Sunday, October 18, 2009

Neurological weirdness . . .

After coming back from a scout campout, my brain started to do funny things. First, I was hugging my dad goodnight, and suddenly ran away because I thought he was a creepy guy. Next, I threw my favorite stuffed bunny named Rutabaga across the room, and felt as though I would vomit should I eat a rutabaga. Isn't that weird?
Sometimes I don't understand why my brain does these things. I know it's part of the schizophrenia, and I know I should be grateful for not hearing voices, but still, it's hard. Sometimes I think the GAPS diet isn't working, or is pointless, or isn't worth it. But I know that's not true, because it is most likely thanks to the GAPS diet that I am not hearing voices. Not to mention my crappy medications and God's mercy.
At least I survived church today. I was worried. I learned that St. Dymphna is an intercessor for mental illness. I try to ask for her prayers. That is neat, I think.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Mahna Mahna

This is FUNNY! It is apparently part of a Sesame Street episode from the 60s.
Here is the Muppet Show version:
Click here

Friday, October 9, 2009

Foraging fun - crabapples!

There are two crabapple trees growing in my apartment complex, and it is hard to resist going 'crabapple picking'. Yesterday I did just that, and laboriously chopped up the apples to make applesauce.(This is not for the faint of heart. But it is worth it in my opinion!) A batch of coconut-crabapple muffins is in the oven even as we speak, a strange combination of local/foraged food and imported tropical food. :)
This blog post is part of Fight Back Fridays.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Handspun Neckwarmer (no button yet)!

Here it is, the first knitted thing from my handspun:

Ginger update

My ginger plants are doing great! There are two shoots, each about 4 inches high, with leaves! I wish I could post pictures, but I can't get the camera working. Look on Google Images for 'ginger plants' and shrink what you see way down for an approximation. I am still hoping the third one will send up a shoot - there is an increasingly swollen sprout. Don't you just love watching things grow?

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Adventures with socks

I used to think I was hopeless with double pointed needles. But once I got so bored I tried, and ended up with a cute baby hat (even though it was acrylic . . . blecch). Now I can knit socks, and since this blog is lacking in pictures, I thought I would post some. My first socks:

More socks:

Here is my yarn!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Coconut flour pizza crust

I got this pizza recipe from Grain-Free Foodies, then tweaked it a little based on what I had on hand. It turned out a little fall-aparty, but was still good. Here is the recipe I used. Go to Grain-Free Foodies for the original.
2 eggs
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup water
3/4 cup kefir
2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 clove garlic, crushed
I would have used the teaspoon of salt but left it out because I couldn't find it. Anyway:
Beat the eggs, then beat in other ingredients. Spread out the dough thinly on a pizza pan. Pre-bake for about 20 minutes (it may take more or less time, but you want a stiff crust). Top with sauce, cheese (or not) and your favorite toppings (I used mushrooms). Bake until the cheese is melted or until the veggies are crisp, or until the crust is completely done. Take out of the oven. Eat. This crust is, in my opinion, more like a thin-crust grain pizza than the almond flour one, despite being not quite as tasty. But almonds don't seem to do so well for me, so this one works great.
Note: The original recipe called for coconut milk. I didn't have any on hand so used kefir. I don't know how it would taste with coconut milk, but kefir makes for a sour crust. But that's what you use if you want to avoid dairy completely. Of course if you are not doing GAPS but would like to try this you could use fresh milk.
This blog post is part of Fight Back Fridays, hosted by Food Renegade