Re: August 2013
posted at 8/8/2013 9:04 AM EDT
great idea, Pingo; I'll mix a few drops of tea tree in with the coconut oil I've been using (we have a bottle on hand). I tend to avoid saying the alternative medicine things I do here because it gets a bunch of articles saying how dangerous/dumb my idea is if you get my drift. But, since you mentioned it, why not. I started feeding her and applying coconut oil for its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties (internal and external), much like tea tree (topical only for the tea tree, though). It seemed to work as a soothing salve right away, and it does look better this morning than it has so far. And, as a bonus, she lapped up the coconut oil like it were liver...dog candy, lol.
You can do rack of lamb on the grill if you can use indirect heat so it approximates the oven environment. Have you done flank steak before? Even marinated it can be very tough. High direct heat for a short time served on the rare side makes it pretty tender if it's marinated, too. Of course, it must be cut on the bias, against the meat grain, when served.
busy here today, too. SIL's party is tomorrow, I've got to make the cheesecake today she asked for. And, the in-laws are coming here after for overnight.
ETA: tt, posting at the same time - I love blue and green in the bedroom, very soothing. Our bedroom walls are a light olive/sage.
Discretion is the better part of valor.