DUNCAN CHRISTOPHER GETS SERIOUS

November 25, 2009

Check out this video from the cutting room floor of the film that Ryan and I (and some other really cool people) have been working on for the last two years.

The website for the film is here.

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THE SCRAP HOUSE

November 24, 2009

Big idea.  Itty bitty living space.  Literally!

This article about a bunch of seniors from Cape Hatteras Secondary School of Coastal Studies was sent to me by my friend Amy Mac.

These students decided to test their design of a small home by building it bit by bit, from found scrap!  It’s called The Scrap House or the Tiny House, depending on which website you’re on and it’s only 144 square feet of living space.  The main floor is 96 and the sleeping loft is about 48.

Here’s a delightful slide show.

Here’s their blog about the house which is ongoing.


SEASONS

November 23, 2009


Came across this image recently. Had to share it.


ORU: PASTOR BILLY JOE

November 21, 2009

ORIGINAL POST (2009-11-21):

You may have heard this already, but in case you haven’t…

Pastor Billy Joe, of Victory Christian Center, was diagnosed with lymphoma last month and is currently in the hospital being treated for complications resulting from an infection, according to articles by KJRH and News9.

UPDATE (2009-11-23):

Yesterday at 4:40 am, Pastor Billy Joe ‘graduated to heaven’ according to this NewsOK article and this excellent Tulsa World article.  He was 57.  A memorial service is being planned for November 30th.

I remember visiting VCC when I was 11 years old and also during my time at ORU.  I remember that he seemed like a sweet, kind, and well-respected leader.  I know that he will be missed by many.


Personal Pumpkin Cheesecake

November 20, 2009

Here is my husband holding up last night’s dessert.

I’d made personal pumpkin cheesecakes using a variation of Wardeh’s recipe. I used stevia instead of the syrup and honey, and I used almond meal and water instead of the almonds. Also, instead of putting them in a graham cracker crust, I put them in muffin cups!

We whipped up some real whipping cream (it unfortunately wasn’t raw but it was still real organic cream) and put some of my homemade chocolate chips (I make mine with stevia and cocoa) on there. Mm-mm-good!!

It was a completely sugar-free dessert!


MILK

November 18, 2009

I once read a piece written by a person opposed to dairy consumption which said that man was the only mammal that drinks the milk of another animal. And I believed it. For a time.

However…

Also, I read recently that “even the horses ridden by the Arab chiefs in moving their camel herds across the desert are often dependent, sometimes for as long as three months, upon the milk of the camels for their nutrition.”

Fascinating.


FOOD FACTORY

November 17, 2009

I’ve currently got five containers on my counters that are various food things in various stages of completion or fermentation.

(from right to left)

Sauerkraut – I just threw this one together a few minutes ago – cabbage, chiles, sea salt, and whey.  I mashed it all together and then smashed it all into a jar.  In a week or so, I’ll taste it.  Yum!  Last time was too salty.  I used less salt this time.  We’ll see how it turns out.

Yoghurt – I’ve got a jar of milk and greek yoghurt that’s culturing into a full jar of yoghurt.

Kishk – I’ve got a cracked wheat and rolled oat mixture fermenting with some homemade yoghurt in order to make a Middle Eastern food which will become kishk granola on Thursday when I add coconut and raisins.

Sourdough Sponge – my sourdough sponge is proofing.  Tomorrow I’ll add the rest of the whole wheat flour and water and let the dough rise its first rising.

Hazelnut-Cocoa Spread (aka Primal/Vegan Nutella) – I roasted my Hazelnuts today.  They’re cooling on the stove before I grind them into paste tomorrow!

Besides the large mound of rabbit-like dishes, that’s what’s happening in my kitchen!

This blog post is a part of GNOWFGLINS’ Tuesday Twister!