Archive for August, 2010

flowers blooming quote

almond maple granola

from changed a bit for us

12 servings

3 cups rolled oats
1 cup almonds
1 cup walnuts
1 cup pecans
1/4 cup milled flax
2/3 cup unsalted sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds
6 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons warm water
2 cups dried cranberries, apricots and/or blueberries and maybe carobs

1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Lightly grease a cookie sheet with sides, or a large cake pan with cooking spray.

2. In a large bowl, toss together the oats, almonds and nuts, flax, and seeds. In a separate bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, oil, and water. Pour the liquid over the oat and nut mixture, and stir until evenly coated. Spread out on the prepared cookie sheet.

3. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes in the preheated oven, stirring occasionally until evenly toasted. Mix in dried fruits. Cool, and store in an airtight container at room temperature.

healing teeth naturally

This website is fantastic. Lots of interesting links – oil pulling?? I will read more about that for sure. I’m trying to learn about how the teeth and what’s been done to them (root canals, mercury fillings, etc.) effect our health.

The reason root canals are bad bad bad is because they save the tooth, but it is dead dead dead. The body tries to rid itself of dead stuff. Causes confusion.

Here is a good article to find out by yourself if you really need a root canal – Do I really need a root canal?????

In that article is this link – How to come dentally self-sufficient

One way to minimize harm from amalgam fillings is to not grind teeth, chew too much or consume hot liquids and food.
fact sheet to check out

Millet Crackers

Want to go camping in Colorado in a few weeks and want to take some homemade crackers. Millet crackers is what I’m thinking of.

recipe for millet crackers

shorter recipe from

this one very much like the first one

Millet is one grain that is alkaline rather than acidic, so a good healthy one to eat lots of.

freezer salsa

We are getting lots of tomatoes and I’d like to make freezer salsa.

Here are some ideas of what to eat it with.

Sat. 8/21 – I made the salsa last night and cooled in ‘frig overnight and then bagged it up for freezer this morning. Made about 10 cups. I’m trying to learn a little German. I studied it in high school and it’s in my family background.

a few pictures lighten things up

Yesterday I bought a few things at the thrift store – some clothes and some pictures. Our dark paneled family room is getting old after 17+ years of living here. I doubt we will paint it, but the pictures I bought yesterday help lots. I like the way the sky is reflected in the water and the row boats remind me of fun float trips with fun people ($5.99 ; ).

I liked this one ($1.99 ; ), not only for it’s lightness, but it reminded me of my grandfather and his farming life. My husband said it looks like the Amish, but not necessarily.

Here is a picture of my grandparents in the ’40s and he is wearing the same style hat.

I would classify this post as health because it is healthy to have pleasant surroundings that remind you of good things!

Ezekiel Bread

My husband was reading Ezekiel and mentioned Ezekiel bread, so I will make some in bread machine. I love my little bread machine. To think I nearly got rid of it a few years ago. Now that it will be just the 2 of us here in the big house in a few weeks, I probabaly won’t even buy bread. He really likes the homemade stuff. I try to avoid bread, but not always successful. My niece is leaving on a jet plane at 6 a.m. in the morning. She will be an exchange student to Honduras. She worked hard getting it all set up. She just turned 16 in July. Hope she enjoys her year in Honduras!! Of course with internet, facebook and e-mail and probably cell phone, the world is much smaller and she will keep in contact with all her good friends and her family.

about Ezekiel bread and another recipe


Ezekiel Bread – Bread Machine

1 cup Water
1/4 cup Red Kidney Beans – (cooked and Drained)
1/4 cup Lentils – (cooked and drained)
1 1/2 tablespoons Olive Oil
1 1/2 tablespoons Honey
3/4 teaspoon Salt
2 cups Bread Flour
1/2 cup Barley Flour
1/2 cup Millet Flour
2 tablespoons vital gluten
1 1/2 teaspoons Yeast

Put all ingredients into the bread pan and push start.

Per serving (excluding unknown items): 1600 Calories; 26g Fat (15% calories from fat); 59g Protein; 283g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 1626mg Sodium Food Exchanges: 17 1/2 Starch/Bread; 2 Lean Meat; 4 Fat; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrates