Why do my ears ring/hum like a conch shell when I drink any amount of alcohol, even just a half a drink?
Drives me batty, but not enough to remember to not drink.
My friend Molly, who takes care of Lila after school for a couple of hours on the days I work, and who I’ve been having a ball exploring raw food preparations and lacto-fermentation with, made me a great big gluten-free, dairy-free, molten chocolate cupcake with cinnamon buttercream (earth balance) icing. I had a slice with a glass of red wine and yeah, I have a happy.
Cook your favorite grain (I like quinoa or brown basmati rice). I prefer to cook it by browning it in a bit of oil before adding the water… then when the grain is finished cooking, mix in a cup or two of kale that you’ve run through the food processor until it’s really tiny pieces. The hot grain wilts it, but it gives the grain a delicious bright note and is so nutritious.
Also, kale in a fruit smoothie in the morning is pretty much the best thing ever.
You bet! My very favorite kale recipe is a little bit labor-intensive, but so amazing. It requires a wok or a really large saute pan. If using a wok, heat it through while prepping.
Kale with Carrots, Walnuts & Ginger
1 bunch kale torn into pieces, washed, and spun dry
3 carrots cut into matchsticks
3 slices ginger
1-2 cloves garlic, chopped
3 tbsp evoo or a high smoke point oil like sunflower or grapeseed
1/4 - 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
salt & pepper to taste
Add 1 tbsp oil to wok (or pan) coating well, then add walnuts and cook for a minute or two until they become fragrant. Take out and drain on paper towel.
Add remaining 2 tbsp oil and then add carrots, ginger, and garlic, stirring frequently, cooking for 2-3 minutes.
Add kale, stirring well to coat with the oil. Splash a bit of water into the pan and cover it for a minute or two. Stir, and repeat if needed to wilt kale well. When kale is cooked to your liking, add the walnuts and toss well. Remove the ginger rounds.
edit: season with salt & pepper to taste before serving.
I’m in no mood to cook tonight, and have been making my poor family eat mountains of kale and poached organic chicken with me for weeks, so I bought a bucket of fried chicken, a tub of mustard potato salad, and a few trays of nori rolls at the grocery store. I know those things don’t exactly go together, but they’ll have to do.
I got Chris a big monkey bread from the bakery near work because I haven’t baked anything delicious in months, and I know he misses that. I also picked up a copy of Raising Arizona for him (us) and will see if he remembers the way we got busy on the recliner chair while watching that at our little rental house in California, back in 1988.
I hope that will make up for the fact that my libido has run off to parts unknown over the last two months - a fact I’m attributing to massive hormonal fluctuations* and perimonopause, and the hopefully soon-to-be-solved situation with my gallbladder.
* why do they call them hormones, when they make it so this whore can’t moan to save her life?
Feeding child miso soup with dehydrated tofu in it may result in her dying of unintended, self-inflicted methane poisoning during the night unless you crack the window in her bedroom.
Holy Maude in heaven.
My eyes are burning.