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Fermented Cucumbers

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Second Try

My first attempt was too salty. The salt was over powering. I couldn’t even rinse enough salt off to make them eatable.

Day 0: This is the fresh 1/2 jar of potential pickles. Wish me luck 🍀.

I’m using English Cucumbers.
Day 1, Lots and lots of bubbles
Day 2: The tannin is adding a brownish tint. I did a taste test this day: not too salty, nice garlicky flavor, with a hint of dill.
Day 3: I took one out to taste.

The day 3 taste test results are in. I give the pickles 4.5 out of 5. It was yummy except for a hint of bitter. The taste medley is: cucumber, light salt, dill, and garlic with a hint of bitter peel. These are soft crisp. I’ll increase the tannin when I make another batch. Keepers! I put them in the fridge to slow the fermentation process and so I can try one chilled.

The only “off” thing was some white mold I found on a clove of garlic that had floated up and was protruding from the brine. I fished it out and tossed it into the trash.

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Fermented Cucumbers

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I’m trying something new. Go me! Hopefully I’m fermenting cucumbers.

Day 1
Day 2
Day 2 lots of bubbles.
Day 3
Day 3 – I tasted one today. I think I added too much salt. It tasted better after I rinsed off the salt.
Day 4

These are too salty for me. I’ll try another batch using less salt. Other than the salt this was crisp, spicy and garlicky.

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Card for This Day

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Today it rains. Tomorrow the sun shines. Today I am well. Tomorrow I’m sick. Today I am happy. Tomorrow I’m sad. Round and round.

“… the giant wheel…representing time, destiny, and karma. The Milky Way revolves around a perpetual motion circle with 12 signs of the zodiac on the outer edge. Inside the circle are the eight trigrams of I Ching and near the center of the circle are the four directions, illuminated by the energy of lightning. The rotating triangle is now facing upwards, towards the gods. At the center of the wheel is the symbol of yin and yang, male and female, creative and receptive.”

“It is often said that the only constant thing in the world is change. Life is constantly changing, evolving, dying and rebirth. All opposites play a role in this vast circle. If you cling to the edge of the wheel, you may be dizzy! Then move to the center of the storm and relax because you know the storm will pass.” ~ Tarotx The wheel continues to turn.

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Favorite Finds in January

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1. WHQ looks a lot better without the factory window treatments. Four more to take down. I need to replace those yucky sidelights too.

2. The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo opened in June 1989 as Zooland Animal Park and has evolved into The Gulf Coast Zoo 2.0 with a new location and facilities. It’s a real gem.

3. Joe Biden is now President of America. I believe he will fix the mess his predecessor left.
Does not mean he wont leave his own mess.

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A New Year

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Rather than making New Year’s resolutions, I want to try better self-care.

Wishing you all the best in 2021. I appreciate each of you. Your visits, likes, and comments encourage me to continue. Stay safe and well out there in the CCE. Vaxx Now

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Personal Notes

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1. I don’t know if I can do FB much longer. It’s wearing on my spirit. Maybe I’ll try putting some of my peeps to sleep for 30 days. I’m weary of the pain and suffering and lies and fighting.

2. I love kimchi. Making a new batch.

Cabbage 🥬
The “Secret” Sauce
Packing the jars.
All done.
Now it ferments for 5 days.

3. I don’t understand. Covid cases are going up 30% a week here. 48 new cases yesterday. So what do we do to reduce infection rate? We have a street fair.

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Personal Notes

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1.

Methodist Hymnal

2. I dreamed I was someone else in another world. I was in my 20’s, athletic build, short blond hair. Wishful dreaming. 😂

3. I live in a county in Alabama with a high risk of becoming infected. There are many cases here. The number infected is going up 25% weekly. It’s a red zone. I am at high risk of death if I become infected. Another red zone. So what did I do? I ventured forth from WHQ on a life or death quest to the grocery store. Stayed tuned to see if I get sick.

The plot thickens. The risk increases. On a side note, today’s Osho Zen Tarot card was the 7 of fire, Stress.

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The Occasional Project V.3

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Odd day vibes feels
Floating
Drifting
Wonderingly wandering
Limbo
Illusion
Delusion
Confusion
Disconnect
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The Void
Vastness
A point of creative space

Lots of my time in the last few months has been spent in daily meditation and self reflection.

Just as the CCE was beginning these words drifted into my awareness, “I am just a concept in my mind and a different concept in the minds of those who know me”. These words were my jumping off point. I always trust my cape and I’m known to jump. Additionally, Ram Dass’ ideas on becoming nobody crept into the mix.

Finally, “thinking different thoughts” was added when I read, “It was found that the average person has about 12,000 to 60,000 thoughts per day. Of those thousands of thoughts…95% were exactly the same repetitive thoughts as the day before. ~ TLEX Institute New thoughts seemed a good idea.

As these ideas swirled in my heart and mind they came together and chipped away at the foundations supporting the concepts of who I am.The ties that bind, loosened. My concept of myself, “ego” if I can go there, is out of focus.

It is scary. It is unnerving. Ask Lama Google, there is a fine line separating the mystic and the lunatic. As I voyage into these waters once more, there is a sense of disconnecting that is disconcerting. There is a sense of disappearing into the void that is both comforting and scary. What will be lost? What will be found?

I remember “It’s ok to be nobody”.
Enjoy the view. There is nothing else to do.

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Move from me to we.

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Curbside Pickup

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I’m trying curbside pickup at the local grocery store. I called yesterday to get the scoop on how small town USA curbside pickup works. I’m calling in my order, they will do the best they can, and they will call me back with the total.

The list:

  • Green bell pepper X
  • Cucumber X
  • Bag o carrots X
  • 4 Roma tomatoes X
  • 4 green bananas X
  • Bag of yellow onions X
  • Celery hearts X
  • Bag o apples X
  • 5lbs potatoes X
  • Big jar dill pickles X
  • Jif Crunchy peanut butter C
  • Canned pineapple X
  • Canned pears X
  • Raisins
  • 3 small cans tuna in water X
  • onion soup mix X
  • Bouillon cubes X
  • Bay leaves X
  • Small bags of flour and cornmeal
  • Cooking oil 32oz
  • TP X (I was surprised it was available)
  • SOLO style cups
  • Bug spray
  • Liquid dish detergent X
  • Graham crackers or saltines. X
  • 2 Diet Coke X
  • 2 diet DP X
  • Sharp cheddar X
  • Hoop cheese X
  • 1/2 gallon low-fat milk X
  • Almond milk X
  • Men’s multi vitamins
  • Guinness stout

The items with an “X” are the items that were available. The employees did a great job. It was as safe as possibly. The grand total for this adventure was $88 and change and should feed me for 2 or 3 weeks. When I got home I wiped down some things with a Lysol wipe, others got a soapy bath, and a few others were put in isolation for a week.

All loaded up

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