Green Bags

I was skeptical.  I hate tv ads.  In fact over a month ago I got rid of my cable connection. I have a tv but it only works with the dvd player now, I get no reception for tv here.  But those green bags (turn down your sound if you click the link) started showing up at my local grocery store.  They were expensive.  Then one day my mom brought by some produce in a green bag.  And it lasted much longer than I thought.

I’ve started using green bags now too.  I found a box on sale, still somewhat expensive but if my produce doesn’t go bad in days but weeks and I can reuse the bags, in the end it isn’t more expensive.  I can’t believe it.  I put organic strawberries in one and then in the fridge on Friday. They are as good today as they were Friday. And that?  Never happens.  Strawberries go bad just looking at them it seems.

And this week, given a little more sun? My blackberries will be ready for harvest.  I am so very glad that we didn’t have a scorcher of a summer this year and that we did get the occassional rain. It means the difference between tons and tons of blackberries (free and organic and not ruined by car exhaust) withering on the vine before harvest or sitting in containers in my freezer waiting to be made into cobblers and syrups and the like.  Or to be used like ice cubes.  Put frozen berries in your iced tea or lemonade.  Yuuuummmmmmm.

Just a happy consumer.  Of bags and berries…

Lammas

I kind of considered my visit with my HPs yesterday as my Lammas celebration.  I told her I hadn’t been a very active witch.  She asked if I was doing my daily devotions.  I said yes, sometimes more than once daily.  That is all you need do she said.  Ahhhhhhhhh.

Tonight is my favorite pasta dish ever with crusty garlic cheese bread, cantaloupe, and a green salad. As a private Lammas.  I will of course invite the deities that work with me daily to join in the fun.  Sunflower seeds for the squirrels.

Fettucine Shannon

  • 1 lb shrimp
  • 3/4 cup grated romano cheese
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp each oregano, sweet basil, salt, pepper
  • 1/3 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, slices
  • 1 tbsp fennel seed
  • 1 pkg fettucine

1. Place cheese in large bowl; combine spices and pepper in small bowl; measure butter; prepare garlic; devein and peel shrimp

2. Cook garlic and fennel in oil, making sure not to burn as that will ruin the entire dish.  If the garlic burns or gets too dark it will turn bitter. Throw away and start again in a clean pan.

3. Cook pasta, when done, put in bowl on top of cheese, butter, and spices

4. Place shrimp on top of pasta and pour fennel garlic mixture over the shrimp and toss.

Serve.

ENJOY!

Simply simple

Saturday morning when I woke up I realized that Narcissus was at Faerieworlds.  Which meant I could go to Jeshua and he wouldn’t be there.  I could see my friends without having to see him.  What was really weird was that by the time I got there, I was a wreck.  I was not prepared for the emotions that overwhelmed me.  I was instantly in tears when the first person asked me how I was.  And I cried through the first 10 minutes of Jeshua’s teaching.  That portion of the talk was about change and comfort and knowing when to and not to turn the other check.  When there is clear abuse you are expected to speak out, not turn that cheek. Especially if it is directed towards someone else and you are bystander.  When it is directed at you it is good if you can turn the other cheek as you know it is not about you but again, if abuse is involved, you should stand up for yourself.  Tears, lots of tears. 

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