Extreme Dessert, Prohibition Treats’ Liq-Creme Alcohol Infused Ice-Cream, This Weekend’s Tasting

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Extreme Dessert?  Ice cream infused with alcohol.

Current seasonal favorite? Pumpkin cheesecake.  Sensuous creamy yumminess infused with Bourbon, cream cheese, pumpkin and graham crackers!

This weekend’s tasting location?  Big Liquor Warehouse in Aurora, Colorado on Saturday 11/19/2016 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Address: 100 S Abilene St., Aurora, Colorado

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Brian Fashaw, our ingenious creator, who personally makes each signature blend to insure a unique taste experience.

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An amazing taste that won’t disappoint!

Today’s Extreme Dessert, Prohibition Treats’ Liq-Creme Alcohol Infused Ice-Cream

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Today’s Extreme Dessert?  Ice cream infused with alcohol.

My current favorites?  Chocolate Raspberry and Caramel Apple.

The Caramel Apple cannot be described in writing, you have to taste it! Puréed apples give this ice cream a once in a lifetime flavor.

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Meet Brian Fashaw, our ingenious creator.

Personally making each signature blend to insure a taste that will amaze.  Rotating flavors seasonally, what is in the works?  A pumpkin cheesecake any day.

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The Total Beverage (Westminster Total Beverage, 9359 Sheridan Blvd., Westminster, CO 80031) is hosting Brian at their free tasting area.  You can try four flavors tomorrow October 15th between 4 and 7 which include the two I brought home plus White Russian and Grasshopper.  Must be 21 years of age to indulge.img_2994 img_2996

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I also picked up some great wine.  The box wine was recommended to me by Mary who always remembers exactly what I like.  She thought of this immediately because it is organic and delicious.

The Courageous Art of Blogging

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Every blog I visit is a creative wonderland.

Every one of you is an amazing artist. Sharing your innermost thoughts, feeding my soul!

You invite us into your world with your words, stories, photographs, poems, drawings, painting, crafts and more.   Each of you in your own unique way.

You are brave.

Thank you  for sharing your amazing self!

 

 

 

Guest blog post Roscoe: Addison’s Disease Update

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Hi my name is Roscoe and I am a guest blogger here on sanseilife with an update on living with Addison’s disease.

When my mom rescued me from Colorado Puppy Rescue they told her that I had been found on the streets alone, at less than six weeks old.

I was skin and bones, you could see my backbones even though they had been feeding me for several days so I must’ve been really in bad shape when they found me.   Thank goodness I don’t remember much of it.

I’ve been sick a lot.  Even before my diagnosis of Addison’s disease. One thing that was strange was I never had much fur and Mom never needed to brush me.

Since I have been on my hormone replacement injections every month I’ve been feeling much better and my fur has been growing like crazy!

I haven’t let her brush me since my fur started to thicken and after over a year I was really scruffy. Because of my delicate temperament from being a stray as a young puppy mom has a soft spot and if I put my paw down she relents.

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Finally she was able to talk me into a partial grooming (she let me sit in her chair while she sat on the footstool) and I let her do about one third of my body  before I got bored and put my paw  down.  She  got enough fur to make a whole new puppy  – a mini me  – a mini Roscoe!

Don’t tell mom but it actually kind of felt good until I got anxious and had to put a stop to it. I’ll probably let her do it again but  she’ll have to give me another premium treat.

I haven’t decided what I’m going to hold out for, I have pretty heavy paws  and mom is a pretty big wimp so I can get a premium treat of some kind if I keep patient.

I’ll keep you posted dear readers.

Oh by the way that’s just part of a snack on my nose not another disease!

Yikes! I have a yarn stash!

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How did this happen?  First I joined a group and we were going to knit and crochet for the homeless and other charities.  So of course a bunch of yarn was donated and I picked out a couple or few skeins to take home.

Then I went to Joanne’s and picked out a couple or few more skeins.  Um, they were having a sale.

Then I went to Hancock Fabrics, they were having a sale too……., and picked out a couple or few more skeins.

Then I went to Walmart and saw they had a couple or three of fun colors for reasonable and picked out a couple or few more skeins.

Then I went to the thrift store and somebody had donated a bunch of yarn, still with the wrappers on them, never touched, pretty colors so I picked out a couple or few skeins.

Yikes, now I have a “stash” and the terrible itch to “pick out a couple or few more skeins”!  And I haven’t even been in a real yarn shop yet, help!

The worse part is I am still a beginning knitter.  I haven’t learned to crochet yet at all.  All I have progressed to is making ten inch squares for blankets.  That is like a skein a month is all I need…..

Sigh.  I’ll never use the stash up.  Hey, isn’t that the point of a yarn stash?

 

 

Spring Cleaning Incentive

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Need some motivation to get that spring cleaning started?

We have been having unusual rain here in Denver, Colorado.

So unusual it seem like half the people you talk to have had their basements flooded.

One such person is my friend Nancy.  She put spring cleaning into perspective for me.  Her basement was flooded and when the clean up crew came to empty her basement she made a momentous decision!

If she hadn’t needed it in the last ten years she didn’t even need to look at it.  Into the trash.

I have been struggling with getting in the mood for spring cleaning.  I am going to be almost as ruthless as Nancy!

 

Guest blog post Roscoe: Living with Addison’s Disease

 

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Hi my name is Roscoe and I am a guest blogger here on sanseilife. My story?

I have a life threatening condition called Addison’s Disease.

It started out a couple of years ago where I just was not feeling well.  My mom took me to the emergency vet and they did blood tests.  Nothing.  I was at the regular vet several times over the next couple of weeks for more tests including blood tests. Nothing.

Mom was really worried about me.  She would wake up and check on me constantly. One morning she checked on me about 6am.  She was exhausted and fell back to sleep but my brother Monty woke her up barking a little after 7am.  He ran down the hall and led her to me.  I was unconscious.  Affectionately known as an Addisonian Crisis!

Mom is not much bigger than me but she picked me up (90lbs of loving fur) and carried me to the car and rushed me to the emergency vet.  The vet that was on duty took one look at me and said “I know what is wrong with him, I’ve seen this before, he needs a shot immediately, if we wait for test results you are going to lose him.  Its not cheap.”

Mom said without batting an eye “Give him the shot. I am not worried about the cost.”  Within an hour of the shot and after being put on intravenous fluids I was starting to come out of the coma and that was when I learned I had Addison’s Disease.

Addison’s disease is caused by a lower than normal production of hormones, such as cortisol, by the adrenal glands. Adrenal hormones are necessary to control salt, sugar and water balance in the body.  I had all the classic symptoms of weakness, no appetite, diarrhea, depression and anxiousness but I was atypical and every blood test came back normal.

It is not known what happens to the adrenal glands, perhaps it is auto immune or a tumor.  I have had an ultrasound and the tumor was ruled out.

Whats my prognosis?  A happy and healthy life if the Addison’s is kept under control.  I get a shot of mineralocorticoid or hormones every 28 days.  I also get a small amount of prednisone each morning.  If a lot of excitement is going on around me Mom will give me an additional dose of prednisone in the evening.

I don’t want to think about what would happen if I didn’t get my regular medication, like the emergency vet said, Mom would lose me.

At first I had regular blood tests to monitor electrolytes and gradually reduce the dosage of my shot each month.  When I first was getting the shot it must have been way too much as I was always thirsty and extremely hungry.  The dosage has been reduced quite a bit and now I am just regular hungry!

The cost of my monthly shot used to be over $110 but since my vet and my Mom have been gradually reducing the dosage I am now at about $75 per month.  The prednisone is about $20 per month.  Mom says I am worth every penny, she gave up Starbucks and doesn’t eat out as often to cover my medications.

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I really owe my life to Monty though.  How did he know that he needed to wake Mom up immediately?  Although he is a stinker and pesters me to play with him every chance he gets I always remember that he saved my life and usually relent and give him the attention he deserves.  (Sometimes if Mom is not paying attention I let him have some of my meal, just a bite or two because I love him!)

Guest blog post Brody: “Thanks to my Gramma”

 

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Hi my name is Brody and I am a guest blogger here on sanseilife. My story?

I am blind.  When my Mom and Dad go out of town they won’t leave me with just anyone.  I always stay with my “Gramma Bev”.  She works hard to make her home my home and a safe and secure place for a sightless small individual.

I wanted to thank her publicly for all she does to make me feel so welcome when I visit.

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I never feel lonely or scared with Gramma Bev, only happy happy happy!

 

Guest Blog Post Sam, Bonsai Experiment

 

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Hi my name is Sam and I am a guest blogger here on sanseilife.  I am also Paula’s brother. My story?

Both our parents grew up on farms and definitely had green thumbs.  My sister and I are city dwellers but we both like to watch plants grow.

Eating yummy cherries about a year ago I noticed the large pile of seeds I had accumulated and decided I would start my own grove of cherry trees.  Out of about 100 seeds I tried to get to take root, only 3 took root and only these two survived.   Just to get 3 seeds to root took about 3 months.  I used a process known as “stratification”.  First they lived in the freezer for about a month and then moved to the refrigerator for about two months.

Almost had given up on them until one day I noticed three of them were starting to crack their outer coverings….then a couple of days later I saw the roots starting to form….then I planted them in some soil and watched them carefully for about a week….  One did not make it, but these two did.

I am waiting for them to get about a foot tall and will use them for my first attempt at bonsai.  They are already a year old and slow growing.  I only use the most expensive and high tech containers.  The one on the right is a won ton soup container from our favorite Chinese take out place.

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These are lemon trees also from seeds from fruit bought at the grocery store.  These were easier to start then the cherry trees.  All I had to do was to remove the outer covering from the seeds and put them in between some wet paper towels in a plastic baggie.  After about a week of leaving them in my kitchen storage closet (cool and dark) they started to take root….almost all of them….very easy.

I have heard that these will produce lemons when they to grow big enough.  I’m going to see if I can get these to produce fruit for me.

If you look real close you can see a ghost in the picture on the left!

 

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This is my apple tree that I started about two years ago.  It was doing really well until I accidentally bought some soil that had some little flying insects in it which infected all my plants.  The way to get rid of them was to let the soil in the plants dry out to stop the cycle of the laying eggs.  Well, this plant was near death after that but it is starting to recover.

This is one of my fancier containers, notice the fancy design around the rim.

Since it is already miniaturized I am going to try bonsai with it too.  I like the bend in the “trunk” near the bottom.  This little guy already has character.