When life handles you lemons, make lemonade right?
Well, that's what happened this week. Lots of lemons, but hey life is such, and instead of lemonade, I turned my sorrow into kombucha!
Kombucha is tasty, good for you and fun to make. Takes a long time, and you need a starter for it. Basically it's a tea fermented by a creature that looks like an embryo in a jar, but in fact, it's just a symbiotic relationship between a yeast and bacteria. This little monster gets to turn your tea into fizzy vinegary good for you yumminess, and while there is no scientific evidence that it is the panacea some people make it out to be, I personally like it quite a lot.
Of course if you listen to mainstream media, unlike diet sodas, kombucha can be quiet dangerous.
(I read an article recently, where pregnant mommies were advised that herbal teas like chamomile have unknown side effects, but artificially sweetened soft drinks are safe. I am sure everyone who developed aspartame poisoning will have a hard time deciding if they want to laugh or cry. Way to go mainstream media!)
I did not get much beading done, still working on the Illuminated by Candle Light Challenge bracelet, and it's slowly but surely coming along. Much slower then normal, but it will be on time, no worries.
If anyone reading this is participating, shoot me an email. kinganicholsatyahoodotcom.
I will post everything by my Bday, the 17th.
Then here is another furry cuddly picture. Too cute not to share.
And a giant stuffed Cinderella pumpkin from a while back. My friend had a bunch of Martha Stewart magazines laying around when I visited her, and in the November issue there was a fantastic recipe for a stuffed pumpkin.I normally don't read her magazine, but I drooled over this recipe, and decided to make it, and it was really good.
It had chestnuts and mushrooms in the stuffing, and many other wonderful things. My only complaint was that since the stuffing had broth, and the pumpkin let out a lot of of juice, it got a bit soggy. So next time I stuff a pumpkin, I will leave the bread cubes dry, and let them soak up the pumpkin juices.
Lesson of the week : simple pleasures in life are priceless, so are good friends, good food, and sometimes everyone just needs to slow down a bit, and be thankful for what they have.
I am certainly very thankful for all the love and support I got recently.
Thank You Guys!