Category Archives: Everyday Stuff

Laetiporus – chicken of the woods

I’ve been foraging mushrooms for nearly 2 years. It is so exciting to find tasty treats in the wild. The other morning I found my first Chicken of the Woods; a highly sought after and desired mushroom. Nearly as prized … Continue reading

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smizing*

Do you remember Tyra Banks’ show, America’s Next Top Model? We need to all figure out how to smize. We run around now with masks on, most of our face covered. Those we see can’t really tell our mood, state … Continue reading

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6 week post op checkup – Spinal Fusion Surgery

Today was my 6 week post op checkup. 4 xrays were done; all the hardware is exactly where is should be, no indications of movement or issues. I am released to start weaning off the back brace.  I did a … Continue reading

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Traditional Kimchi

Over the years I have made a number of kimchi vegetable dishes; Thank you Suk. I decided I need to make a traditional kimchi. We are so missing a number of our favorite go out to eat things; Korean, Indian, … Continue reading

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24 days post op – Spinal Fusion Surgery

I am an anomaly. I spend a fair amount of time reading about, and/or watching reports of other peoples Spinal Fusion Surgery results. Knowledge is power, plus I want to know/understand what is expected. I am doing really really well. … Continue reading

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14 Days, post op – Spinal Fusion Surgery

Today was my first visit to Surgeon’s office since surgery; 14 days post op. The strips were removed, the incision has healed remarkably well, and I am doing very well overall. The sutures are inside, and dissolvable. I have an … Continue reading

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Piercings

When I was 12 or 13 my cousin and I decided it would be a good idea to pierce my ears. We were having a weekend at our grandmothers, and she had gone out so we were home alone! You … Continue reading

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Fun with Fermentation

I’ve been playing with fermenting foods.  I’ve done fermented things in the past; sauerkraut, pickles, conserva, sandwich slaw, kombucha, etc. During these days of quarantine/lockdown/whatever I am spending more time internet surfing.   I have found a couple of very cool … Continue reading

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So, What do you do when on Self-Quarantine?

So what do you do when on Self-Quarantine? During the day is no problem. Tom works on projects; Currently he is putting lattice around the bottom of the deck. For me it is housework, gardening, cooking, and art projects. Evenings … Continue reading

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Tomato Chutney

During the winter months, when fresh local produce is not readily available we get tomatoes with little to no flavor, or tomatoes that sit around a little to long.  These tomatoes get quartered and tossed into a baggie and in … Continue reading

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