I found this blog . . . see I told you I'm addicted to blogs. The name is what got me at first, Grandma Club. How cute is that?
Then I see that their mission statement is, " . . .three ladies exploring traditions from scratch on a monthly basis."
That's so awesome. I'm jealous. Then again, Gabby tells me I'm like a little old lady because I like the smell of roses, and other 'old lady' things, so of course I would want to join the Grandma Club. I guess I'll just have to be content with reading about their adventures. That's still pretty cool.
Handmade Candy is the Grandma Club's latest project - sweet!
THIS IS FROM CNN.COM:
BEIJING, China (CNN) -- A dish of stir-fried pig's liver served at a dinner party in Guangzhou, China, poisoned 14 people with what authorities think was an animal feed additive, a Chinese state-run news agency reported.
The incident comes about a week after 70 people suffered food poisoning after eating pig organs from markets elsewhere in southeast China tainted with the banned food additive clenbuterol.
The victims complained of stomachaches, diarrhea, vomiting and headache, and were taken to a hospital after the Wednesday night party in Guangdong province's capital, Xinhua news agency reported.
Officials were trying to determine whether the diners were suffering from clenbuterol poisoning.
Clenbuterol can prevent pigs from accumulating fat but can be fatal to humans and is banned in China.
One of the largest food poisoning cases involving clenbuterol happened in Shanghai in September 2006, when 336 people were hospitalized after eating pig meat or organs contaminated with the additive, the China Daily newspaper said.
WHAT THE HELL PEOPLE?! SERIOUSLY, WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH CHINA? WHY ARE THEY POISIONING EVERYTHING?! Is it a conspiracy to decrease the population? Damn.
So, it's lent. I always think it's COUNTDOWN TO SPRING! Easter always signals spring for me and I'm so excited to begin to see the green popping out and birds begin to come back - all the good stuff - warm weather, longer days, YAY! [More]
If you have bananas that get a little too ripe, don't throw them out, make banana bread! It's easy and so delicious! Much better than store bought muffins for breakfast. [More]
In honor of Ash Wednesday, here's a great meatless recipe from my sister-in-law. This is easy to make and it's delicious!
VEGAN Fettucine with Basil-Pea Cream
(makes 5 to 6 main-dish or 6 pasta course servings):
If the resulting pasta dish is a bit too thick, thin with additional vegetable broth.
So, you know, I figured there wasn't quite enough going on in my life lately . . . last night we went and bought two parakeets. [More]
So this weekend we decided to clean out an old chicken coop that sets on our property to see if we could fix it up to raise chickens in. Wow what a job! The chicken coop itself looks pretty bad, but it has it's charm. It also looks better when the trees have leaves and the grass is green. Right now it looks pretty much like a little hobo shack that a stiff wind could blow over. We do have some work to do - the roof will be replaced first, and we will patch up the holes in the walls so raccoons and cats and other varmints can't get in and have a tasty chicken snack.
This weekend I let my niece Violet take photos. Here's what the world looks like when you're seven:
Did you get some flowers for Valentine's Day? Here is a recipe for water to keep your flowers fresh and some tips to keep them looking beautiful for as long as possible.
So Saturday night we were sitting around, it was about 11:00 p.m. and Gabby decided she wanted to pierce her ear. Okay, actually she's been talking about this for at least a month. She wanted to have it pierced in the cartilage part of her ear and we haven't been able to find a place to do it. It's a sure sign that you live in the sticks when you can't find a place that does body piercing. I called the local tattoo parlor (the ear piercing place at the mall recommended that route) and they don't do piercing. I don't really understand it. I guess insurance must be sky high for this kind of thing or something. So, anyhoo, Gabby just got a bug up her butt that she was going to do it herself.