Monthly Archives: April 2013

Bone Soup

Not stone soup, but bone soup.  Growing up, my mom used to make ox tail soup.  In the winter, the pot would sit on the stove for hours.  If it was warmer out, then usually that pot was sitting outside on the deck on a portable burner simmering away.

Back then there was no paleo diet and we were still in the process of shaking off the cold war era, so ox tail soup wasn’t exactly fashionable, it was downright ethnic.  Even today, I imagine it’s harder to find ox tail in a conventional grocery store.  I don’t actually know since it’s been a long time since I have done any real shopping at one.

In any case, I have fond memories of ox tail soup and the milky soup that comes from boiling bones for a long time.  I remember being told that the soup was good for you, but I didn’t really give that a whole lot of thought until I started paying closer attention to how and what I was eating.

We’ve had a couple of crazy days of weather.  It was 80 degree two days ago and today it snowed.  Somehow bone soup seemed appropriate and well, I wanted to make sure that I don’t waste anything in my fridge.  I doubt I’ll have a hankering for bone soup once the weather warms up properly, but crazy weather and the onset of allergies has me thinking bone soup is a good idea.

*Photos to come when I have a moment where I actually want to tinker with uploading them.  I know, I should embrace the cloud technology more, but I’m hesitant to make any changes to my computer at the moment.*



Sugar and Spice and All Things Nice

I really should not be left to my own devices inside the co-op.  I just spent a good chunk of money buying food…well, more like buying sugar.  I’ve been craving sugar and no matter how much I ate of the good stuff, I still wanted sugar.  While I might eat and subscribe to mostly paleo/primal philosophies, I’m not a rabid diet person.  I never have been and never will be.  So if my body is saying something, I pay attention and feed it.

Between the gray weather and this need for sugar, I wandered around picking up things that appealed to me.  I ended up with a couple bars of dark chocolate, agave gummy bears, and a couple of macaroons.  In my defense, instead of buying the whole tin of macaroons, I bought two individual ones.  See?  I do have self control.

Now, I’ve done my short little confessional, I’m going to go eat real food.  I already ate my fill of gummy bears, and a macroon and now I want to eat food that’s not sugar.  See…much easier to do what my body wants than fight it.