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Change. I've learned to embrace it, ride it out til the end. Sometimes I'm kicking and screaming, other times weeping with my eyes clinched tight. Once in awhile I ride like a dog in a car, head out the window snorting what life has to offer. Mother to young adult children, a marriage of thirty years, and a desert to mountain to valley waltz with God have shaped me into someone I never imagined I'd be. Life is short and I want to live it. Tears, sighs, laughter and change. Every morsel granted to me. Scrambled, shaken or stirred.

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Scraps and Snippets ~ Vegan Thai Coleslaw

Thai Coleslaw

1 16 ounce bag of coleslaw shreds (this is about 5 handfuls if you like to shred your own cabbage)
½ Red pepper thinly sliced and chopped into 2 -3 inch pieces. (So slice pepper lengthwise then chop in half.)
2-3 TBSP finely chopped fresh cilantro
3-4 (use all of it, not just the green part) green onions/scallions, chopped
1 tsp lime zest
1 TBSP lime juice
1 TBSP rice wine vinegar
⅓ Cup Vegan mayo
¼ Cup peanut butter
1 Cup coconut milk (I used canned full fat without chilling)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1-2 teaspoons of red pepper flakes (use to taste, I used 2 and it was a nice burn)
Optional:
1 Cup peanuts
1 Cup chopped meatless chicken if desired

Prep, rinse, chop all your veggies.

In a large bowl pour in coconut milk, add peanut butter and mayo and stir until combined. Add salt, garlic powder, pepper flakes, lime juice, vinegar and lime zest. Finally stir in all the vegetables and add-ins and mix until coated.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Scribbles and Scrambles ~ Nuff Said

 My brain is empty of interesting things to say. What was that? Well, of course that isn't a new problem. Anyhow. I got puppies so I could just post a picture of them when I can't be clever. Here you go.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Scribbles and Scrambles ~ How Beagly Are You?

I tackle the ins and outs of Beagle ownership over at my cousin Emily's blog (wouldn't that be a fun blog name?) 

Is a Beagle a good fit for you and your family? Read all about it. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Scribbles and Scrambles ~ Fruitastical

In year four of our raspberry harvest we have hit fantastic yields. Especially since we didn't prune them as we should have. Last week we began pulling about a cup a day. The past two days we've netted about six cups a day We have twice as many raspberries in various stages of maturity and I'm guessing we've got at least another full week or two. Our roughly $50.00 investment and few punctures and pokes are paying dividends. 

The blueberries. Not quite as happy. But I'm a big fan of the raspberries. 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Scribbles and Scrambles ~ Sound of Silence

Weird. I am alone. Why in the world is this blog-worthy? Good question It's probably because I have NOT been alone in my house for weeks. We've had guests and they have been oh so welcomed and oh so much fun. But the guests include children and children and dogs equals noise. Lots of noise. 

Right now I'm processing how quiet my house is going to be when they are gone. It makes me a little sad. The dogs are sawing logs and unaware of coming changes in their lives again. But I suppose that's the nature of their lives... change. They weren't adopted into a low key household where normal is actually...er...normal. 

I have some instruments that will be glad of home alone time. And a blog. And, er, a thousand household crevices. 

For now I'm enjoying the silence.