Sunday, August 23, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
You are all invited to the next Choir Party!
Date: Saturday, August 29
Time: 5:30-7:30 pm
Location: Rebecca D's house.
RSVP: If you can come, just send me a quick reply indicating what food item you plan to bring so I can best plan for food and music.
I hope to see many of you on the 29th!
Hello You All!
Somehow the chocolate troll has gotten his hands on all those many recipes you submitted at Mari R's house. Most of them went missing and I was only given the few that are posted on the blog. I do not know where to find this Troll who has found your recipes way too enticing.
All those who attended Mari Roberts evening of chocolate, please resubmit your recipes to Kirsi's yahoo e-mail address.
I know this might be extra work for you but we want your recipes!!!
Appreciate all your help!
Brenda, Lori, Tomoko and Kirsi
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Two more infants killed in Simplicity bassinets
By NATASHA T. METZLER, Associated Press Writer Natasha T. Metzler, Associated Press Writer – 2 hrs 9 mins ago
WASHINGTON – Government safety officials warned parents Thursday about Simplicity bassinets after two more infants were killed when they became trapped.
Two young children died after getting trapped in previously recalled Simplicity close-sleeper/bedside sleeper bassinets, the Consumer Product Safety Commission disclosed.
The company's 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 convertible bassinets contain metal bars spaced farther apart than federal standards allow. If the Velcro-fastened fabric covering the metal bars of the bassinets is not properly adjusted, it can be dangerous.
In September 2008, a two-month-old girl in Demorest, Ga., suffocated when she became trapped in a pocket of fabric, which was not properly secured to the bassinet. In January 2009, a six-month-old girl in Fort Worth, Texas, died when the fabric flap was undone and she got trapped between the exposed bars.
The CPSC warned against these Simplicity bassinets in August 2008, when it reported the deaths of two infants who also got trapped.
All of the bassinets manufactured before May 18, 2008 have been recalled. This includes some sold under the Graco brand, some with a Winnie the Pooh motif, as well as other bassinets.
Recalled bassinets can be returned to the retail stores where they were purchased. For details on the affected products, visit: http://tinyurl.com/lr4gwf
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Casey L. 614-271-3043.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
This is also from RealAge.com
"Natural Bug-Bite Deterrents:
If you can’t stand the smell of DEET or citronella candles, try the natural bug-bite deterrent suggestions from Chinese doctor and author Maoshing Ni. In his book Secrets of Self-Healing, he recommends a three-pronged approach of clothing, diet, and essential oils. 3 Bug-Be-Gone StrategiesUse these chemical-free strategies on your next camping trip, backwoods hike, or neighborhood barbecue:
Nix the Hawaiian shirt. Brightly colored floral patterns on clothing may actually fool bees and other bugs into thinking you’re a flower. So can smelling like a flower, so skip the perfume. Wear neutral-colored, protective clothing and scent-free soaps and lotions.
Eat garlic. Garlic and other strong foods, like onions, might make you less tasty to biting insects. Watch this video for tips on how to buy, keep, and prepare garlic.
Use essential oils. Natural insect repellents such as lemongrass, lavender, or eucalyptus can be mixed with water and used as a spray. (But be careful to avoid getting them in your eyes.) Find out which scents zap stress, too.Already bit? Honey, cucumber skins, and tea tree oil can help soothe, detox, and quiet the itch or sting of bites. Take this quiz to find out if a bite might be serious.
RealAge Benefit: Making a habit of taking proper safety precautions in everything you do -- at home and on the job -- can make your RealAge 1 to 6 years younger.
References Published on 08/19"
A Message from Mindy!!
consequently, will be coming back with a nearly empty car.
If anyone has items they need brought back to Columbus from
family or friends in the SLC area we’d be happy to accommodate.
Please respond by Monday August 17 th,2009.
A home food preservation seminar hosted by Hayden Run Ward, featuring a special presentation entitled “Nutritional and Financial Benefits of Canning,” by OSU Extension educator, Susan Shockey Ph.D. During Dr. Shockey’s presentation, she offered some resources available from OSU Extension and University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service.
For those attending and not attending (but interested), I’ve included these resource links below.
Enjoy and safe food preservation for all!
To contact Dr. Susan Shockey: OSU Extension, Franklin County Office, 2105 S. Hamilton Road, Suite 100, Columbus, OH 43232; Tel: 614-866-6900, Ext: 206; Web address: http://franklin. osu.edu; Email address: shockey.3@osu. edu; FAX: 614-868-8280. See Dr. Shockey for Pressure Canning Testing.
“USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning” (2006 revision): http://www.uga. edu/nchfp/ publications/ publications_ usda.html
Book description: This publication contains many new research-based recommendations for canning safer and better quality food at home. It is an invaluable resource book for persons who are canning food for the first time. Experienced canners will find updated information to help them improve their canning practices." (Adapted from “USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning” (2006 revision), Agriculture Information Bulletin No. 539, p. ii.)
"So Easy To Preserve" (5th Edition); 375 pages; $18.00; Order Form: http://www.uga. edu/setp/ order_book. pdf
Book description: "The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is pleased to offer the 5th edition of its popular book, So Easy To Preserve. This beautiful book contains the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture recommendations for safe food preservation. So Easy To Preserve is now a 375-page book with over 185 tested recipes, along with step by step instructions and in-depth information for both the new and experienced food preserver. Chapters include Preserving Food, Canning, Pickled Products, Jellied Fruit Products, Freezing and Drying. This 5th edition has 35 new tested recipes and processes, in addition to a new section with recommended procedures for home-canned salsas." (Adapted from "So Easy to Preserve", University of Georgia Web page: www.uga.edu/ setp/book. html)
OSU EXTENSION FACT SHEETS (http://ohioline. osu.edu)
Botulism: What you don't see can hurt you, HYG-5567-98; http://ohioline. osu.edu/hyg- fact/5000/ 5567.html
Food, Hands and Bacteria; http://pubs. caes.uga. edu/caespubs/ pubs/PDF/ B693.pdf
Foodborne Illness: Guess Who Came to Dinner?, HYG-5570-98; http://ohioline. osu.edu/hyg- fact/5000/ 5570.html
Attention Freezer Owners: In case of power outage DO NOT OPEN!!!; http://ohioline. osu.edu/home/ freezer.html
Safety in the Berry Patch (pdf only); http://ohioline. osu.edu/hyg- fact/pdf/ Food_Safety_ Berry_Patch. pdf
High Pressure Processing, FSE-1-04 (pdf); http://ohioline. osu.edu/fse- fact/0001. html
Freezing Combination Main Dishes, HYG-5308-09 (pdf only); http://ohioline. osu.edu/hyg- fact/5000/ pdf/5308. pdf
Canning Meat, Poultry, and Game, HYG-5330-09 (pdf only); http://ohioline. osu.edu/hyg- fact/5000/ pdf/5330. pdf
Freezing Vegetables, HYG-5333-09 (pdf only); http://ohioline. osu.edu/hyg- fact/5000/ pdf/5333. pdf
Freezing Meat, Poultry and Game, HYG-5334-09 (pdf only); http://ohioline. osu.edu/hyg- fact/5000/ pdf/5334. pdf
Jams, Jellies and Other Fruit Spreads, HYG-5335-91; http://ohioline. osu.edu/hyg- fact/5000/ 5335.html
Canning Tomatoes, HYG-5336-09 (pdf only); http://ohioline. osu.edu/hyg- fact/5000/ pdf/5336. pdf
Canning Tomato Products, HYG-5337-09 (pdf only); http://ohioline. osu.edu/hyg- fact/5000/ pdf/5337. pdf
Canning Basics, HYG-5338-09 (pdf only); http://ohioline. osu.edu/hyg- fact/5000/ pdf/5338. pdf
Salsa: From Garden to Table, HYG-5339-09 (pdf only); http://ohioline. osu.edu/hyg- fact/5000/ pdf/5339. pdf
Freezing Basics, HYG-5341-09 (pdf only); http://ohioline. osu.edu/hyg- fact/5000/ pdf/5341. pdf
Making Fermented Dill Pickles, HYG-5342-09 (pdf only); http://ohioline. osu.edu/hyg- fact/5000/ pdf/5342. pdf
Basics for Canning Fruit, HYG-5343-08 (pdf only); http://ohioline. osu.edu/hyg- fact/5000/ pdf/5343. pdf
Basics for Canning Vegetables, HYG-5344-09 (pdf only); http://ohioline. osu.edu/hyg- fact/5000/ pdf/5344. pdf
Quick Process Pickles, HYG-5345-09 (pdf only); http://ohioline. osu.edu/hyg- fact/5000/ pdf/5345. pdf
Making Cider Vinegar at Home, HYG-5346-09 (pdf only); http://ohioline. osu.edu/hyg- fact/5000/ pdf/5346. pdf
Drying Foods, HYG-5347-09 (pdf only); http://ohioline. osu.edu/hyg- fact/5000/ pdf/5347. pdf
Preserving Uncooked Jams and Jellies, HYG-5348-09 (pdf only); http://ohioline. osu.edu/hyg- fact/5000/ pdf/5348. pdf
Freezing Fruits, HYG-5349-09 (pdf only); http://ohioline. osu.edu/hyg- fact/5000/ pdf/5349. pdf
Jams, Jellies, and Other Fruit Spreads, HYG-5350-09 (pdf only); http://ohioline. osu.edu/hyg- fact/5000/ pdf/5350. pdf
Home Preservation of Fish, HYG-5351-09 (pdf only); http://ohioline. osu.edu/hyg- fact/5000/ pdf/5351. pdf
Preserving Food for Special Meal Plans, HYG-5352-08 (pdf only); http://ohioline. osu.edu/hyg- fact/5000/ pdf/5352. pdf
Safe Handling of Fruits and Vegetables, HYG-5353-09 (pdf only); http://ohioline. osu.edu/hyg- fact/5000/ pdf/5353. pdf
Preserving Beverages: Water, Juice, and Milk, HYG-5354-09 (pdf only); http://ohioline. osu.edu/hyg- fact/5000/ pdf/5354. pdf
Preserving Pie Fillings, HYG-5355-08 (pdf only); http://ohioline. osu.edu/hyg- fact/5000/ pdf/5355. pdf
Cupboard Storage, HYG-5401-94; http://ohioline. osu.edu/hyg- fact/5000/ 5401.html
Freezer Storage, HYG-5402-94; http://ohioline. osu.edu/hyg- fact/5000/ 5402.html
Refrigerator Storage, HYG-5403-94; http://ohioline. osu.edu/hyg- fact/5000/ 5403.html
For OSU Extension “Yard and Garden” resources and fact sheets, visit: http://ohioline. osu.edu/lines/ hygs.html
Just 30 calories per day of chocolate may be enough to help reduce your blood pressure. As far as serving sizes go, that’s about a Hershey’s Kiss worth. But you have to eat the right kind of chocolate, according to Joseph Maroon, MD, author of The Longevity Factor. He recommends nonsweetened or minimally sweetened dark chocolate that’s at least 70 percent cocoa. Crazy for CocoaDark chocolate can also help reduce atherosclerosis and blood clotting, aid blood flow, contribute to an overall reduction in heart attacks, and improve cholesterol levels, according to Maroon. And it’s all thanks to the powerful antioxidants found in the cocoa bean. Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about this heart-smart treat. More Good Reasons to Eat ChocolateAs if you need them . . . Maroon offers three more great reasons to indulge:
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For a finer complexion. Yep, fewer wrinkles and fine lines. Here’s how you can help your skin with chocolate.
For a better mood. The taste isn’t the only reason it makes us smile. This is how you get happier with chocolate.Watch this video on how to make quick 60-calorie brownies.
RealAge Benefit: Getting 31 milligrams of flavonoids a day -- like those found in chocolate -- can make your RealAge 3.2 years younger.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Contact Missy Westergard for further information
Our marketing guy is moving and we need someone to fill his position. He worked two different locations. Ideally, we would love to find someone who could also work both locations, but we are considering hiring two separate people fill this vacancy.
The first position is a marketing position at the condos we own on High Street. We have some vacants we want sold or rented in lease-to-purchase contracts. We already have the contracts drawn up and the sales prices. We just need someone in charge of marketing and showing the available units to potential buyers, and who can collect rents and make deposits from those that are currently in lease-to-purchase contracts. The previo us guy that worked this was a realtor, but the person who we hire to fill his position does not need a background in real estate. They just need a basic work background and can handle organizing data on spreadsheets and keeping track of money. This job also comes with free rent in one of the units we have available if someone is interested in that. The unit is a 2 bedroom, 1500 sq. ft. unit…very nice. We need this position filled in the next 2-3 weeks so we will be trying to interview as soon as possible.
The second position is at the apartments we own on the West side of Columbus, just north of Grove City. We need an office manager there who would be interested in working 20-30 hours per week. They would collect rent, show vacant apartments, and handle work orders, if tenants have water leaks, etc. We have a maintenance tech on site who knows how everything runs. This person would just need to keep track of work orders that the maintenance tech needs to do. This job pays more than minimum wage (but not a lot more). It is ideal for a single person who just wants a part time job, or a retired person who wants a part time job, or a spouse looking for a second income for the family….not for someone trying to support a family.
Jason has been looking for people and will probably handpick who he wants. However, thought you might know of some people looking for work in that area. If you want to pass this on to the church employment dept, please feel free. Like I said before, if someone wants to handle both jobs, that is ideal for us, and they would make more money doing so, obviously. However, we are willing to split it up and hire two separate people if we can’t find someone willing to take on both properties.
If you find someone who is interested they may email their resume to mcollier@gdgusllc. com or fax it to 740.775.3691.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
I'm trying to set up a dry packing session for September 19th or 26th. I haven't gotten confirmation from the new Storehouse manager yet. Planto save both dates for now and I'll confirm as soon as I hear back. Just be aware that since the Storehouse dry packing facilities were out of commission for over a month and are just now coming back on-line, there will probably be a gazillion diligent Saints clamoring to replenish their food storage supplies. We need to be ready to take whatever datesare offered.In the meantime, if you are interested in participating, please print outthe attached order sheet and get it back to me ASAP so I can firm up whatproducts our ward members want and what quantities are needed. The manager will need all this info well in advance of any date we set up tomake sure adequate supplies are available for our dry packing session. (You can also go to www.providentliving .org and print out from FamilyHome Storage order form there.) The good news is that many of the food storage items we all want and needhave been reduced in price---some items are discounted up to 25% justsince February 2009. I would say that the leaders of the Church knowthat times are tough and are trying to help us access and eat healthyfoods for less $$$.
Friday, August 7, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
CONS employment specialists and other interested parties, This Saturday is our monthly multi-stake career development workshop in the Dublin building's Relief Society room. '
Monday, August 3, 2009
DON'T FORGET PARK AND PLAY WEDNESDAY AUG. 5TH @ 11 AM. WATCH FOR AN E-MAIL FOR PLACE, ADDRESS, AND DIRECTIONS.
COME AND HAVE FUN BEFORE SCHOOL YEAR STARTS AGAIN AND DUE TO SCHOOL SCHEDULE KIDS CAN'T GO AND PLAY IN THE PARK AS OFTEN AS THEY WOULD LIKE TO.
COME AND ENJOY SOME ADULT CONVERSATION AS WELL.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS CALL MARGO
To freeze: open each milk jug and remove 1/2 cup milk to use/store inrefrigerator. (Remove one full cup for gallon size.)
This allows forexpansion when you freeze the jug. Replace cap and freeze.We just thaw and use when we don't want to go to the store just for milk or for those weeks when milk isn't on sale. We have also taken the frozen milk jugs in our cooler for longer camping trips. They served actual purpose; we didn't have to buy as many bags of ice for the cooler and we didn't have to leave camp to buy milk or buy expensive milk from the camp grocery store.
To use the frozen milk be sure to thaw the jug completely in therefrigerator. It can take 2 - 3 days depending on the size of the jug. You will need to thaw it then shake the jug well to redistribute the butterfat in the milk. Even fat-free milk has some butterfat in it. If you don't thaw it completely then the top milk in the jug will be watery and the bottom milk in the jug will be buttery. (Label the jug with the date when you thaw it since the original expiration date may scare yourkids or spouse!)
You can freeze eggs too! Last week they were on sale for 79 cents adozen , but 99 cents for a dozen this week is also a good price. We get them when they're cheap and freeze them for our regular baking, holiday baking, scrambled eggs, cooking, casseroles, etc.
To freeze eggs, always break eggs one at a time into bowl to make sure they are good before combining them with other eggs. (You don't want to spoil a batch by having one bad egg in a bowl of good ones!)Break the yolk of the egg then stir the whole thing. Stand a small ziploc bag upright and open in a quart measuring cup or small, deep bowl.Pour the prepared egg in the bag.
Add as many to the bag as your favorite recipe calls for. We usually put 2 - 4 in a bag. We put all the small sealed bags into a gallon bag. Label the outside of the small bags with the number of eggs inside. To use the frozen eggs, place sealed bag in small bowl in refrigerator since it doesn't stand up well when thawing. It usually takes one day to thaw. If we are just making scrambled eggs, we don't always thaw them completely. Some people stir up the whole dozen (one at a time into a bowl first!)and put the eggs into a 12 count plastic ice cube tray. They freeze them, pop them out into a ziploc freezer bag, label the bag and use onecube for each egg in their recipes. This obviously is more cost effective since you don't use the small plastic bags.
Saturday, August 1, 2009
TAKE YOUR RESTING HEART RATE NOW AND WRITE IT DOWN AND AFTER ATTENDING SUSAN'S CLASS FOR FEW MONTHS, RETAKE YOU HEART RATE IN FEBRUARY AND CELEBRATE HEART HEALTH!!!