Sunday, June 25, 2017
Yes, I stopped what I was doing and laughed out loud, for several seconds, maybe a minute, Heck, I'm still smiling, so it can't be ALL bad! And at a commercial. A young father finishes feeding his baby in the highchair. BIG mess. All over high chair, all over baby face, all over. He says, "you wait right there, buddy, while I go get a wipe to clean you up before mommy gets home." He goes to the kitchen, comes back a moment later with a container of wipes, looks at his baby, and..... The baby is perfectly clean, face, chair, everything but the little stain on the bib. He gapes, then looks over at their big shaggy dog, licking his lips and looking proud of himself. The father shrugs his shoulders, says, "Works for me," and puts the wipes back. The next scene, he's giving the dog a cookie (guess it's a reward) that guarantees fresh breath. "So your pet can get closer." Which is what the ad is for. Wait! This keeps getting funnier! It sounds like they are advocating dog nannies that perform oral clean up. (Lack of opposable thumbs limits their ability to effectively use wipes.) Oh, no, ok, it's medium funny. I think they want your dogs breath to be fresh because that's going to happen, whether it's planned or not. Dogs can reach kids' faces. Period. Kids faces always have interesting stuff on them. Interesting to dogs. Ergo, dogs will lick kids' faces if they are within reach. I don't understand why they aren't pushing clean or antibacterial saliva or some such nonsense. I'll have to watch for it again. Maybe it was, but I was laughing so hard, I missed the punchline of the ad! It could have been "clean" instead of "fresh". Hmmm.
Posted by Sue at 12:58 PM
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Please don't come my cable off, but I learned another good one from Blue Bloods.
When someone threatens me with, "I could blah blah blah," I've been saying either, "Yep, you can do anything you want," or "Do whatever your conscience allows." But this one, from the PC is better: "That's your choice. I've already made mine." That ends the subject, I suppose.
Posted by Sue at 7:49 PM
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Yes! I am still loving the fresh vegetables I am so blessed to receive and help (in such a small way) to raise. Tuesday there were all these fragrant bail blossoms available, so I grabbed a bunch. They smelled so lovely all the way home, filling the jeep with their fragrance!
The next day, I was thirsty, opened my fridge, spotted some thawed lemon and/or lime juice from last year's abundance and had a thought! I made some delicious lemon-limeade with stevia, filtered water, juice, and a few of the fresh basil flower fronds. I drank most of the pitcher that day! I made another pitcher today, with fresh-squeezed lime juice and took a photo:
As long as I had the bail out, I used most of the leaves I had left, some of the flowers, fresh garlic, almonds, and evoo to make a food processor full of pesto (if you can still call it that). I left some still in the food processor, and added infused coconut oil and fried leaf to enhance a batch, for those who would like the medicated version. The pesto is a little bitter; I think it's because some of the stem, if it was tender enough, got into the pesto. The bitter taste is momentary, or fleeting, so if you don't mind that, it has an otherwise very pleasant taste. Again, here's a photo:
The portion in the jar is regular pesto I put aside for a friend, the darker stuff on the right is medicated pesto, and the portion in the front is regular. Mmmmm.. Stay tuned for more!
Posted by Sue at 7:28 PM
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
I am sitting here enjoying a lovely cup of local coffee, ground together with local cacao beans, just savoring the recent party in my mouth. I spent a few hours weeding in the community garden last week, and had brought home many lovely fresh veggies. Today, for a lunch, I scrubbed up and boiled some redskins that I had just seen my friend pull up out of the ground (a first for me) with some cauliflower from the garden (ugly, but, oh, my...). A little sea salt (harvested by hand), organic butter, sour cream. I never tasted anything so sweet. I couldn't tell if the cauliflower or the potato was so sweet and special. So I tasted each individually and they both tasted wonderfully sweet and special in their own way! My mouth is still, many minutes later, remembering the goodness. Simple, nourishing food. And I can't remember any food tasting better..mmmm
Posted by Sue at 3:32 PM