I’m in slow motion on projects right now. Tonight I’m sewing velcro closures on the Casita’s throw pillows. I thought overlapping the material would be secure enough. But when we punch them, lean on them, and actually use them, the pillows get deformed and the covers pop open in the back.
The velcro will keep them closed and help them keep their shape.
It will be at least a week before the Fantastic Fan arrives. And I wasn’t in the mood to drill bolt holes for the propane tank hold-downs today. It’s one of those low-energy weeks. Nothing 70 degree days and sunshine won’t eventually cure!
My sister just emailed me the following. Besides giving me something to blog about, it reinforces my decision to stick to whole foods as much as possible!
Fast Food “Strawberry” milkshake
Take a look at the ingredients you might find in a fast-food strawberry milkshake: milkfat and nonfat milk, sugar, sweet whey, high-fructose corn syrup, guar gum, monoglycerides and diglycerides, cellulose gum, sodium phosphate, carrageenan, citric acid, E129 and artificial strawberry flavour.
And what does that “artificial strawberry flavour” contain?
Just these few yummy chemicals: amyl acetate, amyl butyrate, amyl valerate, anethol, anisyl formate, benzyl acetate, benzyl isobutyrate, butyric acid, cinnamyl isobutyrate, cinnamyl valerate, cognac essential oil, diacetyl, dipropyl ketone, ethyl butyrate, ethyl cinnamate, ethyl heptanoate, ethyl heptylate, ethyl lactate, ethyl methylphenylglycidate, ethyl nitrate, ethyl propionate, ethyl valerate, heliotropin, hydroxyphrenyl- 2-butanone (10% solution in alcohol), ionone, isobutyl anthranilate, isobutyl butyrate, lemon essential oil, maltol, 4-methylacetophenone, methyl anthranilate, methyl benzoate, methyl cinnamate, methyl heptine carbonate, methyl naphthyl ketone, methyl salicylate, mint essential oil, neroli essential oil, nerolin, neryl isobutyrate, orris butter, phenethyl alcohol, rose, rum ether, undecalactone, vanillin and solvent.
Read more here. This is a UK site. Maybe they are healthier on this side of the pond? 😀