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I want to meet someone that is still willing to roll up their sleeves and put some effort into life, be a participant instead of just a spectator.


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Modon ...your post was so refreshing! I agree so much! When you have everything done for you...what is left ? I just retired and people ask me what i do....hellooo...I clean my house, shop, cook all our meals, garden, and engage my long time passion, art.  I wonder what some of those people who asked will do when they retire since they want to make sure they have enough money to eat out, have housecleaning services, have gardeners..........what will they do? (and they are not artists)
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Don,
I totally agree.  I like your part ....."someone that is still willing to rollup their sleeves and put some effort into life, be a participant instead of just a spectator".  Amen!  When I was on a singles dating service, I noticed a lot of men looking for "old fashioned women"  who still cooked at home.   Home cooking really is about getting into  very fundamental living and loving.  I think you have to love yourself (in a healthy way) to do this and be consistant.  And....this is  a great way to show your spouse and children that you love them.  Reminds me of Dr. Laura's book  "The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands".  Hummmmm...do you suppose non-cooking and  eating out most of the time,  has anything to do with high divorce rates?


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More excitement on the kitchen front!  I finally unpacked all my cartons and got everything into the new kitchen.  So exciting.  And something neat:

When I hit my five-year anniversary here at work (two years ago), they recognize that by allowing you to pick out anything you wish from a certain catelog.  Well, I picked out a food processor.  But I could never bring myself to even take it out of the box, let alone put it into my awful, yukky kitchen.  I told myself, if I ever get the kitchen renovated, I will quietly celebrate by unpacking the food processor from its box and placing it on the counter (let's work up slooooowly to actually using the thing...gotta pace myself!).  Well, yesterday, I unpacked and set up the food processor.  What a happy moment, as I just can't believe the kitchen is ...well, not quite done, as the handyman has yet to return for his final curtain call (don't ask...startin' to worry here...I think he fled to Belize or something), but it is virtually there.

It is nice smelling the aromas of healthy, BTD fare infusing the house once again.  Hallelu!


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Ah if you have a food processor I might have to post my recipe for pumpkin or winter squash pie using fresh grated pumpkin or butternut squash and vegetable glycerine. Just use the rice flour crust on the website for a crust to stay complient. Staring at 4 butternut squash from the first crop's harvest now.
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Homemade food update:

Gladware forever!  

I just had the best breakfast in my cubicle!  Ground beef, kale and a tiny sweet potato!  Truly the O nonnie breakfast of Champions!

For lunch, I shall be dining on a lamb chop and green beans.

Dinner?  Watermelon chunks.

Oh YEAH, babe.

I decided I'm getting a new blender ASAP.  Harmony, one of my two kittens who just turned one year old in August and are both as full of beans as ever, broke it a while back when she was just a tiny tyke and not theoretically big or strong enough to bat a heavy blender motor and heavy glass cup (or whatever you call that part) clear off the counter, yet she did just that.  She does a lot of things that she theoretically should not be able to do or interested in doing, but that's another topic!  She's a wild, wiley, woolly, wonderful young 'un, that Harmony.  Anyway, she demolished the blender and I want a new one so that I can start doing my fruit smoothie thing once again.  I never felt better or got the weight off better than when I was in fruit smoothie mode combined with no grain mode.  Don't know if I am prepared to go completely grain-free but I am prepared to dive into some lush, colorful, chi-infused fruit smoothies again and that by itself naturally cuts into the amount of grains one would eat, as somehow, if I'm doing fruit, I don't do nearly as many grains, and vice-versa.

btw, Harmony is being discouraged from getting on the kitchen counters.  I usually let her and Kioko out in the fenced backyard whilst I'm cooking, so by the time they are back in, there is NOTHING of interest going on in the kitchen.  That girl is a climber and I try to encourage her to climb trees and her custom-built scratching post, but NOT to jump on the counters.  Kioko, on the other hand, though she does love her post and to RUSH up the slash pine in the backyard, is not big on jumping up onto things.  She will climb but not jump, so she only rarely has even attempted to get onto the counter, at which point, I just summarily plop her back onto the floor and she is off to her next adventure.  Can't wait to get my pics developed of the kitchen (but waiting to get the last little bits done and take a few more), as there are some great ones of Harmony and Kioko in there, which I will upload to Yahoo and link.  Tee hee.  But, I digress (I get to jawin' about the kittens and that's all she wrote!).  The point here is:  homemade food is DA BOMB!

I am SO grateful for this diet and to have my wonderful, steadying, nourishing, delicious, high-quality, nutrient-dense food here so that I can joyfully avoid all the CR*P that is paraded under my nose all day.  More on that in another post, but for here I just want to say:  BTD, BTD, yaaaaaaaaay, BTD!  It's my rock.


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Ah if you have a food processor I might have to post my recipe for pumpkin or winter squash pie using fresh grated pumpkin or butternut squash and vegetable glycerine. Just use the rice flour crust on the website for a crust to stay complient. Staring at 4 butternut squash from the first crop's harvest now.


Do post, gcg! That recipe sounds deelish.


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Peppy,
It warms my heart to think of you in your lovely, healthy kitchen, re-discovering your beloved type O food again.  Life's only going to get better and better.

I highly recommend the Kitchenaid blender.  It costs a few bucks more than the cheap ones, but if you have a Bed Bath and Beyond, and take advantage of their 20% off coupons, it's more affordable.

Your meals sound heavenly!  Let those junk-food junkies eat their heart out at work.  Their pastries will never do for them what your lamb, ground beef and veggies is doing for your body, mind and emotions!  



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Peppy,
It warms my heart to think of you in your lovely, healthy kitchen, re-discovering your beloved type O food again.  Life's only going to get better and better.

Well, I'm glossing over the part about how the handyman has yet to return about 3 calls of mine over the last few weeks to set up his final visit.  It would seriously only take him about 1/2 an hour, max, to complete what he has to do, yet I fear he is off to Belize, never to be heard from again.  Also, I really am unhappy about the splashguards, which I mentioned, but particularly how he summarily sliced off half of the outlet covers on two outlets to accomodate their height.  It never occurred to me to say "Oh, by the way, don't slice off part of the outlet covers, okay?"  Like, who would think anyone would do that?  ...But, that said, I am enjoying the new kitchen tremendously and appreciating it even more tremendously, despite the fact that the handyman 'tweren't perfect.  He wasn't a nightmare, either, so I'm choosing to see the glass as half full.

Memo to self:  Kitchenaid.  (I think that is what I had before Harmony took care of it *lol*.  She's a pistol.  btw, we had a Bed, Bath & Beyond here but the roof caved in during that freak rain storm in February and it has yet to re-open for business.)

...Hey, gcg, are you out there floatin' around in cyberspace?  Do you think it is okay/up to code/safe to have the lower third of an outlet cover (GFI outlets, no less) lobbed off?  Are the wires gonna catch the back of the "splashgaurd" on fire and then, well, baaahd?  Or is it fine, as the handyman stated when I exclaimed in horror when I first saw what he had wrought?  He poo-poo'ed my concern.  I hope he was right.  I know he made the kitchen a lot safer as far as moving the hot water heater to the garage, as apparently the old cord was highly dangerous, plus it was ungrounded.  BAD!  He did do a great job with the hot water heater, gotta say that.  I love the stand he built for it, etc.  He also did a good job on the subfloor and a great job on the ceramic tile.  All in all, I'm a happy camper.  But you know me and my propensity to worry about Skylab...




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Peppermint Twist,

I'd have to see the covers to be sure what you are talking about, but I have seen quite often that they cut off some of the cover to fit it into a tight place.  It usually isn't half or they wouldn't have space to install the outlet itself...  Usually it is a portion of the side, since there aren't any screws in the side, if that makes sense to you.

The biggest worry is whether water can enter the box...  You may need to be careful when cleaning aroung them to use a well-wrung out dishrag.  We don't want fried Twist.

I'm glad you are enjoying the new kitchen.  I grew up helping my mom grow, preserve and cook all kinds of vegetables, fruits and meats.  Too bad I didn't realize that the majority of the majors in our diet were "Avoids"...  At least I already have the love of cooking, I just need to change some recipes.


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So why does it seem like much of our society is so adverse to enjoying the process and the results of true whole food home cooked meals? Is it a sign that our part of our society is generally getting lazy and wants/expects everything to be done for them?


Sorry, but I'd say too many of us had bought and swallowed much more than enough of the lies offered by the ignorant consumer's society and backed up by governments, and paid dearly with degenerated heath. Takes time to unlearn (deep sigh).  

PS. Ignorance has always been promoted by the powerful and coward (P & C).

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I want to meet someone that is still willing to roll up their sleeves and put some effort into life, be a participant instead of just a spectator.

Well, I guess you are in the right community.





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Peppermint Twist,

I'd have to see the covers to be sure what you are talking about, but I have seen quite often that they cut off some of the cover to fit it into a tight place.

Really?  Well, that is a relief because I have never seen that before and it really struck me as head-scratch-worthy.  Those two outlets happen to be what are called "GFI outlets", which I think means that, in a house of ungrounded wiring (!), they are not only grounded but each have several other outlets grounded to them, AND, in certain events such as surges from storms, they can shut down.  You then have to manually press the little red reset button on the outlet to get it up and running again.  Apparently, when the city I live in sent an inspector to inspect the house for major code violations before I bought it (because I got a loan from the city for part of the down payment, so they come and inspect as part of the loan process), they made the seller put in these GFI outlets in the kitchen and bathroom, as it is apparently required or somehow mitigates the ungrounded situation and/or the lack of enough outlets to meet today's code near water (like near kitchen and bathroom sinks, etc.), best as I can glean.  No one told me all that (they just had in the report or something that the seller had to put in those outlets...or the outlets were already there, but had to be changed to GFI, or something), mind you, but one time, a year or so after I moved into the house, all of a sudden, several outlets didn't work.  These were in the living room, hall, etc.  I was like, WHAT is going on?  I had several electricians out and the power company and would you believe none of them could figure it out?  Then I had this little old electrician out and, God bless him, he immediately went to the GFI outlet in the bathroom, pressed the tiny red button on it, and the whole thing was fixed.  He refused to take a penny of payment, the dear!  It was then that I got an education about just what in the heck GFI outlets are.  So anyway, those two that the handyman chopped parts off of are GFI outlets and thus probably have other outlets grounded to them, if that makes any sense.

You are right, he really didn't cut "half" off, more like the bottom third of one (right up to the lower plug slots themselves) and the lower half but not side of the other one (which looks stupider than imaginable, but hey).  Water intrusion could happen, now that you mention it, but isn't too likely, although I will be using blenders, food processors, etc. plugged into those two plugs (those are the only two I got--use 'em if ya got 'em *lol*) and those involve liquids.  Also, as you point out, when you clean the walls (not that I ever clean the one wall--but the other one has tile surrounding the outlet so does get cleaned...theoretically *lol*), water could possibly get in although the part he cut off is flush against the top of the counter "splashgaurd"...but it isn't tapered inward like the outlet cover-ends themselves were, so the "seam" isn't as good, waterproof-wise.  I didn't even think of that until you mentioned it!  Aaaaaaeeeeeee, as Isa would say!
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The biggest worry is whether water can enter the box...  You may need to be careful when cleaning aroung them to use a well-wrung out dishrag.  We don't want fried Twist.

Very high in cholesterol, that!


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P.S.  Update:  the handyman DID finally call and leave me a message (and the answering machine actually took the message!).  He is out of town and will call next week.  Yay!


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GCG--please please pleeeeease post your recipe! Pretty please with kale on top?

Twinnie, I am SO HAPPY for you and your new kitchen! I particularly loved the line about how it's starting to smell good and healthy.

YAY for Gladware!


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Okay I'll post it on the cook right threads latter today. I'm at work today and the cable servor was down at the house last night. If I can find the rice flour crust recipe(kimonokat's?) I'll add that otherwise complient crust will be up to vous!
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Ooooh, Briglet, I love when the beautiful BTD aromas come wafting out of the kitchen.  You can just smell the nourishment, deliciousness, satisfaction and revitalization that you are in for.  I especially love when I walk J, we return, we (well, I) open the door and the aroma of something cooking in the oven hits ya.  Oh, yeah, babe.  I think the aroma of something wafting from the kitchen is what makes a house a home, personally.


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P-Twist,
GFI outlets have a special circuit to "trip" if there is any current in the Ground pin of the outlet.  Usually there aren't other outlets on the circuit, but obviously it is possible.  They are used where there is the possibility that an appliance can be dropped in water.

If you are concerned about the gap between the cover and the backsplash, you could put a small bead of caulk at the joint and viola! - no more gap.  You could use clear caulk and no one except you would even know it is there, or use a colored caulk to match the plate or splash...


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GFI outlets have a special circuit to "trip" if there is any current in the Ground pin of the outlet.  Usually there aren't other outlets on the circuit, but obviously it is possible.

In the ten years I have owned my house, I have learned that there is nothing "usual" about it *lol*!  Everything was done in some strange-a$$ed way.
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If you are concerned about the gap between the cover and the backsplash, you could put a small bead of caulk at the joint and viola!

Elementary, my dear Watson, and yet brilliant!  U rock!

Meanwhile...I think my handyman has gone to ground, but that's not confirmed so I'm choosing to keep hope alive at this point!  Details when and if I have any.


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