Today I went to my Spark Roots. I started by going to my original blogs and reviewing them. Then I went to my original goodies and reviewed who encouraged me at my beginnings. I'll send some goodies. I'll go to my past comments to me for some history.
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I prefer Ginger root for stir fries. I store my ginger root in a zipper bag in my freezer. When I want the ginger I just remove the end skin and grate the frozen root over the pot. It goes through the fine grater and sprinkles over the surface. No clumping. I return ginger in bag to the freezer.
This keeps well. I use it in Ginger tea and ginger cookies. I use it often and there is much less waste. I like big round roots . Easier to handle.
Ever since I was knee high to a grasshopper I've absolutely loved root beer floats. Eating is emotional to me, when I think of root beer floats, I think of being at my grandparent's house on a hot summer day when my grandma would make everyone an ice cold refreshing float. I still crave them today, but instead of having a full one I have a root beer shot. It's less than half the calories, with all the familiar taste.
All you need is a shot glass, some diet root beer and a tablespoon or so of vanilla ice cream. You can also use frozen yogurt, but the consistency will be a bit different.
This works for me - if I am "stuck" and having difficulty motivating myself, or I notice a lot of negative 'self-talk,' I start writing down a conversation with this inner voice, using an objective, journalistic, "adult" voice to ask questions of myself and get to the root of my feelings. Tapping into this encouraging, grown-up part of who I am helps to work the negatives out of my thinking and return me to a more positive and courageous mindset. It's like being my own best friend!
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