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6.10.2011

Previews and Excuses for Blog Negligence

So as proof that I and thus Cindalou's is still alive and well, I am sending out a hollar (and various excuses for my blog neglect).  Gardening and a new flock of chickens has sort of taken over my life... that's what I get for a spring planting craze beginning in February with my indoor greenhouse for seedlings.

 
We also recently acquired 23 chick hatchlings which I raised from 5 days old.  Let me tell you when it is 90-100 degrees outside and I have 23 baby chicks inside in my pantry/laundry room with a space heater at 98 degrees you never get a break (from the heat or the cat-policing to protect the babies from our 3 cat's famous "cat curiosity").  

5 day old Americana chick(L) and more chicks on top of my dryer, aww!

Fast forward to now about a month later the flock is outside.  Now I watch and police our two new outdoor cats when they're around the chicks.  The two new cats came in the midst of chickens and planting, by the way (as mole control).

A month later... their size shows where all that chick feed went!


Guess I never learned my lesson since we are getting 6 more hens tomorrow! The yard alone could monopolize my life- I can't get bored here, that's for sure.  Don't fret though, Cindalou's is still cooking, fermenting, and raising general culinary havoc.  As proof I present pictures of my fermenting the spring's bounty of hearty greens and brassicas.  For those like it hot I'll be posting my three variations on traditional kimchi.  
Jars of pipin' hot "kim chi" goodness, yum!
 I'll also follow up with my tweaked red cabbage kraut based on my mother in law, "Ima's," famous munchie.  
Counter o' red cabbage and traditional sauerkraut variations.

  Of course there will be plenty of health ranting and trivia about glutamine and cabbages, thyroids and unfermented brassicas (why I ferment 'em), and the highlights of the hearty greens.   I know it is late for the heart greens as far as seasonality.  Hey you have other blogs with attentive bloggers who are on the ball with cherry and blackberry recipes.  

Trust me the kimchi is a fantastic salsa replacement for my eggs.  Eggs require salsa, by the way :)  Other than that picturesque proof of my blog laziness, I am sure I've been up to other things around here.  Who knows? One thing is for sure: nothing is safe from my reach ;)  So look for an upcoming series on fermented veggies and their "superfood" benefits!

Cindalou's Kitchen Blues: Healthy Celiac / Coeliac Gluten and Dairy Free Recipes

40 comments:

  1. Great post! I never knew of this information until I came across with your blog.

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  2. This was a really great read, appreciation for taking the time to put it together! Touched on some very good...

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  3. This is cool, Hope that you keep us updated with the gardening stuff. I really like gardening and plants.

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  4. It is always good to be self-sufficient when it comes to the food consumption of one's family. Other than the fact that it is more economical in the long run... you are IN CONTROL when it comes to what-you-eat's eating and in so being... take control of your family's health. More power to ya! Cheers!

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  5. This is really nice post ...

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  6. Those little chicks are darling! You aren't going to eat them, are you??? My sister-in-law raises chickens for eggs and has some interesting stories to tell so I imagine you will to! LOL - Arlie jarels

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  7. So you're getting your eggs from all the chicks that you have? It's amazing to know that a girl likes to take care of those chicks? This is the first time that I saw a girl with chicks on her yard. For me, it's hard to raise chicks or maybe I'm not that patient enough. Thanks for this great blog.:)

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  8. It looks too pretty.. I love this post.. Keep sharing always like this.. thanks..

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  9. I've always wanted to raise chickens myself but I don't think I'd be able to bring myself to kill them after I've raised them. :( I did it with rabbits once and guess what, I still have the rabbits which are all very much alive. LOL

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  10. I have raised chickens when I was little, too! My mother would help me feed them. :) I just love watching those cute little puffy ones. And yes, our cat were also keeping an eye on them. :D

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  11. Making poultry and gardening is quite an enjoyable yet money earning job. In my case, I love it since I like plants a lot. It’s full of life.

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  12. this is something new information i am getting from your post..one of my uncle is this field, so i can share something with him in his interests.

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  13. Great post you did a unique post. Thank you for sharing.

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  14. Taking care of chicks can really be laborious but I think it really pays off. :)

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  15. Amazing blog! I really enjoyed reading and hope you keep updating it frequently! I really liked the information you have shared here.

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  16. Nice to read, and want to read you again in future. thanks for writing

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  17. My sister is trying to find ways of raising her own chickens. She lives in the city and is searching for urban chicken cooperatives. I hadn't even known that such things existed until she told me about it. Chickens are awesome. Glad they've been keeping you busy :)

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  18. Chickens are are looking so nice.the topic you did a extraordinary . Thank you for sharing.

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  19. Hi Cindy. Those are some great pics of the chicks you have. I live a little too close to the city to do the small farm thing.

    I have to say, I also MUST have salsa with my eggs. It's good to know I'm not the only one.

    Nick W

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  20. Raising chicken is a tough work, but look at all the things you can do to them... It's all worth it.

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  21. Thanks for the post. I love the pics of the chicks :) I can see I am not the only one too :)

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  22. Very informative, keep posting such good articles, it really helps to know about things :)

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  23. I love seeing chickens. Now you make me miss my hometown. :)

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  24. It's lovely to see someone who shares the same passion as me on chickens. Don't they look good?

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  25. ah this is really cute your chickens are really little-sexy ;) id like to have one

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  26. Thanks for the nice blog. It was very useful for us.Keep sharing such ideas in the future as well.Thanks for sharing the such information with us.

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  27. That's a very interesting hobby you got there. Me, I'm into gardening tomatoes. Love tomatoes so I decided to grow them myself. I'm blogging too but not regularly. Sometimes I share my love for gardening through blogging.

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  28. You should be sued for your negligence. Just kiddin' :) I guess it's fine as long as you enjoy those cute chickens.

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  29. This is an amazing post. I like this post very much and very informative post. All things are described in very beautiful way. I think you should continue to make this type of post.

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  30. Thanks for article, it really help me in building a great career

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  31. nice articles iam an animal and bird lover just was passing through i found this website

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  32. It's really time-consuming when you got involved into something that got your interest. Your chicks look really good and I'm hoping they grow healthy and give you real good eggs!

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  33. Those Kim-chi look really yummy! You seem to have a busy and exciting life lately. Good luck with your chicken :D

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  34. I love animals, birds, and friendly, as especially the Canary

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  35. You have such an amazing hobby. You have inspired me to do something similar. Maybe NOT the chickens but a small garden is a great start!

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  36. Those little chicks were so cute! Is that your hobby or you gonna eat them??

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  37. it;s realy amazing post. i love chikens very very much:*

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  38. I really envy you, i have dreamed with having my own small farm. I like to eat cage free eggs and eat farm raise chicken. But i don't like to kill them.

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  39. Start Business in DelhiMarch 24, 2015 at 2:26 AM

    Very informative, keep posting such good articles, it really helps to know about things.

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