (in the past) I’d make on of the boys cook. unfortunately he normally makes pizza (you know, by calling in the order) and that’s just not on the diet. So I’m trying to come up with something to make quick and easy that would make the hubby happy and satisfied.

I have left over spaghetti sauce, ricotta, mozzarella and provolone, cheddar, almond milk, squash, eggplant, salmon, left over mango salsa, tuna, spinach, carrots, beets (which I’m sick of), turnips (which I’m sick of) and green beans (at least I hope they’re still good)

Does anyone have any suggestions? If not I think I shall leave it as a fend for yourself night.

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A friend called me over (oh so many years ago) and for some reason I was feeling nostalgic and had to go find it.

She said it reminded her of me… 😉 (fits of laughter)

Remember that Deb?

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Today was an absolute awesome day!
We danced! We sang! We were creative! We talked to friends and family! We laughed and we socialized! What could be better than reconnecting and strengthening the bond of humanity that connect us all. Life is good! God is Good! The Universe is awe-inspiring!

Before we head off to bed we’re listening to Amazing Grace sung in the Cherokee language. just gorgeous

And on that note – Good Night to all!

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