Posted by terip on February 24, 2011
I took a snow day today. I struggle over this, as I’m usually confident of my ability to drive in snow. I had a bad time with icy roads in January, where I came close to being in a wreck, and I no longer want to drive in ice. I could have dealt with the snow today, but temps tonight will be in the 20s and that means ice. I stayed home. I did have some snow and poor visibility last night, but managed to do okay.
I know at some point, my driving skills will start to deteriorate and my reflexes worsen. It’s part of the aging process. I suppose that doing a 150 mile commute was not a good idea, but I do like the company and people that I work for now. I just hope that this is the last of the bad weather for the year and we can return to the usual rain. I’m ready for spring.
Posted by terip on February 5, 2011
I’ve been a fan of this book for awhile. I bought a copy several years back and I love all the notes along the sides that talk about nutrition in different cultures. I have to confess that the recipes sometimes intimidate me, especially the ones for making lacto-fermented vegetables.
The good news is there are a bunch of websites, teaching you how to do this stuff. My bookmarks can be found here.
I especially like Nourishing Days. Shannon has a very nice e-cookbook, designed for seasonal cooking. The recipes I’ve tried are great. They are simple, filling and tasty. I highly recommend it. I’m not as good about this as I’d like. I want to start using sourdough again. I need to soak my beans and grains overnight and I need to tackle those lacto-fermented veggies. It’s an important way to build health.