Did You Know That . . .

If you separate your bananas when you get them home they will last longer than if you keep them on the stem.

If you store your opened cheese in aluminum foil they will last longer and it will not mold.

And if you add a teaspoon of water to your ground beef while cooking it, it will help pull the grease away from the meat while cooking.

I would love to have a copy of this book – Emergency Food Storage & Survival Handbook. I’ll have to keep my eyes open and see if I can find a copy in the numerous places that I get books for dirt cheap and/or free.

good information to have

A Useful Read For Anyone

Bruno Mars

I fell in love with the song Grenade done by Bruno Mars several years when it came out. I had not hear it in a while, but today driving back home from our local pet store, it came on the radio and I really enjoyed hearing it and rocking out to it. So when I got home I went on YouTube.com and found it. It was then that I found out that Bruno Mars had also done Just The Way You Are, which is a good tune as well. Thought I’d post it here today.

Blender Drinks

When I was young and frisky, blender drinks meant an alcoholic beverage that we ordered from the bar while catting around the bars and clubs on the weekends. A blender drink was usually a Daiquiri or a Margarita, served in large stemware with fruit garnishes and sometimes, if you were lucky, even little chinese umbrellas spearing the fruit and resting on the edge of the glass.

Nowadays a blender drink means a healthy substitute for a meal. I use fresh orange juice and crushed ice as a base, and add whatever fruits and sometimes vegetables that I have on hand, usually at the least a banana and strawberries. But it can be apples, pears, blueberries, blackberries, or grapefruit.

If fresh fruit is hard to come by, I pull a handful of something good from my freezer or dump a can of something packed in light syrup from the pantry shelves. A few minutes in the blender and I have a tall cold drink that I can take with me on the run. It isn’t hard to come up with nice looking garnish that is good for your health as well.

looking good enough to eat

Love Garnishings


Once in a while now there will be a bit of a  chill in the air when the sun goes down, And during these hot summer months my body goes crazy when it’s been hot and then I go into a place that has their a/c on full blast. I never go anywhere unless I have something to put on when needed. I have to dig out the sweatshirts and jackets. I have a variety of sweatshirts from events and  places visited. My favorite was a dark green sweatshirt from the Hard Rock Cafe in Chicago. It was stolen off of me – wrapped around my waist – as I crossed a busy street in New Orleans during Mardi Gras several years ago,. That was freaky – to have your clothes ripped right off of your body in broad daylight.

I just realized that I don’t have a single hoodie. All of my sweatshirts are regular crew neck shirts. Not that it was by design. I guess I’ve never been interested in hoodies.

Piccolo Bass

It ‘s just that as much as I love music, I just don’t know all that much about reading music or playing any of the musical instruments that are designed and made to make beautiful music. So when my daughter started asking me if she could get a guitar and start taking lessons I was floored. She has her eye on a few guitars at musician’s friend, but to be honest I just don’t know if that would be the best way for her to go right off the bat.

I don’t mind getting her a guitar but I really don’t want to invest more money than I have to before finding out the whole story as well as having concerns that she will lose interest and I’ll be left holding the whole bag, the piccolo bass and the guitar.