Quick like a bunny

Quick like a bunny

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Kava Drink Recipe

Need some stress relief? Feeling a little or a lot of tension from a long day? Some mild pain? Drink Kava.

I buy my Kava form KonaKavaFarms.com  Their Kava powder is a fine ground powder.

Just add 1-3 tsp. of Kava powder into your mug. I use 1 to 1 1/2 tsp.
Now add 1-3 tsp. Cocoa powder or Carob powder.
Add 1 T. of sweetener of choice. I use Splenda
Add 2 T. dry non dairy creamer or milk powder with hot/boiled water. (You can add hot milk of choice with or instead).

Mix and drink.

This drink is and anti-depressant and will help you sleep well with vivid dreams. This drink de-stresses and relaxes your mind to help loosen those tense muscles. Look up Kona kava farms for more information. Do not drink Kava if you are under 18, pregnant or lactating. Do not drink Kava if you have a history of anxiety attacks while on anti-depressants. I have given people Kava whom were taking anti-depressants with no history of anxiety attacks while on anti-depressants, with success.

I have also used this drink to stop excessive cramping in my uterus during that time of the month. Or when my Ibuprofen has not kicked in yet or just have pain in general and do not want to take the Ibuprofen. It works as a pain killer. I am not sure to what extent. You will have to try for yourself. Kava is also recommend for drug addicts in recovery. One would have to want to take Kava to begin with. I do not know for sure, how well it works for addicts. Kava can be bought in pill form to. Remember, "That one cannot help others that do not want to help themselves". For me it is one of those hard lessons learned dealing with people close to me.

If you have a better source, cool. I love this source because of the fine ground powder, quality, service and shipping to go anywhere else.

                                       Hope you have a happy day....

Garam Masala (mixed spice) Recipe

This is an awesome mix. I use it for many recipes. Just look online for recipe's using Garam Masala. This mix is hot and spicy and will clear out your sinuses. In a good way. Yum, Yum.

The spice mix:

1/3 cup ground Coriander
1/4 cup ground Cumin
1/4 cup red pepper flakes
1 1/2 tsp. ground Turmeric
1 1/2 tsp. ground Ginger
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1/2 tsp. ground Cardamon
1/4 tsp. ground Cloves
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon

Mix all together in bowl and put into a glass jar with lid. Keep in dry dark place.

Look up my recipe for easy beef or chicken or veggie curry recipe on my blog. I hope to put more easy Graham Marsala recipe's in the near future.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Dehydrating Cantaloupe

I do a lot and take pictures along the way. So, when I am ready to blog it. The picture helps me retell my mini adventure and or random event in life.

This blog is about dehydrating my Heirloom Muskmelon (cantaloupe). I bought the seeds much to late in the summer, but tried to grow them anyway. Only two plants lived and produced a very small crop which was enough for me. I made some Aqua de melon and dried the rest. My luck in growing late melon is that there was a bad crop of cantaloupe on the market temporarily, before people started getting sick and some dying.

Back to our directive. Dehydrating melons/cantaloupe. Make sure they are at their peak of ripeness and if possible from your garden. Everything is better when you grow it yourself. I sliced mine about 1/4-12 inch thick. You do not want them to thin, because they are mostly water and will become to fragile and paper like. Not so tasty/ or good. Placed them on my dehydrator racks.

Now dehydrate at 135-145 until dry. Remember all dehydrators are different and drying times will vary according to that and humidity in the air.

When dry store in a glass jar with lid. I have no idea how long these will stay fresh. I am going to estimate 6-12 months and cross my fingers. These are good to just snack on or add to soup broken up. I have enjoyed these dipped in tahini/sesame paste. Surprisingly good. Sprinkle broken pieces on salad. Perhaps with a sesame dressing. Hmmm..?