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Friday, March 29, 2013

Knock knock!
Who's there?
Ether who?
Ether Bunny. Knock knock!
Who's there?
Cargo who?
Cargo fath, run over Ether Bunny. Knock knock!
Who's there?
Boo who?
Don't cry --Ether Bunny be okay

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**Happy Easter, Sparkers!**

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1EMMA2011 3/30/2013 3:13PM

    So cute! Adorable!!

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BRAVELUTE 3/30/2013 2:38PM

    I'm glad that bunny dothent liv in my garden!

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LJCANNON 3/30/2013 12:06PM

    emoticon That Bunny can carry A LOT of Eggs!!

emoticon Have a Blessed Easter!!

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JACKIE542 3/30/2013 9:21AM

    Love your jokes. WOW! What a BIG bunny. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PICKIE98 3/29/2013 3:56PM

    I would love a pair of slippers like those bunny feet!! Warm!

Have blessed Easter weekend! He is Risen!

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No Hands Mountain to Lotus and Back, Oh, my!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

I did it! From Mountain (standing position) to Lotus, and return to Mountain without assistance of hands or arms!

**No brag, just fact. --Paladin**

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BRAVELUTE 4/1/2013 8:34PM

    I'm sure this was an accomplishment but I i have no frame of reference unless you count needing to use my hands to stand from a seated postition in my recliner.

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JACKIE542 3/23/2013 5:04PM

    That is really good. emoticon

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1EMMA2011 3/23/2013 4:05PM

    That is fantastic!

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CAT609 3/23/2013 3:32PM

    Awesome! Congrats!!

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Fermented Wheat, aka Sourdough

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

There is much theory out and about that wheat should not be consumed. If it contains essential B vitamins, it also contains serious toxins. Fermenting the wheat helps to dissipate these toxins, and leaves the proteins more accessable and digestible.

To make a sourdough Starter (sponge):

2 heaping cups organic whole-wheat flour
2 cups tepid water
1 package dry yeast
Later, another cup organic whole-wheat flour

In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup of the tepid water. Add remaining water, and whip in 2 cups of the flour until smooth. Cover with wrap and place in a warm place to ferment.

After a few days (sometime between overnight and a week or more) stir it well, and remove 1 cup of the starter. Place it in a clean jar. Cover it lightly and store in the fridge.

To the Remaining Starter, whip in another cup of flour. Ferment another couple of days.


Sophie's No-Knead Sourdough Skillet Bread

A course country bread best taken with soup or beverage


1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup nonfat dry milk
1/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup raisins
3/4 cup dried cranberries, or other fruit as blueberries, bananas, etc
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup oatmeal, if you like
Remaining Starter
1/4 cup olive oil
2 whipped eggs
1 teaspoon soda
1 tablespoon water


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Grease a deep 10" skillet, sprinkle with flour
3. Gather the dry ingredients together in a bowl, except for soda
4. To Remaining Starter, stir in oil and eggs. Stir in dry ingredients. *
5. Dissolve soda in water, and (just before baking) add to the batter. Stir it in gently
6. Pour batter into skillet and bake 45 minutes
7. Cool 10 minutes, invert over rack, and cool to room temperature before covering

*If desired, you can apply 300 whacks with a wooden spoon before adding the soda. In that case the bread will be less coarse, but it's not necessary.

1. French bread, baguettes and other breads, pancakes, desserts, and other baked goods may be made with sourdough
2. The longer the fermentation period, the longer the kneading process, the slower the baking period, the more beneficial the product will be
3. It's okay if the starter turns black in the fridge. As long as it has a clean sour aroma, and has not turned green, it's fine
4. With use, the commercial yeast is quickly diluted out of the starter, and your sourdough will improve with time. Sourdough starters are believed to have flourished 80 years and beyond.

Use sparingly. Not a diet food

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**Cut my pie into four pieces, I couldn't possibly eat eight. --Yogi Berra**

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BRAVELUTE 4/1/2013 8:46PM

    P.S. Where'd you find that "extant" word?

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BRAVELUTE 4/1/2013 8:44PM

    I would think it could also go in coffee cans covered with foil and steamed in the crockpot. I'd love to try that fruited recipe like that!!

BTW, are you SURE about the "turning black" business? Don't think I could get anyone here to eat it after it turned black.

And you raise one other question. I've been working on being able to make sprouted wheat bread myself. Still don't have the mill to grind the sprouted wheat after I dehydrate it. But do you know if sprouting gets rid of those toxins? I know you don't leave them sprouting long or they go quickly past the malt sugar stage and that is not very tasty.

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BRERRABBIT1 3/12/2013 1:43PM

:) I don't see why you can't make tortilla-like or pancake-like breads with the above skillet-bread recipe; just thin it a bit with water. Also you could insert a container of the batter into a covered water bath and steam it on the stovetop. The slow cooking would be a good thing. Good luck with your effort. Thanks for stopping by! Would you let me know how it turns out?


**Veni, vedi, visa. I came. I saw. I did a little shopping.**

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NASFKAB 3/12/2013 1:13PM

  interesting do not have an oven can it be cooked in the skillet like tortillas?

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SAMMIESMOM13 3/12/2013 12:27PM

    Thanks - this is interesting. Never heard that before about the fermenting/toxins. I will check into it more. Thanks for the recipes too. I love to bake bread.

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Thinking Myself on Track

Sunday, February 03, 2013

I was thinking about how the magnificent Tom Hanks lost his weight so successfully for the movie Castaway, and thinking it was perhaps partly because he was accountable to scores of people who were depending on him for their livlihood.

That led me to think maybe I could use the Spark Current-Status feed as a tool to keep myself on track. Thinking I might achieve success because I would never want to disappoint my Friends. Yes, I think that might help me.

**I think I think, but my husband says I only think I do.**

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HOBBESIS49 2/9/2013 12:58PM

    --Brer Rabbit

I've often thought of Tom Hanks in 'Castaway' and Christian Bale in 'The Mechanic' how in the world did they lose all that weight? Initially I thought it must have been CG until I learned differently. Goodness.. what devoted actors. but this is real life! Not just for a film but a life style change and not a crash diet. That is the hard part. The crash I think is easier because I would know that it is just temporary. This is something all together different it is a relearning.

You are so right Spark friends keeping me honest and motivate me to be true to myself.

I'll try and keep my eye on your current -status feed emoticon

P.S. your amazing sense of humor is wonderful and always makes me smile!

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GOPINTOS 2/8/2013 7:47PM

    Love that movie. If I am recalling correctly, it took 2 years to make it, with a year in between to lose the weight, or something like that.

Thanks for sharing!

Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
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JACKIE542 2/4/2013 9:53AM

    emoticon I love Tom Hanks.

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KALIGIRL 2/4/2013 8:46AM

    We're here for you - because we KNOW you can!

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CBRINKLEY401 2/3/2013 11:42PM

    Every action has to begin with a thought. And announcing it does make you more accountable. You CAN do this. I'm rooting for you!

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GOODWITCH333 2/3/2013 1:24PM

    EVERY Action begins with a thought. We are all taking this journey together. Letting your spark-family know when your are proud or when you are stumbling really does help. Use every and any tool that works for you. It's wonderful that you know this can help encourage yourself to be your best "You!" emoticon

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My Favorite State of Consciousness

Saturday, February 02, 2013

When I am so concentrated on my activity that it perfectly absorbs my mind, I magically escape myself. I'm in the 'Now'. I am aware of nothing else. I am the polar opposite of 'self-aware', or self centered.

This is the Flow State, aka Mindfulness. or the 'Now'. I function at maximum effectiveness, my sense of the passing of time vanishes.

"Quick, somebody, gimme another pot to polish!"

Keeping busy is not the answer. Keeping busy is the question. Yes! is the answer.

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**"Coffee, please."
"This is a library."
(whispered) "Coffee, please."**

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BRAVELUTE 4/1/2013 8:36PM

    Are you like this all the time?

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CIRANDELLA 2/27/2013 12:59PM

    Oooh! I loved this blog entry...not to mention the lovely photo. You make me want to head into the kitchen and do what needs to be done! Now you've got me wanting to see if I can get into that state of flow; it's always a rare - but wonderful! - condition for me :)

Tanks o' thanks!! emoticon

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HOBBESIS49 2/9/2013 1:08PM


There .. There.. some coffee for the emoticon library.. keep busy but shhhhhhh... keep it down.. we require quiet ..

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GOPINTOS 2/8/2013 7:48PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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ICANANDIWILL3 2/6/2013 12:07AM

    The answer is Yes! I love it!!!!

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LHLADY517 2/2/2013 10:43PM

    "Keeping busy is not the answer. Keeping busy is the question. Yes! is the answer. " I like this.

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