Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Foraging (I'm Hooked)

Last Friday, I ate my first dandelion flower. I didn't know the flowers were edible or sweet. Before this, I've only had store-bought dandelion tea but stopped buying it due to the inflated price tag.

They can suck it, I'll make my own.

Guess what else? In the woods behind our trailer I found wild garlic, wild onions and garlic mustard. All edibles. Today, I spent two hours in the woods and it felt like 20 minutes. I'm hooked.

PS: Here's Bug. Taken today.

Thursday, April 20, 2017


Last Friday I hit a new grocery market and my immune system went nuts. I looked like a boiled lobster with braids. Thankfully, I recovered quick.

Up next, we had cupboard ants. I placed everything on folding tables and waited for the queen to die. I struggled to put the kitchen back together. I farted around, wasn't focused and then it hit me, I hate those upper cupboards.

Hate. Them.

So I put my kitchen back together without using the cabinets above the oven and hot dog, those suckers are next on my demo list. Suck on that.

PS: I made ice cream.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Wigglin' Fool (that's me)

Did you ever hit the coffee house, cafe, bookstore or doughnut shoppe, sit at the table with a cuppa something good and earbuds that insist on playing the best songs, as you wiggle in your chair? Whelp, that's me right now. I'm a wigglin' fool and I don't care who knows it.

Guess what? Wouldn't that be weird if you knew the answer?

I woke up today with no breathing issues, which happens when I sand walls (even with my good mask). But yesterday, I used the damp bandana trick along with several sips of raw apple cider vinegar and they worked.

Hot dog!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Hello Monday (your ass is mine)

After a week of on and off health issues, I'm happy to report that this is morning three, of me feeling normal. Which means, I mud for the next few hours in attempt to get all the bedding coats down.

Hello Monday. Your ass is mine.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Spud 'n Mud

Inspired by the air fryer craze, I baked spuds in the oven without oil. Took me three tries to get what I wanted. For today's bake, I changed the shape, lowered the temp and coated with an arrowroot chili-style powder.

Up next, The Husband Test. It's when I make one or more changes to a dish but don't tell Tim. Then I watch him. Sometimes his face gets scrunchy.

As for me, I ate the entire lot. They had a crispy outside and tender fluffy innards. Eww. Innards might not be the best word. Now my face is scrunchy.

In other news, check out my new mud.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Traybake (oh my yum)

Today's lab didn't work as a pumpkin roll so I made SuzieQ-style sandwiches, filled with maple peanut butter. Oh my yum. Cannot wait for Frankenberry to get home. Only thing, I'm not sure I'll have any left. Just kidding.

Or am I ...?

In other news, I've been MIA, working on the new room. Apologies to anyone who has emailed me, that's been off too. Figure I'll get back in the game soon but had to pop in and share some photos.

PS: What's for lunch? I had these and they were goooooood.

Monday, March 06, 2017


I don't have a wordy post. Don't get me wrong, I'll talk your ear off on what I've been up to but instead, I'll show you this picture of Wiggy. Taken with my phone.

I love this picture.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Goodbye Lemon Tart Room

Look what I've got my paws into now. Destroying the Lemon Tart Room (aka movie room). Lemme tell you how freeing it is to do what WE want with OUR place.

Seriously good stuff.

But why say goodbye to a room that we loved using? Because we're done with it.

I started yesterday and my focus is to turn this space into a kick-ass work room for Tim. His Spring Equinox gift from me.

Goodbye Lemon Tart Room. Hello Change.

PS: I can't get the song, Goobye Yellow Brick Road, out of my head. It's been in there for like a week now. 

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.


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.




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.



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.