Archive for November, 2014

This is the J S Bach version, played on the Swift Memorial Organ at Fort Street Presbyterian Church, Detroit, Michigan.

The solemn watch begins today:


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Since I’ve been eating less almond flour – I find it difficult to digest anything but small amounts – I’ve searched for some dessert recipes that go lighter with nut flours. I noticed Danielle Walker’s new book discusses the same problem but I haven’t tried her dessert recipes yet. I did find one for Pecan Apple Crisp at Elana’s Pantry – permanently linked on my Blog Roll – and it was so good my husband asked me to fix it again soon. Since he doesn’t restrict himself to Gluten Free or Paleo, that’s quite a compliment.

I do have a couple of gripes. The recipe calls for palm shortening, which I cannot find locally and is expensive anywhere I buy it. I used some red palm oil I had on hand, which didn’t seem to affect the taste but does stain some dishes and my white food processor blade, plus it’s not especially attractive in the finished crisp. It’s easy to overspend and buy a lot of stuff when you go GF or paleo, so my advice is buy as little exotic stuff, such as red palm oil or cocao nibs, as possible, adding a little at a time. Grass fed meats, dairy, raw nuts, exotic chocolate, GF flours, and arrowroot powder are very expensive.

I love Elana Amsterdam’s recipes and own 2 of her cookbooks but she uses the food processor a lot, which I find annoying. I hate to clean a food processor plus mine is a heavy monster. I realize this isn’t Elana’s fault but nevertheless I hate using it for small pastry amounts or the like. Having said that, I was surprised to learn that pulsing the chopped pecans a bit for the crisp topping makes them much easier to digest. Here’s a pic – on the left side – of Pecan Apple Crisp with whipped topping; I think this is whipped cream but I sometimes use whipped coconut milk, which is more paleo.

There’s nothing easier or healthier than a quick Pumpkin Mousse. Using a  hand mixer, mix 8-oz pkg of softened full-fat cream cheese with a 15-oz can of pure pumpkin puree. Add about 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice and 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg with liquid stevia – I like to use toffee flavored or vanilla cream flavored stevia – to taste. Mix 1/2 c whipping cream or chilled full-fat coconut milk till stiff. Add half to mousse, use remaining as topping for the mousse. Adjust any of these amounts as desired. Less cream cheese works fine and the spices are all to taste. Adding toasted pecans is a nice touch. Pic on the right. I have also added orange curls for a little color.

Eating more fish was particularly hard for me at first because it’s the healthiest and tastiest when it ‘s basically just fish with very little added. Tuna was the easiest because you can mix it with lots of ingredients for Tuna Salad or for a Nicoise Salad, which cover the taste plus don’t look like a fish. Salmon Croquettes work well for salmon. I’m trying to be less wimpy and am now eating more fish as filets, although I don’t see me eating shelled fish or trout with its head on. That’s okay. I’m eating white fishes with simple toppings and happy with that. Here’s a recipe I’ve eaten a few times that’s tasty and simple; I got the recipe from the package of frozen cod, Orca Bay Foods

Lemon Thyme Cod

1. Preheat oven 450

2. Spray non-stick cooking oil in baking dish.

3. Mix 1 minced garlic, 1 tsp fresh thyme [can substitute 1/2 tsp dried], 1 tsp grated lemon peel, salt and pepper to taste, 1 tsp minced green onion, 1/4 c [gluten free] bread crumbs.

4. Whisk in 1 T egg whites.

5. Pat dry cod filets.

6, Place in prepared baking dish. Brush with 2 T fresh lemon juice. Sprinkle bread crumb mixture on top filets,  press lightly to hold.

7. Drizzle with melted butter, about 1/4 cup.

8. Bake 15-20 minutes.

lemon thyme cod

elana pecan apple crisppumpkin mousse

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h/t to Small Dead Animals, linked on my blogroll.

The notes at YouTube indicate it was spotted in October of this year at an art/craft fair in Dallas, NC. The artist entitled it “Scale Model of the US Government.” It is genius.


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Oooh, those dogs


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Notice the Fox News headline is simply factual. Nothing about Mike Brown being a thug or “charging the cop like a football player with his head down” or being high or attacking the cop or standing in the middle of the street while ignoring orders to stop blocking traffic or the perp just ID’ed by the police scanner as the one who just robbed and threatened an immigrant store owner or a known gang member who attacked and injured a cop, although all these are true statements, verified mostly by black witnesses.

Too bad CNN and other media didn’t tell us more about the far left agitators pushing their anti-capitalist agenda http://www.althouse.blogspot.com/2014/11/only-revolution-can-bring-peace-from.html

or this: http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/11/st-louis-new-black-panther-leader-arrested-by-feds-for-illegal-firearms-purchase/

Wonder if Brian Williams even noticed the riots? he’s still ignoring GruberGate. Of course, the riots give Brian a chance to further the Obama narrative of the US is a country of bad race relations. Thanks to conservatives, Republicans, whites and especially conservative Republican whites. Just keep supporting liberal Democrats, right Brian?

The media narrative. That’s what you have to look for. Every time.

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WTH would any black person vote Dem?

What died last night wasn’t just Obama’s race legacy – remember how his election was going to unite us – it was the death of so many liberal narratives. How on earth can the left replicate riots of the 60’s by denouncing to the world America’s supposed horrible race problems without admitting that the numerous, pervasive, all-encompassing liberal race/civil rights legislations haven’t failed?

If you’re black you can go to college with everything paid no matter what you did or didn’t do in high school. In fact, some states have changed grading requirements so they can get more blacks graduated. You can get jobs over more-qualified whites or Asians. You can even take that same puny degree/job skills and get teaching jobs in colleges or K-12 so you can teach anti-American black grievance if that’s your bag. You can get government work contracts since you get preferences over businesses owned by other races, even if their businesses are better, cheaper, and longer-established. You can get a job in federal or state government over more-qualified white/Asians, etc. You can get taxpayer-paid birth control or abortion or you can have as many kids as you want by as many men as you want and that’s considered normal. [Yeh, I know whites, etc get welfare as well but this behavior is – so far – not as readily accepted as normal by most other communities. Unfortunately that’s changing. I point this out because broad welfare reform has so badly damaged black families. ]

Liberal racial policies have virtually bankrupted our nation, destroyed black families, compromised religious practice and morals among blacks, deprived black men of responsibility in families, deprived far too many blacks of job satisfaction or the accomplishment from a good education, established corrupt race-hustlers as black leaders, and created a plantation mentality of pleasing their big-government sugar daddy by always voting Democratic. Just push the button Straight Democratic, isn’t that what Michelle Obama said to blacks a few weeks ago? She should know, her daddy was a cog in the Daley Chicago Machine and that’s where she began her career with Valerie Jarrett.

The death of President Johnson’s liberal big-government Great Society was clear last night, clear to everyone but liberal big-government advocates and the mindless looting beneficiaries of those policies.

Some idiot media highlighted revcom.us without realizing that’s the Revolutionary Communist Party of the United States. And Hamas is everywhere now, quite the fashion. http://twitchy.com/2014/11/24/ferguson-protests-co-opted-by-extremists-muslims-communists-pics/

http://twitchy.com/2014/11/25/in-case-you-missed-it-michelle-malkin-nailed-obama-on-his-outrageous-and-enraging-ferguson-response/  Obama had the nerve to tell the protesters and the nation we are a nation of laws, less than a week after circumventing our governments’s checks and balances.

I thought the Brown family wanted peace. The question is does this make the family liable for damages to businesses. http://twitchy.com/2014/11/25/michael-browns-stepfather-burn-this-bitch-down-video/

I  didn’t see love for Michael Brown or anger at our nation. I saw lots of giggling, laughing and smiles. Lots of looting, lots of excitement at the ‘happening,’  destroying the narrative of the 60’s and 80’s anger at white and Asian businesses ‘exploiting the black community. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/11/25/Most-Businesses-Destroyed-in-Ferguson-Minority-Owned

Our activist AG wants to pretend this is the early 60’s Jim Crow South, and told the protesters and nation this morning that Ferguson isn’t over. Thanks for that. Holder has problems. Don’t forget, Democrats were in complete control of the Jim Crow South. http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/holder-federal-investigation-remains-ongoing_819855.html

The governor, mayors and the prosecutors in MO are all Democrats, which may explaind their appeasemet of the protesters and media. In fact Prosecutor McCulloch is such a big Obama-supporting Dem that he’s one of the prosecutors who attempted a “Truth Squad” policy of arrest back in 2008 to anyone who said anything negative about candidate Obama. http://hotair.com/archives/2008/09/27/missouri-governor-goes-nuclear-on-obama-for-using-prosecutors-on-campaign-truth-squad/

Excellent comments. http://davidthompson.typepad.com/davidthompson/2014/11/there-goes-the-neighbourhood.html

  As you can see, nothing says “we are righteous and entitled to deference” like smashing and looting a local woman’s cake shop. And smashing and looting the mini-market that Michael Brown robbed and then running away laughing, and looting the local phone shop, and burning down the local pharmacy, and burning down the local auto spares business, and the local pizza restaurant, and the local beautician’s, and then shooting at the firemen who are trying to put those fires out before other people lose their livelihoods too. You know, for “social justice.”

The crowd began to riot as Obama spoke. The question is  – why? http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/11/the-fire-this-time-2.php

Gateway Pundit is your go-to site in St Louis. Jim Hoft has endured taunts and death threats to bring us on-site pics and stories. The far left doesn’t want you to see and hear everything. http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/11/breaking-ferguson-mayor-called-for-national-guard-no-one-responded-video/ and http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/11/mo-lt-gov-peter-kinder-obama-admin-leaned-on-mo-governor-to-keep-national-guard-out-of-ferguson-video/

Ferguson is now an Obama legacy. http://pjmedia.com/jchristianadams/2014/11/25/flames-of-ferguson-illuminate-age-of-obama/

This woman is a duly-elected black Democratic state senator. Thanks, and bless your tiny little heart. Here in much-aligned Eastern Kentucky, most people, i.e., white men, fought and sometimes died on the Union side of the Civil War to secure your freedom. Last night, I thought their lives were wasted on race-baiting, hateful you.  You got your job as state senator because our nation drew up districting laws to guarantee a black was elected. Too bad you can’t do anything to help your constituents, unless you think hateful grievance helps them. I wish the likes of LBJ and Hubert Humphrey could see you now and what their laws have done to America. http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2014/11/24/State-Senator-This-Is-St-Louis-Race-War


Here, Thomas Sowell has said this very well. He’s a black man who turned his back on the plantation and has fought for everything he has and the man he is. http://www.nationalreview.com/article/392842/legacy-liberalism-thomas-sowell

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Does that sound flippant? I’m not flippant. A young man born into a broken family with a felon father and brother in a circle of uneducated criminal thugs with no vision or hope of a better life has been killed. A human being, a young man whose dysfunctional family nonetheless loved him and friends with no vision or hope of a better life either. it’s incredibly sad. I just heard the indictment; I’m going to take a hot bath, watch some episodes of the old All Creatures Great and Small series, and pray for this man, this community and this nation.

This tragedy did not merit what’s happening in St Louis. It appears pretty straight forward. It’s not smart to commit a crime, smoke dope, block streets, ignore police orders, be identified by the cop as a suspect in that crime, then fight with a cop and try to take his gun. As tragic as this is, my sympathy is with the cop.

If I sound flippant, it’s nothing compared to his “friends” or “supporters” or protesters. Shouting ‘We love you, Michael” while you run out of a vandalized store with a 60″ plasma TV. Yeh that’s love alright.

Treating Brown as a boy, a gentle giant. That’s a lie, pure propaganda. He was neither. http://newsbusters.org/blogs/ken-shepherd/2014/11/24/msnbc-contributor-michelle-bernard-michael-brown-latest-casualty-war

We love you, Michael. Yeh, sure, protesters use his death to raise money for themselves while his grave doesn’t even have a tombstone. http://www.progressivestoday.com/ferguson-protesters-accept-donations-while-mike-browns-grave-remains-unmarked/

A black president and black AG, both lawyers, both in positions where they are sworn to uphold the laws and continually inject themselves into race-linked incidents while a criminal and/or civil investigation or lawsuit is pending. They know better. Obama accuses a white policeman of “acting stupidly” before he knows what really happed. If he had a son like Trayvon Martin, Holder making a first visit to Ferguson and only visiting Brown family/protesters after talking about police violence.

President Obama and Holder could have squashed this oh-so-carefully planned riot at any time but they didn’t.

Parents  who travel to Switzerland to call the US racist to the likes of Cuba and Saudi Arabia. It’s a little late for the Brown family to call for peace after they’ve helped stir up unrest but at least they have the excuse of true grief.

The media know how to kill a story – as in NBC and GruberGate – and they know how to ramp it up for ratings. I’ve found CNN especially egregious while MSNBC just does more of its usual racebaiting but there’s been radical media in Ferguson for a while. Tonight a Commie reporter for the Commie the Revolution tried his hand a racebaiting and police-baiting to the Gov of Missouri, Dem Jay Nixon. http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/11/commie-reporter-interrupts-governor-jay-nixon-at-ferguson-presser/

“Would the lack of an indictment be a justification of police violence… You need to let the alternative press speak here. I’m with the Revolutionary newspaper Larry Everest. So wouldn’t a lack of indictment mean fear for black people all over this country and effectively be a green light for police violence?”

My real prayers and concerns are for residents in the St Louis area. You don’t deserve this but you are being stalked tonight by race-haters, international anarchists, hateful Occupiers, and far-left radicals who don’t care about you or Michael Brown, they only want to hurt people or take over the government of this nation. this is only one example http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/11/warning-dangerous-tactical-sht-anti-white-gang-members-spotted-in-ferguson/

             A group of black protesters holding weapons put together a video last week threatening to kill “mother-f*ckers” if Officer Wilson is not indicted.


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