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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The search is on! Part 2

I have taken the Nursing Mother's Tea, it worked.  I'm leading up to a weekend that we will be away for three days though and will be leaving the children with my dad.  I am going to leave him with both hemp milk and coconut milk to give baby 4.  She has accepted both, but still prefers mama's milk.  In case you are wondering coconut milk is served to her straight from the carton or can.  And for hemp milk I used hemp seeds that I bought from coolhemp.com.  I use a 3 to 1 ratio water to seeds and soak overnight and then blend in the morning.  From there I strain and put into the baby bottles.  Not all babies like it but my first and last babies have.

Curried Quail Eggs

Curried Quail Eggs

2 (28 oz) cans diced tomatoes
2 (14 oz) cans coconut milk
1/2 tsp each: cumin,fennel seed, anise seed, caraway seed
1/4 tsp each: dried ginger, allspice, nutmeg
2 1/2 tbsp garam masala
1 1/2 tbsp hot curry powder
1 1/2 tsp tumeric
1 cinnamon stick
1/3 cup honey
5 carrots
3 celery stalks
30 quail eggs

Boil quail eggs.  Place in cool water and peel and halve them lengthwise, distracting hungry children as needed. 

Combine spices in mortar and pound until well blended.  Coffee grinders work great for this too.

Preheat pan, add spices with oil of choice.  Heat for 2 or 3 minutes. 

While this is taking place blend tomatoes and coconut milk in food processor or blender until smooth. 

Pour over spices and set to simmer over low heat stirring occasionally.

Slice carrots celery and other veggies of choice and add to the sauce, add honey and quail eggs. 

Cover and simmer for 30 minutes stirring occasionally. 


The new year - ponderings

I'm finding the blog a little overwhelming.  I have left things to Anthony to post and he's just as busy, so just as a heads up things are going to be as infrequent as it has been.  I hope to add a few more of my rants to the blog to share what I'm learning.  It's hard to do when we have little ones who want to eat, be clean and be loved.  I want to do all that so I'm attempting to do less.

I have been thinking about dropping some things and adding others for the benefit of the whole home.  I think that I will drop one Bible study (maybe), be less focused on my craft hobbies and drop my Jr. Church Co-ordinator position (already done).  In their places I am planning on running a seminar to teach more about Paleo to friends and members of the Titanium Crossfit gym in Courtenay in order to learn more about it myself.  I am also thinking about selling Watkins for a bit of revenue but mostly for their associate discounts.  I also want to focus more on the pre-school homeschool curriculum I have put on the back burner and focus on choosing curriculum for our oldest for the new school year in the fall. 

I've been craving spending time with God so much more over the past few months.  He is changing the desires of my heart, my oh so stubborn heart.  

In the end what I need to keep reminding myself is........this is why I'm doing it.    -ov