Taking a Break from Saving the World –My Inner Martha Stewart returned.

I thought I’d take a break from politics –remember? Well, my break includes working on the “Liberty” Documentary and co-organizing Libertyfest NYC 6.  I have been staying away from trying to save my community or the “state” of legislature anywhere in this country (I’m not sure I care anymore John Bush :)  –I have instead been painting furniture and cooking organic and setting people up to purchase gold.  

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I have my heirloom seeds budding in the window sill and I’ve stenciled some flower pots while awaiting my full grown organic/non-gmo herbs to arrive so I can keep my grass-fed beef stews in good flavor.  Going through my old furniture and freshening it up –lo and behold my inner Martha Stewart has arrived!

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People keep emailing me and telling me all the things I should be doing and should be involved in but I sort of wish that people would just take the initiative themselves sometimes and realize that I’m kind of tired.  It’s time for other things right now.  Time to slow down and let someone else take the liberty reigns.  Obviously I haven’t stopped caring about liberty and freedom and trying to spread the message or I wouldn’t be involved in liberty events and I still am….I just can’t deal anymore with party politics and people saying “it’s time for us to run candidates for local office…” because I tried that and mostly people are just full of shit. What’s the point in running candidates when no one at these coffee klatch meetings actually really does anything when someone finally does step up to run –then they actually have to stop master-debating and lifting their arm to fill their pie-hole with beer.   I know I sound cynical and It’s because I am!  After you’ve gone about as far as you can go and realize that people rather sit in a room on a sunny day and fight about by-laws then actually go outside to get the job done…… I mean, how many times do you have to be hit in the head with the same brick before  you come to the final conclusion that you have wasted enough time doing the same thing over and over again….knowing the results will be the same few people doing all the work.

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So we’re getting ready for spring at our house and skipping a lot of meetings we previously attended because I believed that rallying up the troops was going to bring us more liberty.  Honestly, I don’t have anymore answers to anything.  Just LIVE free as much as you can.  Live each day to it’s fullest. Get your seeds in order.  Get some sunshine….. and play some poker with your old friends and revisit your Inner Martha Stewart :)

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Libertyfest NYC 6 – A Funeral for New York

 

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Back in 2010 Ian Cioffi, all by himself, found a venue and started inviting people from the liberty movement to come down and rant –and rant they did.  That was the day I discovered what a wonder Catherine Bleish was. She gave a speech that still gives me goosebumps. It was the day I realized anarchy had been born and that not everyone was buying into “voting” or “politics as usual” even though many of the speakers at the event were liberty candidates that had been endorsed through my organization and that many who were running for congress had flown across the country just to be at this “fest” which was one of the first of it’s kind….and may actually be the last of its kind.

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In 2011, Libertyfest 2 went from a small venue to giant spectacle. Chris Cantwell was still wearing a suit and doing stand-up.  800 people showed up and it was one of the largest “fest” in the country –and certainly one of the most successful.  There were 28 speakers and the all day event went into an after party that lasted till the wee hours of the night.  The event was publicized for more than 6 months and it had no lack of every facet of liberty. Everyone from Tom Woods and Mike Church to Anarchist, Stefan Molyneux to Antiwar advocates like Scott Horton and truth tellers like Richard Gage.  There was no lack of sponsors and vendors and everyone wanted to be part of standing up for liberty.  Right before the 2012 presidential elections Ron Paul rEVolutionaries filled the room and  RevPac headed by Gary Franchi and Tom Woods introduced the Plastic Man commercial at the event. Jordan Page provided the soundtrack for libertyfest once again. It was a time filled with optimism and hope for the future.

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2012 and Libertyfest III moved into a smaller, more trendy venue –basically because it was realized that when you put a room full of libertarians together people just can’t stop talking and it was hard to hear the speakers in 2011.  The date was also moved to October and it was a month before the 2012 election and there was a Solemnness to this event that had not been felt in the previous two “fest”.  Rand Paul had endorsed Mitt Romney,  Mitt was the Republican candidate and the parade of anarchist at libertyfest had grown larger.  At this Libertyfest we had speakers who were now offering solutions since the hope of a Ron Paul election was no longer a possibility.  Michael Boldin came in to speak about Nullification. Richard Mack came in to speak about States Rights. John Bush talked about sustainable living and Stefan Molyneux now had a following, triple of what he had at the libertyfest the year before. Times were changing fast.  rEVOLutionaries were now exchanging their Ron Paul for President signs and waving “Free State” banners and Voluntarist badges on their shirts.

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2013 saw no libertyfest because it had to be postponed due to conflicting events so in 2014 we saw Libertyfest 4 and 5.  Libertyfest 4 showed that women were now stepping up to pave the way to liberty. All of the speakers were ladies of liberty and they had plenty to rant about.  We saw a debate between sweetheart of liberty, Julie Borowski, and the feminist, Cathy Reisenwitz; rants from Josie Wales on the Police State and, Whistle-blower, Kristen Megan on Geo-Engineering. We had educational speeches on social media, a speech on the vaccine issue, a speech about moving to the Free State and finding liberty in our own lifetime and even I, NY State Senatorial Candidate, stepped up to the plate with a speech about why I was running for office.

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Libertyfest 5 brought us to a new place. Liberty candidates were running for local office all over the country and it seemed a new wave of liberty-lovers had entered the scene which brought with it new speakers with fresh ideas telling us to stop preaching and to take action as well as those who were taking action by turning their past experiences into positive motivation like Adam Kokesh and his book, Freedom.

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October 10 & 11, 2015 brings Libertyfest 6.  The event is so huge it’s grown to 2 days and we’re going back to last year’s venue, The Warsaw, in the trendy area of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, because of the convenience to park and the Pierogies –Polish food and a great stage where you can hear the speakers, who could ask for anything more?   The keynote speaker at this years event is Ben Swann. Ben, who came in through the Ron Paul rEVOution as one of the only advocates for truth in media, is bringing with him the optimism that we have now taken into our own hands.  The liberty movement is no longer a movement about one man and hoping to get him elected so he could be our savior but instead the liberty movement has become about US, you and I, and how WE are taking our own personal liberty into our own hands and by doing so, amassing an army of more awake and aware beings who can stand together with us to fight an oppressive government that seems to be knocking on our doors to infringe on our speech, our internet, our amendments and our personal freedom.

Issues that will be spoken about at this 6th Libertyfest NYC range from those who give us the truths that need to be told like journalist and activist, Luke Rudkowski who founded We Are Change and Antiwar.com director, Angela Keaton to those who are awakening other’s through all forms of media like the art of Anthony Freda or the author, James Perloff, who’s book about the shadow government, will be featured in the upcoming film Shadowring.

We also have newcomers to liberty like Belle Knox, who made headlines when it was revealed that she was paying for her tuition at Duke University by doing porn and Michelle Ray, host of In Deep, Publishing editor at IJ Review, and Independent Social Media Consultant.

We also have lots of issues being spoken about this year –everything from Agenda 21 with Rosa Koire who through her website Democrats against UN Agenda 21 has reached people worldwide to bring awareness to how this issue is affecting our own communities to Ademo, founding member of CopBlock.org ,which brings awareness to the police state and how we can prevent abuse and corruption by law enforcement.

Check out the website lfnyc.com.  Speakers are being added daily and with this amazing, long standing event lasting two full days, it’s turned into a Libertyfest like no other! Come for the learning experience and the chance to be informed, come for the camaraderie with those who are on the same page but most of all, come for the pierogies ;)


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Buying 1 Gram At A Time Is The Only Way I Can Afford to Do It…………. Buying Gold

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Sure, it was easy buying silver. I went to Porcfest and everyone was exchanging in silver. There were early-day quarters and dimes with pictures of past presidents being exchanged for bacon and there were beautiful minted silver circles being sold at long tables with Ron Paul’s face on them or pretty floral pictures of marijuana. Knowing that I might be buying something that could be used in exchange for bacon should the dollar crash….well; let’s just say I was hooked.

But GOLD?  No way —I could not possibly afford to buy an ounce of Gold –not when it was at its highest or even its lowest.  Hey, I live on Long Island –in case you haven’t heard it’s the most expensive place to live in the country.  Buying gold was not even comprehensible….  and then, one day, my friend, Kristen Megan, gave me a gift and it was a Karatbar.  I looked at it and it made no sense to me –what the hell is this?  Upon further inspection I saw a little 24 Karat bar inside this credit card look-a-like and the first thing I wanted to do, being a girl, was rip it out of the card and put it on a chain and make a necklace out of it!  Girls will be girls :)

But then I started reading about it and the next thing I knew I started to understand that this was my only way of buying gold affordably as well as not have to worry about how to store it –I mean, us women are pretty good with cards after all.  We have our DSW card and our Hallmark Gold Crown card and our Macy’s and our Starbucks card too. When it comes to cards and storing them I’m an expert. So once again, I was hooked.  I also realized that I could now buy gold for gifts because they make these nifty little cards for birthdays and holidays and what’s a better gift than Gold? How many Home Goods cards does one have to receive at a wedding shower?  B-O-R-I-N-G –I’m going to give the gift of GOLD!!

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The prices are not stable but what I buy today might be worth triple tomorrow (or it can go the other way as well) but as I see it, it’s win/win because if the price of gold goes down that low –I’m going to have necklaces and charm bracelets that have little gold bullions hanging from them at an affordable price :)  –a hell of a lot cheaper than I would pay at the jewelry store lol

So now I’m not only buying but I’m also selling –Need Gold? Because it’s affordable –and maybe one day I’ll actually own an entire ounce.  One gram at a time :)

Gigi Bowman, Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Clean Food

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The Resurgence of the Liberty Movement through film, media, art and events

Rosa Koire will be in the film ShadowRing due out this April. Have you read her book, Behind the Green Mask?

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The Daily Kos calls Agenda 21 a Hoax and Rosa Koire who is behind “Democrats against Agenda 21″ a bunch of hoaxters….

Why is it that everything that even touches on overreach of government becomes a “Hoax” by the left? The SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center) is also funded in part by the DHS (Department of Homeland Security) –but somehow this is never mentioned by those same people who like to call, every time you question something, a “conspiracy theory”.

We’re in pretty dangerous times. I think all you have to do is look at Obama’s Trade Agreement known as the Trans Pacific Partnership or TPP,  which has bi-partisan opposition to realize that NONE OF THIS is Conspiracy! The TPP is the monster and everything we have been fighting is tied into it. So why do we have Republicans fast tracking this? What the hell is going on?

If you don’t know what the TPP is find out.  You can’t fight something if you have no idea what’s going on. That’s half our problem in this country –so many people are too worried about what Kanye West is saying or Kim Kardasian is exposing to look into what might be affecting your own families in the near future –everything from common core education to smart meters in your home to pesticides in the DNA of your food.

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Well the good news is that there just may be a resurgence of Liberty.  Lots of good stuff coming up to bring awareness to the issues.  Through Film, Media, Art and Events you may be seeing a lot of the same names coming to a theater near you or a liberty event that’s in it’s 6th edition.

ShadowRing, due out in April, stars the author of The Shadows of Power, James Perloff whom the movie is based on.  It also stars such liberty notables as Adam Kokesh who has his own resurgence of liberty taking place through his book Freedom which you can purchase on Amazon.  Catherine Bleish, known as BitMom, author at Bitcoin magazine who also blogs for Sovereign Living, an organization run by her and her husband John Bush. Ben Swann, one of the foremost liberty journalist in the country and one of the few journalist you can trust to get the truth out through his internet publication, Truth in Media.  Other notables in the film are Katherine Albrecht, Rosa Koire, Chuck Baldwin, Anthony Antonello, Jack Blood, Gigi Bowman, and G. Edward Griffin.  These are names you have heard over and over again for years who have tried to awaken the world to loss of liberty but also offer tried and true solutions.  Check out info about ShadowRing on Facebook.

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Libertyfest NYC 6, coming in October, will be showcasing speakers, Ben Swann, Adam Kokesh, James Perloff, Gigi Bowman, Rosa Koire and other’s whom are appearing in the film, ShadowRing, mentioned above.  Libertyfest will be also be presenting liberty notables like independent journalist and founder of We Are ChangeLuke Rudkowski;  Independent social media consultant, editor at IJ Review and Radio Host, Michelle Ray; Artist, Anthony Freda, the man behind another film due this year – Behind Truth Art; and filmmaker, entrepreneur and soon to be candidate for office, David Michael Lynch.

Check out the website to keep up with the announcements of more amazing speakers. This is sure to be an awe inspiring event that you may want to bring your friends and family to. It’s time for all of us to do our part to educate ourselves about the issues that are hitting us hard in every direction. It’s events like this that we really need more of in order to bring awareness and amass a larger army of awakened and aware to fight back the injustice taking place all around us.

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Behind Truth Art, by filmmaker, John Massaria, is another film due out in 2015 and will star Anthony Freda who was recently asked to submit a piece of his “truth” artwork for the 9/11 Museum collection in NYC.  What ensues after he submits the piece of art is very interesting.  Many of the stars of this film are some of the same people listed above as well as many other’s in the liberty movement like Trend Forecaster, Gerald Celente and activist Kristen Meghan, former U.S. Airforce Whistleblower.j  These two people who also spoke at an event I personally held in 2014 called the Save Long Island Forum. This event alone had eighteen speakers focusing on 18 issues like GMO food, Smart Meters, Loss of Constitutional rights and much much more. You can still see all the videos and speeches from that event at the website.

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Liberty is on the rise and is evident by the number of those working hard to bring awareness to the issues affecting all of us.  There are probably enough links in this blog piece to keep you busy for a few days and have you coming out of the rabbit hole a little bit more aware of who the enemy is and who is out there fighting for your rights.
Gigi Bowman, Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Clean Food

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Died and Went to Heaven, Chocolate Pudding

Real Food.  You can’t compare anything to it –but it will cost you!  Growing up on My-T-Fine Chocolate Pudding I missed that taste but since I’m only eating clean food in my home these days I can’t bring myself to buy a box of powder called pudding that includes ingredients I abhor.

Sugar, Cornstarch, Cocoa (Processed with Alkali), Food Starch Modified, Salt, Partially Hydrogenated Cottonseed and Soybean Oils, Artificial Flavors, Calcium Carrageenan (Texturizer), Artificial Color (Contains Yellow 5, Yellow 6, Red 40, Blue 1), Milk, Autolyzed Yeast Extract (Contains Glutamate), Soy Flour.

Yes, you’re adding your own milk –which in itself, if you’re not using raw milk, has its own set of poisons– but as far as I can see it’s just another processed food I grew up on that brought a fast and furious sweet tooth into my life and made me believe that I can eat anything I wanted within 10 minutes time by pouring it out of a box, adding milk and stirring.

I missed that taste of My-T-Fine pudding. I tried the organic version and that tasted like crap and I was about to relent and go buy a box of this childhood-in-a-box chocolate fairy dust powder when I came upon a recipe for real homemade, all natural ingredients, chocolate pudding…..  and it cost me big time.  When I say it cost me, it cost like $10 bucks to make 3 servings and a lot of time…… was it worth it? You betcha!

Chocolate pudding is a special treat. It’s not something you’re supposed to eat every day or every week –it’s something you make once in a blue moon like a chocolate cake for a birthday or blueberry muffins for a special Sunday treat.  But growing up in the processed-food-world of my childhood I thought that pudding along with Twinkies, Tasty-cakes, Devil Dogs and Cheez-its were something to have on hand for nightly gorging in front of  I Love Lucy reruns….  and I taught this to my kids when I went grocery shopping and made sure to pick up the packages of Oreo’s, Mallomars, Yodel’s and a Nestle’s Quik box of goodness to wash down with our antibiotic enhanced milk!  But hey, the kids were drinking their milk and this made for good bones! “Got Milk?”

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So today I bring you REAL chocolate pudding. The kind that cost $10 bucks to make, that I will not be making very often. The kind that I will savor every bite of and lick off my fingers too…..  This yummy deliciousness is like dying and going to chocolate heaven.

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(my ingredients are in parenthesis)

7 oz. Dark Chocolate (I used 2 organic Trader Joe’s Cocoa Bar’s at 3.5 oz each)

2 Cups of Whole Milk (mine was raw)

1 Cup of Heavy Cream (mine was raw)

3/4 cup of sugar (organic and I used less –about 1/2 cup)

1/4 cup of Cocoa (Cacao Powder Organic raw)

1/4 tsp salt (Mediterranean pink Sea Salt)

1/4 Cup Cornstarch (Organic Cornstarch)

1/4 Cup [1/2 Stick Butter] (Raw with Celtic Sea Salt)

3/4 tsp of vanilla extract (I didn’t use it because I forgot)

Chop chocolate into very fine pieces. Combine chocolate, 1 3/4 cup of milk, cream, sugar, cocoa & salt in a large sauce pan.  Stir vigorously with a whisk over medium heat until mixture simmers and is smooth and thick.  Stir the remaining 1/4 cup of milk with 1/4 cup of cornstarch together and whisk into the chocolate mixture. Simmer for a minute while whisking and scraping sides.  Add butter and cook one minute more. Stir in vanilla.  Makes 5 cups.

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All I can say is enjoy.  Lick your fingers, lick your spoon. Lick the pot and don’t do this too often!  Not everything in life is meant to be indulged on a constant basis :)

Gigi Bowman, Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Clean Food
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Bye Bye Microwave Oven

I did it!  I finally read my last negative story about microwave safety. I read my last story about Russia banning them and Good Housekeeping saying there is nothing wrong with them and debunking.com saying that anyone who thinks that eating microwaved food is a safety hazard is a conspiracy theorist and on and on yipyapyuk……  I took the damned thing and threw it to the curb!

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First of all the space it’s taking up is ridiculous.  Why do I have this giant electronic box taking up all this space in my kitchen to defrost frozen vegetables? To melt butter? to heat up left overs so they taste like crap?  Why?   I remember back int he 80’s when the Microwave oven was all the rage. I had just gotten married and we went to the store and got the biggest one we could find that had the most buttons to push with names of food on it like popcorn and baked potato and DEFROST…..omg –just the thought that I could defrost dinner in no time at all was enough to send me off into efficiency heaven!  Well, in the last 30 years I remember defrosting food a handful of times and the reason I didn’t do it was because it always sort of cooked the outside of whatever I was defrosting and made the meat or chicken so unappetizing and hard around the edges after I finally cooked whatever it was.

So after thinking about it I asked myself what did I use the microwave oven for?  Well, lets see -I microwaved popcorn for a long long time until I woke up from the dead and realized that the reason I felt sick after eating that garbage was because it was just that –garbage. I would feel actual constriction in my chest every time I ate it –but some how, after doing it for so many years, I think I forgot that you could actually take a handful of nice organic corn kernels and throw them into some virgin olive oil and get some nice fluff that wouldn’t contribute to an early death or a slow kill.  Here —The Food Babe will tell you every reason why this crap will kill you and it’s in the bag.

Ok, what else did I use it for? Heating the water for my morning tea.  That’s right –putting a cup of water in the microwave for 2 minutes and 30 seconds every single day was the reason I had this giant electronic box on my counter taking up precious space.  Nothing more nothing less.  I don’t cook frozen dinners….I usually only make fresh vegetables….I cook a lot of things that cook slowly on the stove or for hours in my oven…..and that is the key word –OVEN!  Ovens can heat, broil, bake , melt and even dehydrate!  I actually sliced up fresh vegetables from my garden last summer and I put them in my oven with olive oil and sea salt and cooked them on 200 degrees for like 5 hours and I got the most delicious dried vegetables you can imagine.  Ovens are great –get some nice cast iron pots and pans and find out how great your oven can be to you and how wonderful food can cook whether you think you have the time or not.  What does it take –5 minutes to boil some water? Get a nice cast iron teapot and it will take 2 minutes and 30 seconds and you don’t have to wonder why even your tea taste like dirty water.  As Nadia Arumugam from The Chew will tell you

“a proper cup of black tea must be made with water that’s come to a rolling boil. A kettle is designed to heat water evenly to 212 degrees Fahrenheit….But microwaves don’t heat water evenly, so the boiling process is difficult to control. Microwave ovens shoot tiny waves into the liquid at random locations, causing the water molecules at those points to vibrate rapidly. If the water isn’t heated for long enough, the result is isolated pockets of very hot or boiling water amid a larger body of water that’s cooler. Such water may misleadingly exhibit signs of boiling despite not being a uniform 212 degrees.”

There is a lot of controversy concerning the microwave oven.  A little girl did a school project showing how watering plants with regular tap water vs. water that was microwaved (and cooled) killed the plant over time.  There are now a myriad of videos showing this sort of thing and just as many debunking them. Snopes, of course, says it’s lies all lies (and if Snopes says something is true or false –that is all you need to fact check, correct? lol).  Mercola and Oz and the Health Ranger say microwaves are no good. The World Health Organization and the FDA say they are perfectly fine…..   Well, guess what –these days I tend to put my faith and trust in alternative science and not those government organizations that are supposed to be looking out for us lol…..  can you say Aspartame? GMO food?  Yeah, I trust the FDA to give me good advice :)

Anyway, whether it be for health concerns or not —I threw out my microwave oven and guess what….
LOOK AT ALL THE SPACE I HAVE!  Now I can use the counter space for rolling out dough for pie-making or cookies. I can sit down and read my cook books and have a cup of tea. I can organize my kitchen items and make room for canisters to put beans or flour…. the possibilities are endless!  I feel like the albatross in the room is on my curb and I’ve simplified my life for 2015.   I just don’t understand why I needed this machine in my life to begin with.  Marketing sure makes us do and get lots of things that we really don’t need and may actually end up being health concerns. Life is too short. Enjoy taking that few moments to boil your water and hear the kettle whistle….it’s the little things that bring joy.

Can’t wait to enjoy my new space and make some pie!

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UPDATE:  A friend of mine was kind enough to let us know that there is a usefulness to a microwave oven so read up on the following all you preppers! :

Milk Chicken? …..and Bone Broth Soup – 2 Meals for the price of one :)

Why is there a question mark in the title?  I realize that I’m spending more time in the “pursuit of clean food” portion of my blog than I am in the Life and Liberty –but perhaps my life of liberty has become clean food?  Anyway, the bottom line is I love to cook, I love finding new recipes and trying them out –and along the way I’m going to try things that perhaps may turn out great –or may turn out not so great –or even suck…..  so I’m sharing, learning and teaching at the same time.  I wish I could talk to Mrs. Ron Paul about this stuff dammit –her and her new gorgeous kitchen that Ron Paul bought her. Someone please tell her to unblock me on facebook!  (that’s another story for another time lol)

Well here goes with the Milk Chicken.  There are quite a few recipes for this on the net and basically they are all the same –but what I got at the end of this I blame on the cast iron Dutch oven that I talked about previously.  Turns out that my little chicken…..sort of melted into a creamy sagey melding of flavors that was almost too flavorful.

Here is the original recipe by chef Jamie Olivers

and here is what I made

1 Soy Free Organic Chicken from the “farm” 2.5 to 3 lbs

10 cloves of organic garlic, unpeeled

1 cinnamon stick stolen from my daughter the holistic massage therapist in training who has a cabinet with her potion ingredients in the basement –the recipe called for a 1/2 stick but I could not figure out how to cut it in half lol

2 1/3 cups of raw milk

1 handful of fresh organic sage (leaves taken off stems)

Zest from 1 lemon –the recipe called for two but I only had one

S&P, butter, olive oil –more milk and a little water at the end.

This was the chicken after I browned it and drowned it in the milk

 First I took the fresh chicken and fried that sucker up in olive oil and butter after I seasoned it with sea salt and pepper and kept turning it over in the cast iron frying pan until all the sides were nice and brown.

I transferred it to the red cast iron Dutch oven and pre-heated the oven to 375 degrees, threw all the ingredients above into the bottom of the pot, put the chicken in the center, and poured the milk over it!

That’s it.  Now I wait.  2 1/2 hours in the pot at 375 degrees….. lets see what comes out…..I’m going to make some mashed potatoes and pour that milk gravy right over it.

 

….or so I thought lol

What the hell is this??

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OK, so I checked out some pictures of other people trying this recipe and no one else’s looked like mine. Apparently that cast iron Dutch oven is like the terminator of food stuffs –put a chicken in and it disintegrates.  The chicken has the consistency of pulled pork –and that is not such a bad thing but it’s nothing like the recipe said it would be!

After forking off the chicken from the bone I was left with a bowl of bones (which I will use later for bone broth) and I found I had to add a bit of milk and filtered water to continue to cook the chicken on the stove top in order to scrape off some of the brown bits along the side which had a lot of the flavor –why let it go to waste?

Anyway –so now I have two meals for the price of one and it was probably the most flavorful chicken I’ve ever eaten.  It’s also healthy and all that garlic, which disintegrated, will probably stave off any disease for at least a week lol.  I served it with some nice organic, skin-on, mashed potatoes which I made with raw butter and raw sour cream and sea salt and cracked black pepper and I heated up some frozen organic peas from Trader Joe’s.

What pissed me off is that it’s really hard to get all the bones out –probably because it was a pretty small chicken –of course I did not get one bone in my plate but my husband did.  Murphy’s damned laws.  No cook ever wants the people they are serving to get the bones dammit.

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Anyway, it really was delicious but I probably won’t be making it again –there are just too many recipes in my future and unless something is so damned good that I need to eat it over and over, I usually try not to make the same thing twice.  So I’m giving this the one-time hat –not that I’ve ever judged anything by hats before or by how many times I’ll make them or will consider making them –but why the hell not? It’s a good idea! lol  This is nothing like my organic linzer tarts that I made for Christmas that I will make over and over again because they were like dying and going to buttery-raspberry-apricot heaven (and I have to make sure that I give them away because the ones that I didn’t give away are a permanent part of my fat ass right now lol)  –oh, here are those linzer tarts…..  I might not tell you how I made those or wait until next year lol

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UPDATE:

Remember part 2 of that chicken –the bone broth?
Well, I let it simmer on low all through the night and all day. About 18 hours.  I strained it –picked off the chicken pieces that were left and threw them in the broth.  Added whatever I could find in the house –so again, here we have Kitchen Sink Soup lol –maybe I should just name this blog “The Kitchen Sink”.

I added, fresh organic kale. Organic pinto beans.  Organic celery. Three large organic mushrooms –hell everything I use is organic so I’m going to stop saying that word and just assume it’s all organic.
Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, a little bit of apple cider vinegar, parsley, dill, lemon pepper, sea salt and cracked black pepper and left over black rice……. it’s simmering now.  This soup is so healthy we’re probably set with enough vitamins for the month of January with this soup alone :)
Going to eat it with some Kalamata Olive Sourdough bread and raw butter.  YUMMY!!!



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Gigi Bowman, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Clean Food

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