Under Pressure: Crazy-Good Coconut Keto Porridge

I haven’t forgotten you, my low-carbing friends. Even though I don’t follow keto strictly (or any other diet), I do try to focus on eating whole, unprocessed foods, good carbs and fats, and plenty of fiber. And I generally lean toward low carb meals. So when I ran across a recipe for keto porridge, I had to try it!

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Under Pressure: Perfectly-Cooked Porridge

Does the word “porridge” make you think of a Dickensian-type gruel, watery and unfilling? It doesn’t have to be like that – and you also don’t have to deal with a crust of burned porridge stuck to the bottom of your pan when you use your Instant Pot. Just 6 minutes on the Porridge setting, and you could be enjoying thick, creamy oatmeal!

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Haiku: Ornamental Odonate

Early morning here often means heavy dew on the grass – humidity often approaches 100%. As I walked to a hoop tractor during morning feeding, I noticed the unmistakable double set of wings of a dragonfly…and a real beauty. She was clinging to a blade of grass, completely still, as if dormant (understandable in an ectotherm). At last, a chance to capture her image!

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Haiku: Obstinate Orb Weaver

It’s orb weaver time of year. Throughout the pastures, the industrious creatures have been at work, draping their webs between stalks of grass. Wet with morning dew, they’re stunning to behold. I try my best to avoid damaging those webs as I move through, but, sometimes, a spider will decide to make a web in a place where it can’t be – like atop the wire “cage” that secures the ramp from the chicken coop – and I have to ruin the spider’s masterpiece.

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Under Pressure: French Dip – From Frozen Roast!

French dip and air fried eggplant are made for each other

Can you imagine being able to turn a solid block of frozen roast into delectable tenderness by cooking it in its frozen state, rather than first defrosting it in the microwave or waiting days for it to thaw in the refrigerator? I can, and it made an excellent French dip!

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