Posted in About Me, Beautiful Ashes : Misty Leask, Blogs I love, Daily Life Struggles, Depression, Favorite Blogs, Favorite Posts, Making Your Home A Haven

I’m Ready to Fight – Beautiful Ashes And A Message From Sarah

http://www.mistyleask.com/im-ready-to-fight/ 

I Am Ready To Fight : By  Misty Leask  

From Sarah : I need to start posting about the ongoing Battles I have. I have a number of them. Depression is the major one because that contributes to all the rest of them. It is harder to fight for anything when you are fighting depression. 

So I will be sharing my battles as well. 

Depression

Lupus And Fibromyalgia.

My Weight 

Always Being Hot 

My Horrible Mood Swings Not Caused By Depression

Loneliness 

Isolation

My Marriage

From Misty:

Living far away from my family has never been easy for me, but God blessed me with the best friends I could ever ask for. Thanks to them, He got my attention. I was told quite a few times that I needed to watch, War Room, by a couple of my besties. I didn’t take the time to do so until this week. It was life changing. God opened my eyes to see that I needed my own war room because I had stopped talking to Him due to the many distractions around me. I have friends and family that need me fighting for them, my children need me fighting for them. I’m losing the parenting battle many days because I’m not fighting with the right weapons! I’ve been leaving behind the biggest advocate I have and trying to find my way on this parenting journey alone. It’s no wonder that I’ve struggled with depression so much the last few months. 

Living far away from my family has never been easy for me, but God blessed me with the best friends I could ever ask for. Thanks to them, He got my attention. I was told quite a few times that I needed to watch, War Room, by a couple of my besties. I didn’t take the time to do so until this week. It was life changing. God opened my eyes to see that I needed my own war room because I had stopped talking to Him due to the many distractions around me. I have friends and family that need me fighting for them, my children need me fighting for them. I’m losing the parenting battle many days because I’m not fighting with the right weapons! I’ve been leaving behind the biggest advocate I have and trying to find my way on this parenting journey alone. It’s no wonder that I’ve struggled with depression so much the last few months. 

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Posted in Blogs I love, Comfort Foods, Fall, Favorite Blogs, Favorite Posts, Food Blogs, Heidy McCallum, October, Reblogged, Sarah's Attic Of Treasures, Soups, The McCallum's Shamrock Patch, Wisconsin Style Beer Cheese and Bacon Soup

McCallum’s Shamrock Patch – Wisconsin Style Beer Cheese and Bacon Soup

WOW, How did I miss this one? A favorite of mine. Lot’s of history here as well. Sharing from Heidy McCallum And The McCallum’s Shamrock Patch

The McCallum's Shamrock Patch

#Wisconsin #beer #cheese and #bacon #soup It’s October friends and there’s nothing like a wonderful steaming bowl of a Wisconsin Style Beer Cheese and Bacon Soup in the Fall. This delightfully sinful soup contains Wisconsin Style Cheddar, Amber Bock Beer, veggies, and Hickory smoked Bacon in one delicious, warm and inviting bowl.

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Posted in Author Erika Kind, Blogs I love, Favorite Blogs, Favorite Posts, Isn't He Beautiful?, October, Reblogged, Sarah's Attic Of Treasures

Shared From Author Erika Kind – Isn’t He Beautiful?

Shared From Author Erika Kind.
Romance. Can we ever get enough?

Erika Kind

Look at him

Isn’t he beautiful?

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Posted in Favorite Posts, Foods, Salads, Sarah's Attic Of Treasures, WOW POSTS

From Longreads Blog: What Is an Authentic Greek Salad?

Bring on the Tomatoes, The Feta Cheese……Onions , Olive oil, Garlic, etc……I love any kind of Greek Salad.

This post has History and is 2 good posts in one…

Longreads Introduction and the original post. Read this for the salad…Read it for the history.
Longreads’ post is Called :
What is an Authentic Greek Salad?
http://blog.longreads.com/2015/08/09/what-is-an-authentic-greek-salad/

Photo by feministjulie, Flickr

The Original Post is by : Dan Nosowitz August 4, 2015
and is called :
Greek the Salad   http://www.theawl.com/2015/08/greek-the-salad?src=longreads

Authenticity is a con
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Both salads are similar….Very much what we think of as a Greek Salad. A The second article really goes into the History of  Greek Salads.

Read both of these posts.

Longreads

At The Awl, Dan Nosowitz writes about the history and singular charms of what’s called the “Greek salad,” and about the slippery nature of authenticity. After the financial agreement Greece recently signed with its creditors, it’s a good time to be reminded of the strength of Greek’s handiwork with greens, veggies and herbs, and their influence on the world.

Like many other classic American dishes (ground beef tacos, spaghetti and meatballs, General Tso’s chicken), the Greek salad is a domestic creation with a vague reference to some other country. It is common to find excoriations of the American Greek salad that claim that a dish called horiatiki (pronunciation is close to whore-YA-tee-kee) is the truly authentic Greek salad, the one Greeks love, the reason that any real, authentic, Greek person from Greece and not America would look at an American Greek salad and think, “Pah! This is not authentic!”

On the…

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Posted in Decoding Happiness, Favorite Blogs, Favorite Posts, Himali Shah, Reposting, Sarah's Attic Of Treasures

Reposting From Decoding Happiness By Himali Shah- “Always” : A Short Story

Himali’s  words flow. She is one of the most talented YOUNG writers I know.
Her blog Decoding Happiness Is by far one of the best out there.
This is a moving story.
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Decoding Happyness

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“Always” was what her diary read.

Holding it so close to his heart, he hugged the words she had written with her favorite red pen. With his watery eyes he had one look at her pen. It was nibbled, as she always did with all her pens. He tried to remember how much he used to love her “chewed” pens back then. Even today he broke down holding her pen and her notebook. Sitting on the floor hugging her words he pecked her pen, the pen which once her beautiful lips had touched. He remembered her lovely face. Eyes that spoke, dimple on her left cheek, and the beautiful mole over her soft lips coupled with her long mesmerizing neck and fragrant hair would drive him crazy to become her Edward Cullen and bite her neck.

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Posted in Ally's Kitchen, Blogs I love, Cheese, Favorite Blogs, Favorite Posts, Food

Reposted From Ally’s Kitchen: Adriatic Asiago Cheese Sauce

adriatic asiago cheese sauce

Ally's Kitchen
Ally’s Kitchen: Adriatic Asiago Cheese Sauce
From Sarah:
The words Asiago Cheese got my attention. I mentioned it to Danny and he said “Yes”. We both love this “stinky” cheese.
As always : I was hooked as soon as I started reading this post. adriatic asiago cheese sauce

From Sarah: Take out the car parked where it is and it is a perfect setting.
Ally talks about the Adriatic Sea and Croatia . Full of history.
Check out the cheese shown below:
adriatic asiago cheese sauce
How can you not check out the rest of the post?

Have a good rest. See you in the morning.
Sarah

Posted in Alexandra's Kitchen, Blogs I love, bon appetit, Favorite Blogs, Favorite Posts, Red and Green Harissa, Reposting

Reposting: Alexandra’s Kitchen: New Potatoes With Green Harissa (Then Posting What Is Harissa?) June11,2015

New Potatoes with Green Harissa

http://www.alexandracooks.com/
Alexandra’s Kitchen: New Potatoes With Green Harissa.
potatoes with green harissa

Alexandra Posted the following: Copied and pasted from her post:

“I first tasted this combination — potatoes with green harissa — at a potluck a few weeks ago, and I’ve been making it ever since. What I love about the harissa is its adaptability: I’ve made it with mint and cilantro, mint and thai basil, basil alone, etc. I’ve used lemon, lime, vinegar. I’ve used a whole jalapeno. I’ve made it without a chili all together. Sometimes I use cumin, sometimes I don’t. It doesn’t matter.

The upshot of puréeing herbs with garlic, olive oil and some sort of acid is a sharp, vibrant sauce fit for dressing up any boiled root vegetable, uniting disparate ingredients in a grain bowl, or drizzling over roast chicken or grilled fish.

Essentially, this harissa is a spicy, cheese- and nut-free pesto, a sauce to have on hand all summer long.”
Taken directly from Alexandra’s Post.

From Sarah: That got my attention. For a number of reasons.
First Off: It looks delightful. Really good. I love new potatoes. I love pesto.  (With Nuts and cheese).
I’d never heard of green Harissa. Only the RED Spicy one.
So I did what I usually do and researched :
HARISSA, PESTO, GREEN HARISSA.

WHAT IS HARISSA?

From the Initial Google Search Copied and Pasted Sections.

Harissa
Food

Harissa in a jar - Stone-soup/Flickr
From Sarah: Once again I copied and pasted The Following:

“Harissa is a hot chili paste that is commonly found in North African cooking, mainly Moroccan, Algerian, and Tunisian cuisine. It is added to couscous, soups, pastas and other recipes. It can also be purchased in Middle Eastern stores in a can.”
http://mideastfood.about.com/od/dipsandsauces/r/harissa.htm
From : About Food.
From Sarah: Copied and pasted the following:
“For a very spicy harissa: use a blend of cayenne, chile de arbol, or cayenne with a milder chile like ancho chilies

For a medium spiciness: use a blend of New Mexico chilies with guajillo chilies”
From About Food :http://mideastfood.about.com/od/dipsandsauces/r/harissa.htm
From Sarah :
Since this post was originally about GREEN HARISSA :
Bon Appétit Logohttp://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/green-harissa-2
Green Harissa

Green Harissa Recipe

“Harissa is typically made with hot chiles and served with couscous. This herb-based spin is great with roasted vegetables, or as a rub for fish.”
From Sarah : I Published this and as usual realized I have forgotten something.
Pesto…. The kind I am use to.

Pesto Wikipedia:
From Sarah: Copies and Pasted :

Pesto

  • Pesto is a sauce originating in Genoa in the Liguria region of northern Italy, and traditionally consists of crushed garlic, basil, and European pine nuts blended with olive oil, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and Fiore Sardo. Wikipedia

  • “Pesto is a sauce originating in Genoa in the Liguria region of northern Italy, and traditionally consists of crushed garlic, basil, and European pine nuts blended with olive oil, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and Fiore Sardo. Wikipedia
    From Sarah: Yep, That is what I am Use to.  I like to add crushed tomatoes to mine and use it on bruschetta.
    That should do it for this post. I could go on and on and find other recipes and information.
    Later: Sarah