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PLANET X ASTRONOMY / Re: Suspicious Observers
« on: Today at 12:56:59 PM »
Normally Enlightenme or I would have posted suspicious0bservers by now...Belatedly - here it is,
suspicious0bservers Uploaded 9 hrs. ago, six minutes after the 7.8 quake.

"USGS says Magnitude 7.8 in Papua, New Guinea."

Large Quake Strikes Papua New Guinea (4.19.2014)


Streamed live on Apr 19, 2014 

Large Quake Strikes Papua New Guinea (4.19.2014)

Well, due to the crazy price increases on beef (and most other meat as well I noticed today while food shopping), I have finally convinced my family to at least try for one or two nights a week to have meatless meals.  I do have a good recipe for zucchini lasagna, but that's about it.  So if anyone has any good recipes, could you please post a few of your favorites??  I did come across this slow cooker zucchini dish, which I am definitely going to try!

Lots of cheesy goodness and great flavor in this zucchini casserole recipe.

Slow Cooker Zucchini Italiano Casserole Recipe – A great Vegetable Side Dish

Recipe type: Vegetable Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian American
Author: Adapted from the original Crock Pot Cooking Book by The Wilderness Wife
Serves: 6-8

This recipe makes the zucchini in the garden into a tasty side dish the whole family will like.

◦3-4 medium zucchini (unpeeled), cut into ¼ inch slices
◦1 small onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
◦3 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
◦2 cloves of garlic, minced
◦1-2 tsp. kosher salt
◦2 tsp. fresh basil (if you use dry, use less as dry is more potent)
◦2 tbs. parsley
◦dash of fresh ground pepper
◦2 ripe tomatoes, peeled and sliced
◦1 cup cracker crumbs
◦4 tbs. melted butter
◦½ c.freshly grated Parmesan cheese
◦½ c. grated mozzarella cheese
◦¼ cup sliced scallions, both green and white parts

1.Mix all the ingredients, except for the crackers, butter, cheeses, scallions, and tomatoes, in the crock pot, and stir thoroughly. Cover and cook on a low setting for 5-7 hours.
2.Before serving pour the mixture into an oven proof casserole. Place a layer of sliced tomatoes on top. Mix melted butter and cracker crumbs together and spread on top of tomatoes. Sprinkle both cheeses on top of the cracker crumbs. Place under broiler until cheese is melted and topping is golden brown. Sprinkle sliced scallions on top right before serving.

Read more:

Enlightenme I did a quick search and found this. Meatless. I don't think any of them are vegan but it looks like they could be "tweaked" to make them vegan recipes.
For example, this Mexican Sweet Potato-Veggie Medley uses only a half cup of sour cream. Some folks like Endtimesgal know how to create a non - dairy sauce.  ;D
Also: Macrobiotic cooking has a "white sauce" which is non dairy.
Maybe just a little cold-pressed olive oil would help if the sour cream is not added to the salsa?
- Yowbarb

28 Hearty Vegetarian Main Dish Recipes

"Get your veggies mixed with pizza, pasta, salads, frittata and more. Our meatless main dishes are good for you -- and packed with flavor."

steedy - wishing you all the best.
Endtimesgal posted to you a couple good ideas - easy to miss when there's a lot of posts there.

- Yowbarb

Survival Recipes of the World / Re: Survival Recipes
« on: April 18, 2014, 05:07:55 PM »
For now, just going to post this Business Insider article on depression Era recipes. Will post up each recipe with images, tomorrow.
- Yowbarb

Survival Recipes of the World / Re: Canning!
« on: April 18, 2014, 03:29:09 PM »
I'm excited about canning this year because I will have some help with the pressure canning.  I haven't been able to get the timing right for that, so I have a couple old ladies to said they'd help me.

I have canned crackers and flour this year for the first time.  I did that a couple months ago, and I haven't checked on them yet.  It's supposed to last 10 years! I think that would be an excellent way to store these things if you aren't storing them in buckets with Mylar stuff, (which I'm not too up on as you can tell).

That is awesome when you are friends with older people and they can pass on what they have learned... So very important. Up to a certain time period practically every woman knew how to sew,  knit, can, garden...
I never got to learn anything from my Grandma and my Mom was an electronic assembler at RCA - pretty preoccupied with five kids too - she never actually taught me, walked me though anything. Maybe she tried but it didn't stick in me brain.  :)

I LOVE cashews!!! I have got to try this cream!  Do you have recipes, or instructions on how to do your juice fast?  My partner and I want to lose weight.  She's actually doing something about it, I don't have the umption.  But this might help us both.  Thanks.

Check out the Nutribullet. It is the latest invention -a nutrition extractor from Magic Bullet. Adding cashews is one thing they suggest in their brochures and videos. The cashews give a rich creaminess to drinks with kale etc.
One thing my daughter read adding yogurt or milk to the kale just interferes with the calcium absorption... In the UK they sell coconut milk. It is something you add water to and is very rich and good that way in juices.

Some combos better than others.
Daughter and I do a few baby carrots, bunch of washed kale, about 15 raw cashews.
Sometimes we throw in some cucumber, or apple... Easy and fast...
I recommend it.
Glad your partner is cooperating about nutrition changes. No doubt her efforts will help you too.
good Luck,
barb T.

Survival Recipes of the World / Re: Baking Bread
« on: April 18, 2014, 03:09:15 PM »
Baking bread is such a basic, essential skill to know.  If there are no more gas or electric, you can still bake the old fashioned way, using wood.  They make cook stoves (wood burning), and even have fireplace designs where you have a section for baking.  I think these are called hives.  I want to have my fireplace with these built in and practise baking like that.

steedy that sounds great. Post more on the hives in woodstoves, when you get data...Somewhere I had posted about woodstoves, with images...not sure where...

OK here is the Topic Name:  Woodstove Cooking Part 1    by svisioner


Bread Image by svisioner
I found and posted the one before that caribou and potaotes.
- Yowbarb

Survival Recipes of the World / Re: Make your Own Yeast
« on: April 18, 2014, 03:06:35 PM »
Do these yeasts, like the dried potato one, work just as well as the dried stuff you get at the store?  Are they sourdoughs?  If so, does anyone know of how to make our own dried yeast that isn't a sourdough?  Thanks.

I think it is covered in the opening post of the topic, posted by noproblemo long ago...sorry not an expert yet.
Here is a link for capturing wild yeast. It is sourdough though...will post more info asap.

Coping with Rejection / Re: Your People, Your Problem
« on: April 18, 2014, 02:56:41 PM »
Barb:  Sounds like you are handling this issue well, good luck in your planning.

Endtimesgal, I appreciate the kind words and good thoughts... :)
I feel I have so far to go - but sometimes people make progress in leaps and bounds rather than baby steps...
We shall see. BTW - as you know 5 kids, three grandkids; one new son - in - law and one new daughter's man so it was quite a get - together! 11 of us.
Now if 5 hadn't been smokers it would have been heaven but I couldn't just sit and have long conversations someone either had to go away from me or I had to duck back inside. Can't handle the smoke. I told them all they know what I want for my birthday so for ___ sake stop smoking. Wonderful though...  :)

Yowbarb Note:
According to SolarWatcher today's M7.3 solar flare could result in a K7 Geomagnetic Storm

At the same time the Geomagnetic Storm Watch for NOAA is posted at only G1 -this should change soon....

PLANET X ASTRONOMY / Re: Suspicious Observers
« on: April 18, 2014, 02:24:24 PM »
Update comment on his AM video, from suspicious0bsrvers - turns out there was a big flare after all. M7.3 according to SolarWatcher video.
I'm thinkin' s0 will post an evening update. - Yowbarb
Suspicious0bservers8 hours ago

Significant Flare in Progress.

Yowbarb Note:
I got an email from Marshall about the M7.3 Class solar flare!
Missed it!  Literally snoozing.
Spaceweather Info below, saying M7.
First is the video link saying it was an M7.3 More links for SolarWatcher at the share link, below.

Date: Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 8:41 AM
Subject: SolarWatcher just uploaded a video  Strong M7.3 Solar Flare April 18, 2014  1:59  302 views

Active Region 12036 unleashed a long duration (LDE) M7.3 Solar Flare today at 13:03 UTC. Associated with this blast was a very powerful Halo coronal mass ejection (CME). The spread of this eruption released from the solar corona does indicate a possible earth-directed component that could impact earths magnetic field early April 21st where a strong Geomagnetic storm (Kp 7) could be possible.

Newsletter Download Link (April)
Newsletter Download Link (May)


Coping with Rejection / Re: Your People, Your Problem
« on: April 18, 2014, 01:14:46 PM »
Yowbarb Note:
There is one of my daughters who I avoided discussing PX or disasters with due to the intense nature of her work and I didn't want to upset the apple cart with her. When we had a Mom - and - kids - and 3 grandkids reunion for my birthday recently I finally did broach the subject - albeit almost superficially in the car with her new hubby. She and hubby are already inland with a lot of resources and a group for survival...water source, etc. I didn't name PX. I just said it is important for me to let my kids know I feel we need a survival location, farther north and inland. Note: They had just gone north where his family is and it happened to be a state I have been considering so I mentioned that.

Background to this: Every other kid I have said some things about PX on and off over the years and my dream of survival land. I mentioned it in passing when our Colorado land was going up for sale. When the decision was being made...My mother and one bro felt it should be sold that things were that tough we kids needed the cash. First to admit I needed the cash but I did briefly communicate that  with the game, water, firewood and being inland it might keep our whole extended family alive, if anything happened. I may or may not have said PX but we have all grown up under the threat of H - bombs and more recently - economic collapse, so saying that we might need a survival haven wasn't so far fetched. Bro didn't tell me I was full of it, which was a modicum of progress but the land got sold anyway. That would have been my shot to get land then but I was so broke and at least two of my kids needing help at the time...well that money didn't last forever. It did help us...

RE my grandkids my two grandsons who live locally were watching 2012 with rapt attention, the kind of attention I pay to a film like that. At the time, I couldn't resist saying to them, "Boys I feel this really could happen." Shocked silence but they seemed to agree. They are very aware bright boys...Never have spoke of PX to them...

As far as granddaughter she may move to our area and from there I can have her go to survival area with us... when it exists. Sorry if this is too lengthy.

The main point is: Just now I replied to a group email from my UK daughter and then said it again - survival land. My kids don't follow me in lock step by any means and I don't know where this will lead - but at least I did send it out.
This is what I sent... Not the best but it is breaking through a minor barrier I have had in my head. I am the tin foil hat, for sure but none of my kids has told me I am full of it. Fingers Crossed.  :) My sent email edited.

Hi Pretty One!
Thanks for the good message. So glad the flights went well – I assume no delays for Haley, either. I missed that IM U sent out letting us know Haley touched down safe and sound, but Gab told me.
Glad U will skype with Haley soon. If there is nothing tying her there and it is tough there and U will be leaving to come here -  then, by all means Haley come on down!
Very true – it’s harder for us to be a group with people off in so many places in the world. 
My short range goals a bit different  I want to head north for a couple trips and try to locate some survival land where we can all get to in a several hour drive. I honestly feel there will be some occasion when we need to get to higher ground and inland. Ebay offers acreage sometimes just a few hundred dollars and a monthly payment. I am interested in some reinforce concrete geodesic domes... Leave it to Mom to be off in another direction...I will do what I can to
Achieve that dream. Gab and I did a ten plus hour trip to Tennessee it was part vacation part bugout drill.
It was a valuable drive.
I recommend everyone work hard put some money aside and try to help set up a survival spot.

« on: April 18, 2014, 09:34:24 AM »
Yowbarb Note: Rain, not snow will predominate in next couple days.. MN etc. will see some snow...
Thunderstorms, tornadoes could possibly develop over weekend. See TORNADOES Topic for updates or see TWC or NWS sites, please if you are in the southern part of the US.

Heavy rainfall, flooding possible across Southeast, severe weather possible for Florida

Short Range Forecast Discussion
NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD
430 AM EDT Fri Apr 18 2014

Valid 12Z Fri Apr 18 2014 - 12Z Sun Apr 20 2014

...Heavy rainfall is likely across the Southeastern U.S. through

...A potential for severe weather exists across Central Florida on

The upper pattern being featured across the country will consist of a
split flow with both the northern and southern streams being fairly
active. The major system to impact the United States the next couple of
days will be an upper trof amplifying across the Eastern Gulf Coast. Ample
moisture is forecast to surge northward ahead of the developing system
which will set the stages for heavy rainfall across the Southeastern U.S.
The WPC precipitation forecast suggests amounts of 2 to 4 inches of rain
across Southern Georgia along with the Florida panhandle through Saturday
morning. Heavier convective elements may lead to regions of flash flooding
given such high rainfall rates and slow motions. Additionally, the Storm
Prediction Center is advertising a threat for severe weather across
Central Florida on Friday where sufficient instability and favorable
turning of the winds with height will be present. The slow moving nature
of the upper low will maintain a chance of rain through early Sunday,
particularly for the coastal locations across Georgia and the Carolinas.

The other system within the southern stream will be less pronounced than
its counterpart further downstream but will still affect the Four Corners
Region and Southern High Plains. Broad ascent ahead of the upper trof
combined with moisture returning from the Western Gulf should keep
unsettled conditions in the forecast. Terrain is expected to play a role
in placing localized higher amounts. With the exception of the higher
elevations across the San Juans, this will be an all liquid precipitation

Looking to the northern branch of the jet, it will also be rather active
as a train of systems slide eastward. A Pacific system currently migrating
into the Upper Intermountain West will continue tracking due east reaching
the Northern High Plains by late Friday night. It appears much of wintry
aspects of this developing system should be confined to north of the
international border with Canada. By Saturday some of the wintry mix
consisting of freezing rain may impact northeastern portions of Minnesota.

Otherwise, expect rain to dominate with high temperatures to prevail in
the 50s and 60s the next couple of days.

Conditions across the northeastern section of the country should be rather
quiet as a surface ridge remains centered over the region. With the system
developing across Northeastern Gulf, surface high pressure wedged east of
the Appalachians will provide cool conditions with highs in the 50s on
Friday before rebounding into the 60s by early in the weekend.


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