Communicating With Code

My assistant’s grandparents used a code during World War II that allowed her grandfather to communicate his whereabouts to her grandmother.

World War II Code ||

Our Code

  • Honolulu  “Barney”
  • Hawaii  “Daisy”
  • Midway  “May”
  • Aleutian Islands  “Dan”
  • Alaska  “Dick”
  • Wake  “Bess”
  • Marshall  “Bonnie”
  • Samoa  “Topsy”
  • New Caledonia  “Beauty”
  • New Hebrides  “Queen”
  • Guam  “Jim”
  • Philippines  “Prince”
  • New Zealand  “Patsy”
  • Australia  “Kitty”
  • New Guinea  ”Maud”
  • Marianas  “Pet”
  • Java  “Sailor”
Posted on April 22, 2016 .

Flour and Sugar Free Valentine's Day Treats

Happy Valentine's Day! Here are three treats I made for the family. First, brownies with cream/cream cheese "frosting" topped with sugar free raspberry jam. (Even my sister who is a certifiable carb/sugar junkie loved these and asked for seconds!) A cinnamon roll muffin with whipped cream cheese and dark chocolate peanut butter cup. Nary a speck of flour or sugar in any of it (brownies have a tiny bit of honey)

Recipes: Paleo Coconut Flour Brownies and Cinnamon Bun Muffins

The "frosting" for both is nothing but cream cheese and a bit of cream whipped together with some Stevia. I added some cinnamon to the frosting for the rolls.

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup 

For every 1 Tbsp coconut oil add in a half dropper full of stevia and 3/4 Tbsp baking cocoa. Melt in the microwave and stir well. (I make 6-8oz at a time) I measure off one Tbsp of the mixture into a silicone cupcake mold and put it in the freezer. Coconut oil hardens quickly so they are ready in minutes and can be easily popped out of the mold. You can also use cupcake papers. I spread fresh ground peanut butter on them. Crushed macadamia nuts, almonds, mixed nuts and coconut shreds are also really good. You can use Truvia if you like, (I think it's 2tsp per Tbsp coconut oil, but you might want to check on that.) I can't use Truvia. Being a frankenfood sweetner, it makes me retain water. Strangeness. But there it is. The health benefits of coconut oil are amazing. I can eat up to 3 oz a day. Any more than that I notice the scale up a bit the next day. But, sometimes, it's just worth it. Enjoy and use your imagination making homemade candy rounds!

Oopsie Bread

Oopsie!! What I use for "bread". For months I made homemade bread for the family and made this for myself to use. It isn't really bread at all and has no flour or sugar, but it holds up well to all kinds of sandwiches. Hubby loves it on or off low carb. The boys are getting used to it. It has a slight egg flavor if eaten alone, but I've noticed it takes on the flavor of what's on the sandwich. I highly recommend peanut butter and sugar free raspberry jam.

Oopsie Bread

3 eggs
1/2 cup cream cheese
pinch of salt
1/2 tsp baking powder 

Separate eggs. Whip the egg whites until stiff. Mix the yolks and the cream cheese together until smooth. Add baking powder. Fold cream cheese mixture into egg whites. Mix well but gently. Pour onto parchment paper and spread thin. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. After it cools, cut it into 6 or 8 slices depending on how big you like sandwiches.

 Oopsie Bread

Oopsie Bread

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Posted on February 12, 2015 and filed under Social, Healthy Homestead.

The Twelve Blogs of Christmas

Starting December 14th, I will be participating in the Twelve Blogs of Christmas with Dianne Greenlay , RJ Crayton, Jennifer Ellis, Helga Zeiner, Roberta Kagan Author, Heather Haley, Jamie Lee Scott, Sarah Lane, Laurie E. Boris and Wendy McClelland. I will post one blog each day for you all to enjoy at this most wonderful time of the year. My contribution will be about a simple Christmas (of course!) with my grandmother.

Posted on December 11, 2014 and filed under Social.