Thursday, May 30, 2013

RECIPE FOR THE WEEK - APPLE TAPIOCA

Dear Readers:

Last week we made traditional Tapioca Pudding, but what most people don't realize is that tapioca has other uses besides just pudding.  When I made cherry pie, I used it for thickener.  This week we are making Apple TapiocaThis is not a pudding, but closer to a glaze over baked apples. 
 
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Thursday, May 23, 2013

RECIPE FOR THE WEEK - TAPIOCA PUDDING

Dear Readers:

There is nothing easier to make than a tapioca pudding and it tastes good anytime of the year.  You can dress it up with a little whipped cream and a cherry...so this week we are making a Tapioca Pudding.  
  
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Friday, May 17, 2013

FOODS YOU SHOULDN'T EAT!

Dear Readers:

If you follow my web page, you know that I am not an advocate of processed foods.  From various reports that I have read, it seems more and more people are developing or have food allergies.  In my unscientific view, I believe much of these allergies are do to:
  1. the additives that are being added to our food.
  2. the growing conditions in which much of our food is grown.
  3. the 'chemicals' that are being fed to the animals.
Now, I know we all can't afford to eat 'organic', but there are somethings we can do i.e. avoid the processed food, eat more fresh or frozen vegetables and fruits, and cooking from scratch.
 
Today, while web surfing I came across an article for you to read and have provided the link below.  The title of the article is "7 Food You should Never Eat". 

Thursday, May 16, 2013

RECIPE FOR THE WEEK - INDIAN RELISH

Dear Readers:

It is so hard to find condiment items at the grocery store that aren't filled with stuff I can't eat or they have fillers and/or chemicals.  The recipe this week is a great relish.  Not only good on those hot dogs and hamburgers, but my grandmother used it other recipes to 'perk' it up.  This week the recipe is Indian Relish.  
  
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Saturday, May 11, 2013

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK!

On September 27, 1829, our 9th President, William Henry Harrison, wrote this to Simon Bolivar (a Venezuelan military and political leader. Bolívar played a key role in Latin America's successful struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire, and is today considered one of the most influential politicians in the history of the Americas.  Bolívar's dream had been to engender an American Revolution-style federation among all the newly independent republics, with a government set up solely to recognize and uphold the rights of the individual.)


"But I contend that the strongest of all governments is that which is most free."

THE GUN DEBATE - YOU DECIDE


Bullet point: Gun crimes dropping, despite public perception
By Maxim Lott  Published May 09, 2013  FoxNews.com

Gun crimes are down - but public perception of them is up. (AP) (AP)

A spate of high-profile shootings has left Americans with the perception that gun crimes are on the rise, but a new study shows the opposite appears to be true, according to a study.

A Pew Research poll released this week found that 56 percent of adults believe that gun crime is more common now than 20 years ago. But a report by the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics seems to show that crime involving firearms has fallen dramatically over the last 20 years, with the rate of homicides committed with guns cut in half since 1993. The rate of the violent crimes fell even more, and is now just a quarter of what it was. 

In the Pew poll of 924 adults, just 12 percent correctly answered that gun crime fell over the last 20 years. Gun rights advocates say media coverage of gun violence has distorted the public perception. 

“This doesn’t surprise me in the least,” Alan Gottlieb of the Second Amendment Foundation told FoxNews.com. “When people respond in opinion polls, it’s shaped from what they’re getting through the network news, The New York Times, The Washington Post. And for them, ‘if it bleeds it leads’ – if there’s a tragedy, that becomes the lead story.” 

But supporters of tighter gun control laws say it is modern medicine, not a more peaceable public, that is behind the numbers. 

“More people are being shot in America, but fewer people are dying,” Erika Soto Lamb, the communications director for Mayors Against Illegal Guns, told FoxNews.com. She cited CDC data  which show that, since data has been kept in 2001, the rate of people being assaulted and shot during the assault has risen 25 percent. 

In other words, the data since 2001 tell a slightly more complex story: Fewer people are being attacked with guns, but slightly more people are being shot with guns – yet at the same time, fewer people are being killed with guns.  

“A number of factors are believed to have contributed to this, but mostly, improved medical care is helping to save more lives,” Soto Lamb said. “The latest studies should not be taken as proof that this country does not have a gun violence epidemic. We do.”  

Still, the biggest trend over the last 20 years is the reduction in gun-related attacks and killings, and Gottlieb blames the media for ignoring that story.  

“The Second Amendment Foundation has been tracking the data year-in and year-out, and each year, we put out a news release about how gun crime is down. But the media just doesn’t want to hear it if it doesn’t further their anti-gun agenda,” Gottlieb said.  

The idea that public perceptions don't match up with the numbers is hardly surprising, said Bryan Caplan, an economist at George Mason University who researches public opinion.  

“The public perceives rising crime in general… [so] I don't think anti-gun bias is a good explanation,” Caplan told FoxNews.com.  

Gallup polls show that Americans overestimate crime in general. In 15 out of 16 Gallup polls conducted in the past 20 years, Americans incorrectly said that crime had risen compared to the previous year. 

While gun crime fell dramatically over the last 20 years, crimes committed without guns fell just as fast.

Gottlieb had an explanation for that.  “All crime has basically been going down. And that’s because more people have firearms to protect themselves,” he said.
While firearm ownership rates have been relatively flat according to survey data, many more people now have licenses to carry guns on their person. The number of states with laws that give people a right to carry handguns outside of the home – known as “shall-issue concealed-carry laws” -- has increased dramatically over the last 20 years, going from 16 states in 1993 to 43 now.  

Estimates show that guns are used in self-defense between 100,000 and 2 million times each year. Overlooking that, Gottlieb said, is the media’s biggest error.  

“You never hear about defensive gun uses. Every time there’s a tragedy, there’s a call for gun control. But every time a gun is used in self defense – usually it doesn’t make the news, and you never hear a call for relaxing the gun laws so more people can defend themselves.”

Contact the author at maxim.lott@foxnews.com or on twitter at @maximlott

Thursday, May 9, 2013

ARE YOU GETTING THE VITAMINS YOU NEED - HERE ARE SOME SIGNS THAT YOU MAY BE VITAMIN-DEFICIENT!

Dear Readers:

As some of you have probably figured out, I try to be very conscience of eating healthy.   However, I find that there are times I fall short of that goal, and so, I take supplements.  Today, I came across this article and wanted to share: 


5 weird signs you're vitamin-deficient

By Q by Equinox  Published May 09, 2013

When your body is trying to tell you something—for example, that you're skimping on critical vitamins—it may go to some strange lengths.

"With today's diet of processed foods, it's easy to become vitamin-deficient, either by not eating enough of the right foods or not absorbing them properly due to digestive issues," says Dr. Susan Blum, the founder of the Blum Center for Health and the author of the new book The Immune System Recovery Plan. "You may not get a disease, but you can end up with impaired functioning, because vitamins are cofactors for all the biochemical reactions in the body. We need them in order to function properly."

That impaired functioning can sometimes manifest in mysterious ways.

Here are five unusual warning signs that you may be vitamin-deficient. The good news: Most are fixable with dietary tweaks—all the more reason to make nutrition a top priority. But if food cures don't work, be sure to check in with your doctor.   

Body Cue No. 1: Cracks at the corners of your mouth.   

The Deficiency: Iron, zinc, and B vitamins like niacin (B3), riboflavin (B2), and B12. "It's common if you're a vegetarian to not get enough iron, zinc, and B12," Blum says. Ditto if you're skimping on essential immunity-building protein due to dieting.   

The Fix: Eat more poultry, salmon, tuna, eggs, oysters, clams, sun-dried tomatoes, Swiss chard, tahini, peanuts, and legumes like lentils. Iron absorption is enhanced by vitamin C, which also helps fight infection, so combine these foods with veggies like broccoli, red bell peppers, kale, and cauliflower.   

Body Cue No. 2: A red, scaly rash on your face (and sometimes elsewhere) and hair loss.   

The Deficiency: Biotin (B7), known as the hair vitamin. While your body stores fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K), it doesn't store most B vitamins, which are water-soluble. Body builders take note: Eating raw eggs makes you vulnerable, because a protein in raw eggs called avidin inhibits the body's ability to absorb biotin.   

The Fix: Reach for more cooked eggs (cooking deactivates avidin), salmon, avocados, mushrooms, cauliflower, soybeans, nuts, raspberries, and bananas.  

Body Cue No. 3: Red or white acne-like bumps, typically on the cheeks, arms, thighs, and butt.  

The Deficiency: Essential fatty acids and vitamins A and D.  

The Fix: Skimp on saturated fat and trans fats, which you should be doing anyway, and increase healthy fats. Focus on adding more salmon and sardines, nuts like walnuts and almonds, and seeds like ground flax, hemp, and chia. For vitamin A, pile on leafy greens and colorful veggies like carrots, sweet potatoes, and red bell peppers.

"This provides beta carotene, a precursor to vitamin A, which your body will use to make vitamin A," Blum says. "For vitamin D, though, I recommend a supplement—2,000 IU a day in one that also contains vitamins A and K, which help with D absorption."   

Body Cue No. 4: Tingling, prickling, and numbness in hands, feet, or elsewhere.  

The Deficiency: B vitamins like folate (B9), B6, and B12. "It's a problem directly related to the peripheral nerves and where they end in the skin," says Blum, noting that these symptoms can be combined with anxiety, depression, anemia, fatigue, and hormone imbalances.  

The Fix: Seek out spinach, asparagus, beets, beans (pinto, black, kidney, lima), eggs, octopus, mussels, clams, oysters, and poultry.   

Body Cue No. 5: Crazy muscle cramps in the form of stabbing pains in toes, calves, arches of feet, and backs of legs.   

The Deficiency: Magnesium, calcium, and potassium. "If it's happening frequently, it's a tip-off that you're lacking in these," Blum says. And if you're training hard, you can lose more minerals (and water-soluble B vitamins) through heavy sweating.  

The Fix: Eat more bananas, almonds, hazelnuts, squash, cherries, apples, grapefruit, broccoli, bok choy, and dark leafy greens like kale, spinach, and dandelion.


Read more:
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/05/09/5-weird-signs-youre-vitamin-deficient/?intcmp=features#ixzz2SonvDCPk

RECIPE FOR THE WEEK - PENNSYLVANIA HOT POT

Dear Readers:

Going back to my Pennsylvania Dutch roots for this recipe.  And in that tradition - a one pot meal called Pennsylvania Hot Pot.   What's nice is it has a variety of vegetables, just in time for all that great stuff that will soon becoming from the garden.   

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

A DIFFERENT USE FOR AN ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH AND A SHOWER CAP

These ideas come from TheDailyBuzz.com.au .T

Clean grout with an electric toothbrush

Clean grout with an electric toothbrushSource: diylife.com
Take to your grout with an electric toothbrush and some baking soda to cut through the soap scum (and the elbow grease).
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Use shower caps as food covers

Use shower caps as food coversSource: thekitchn.com
Avoid wrestling with plastic wrap or cling film by using shower caps instead. The elastic conforms to the shape of your container and they’re reusable too.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

RECIPE FOR THE WEEK - HOMEMADE TOMATO SOUP

Dear Readers:

Well growing season is in full swing here in Tennessee.  We just put out our tomato plants and I am looking forward to those little red jewels.  In anticipation of our 'crop', I am planning to make and freeze some tomato soup.  So, this week's recipe is Homemade Tomato Soup.
  
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