White Fish Dressing for Herb Gardeners

Here we have the remains of a Mahi Mahi breakfast flavored with herbs from my herb garden and local raw honey. The mint was beautiful with this steak-like white fish, and I think for those without a garden, mint jelly would be a fine substitute. Recipe: 2 mahi-mahi fillets 1 tsp butter 1 tsp coconut…

How to preserve flavorful herbs without a dehydrator

If your herbs are beginning to flourish, you’ll be pruning them to encourage fuller growth. You may be interested in this low-outlay method of preserving flavorful herbs like oregano and thyme (which keep diseases and allergies at bay) until you’re ready to use those clippings in your cooking. This is sort of like freeze drying…

Poetry Challenge 19: Post Thy Poems!

The challenge this time around was to write a poem based upon another author’s fiction. This theme happens to coincide with the AJIL’s current theme (although I now have pretty much all the material needed) which is Life of Books. I had difficulty in settling on a book. However, the idea for the poem eventually…

Of Dinosaurs

Today I had an experience simultaneously of homecoming and alienness. Perhaps no person feels so alienated as the person who comes home and finds strangers living there. I stumbled on The Imaginative Conservative. There, I read several wonderful essays that not only elucidate many of my deepest loyalties, but also taught me to think of…

Healthy Boundaries; Healthy Borders

Here is an original text from a book entitled, How to Be an Adult: A Handbook on Psychological and Spiritual Integration by David Richo; following that original text is an adaption by yours truly. This is the first two pages of chapter 7. MAINTAINING PERSONAL BOUNDARIES IN RELATIONSHIPS Your personal boundaries protect the inner core…

Pressure Cooker/ Slow Cooker Yogurt

After years of trying to figure it out, I have hacked the perfect homemade yogurt with multi-use kitchen gadgets. (I love kitchen gadgets!) First I used the Probe mode on the Hamilton Beach Stay n’ Go slow cooker to bring a gallon of milk to 180 degrees and hold it there for a half hour.…