Posted by Ava in Miscellaneous, news
on May 15th, 2012 | 0 comments
I love a good juicy piece of history, and I found an article this morning to whet my appetite. We’ve all heard how the world is supposed to end at the end of this very year, 2012, due to the predictions of an ancient Mayan calendar. However, the discovery of a new (very old, actually) Mayan calendar brings that prediction to a halt.
Deep in the Guatemalan rainforest rests the remains of an ancient city, quiet and peaceful and unbeknownst to the outside world. This ancient city, Xultun, was first discovered in 1915. Only two years ago, archaeologists from Boston University were mapping Xultun when...
Posted by Shelbie in Recipes
on May 14th, 2012 | 0 comments
10 Avocados, peeled and pitted
1 Vidalia onion, diced
2 Plum tomatoes, diced
1 Bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
1-4 Jalapenos, chopped (optional )
2 tbsp. chopped garlic
2 tbsp. cumin
2 tbsp. cayenne pepper
2 tbsp. Lowery Seasoning
Sea Salt (dash)
1 Lime, juiced
1 tsp. Mayo
In a medium bowl, mash together the avocados, lime juice, salt and pepper. Mix in onion, cilantro, tomatoes, jalapenos and garlic. Stir in cayenne pepper, cumin, lowery’s seasoning and mayonnaise. Refrigerate 1 hour for best flavor,...
Posted by Jenna in Miscellaneous
on May 11th, 2012 | 0 comments
Mother’s Day, this is the day we celebrate and honor all Mother’s. They hold a special place in our hearts for all of the work and dedication they have shown us, by teaching us right from wrong and guiding us through life and its obstacles. Mothers are always there when you need them the most to help you through your problems or just to talk to; as the saying goes “Mothers always know best.”
A mother doesn’t necessarily have to be someone who gave birth to you either. A mother can be any woman who has helped raise you and guide you through life....
Posted by FinsNScales in Pets
on May 10th, 2012 | 0 comments
During my career working in pet stores, I was often asked “What is the best pet for kids?” Of course, this is a very subjective question, since every child is different and likewise, has different interests and things they desire in their ideal “pet” animal. Nevertheless, some general criteria come to mind:
Easy to care for
Good temperament; not prone to biting
Not too large
Fairly inexpensive to acquire and maintain
Relatively “durable” & can withstand regular petting/handling
This is certainly true for younger children, and especially when you take into account that Mom or Dad may...
Posted by Jess in Home Decor
on May 8th, 2012 | 0 comments
As all of my friends and neighbors already know, I have quite a few dogs. By quite a few, I mean, I sometimes have more dogs than the people on Animal Hoarders. I’m not ashamed that I have so many pets, because a lot of them are rescues from animal shelters. And, since I’m in a position to afford so many pets – I rescue them. A majority of my larger dogs stay outside in a kenneled area I had built especially for them. They have a shed, complete with outdoor furniture, as their dog house. So, for those of you who think dogs shouldn’t be left outside,...
Posted by Shelbie in Recipes
on May 7th, 2012 | 0 comments
Fresh Fruit Salsa
1 cup strawberries, coarsely chopped
1 cup papaya, finely chopped
1 medium banana, finely diced
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons raspberry vinegar
Juice of 1 lime
Dash of cayenne pepper
In a saucepan over medium heat, mix together honey, lime juice, vinegar and cayenne pepper. Heat and stir until honey is dissolved. Set aside to cool. In a medium bowl, gently toss together strawberries, papaya and bananas with cooled honey mixture. Serve with cinnamon chips.
10 flour tortillas (8 inches)
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
In a small bowl,...