(f)riday food find

1 02 2013

Any ingredient list that ends with the words “and Lots of Love” probably has merit in my book! This is the ingredient list for RawOne Rosemary-Sundried Tomato Flax Crackers:  “Organic Golden Flaxseeds, Organic Coconut Aminos, Organic Lemon Juice, Organic Garlic, Organic Parsley, Organic Rosemary, Organic Sundried Tomatoes …and Lots of Love.”  See – it got you too!


There are times I really miss something crunchy – you know like a good cracker or chip. Especially when there is something really good to top it with.  I have found a great vehicle with these crackers. They are not overly flavored and let the flavor of the topping(s) shine.  The only downside is that they are quite fragile.  My favorite go to lunch on the fly is a few of these crackers with a yummy local goat cheese and a really good traditional salami.

I have not found these crackers locally, so I order from Amazon (Amazon Prime is a blessing and a curse) and have been very pleased that they arrive mostly intact!  There are other flavors – one called RawRito! –  though I tend to stick with my favorite.

Look for your favorite paleo/primal dip recipe and break out the crackers along with the veggies.  You’ll quickly forget those other crackers and chips and be completely satisfied.


(f)amily – rusty’s got his grillz on

20 01 2013

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, the real Rodney likes to build grills.  But not just any grills.  He builds smokers out of discarded tanks. Here are a few examples: (and yes, we name everything!)

Grill Zilla


Pigcasso – for our son who is a graphic designer

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Dr Pig – for our son-in-law who is in med school

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Pigtucky – for our son-in-law’s Dad who hails from Kentucky


Pig Zero – for his brother who works for Coca Cola

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Major Pig – for my Dad who is a retired Marine


And then THIS rolled into the yard.

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Sigh… I felt like all we needed were a few cars up on blocks in the yard and we’d be set!  This piece of work was quickly dubbed “Rusty”.  My engineer by day, tinkerer by night Rodney had a vision, but all I saw was another piece of junk in the yard!


Slowly Rusty began to be transformed



This the final product!



See, I told you – Rusty’s got his grillz on!  When I told Rodney that,  I thought he’d find it as funny as I did – you know grill as in the kind you cook on and grillz as in the bling worn in the mouth.  Maybe I’ve been in a middle school too long, but shoot, this grill got grillz!  Rodney just grins like I’m nuts, but I know he secretly wishes he’d come up with it! 🙂

I felt like Rusty should pay homage to his past, so I suggested his tag be framed in rusted metal.  We’d never want this blinged out star to forget his humble beginnings!



Oh, and what does Rodney do with Grill Zilla – the one he’s kept for himself?




(F)irst Post!

14 01 2011

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens      ~Ecclesiastes 3:1

Over a year ago I decided I wanted to begin a blog.  It was a time of transition in my life with two children recently married and one beginning her senior year of high school.  I began thinking about the seasons in our lives and how we often wish we could slow time down to sweetly savor that season.  Thinking through that, Ecclesiastes 3 came to mind as did Jim Croce’s song Time in a Bottle and a blog was born…sort of!  My goal was to have my first post up by Jan 1, 2010.  Clearly that didn’t happen, but believing it’s rarely too late to start something, here I am on Jan 14, 2011!  I’m hoping to post at least once a week and would love for you to join me on my journey.