Today & Recent Postings:
Sent to me by Virginia Wiedemann (the Weedy Lady): imagine you were a bird, what wonders you could see. Imagine you were Yann Arthus-Bertrand and that's not a fantastic idea. Take a look at a bird's eye view of the world through Arthus-Bertrand's lens.
Could sin taxes solve our fiscal crisis? Read this thought-provoking article by Emily Smith. Do you agree?
Cynthia MacGregor has generously invited me to have a regular column in her newsletter, and we'll give it a try. Maybe it will help take my mind off my very recent widowhood. Again, to subscribe, send an email to: EZineDoesIt@cynthiamacgregor.com and ask to receive her weekly newsletter each Friday.
Water Leaks in Toilet Bowl: The toilet is the biggest consumer of water in the home, and a toilet leak can waste up to 100 gallons of water a day leaving you with an astronomical water bill. You can test to see if you have a leak....
Visit our Tupperware catalog page with specials, many items not carried in the regular line and which you may be looking for.
Try Bacon and Cheddar Stuffed Mushrooms as a quick and easy appetizer at your next gathering!
Speaking of raisins: Sun-Maid, the world's largest producer of raisins, is celebrating it's 100 year anniversary by offering a free downloadable eBook: Sun-Maid Raisins & Dried Fruits: Serving American Families & the World since 1912. It's full of pictures, history, uses for dried fruit around the world, excellent recipes and much more. Download either metric or US measurements, or for IPad or IPhone.
Take a look at Avon's extreme nailwear plus enter the sweepstakes daily until July 14th.
I can't take credit for these; various versions are circulating around the web. I've rarely seen better advice for living a happier and more productive life, however. Health: Personality: Society: & Life: from a version sent to me by Fuller Brush Divisional Director Joanne Rice.
How to Sell Fuller Brush Products by Executive Director Colleen Riddle-Vest
This (Bis)quick cornbread is gluten free, but it can be made non-gluten free easily. It's tender but not as crumbly as most gluten free cornbread, and easy to make.
*For a Valentine treat, try Watkins easy recipe for Chocolate Berry Pound Cake with Whipped Berry Cream
You must see this offbeat Fuller hairbrush recommendation I received by email.
Do you love corn on the cob, but dread the mess of shucking and getting rid of all the silk? Take a look at this unusual solution. No mess, no fuss, no pans. Just easy corn.
This great dessert, Strawberry Jello Angel Food Cake. is beautiful and unusual, easy to make using Tupperware® products.
**Birds are afraid of cats, and with good reason - dinnertime! But not according to this video sent me by son Zog.
Do you throw out pantyhose that have a snag or run? Tsk, tsk! There are dozens of uses for used pantyhose or even the nylon anklets. See Pantyhose Recycling and add your ideas at the bottom of the page.
Spinach Madeleine was named after Madeline Noland Reymond of Louisiana, who thought to add a roll of Kraft Jalapeno cheese to her mother-in-law's creamed spinach, and serve it to her bridge club. Here's a lighter healthier version.
This brings to mind the many hours evenings and weekends we amused ourselves and our children around the dining room table so many years ago. The Games We Played in Childhood by Walter Mills.
*Steamed Salmon with Pink Peppercorns & Snow Peas is a quick and elegant dish, easily done in a few minutes in the microwave.
Some people may think that Gene Simmons and the band "KISS" were strange people, but I think Gene got it right this time! If you believe in God and country, play it and spread it around. Gene Simmons Military Tribute
A troop of hysterical monkeys or doomsday looming? Warnings of Global Warming - add your comments at the bottom.
*Want to make your neighborhood a better place, and help those genuinely in need, but can't find the time or don't know where to start. AARP is sponsoring a Create the Good movement and website, and you can sign up for a newsletter full of ideas.
Endless Possibilities - Recipes and more. Yummy fondues, fresh salsa, dipping sauces, tasty dips and more - make them easier with Vitamix.
A beautiful and extremely nutritious from Tupperware®, full of healthy antioxidants - try Pomegranate Sangria, family style or alcoholic.
Not for those on a sugar-free diet (unless you use xylitol) nor those with high cholesterol or dieting. Never the less, Cranberry Walnut Brownies have lots of nutrition to offer.
*If you like cats and want an "Aw-w-w-w" moment, take a look at this video sent by my son Mark (Zog to his friends...). Cat Mom Hugs Baby.
A reader just posted a yummy recipe in our Forum: Lemon Ginger Pork Roast. Cooking time and temperature are not included; it depends on the size of your roast, so consult a chart.
Ladies, it's a smart move to always buy a quality bra, one that feels right, fits right and is comfortable. The best ones are costly, but will last much longer and make you look better, especially if you care for them properly. You can do that, and support the cause against breast cancer, with the BraWash Pod.
For a quick dessert in the microwave, see Tupperware's Apple Upside-Down Cake.
This audio clip was contributed by my daughter Cathy, who by the way is seriously Lutheran and found it truly hilarious. Lutheran Airlines.
One thing to help pollution reduction, global warming, and many other environmental concerns, is to plant more trees in dry areas, even in desert areas which are growing alarmingly. A company in Holland has invented a way to do this fairly cheaply and efficiently. Take a look at YouTube's Groasis.
A delicious spicy marinade for pork or chicken from Tupperware® - Southwest Chipotle Lime Marinade
Try this a cute and tasty way to add veggies to a meal. Bean-Stuffed Tomatoes. It's better than it sounds and packs a bunch of nutrition. Serve on a Boston lettuce leaf.
Says Ginny Weidemann: "These kids are cool. Be sure and watch!" Another bedroom practice of Earl Scruggs's Flint Hill Special.
Make her day this Mother's Day with gifts from Vitamix. - From chef-quality machines and containers, to tasty recipes and natural facial masks, you'll find the perfect present for all the special moms in your life.
Treat Mom to a delicious sunny dessert that healthier than many, and not too difficult; Daffodil Cake. It has bursts of sunshine and a delicate orange flavor.
From Ginny Wiedemann: This is one amazing lady; this is determination and a love for life. Watch & enjoy. The Blind Quilter.
Eggplant Parmesan can either be a calorie-stuffed diet breaker or a delicious main or side dish. Here's a healthier version that's fast and every bit as tasty.
Cornbread is easy to make, quick to bake, and so welcome, at any time of year. This one has added flavors and healthy ingredients: Apple Bacon Cornbread.
In the line at the store, the cashier told the older woman that plastic bags weren’t good for the environment. The woman apologized to her and explained, “We didn’t have the green thing back in my day...” Read It’s All About the Green Thing by Jim Knowles of the San Leandro Times.
Cynthia MacGregor, in her great Ezine newsletter, asks for rants, raves and peeves, and here's one about groceries and taxes that makes me grit my teeth.. how about you? Add your comments - it will be published to Cynthia's Ezine as well.
Try this delicious, easy to fix but elegant dessert: Strawberry Mousse. Excellent for guests or just to treat your family.
Wool garments are so nice in winter, but take more care than most other fabrics. Always wash in warm or cool water with a mild detergent such as Stanley's AquaClean Detergent formerly known as Aqualaun. It becomes weak when wet; do not pull, wring or rub wet wool clothing. Lay knits flat to dry. Look at the tag; some must be dry cleaned. When storing for the winter, clean or wash first without any fabric softener; then store in a sealed container with moth and other insect protection.
A sweet treat tastes so much better in winter, with a hot cup of coffee, tea or cocoa. Try Watkins famous Glazed Lemon Squares. Watch them disappear!
*While this is a traditional Thanksgiving treat, it's a good side dish any time of year. Try Corn Pudding.
Nancy Bell comments about Mark Franek's blog about students and teachers. Anyone else? Add to the comments. What's your opinion?
Take care of your hands with Fuller Brush - On sale in March - Fullpro Foaming Hand Sanitizer. Also, Antibacterial Hand Soap with its own dispenser. Healing, soothing Witch Hazel Lotion also in a dispenser bottle. And to get those nails and hands really clean, the Compact Hand and Nail Brush. Take a look at the March and April Fuller Brush Sales brochures.
Concerned about the environment? Trying to live green without giving up clean? Try Nature's Choice Multi-Surface Natural Cleaner.Remember the toddler conductor in your last newsletter? Here's another talented tot found by Ginny Wiedemann. See the Howard Drum Show.
This is sure to induce comments and controversy. Read, then let's have your opinions. From Mark Franek: "Can Teachers Sound Their Barbaric Blogs Over the Rooftops of the World?"
Instant Hot Chocolate is a nutritious treat that warms the bones in cold weather. It's even better when it's spiced up.
Here's a simple but delicious way to bake the bird. Herbed Turkey!*Maybe you saw the video below about the fellow under attack for growing too many veggies. He's not alone. Read about this gal under attack in Weston, Broward County, Florida, for growing veggies and having fruit trees in her back yard. Unbelievable!
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