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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Diabetes Resources and Information

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

So, Now You’re Diabetic

When your doctor first gives you the news that you are diabetic, there are many feelings and questions that rush through your mind. It can be a very scary situation because of the dangers that we have all read about. However, people who are diabetic are able to live a happy and healthy life, most of the time ... Read More.


Friday, February 13, 2015

Taco? Soft or Crispy?

Did you know that the word taco derives in from a word which typically means a plug or wad used to fill a hole? That’s one of many things about the beloved Mexican dish I bet you didn’t know. Wikipedia also informs us that the taco predates the arrival of Europeans in Mexico, in the article, Taco. Needless to say there’s a lot more to this popular nosh than appears on the plate. ... Read More


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Thursday, February 12, 2015

The Benefits of Grinding Coffee

For many people, the office sludge suffices for the morning cuppa. For others, the drive-through cafe is their source of choice for that jolly jo. Writers and students, take up space daily in the most popular of national coffee service chains, in legions it would seem, to partake of their preferred caffeinated beverage. ... Read More


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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Exotic Travels of Tabbouleh

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Tabbouleh, also known as Tambouli, Kisir, Tabouli and Eetch, is common fare in the Middle East. I wouldn’t doubt it if this dish had a passport or two more for other countries. This is a traditional salad served in a variety of ways. Its history goes back at least 4,000 years. ... Read More

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Agatha Christie: Grande Dame of Mystery Fiction

Nobody does whodunits with the style and flair of Agatha Christie – no one. Known for creating sleuths more clever than the world’s greatest fiction detectives, Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie’s novels and stories have held mystery readers in thrall for almost ninety-five years. ... Read More


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Monday, February 9, 2015

Why Is My Table Salt Pink?

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At a trendy restaurant which specializes in catering to the health conscious palate, you reach for the salt dish. What a surprise when you remove the lid. The salt is pink! What’s up with that? ... Read More

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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Boo Fiction: How Writers Get A Scare On

You’re in a darkened room, and all eyes are on the TV. There’s no sound other than the background music coming from the movie flickering on the screen, then suddenly, there’s a scream. The popcorn bowl goes flying and the tension is broken. That’s in the movies. What about writing a ghost story?
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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Polly Put The Kettle On

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There’s nothing more entertaining than watching bubbles form and rise to the top in a kettle of water coming to a boil. You can do this in a glass electric kettle. Kettles weren’t always made from glass. The history of this well-loved device is rather interesting. ... Read More

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Friday, February 6, 2015

The Mistress of Bjerkebæk

I’m an avid reader, but have a narrow genre preference when reading. Sometimes I stray into other areas of interest and am rarely disappointed. One such excursion was the series Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset. I still reflect on the books and on the life of the author, also a Nobel Prize laureate.  Read More


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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Ancient Harvest’s Quinoa Pasta

Easy Quinoa Pasta Dish

My dietary needs have changed drastically, underscoring the need for focus on a more aggressive change. I recently discovered the superfood, quinoa. The most important package it brings to the nutrition table is a complete protein. This grain/seed is so impressive, I wrote about it in Jaquo article, Quinoa: Impressive. ... Read More


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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The Piano Guys

The word ‘fusion’ is something I’m familiar with when speaking of the arts. Belly dance is the platform with which I associate fusion. That’s not the only artistic arena in which fusion is possible, and I’m not thinking of cold fusion. The Piano Guys (TPG), with their exquisite blend of classical and contemporary music, is who I have in mind. ... Read More


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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Easy Quinoa Pasta Dish

Easy Quinoa Pasta Dish

The recipe below is a simple one. It’s flexible and delicious. Not only can you add spinach to it, you can add other vegetables or even nuts to add more nutritional value. This is something you can prepare and freeze in smaller containers. ... Read More



Monday, February 2, 2015

Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day

What would you say if I told you that bubble wrap didn’t start out as a packing material? What could the original intent for this time-waster come shipping material possibly have been? Wallpaper. Yup, wall paper. ... Read More


Sunday, February 1, 2015

Valentine’s Day, or So They Say

When, again, is St. Valentine’s day? February 14, right? Yes … and no. Valentine’s day is celebrated on February 14, July 6, July 30 and June 12. Why so many days on which this holiday is observed? ... Read More