Monday, March 03, 2008

Ahhhhhhh: the floor and other topics

It is an unseasonably warm (read: thunderstorms are on the way!) and very rainy day today in Northeast Georgia. I am not complaining about the rain, due to our severe drought, but my activities are a bit challenged as the only entrances to my sewing room are either through the kitchen (unavailable at this time due to the tilework) or two patio doors, where the rain is coming down. So, I'm spending some time here with you instead!

Here's the latest on the kitchen reno:

Our new tile floor! WooHoo!!! I am so delighted at how it looks! Here's the old wood flooring, and I think you will agree that the new is more in keeping with our renovation:

And, what's for dinner you ask? Well, I've sunk down to the deepest depths in the cooking department, and I am ashamed, but I feel that I am a bit challenged these days! Rather than go out for dinner, I found this Banquet Chicken and Dumplings in the frozen food section at Kroeger:

All it requires is scissors to open the various pouches, a crockpot, and 1-3/4 cups water. Now that is something I can accomplish in this meager little cooking space! Don't you just love this little corner of C's office, which has been converted to a 'kitchen' counter! Look real closely and you'll spot the old electric pencil sharpener between the crockpot and the dinnerware. Fun and games here!! We also have a little bar sink and the microwave, but they are on the end of his desk.

Got this in the mail today and it cracked me up:

Back to the food department, C and I have been listening to Barbara Kingsolver's latest book "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life" on his ipod as we drive back and forth to Atlanta. Not only do I feel guilty about our increased consumption of processed foods, but also the vast quantities of nonlocal foods that we purchase. My friend Bobbie sent me the following in an email, and I thought I would share it with you:

You are what you eat, so eat well.

Considered by some to be a stupendous insight of civilizations past has now been confirmed by today's investigative, nutritional sciences. These studies have shown that what was once called "The Doctrine of Signatures" was astoundingly correct. It now contends that every whole food has a pattern that resembles a Body organ or physiological function and that this pattern acts as a Signal or sign as to the benefit the food provides the eater. Here is just a short list of examples of Whole Food Signatures.

A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye. The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just Like the human eye; and YES science now shows that carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.

A Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart is red and has four Chambers. All of the research shows tomatoes are indeed pure heart and blood food.

Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the Research today shows that grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.

A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper Cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds are on the nut just like the neo-cortex.We now know that walnuts help develop over 3 dozen neuro-transmitters
For brain function.

Kidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look exactly like t he Human kidneys.

Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb and more look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium. If you don't have enough Sodium in your diet the body pulls it from the bones, making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.

Eggplant, Avocados and Pears target the health and function of The womb and cervix of the female - they look just like these organs. Today's research sho ws that when a woman eats 1 avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth Weight and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this? . it takes exactly 9 months to Grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 phytolytic chemical Constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (modern science has only studied and named about 141 of them).

Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Figs increase the motility of male sperm and increase the numbers of sperm as well to overcome male sterility.

Sweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics.

Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries.

Grapefruits, Oranges, and other Citrus fruits look just like the mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.

Onions look like body cells. Today's research shows that onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells. They even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes.

Bananas, Cucumber, Zucchini and more target the size and Strength of the male sexual organ. It's true!

Peanuts have a profound effect on the testicles and sexual libido. Peanuts were banned As a food for males by the church often duri! ng the m iddle ages. Most people don't realize that arginine, the main component of Viagra, comes from peanuts.

It looks as though the graphics aren't going to show up, and I cannot find a website to send you to, so you'll just have to be content to read the text!




Eva Hagbjärn said...

This was very interesting, even if there aren’t any pictures.
Here’s a link to, what I think is, the original website.

I copied - whole food signatures - into my webbrowser ;-)
Kram Eva

Carol said...

I like your tiles. Your cooking space is about the size I've alloted myself permanently in my kitchen, not really big enough to do much. Interesting about the whole food signatures. I'm not very good about eating, though I don't eat meat so I'm forcing myself to learn to love vegetables. Not easy. I'll have a look at Eva's web address (thanks Eva) so I can see the pictures as well. XXOO

Rayna said...

EEEEWWWW - enough to put me off fruits and vegetables if I didn't love 'em so much. Unfortunately, no room in our baby-sized auxiliary fridge for produce.

Aren't you sick of that microwaveable garbage? We certainly are. Can't wait to get the kitchen back - and by that time, it will be warm enough to grill outside so we can be back to healthy meals.

Your tile is lovely. Have fun keeping it clean. We could have saved lots of $$ if we had just traded.

Terry said...

I love your tile. I have always loved tile floors and look forward to walking barefoot on mine this summer!
The food thing is fascinating. I remember picking figs in my cousin's yard years ago. It was a hot evening and we went out to get some in the dark. As we were picking she giggled and said, "Is it just me, or do these feel like testicles?" We cracked ourselves up and despite my best efforts to erase that memory that is all I can think of when I see fresh figs!