Archive | October, 2009

October is DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MONTH

27 Oct
 

 

 

Sometimes it isn’t too good after all when you try to look too hard at the good side of things.

Perhaps it’s best to stay clear of being in harm’s way.

 

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October is DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MONTH

27 Oct
 

 

 

Sometimes it isn’t too good after all when you try to look too hard at the good side of things.

Perhaps it’s best to stay clear of being in harm’s way.

 

October is DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MONTH

27 Oct
 

 

 

Sometimes it isn’t too good after all when you try to look too hard at the good side of things.

Perhaps it’s best to stay clear of being in harm’s way.

 

Have you ever asked yourself WHY???

27 Oct
The following project (excluding the photo) was sent to me last month by Feedblitz, from Barbara’s Tchatzkahs. I modifed the optional extra & added item no. 101 to it. Could this be the epitomy of boredom, the cusp of procrastination, a combo of both, or wut? Please don’t ask me what the whole point of all this is for I was just wondering the same thing after I spent at least 30 minutes copying, pasting & modifying it (hee hee hee heeahh)…
 

 

Although I am not Vegan – I do eat a lot more veggies and fruit than anything else… so here goes… join me if you like!

The Vegan’s Hundred

Here’s what I want you to do:

1) Copy this list into your blog or social networking site profile, including these instructions.
2) Make RED all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out or italicize any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Optional extra: If you can think of an item, please feel free to add it to this list.

I hope you will join this vegan foodie tasting adventure.

…lets show the omnivores that the question "what do vegans eat?" definitely has over 100 amazing answers…!

The HHL Vegan Hundred:

1. Molasses
2. Cactus/Nopales
3.
Scrambled Tofu
4. Grilled Portobella Caps
5.
Fresh Ground Horseradish
6. Sweet Potato Biscuits
7. Arepa
8.
Vegan Cole Slaw
9.
Ginger Carrot Soup
10.
Fiddlehead Ferns
11. Roasted Elephant Garlic
12. Umeboshi
13.
Almond Butter Toast
14.
Aloe Vera
15. H and H Bagel NYC
16.
Slow Roasted Butternut Squash
17. White truffle
18.
Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Freshly ground wasabi
20. Coconut Milk Ice Cream (not store bought)
21.
Heirloom tomatoes
22.
Orchard-fresh pressed apple cider
23. Organic
California Mango (in season Sept-Oct only)
24. Quinoa
25.
Papaya Smoothie
26.
Raw Scotch Bonnet (habanero) pepper (just a bite!…hot!)
27. Goji Berry Tea
28.
Fennel
29. Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie
30.
Radishes and Vegan Buttery Spread
31. Starfruit
32. Oven fresh Sourdough bread
33.
Sangria made with premium fruit and juices

34. Sauerkraut

35. Acai Smoothie
36. Blue Foot Mushrooms
37. Vegan Cupcake from Babycakes nyc
38. Sweet Potatoes and Tempeh combo
39.
Falafel
40. Spelt Crust Pizza
41. Salt and Pepper Oyster Mushrooms
42. Jicama Slaw
43. Pumpkin Edamame Ginger Dumplings
44. Hemp Milk
45. Rose Champagne (allergic to wine and wine products, sorry)
46. Fuyu
47. Raw Avocado-Coconut Soup
48. Tofu Pesto
Sandwich
49. Apple-Lemon-Ginger-Cayenne fresh-pressed juice…with Extra Ginger
50. Grilled Seitan
51.
Prickly pear
52. Fresh Pressed Almond Milk
53.
Concord Grapes off the vine
54. Ramps
55.
Coconut Water fresh from a young coconut
56. Organic Arugula
57. Vidalia Onion
58. Sampler of organic produce from Diamond Organics
59.
Honeycrisp Apple
60. Poi
61. Vegan Campfire-toasted Smores
62.
Grape seed Oil
63. Farm fresh-picked Peach
64.
Freshly-made pita bread with freshly-made hummus
65. Chestnut Snack Packs
66.
Fresh Guava
67. Mint Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
68. Raw Mallomar from One Lucky Duck, NYC
69.
Fried plantains
70. Mache
71. Golden Beets
72.
Barrel-Fresh Pickles
73. Liquid Smoke
74. Meyer Lemon
75.
Veggie Paella
76.
Vegan Lasagna (raw optional)
77. Kombucha
78. Homemade Soy Milk
79. Lapsang souchong
80.
Lychee Bellini
81. Tempeh Bacon
82.
Sprouted Grain Bread
83. Lemon Pepper Tempeh
84.
Vanilla Bean
85.
Watercress
86. Carrot you pulled out of the ground yourself
87.
Vegan In-Season Fruit Pie
88.
Flowers
89. Corn Chowder
90. High Quality Vegan Raw Chocolate
91. Yellow fuzz-free Kiwi
92. White Flesh Grapefruit
93. harissa
94.
Coconut Oil
95. Jackfruit
96. Homemade Risotto
97. Spirulina
98. Seedless ‘Pixie’ Tangerine
99. Gourmet Sorbet, not store bought
100. Fresh Plucked English Peas

101. My friend’s carrot cake (she won First Prize for at the Ancaster Fair)

 

Have you ever asked yourself WHY???

27 Oct
The following project (excluding the photo) was sent to me last month by Feedblitz, from Barbara’s Tchatzkahs. I modifed the optional extra & added item no. 101 to it. Could this be the epitomy of boredom, the cusp of procrastination, a combo of both, or wut? Please don’t ask me what the whole point of all this is for I was just wondering the same thing after I spent at least 30 minutes copying, pasting & modifying it (hee hee hee heeahh)…
 

 

Although I am not Vegan – I do eat a lot more veggies and fruit than anything else… so here goes… join me if you like!

The Vegan’s Hundred

Here’s what I want you to do:

1) Copy this list into your blog or social networking site profile, including these instructions.
2) Make RED all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out or italicize any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Optional extra: If you can think of an item, please feel free to add it to this list.

I hope you will join this vegan foodie tasting adventure.

…lets show the omnivores that the question "what do vegans eat?" definitely has over 100 amazing answers…!

The HHL Vegan Hundred:

1. Molasses
2. Cactus/Nopales
3.
Scrambled Tofu
4. Grilled Portobella Caps
5.
Fresh Ground Horseradish
6. Sweet Potato Biscuits
7. Arepa
8.
Vegan Cole Slaw
9.
Ginger Carrot Soup
10.
Fiddlehead Ferns
11. Roasted Elephant Garlic
12. Umeboshi
13.
Almond Butter Toast
14.
Aloe Vera
15. H and H Bagel NYC
16.
Slow Roasted Butternut Squash
17. White truffle
18.
Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Freshly ground wasabi
20. Coconut Milk Ice Cream (not store bought)
21.
Heirloom tomatoes
22.
Orchard-fresh pressed apple cider
23. Organic
California Mango (in season Sept-Oct only)
24. Quinoa
25.
Papaya Smoothie
26.
Raw Scotch Bonnet (habanero) pepper (just a bite!…hot!)
27. Goji Berry Tea
28.
Fennel
29. Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie
30.
Radishes and Vegan Buttery Spread
31. Starfruit
32. Oven fresh Sourdough bread
33.
Sangria made with premium fruit and juices

34. Sauerkraut

35. Acai Smoothie
36. Blue Foot Mushrooms
37. Vegan Cupcake from Babycakes nyc
38. Sweet Potatoes and Tempeh combo
39.
Falafel
40. Spelt Crust Pizza
41. Salt and Pepper Oyster Mushrooms
42. Jicama Slaw
43. Pumpkin Edamame Ginger Dumplings
44. Hemp Milk
45. Rose Champagne (allergic to wine and wine products, sorry)
46. Fuyu
47. Raw Avocado-Coconut Soup
48. Tofu Pesto
Sandwich
49. Apple-Lemon-Ginger-Cayenne fresh-pressed juice…with Extra Ginger
50. Grilled Seitan
51.
Prickly pear
52. Fresh Pressed Almond Milk
53.
Concord Grapes off the vine
54. Ramps
55.
Coconut Water fresh from a young coconut
56. Organic Arugula
57. Vidalia Onion
58. Sampler of organic produce from Diamond Organics
59.
Honeycrisp Apple
60. Poi
61. Vegan Campfire-toasted Smores
62.
Grape seed Oil
63. Farm fresh-picked Peach
64.
Freshly-made pita bread with freshly-made hummus
65. Chestnut Snack Packs
66.
Fresh Guava
67. Mint Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
68. Raw Mallomar from One Lucky Duck, NYC
69.
Fried plantains
70. Mache
71. Golden Beets
72.
Barrel-Fresh Pickles
73. Liquid Smoke
74. Meyer Lemon
75.
Veggie Paella
76.
Vegan Lasagna (raw optional)
77. Kombucha
78. Homemade Soy Milk
79. Lapsang souchong
80.
Lychee Bellini
81. Tempeh Bacon
82.
Sprouted Grain Bread
83. Lemon Pepper Tempeh
84.
Vanilla Bean
85.
Watercress
86. Carrot you pulled out of the ground yourself
87.
Vegan In-Season Fruit Pie
88.
Flowers
89. Corn Chowder
90. High Quality Vegan Raw Chocolate
91. Yellow fuzz-free Kiwi
92. White Flesh Grapefruit
93. harissa
94.
Coconut Oil
95. Jackfruit
96. Homemade Risotto
97. Spirulina
98. Seedless ‘Pixie’ Tangerine
99. Gourmet Sorbet, not store bought
100. Fresh Plucked English Peas

101. My friend’s carrot cake (she won First Prize for at the Ancaster Fair)

 

Have you ever asked yourself WHY???

27 Oct
The following project (excluding the photo) was sent to me last month by Feedblitz, from Barbara’s Tchatzkahs. I modifed the optional extra & added item no. 101 to it. Could this be the epitomy of boredom, the cusp of procrastination, a combo of both, or wut? Please don’t ask me what the whole point of all this is for I was just wondering the same thing after I spent at least 30 minutes copying, pasting & modifying it (hee hee hee heeahh)…
 

 

Although I am not Vegan – I do eat a lot more veggies and fruit than anything else… so here goes… join me if you like!

The Vegan’s Hundred

Here’s what I want you to do:

1) Copy this list into your blog or social networking site profile, including these instructions.
2) Make RED all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out or italicize any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Optional extra: If you can think of an item, please feel free to add it to this list.

I hope you will join this vegan foodie tasting adventure.

…lets show the omnivores that the question "what do vegans eat?" definitely has over 100 amazing answers…!

The HHL Vegan Hundred:

1. Molasses
2. Cactus/Nopales
3.
Scrambled Tofu
4. Grilled Portobella Caps
5.
Fresh Ground Horseradish
6. Sweet Potato Biscuits
7. Arepa
8.
Vegan Cole Slaw
9.
Ginger Carrot Soup
10.
Fiddlehead Ferns
11. Roasted Elephant Garlic
12. Umeboshi
13.
Almond Butter Toast
14.
Aloe Vera
15. H and H Bagel NYC
16.
Slow Roasted Butternut Squash
17. White truffle
18.
Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Freshly ground wasabi
20. Coconut Milk Ice Cream (not store bought)
21.
Heirloom tomatoes
22.
Orchard-fresh pressed apple cider
23. Organic
California Mango (in season Sept-Oct only)
24. Quinoa
25.
Papaya Smoothie
26.
Raw Scotch Bonnet (habanero) pepper (just a bite!…hot!)
27. Goji Berry Tea
28.
Fennel
29. Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie
30.
Radishes and Vegan Buttery Spread
31. Starfruit
32. Oven fresh Sourdough bread
33.
Sangria made with premium fruit and juices

34. Sauerkraut

35. Acai Smoothie
36. Blue Foot Mushrooms
37. Vegan Cupcake from Babycakes nyc
38. Sweet Potatoes and Tempeh combo
39.
Falafel
40. Spelt Crust Pizza
41. Salt and Pepper Oyster Mushrooms
42. Jicama Slaw
43. Pumpkin Edamame Ginger Dumplings
44. Hemp Milk
45. Rose Champagne (allergic to wine and wine products, sorry)
46. Fuyu
47. Raw Avocado-Coconut Soup
48. Tofu Pesto
Sandwich
49. Apple-Lemon-Ginger-Cayenne fresh-pressed juice…with Extra Ginger
50. Grilled Seitan
51.
Prickly pear
52. Fresh Pressed Almond Milk
53.
Concord Grapes off the vine
54. Ramps
55.
Coconut Water fresh from a young coconut
56. Organic Arugula
57. Vidalia Onion
58. Sampler of organic produce from Diamond Organics
59.
Honeycrisp Apple
60. Poi
61. Vegan Campfire-toasted Smores
62.
Grape seed Oil
63. Farm fresh-picked Peach
64.
Freshly-made pita bread with freshly-made hummus
65. Chestnut Snack Packs
66.
Fresh Guava
67. Mint Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
68. Raw Mallomar from One Lucky Duck, NYC
69.
Fried plantains
70. Mache
71. Golden Beets
72.
Barrel-Fresh Pickles
73. Liquid Smoke
74. Meyer Lemon
75.
Veggie Paella
76.
Vegan Lasagna (raw optional)
77. Kombucha
78. Homemade Soy Milk
79. Lapsang souchong
80.
Lychee Bellini
81. Tempeh Bacon
82.
Sprouted Grain Bread
83. Lemon Pepper Tempeh
84.
Vanilla Bean
85.
Watercress
86. Carrot you pulled out of the ground yourself
87.
Vegan In-Season Fruit Pie
88.
Flowers
89. Corn Chowder
90. High Quality Vegan Raw Chocolate
91. Yellow fuzz-free Kiwi
92. White Flesh Grapefruit
93. harissa
94.
Coconut Oil
95. Jackfruit
96. Homemade Risotto
97. Spirulina
98. Seedless ‘Pixie’ Tangerine
99. Gourmet Sorbet, not store bought
100. Fresh Plucked English Peas

101. My friend’s carrot cake (she won First Prize for at the Ancaster Fair)

 

PRACTISING CHANGING PRACTICES

27 Oct
 
What is Feng Shui? This is a simple question that can be difficult to answer. Feng Shui is an ancient art and science developed over 3,000 years ago in China. It is a complex body of knowledge that reveals how to balance the energies of any given space to assure the health and good fortune for people inhabiting it.

Feng means wind and shui means water. In Chinese culture wind and water are associated with good health, thus good feng shui came to mean good fortune, while bad feng shui means bad luck, or misfortune.

 
I have been incorporating Feng Shui practises throughout most of my own life, long before I began to read some books on it in the 80’s, by every so often changing around my entire environment, whether it be the furniture in my various rooms, relocating my bedroom into the living room (& vice versa), or my office into the kitchen, believe it or not. Just think here a moment, people… how do you know if something is really right for you or even works the best for you if you haven’t tried things in different ways? When I think about it, why should anyone be afraid to change anything around in their life, when all they have to do is change it back to the way it was if they don’t like it? How can you ever go wrong? The answer is plain & simple – you can’t. That’s all there is to it, really!
 
Now, this is all reminding me of an idea I came up with a while back but never followed through on yet, and that is to buy a commode, a hot plate, & a mini fridge to place directly beside my bed so that I can hibernate for a while without little effort. Heck, why not? I already have a microwave there, haha!