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Lobster for New Years Eve


Staying home for New Years Eve. Are you wanting to try some tasty seafood to celebrate the new year.

Lobster tails are a great way to start the evening off. Easy to cook and fast. Serve it with a veggie, bread, baked potatoes and salad. All can be made ahead of time.

I boiled these and the cooking time was 4 minutes. Depending on the size time is 2 to 4 minutes. You can cook them frozen, but it is recommended to thaw. These lobsters pictured are the size of a soda can. I cooked them semi frozen for 4 minutes and they were perfectly cooked. Make sure to salt your water.

My store had frozen lobsters on sale. 2 for $5.00

Enjoy

The Forever Dog


Check out Dr. Karen Becker DVM holistic medicine. Best book for you about your family member.

https://drkarenbecker.com/author/

A little something about Karen Shaw Becker . She is the most followed veterinarian in the world, and for good reason. Dr Becker believes in a deliberate, common sense approach to creating and maintaining vibrant health for companion animals and an unconventional, integrative approach to addressing disease and re-establishing wellbeing in ill pets. This refreshing, proactive approach that intentionally focuses on creating or restoring wellbeing has been embraced by millions of pet lovers around the world.

ERUPTION UPDATE


This is a Civil Defense message.

This is an Eruption update for Tuesday, November 29th at 10 in the morning.

USGS – Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports the leading edge of the lava flow on Mauna Loa’s northeast flank remains at a high elevation of over 9,000 feet and more than 5 miles from Saddle Road.  

As stated, the northeast flank of Mauna Loa is not populated and lava continues to not pose a threat to any communities or infrastructure, at this time.

Due to no threat to communities at this time, shelters that were opened yesterday at Old Kona Airport in Kailua-Kona and Ka`u Gymnasium in Pahala as a precaution, will be closed at noon today.

For those traveling Saddle Road /Daniel K. Inouye Highway, parking along the highway is unsafe and prohibited.  Hawaii Police Department report that vehicles that park along Saddle Road /Daniel K. Inouye Highway between the 16 and 31 Mile Markers will be subject to citation and will be towed. 

You will be informed of any changes that affect your safety. 

This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.Confirm Receipt© 2022 Everbridge, Inc.

lava Eruption: Filter for doorways and windows.


Measure you doorways and windows that you want to leave open to get fresh air.

Go to your hardware store and pick up HVAC Filters. They have various sizes. I used 20 x 25 on the doors and 16x 20 for the windows. You need 2 pieces of wood 1“x 2” x 8 feet per door. Windows I just used the duct tape

Tools you’ll need. Duct tape, scissors, utility knife, tape measure, filters.

Doorway: Cut your wood to the correct size. Lay the wood down and stick the filters in between the 2 pieces of wood. Measure both sides so it is even or your pañal will be crooked. Tape each side length wise first and flip it over and tape. Then tape each individual panel and go around the wood.

You won’t need wood for the windows. Just tape the panels together after measuring.

THE HEALTH HAZARDS OF VOLCANIC ASH (part 6 Precautions for Children)


THE HEALTH HAZARDS OF VOLCANIC ASH (part 6 Precautions for Children)

https://orgnatlife.com/2018/05/30/the-health-hazards-of-volcanic-ash-part-6-precautions-for-children/
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Dr. Becker’s Bites


https://drbeckersbites.com/

We are excited to introduce Dr. Becker’s Forever Dog Bites. This unique one-of-a-kind treat was crafted by years of research that can be found in the newly released book, “The Forever Dog.”

WARNING: VOLCANO ERUPTION CDC USGS HVO


This is a Civil Defense Message.

This is an Eruption message for Monday, November 28th at 12:30 AM.

USGS – Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports an eruption at the summit of Mauna Loa is occurring.

USGS – Hawaiian Volcano Observatory and Civil Defense are activated and monitoring the situation.

The eruption is confined to the summit of Mauna Loa and there are no lava flow threats to communities and there is no evacuation requested at this time.

You will be informed of any changes that affect your safety. 

This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.Confirm Receipt© 2022 Everbridge, Inc.

Sloppy Joe’s


We are using spices and veggies instead of ketchup to flavor our yummy kid friendly and adult pleasing yummy homemade sloppy joes. No preservatives.

Add 1/4 of each green, red and yellow peppers 🫑 cut up into your choice of size and 1 onion. If your making this for kid’s you may want to dice the peppers and onion’s into very small pieces. I like 1” inch piece’s for adults. You can also purée in the blender for a smoother texture.

While the meat 🥩 is cooking cut up your veggies 🥗 and onions 🧅 .. Cook your meat 🥩 down and drain the grease.

Add your onion 🧅 and 🫑 peppers. Add 1 teaspoon salt.

Add 2 Teaspoons of garlic. I use 2 of the frozen 5 gram cubes. ( 1 Teaspoon each cube ). Continue cooking

Cook down until soft and onion’s are translucent.

  • 1 pound Hamburger
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon White Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Celery Salt
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tablepoon All Spice
  • 1 can Tomato Paste 6 oz
  • 1 1/2 cups Water

Adding water 1/2 cup at a time. Mix it up until all the water is gone.

Simmer for 45 minutes

You can adjust the serving size by increasing all the ingredients. This makes approximately 6 to 8 sandwiches.

Yummy ready to go

I toasted some fresh baked garlic pepper Jack cheese bread. It paired wonderfully. So buns for the kids and add cheese or a different bread for the adults.

Enjoy

Growing Medical Cannabis. Step One


Your thinking about growing your own? Prescription in a natural plant.

Flowered Bud

Here are a few steps you can take to get started.

#1 You’ll need seeds

Before you start let’s get everything you’ll need to set up for success.

  • Seeds (There are several to choose from)
  • Containers ( seedlings can be planted in sprouting cubes or directly into big pots 5 gallon size).
  • Soil ( should be light fluffy non fertilized).
  • Lights ( depending on how many plants, lighting can be as simple as a regular light bulb for the seedlings to Full Spectrum lighting for growth of vegetation and flowering)
  • pH Tester ( very important pH balance of the water should be between: First weeks: 5.8 – 5.9. Pre-bloom: 6.0 – 6.2. Real bloom: 6.0 – 6.3
  • Water ( test your water. You can use bottled spring water with no additives.)

Starting your seeds. You’ll need 1 paper towel and a plastic bag or a plate. Good water is necessary for a healthy start.

Place the paper towel in the bowl, plate or plastic bag. Place your seed or seeds in the center. If more than one seed make sure to give plenty of space between the seeds. Gently pour the water over the paper towel and place in a dark place. Check every day. Should only take a couple of days till a little white root appears. Wait until it’s about 1/2 inch long.

Cover it up and water

After the seed germinates wait until it is 1/2” long. Make a hole about 1 inch deep. A pencil eraser is a measuring tool. Place the root down and the seed cap. Lightly place some fluffy dirt on top and water. Set under the lights about 1” inch above seedling. Don’t turn on the lights until the 2 green leaves appear. Then 18 to 20 hours of light per day.

GOT “FIGGY PUDDING “


Today spam rolled out the new “Figgy Pudding”

SPAM® Figgy Pudding brings a blend of warm spices and seasonal ingredients that will be the star in many wintertime recipe favorites. With notes of cinnamon and nutmeg combined with fig and orange flavors, you’ll taste true holiday comfort that will have you caroling all season long.

🎶 Now, bring us some figgy pudding.🎶

Going Dark


Chocolate: Dark vs Milk

Dark chocolate has an extra layer of goodness. You ask what could be good about chocolate candy, besides that it’s yummy. I’m about to tell you all about the great powers of chocolate.

Feeling a little sluggish? Try having 25g of dark chocolate 72%. Dark chocolate contains just enough caffeine for a little afternoon burst of energy.

Caffeine is a compound naturally found in commonly consumed items such as coffee, tea, and chocolate. An average cup of coffee (8 fl oz) contains about 95 mg and the same amount of tea contains about 26 mg. Compared to these two sources chocolate has very little caffeine. The caffeine content of chocolate is dependent on the amount of cacao in the product. Dark chocolate contains about 20 mg of caffeine per ounce, milk chocolate contains about 6 mg per ounce, and white chocolate contains no caffeine. However, caffeine content will vary and can be dependent on the cocoa bean type and origin.

Multi-Use Strawberry Jam


Now here’s a recipe with multiple uses. This can be used for jam on your toast, ice cream and cake poté filling.

I only make small batches. One pound of strawberries and half the sugar of other recipe’s. Big chunks of strawberries simmered to perfection. Low in sugar. No pectin.

Strawberry Shortcake

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound Strawberry
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • Water to cover berries by 1”inch

DIRECTIONS

  • Take the tops off the strawberries and clean under water.
  • Cut strawberries up into chunks.
  • Place the strawberries in a medium sauce pan with the water.
  • Add sugar and lemon juice
  • Turn the fire on to medium and bring to a full boil. Turn the heat down so it simmers.
  • Continue to stir as it thickens.
  • When the jam is thick enough that it sticks to the spoon when turned on side. Remove from fire.
  • Add vanilla and stir really well.
  • Add to mason jar and completely cool. Put it in refrigerator.
  • Jam will thicken as it cools.

Sweet Tangy Spiced BBQ Sauce


Sweet Tangy Spiced BBQ sauce

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups Chicken stock
  • 1 Green, 1 Yellow and 1 Red Bell Pepper diced
  • 2 Red Chilies soaked in 1/2 cup water over night (wear gloves when you handle the chilies) remove seeds and dice chilies thinly. Add the 1/2 cup of the chilie water to the pan.
  • 1 Onion Large diced
  • 2 Tablespoon Garlic minced
  • 1 cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup White Sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Vinegar
  • 2 (6 ounce cans) Tomate Paste
  • 1 Tablespoon Worshire Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon All Spice
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 cup Honey

DIRECTIONS

  • Wash and cut up your vegetables into small pieces
  • In a Large Pot 1 tablespoon Olive Oil bring to medium heat
  • Place the vegetables and sautee on medium heat until vegetables are wilted and soft. Add the garlic for the last 5 minutes. Stir frequently and dont burn them. Approxamently 20 minutes
  • Add the chicken broth bring to a boil reduce heat to simmer
  • Add tomatae paste and stir until dissolved
  • Add vinegar, brown sugar, white sugar, worshire, all spice, salt and honey
  • Stir until all is mixed together
  • Cover pan with lid slightly crocked to let steam out.
  • Cook down until very thick
  • 2- 16 ounce wide mouth mason jars. Fill each one and leave at least 2″ from the top. Put the lid and seal on quickly so it will seal down good.
  • Let the BBQ sauce cool completely.
  • Put one in the freezer and the other you can refrigerate for up to 3 weeks.

*You can use a Slow Cooker or Multicooker with the Jam setting if you have. It’s easier and you dont have to worry bout burning it. You just use the brown/sautee setting for cooking vegatables and bring to boil.

*You can also use smaller mason jars

Thank you and Enjoy

HOMEMADE TAMALES, STEP BY STEP


RED CHILI PORK TAMALES

Red Chili Pork Tamales

Easy Step By Step Instructions

  • Prep Time: 190 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 Hour 45 to 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours 35 minutes +
  • Yield: 24 servings +
  • Skill Level: Beginner +
  • Kitchen Appliance: Stove, Multi-Cooker, Food Processor, Blender,
Another mouth watering recipe for your Latin Food file.

My recipe is a combination of of 5 different meat filling recipes. I made them until I found one that I really liked. Now I have my wonderful creation. The masa recipe is off the back of the Tamal Mesca bag. Simple easy. The only difference is I tan and use my Lard, Manteca or Tallow warm to enhance the flavor of the masa. Instructions down below.

A tamale is a traditional Mesoamerican dish, made of masa or dough, which is steamed in a corn husk or banana leaf. The wrapping can either be discarded prior to eating or used as a plate. Tamales can be filled with meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, chilies, chocolate or any thing your heart desires, and both the filling and the cooking liquid may be seasoned with what ever your main ingredient is in your tamale..

If you are trying to decide what to make for a special occasion, holiday or Christmas we think you might enjoy a little spice and sweetness instead.

The secret to a good tamale is moisture. Lard and broth are key ingredients to achieve a smooth creamy flavorful masa.

There are several variations of the tamale. From breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert. The tamale base masa is like a white bread recipe that you make your own by adding your favorite ingredients. Use your imagination and be creative.

Today we will be making:

Red Chili Pork Tamales

There are a few ways to Cook the Tamales. You can use a Pot with a wire rack to hold tamales out of water, Multi Cooker or Rice Cooker with a wire rack (45 min to 60 min) or a Crock Pot/ Slow Cooker function with wire rack (takes about 2 hours +or-). I use the “Steam” function on my Multi-Cooker by Crock-Pot for no less then 45 minutes to 80 minutes.

Prepare the Corn Husks by soaking them in a large pot with warm water. Make sure to separate each husk and clean thoroughly before you place them in the pot of warm water.

Preparing your filling is just as important as the masa. You need to pre cook your ingredients. Make sure you add enough moisture to your red chili sauce. This can be made ahead of time. I have made it when I had leftover pork and I just freeze it until I have time to make tamales.

RED CHILI PORK INGREDIENTS
  • Pork better if mixed parts like the butt, chops or loin ( fat and lean meats mixed)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 can 10 oz. Enchilada sauce
  • 10 dried red chili’s chopped in blender
  • 1 Teaspoon cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1 whole clove of garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 1 small bunch fresh cilantro (leaves only)
  • Rub pork with cumin and salt. Place all the ingredients in the multi cooker and stir. Select meat on the pressure cooker function. Cook until the pork is tender, approximately 90 minutes. Using slow cooker or pot on the stove method to cook your meat, at least 2- 3 hours until tender.
  • Open the multi cooker or pot and mix all ingredients together, break the meat down. Pork is broken down and shredded.
  • Place lid back on and slow cook for 2 hours.
  • After 1 hour check to make sure you have plenty of moisture if not add another cup of water and mix together.

Preparing Your Masa Its important to remember your liquid to dry ingredient ratio. It will be better if the masa is a little moist than dry.

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Lard, Manteca or Tallow oil must be tanned to bring out the flavor. By heating the Lard, Manteca or Tallow over medium heat for approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Make sure you watch the lard closely so it does not burn or start on fire. Be very careful handling the hot oil.

As you slowly heat the melted lard up to it will start to turn colors. From a clear liquid to a golden brown. Burn point is 420 degrees so watch it closely. The scent will become more appealing, It will actually smell like a tasty piece of meat. Just remember this aroma is the flavor to your masa. So if the aroma makes your mouth water for a juicy steak, it’s ready. Let it completely cool down to luke warm before using.

Speaking of your liquids. You can use the juices from your boiled meats after removing the fat content, which can be achieved by placing the cooled broth into the refrigerator for a few hours. You can also make your own vegetable or fruit broth to be used for your other tamales.

MASA INGREDEINTS
  • 2 cups Tamal masa mix
  • 2/3 cup Lard, Manteca or Tallow
  • 1 1/3 cup Broth (beef, pork, chicken vegetable) your choice
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
DIRECTIONS

Mix your dry ingredients together (maseca flour, salt and banking powder) in a separate bowl and set to the side.

Add your lukewarm Lard, Manteca or Tallow to a separate large bowl for mixing. Slowly add 1/3 of maseca to the warm oil while gently stirring so the oil doesn’t splash. Continue adding 1/3 of the dry mix until it is mixed well and it is fluffy and light in texture. Cover with damp cloth or saran wrap for 15 minutes. It’s always better to use a larger bowl

After 15 to 20 minutes your masa should be fully hydrated and ready to spread on your corn husks that have been soaking for an hour or longer in warm water.

Gather all your ingredients husks, pork, masa and (extra sauce if needed). Make sure to pre-make your ties from smaller husks that wont be used to make the tamales. No waste here.

You need to line your pan in this order, #1 water, #2 wire rack and #3 moistened corn husks or banana leaf are last. The water should be right under the rack and not cover the rack or touch the tamales. Less is best and refill when needed. You can put a quarter or spoon in the bottom of the pan so when the water gets low it will sound the alarm so you can add more water. If you need to add water during cooking make sure to pour down the side of the pan so you don’t pour any water on your tamales. Make sure you put the husks or leaf back on top of the tamales. Close the lid and reset your time to finish them.

Making the Tamale. Place a corn husk on the plate. Place1 1/2 tablespoon of masa and place baggie or saranwrap over and gently even the dough out. Remove the plastic. Place 1 1/2 tablespoon of meat filling in the center and even it out on the masa. Place one side of the husk over the edge of meat and gently pull the husk away and place the other side of the masa on the edge of other and fold the other husk across and fold the bottom up and tie off. Place it in your pot and your on the way to a delicious meal you have created.

Place the tamales in the pan until full, place moist corn husks or banana leaf over the top. Place in Multi-Cooker or Rice Cooker and set to steam for 45 to 60 minutes or until masa has cooked all the way through. Test by taking one out and see if the masa is firm and easily pulls away from the corn husk. If not put the lid back on and cook for another 15 minutes and check again. Always add only 15 minutes each time you add time. If you are using a pan on the stove you just have to add more water at different intervals and watch it.

Disfruta de tu comida… Man`gia… Enjoy… Bon Appetit

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WARNING: New Coronavirus Symptom Appears On Skin


Recently, French Dermatologists revealed that they may have stumbled onto a new COVID-19 symptom.

There are many strains, forms or types of this virus that have all originated from one original virus. It has come in many forms over the years. Animal related to human to slaughtering of millions of chickens throughout the world. Now COVID-19 drops in and kills thousands accross the world. Closes many countries including the USA, right when becoming happy and financially secure once again was actually happening.

We already know the usual symptoms are a dry or constant cough, shortness of breath, fever, flu-like symptoms and headaches. All of these are already proven to be COVID-19 symptoms of a person suffering from the COVID-19 virus.

However, newer symptoms related to the corona virus form COVID-19 are starting to appear as scientists, doctors and experts fighting time to get more information to get a handle on this COVID-19 virus.

Now dermatologists in France have found the virus can cause unusual manifestations on the skin that might signal infection.

According to the New York Post, the French National Union of Dermatologists-Venereologists (SNDV), found dermatological signs like pseudo-frostbite, hives, blisters and persistent redness have been associated with COVID-19. The sudden redness can be painful, said the doctors.

FRANCE – SNDV REPORTS in a press release.: “We are alerting the public and the medical profession in order to detect these potentially contagious patients as quickly as possible.
The doctors advised patients to seek medical consultations in the event they experience such symptoms.
According to The Hospitalist, skin manifestations were also observed in one-fifth of a group of patients with COVID-19 in the Alessandro Manzoni Hospital in Lecco, in northern Italy.

Honestly, DOES ANYONE KNOW What We Are Dealing With?

Hatching Chicken Eggs From Scratch…


Are you wanting better eggs for your family?

Right on the kitchen counter till they start to hatch….

It usually takes 21 days for a chicken egg to fully incubate.
A day is the full 24 hours after you put the egg in the incubator
I tend to see external pipping (when the chick starts to break the egg) on day 19, but it can take up to 28 days in some cases.


It’s important to heat up the incubator for 24 hours before you put eggs in to ensure the temperature is correct and stays steady.


Choosing eggs to incubate. Make sure they are fresh and fertile. You have to have a rooster to fertilize the eggs. If you don’t have a rooster you might be able to finds some through your local newspaper or Farm Supply center.

Maintain a temperature between 100°-102° with a still air incubator and 99-99.5 with a forced air incubator.
Keep your humidity between 40-50% days 1-18, then increase to 50%-60% on days 18-21.
Turn your eggs at least 3 times a day from days 1-18, then don’t turn them at all on days 18-21.

Enjoy and have fun with different projects that enhance your life.

What is a Virus?


A virus is a submicroscopic infectious agent that replicates only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of life forms, from animals and plants to microorganisms, including bacteria and archaea.[1] Since Dmitri Ivanovsky‘s 1892 article describing a non-bacterial pathogen infecting tobacco plants, and the discovery of the tobacco mosaic virus by Martinus Beijerinck in 1898,[2] about 5,000 virus species have been described in detail,[3] of the millions of types of viruses in the environment.[4] Viruses are found in almost every ecosystem on Earth and are the most numerous type of biological entity.[5][6] The study of viruses is known as virology, a subspeciality of microbiology.

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An influenza pandemic is a global outbreak of a new influenza A virus that is very different from current and recently circulating human seasonal influenza A viruses. Influenza A viruses are constantly changing, making it possible on very rare occasions for non-human influenza viruses to change in such a way that they can infect people easily and spread efficiently from person to person.

Pigs experimentally infected with the strain of swine flu that caused the human pandemic of 2009–10 showed clinical signs of flu within four days, and the virus spread to other uninfected pigs housed with the infected ones and then to humans.

APPLE CINNAMON COFFEE CAKE


Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 to 35minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Yield: 12 servings
Skill Level: Easy
Kitchen Appliance: Oven

Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter room temperature (1 Stick Butter or 4 ounces)
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt (you can omit if you used salted butter)
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons powdered sugar (to sprinkle on cake before serving)

1 cup Cinnamon Apple Filling Directions

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375°F
Grease 9″ x 9 cake pan with vegetable oil and flour
Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla together in a large bowl.
Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Add the water make sure it is at room temperature. Add the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix all together beating well.
Spread a layer of the batter evenly into the pan. (use 3/4 of the batter)
Spread the cinnamon apple fillings on top of the batter. Spread the left over batter on top of filling.

Bake 25 to 35 minutes. Test with tooth pick at 30 minutes
Remove from oven cool on rack for at least 30 minutes
Cut the length of cake and then cut your cake into 12 squares

Make a powder sugar glaze or lightly sprinkle powder sugar over top right before serving.

COOKING 101: ULTIMATE LOW SUGAR BANANA NUT BREAD


When I say ULTIMATE I mean only 3/4 cup Brown Sugar and NO vegetable oil.

ULTIMATE LOW SUGAR BANANA NUT BREAD

This recipe is the best banana nut bread I have tested lately. In the past year I have made 11 banana nut bread recipes.

This recipe is so full of natural flavor without all the sugar. You can taste the hint of cinnamon and vanilla.

There is no Rancid vegetable oil in this recipe either. I am switching out all vegetable oils for animal fat rich butter, lard and what ever else I can try.

This is a very dense, but fluffy quick bread

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Prep Time: 20 to 30 minutes
Cook Time: 60 to 65 minutes
Total Time: 95 minutes
Yield: 8 servings +
Skill Level: Beginner / Easy
Kitchen Appliance: Food Processor, Mixer or by hand and Oven

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour or what ever flour you want to use
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup plain sour cream
  • 2 cups mashed bananas (about 4 large ripe bananas)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • optional: 3/4 cup (100g) chopped pecans or walnuts

Instructions

  • Adjust the oven rack to the lower third position and preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C).
  • Grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan. Set aside.
  • Whisk or stir the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon together in a large bowl.
  • Using a mixer, whisk or a really good spoon, cream the butter and brown sugar together until smooth and creamy, about 4 minutes.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, stirring well after each addition.
  • Stir in the yogurt, mashed bananas, and vanilla extract on medium speed until combined.
  • Slowly mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until no flour pockets remain.
  • Do not overmix.
  • Fold in the nuts, if using.
  • Spoon the batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for 60-65 minutes.
  • Loosely cover the bread with aluminum foil after 30 minutes to help prevent the top and sides from getting too brown.
  • A toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf will come out clean when the bread is done.
  • Remove from the oven and allow the bread to cool completely in the pan set on a wire rack.
  • Cover and store banana bread at room temperature for 2 days or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  • Banana bread tastes best on day 2 after the flavors have settled together.

You can finish this recipe off with butter, cream cheese frosting or Ice Cream.

Bon Appetit` ENJOY!!!

Dried Apricot Jam Low Sugar


apricot jam

Prep Time: 90 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 100 minutes
Yield: 20 servings +
Skill Level: Super Easy
Kitchen Appliance: Stove, Blender or Food Processor

 

Made with dried apricots, low sugar and no pectin!!!

 

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Apricot Jam

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups Apricots (Dried)
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1/2 cup Sugar

DIRECTIONS

  • Place the apricots and water in a small sauce pan
  • Bring to boil
  • Reduce heat to medium, cook for 30 minutes
  • Add sugar and cook for 20 more minutes on low.
  • Remove from heat let cool for 10 minutes
  • Put mixture in blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
  • Place in containers and refrigerate.
  • Will last for 7 to 10 days in refrigerator. You can freeze smaller portions and remove as needed.

Look for the Apricot cake recipe

 

CRIME: Mexico Monarch Butterfly Activists Found Murdered


 

monarch sanctuary funeral mexico

Two men who worked for the El Campanario Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary have been found dead within days of each other.

Both men fought for the conservation of monarch butterflies and the woods in which they hibernate in.

Homero Gomez and Raul Hernandez worked at the butterfly sanctuary in Michoacan state.

Hernandez’s body, which bore signs of beatings and a head injury, was found two days after the funeral of Homero Gomez.

Homero Gomez disappeared on 13 January. Gomez’s body was found in a well on 29 January. Gomez managed the monarch butterfly sanctuary and had received threats, his family said.
Raúl Hernández, was a guide and disappeared on Monday 27 January. His body was found a week later at the top of a hill in the sanctuary.

butterfly activist mexico

Forensic experts said his body was covered in bruises and he had a deep wound to his head. An investigation into his death is under way.
Gomez’s family said that prior to his disappearance, the activist had received threats warning him to stop his campaign against illegal logging.

Mexican authorities are investigating.

Influenza Season Has Arrived…


Flu is caused by influenza virus of Class A, B and C. Flu spreads directly or indirectly from airborne droplets produced during sneezing or coughing.

Following are the symptoms of flu:

  • Fever
  • Malaise
  • Headache
  • Runny nose
  • Postnasal drip
  • Sneezing
  • Reduced sense of smell
  • Metallic taste in mouth
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Body pain or muscle pain
  • Sore throat

Take Three Actions to Protect Against Flu

  1. Get Vaccinated
  2. Take preventive steps
  3. Get Treatment

Preventive Steps You Can Take NOW

  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
  • If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone for 24 hours without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.)
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. After using a tissue, throw it in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like flu.

Treatments

Most of the time flu goes away without treatment. Taking medication can help relieve symptoms. Bed rest will help in faster recovery. Medication

Self care

  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Take complete rest
  • Eat healthy foods
  • Practice good hygiene

170.3 million doses of flu vaccine have been distributed.

Happy Holidays and Stay Healthy!!!

‘A Whole Puzzling Kind of Night.’ The Saga of the Couple Who Investigated the ‘Ghost Scratching the Baby’.


Michigan couple thought they were living in their own pre-Halloween spectacle. They noticed there appeared to scratches on Lilly, their daughter. The scratches would appear after putting her in her crib at night.

But this spooky tale had more to offer. After watching the nanny security camera. What they saw had to be reviewed several times for them to even believe what they saw.

Check out what the reporters have to say on ABC 7 WXYZ Detroit, Michigan

MY COMMENT: OMG… nothing more than simple bazar incident to drive you crazy…. Enjoy the story, I did….

Cooking 101: Tender oven roasted pork Carnitas


Tender oven roasted pork Carnitas

The Other White Meat.. Healthy Oven Roasted

By: http://www.orgnatlife.com/blog

Ingredients:

  • 4 lb. Pork Butt
  • 6 Fresh Garlic Cloves cut or smashed up
  • 3 tablespoon Sea Salt
  • 1/4 cup water

Directions:

    • Place pork butt fat side down in roasting pan.

    • Take your salt and rub on pork
    • Turn your pork over to fat side up
    • Rub your salt over pork again
    • Take a small sharp knife and place slits in the top of pork

  • Take your garlic and rub it to the slits
  • Take your garlic and rub into the slits (holes)
  • Place in oven without the lid for 30 minutes at 400 degrees
  • Take pork out of oven. Don’t forget to use your Pot Holders
  • Place ¼ cup water in bottom of pan. Do Not pour over pork
  • Cover roasting pan and Turn Heat down to 325 for 3 hours.


Enjoy

Around The World: 50 Slamming Panini’s


Around The World: 50 Slamming Panini’s

Tired of driving 10 miles to get your favorite Panini?

Problem solved, cook it yourself.  With the right ingredients that panini joint 10 miles away has slipped your mind entirely.

Guaranteed your ingredients are fresh and not left overs from the day before. Here are 50 slamming recipes from around the world.

Check out these recipes on Allrecipes.com

Chef Sherrie Angel’s Pumpkin Dinner Rolls


Chef Sherrie Angel’s Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

Pumpkin Rolls for Thanksgiving and Christmas… Yummy

Chef Sherrie Angel “Slam Dunks” Thanksgiving this year with her Pumpkin Dinner Rolls. Creamy smooth texture that melts in your mouth. Bite after bite you can taste every spice layered across your pallet correctly.

Let’s not forget about the star of the day. Juicy seasoned to perfection turkey with chicken sausage gravy & all the sides to complete the meal.

I made my dough in the bread maker, but i have added instructions for making it by hand.

Risen twice and then baked to perfection. But we will give the directions for old school mixing in a bowl.

Chef Sherrie Angel… Rocks the Kitchen with Pumpkin Rolls

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup warm Whole Milk
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 1/4 cup salted Butter
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 can (15 oz) Canned Pumpkin
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 cups Flour

DIRECTIONS

Place milk , 1 teaspoon honey and whisk together. Sprinkle yeast on top, set to the side for 5 minutes.

In a large bowl combine and mix together the remaining ingredients. Add the milk mixture and start mixing. Dough will be wet. If the dough is extremely wet you can add some flour, but the dough should remain sticky. Don’t add to much flour at once, a little at a time until you can handle to dough.

After you have the dough mixed together remove from the bowl to a floured surface so you can knead the dough. Knead for 15 minutes.

Lightly butter a bowl and place the dough inside and cover with Saran Wrap. Allow the dough to rise. It should be doubled in size. About 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Remove dough from bowl. You can use a pastry mat / board, greased surface or parchment paper to use for your work area.

Divide the dough into 4 pieces so it’s easier to handle. Cut the dough into 24 pieces. Grease or butter your hands and roll the dough inward into balls. Place the pieces into a greased pan or pans. Depending on what you have handy.

Cover pans with a kitchen towel and allow the rolls to rise to double or triple the size. About 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

About 30 minutes before the rolls are finished rising turn the oven on to 375 degrees F.

Bake the rolls for 25 – 30 minutes or until golden.

Remove from the oven. Brush the tops of rolls with butter. Let the rolls cool in the pans for 10 minutes. Remove rolls and place on wire rack. These rolls can be served warm or at room temperature.

If needed you can make these a day ahead, so you can concentrate on all the other dinner items.

BON APPETIT

The Natural Diet: Best Foods for Weight Loss


You can eat more and still lose weight. It’s that easy!

It seems natural: You want to, so you do a diet slash-and-burn, eating less and thinking about food more. The usual result also seems pretty natural: You feel denied, so you give up. Repeat as diet fads come and go. Enough already!

Why not eat more for weight loss and weight maintenance, instead of less? If your schedule does not allow you to exercise, it’s even more important to change your intake values. If your body does not recognize the food as a value, it turns it into FAT… Read through all the articles and see if it makes sense to you. Start to change the inside of you. Read the labels. This will be the most vital part about living healthy. Juicing is an excellent way to intake healthy vitamins and minerals. With the a Juicer you will be able to make healthy juices while still eating a healthy diet.

Check out the weight loss page www.orgnatlife.com

Many healthy lifestyle plans to change your life. Have the good health you desire.