Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Back Home Again!


We are back home again after a wonderful trip out East. My husband and I just returned yesterday from out East, where I met the rest of his family for the first time. They all made me feel a part of the family from the first warm wonderful hug to the time we left to drive home.





We stayed in a beautiful hotel that was filled with antiques and felt very much like a bed and breakfast. Here are a few photos I took of the hotel and around Strasburg, Virginia.




While we were gone on our trip, my container garden continued growing. It was so exciting to come home and find little green tomatoes, and green pepper growing on my plants. I have already been able to enjoy using some of my fresh home grown basil in my Mediterranean bread salad recipe.












Yesterday morning, I found it hard to get focused and organized so it took some time. But, I finally did and started working. I plan to have some interesting articles for everyone to read in the next couple of days. So, keep checking back to read my blog entries which will share the links to my new articles. I have also picked up another title with Examiner.com called Madison Healthy Food Examiner. I will be adding a link to that home page as soon as it is all set up, and I have published my first food article.

Have a great day! Remember to always live in the moment and enjoy each day to it’s fullest.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Where did the 4th of July just go?

Well, I hope everyone had a fun filled 4th of July! Our weekend was filled with a movie on Friday night, which we have not been to in for so long. Then, my husband played golf days in a row, and finished off the weekend with yard work. I have been writing for examiner, and hope you click here on Examiner to read them. I wrote about all the great benefits that licorice root offers our bodies. I would like to share that my son, Kurt has been using the licorice root extract for his canker sore and it worked within a few days. I would never say that it will work that fast for everyone, but one knows. I also wrote an article last week to share with all of you how to turn your home into a spa and pamper your feet to look great for summer.

I am currently working on an article about staying young, along with researching about other herbs and their health benefits. I look forward to be able to share that with all of you in future blog entries. Today for lunch I was so unsure what to eat, so I made a new recipe up. It is very simple, taste and healthy and I want to share it with all of you. There is one problem with it; I don’t have a name for this. So, if any of you have a name that comes to mind as you are reading this please let me know. The great thing about this recipe is that you can make it for as many people as you need too.

Cherry tomatoes or you could cut larger ones if needed.

Green beans wash and cut both ends off.

Fresh Cilantro, cut into small pieces after washing well.

Fresh basil, cut into small pieces after washing well.

Black pepper to taste

Cajun seasoning to taste

Italian dressing to your taste

This recipe is easy, fresh, and tasty packed with many vitamins. I really look forward to hearing each one of your comments along with your ideas of what to name it.