Saturday, June 30, 2012

Hot and sticky

Last night I was so hot and sticky I felt like Roo had eaten a lollipop and then rubbed his hands all over me.

And today was so hot- I had to bake a birthday cake in it- you might as well liquify me and spray me directly on the furniture.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Personal Selections of Knowledge

I know something you don't know.

In fact, my own personal selection of knowledge just about grantees that I know something you don't.

Luckily, most of the time, much of that is fairly irrelevant.

So, how fair is it?

In fact, on the internet, all that any one cares to post is now fair game.... and our personal selections of knowledge expand.... and expand to match our current curiosities.

Most of the time I attempt to post things things that I think others may want to add to their personal selections of knowledge. That is why I share recipes and good articles and interesting thoughts.... some times I post just to write something- in which case I am not really attempting to enlighten you, but just to chat.

What is really interesting though is when you are posting thoughts about things you really don't want those who know you to know. That is when you go to a blog that is mostly ignored and see if any one bites your bait.

However, I am really not expecting any one to have lasted this long reading this post that is about almost nothing at all, nor do I expect them to know that I am expecting.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

the archetype of mothering as transformation

"When a mother thinks about her experience in a truthful way, when she is honest with herself, she will see that the act of mothering is not one-sided. It is reciprocal. Once we appreciate that the mother/child dyad is mutually beneficial, we can change the stereotype of motherhood as burden into the archetype of mothering as transformation."

-Peggy O'mara (Mothering Magazine)

link to article

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Raw Carrot Cake

Worth Making, and worth eating- even in hot weather :)

This recipe is stolen from adapted from Forks over Knives. I also highly recommend the movie.
It makes a good desert and a complete meal if served over green or after beans.

Raw Carrot Cake

soak: 2 cups raisins in water until plump (if you are impatient you can soak while you grind the carrots and nuts, then add in the raisins and some raisin water.)
Shred/grind: 4-5 carrots, 4 cups walnuts- and then the raisins.

Add to ground stuff:
1 cup shredded coconut
2 TBS tahini
Splash of Maple Syrup
2 tsp vanilla
Cinnamon (to your taste)
allspice or cloves

Mix well then press into a spray oiled pan- wet hands work well to press it. Chill it while you make the frosting.

1 c cashew butter
fat squeeze of lemon juice (1-2 fresh lemon juice if you are a raw purist)
1/4 maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 c water- enough to blend to the consistency you like.

I used a hand blender to mix this together.

Put frosting on the cake and be light handed while serving or cake will happily fall apart (but it's still yummy).