i am so sorry for my lack of regular posts...but i have been hit with the migraine of migraines!!! i always know to expect doozy migraines at the solstices...but the solstice isn't until december 21. not sure what that means or may portend - yuhikes! maybe the mayans were making sure that i got my doozy before the world ended? thanks mayans!
anyway, when i get the doozy migraines, i am food sensitive, light sensitive, sound sensitive, stomach sensitive and cannot be anywhere near a computer. so if i have missed your latest posts over the past 2 weeks, no worries, i am a speed reader and will catch up on all of them!
jambaloney has been holding down the fort while i am curled up in a ball under the couch with my blankie and pillow...but a man who is winterizing the cottage, digging trenches, and getting rocks and sand from the beach still needs to be fed! i crawl out from under the couch several times a day and try my best to feed him with jackhammers pounding in my head. and although i often vomit any food i eat during a doozy migraine...i still try to get some food in me. it's hard tho. but i MUST feed the man!
here's a nice light salad that makes a great lunch and uses ingredients that are seasonal:
mandarins, pomegranate seeds and romaine. the dressing is a nice, light dressing filled with antibiotics: olive oil, apple cider vinegar with the mother, un-pasteurized local honey, and tons of fresh garlic and ginger - divine!
and here's another. we get some lovely local salmon fillets here and usually cook up two 6-ouncers in a skillet or on the bbq. however, we only ever eat 1 and a half fillets. no trouble - that just means that the next day, we can have a delicious salmon salad. here's one with avacado, romaine and home-made caesar dressing - yummeh!
a hungry working man needs a good supper - how about some delicious bacon, brie, parmesan and mushroom pasta??? very filling indeed. a little parsley and some kimchee on the side.
dear sweetest sis, Helga, please forgive me. these pics uploaded wrong and this beautiful sky pic was supposed to come out first. as my head is still pounding, i am unable to re-right the pics. please forgives? i love you so much!
every single day, no matter if it is rainy or cloudy or gray - we still get spectacular skies. i love the sky here on my beautiful island!
here's a nice lunch of baked home-grown russet potatoes with butter, cheese, sour cream and bacon...with some apple and fried mushrooms - that will keep a man in a trench, eh Winston? bahahahah!
as well as some homemade macaroni and cheese...i like to use old cheddar, medium cheddar and monterey jack in my homemade cheese sauce....and tons of salt and pepper. in fact, i believe that mac and cheese is simply a vehicle for salt and pepper. jambaloney likes red pepper flakes on his.
one of the most important foods in our diet is organ meat...and we can get it really cheap here. after a long hard day of winterizing the cottage or digging more trenches - here is a nice supper of fried liver, onions, bacon, mushrooms, red mashed potatoes with the skins, some fermented beets and fermented carrots and ginger. i made myself eat some of this even tho my head was pounding.
another thing to always be sure to use in your food is a variety of spices! here is some chicken curry and edamame with more fermented beets and carrots. make sure to include homemade fermented food in at least one meal a day - your body will love you for it!
again, i am sorry that i have been away so long. and i will get to all of your blogs. thank you to everyone who sent emails asking if i was ok - i have read them and will get to answering them in a day or two. thank you for your concern. it is much appreciated here at the Manor.
be good to yourselves for me!
EDITED TO ADD: holy moly! our 2 yr anniversary at the Manor was 2 days ago?!?!?!?!? happy 2 year anniversary Framboise Manor!!!! it feels like we have been here forever...and it feels like we just got here yesterday.
jambaloney is still sleeping...he really IS tired.
we'll celebrate our anniversary together later. wow.
be good to yourselves, eh?