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National Coffee Day!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

I woke up to the news that today is national coffee day.

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so I decided to consult Mr google on the matter and I found out that Dunkin Donuts has discounts today on pound bags and if you are a tweeter; go on over to twitter for a chance to win a pound bag from DD. Kangaroo express is giving away one free cup per person until noon and so is Krispy Kreme.

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CINERICIA 9/30/2012 12:59PM

    Hmmm...must be why I did nothing much yesterday morning beyond drinking a pot of coffee and reading. I was celebrating and didn't even know it.

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IAMAGEMLOVER 9/29/2012 11:22AM

    emoticon for this information. There is a Dunkin Donut right next to Stop & Shop. I'm outta here.

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TXTOAD9970 9/29/2012 8:29AM

    good info - thanks for sharing! Keep sparkin'!

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Hey O's fans ... come on out to the shelter

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Come to the Orioles Autograph Signing at BARCS- THIS SATURDAY!!

2013 Orioles Player & Pet Calendar Autograph signing to benefit BARCS

Where: BARCS 301 Stockholm Street, parking in Lot J
When: Saturday, Sept. 29th from 12-2
Who: Several Orioles players will be on hand at the BARCs animal shelter to sign autographs for those who purchase a 2013 Orioles Player & Pet Calendar. Calendars are $15 and all proceeds will benefit BARCS.

Fans can receive special giveaways and win game tickets as the Orioles make a push for the Postseason. Also, BARCS will have adoptable animals for everyone to see, and adoption fees are waived on this day!

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IAMAGEMLOVER 9/26/2012 8:03PM

    That sounds like so much fun. Such a worthwhile cause too.

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Natural Health

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

I avoid chemicals as much as possible in my food, my skincare and cosmetics as well as my medicine. Sometimes this poses a conflict with me being vegetarian.

image courtesy of the NY Times

I have been in extensive conversations with people especially involving my thyroid medicine which included almost being taken to court and threatened with incarceration by a wackjob endocrinologist. Her bullying did not convince me that synthroid was better than taking natural dessicated thyroid without corn fillers however, that is a story for another time.

Everyday we see commercials by law firms telling us that if we suffered X symptoms, had a stroke or heart attack or even died from taking FDA regulated medicine then we need to call them right away.

No thanks. I will exert a little extra time doing research and take something without all those harmful side effects. Such as natural medicine from Biotics Research.

Sunday morning, I awoke with sniffles so decided to take some vitamin C and zinc. Although it probably helped throughout the day, by the evening I had a major head cold. Biotics Ultra Vir-X came to my rescue and within 2 days, the cold is now almost gone. The only bad part is that most of Biotics capsules are made with gelatin which of course, is not vegetarian.

image courtesy of uncommon knowledge

After given this much thought, I decided a few years ago that the good of natural medicine outweighs the small amount of animal product within it and far outweighs the severe and potentially deadly side effects of some OTC and prescription medicines.


Labyrinths and Mazes

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Labyrinth appears in Greek mythology with Daedalus imprisoning the minotaur. Modern day labyrinths aren't designed to trick or deceive. That is more the job of a maze. Although they both only have one way in and one way out, that is where the similarities stop.

The Labyrinth follows a single path winding into the middle. The participant walks the path in quiet meditation or reflection. Once in the middle they may pause to take in the scenery and enjoy the surroundings. Then the participant follows the same path back out to where they began. To locate a labyrinth near you:

A maze is designed to be a puzzle in which the participant walks through a series of paths attempting to find the exit. many of the paths lead to dead ends. It is more designed for fun vs- relaxation.

Now that fall is fast approaching, corn mazes will be appearing at local farms. They are created in corn fields and the designs can vary tremendously. A corn maze can be fun for the entire family and a good way to spend an Autumn afternoon. To locate a corn maze near you:

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XRSIZE18 9/12/2012 10:18AM

    We went to a corn "maze" last year and it was the funniest thing I've done in a long time! At the turns, they put up questions and if you got the right answer, it would tell you which way to go. The problem is, you could clearly see the dead ends from the turns, so it was a moot point anyways. But it was a ton of fun!

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Lowfat Eggplant Parmesan

Thursday, August 23, 2012

I have been doing lots of camping and not very diligent in posting CSA updates. Well, this week we were inundated with Eggplant. So, searching spark for a lower fat recipe, I found this one

I made it for dinner and it was very tasty. It browns nicely in the oven and gets crispy and the middle even stays tender. Easier to clean up too compared to frying in oil and then baking.

the recipe suggests turning the breaded eggplant over however, I highly recommend it so that both sides are crispy. the only thing that I would have liked a bit more clarification on, is the eggplant size. It does state large however, that is relative to each individual or perhaps a piece count.

other than that, I recommend this recipe. emoticon


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