04 May, 2020

GOODBYE MULTI TASKING

Hello Bloggers!

During the last week I went back to publishing videos and I LOVE it. Because this time, I'm JUST making videos. Where in the past, I'd do laundry, dishes and other chores in between scenes and edits. Now, I film, edit and schedule my video upload. No dish. No cleaning. No hanging the bedding over the back deck railing in between edits. Just video work.

It's heaven.

Which brings me to my 6 minute video, Mac 'n' Cheese Soup. I hope you enjoy the video as much as I enjoyed making it. For those who don't eat almond cheese, cow cheese would work too. Either way, it's a great way to use up leftovers.

Thanks for watching and boogie boogie.

PS: For anyone who watches the Curry Spiced Lentil Soup video, that was shot BEFORE I set into motion, no chores during work hours.







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    1. Hi Alex! It's so yummy and easy to make thick or thin base. Thanks! Happy Monday.

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    1. Thanks, Christine. It's good to get back to what I love, FOOD!
      Also, very cool about your daughter 28/28. I like numbers stuff like that.

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  3. This looks great!! Wonderful way to use up leftovers.

    God bless.

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    1. Thanks, Jackie! I really love to use up leftvers and make them stretch.
      Happy eating and cooking to you as well. Cheers and boogie boogie.

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  4. I've never heard of a "Reaper chili pepper" before but the name alone suggests it will kill you DEAD if you eat too much! As well as the fact that you put in ONE whole seed, LOL!

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    1. lolololololololololol. You're not wrong. These are soooooo good. Soooo good. Not just hot but actually taste nice too. The full name is, Carolina Reaper but I always leave out the first part. I love saying, Reaper. Ghost chili is nice too. Fun names. Good heat. Yum.

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  5. Looks good! Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. Hey Bonnie! Thanks for dropping by. Do you pressure cook?

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  6. Son just walked in and said Oh that looks so good !
    If your not doing all the other stuff who clean ?
    Stay safe.
    parsnip

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    1. Thanks Gayle and Son of Gayle! It was yummy.

      Thankfully, after getting rid of 95 percent of my stuff back in 2016, I don't own a lot HOWEVER, my pantry shelf is a fright right now. Fright I say, fright. I'll get to it maybe this weekend. We'll see. The rest of of the chores (aside from dishes. I hate dishes), but the rest are easy to maintain. Just not when working.

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  7. What a great idea! It looks delicious! I am unable to hear the video, as I have not been able to unmute my speakers. But I did watch it. I love your cute kitchen header!!

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    1. Hi Ginny. Sorry you can't unmute your speakers. Ack! Do you listen to music on your device and if so, do you miss it? Thank you for watching and for the kind words on the header.

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  8. great sounding recipe-enjoyed the videos too-Happy week ahead-hugs

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    1. Thank you. Very fun. Do you pressure cook?
      I love the area where you get to have a nice cuppa somethin' good.
      What a peaceful view. Here's to lots of good your way.

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  9. Yum.
    I am a big, big fan of leftovers. Just as well, because we will both be eating them this week.

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    1. Me too, Sue. I love them. Especially sauce things that get to sit overnight and improve with age. Yum. Thanks for stopping in.

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  10. Your recipes sound delicious, and I will sit down and watch those videos this afternoon. I am a BIG soup fan, so definitely something for me. Thanks for sharing Ivy. Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

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    1. Hi Valerie! I just saw you joined my food channel. Thank you bunches.
      Me too. Soup is amazing. So many options. Do you eat yours year-round too?
      I'm soon to make another batch in a few minutes. Cold here again today.

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  11. No time to watch a video this morning but the soup sure sounds good

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  12. Well I would never have thought of that HW, will now though 👍 Enjoyed the video, are they birch trees at the bottom of the garden?

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    1. Thanks! We have some birch and a few big honkin' black walnut trees. We did take down a couple of dead birches that weekend we cleared out. Gonna reuse them in the garden beds. Thanks for watching the vloggy part. I figured I'd add those for anyone interested. Thanks!

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  13. I never would have thought to make this combo into a soup. YOU are brilliant and TOO stinking cute.
    XO

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    1. Hehehe. You're comment made me giggle and smile. Thank you, Suz. Are you groovin' on your new Word Press? I look forward to reading the vs post. I had thought of using them awhile back but it was the plug-ins that stopped me (at the time). Curious to see what your thoughts are once you put that post together.

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  14. And all I can cope with is a cuppa soup. Add hot water stir and eat. :D

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    1. Those cuppa soups are fun. I used to get a miso one. I love the pour the hot water and enjoy. That was fun.

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  15. That's such a good plan. I'm glad it's working. Sorry about the spammers. :(

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    1. Thanks, Holly. GameFLIPPIN'Changer, it's been. I'm just about done with the next video to upload. Goodbye multi-tasking. Noooo thank you!

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  16. I love leftovers and am always looking for ways to use them. Thank you HW.

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    1. Hi Marie! You're welcome. Thanks for taking the time to look. It's really fun to toss things together like this.

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  17. I love your video and how upbeat and peppy you are while explaining the process! Keep them coming. I tried video a few times and decided I'm too lazy for all of the work that goes into them LOL. The soup sounds divine. We're getting another cold snap this week (booooo!) so soup is always a welcome treat to warm the bones.

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    1. Hey Theresa! Thank you for the fun comment and kind words. I truly love making videos and food. Cold snap here now too. I have two shirts on and one is long sleeve. Burrr. Loved the black sand from your post. I've never seen that before. What kinds of soup do you fancy? I go through phases.

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    2. I will never turn down a soup with potatoes in it. I hardly turn down any soup, to be honest. I love it year round! I'm glad you're enjoying the videos. Maybe you'll make a ton of money off of them on YouTube :)

      Black sand is so neat, isn't it? I snuck a handful home to put in one of my vases, though I'm not sure if that's frowned upon or not there.

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    3. Hey Theresa! As far as my goals are now, I won't turn on adverts. I find them annoying. But I guess, I can't say never will. But for now, no plans. I would do sponsored videos, if it was a product that I believed in.

      Yes, that black sand was very cool. I would have took some home too! How fun is that. Just a little. Like in a mini jar. I'd have done that too.

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    4. Yes, sticking with products you believe in is always best for sponsorship. I turn down probably 99% of the offers that come my way. Not that they are bad products, but most just don't align with my brand or are not products I would use myself. I'm not sure how ads work on YouTube, but I do know it ticks me off when I'm really into a tutorial and an ad pops up. That happens on Facebook too, and yes, it is so dang annoying!

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    5. Yep, me too. I find those adverts don't serve the viewer. And same with on websites, when I just want to read a post and I'm getting hit, bam, bam, bam, bam and again with popups and adverts and flying things and videos playing in the corner. These are not helpful and I don't return.

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    6. Same. If I have to close out more than one pop up ad, best believe I'm leaving the website and never returning.

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    7. Ohhhhh, my gosh. Yes! Same.

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  18. well i love mac and cheese - and those garlicky forest greens look so so good...reaper chili - never heard of it. Anyway - it looks so good. I'll have to tell my chef (husband)...about this. He loves to cook - myself, not so much anymore, but i love to eat. glad you're back to the videos.

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    1. Hi Sandy! Thanks for the visit. Oh my gosh, those garlicky forest greens, I get excited each spring and sometimes, late winter I can get at them too. Carolina Reaper, really wonderful chili. I love that your chef (hubby), cooks for you. That's so fun. That's what I like to do for Tim (hubby) aka Smoochie Face. Thank you for the lovely comment and the time you took to watch the video.

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    2. Hi Ivy...(just found out your name). I'm going to enjoy following your blog. Love your sense of humor and you draw cartoons - how fun. I'll come back here and there and browse and see what I've missed .

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    3. Hi Sandy! Glad you found my name. I also have it posted on the top right of my blog but it's hard to see sometimes when in this actual post. Great to meet you, Sandy. Thank you. I enjoy having a fun place like a blog. Welcome to my little space of the interwebs. Cheers and boogie boogie!

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  19. you are the happiest whisk ever.. ha ha... I LOVE LOVE your header. i wish i could draw like you do...

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    1. I really am. That's why my husband named me The Happy Whisk. But... he also sometimes me a Grumpy Spatula. So funny. Hope you had a fun day today.

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  20. I just watched your mac and cheese soup video- I was really curious what the soup could taste like. It seriously looked amazing. Despite being vegan, I 've never tried vegan cheese- !! I like the tip about dehydrated onion too. Thanks

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    1. Hey Judee! It tasted like a lighter version of mac'n'cheese or, like a cheesy base with noodles but the noodles are more cheesey. But you make a good point, I need to explain the taste better when I'm there. Thank you. Oh my gosh, dehydrated onions in the pressure cooker ... I LOVE them. If you ever get a chance, tomato soup with dehydrated onion is AMAZING. I'll have to do a video on it. So yum. Thanks again, Judee. PS: Happy Eating!

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  21. Will have a look if I have lentils, it´s still soooo cold, a soup would be great! Sadly I have to use up pizza on end, and tortelloni. Gah. Time so runs these things don´t get better! And Hubby does not like / can not due to health.

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    1. Sorry that Hubby's health is not good. Lentils are yummy. Cold here. We have heat on. Burrrr.

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  22. Our youngest grand-daughter loves mac n cheese :)

    I enjoyed your video and you ae so up-beat …
    Well done.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks, Jan! Hubby loves it too. So easy to make with any kind of cheese. Thanks for the kind words, too. Wishing you a yummy day!

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  23. I'll have to take a look! The photos make it look so delicious!

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  24. Hi HW, just had a look at your curried chick pea soup, looks delish. The Instant Pot looks so much friendlier than the old pressure cooker my mum used to use many years ago, that one was scary 😀 they certainly have become less so these days.

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    1. Thank you. So yum. I've heard nightmares about the classic pressure cookers. But boy, the Instant Pot (or any brand of electric pressure cookers), really make things easy. Do you like soups? Oh my gosh, I love them. Thanks for dropping by and boogie boogie.

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  25. Both of your dishes look delicious and I'm hungry to see them ...
    The video is good.

    Regards from Indonesia

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  26. Looks delicious Ivy ! How are you doing ?
    hugs for you!

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    1. Hey Gloria! Doing really well. Was able to get Aldi yesterday after a very long time of not going out. Was lovely. How are you? Hugs back!

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  27. WE LOVE lentil soup. My freezer is always stocked with it. I will have to try your recipe. Your videos look great!

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    1. Thanks, Martha. I'm new to curry mixes but so far, I'm digging them. What kind of spices do you like in your lentil soup? I still love your carrot, potato, yam, thyme and oregano soup that you told me about two seasons ago now, I think it was. But you know what? I did think I pressure cooked that combo yet. I shall give it a go. Thank you.

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  28. I haven't made any soup in a while.

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  29. You're adorable! I love how excited you get on your videos! Both soups look so good! I have to try the Mac N Cheese soup! Never had it before! Looks so yummy! Big Hugs and Stay Safe!

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to watch. The Mac 'n' Cheese soup is super yummy and a great way to stretch that one teeny bowl of leftovers into a full soup. Hugs back. Stay safe and paint on!

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  30. I like curry and lentils I bet there great together

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    1. Hi Angela! Long time no see. Great to have you here today.

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    2. Great to be back. I've changed up my blog a little. Hope to get back in a routine.

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    3. Just got back from your blog and I totally get changing the space around. I did that here too to make more room. Here's to new journeys and sharing what you're excited about. I look forward to reading more about your new sharings.

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  32. Good job, Ivy! Need to try that soup! Great videos, way to go, Ivy!

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    1. Thank you bunches, Pam. It's so fun to share food. Thank you for watching!

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  33. A great video. It is nice to be present in the moment and only concentrate on one thing.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Hi Amalia. I agree. It's nice to just be able to edit and not have to do chores at the same time. It's a true treat. Happy Creating to you. Very cute stuff on your blog.

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  34. I have seen that you are back and have watched a couple of your YouTube videos. I admire you for hanging in there because I know the energy it takes. Thanks for commenting on my recent post. xoxo

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    1. Yeah, I just came back to that. Great fun. Thanks bunches. Happy Mother's Day to you and here's to seeing more posts from you. Hugs & Bugs - Me

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  35. Great recipes Ivy...love both of them...never thought in using leftover mac and cheese in soup...thanks.
    Have a wonderful rest of the week and stay safe!

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    1. Thank you, Juliana! Hope you're having a yummy day, too. Stay safe and Happy Cooking.

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  36. Long time did not have mac n cheese.

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  37. Editing videos is something creative and very soothing. Adding the appropriate music is the icing.

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    1. Hi Haddock. Thanks for stopping in. I dislike hearing music in videos. I find it's not needed in food videos.

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  38. OMG your videos are so perky and fun! And you know what makes me love you even more - reaper chilies!!!!! I love hot stuff. You go girl! Air Hugs, RO

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    1. lol, on the air hugs. I did that a few weeks ago to someone I saw. So funny. Thank you, Ro and welcome to my pages. Reapers are good. Oh my gosh. So yum.

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