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Spicy Lemongrass Soup

I love using garden ingredients and lemon is one of my favorite herbs to use. With this    creation I used previously dried lemongrass and fresh lemon thyme. I don't toot my own horn, but when it's good, it's good. For those who know me, I don't measure much with my 'creations' and who has time to follow a recipe?  These are the ingredients I used. Let me know if you have questions about what I did and how. I am always improvising and may be able to provide alternative ingredient suggestions. Enjoy! water chicken bouillon black pepper lemon thyme lemon grass basil paste garlic paste ginger paste green onions fresh jalapeno onion powder garlic powder rice cauliflower grilled chicken Don't forget to follow me! My followers who comment receive "pink roses" from me. Followers who comment on this blog receive a small pack of dried lemon grass and dried lemon thyme from my garden (while supplies last....I have plenty)! 


Do you remember in school having to make goals- 5 year, 10 year, blah blah blah?  As a child, I saw this process as a random task; something for a grade. Sure, we wrote our goals and dreams of becoming teachers, lawyers, doctors, nurses, but did we ever think that process would serve a purpose in adulthood? Uh, nope. As an adult, I have had to make goals going and coming. I was always a journal hoarder. I wrote down everything. Did you realize keeping a budget is a form of goal tracking? I have a goal of saving $500 for the month. I must adjust the budget, accounting for credits and higher bills, to make it happen. Making a grocery list is also a form of goal tracking. I have a goal of spending $100 on groceries for the week. Will I go over or under? If I go under, do I use the savings towards other items or dining out? Why not use the savings towards the savings account goal? Do you see how making goals work in your adult life?  Let's not forget those S.M.A.R.T. goals you

Lemon Water Fail

I will never drink hot lemon water again! I planned to drink lemon water to see if it would help cut through belly bulge. I mainly have food allergic reactions to my face and neck. My face had a major breakout! I quickly Googled what could have happened. Well, with the potent citrus being ingested, it turns out I threw my body's ph levels completely off, causing a major imbalance. I normally infuse my water with citrus, other fruits, and herbs, but this time was different. This time I used hot water and lemon. It was so potent that it melted the styrofoam cup. Perhaps, it was was the hot water alone. Maybe it was the hot water and citrus. Either way, this process is not for me! It took me over three weeks to balance my face and get rid of the breakouts. This is how I did it.       INITIAL BREAKOUT           WEEK ONE I applied a home-made charcoal mud mask twice a week. My thoughts on the mud mask was it tightened the pimples to draw all impurities to the surf

In 1492 The Native Americans got #$$#d Too

Yes, I said it. "In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue" was a thankful phrase to pass the American history tests we took in elementary school. My foremost thought on ole Christopher Columbus is that he discovered no more than what was already here.  So yeah, American Natives got hoodwinked, bamboozled, tricked, and conned into accepting diseases and pestilences from the wretched filthy rats from Columbus' crew. Columbus was a con man who loved the sea, who loved to sail. He conned Spain into funding his voyage. He conned the Native Americans into fruitless peace treaties and exchanges that greatly benefited the travelers. You mean to tell me the Native Americans were the ones who were taught how to grow crops?  He was also a confused man, assuming he'd reached India and giving the indigenous people the Indian name. Confused, I can understand, but for how long did we continue this farce and even to this day, continue to call the Native people Indians? For this rea

My Firepit Redo

My firepit was slowly becoming an eyesore.  It began to shift and the stones got out of place from my husband using it as a smoker at one point. It just started to look too unsightly for my patio space.  I decided to take it apart and redo it so it lasts longer without stones shifting.  Can anyone tell me why lizards like this space?  Here, I removed the existing stones then placed concrete around the base. At each level of stones I added concrete, wet it, then sat the stone in place.    Ensure your levels are even. Upon completion, I covered the area with weed cloth to prepare for pea gravel to fill the space. I purchase bags each week to fill in the space.