Originally posted 2018-01-08 12:00:36. My grandmother was many things- tiny, fierce, independent, stubborn, mouthy, and fiery.  In many ways, I am her clone. One thing she was not, however, was a good cook.  Growing up, most of the food we ate started out from a can or the freezer, the veggies were always overly cooked,…

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Originally posted 2018-01-04 12:00:49. Original recipe can be found here- http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/claire-robinson/butternut-squash-soup-recipe-1922514 Ingredients- 1 butternut squash (2 to 3 pounds) 1 teaspoon olive oil (plus a tiny bit for roasting) 1 shallot, finely chopped 4 cups low sodium broth (use vegetable to make it vegan, though chicken broth works if that is not a priority, or…

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Originally posted 2017-09-20 17:00:26. First, I want to apologize for missing a month. I felt like I was losing my mind there a bit, so I took a break from pretty much everything. But, I’m back, so let’s get back to crocheting! You can find crochet patterns virtually anywhere. There are books in craft stores,…

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Originally posted 2017-07-17 20:00:30. I was going to have this post be about how to read a pattern, but I decided it would be easier to read a pattern if you knew what the stitches were, so I’ll discuss those this month and get into pattern reading next month. Before we begin stitching, it is…

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Originally posted 2017-07-05 17:00:56. There’s a part in the movie Dogma, where Ben and Matt are talking to one another about the fact that supposedly Ben’s character (Loki) loves going to the airport to watch people reunite, when in all actuality, he goes to see how awkward the reconnections are after dalliances and situations take…

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Originally posted 2017-07-04 20:00:07. Oh my stars, it’s been a long week. I realise it’s Tuesday, but I’m talking from last Tuesday till now, it’s been… eventful. So I’m gonna break down the days as best possible, but I will say this actual week so far has finally been a bit slower paced and that’s…

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Originally posted 2017-06-20 12:00:14. Today is a dreary rainy day, so I figured this would be the perfect recipe for today. Enjoy!           Ingredients 2 pounds (1kg) boneless beef chuck roast, cut into 1 1/2–inch steaks, or 3 pounds (1.3kg) bone-in beef short ribs, ribs removed and reserved (see note) Kosher…

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Originally posted 2017-06-08 17:00:33. Hello! I thought I’d start a “How to Crochet” series for anyone interested.  Before we get into how to actually make stitches, there are some important things to discuss. Crocheting is a form of needlework or fiber art that uses various types of yarns and strings with hooks of different sizes…

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Originally posted 2017-05-30 17:00:15. I’m finally going to do it. I’m hopping across the giant Atlantic Puddle, and I’m way too excited. 29 days will likely be quickly scooped up in history, but not nearly as fast as I’m hoping! I WANT TO GO TODAY!!! I’ll be hopefully doing at least one or two articles/week…

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Originally posted 2017-05-28 17:00:27. The BEST frozen popsicles – Homemade – Simple – Delicious – Low Calorie   For some places around the world (like where I’m currently sitting in Antigua, Caribbean), “summer” is a constant. Other places, (like my hatching land of Ontario, Canada), only sees the heat for a few short months (read:…

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Originally posted 2017-05-24 17:00:29. First off, I’m gonna say that you can legit do this with a host of veggies and other fun stuff, as it’s similar to the cream of multi-veggie soup I posted back in… November I think it was. Creamy Veggie Soup Recipe If this is your first recipe from me, you’ve…

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Originally posted 2017-05-02 17:00:29. I struggled with this post. I struggle with thinking about it, putting it into words, and putting those words on paper. In black and white on my computer screen, they seem so much simpler, so much less of a big deal. But Alzheimer’s disease is a big deal. It affects about…

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Originally posted 2017-03-24 14:30:08. How does shutting off tech (computer, laptop, television, etc.) even ten minutes before bed help? Simple: Your brain has the time and ability to shut out the rest of the world, to begin to prepare for your sleep cycle. This has been tested, peer reviewed and acknowledged as fact. You need…

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Originally posted 2017-03-17 14:30:56. This might seem like a simple one at first, but there are a lot of correlations between consistent sleep and how that affects and effects you in your waking life. This is no mere statement, and there have been conclusively peer reviewed and globally accepted points about this. Here are a…

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