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Absolutely Incredible 3-D, 360 View Photos of our Bodies

Saturday, August 27, 2011

I was blown away just now with the site I found on the Internet. If you want to see anything about our anatomy go to

www.healthline.com/human-body-maps/

and check out the ability to observe any part of our bodies. The muscles we stretch, the nerves we feel, everything.

The detail is amazing. While you are there take the video preview of the site. There is so much more than the illustrations. Don't miss this site.

  
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JC____ 1/21/2012 5:32PM

    Nice site! Thanks for posting it!
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FERRETLOVER1 8/28/2011 8:05AM

    Thanks for the cool site - I'll be sharing it with my friends!

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SUNNYARIZONA 8/27/2011 10:24PM

    Well being a nurse, that one is pretty GREAT!!!

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JOLINEMR 8/27/2011 8:16PM

    Thanks for the resource. That's cool.

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 8/27/2011 2:52PM

    Thank you!

Biscoti is just too too precious!!

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HEALTHIERKEN 8/27/2011 11:57AM

    This is wonderful. I'm adding it to my Bookmark Bar : )

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Tasty Soup Under 100 calories

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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I just posted a recipe at the above link for a Summer Squash Soup with Rosemary, Parmesan, and Garlic. It was my solution to use up some of the summer squash that keeps piling up on my kitchen counter from my prolific garden. It also uses the rosemary which is also prolific in my garden.

I researched many different zucchini soups and combined and customized until I came up with this soup. It made a lot. We had it for lunch today and I still have a very large jar of soup left. I look forward to having it for lunch most of this week. I plan to add other veggies to it to kick up the interest. Other recipes I saw used chopped potatoes which I want to try. I also think some corn kernals would be very good in the soup.

It is a hot soup, but I tried some of it when it cooled and that was also very good. I like a cold veggie soup with a little non-fat sour cream on top. I think this could become my go to summer soup.

I also made some zucchini cookies today recipes which I will share tomorrow. Can you tell that I have an over abundance of summer squash right now!

  
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CINDYR457 9/12/2011 7:33AM

    Hey my friend... Looks great, can't wait to try this...

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DISPATCHER04 7/14/2011 2:10AM

    Wishing you could pass some summer squash on to me. :)

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HEALTHYARTIST1 7/14/2011 1:32AM

    This sounds good, I will be making it with yellow or orange summer squash and not zucchini as my DH is not allowed to eat green veggies as they tend to thicken one's blood. He celebrates not eating green veggies, I miss them but do not like to cook separate meals for us so I am not eating them now also.

Thanks for the recipe.

Today, I barbequed some red, yellow and orange bell peppers, tossed them with a splash of tangerine olive oil and some balsamic vinegar,halved some cherry tomatoes and put them in a pan on low with fresh picked basil, chopped maui onion and a parmesan/romano grated cheese from Trader Joes that is just naturally low in sodium and then spooned all of this over some pasta. The pasta is Dreamfields which is formulated in a way that the body cannot easily absorb the carbs which is important for my DH. Yummy!

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HEALTHYONE2008 7/13/2011 9:07PM

    Sounds good, I'm going to try it.

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MRDPOLING 7/13/2011 8:59PM

    I've tried cold veggie soup... Just not my cup of soup.

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Frozen Blueberries - Yum Yum!

Saturday, July 09, 2011

In the last few days we went to a you pick blueberry farm and picked 7 gallons of blueberries. They were $3 a gallon. I've been busy sorting them and putting them on cookie sheets to freeze. When I bagged the frozen berries I tried one of them. They are delicious. Much better even than frozen grapes.

  
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FERRETLOVER1 7/11/2011 7:02AM

    Yum! It's such fun to pick blueberries!!

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4DOGNIGHT 7/10/2011 11:00AM

    That's so much fun! We went with our kids when they were younger. And I picked strawberries when we lived in England. Nothing like a ripe English strawberry!

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DISPATCHER04 7/10/2011 5:33AM

    Yum!!! emoticon

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SUNNYARIZONA 7/9/2011 11:31PM

    OH WOW....I would just LOVE to get 7 gallons of FRESH blueberries like that. Course, have NO clue where I would put them!!! I am limited to a 5 lb. bag at COSTCO. I eat a cup EVERY AM. BEST thing for you!

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MRDPOLING 7/9/2011 10:32PM

    Oh those are ALWAYS in my fridge!

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PAMNANGEL 7/9/2011 10:24PM

    Blueberries, blackberries, strawberries. They're all good. Really good.

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HUNGRYWOMAN2 7/9/2011 10:22PM

    You are taking steps towards your goals in many ways. The activity, and preparation and freezing initially. As you well know, blueberries are not only delicious and can be used in a great variety of ways, but they are a wonderful nutritional source full of antioxidants. emoticon

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My Garden with Pictures - Part 2

Monday, June 27, 2011

We have our traditional garden with fence around it in which large areas have become shaded by the trees that have grown around it. We are meeting the challenge by planting shade type plants in the shady areas and finding the areas of sun for others. The lack of sun was the reason for the two new areas, the melon mound and the raised beds.

Here is a picture of the summer squash beds which have become quite prolific in the last few days. These were old raised beds.



This are the raised beds with asparagus and sage along with two newly planted cucumber vines. I picked two large cucumbers today.



We just finished planting a whole row of peppers and eggplants. We use old carpet between the rows to keep the weeds down and to make walkways.



The strawberries have some weeds in them. A new project to complete soon.



The peas, carrots, radishes, and greens I planted earlier are looking good.





The beans I just planted a few days ago are starting to sprout. We have about five other bean vines that just came up by itself from seeds dropped from last year's beans.





We have an old hot tub that we turned into a planter. We haven't planted anything in it yet but there is Anise from last year and some flower plants in it that came up by itself. I found out other plants don't like to grow by Anise. That explains why one end of the planter box didn't do well last year.



Overall I'm beginning to think that I am developing a green thumb in my old age! I know it sure has been fun.

  
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MRDPOLING 7/2/2011 10:24PM

    wow you must have green thumbs up to your elbows!

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HEALTHYARTIST1 6/30/2011 1:25AM

    We just gave our hot tub away but if they don't pick it up I may also grow veggies in mine! What a great IDEA

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AALIYANA1 6/29/2011 1:12PM

    lovely

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DISPATCHER04 6/29/2011 1:07PM

    What a beautiful garden! :) It's obvious how much work you've put into it! :)

I have a brown thumb. :/

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CINDYR457 6/28/2011 11:56AM

    Your garden looks fabulous... lots of work but it all pays off in more ways than one huh? ENJOY the fruits of your labor! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AMBUDMAN 6/28/2011 9:50AM

    WOW! I think I'll drive over and let you share your garden with me, emoticon

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TRAINER_T 6/28/2011 9:21AM

    Its wonderful and nummy too emoticon

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ARLENE_MOVES 6/27/2011 11:54PM

    Beautiful!

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GJSISSON 6/27/2011 11:30PM

    Your garden is much further along than mine - the warm/hot weather we are having now is finally giving everything a chance to grow. I can't wait for things to be ready to eat!!!!

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DANCINCAJUN1 6/27/2011 9:29PM

    wow you have a full time job there .... very neat !! I put my cucumbers on trellis' ... all my garden is in containers.....

Keep up the good work !!

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KERLESS 6/27/2011 8:55PM

    A hot tub container garden, interesting! :) Everything looks great!!

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COOKWITHME65 6/27/2011 5:25PM

    Your garden is starting to look so lush. emoticon

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My Garden (lots of pictures) - Part I

Monday, June 27, 2011

My DH and I have been working hard at getting out garden in for the year. We ae now harvesting quite a few veggies. It is great to just go out in the yard and pick what I want. So satisfying and so delicious.

Right after we planted we were hit with over an hour of hard hitting hail (a tornado passed nearby). I wanted sure the veggies that were shredded and with large holes in the leaves would make it. My tomatoes looked alright but it turned out that all of the leaf stems that were on the vine when the hail hit eventually died. The rest have taken over though as you can see by these pictures.

The key to the whole garden was my purchase of a little plastic greenhouse where I started all of the seeds. I recommend this to anyone starting a garden. Here is the greenhouse. Too many weeds around it now, but this will change soon as we get everything else in control.



This is a picture of my large melon, winter squash, and pumpkin mound that we just finished.



We built six four foot square raised beds that I have tomatoes, summer squash, eggplants, peppers, and herbs in. It is time to mow between the beds again as you can see.



We have a great black raspberry bush section that really excelled this year and let us pick fresh berries for smoothes and other delights for the last month. It is right near the raised beds.



These are the blackberry vines near the house that are just starting to bear just in time to replace the raspberries. We have more all along our driveway.

I'm going to post this now and put the rest in Part II.

  
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HEALTHYARTIST1 6/30/2011 1:23AM

    I have been working out in our yard since March in between all of the crazy weather. LOVE it! glad to know you are a fellow gardener.

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CINDYR457 6/28/2011 11:52AM

    So nice... missing having my own garden so much!

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AMBUDMAN 6/28/2011 9:49AM

    My garden is not doing well this year. I'll be lucky if I have a ripe tomato by July. It just amazes me there are so many mini climates around here. Just down the road from me I see great gardens.

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TRAINER_T 6/28/2011 9:20AM

    I so wish I had this much space, lucky YOU

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ARLENE_MOVES 6/27/2011 11:51PM

    Love it - mine is producing too. I agree - fresh veggies are wonderful!!

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KATENO9 6/27/2011 10:24PM

    You must really have a green thumb! How lovely to be able to get fresh produce each day.

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DANCINCAJUN1 6/27/2011 9:27PM

    KEWL .....

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SUNNYARIZONA 6/27/2011 5:02PM

    Terribly jealous!!! Where I live, it is so hot, the dirt is hard as a rock....Miss gardening.

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SKYFROG 6/27/2011 4:22PM

    How beautiful - and quite the little calorie burner, too!

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