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Dala  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: 6th Weekly-ish Bakers' Thread

Haven't baked in a couple of weeks. Maybe some cookies will happen soonish but it's been hot so I would much rather eat sorbet.

Flipped through to get a quick peek and will 100% recommend Daytripper. Have read some of these and have several others on my to read list or have copies waiting for me to get to. I'll have to give this list a good read over later, I'm sure I will be adding more things to my to read list!

Dala  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 5th, 2017

You're damn Skippy you're gonna hold onto it, because it was a gift to us from your friend and I haven't read it yet.

Dala  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: 4th Weekly Bakers' Thread

This week we made molasses cookies. rd95 started talking about ginger snaps for next week, but scrolling through the blog I found this week's recipe on, I found a recipe for Naan: http://whatsgabycooking.com/homemade-naan-harissa-yogurt-sauce/

Looks like ginger snaps are overruled, dude.

Dala  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: 4th Weekly Bakers' Thread

This is the only sort of Christmas in July allowed in my house.

Found a pretty simple recipe online and they turned out quite good. Here's the link: http://whatsgabycooking.com/molasses-cookies/

Dala  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: 4th Weekly Bakers' Thread

I don't think I have ever had a copy of the Joy of Cooking but it keeps coming up in discussion around here and now I think I might have to keep an eye out for one.

Dala  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 21, 2017

This one was guided but not so much the 'imagine you're on a beach' kind but just a gentle voice talking through how to choose not to let negative things impact you and so on, otherwise I would have shut that right off. My normal meditation consists of just sitting and focusing on my breathing. Thought I would give this thing a go because I have a lot of negativity that needs banished right about now. And sometimes you just need to be told to let it go.

Dala  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 21, 2017

That is essentially what I am doing.

Dala  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 21, 2017

I did the thing with the intent to allow it to help me, and I feel like it did, although I am at the point where I pretty much have no chill and might need more than one session with it. My skepticism was more toward some of the other things in there that offered to help me clean my chakras.

Being stressed out can cause tension in your body so the fact that the stress relief workout is the same as the back and shoulders workout should come as no surprise to anyone unless they just have no idea how the body works. Neck stretches are also wonderful when you are feeling tense.

Dala  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 21, 2017

Sorry I am late to the pubski, y'all!


It's my busiest time of the year, so...

mental health

I have been suffering mentally from it. rd95 has called me out for being a cranky bitch so I definitely need to add meditation back into my routine. Downloaded a noise loop app that I used to have on my old phone onto the new one and discovered that it has added a bunch of guided meditations. Some seem pretty new age bullcrappy to me but I did the 'negativity banisher' and felt a little better afterward so that's a start I guess.


So I decided that I need to make exercise a routine thing in my life. I determined that the easiest and cheapest thing would be running. Except that I am super out of shape and don't want to overdo anything, so I figure I would start with run/walk interval training in place on my back patio. That way I am covered from the elements while still being outside and have no excuse not to but still get acclimated to exercising outdoors. Eventually once I build my legs and stamina up a bit I will attempt the real thing. I did get a shin splint the other day and I think it is because my shoes are worn out. I got new ones now so as soon as I am healed up I will be ready to go. In the meantime, I have been doing stretches and working with my weights so I don't miss a day.

Dala  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 21, 2017

And then you can come and teach it at my work. Or maybe just teach me and I can teach it at my work...lol!

Dala  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: 2nd Weekly Bakers' Thread

The soda bread I made tonight kinda reminded me of a biscuit only with rye flour in it. I don't think I have ever made my own biscuits, now that I think of it. I should remedy that.

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