a happy fourth

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

It's about 95˚ today and I couldn't be happier. Front porch knitting in the heat? Im in! Especially when I have a new project. Ya, I agree. Working on a large project draped over my legs would not be fun.

I started Oak out of Plain & Simple.  I must tell you that this book is A M A Z I N G!  I truly want to knit each and every pattern. (Thank you, Jane!)  I decided to start with Oak.  But who knows,  I truly might knit each one.  A personal goal like that would be fun!
And, because I don't want to forget and thought maybe I would share... Purple potato salad.

I've been working on healing my eczema from the inside out.  If you have been around this blog for very long, you will remember, I have attempted this in the past.  But never to this degree in regards to determination and willpower.  Working with a naturopath, I have been doing the elimination diet.  I have not omitted night shades or eggs, but pretty much everything else.  Dairy, Gluten, Grains, Legumes, and anything out of a package.  I think it is basically Whole30 with a little wine thrown in for good measure.  (It's summer afterall!)  The ingredients are below.  If you need any help with specific directions, please let me know!

Purple Potato Salad:
1 1b purple boiled potatoes cut into pieces.
4 hard boiled eggs, chopped
3 green sliced scallions
1/2 cup fresh chopped, parsley
Salt and Pepper

1/2 cup olive oil
3/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
1 small avocado
juice from 1 lemon
Salt and Pepper
Blend on high in the Vitamix for a thick creamy mixture.

I'll be serving this today!
Happy 4th Ya'all!

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  1. Thank you for this recipe ... I just discovered after 5-1/2 months of being sick everyday, that I am allergic to wheat, egg, and milk. I have eliminated all and am pretty much completely better except, occasionally, on high pollen days. Thank you for this recipe and if you have any other gluten free, dairy free recipes or ideas, I'd love to hear about them.

    1. hi pam! so happy to hear that you have figured out that it was the foods and which ones exactly! i will absolutely share things i am making when i come across something super special! be well, friend! xx

  2. Also knitting on the porch today in 90something heat in upstate ny . Loving every minute

    1. so glad you had some porch knitting on the fourth, too, GiGi! xx

  3. My eczema is a zinc deficiency. After I take zinc lozenges every day for a couple of weeks, the eczema goes away for a year or two.

    1. WOW! that is awesome that you discovered that! i have also added zinc to my daily routine. i would LOVE if i could have a year or two free from it! thank you for that info!

  4. Can't wait to try that recipe. Thank you for sharing!
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