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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Mixing time!

Mixing oils is fun and can be relaxing too!
This can be used for hair and body. {Tropic Isle Living} Jamaican Black Castor Oil and {GEM} Extra Virgin Olive Oil, cold pressed.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Planting on a warm, blessed Saturday

A day of re-potting on a warm and blessed Saturday

 Re-potting the Bonsai

Draecana Angel plant, English Ivy, and Bonsai tree

 Someone paid us a visit, multiple times!

Winter Violas

Ivy, Lily

Beautiful sunset

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Lemon Cake with Blueberries

Thought I would share something sweet this time!
A scrumptious dessert that I will be having again sometime.
Lemon cake bought from the store topped with whipped cream and sprinkled with cinnamon with fresh blueberries. An amalgamate of  delicious, diverse flavors.

Saturday, March 1, 2014


Ever been in a shipwreck? I hope not. Ever tasted it? I hope so.

My Mom passed down this recipe to me from a friend of hers that she met in Japan and it has become one of our family favorites and is so easy to make too.

Ground beef
Can of green beans
Can of cream of mushroom soup
Chopped green peppers
Chopped onions
Zeus Seasoning (something we added this time)

That is all that’s in it.

Wash and peel the potatoes. Then, to decrease baking time for the casserole, I boil the potatoes till tender enough to slide a knife into it.
Slice the potatoes and place in the baking pan, covering the bottom of the pan.

Cook the ground beef with a little bit of Zeus Seasoning, chopped green peppers, and chopped onions.
Drain the ground beef and layer it evenly on top of the potatoes.

Then, I drain a can of green beans and rinse them with cool water to eliminate some of the sodium, and layer the green beans evenly on top of the ground beef.

After all that, I pour the can of cream of mushroom soup on top.

Make sure everything is layered evenly and bake covered at a temperature of 350⁰ F for about 30 minutes, then continue baking uncovered for 10-15 minutes. 

Friday, December 27, 2013

A Lucy-like Breakfast

One of my favorite youtubers, Loepsie, shared some great recipe ideas, and one of my favorites is also the simplest. For breakfast: Tea, grapefruit, and a healthy granola cereal. I've been eating this for my breakfast every time I am home and it is so refreshing, filling, and simple.

Yesterday for breakfast, I changed it up a bit and had some peppermint tea with 1 tsp. (teaspoon) of honey, about half of a pommelo rouge (red pommelo), and a healthy grain cereal.

If you're wondering what a pommelo is, well, this was my first pommelo too:

look how deep the skin is! I don't like peeling these

It looks and tastes similar to a grapefruit, only sweeter. And if you want a better flavor, leave it out of the fridge! The same goes for clementines.

Stash Peppermint tea with honey

I really liked this cereal. It has a grainy flavor with a hint of sweetness. If you're looking for a healthy cereal that's not too sweet, try this one, Barbara's Puffins Original cereal.


I went to New York City!!!!!

Well, we spent a week in the big city the week before, but it was fantastic!! I had only been to NY one other time, when I was little, and that was 12 (twelve) years ago! I know, too long to be away from my lovely NY. Besides attending the Opera (Tosca), The Phantom of the Opera and Matilda on Broadway, Radio City Music Hall's "Christmas Spectacular" with the Rockettes performance, Shakespeare's Richard III play (historically with an all-male cast), and the Met Museum of Art, among a few other things, I ate this:

Plié au chocolat from the nice little French pâtisserie, Maison Kayser. They served a variety of delectable pastries. This pastry was charmingly delicious!  It was soft, chocolatey, buttery, and sweet. Not too sweet, but just right. I will be going there next time I am in the city! I would love to try the  plié in Paris, the sister-city of NYC!

We also tried their cranberry walnut bread, a perfect breakfast treat!

That's tea, I don't drink much coffee :)

This Christmas... I cut out some Christmas cookies...

Betty Crocker's Sugar Cookies

Yes, that's right, I may not have had the proper board or a rolling pin, but what is it that they say, that your hands are the best tool when cooking or baking! Je suis d'accord! (I agree to that).
And they were tasty sweet!

Um, I think this cut-out is a dancing Christmas bear, I still am not sure. So, if any one has any idea as to what the mystery red one is, leave a comment below, merci!

Green sprinkles and peppermint-flavored sprinkles. Surprisingly, the peppermint ones had a strange taste that I really didn't like, but it was still all good!

Don't forget the Christmas eggnog.  Of course, I added some cinnamon to mine :)