Friday, February 17, 2017

I Don't Give a Monkey's Bung-hole

I'm in the mood to kick some butt today. How about you? As I type, onions are cooking in the cast iron, soon to pop in mushrooms. Stuff it all in a homemade wrap, and call me a happy camper. After that, I'm gonna crank the music and prep for our 3-day weekend. Three earwigs and a tooth, if you know who I'm gonna listen to.

In other news ....


Friday, February 10, 2017

Who Says Dreams Don't Come True?

Once the second tub is GONE, the pantry shelf will fit great in that spot, along with holiday boxes and indoor tools. So why not put it all there right now and simply remove the tub when it gets warm?

And get this people. As of last night, everything we own has a proper home.

Who says dreams don't come true?






Wednesday, February 08, 2017

CHECK (f*cker)


Monday, February 06, 2017

Goodbye Pantry (you gotta go)


Friday, February 03, 2017

I've Dun-Dun-Dun Gone Nuts

Last week, because of the mice, I removed my baking toys from the cupboards under the sink and yesterday, I yanked my cleaning stuff from under the prep station.

But ... (and this is the BEST bit), because I did a killer job decluttering last year, I was able to find room for everything. This is heaven people.

As for the lower cupboards in the kitchen, those are on the demo list. Don't need them. Don't want them. They gotta go.

PS: Mini-vids below.

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Wednesday, February 01, 2017

I Can't Stop Making Videos (please send help)

Seriously, I cannot stop making videos. It's so flippin' fun. Apologies that they don't come with recipes or enough educational information but these videos aren't about that. They're more about me learning and taking you along for the ride.

Thanks for watching and boogie boogie.

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Operation Chicken Shit

Yesterday, I made two short videos (see below) and today I'll make another. I'm not ready to put my face on video but I'm also tired of feeling stuck in my fear. This is my way of moving forward. I call it, Operation Chicken Shit.

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Less Stuff (more mice)

I'm long past done with decluttering. Now I'm enjoying our new space and figuring out where things go here and there. The kitchen/lab is the room I've moved about the most but as of yesterday, by George, I think I've got it. Not to even need those bottom cupboards, at all ...

Heaven, I tell you. Heaven.

PS: Here's the cartoon I posted earlier. Have a yummy weekend and boogie boogie.


Monday, January 23, 2017

I'm Chicken Shit


Friday, January 13, 2017

Who Wants Muffins????

Normally I bake muffins in a WagnerWare pan. The cavities (where the batter goes), are more popover-shaped. But I wanted to see if my writing also worked in mini tart-shaped cavities. Spoiler alert, it did. Which means when I start sharing these online, bakers should be safe using any shape pan. How flippin' cool is that?



Tuesday, January 10, 2017

I Look Like a Cheese Puff

For lunch I made flatbread/crackers. From that I got an idea for a dog treat. Next draft I'll adjust oven time and temp, but that should do it. Thanks to decluttering, drafts are faster and my brain works better. My body though, is dealing with allergy issues from last night. I look like a cheese puff.




Friday, December 30, 2016

PIZZA ON THE FLY

I made an yeast-free pizza dough that's ready to bake faster than my oven needs to preheat. This is a game changer.

I'll include the crust in my upcoming video series. That's right, I said video. Watch out world, I'm not chicken shit anymore.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Fermented Fun (for realz)

I've said this before but I gotta say it again, homemade fermented veggies kick the asses of every store-bought, ready-made jar, I've ever eaten. And I've eaten a lot. Not only that but the cost comparison isn't even on the same planet.

For realz.


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

BETTER THAN JEWELRY

For awhile now my large garbage bin for the kitchen has been too blippin' big. Problem solved. Behold, my new baby bin.

Better than jewelry.



Monday, December 26, 2016

Happy as Balls

Tonight I made egg-free noodles, lasagna sheets and teeny tiny pasta nuggets. So flippin' yum. I'm happy as balls to have my own allergy-friendly options.

Suck on that eggs, you're not needed.


Friday, December 23, 2016

The Flippin' Kitchen

Even with 95 percent gone, the kitchen still has a lot of stuff. It's my office, lab and home kitchen. And if I'm REALLY honest, there are some baking toys that I haven't used since I decluttered 34 weeks ago.

Today I pull EVERYTHING out of the kitchen (again), and see what (if anything), I'm willing to let go of.

One word: aldfladkjfalkfjlsdkjfaldfjla!!!!

And to those who celebrate ...


Thursday, December 22, 2016

FQ: What Are We?

For all the allergies that I no longer have (thank you immune system), I'm still not able to handle corn. I test it every so often, but I'm not there yet. So I make due by drizzling these with melted unscented coconut oil and a sprinkle of Kosher salt and cayenne powder.

What are we?


Too Long? Or Just Right?

Ohhh bonkers, I'm pooped today. But I'm outta laundry soap so time to get my butt in gear and make some. Pictures to come. Meanwhile, I may have let these ferments rest a tad too long ....


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Kitchen (challenge accepted)

I just cracked open my largest ferment and boy, it's gettin' tangy. My oh my. It tastes so good. Not sure I'll be able to wait.

In other news, part of my kitchen is solved. We're building a new pantry. I never drew plans or built one before but you know what? It doesn't even occur to me that I can't.


Happy Winter Solstice


The Fantastic 4

The chunky carrots are my first ever brine-water test batch. Not sure if that's what it's called, still learning the words. The rest are regular ferments mixed with napa cabbage, spices and the two outer ones have onions. No set formulas. Just chop, season, taste, smash, protect water line, close lid, wait.

Suck on that, bad belly bugs. You gonna die.


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

My Kitchen Annoys Me

When I started decluttering we had at least, 500 pens, markers and pencils. I kept a small stash, donated the rest. Time moved on, but I still wasn't using most of them, so I reduced my share by half.

Below is what's left.

In other news, my kitchen annoys me. So I'll post this, unplug, make a cuppa hot chocolate and get crackin'.

Thanks for the suggestions yesterday.






Monday, December 19, 2016

CAN'T FIGURE THIS OUT

I'm struggling with where to store our quick-turnover room temperature produce like bananas, potatoes and onions. Tim cleared a bookcase but put I my cookery and bake books there, along with waters on the bottom. I just can't figure this one out.

Yet.

PS: My latest ferments. Oh my yum.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Friday Question: Fermented Veggies

I eat fermented veggies for my gut bugs but up until this week, I bought them. Now after making my first jar there's nooooo going back. Sooooo many combinations. Sooooo much fun. And soooo soooo much cheaper.

Friday Question: Do you like fermented veggies?


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Sorry Batman, Ya' Gotta Go

Next to me is the biggest cuppa free from dairy hot chocolate in the history of ever. So flippin' good. Before this, I removed what clothes I had left and you know what? Everything I own fits into one large laundry basket. And yet, there are a few items I'm not wearing. Like my Batman shirt. I like it, but I don't wear it. Now my Captain America, Halloween and zombie shirts, I wear those all the time.

In other news, yesterday I cleaned the house and oh my gosh ....

Friday, December 09, 2016

I'm Baaaaacccckkkkkk !!!!

Hello Boogerbutts! Long time no blog. Good to be back. And oh my gosh, so flippin' pretty outside. We've already had a snowed-in weekend a few bits back, but I'm excited for another one.

Bring it on.

In other news, so much has happened, that I didn't know where to start writing today. So I figured, I'd just pop on here and say howdy to all your boogerbutts and buttfaces.

That's about all from me. Gonna jump in the shower and when I get out, make the biggest mug of hot chocolate in the history of ever and then after that, a batch of maple vanilla pizzelles.

Num, num, num.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Halloween Staycation (yeah, baby)

I did it. I finally finished that pile of keeps and moved everything into the new space. And just in time to lock the doors and bolt the windows, because our 10-day Halloween staycation, is here.

My plans? I got none.

My goals? Don't got none of those either.

With any luck, we'll get one heavy snow storm, lots of rain and a few days of sun.

Happy Holiday! May witches fly over your house, werewolves howl in your garden, and spiders lay eggs in your ears.



Tuesday, October 25, 2016

NEVER EVER !!!!

I made laundry soap for the first time and oh my gosh, does it work. It gets clothes so flippin' clean.  Didn't smell enough of the lemon but the fabric was super clean and no static! OMG. I will never use store-bought again.

EVER!!!!!

In other news, the pile of KEEPS from yesterday's post, is coming along well. I'll write more when I'm done.

Monday, October 24, 2016

I'm THIS Close

I still have one pile of stuff that I'm keeping but haven't done anything about. Unless you count moving it from one room to the other, and back to the other room again.

So this past weekend, Tim cleared off shelves that are smack-butt next to my lab. This could work. I want this pile DONE before our 10-day Halloween staycation.

I'm this close I tell you. THIS close. 

In other news, this is ...




Tuesday, October 18, 2016

My Head Smells Like Chocolate

I'm playing around with homemade shampoos because each time I go to buy ready-made poo, I get disgusted by the ingredients.  So today, I made dry shampoo with arrowroot and cocoa powder. I smell like a giant Willy Wonka Bar.

And yesterday ....


Saturday, October 15, 2016

I Love Saturdays !!!!

Yesterday I pumped gas and last week I mowed the lawn. Both without a rash or breathing problems.

Huge step forward. No step back.

During the healing process there's been plenty of step backs, knock downs and grumpy days. But if asked, I'd do it all again.

In other news, 14 sleeps until our Halloween staycation and this weekend, we're on a 3-day holiday. Up next, a hot mug of homemade pumpkin spice yum and then after that, anything we want.

I love Saturdays!

PS: Last week's answer: Chocolate bubbles.

Friday, October 07, 2016

Friday Question: What Are We?

With all the demo and repairs going on, this Halloween season is whooshing past me. So in the spirit of spooky, gross and fun things, tell us what these are and win a broken broom stick, a cracked cauldron and a wart.

Last week's answer: Bean curd.


Friday, September 30, 2016

FQ: WHAT IS THIS?

With the dizzy-dos and vertigo gone, I'm back in action. And today, I'm fixin' to make this again. Tell us this is and win a piece of string and a stinky shoe.

Hint: It's not chicken.

In other news, Tim got cleared for our 9-day Halloween Staycation, I finally joined G+ and this weekend I'm gonna make crackers.

That's all from my end. Have a yummy day and boogie boogie.


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Cluttered Thinking (no thanks)

Yesterday, I wasn't able to do what I wanted so I switched gears and worked on my whitebox (for food photos). I'm having a terrible time with white backgrounds looking blue. If you know how to remove the blue, please drop me a note. Thanks.

Today, I've spent the morning on the couch, but I'm starting to feel better. Two years ago, if I had to stop and rest like this it might have made me cranky. But these days, I don't have that cluttered thinking.

Not too shabby.

PS: Made some killer draft 2 crackers last night. Chipotle, paprika, onion powder and fresh garlic. Oh my yum. So flippin' good.