Thursday, August 17, 2017

Hey Boogerbutts (please help)

This morning, I made a video for my friend Holly, and now I'm sharing it with you, because I need a wee bit more help.

YouTube dictates that I reach at least 100 subscribers to my channel, in order to apply for a custom URL. So if you like the video below, please give me a thumb and consider subscribing. Big thanks to those who already helped.

PS: Click the YouTube logo to teleport directly to my channel.

PPS: Double click to teleport directly to my kitchen, where there's fresh bagels and blueberry lemon mini muffins.

Thanks bunches.

Be back to regular blogs, soon.




Monday, July 10, 2017

Off Blogger (see ya'll soon)

It's Monday and my goal is to clean the house top to bottom but first, lemme show you what I wrote. Double Chocolate and Cherry Vanilla. So flippin' yum. Recipes to hit a video screen near you, soon-ish. As in, soonish as I stop being a chicken shit and get my mug in front of the camera.

The Happy Whisk - YouTube Page.

PS: I'm off Blogger for the season, but NOT for health reasons so bonus points for that. Catch some of you on email, G+ and Twitter.

Cheers and boogie boogie.




Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

WOOHOO FOR THE POO !!!!

Last Thursday I was able to sit without pain and that night, I passed kidney stones. Thank goodness, those little buggers are gone. As for the intestinal blockage, that had already fixed (no surgery), and I'm back to pooping lots per day. Woohoo for the poo.

I'm about to rip apart my lab/kitchen. As it currently stands, most of my ingredients are in jars and my lab stuff is mixed with our home stuff. The goal: Part the two and make my kitchen Hubby-Friendly and my lab, Me-Friendly.

That's all for now. Gonna crank the tunes and boogie my way through.

WOOHOO FOR THE POO !!!!

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Intestinal Blockage (not fun)

I finally got my immune system to where it can tolerate going to the movies. But did I get to see Wonder Woman?

Nope.

Instead, I was diagnosed with intestinal blockage aka, bowel obstruction. Not fun and quite painful. For now, I can't eat or sit and won't be on social media.

But as soon as I get back, it's straight to more videos. YouTube tells me once I hit 100 subs, I'm allowed to apply for a custom URL. If interested in food, please subscribe to The Happy Whisk.

Thanks and I'll see you SOON.


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

My New YouTube Channel

I started a YouTube channel. Today, I learned that holding my camera the way I did, makes the video long and tall. But when Tim shot his Zombie Crawl side-ways, his came out widescreen. Now I know. Cool beans.

In other news, allergy-wise, I did good at the second-hand estate store. Just a small rash. Zero breathing problems. I'll take it.

Early Friday Question: What movie will I see during our staycation? Rabbit turds and wad of earwax to all who get it right.

PS: Videos below go to my new channel.
PPS: Wait. I lied. They don't link.

Click, The Happy Whisk - YouTube.

Monday, May 22, 2017

SHOOTIN' OFF MY MOUTH

A big Thank You to my friend Alex for hosting me on his blog today. I almost chickened out. BUT, once I got out of my own way, I had a great time. You rock.

Guess what? We survived our first weekend with a bedtime. I love it. No, no. I lied. I flippin' love it. And, if it's possible, I have more energy now than I did before. Who knew? Not me.

Remember last week when I was shootin' off my mouth, saying that I'd be done mudding walls by Friday and painting by today?

Lies. All lies.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Friday Question & What Am I?

This past week we started a 10 PM bedtime. The first night I struggled with it but the second night I had to pull Tim in. I like that we're doing this together. Tonight will be our first weekend. Feels odd to have a bedtime on the weekend but I'm enjoying the calmness. Plus, I get back to baking in the early mornings.

What's not to love about that?

Friday Question: Do you have a bedtime? Does it change during the weekend?

Now for the bonus round ...

Tell us what this is and win three boogers, a dead mouse and a broken chair.


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

GET THIS F**CKER FINISHED

I just crawled out of the coffin and now I'm at my desk. I didn't brush my teeth or pee, which I think borders on TMI.

Today's goal: Apply a second coat of mud to the walls (Tim's new office). Let compound dry. Do a third coat on Friday. Prime next week. Paint. Install new floor.

Time to get this fucker finished.

In other news, I'm learning Twitter. Anyone on there? What do you like or dislike about it? I'm interested to hear your views.


Monday, May 15, 2017

Happy Much? (you betcha)

I finished round one of sanding the walls in Tim's new office and had zero breathing problems.

Up next, I go to the movie house once a year as a tester for my immune system/allergy to corn. Even the smell would rash me out and/or cause breathing issues.

Well guess flippin' what? Small rash, slightly pooped but ZERO breathing issues. Happy much? You betcha.

Lastly, I dropped the sorghum flour from my egg-free Cinnamon French Toast and it worked better in terms of taste and coating. Turns out, I don't need no stinkin' eggs for French Toast.

Yeah, baby. Life is good.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Friday Question: FOOD

Before I got sick, I lived on whole foods. Then a chance to attend cookery school arrived, so I ate meat, dairy and eggs. But I never went to school. I got sick. This included intestinal parasites, edema, horrible infections and an immune system gone whack-a-do.

Even though having an excellent outlook, plant roots and being a recipe developer made giving foods up easier, I struggled with chicken. I liked it. It hated me. It was the last to go. At the time, I wasn't happy.

Friday Question:

What foods would you NOT want to give up?


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Egg Allergy (you can suck it)

I just crawled out of the coffin. Must have needed the sleep because I feel darn good ready to rumble. More sanding today. Didn't get far yesterday.

I'm about to have Egg-Free French Toast (something I'm working on, thank you egg allergy), and here's what I pulled from the woods yesterday.

And that my friends, is all that's fit to print.



Draft 1 (from yesterday)

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Baby Bagels (now with more zombies)

The bills are paid, new dough is proving (aka proofing), and soon I'm gonna put my pink zombie shirt on and crank Bryan Adams. Today, I need to sand Tim's new walls and I think it might be warm enough to open the windows.

PS: Bagels from the weekend. These guys weigh 50g each but don't let that fool ya', they're killer good.

PPS: I've been taking lots of photos and videos (WITH ME IN THE SHOTS). None of which are here but I'm getting closer.

And that's all I have to say about that.


Wednesday, May 03, 2017

1 Year Anniversary of The Great Declutter of 2016

Guess what? Today is one year since I started to declutter. Four weeks after today, I hit 80 percent of my stuff gone. Soon after that, another 15 percent escaped.

Best. Choice. Ever.

A big thanks to all who have commented, read, shared your stories, showed me before and after photos of your clutter, as well as shared your struggles with me on private email.

You. Guys. Rock.

In other news, here's a few Birch Polypores we found last Sunday. Also found purple dead nettle. Both can be made into tea.


Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Garlic Mustard Tea (homemade)

I'm so excited that I had to log on and do a post. I just made (and drank) my first homemade tea powder from oven-dried garlic mustard leaves.  Similar to matcha tea in terms of the leaves being ground into a powder (that's where I got the idea), but without the hefty price tag.

I am over the moon.


Friday, April 28, 2017

Friday Question: LIVE (from my cutting board) Wild Edibles

It's been a week of plant-walking (because that's a thing), and a few minutes ago I dug these up. Behold, the prettiest cutting board our the trailer park. I just made myself giggle.

Let's get back to Friday Questions, shall we?

Friday Question: What wild edibles have you eaten, either now or as a kid? How did/do you eat them? What did you fancy? What did you not enjoy?

Or... anything you'd like to add/ask.

I had violets yesterday. Enjoyed the blossom but the leaves tasted of perfume. Phew. Not a fan. But the wild onions and garlic. Yeah, baby. That's the good stuff.

LIVE FROM MY CUTTING BOARD

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Foraging (I'm Hooked)

Last Friday, I ate my first dandelion flower. I didn't know the flowers were edible or sweet. Before this, I've only had store-bought dandelion tea but stopped buying it due to the inflated price tag.

They can suck it, I'll make my own.

Guess what else? In the woods behind our trailer I found wild garlic, wild onions and garlic mustard. All edibles. Today, I spent two hours in the woods and it felt like 20 minutes. I'm hooked.

PS: Here's Bug. Taken today.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

SUCK ON THAT

Last Friday I hit a new grocery market and my immune system went nuts. I looked like a boiled lobster with braids. Thankfully, I recovered quick.

Up next, we had cupboard ants. I placed everything on folding tables and waited for the queen to die. I struggled to put the kitchen back together. I farted around, wasn't focused and then it hit me, I hate those upper cupboards.

Hate. Them.

So I put my kitchen back together without using the cabinets above the oven and hot dog, those suckers are next on my demo list. Suck on that.

PS: I made ice cream.


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

TABLE FOR ONE IS READY



Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Wigglin' Fool (that's me)

Did you ever hit the coffee house, cafe, bookstore or doughnut shoppe, sit at the table with a cuppa something good and earbuds that insist on playing the best songs, as you wiggle in your chair? Whelp, that's me right now. I'm a wigglin' fool and I don't care who knows it.

Guess what? Wouldn't that be weird if you knew the answer?

I woke up today with no breathing issues, which happens when I sand walls (even with my good mask). But yesterday, I used the damp bandana trick along with several sips of raw apple cider vinegar and they worked.

Hot dog!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Hello Monday (your ass is mine)

After a week of on and off health issues, I'm happy to report that this is morning three, of me feeling normal. Which means, I mud for the next few hours in attempt to get all the bedding coats down.

Hello Monday. Your ass is mine.


Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Spud 'n Mud

Inspired by the air fryer craze, I baked spuds in the oven without oil. Took me three tries to get what I wanted. For today's bake, I changed the shape, lowered the temp and coated with an arrowroot chili-style powder.

Up next, The Husband Test. It's when I make one or more changes to a dish but don't tell Tim. Then I watch him. Sometimes his face gets scrunchy.

As for me, I ate the entire lot. They had a crispy outside and tender fluffy innards. Eww. Innards might not be the best word. Now my face is scrunchy.

In other news, check out my new mud.


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Traybake (oh my yum)

Today's lab didn't work as a pumpkin roll so I made SuzieQ-style sandwiches, filled with maple peanut butter. Oh my yum. Cannot wait for Frankenberry to get home. Only thing, I'm not sure I'll have any left. Just kidding.

Or am I ...?

In other news, I've been MIA, working on the new room. Apologies to anyone who has emailed me, that's been off too. Figure I'll get back in the game soon but had to pop in and share some photos.

PS: What's for lunch? I had these and they were goooooood.


Monday, March 06, 2017

I LOVE THIS PICTURE !!!!

I don't have a wordy post. Don't get me wrong, I'll talk your ear off on what I've been up to but instead, I'll show you this picture of Wiggy. Taken with my phone.

I love this picture.


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Goodbye Lemon Tart Room

Look what I've got my paws into now. Destroying the Lemon Tart Room (aka movie room). Lemme tell you how freeing it is to do what WE want with OUR place.

Seriously good stuff.

But why say goodbye to a room that we loved using? Because we're done with it.

I started yesterday and my focus is to turn this space into a kick-ass work room for Tim. His Spring Equinox gift from me.

Goodbye Lemon Tart Room. Hello Change.

PS: I can't get the song, Goobye Yellow Brick Road, out of my head. It's been in there for like a week now. 



Friday, February 17, 2017

I Don't Give a Monkey's Bung-hole

I'm in the mood to kick some butt today. How about you? As I type, onions are cooking in the cast iron, soon to pop in mushrooms. Stuff it all in a homemade wrap, and call me a happy camper. After that, I'm gonna crank the music and prep for our 3-day weekend. Three earwigs and a tooth, if you know who I'm gonna listen to.

In other news ....


Friday, February 10, 2017

Who Says Dreams Don't Come True?

Once the second tub is GONE, the pantry shelf will fit great in that spot, along with holiday boxes and indoor tools. So why not put it all there right now and simply remove the tub when it gets warm?

And get this people. As of last night, everything we own has a proper home.

Who says dreams don't come true?






Wednesday, February 08, 2017

CHECK (f*cker)


Monday, February 06, 2017

Goodbye Pantry (you gotta go)


Friday, February 03, 2017

I've Dun-Dun-Dun Gone Nuts

Last week, because of the mice, I removed my baking toys from the cupboards under the sink and yesterday, I yanked my cleaning stuff from under the prep station.

But ... (and this is the BEST bit), because I did a killer job decluttering last year, I was able to find room for everything. This is heaven people.

As for the lower cupboards in the kitchen, those are on the demo list. Don't need them. Don't want them. They gotta go.

PS: Mini-vids below.

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Wednesday, February 01, 2017

I Can't Stop Making Videos (please send help)

Seriously, I cannot stop making videos. It's so flippin' fun. Apologies that they don't come with recipes or enough educational information but these videos aren't about that. They're more about me learning and taking you along for the ride.

Thanks for watching and boogie boogie.

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Operation Chicken Shit

Yesterday, I made two short videos (see below) and today I'll make another. I'm not ready to put my face on video but I'm also tired of feeling stuck in my fear. This is my way of moving forward. I call it, Operation Chicken Shit.

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Less Stuff (more mice)

I'm long past done with decluttering. Now I'm enjoying our new space and figuring out where things go here and there. The kitchen/lab is the room I've moved about the most but as of yesterday, by George, I think I've got it. Not to even need those bottom cupboards, at all ...

Heaven, I tell you. Heaven.

PS: Here's the cartoon I posted earlier. Have a yummy weekend and boogie boogie.