Friday, April 21, 2017

not a post about onesies . . .

This was supposed to be a post with pictures of cute onesies that I appliqued for my new granddaughter Avery . . . with matching hair bands, but I actually forgot to take pictures of them.  How do I forgot to take pictures of anything????  I am still trying to figure that one out.  Plus I didn't even realize that I hadn't taken pictures of them for a couple of days.  What is with me?  I am pretty sure I must have been thinking only about giving them to her . . . and more importantly - just excited to go see her.  So maybe I will get pictures of them later . . . if not - they turned out really cute and I am hoping to make some more.  So instead . . . you get pictures of my Turmeric Tea . . .  or Turmeric Milk may be a more accurate description.  I have made something similar before, but I really like this recipe and having been drinking it consistently.  Turmeric is supposed to help with inflammation as well as having other health benefits.  How much it helps??? - but it is worth a try.
Plus this is just fun to make every night.  
Richard commented that I was mixing up some witches brew . . . maybe it was the moon and star spoon that gave him that idea.  (The spoon belonged to my grandma . . . and I love using it.) 
 He did agree though that this tastes pretty good.  
You start out by making a turmeric paste . . . that keeps in the refrigerator up to two weeks.
Someone else commented while looking in my refrigerator . . . that it does look like something else.  But we won't go there . . . . because who would keep a jar of that in their refrigerator?  :)
Paste Recipe
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup turmeric
Simmer on low 7-10 minutes.
Store in glass container in refrigerator.  Will keep up to two weeks.
Turmeric Mild Recipe:
2 cups coconut milk
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. coconut oil
1 tsp. - 1 Tbsp. turmeric paste
1 tsp. chopped fresh ginger
4-6 peppercorns
1 pinch stevia
Whisk ingredients together in sauce pan over low heat.
Simmer for 10 minutes - stirring occasionally.
Strain.  Top with cinnamon.

The coconut milk tends to make this a little thick.  I have found that I like it better if I use a little less coconut milk and add a little water.  (1 1/2 cup coconut milk and 1/2 cup water)
Watch out spilling this stuff . . . it turns everything yellow and I would advise using glass bowls not plastic ones . . . just so they don't stain.  
No onesie pictures . . . but here is one of our new baby girl.
She is already a month old. 
Dream big little girl . . .  

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


Our Spring Break always includes the day after Easter.  Since Lily is out of school and I am off work - we usually spend this Monday together.  She was out of state the week before Easter . . . which made spending this day with her even more fun.  The highlight of the day was finding a container of lady bugs at Lowe's.  She released them in her yard . . . hoping some of them will stick around.
We had a great day which included a trip to the orthodontist and some shopping.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Spring Break . . .

 Spring Break meant a week off from work.  It also meant dying Easter eggs, going to the park, planting, painting flower pots, and holding babies.  

The days spent with my granddaughters are the best days.  Throw in some beautiful Spring weather and I have come to believe . . . that life doesn't get any better!

"Just living is not enough . . . 
one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower."
~ Hans Christian Andersen