It’s been another mostly lazy day.

I got up a little after 8 and did all of my exercising. Breakfast was about three cups of OJ. After that, I had a young coconut that wasn’t as young as most. I ate part of the meat and stowed the rest in the fridge. Then I had some kim chee. It sure is hot! Oh, and I squirted a couple of kiwi fruit into my mouth.

Lunch was a three large banana/one organic apple/organic spinach smoothie. I had come across the spinach last night. I guess it was the part that was left from the pesto stuffed mushrooms. It was all washed and in a bag in the fridge.

I finally bestirred myself to vacuum the living/dining area. I moved everything that could be moved and did as thorough a job as possible. It took me just over an hour.

Twinkle has one of those “CatIt” fountain bowls that I got her for her Christmas present. It quit working so I took it apart and cleaned it. It still didn’t work. After closer inspection, I discovered that the power cord had come apart and once I put it back together, it was fine.

I knew the persimmons were large but I didn’t know how large until I weighed them. I’d gotten four out of the fridge to have for my mid-afternoon meal. The smallest one was about 3 1/2 ozzies and the largest was 4 1/2. I ended up eating only three.

Yesterday, I’d looked at the sky and marveled that it was supposed to rain today. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky and the sun shone brightly all day. It dawned clear this morning, too, and stayed that way. Seems the storm system that was supposed to bring the rain stalled over Denver and dumped a lot of snow again. The pictures on the news could have been repeated from the pre-Christmas blizzard. My sister and her husband got outta Dodge just ahead of it and should be safely at my other sister’s place down in canyon-land.

My daughter had brought a lot of sweet potatoes they’d gotten from their CSA. I’d meant to give them to my DILs and forgot. I went to see if my neighbors like them but they were referred to as “hog food”. I finally gave them some for a friend of theirs who likes them. When I came back, I peeled one and tried it raw. Not the best thing in the world. I sliced it with my vegetable peeler and put it in the dehydrator. The chips are different, for sure.

This evening, I made a large salad of romaine, red leaf lettuce, a large tomato, my last pickling cucumber, a few slices of red onion, and a small avocado. I dressed it with lime juice and it was the best salad I’ve had for ages!

I have a tooth on the lower left that is pretty sensitive. Roger brushes his teeth with Dr. Bronner’s Magic Peppermint Soap. I decided I would try my Dr. Bronner’s same stuff but the Tea Tree flavor. I do believe the sensitivity is less! It doesn’t hurt at all unless I’m brushing that spot, anyway. I’m a great believer in tea tree oil for just about anything.

Well, folks, it’s a happy Sabbath and the last one of 2006. Here’s hoping everyone had a good night and sleeps well. Good night, all!

2 Responses to It’s been another mostly lazy day.

  1. Chris (clayjunky) December 30, 2006 at 11:52 am #

    Hey Tommie, have you posted your recipe for kim chee? I couldn’t find it.

  2. Tommie December 30, 2006 at 7:25 pm #

    I adapted this recipe and this method to fit what I have on hand. The ingredients I use are napa cabbage for the base, carrots cut in both matchsticks and diagonal “rounds”, daikon radish cut in matchsticks and rounds, cubed peeled turnips, green onion split and cut in about 1″ pieces, sliced garlic cloves, grated peeled ginger, and Thai chili powder (go easy on this). I put it all in a large stainless steel bowl, weighted with a glass plate with a plastic bag of brine, covered with Press ‘n Seal wrap secured with a rubber band. I leave it sitting on the counter until it reaches the level of fermentation I want, then I put it in clean jars and store it in the fridge. How much it makes depends on the amount of ingredients. I don’t measure anything except for the water and salt ratio. I had to make more than one recipe of brine this time to cover the veggies. My SIL is going to try making some using the brine (as a starter) from some organic kim chee they buy close to their apartment. I hope he’ll let me know how it turns out. If you try it, share your experience!

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