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Winter Has Arrived!!! I guess it is inevitable as one season follows another that eventually winter would show up again. I don’t know that I have ever been happy to see snow on the ground when I wake up. Snow equals Icy Roads and Slippery Walkways! Those are two of my least favorite things.
So, why do I live in Alaska? The other six months of the year are usually quite mild and the scenery is so beautiful. This year, however, was marred by an unusually heavy amount of rain and lots of rainy and/or cloudy days with very little sunshine. Some of my garden plants did not mature well at all, either, but many did and some are in the freezer to be used throughout the winter months. In fact, I added some of our garden’s peas to dinner last night.
Tomorrow my husband and I will, nonetheless, drive to Anchorage to attend the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention and the Doyon, Limited Convention, too. It is the time of year where native peoples throughout Alaska and sometimes, Hawaii, come together to visit and renew friendships, and to work together to solve some important issues. Tomorrow all three major candidates for governor will be there in a forum, too. There are beautiful crafts and artwork to enjoy, a wonderful selection of native foods, and music from throughout the state as each region has their own specialties. It is so healthful listening or dancing to the drums.
There is salmon thawing now for dinner tonight. In addition to the salmon steaks, we will have some sautéed, fresh, organic Swiss chard in a nice skillet casserole. It is a favorite combo of two sautéed onions, and 4 cloves of chopped fresh garlic combined with the steamed chard. Once the stovetop is turned off, I sprinkle in some dulse, kelp, real salt, nutritional yeast and some Bragg’s Amino Acids into the mixture for a very healthful and great tasting green veggie. My super salad will take up about ½ of the dinner plate, too. The salad dressing I am really enjoying and adjusting the ingredients every time I make it, but basically it is flax seed oil, grapeseed oil, and olive oil with a variety of herbs and some Bragg’s Amino Acids.
My morning smoothie continues to be a good start in the day, but today it was an afternoon smoothie instead. This morning my breakfast was my salad! This afternoon I had my smoothie. Last night my nighttime snack was two eggs. Just a change in routine. Who says you can’t have a salad for breakfast, anyway, and eggs for a nighttime snack? Actually, it did seem a bit strange the first time I did eat salad for breakfast. But this salad contains such a variety of foods and is so filling that eating it in the morning doesn’t seem odd any more at all. And with all those enzymes to give me energy, eating it is a good choice any time of day or night.
Guess that this is about all for today. Enjoy life! Do the unexpected! Eat a super salad for breakfast!
Take care. Till next time……………………