Archives for December 2013

Brining Meat, Sunchokes, Making Dog Food, Update on Bumblefoot Chicken/Winterizing Chickens, Get Organized in 2014 YCH#44

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http://thepaleomama.com/2013/11/how-im-healing-cavities-without-dentistry/

http://stupideasypaleo.com/2013/11/27/kombucha-recipes-for-the-holiday-pomegranate-and-cranberry/  Kombucha

Brining Turkey and my Paleo Thanksgiving Corned venison What? Every year I try a little something different with the Thanksgiving turkey.  This year I did a couple of things different.  I just had a small 11 # turkey from work,. I brined it overnight with water, salt sugar, bay leaves, lemons, cracked peppercorns, onions.  The next day I placed it on a rack open to air in the fridge.  This helps seal everything in. When ready to cook I rubbed it inside and out with butter. I cooked it hot 450F and it was done in a couple of hours. I’ll tell you about my goof and how I tried to fix it.  I place it on the platter and let it rest about 45 minutes ( It needs at least thirty)  My husband sliced it up. He had just watch a chef on Fox news showing how to slice a turkey up for the best presentation.  It was beautiful.  IT was the juicest turkey I have ever had.  I will be brining all my turkeys from now own.  Having already made corned beff I wondered what else would be good brined.  So I started doing a little research.  I even brined some backstraps!

skin. http://www.amazingribs.com/recipes/rubs_pastes_marinades_and_brines/zen_of_brines.html

How to Carve a turkey:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyGMfuPgPBw

Next Years Plan

 

Get Healthy – Planning on Juicing in summer/fall and starting and exercise routine

 

Get Organized – One year to an organized life

 

Get Animal Related Chores more automated – larger feed dispensers for rabbits and chickens and automated water (nipples)

 

Get Soap Business off the ground – opening store on ShopNvy.  Which is free, unless you want to offer discounts or coupons…then there is only a small fee.  I’ll keep y’all updated on this because you all may have stuff to sell also and Etsy can apparently get expensive charging for every item you sell.

USES FOR JERUSALEM  ARTICHOKES  (SUNCHOKES):

Uses for artichokes: pickles http://honest-food.net/2012/11/16/pickled-jerusalem-artichokes-recipe/   http://nymag.com/listings/recipe/jerusalem-artichokes/or lacto fermented pickles

sautéed  http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/vegetables-recipes/saut-ed-jerusalem-artichokes-with-garlic-and-bay-leaves  fried like chips or hash browns, roasted, grated in salads

5 Detoxifiers for the Home:  http://www.foodmatters.tv/articles-1/5-natural-detoxifiers-every-home-should-have

 

WHAT’S UP WITH DOG FOOD?  You may ask why can’t I just buy the good stuff and feed it to my dogs.  It is so much easier.  A few years ago there was a big scare with the dog food.  Even the “good brands”  Like I AMS  had something in them killing our beloved pets. At the time I started researching a little on making my own.  I did start supplementing  with some foods for them that I knew were healthy.  BUT, it is oh so convenient after a hard days work to pour a little kibble in the bowl for my precious babies.  They like the expensive one I buy them anyway, it doesn’t have corn, wheat, and soy (the bad culprits) and um… the scientists developed this with their nutrition in mind; right. Besides that cooking for 110#  Rottweiler is like another person and I don’t know what to feed her. Unfortunately it is all so wrong.  And now my baby has lumps all over that the vet says are lymphomas.  She says my sweet baby has 2 months to live without chemotherapy.  She looks so healthy otherwise.  She has a shiny coat and is perky.   Of course I would never put her through chemotherapy.  I have read so much about nutrition and cancer in dogs and I think there is hope.  But before we get that deep in the water, lets get to the root of the problem.  We are  killing our pets with dog food.  We are killing our pets with dog food.  We are killing our pets with dog food!  It is the truth. And after all my research, I feel so guilty for ever giving it to my sweet babies.  I wouldn’t eat that crap, why should they?  So you say what is wrong with dog food, is it really that bad.  OK let’s take a look at it.  I won’t go into all the detail (there is so much) , but I would like to hit a few points: http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/81288-bad-dog-food

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/dog-food-ten-scary-truths/

Old Mangy Dog.. What!  http://www.naturalnews.com/029853_canine_mange.html

Adventures in making dog food.  Dr. Pitcairn.  If I can cook for my kids,; I can cook for the dog!

Bumble foot chicken update.  Antibiotics.

Winterizing chickens

Merck Veterinary Manual Online Free:  http://www.merckmanuals.com/vet/

Starting seeds now for spring.

I got my used organizing book; for less that  5 bucks.

Great videos on organizing:  http://www.alejandra.tv/3-day-get-organized-video-series-yt/

Moringa  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JImb3LRGYrc

Get Organized, Winterizing Chickens/Dealing With Illness, Cleaning Up your Computer YCH#43

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 This is the real #43.  My dyslexic brain uploaded an older episode Sunday night.  I am sorry for any inconvenience it may have caused anyone.  I deleted that and am resubmitting.  Thanks for your patience.

One Year To An Organized Life

 

Used books starting at less than $5 including shipping

 

http://www.amazon.com/One-year-organized-life/dp/1606711709/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1387138922&sr=8-6&keywords=one+year+to+an+organized+life

 

Reviews

 

http://www.amazon.com/Year-Organized-Life-Week-Week/product-reviews/1600940560/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1

 

Clean Computer of Duplicate Files

 

Kim Komando

http://www.komando.com/

 

Free Downloads

http://www.komando.com/downloads/

 

Utilities

http://www.komando.com/downloads/categories.aspx?cat=Utilities

 

Anti-Twin is found under the link that says “Duplicate File Finder”

http://www.komando.com/downloads/category.aspx?id=12820

 

looked only for files > 500M and found 1000 Dups, = 6.6 GB removed 994 = 6.4 GB

Surviving Winter with Chickens

http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2013/11/surviving-winter-with-chickens.html

 

Farm Innovators Heated Base For Metal Poultry Founts Model HP-125, 125-Watt $46.78

Requires Galv. Double Wall Metal Fountain

http://www.amazon.com/Farm-Innovators-Poultry-HP-125-125-Watt/dp/B000HHQDPM/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1387140175&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=chicken+drinkre+heater

 

Dotties Sore Feet

 

http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/search?q=bumblefoot

 

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