Joyful Reports on Various Experiments

Three weeks into slurping Green Glop first thing every morning, Joyful Hermit is pleased to report improvement in energy.  Consume a glass with morning pain med, head to Mass, return later for some oatmeal or eggs.  (Just learned that breakfast cereals, even though high in vitamins and minerals, are way too high in carbohydrates.  Seek out lower-carb breakfast fare.)

Joyful wrote awhile back a long list of how to use a condiment such as Tapanade.  Mix 1 Tbsp. of Tapanade with yolks of two hard-cooked eggs.  Add 1 tsp. mayonnaise or sour cream for smoother consistency, if desired.  Tapanade in omelets is great.  Also, try 2-3 Tbsp. in sauteed onion and garlic when adding broth or tomato juice for a soup; Tapanade adds flavor.  Bake a potato, and use Tapanade with or instead of butter.  Put it in the hollow of an avocado, and what a natural, colorful complement.  Tapanade is mostly chopped olive with other seasonings and sometimes vegetables, such Vegetable Tapanade [pictured].

The indoor greenhouse would have been a total success had we more sun this spring.  Despite keeping lights on (factor the energy cost), only half of the seedlings survived.  But those that survived are doing well, now “hardening off” outside before JH plants them.  The shelves will  be used in the garage to store light-weight items (cardboard boxes and shipping materials, etc.) Next year fluorescent lights will help.

A friend gave JH a huge bottle of over-the-counter pain reliever, generic for Excedrin.  The tablets are getting on in age, but some old meds are still effective.  In order to have better absorption, Joyful uses a mortar to grind the little pills to powder.  They bring far better results, ground.  A detriment to older med tablets: the coating hardens.  Smash ’em!

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I am a hermit, successful in living frugally yet with creativity and JOY! I provide can-do ideas for all aspects of daily life. I live the up side of being down in any situation. Learn to live each day simply and joyfully. Benefit from practical tips and creative ideas with The Joyful Hermit.
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