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Friday, February 24, 2017

This Week in Our Home: Spring Cleaning the closet, Gluten free Flour, and The Master Gardening Class!




I've been clearing out my husband's side of the closet.  One night he was watching basketball so I thought I had it made and sneaked in there to clear some out.  He came peaking around the corner and just has I started to see headway.  Probably a good thing, I think he realized how much he needed to get rid of!  That night we got filled three bagfuls of sweaters and sweatshirts.  Now we are blessed with a lot of hangers and we found that new jacket I bought him last year! 



I'm on to the pants and guess what...he isn't here right now!  😉







One of us needs to eat gluten free so I've been buying different products and trying them out.  I bought some Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Flour yesterday at Sam's.  I made my strawberry muffins with it this morning.   I'm so impressed -very close to the real thing!  Really I couldn't tell the difference.  I guess this is my little review (I wasn't compensated).


After a week off I headed back to the Master Gardening class.  This weeks class was about lawns.  He was a good speaker so I managed to stay awake and take away some good tidbits.   Like before you put down weed killers you might want to consider putting some more seed down.  The grass will hopefully over take the weeds.   We will be giving this a try in our backyard in late summer. 

Everyone perked up when he started talking about moles.  I don't think there was a person that didn't have moles in their yard or know of someone who did in the classroom.  Those mole tunnels can be a menace.  It basically boiled down to this for me -you probably have more moles if you have Kentucky Bluegrass in your yard.  So our cup runneth over here.  He gave some ideas for things that might or might not work and how to set the traps.  

How's your week been going?  

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

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After a week off the Master Gardening class is back on today-my book review will be on Saturday again.  On my goal list for next week is to do my homework before Wednesday night!



Sing a New Song (Red River Romance Book 2) by [McAdoo, Caryl]

Sing a New Song (Red River Romance Book 2)


Ruth's Dilemma (The Zook Sisters of Lancaster County Book 1) by [Belfie, June]
Best Traditional Irish Recipes for St. Patrick's Day: Corned Beef and Cabbage, Irish Stew, Soda Bread and Much More! (Cooking Around the World Book 2) by [Sommers, Laura]

Two! by [Perkin, Tia]

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Raging Storm (The Remnant Book 2) by [Chapman, Vannetta]

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Sugar Free Strawberry Syrup






The strawberries are on sale this week here in Michigan!  I kind of went strawberry crazy and bought 10 quarts of them yesterday.  I may go back!  My refrigerator smells heavenly.  I have plans for special desserts like strawberry pie or even strawberry muffins. Right now though I want to have a little treat without the guilt of all that sugar.  


This recipe is very versatile.  It's great to pour this over your low carb ice cream. Oh man, I'm thinking Strawberry Sundays.   But if you're like me and don't really care to eat ice cream unless it's about 85 degrees outside, you could pour some on your pancakes, top an omelette with it (try it), or put it in your yogurt.





Sugar-Free Strawberry Syrup -  (if you are on the Trim Healthy Mama plan this is a FP)






2 cups strawberries (divided)

1/3 cup Truvia
1/4 cup water


Bring 1/3 cup of Truvia and 1/4 cup of water to a boil.  Simmer just until Truvia is dissolved.   Let cool.

Put 1 cup of strawberries in the blender, then add the cooled Truvia/water mixture and blend till pureed. Chop the remaining berries and add to the puree. Mix and enjoy!

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