Big mama - anybody seen my baby?


I’m glad my kids are grown. I also was afraid you were actually offended. Glad it ended the way it did. And please don’t start sending me emails 6 times a day because I left a comment. Thanks.

I have made the full sized version for years. I use a mixer to combine the ingredients and a cast iron frying pan. The secret is to heat the butter in the pan until very hot, add the mixture and then bake. I start the oven at 425 degrees and then lower it to 400 degrees to finish baking. The center does fall but the outer crust stays crispy. My kids eat it with syrup and powdered sugar. I like fruit either fresh or canned such as pie filling or applesauce. I can’t wait to try the mini version.

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I am 68, fair skinned and living in a sub-tropical climate. I also have rosacea. I have three items in my household for crafts, food, health care and cosmetics that i would not be without – olive oil, apple cider vinegar and coconut oil. Olive oil is used the least and coconut oil the most. A few years back my rosacea was getting worse so i did some research on cosmetics ingredients and control of rosacea. To make a long story short I hit on the use of ACV and coconut oil for skin care. I have graduated, thru built up tolerance, to using ACV straight as a facial wash (start with 3 parts water:1 part ACV) followed by coconut oil. Unless i eat curry (something in there!) which I love or spend too much time in the sun, I rarely have rosacea outbreaks. I uncovered a theory about the causes of rosacea and ACV is a natural anti-fungal – a necessary treatment – and antibiotic. Coconut oil is a natural strong moisturizer, amongst other things, needed for both the drastic acid wash and medicine for the skin. I also cook with coconut oil, use for oil pulling, and discovered it keeps a lot of bugs away (not mosquitoes unfortunately LOL). So I am using it in some form everyday single day.
An additional comment about ACV – I use it as a deodorant underarms, breasts, buttocks, behind knees and in the crook of elbows. It is also just like lemons for elbows, shoulders, knees, heels and a hair rinse with rosemary. The smell dissipates almost immediately. It rivals coconut oil as the most useful condiment in my home. As a matter of fact, it is more useful in the kitchen and I make my own.
Love your website and as soon as the rainy season is over I will be making the calendula oil, outside in the sun, and am gathering lots of calendula flowers as we speak. I will let you know, eventually, if it is a better idea for my skin than plain coconut oil. Keep it up. Wonderul job.

“I always get up about six in the morning. I have my bangers and eggs. And I drink a bottle of Dom Perignon and half a bottle of brandy. Then I take a couple of downers. Then it’s about 10 and I’ll have a nice nap until five. I get up, have a couple of black beauties [also known as Black Birds or Black Bombers and are a combination of Amphetamine (Speed) and Dextroamphetamine], some brandy, a little champagne and go out on the town. Then we boogie. We’ll wrap it up about four”.

Right now we are using Eden Body Works JoJobia All Natural Deep Conditioner. I really do love that it’s all natural and extremely hydrating foe mixed hair. It is not easy to comb through, so be sure to have used an easier product to work with to remove tangles. The best tool I’ve found to use this deep condition are your hands, and its actually really simple. I start at the bottom of her head, where the curls are tightest, and make sure the condition is well incorporated into every strand and curl. Between my fingertips, I run the hair shaft down, from the nape of the neck to the end of the curl. I’ve read somewhere that this helps close the hair cuticle and promote definition. I also am sure to pull the curl in the direction that I want it to fall. So, at the back, I pull down, elongating the curl as I work. Again, moisture is key. Be sure to have plenty of conditioner and water on hand. Tip: try to follow the natural curl pattern and flow. Look at how your curl is shaped, and define them naturally.

Yet despite the inauspicious beginnings of Mama's journey from the 'land of the living to the land of the dying', as my younger daughter Charissa described this passage, luck was on our side.


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