September 2010

Chicken Vegetable Soup

by Daisy Main Dishes

I once served this soup to a man recently in the US from his native Peru. He said it was the first dish he had tasted in America that he actually liked. I was both flattered . . . and embarrassed for my great nation. Here’s the recipe: Chicken Vegetable Soup 1 T. olive oil […]

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Earth aside, here’s how to ‘green up’ family

by Ivory Soap Green Up

When you go green, there are two angles to work: the impact your family has on the environment and the impact the environment has on your family. Oddly, the behaviors that make the biggest impact on one side make very little impact on the other. It doesn’t do much for your family’s health to use […]

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Feeding the Bees

by Daisy Barnyard

When checking inside my horizontal top bar hive the other day I found this, an empty comb.  Not sure what was going on, I showed the comb to my neighbor, an experienced beekeeper.  In his opinion, this showed that the bees seemed to be chowing down on their own honey, and that they probably could […]

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Berry Ink

by Daisy Crafts

NOTE:  The following post incorrectly identified this as greenbriar, while it was later revealed by an alert reader to be passiflora lutea, or yellow passionflower.  It can still be used to make ink. “Their hands and mouths covered in blue.  Do you have any idea what it could be?”  My husband’s voice was a mixture […]

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Home-Fried Tostada Shells (or Tortilla Chips)

by Ivory Soap Breads

This is one of those head-slap recipes where we all wonder why we haven’t been doing this all along.   Don’t blink, the recipe is going to be over in two seconds. 1.  Heat an inch of oil in a skillet over med to med-hi heat. 2.  Open bag of corn tortillas and save the shreds. […]

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Grain-Free Burger Buns

by Ivory Soap Breads

Thank you, Jesus, I found the macro button before we ate them all.  Like last post, the rest of these picks are terrible, but I’m second trimester and am totally not making these buns again today.  Forgive?  Thanks. Grain-Free Hamburger Buns (4 buns, 7 carbs each) 1.  Preheat oven (I use my toaster over) to […]

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Grain-free Pancakes

by Ivory Soap Breads

First, let me apologize for these pictures.  I have a new camera and I didn’t find the macro button until 30 seconds ago.  So, this and the next post WILL BE GRAINY, though the recipes are not.  HA!  I hate puns. Anyway, a friend of mine with similar digestive issues suggested I try the Specific […]

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Tabasco Pepper String

by Daisy Recipes

I’ve made pepper sauce (simple whole peppers in vinegar), tabasco sauce, and still they keep coming, so I strung string after string of these and hung them up in the kitchen window. Pretty and useful.  When they are completely dried I can crumble one off as needed and use it as I would any dried […]

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