It seems impossible that I have joined the club that I never wanted to join, that of parents who have lost a child. Trying to come to terms with this loss has been an emotional rollercoaster. I am still trying to understand it and process it though I am not sure when I will come to terms with it.
Poem in narrative style about the relationship I had with my mom. I will miss being able to talk with her in person or write to her as our bond was very strong. We shared much together but in the end, I think that I am who I am because of who she was.
All dogs need training, but it is especially important to train any dog with its particular breed in mind. Every dog breed has strengths and weaknesses when it comes to training. This article focuses on the art of training an Alaskan Malamute or other Northern breeds.
Suicide seems to be on the rise. There are so many factors in our lives today that drive people to the brink or to the ledge. How can we reach people before it is too late? Learn more about the warning signs and the things we can do to help understand this growing problem.
Wondering what to do with a leftover ham bone? This crock pot ham bone soup recipe is simple and delicious!
A breakfast bowl is a great way to combine many different types of food. This recipe combines potatoes, sausage gravy, and poached eggs with a little dusting of cheese and green onions.
Cushing syndrome is something that affects middle-age to older-age pets and is more prevalent in dogs. It results when too much of a steroid hormone is produced by the pituitary or adrenal gland.
Dog farts are something most pet owners are frustrated by but don't really understand. There are usually very specific reasons why your pet is gassy.
As pet owners, we always have questions about what our dogs can and cannot eat when it comes to "people" foods. For example: Is it safe to feed dogs green beans?
Teaching your dogs the "leave it" command can be extremely rewarding because it can keep them from grabbing things. It can also be a life-saving command.
When my dog died, a part of me died. Even though it's been several years without my Griffin, I'm still trying to analyze what it is about this dog that is squeezing my heart. I am torn between so many good memories and so much sadness from missing him.
Learn more about mindmapping as an aid to retaining information no matter what level. Mind maps can be used for education, daily tasks or even as a tool in treating memory loss in Alzheimer's.
Did you know that it's possible to stop your dog from engaging in destructive behavior? Learn how to figure out its root cause and then fix the situation.
Just like there are certain ways to wash a dog—no matter what breed—there are also proper ways to dry a dog. Here are some tips, including what towels to use depending on the size and breed of your pooch.
Autopsy transcription is a specialty not many MTs are exposed to on a regular basis. It is a highly demanding, extremely technical branch of medicine and one that employs a very specific vocabulary.
The Blue Basin is part of the Sheep Rock Unit, one of 3 parts of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. There are 2 trails within the Blue Basin, both of them spectacular.
The ultimate in multi-tasking, working while exercising is gaining more popularity all the time. Try a treadmill desk to get healthy and work smarter.
Goody's chocolates and ice cream parlors are synonymous with Central Oregon. Even the small town of Prineville Oregon has a Goody's though this Goody's is very unique.
Most dogs do not like to be on a leash, hence the natural behavior of leash pulling. However, it's possible to prevent it with a few easy techniques. Find out how!
In view of a recent 140 million dollar settlement against a transcription service because of a critical patient safety error that resulted in the death of a woman, credentialing should be mandatory.
Tortilla shell salad bowls don't have to be reserved for making taco salads. See what wonderful recipes you can use these shells in no matter how you do your shells, storebought, deep fried, or baked with tortilla salad bowl molds.
"Perfect Tortilla Bowl Maker Pans" definitely live up to their claims. You can make perfect tortilla bowls in a snap, and for a small investment, you can use them over and over again.
Travel with a dog or dogs can be interesting. However, traveling with malamutes can be an exercise in patience unless you take the time to do it right in some ways.
A light and luscious fruity dessert, apricot soufflé is a great ending to any meal. Part of the recipe can be made up to a day ahead and refrigerated.
Carting with dogs is another dog sport that can be enjoyed by many different breed dogs and by all age groups.
DIY crib sheets are a great way to add a personal touch to a baby's nursery. They're quick and easy to make, and depending on the fabric you select, they're a money-saving option to boot.
You can make a jumbo or extra large muffin from any muffin recipe out there. You just have to know how to tweak the recipe in terms of baking time and the amount you put in the pan. If you don't have a jumbo muffin pan, use custard cups or ramekins.
This recipe for salmon fillet white bean chili is super easy and super nutritious. It has all the flavors we associate with chili but without red meat. Try different white beans like small navy beans or white kidney beans. Serve with green salad and cornbread.
You can make your own preservative-free emollient hand creams quickly and easily at home. Save money and cut out the additives and scents found in many over-the-counter emollient creams and products.
Fort Rock State Park is on the cusp of Eastern Oregon and Central Oregon and another example of the incredible volcanic rock formations the area is famous for. Hiking is one of the many things you can do at this state park. No fees are applicable at this park either.
Yellow-Rumped Warblers are fascinating birds that have incredibly bright plumage in spring; then, as autumn and winter approach, they look completely different. Learn how to identify them in the wild.
Juniper grows in abundance in many parts of the country. They can be used in cooking as well as in natural remedies. Learn what they are good for and how to dry them at home.
Can wearing a necktie be hazardous to your health? Surprisingly yes! So can wearing scarves or even button up collars--if worn too tightly or if your neck is thicker than most.
Osteo Bi-Flex is a nutritional supplement sold over the counter. It is the most highly recommended joint formula by physicians for treatment of joint symptoms. Osteo Bi-Flex together with lifestyle modification can be an effective treatment against arthritis, however, there are some factors to...
In a tight economy, how much should you pay a pet sitter? It depends on many factors including what kind of pet, age of the pet, what the pet sitter has to do, and even how far the pet sitter has to drive to take care of your pets.
Having discovered the new PaperChef parchment bags at the local supermarket, I couldn't wait to try out parchment bag salmon. I didn't have white wine so I substituted a dash of tequila. This recipe was a snap and turned out fabulously.
Acute stress response or the fight or flight response has become an integral part of how society gets along these days. Most important is the fact that over time, if there are too many incidents where someone is trying to defend themselves against real or perceived threats, it's possible to become...
Though pepper plants will not likely survive if the temperature drops too low, they might still be salvageable. Try some of these techniques for keeping very tender plants like peppers warm when the mercury dips below 50 degrees.
Tennis balls can be a great way to play with your dog. However, they can also be a hazard to your dog's health in many ways. No dog toy is completely safe and when it comes to dogs and tennis balls there are some ways that you can give your dogs a favorite toy but protect them as well.
How can you prevent your dog from chasing horses? Train him appropriately. Bad behaviors of antagonizing horses can get a dog killed--stomped on or kicked hard enough to kill him or her. Introduce dogs slowly to horses and make sure good behavior is demonstrated before letting a dog off leash...
Drying herbs is an easy way to preserve your garden's harvest year round. It's also a very inexpensive way to get dried herbs for very little cost. I dry my herbs in a dehydrator but there are several methods. See how easy it is to dry your own dill weed in the dehydrator.
Reading glasses whether over the counter readers or prescription readers have specific options. Learn how to pick the best reading glasses for you and reasons for both prescription and non-prescription eyeglasses.
Dog water bowls come in all sizes and shapes. From self-watering refilling systems to raised dog bowls, check out what's out there for your dog's water bowl needs. Also check out the uses for dog booties.
Looking for added relief from the heat for your dog? Here are some dog shade and dog cooling products that can help them beat the heat.
Counter surfing is a bad habit for dogs and a habit that isn't always easy to break. There are several techniques for breaking dogs of counter cruising.
Making your own cooking spray saves money, reduces the chemical additives you're putting into your body, takes 5 minutes to make, and is better for the environment and your health.
What is barley and how can you cook with it? There are many different kinds of barley and some forms are more nutritious than others.
Ever heard of cooking corn in an ice chest? I'm here to tell you that it works and it's awesome.
EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprogramming) therapy is useful in treating many anxiety and panic disorders. Learn how to self-administer this therapy anytime and anyplace.
A medical transcriptionist will transcribe all kinds of diagnostic data in their lifetime. Learn more about TFTs, LFTs, cardiac enzymes, coagulation panels, and cholesterol profiles.
Learn about the components of the urinalysis which is an integral part of the daily lab data an MT must transcribe. Understanding the components and way of notating them will improve the transcriptionist's skill level.
How to pick the right mat for your photos doesn't have to be painful. Learn great ways to enhance your photos or artwork with the right colored mats.
Transcriptionists are responsible for huge amounts of diagnostic data. It is critical that the MT of today knows how to correctly transcribe using correct punctuation and grammar such tests as the BMP and the CMP.
Medical transcription grammar is more important than ever today with the use of speech recognition technology. A medical transcriptionist needs to know how to punctuate and note blood work to ensure reduction in critical patient safety errors.
Many crafts can be done with dog and cat fur. It can be spun into yarn or even used to make fishing lures. Pet hair can also be used as compost in the garden.
Learn a handy way to pound chicken breasts that requires very little cleanup.
Learn how to chiffonade cut vegetables and herbs.
There are many different genres of fiction and even subgenres such as Historical Romance. Find out about the different types of fiction as well as writer resources for each genre.
Crater Lake National Park is one of the crown jewels in the national park system here in the United States. It is a must visit place for anyone traveling to Oregon.
Klezmer is Jewish folk music that has evolved over centuries. It is one of the most unique musical styles packed with emotion.
audrey kirchnerHow To Mat a Photograph Matting photos isn't a major task if you take the time to learn the techniques involved. You can save a lot of money, especially if you happen to be trying to get a photography business off the ground. ...
How does EMDR therapy work? What are the basic parts of EMDR treatment and how long does it take?
I learned the hard way not to put an ice pack directly on my skin. Here's how to treat ice burns quickly, and how to avoid them in the first place.
This is a simple, quick and easy recipe for cooking salmon. Baked to perfection, salmon is one of the best super foods you can eat.
How to learn music genres is a simple task these days with Internet options like Pandora. The more genres you try, the more you learn.
Music can have positive and negative effects on children. Music can also affect mood and emotion.
Learn how to resolve trust issues in a relationship. Healthy relationships start with a healthy self image. Trusting someone else starts with trusting yourself.
Learn how to do medical transcription from home. Also learn some facts about MT jobs and how to do transcription.
Did you know that simple, logical ways can be used for a Mal of any age? Learn how to train Alaskan Malamute dogs from puppyhood up to adulthood.
Learn how to groom an Alaskan Malamute—from bathing to the tools needed to properly care for this double-coated breed's coat.
Poem about the beauty of fresh snow and what it means in terms of renewal and new starts, new paths to take. Nothing is old or weary when blanketed in fresh snow.
Short story fiction about an attack in a supermarket.
Come share a hike along the newly opened Prineville Oregon IronHorse Trail to Barnes Butte. A little hard to find, it is well worth the effort for a couple of hours spent gazing at beautiful vistas.
Alaskan malamutes are one of the oldest breeds of dogs and one of the most challenging to raise. A dog photo gallery of Alaskan malamutes and their wonderful personalities.
Life's road is comprised of all the different paths we decide to take throughout our lifetime. If we but take a moment to look back, sometimes we can see how the paths led us to where we are today...and where we are going.
After a quarter century together, Ben and Kim find that their love has died. Their marriage is at a standstill and both decide on their own to seek love elsewhere. Individually, both desperate for change and wanting to find love, they each begin an affair.
Has your dog been sprayed by a skunk? Learn how to get rid of the skunk smell on your dog with these foolproof ways.
This article discusses Alaskan Malamutes and describes how to train Malamute puppies to pull for scootering, skijoring and more.
SPRAYPAINTING FURNITURE For those of you who know me, you know that I'm frugal to the core. If there's something that I can save or fix, I'll do it every time rather than buy new. The same goes with my outdoor furniture. We have a patio set...
POISONOUS TO DOGS As cute as the image is of the dog with the cigarette in its paw, nicotine and dogs adds up to poison with a capital "P". Just as hundreds, if not thousands, of children are seen in the emergency room each year for ingesting...
Learn how to make mini cheesecakes of several different varieties in a step by step method. These are easy to make and so delicious.
EASY DESSERT RECIPES If you're looking for an easy dessert recipe and one that's quick and easy to make, this peach cobbler recipe will fit the bill. You can make this dessert any time of year and it makes a wonderful comfort food end to most...
Good nutrition is important all the time but never more crucial than after undergoing chemotherapy. Learn how to eat before and after cancer-fighting therapies.
Learn how to dehydrate food and save money. Dehydrating food takes none of the nutrients out and helps you use food when it's at its prime.
URBAN MUSHING - BIKEJORING, SKIJORING AND DOG SCOOTERING If you're looking for a dog sport you can perform many ways and in many different places, you should check out urban mushing or dryland mushing as it's called by many. Especially if you...
With the economy the way it is these days, more and more people are starting to jump on board with the idea of entertaining at home. If you weigh the cost of going out to eat against the investment in items for setting a table, you'll quickly see...
How To Make Cloth Napkins Making your own fabric napkins is a great beginners sewing project. It is also a super easy sewing project that can save you money and is environmentally friendly. Think about how many millions of paper napkins that we...
Growing potatoes in containers saves space and simplifies things. Learn to grow them in various mediums, like garbage bags, trash cans, and tires.
A guide to training an Alaskan Malamute, with videos and pictures.
How to train Alaskan malamute dogs and how to be alpha with youtube videos.
GNOCCHI PASTA For those of you who haven't experienced the wonderful Italian pasta called gnocchi, stay tuned. I'll tell you about some of my favorite gnocchi recipes and also demonstrate with a step by step guide how easy it is to make. ...
Many people don't know that their dog is on the dangerous breed list. Let's take a look at which dogs are almost always on the list and why.
Recently brought home a Malamute puppy? Here are some tips on safety, feeding, housebreaking, training, and more based on my experience.
ANOTHER FUNNY STORY ABOUT WILDLIFE AND MY ADHD SON Family vacations can be an adventure. When you have a child who has ADHD, a child who is legally blind and a third child to boot, it definitely can get interesting. One year, we decided to...
Learn how to increase productivity as a medical transcriptionist and improve your accuracy rate while making automated speech recognition work for you.
FUNNY STORIES ABOUT KIDS WITH ADHD If you want to hear a bunch of unbelievable stories about kids with ADHD, give me a few hours of your time. I have only begun to write! Having a child with ADHD is truly one of the most labor intensive things I...
Repetitive movements and poor posture can lead to pain and injuries. Learn about products and methods to improve the ergonomics of your workspace.
Ergonomic tips for medical transcriptionists and other computer-based professionals.
HOW TO SAVE ON GASOLINE Surprisingly, there are some little known facts about gasoline that consumers should know. In a sagging economy, gasoline has become a major purchase these days and knowing the facts about saving money on fuel gets...
Let's explore the difference between being frugal and being cheap. Which is better, cheap or frugal? And is there really a difference?
Using the envelope plan for budgeting is a great way to never overspend. It's also a great way to figure out how to "juggle" expenses in one category where you perhaps aren't spending as much and use money to cover another category you might want to add more to. It's a visual way of saving money.
Budgeting tips for low income families. All families could benefit from these money saving tips.
How to save money building your own house. Tips and strategies for building your own home.
This is a rather macabre subject, but let’s face it.....having a funeral can be really, really expensive. When I think about my own funeral, I think I might literally turn over in my grave or something if I thought of my family paying a bucket...
This article will explain the different types of loans available for senior citizens.
Backyard projects like terracing can be intimidating at times. However, it is possible to save some money on them when you do it yourself. Here are some tips on how to add up the savings.
Save money on heating bills with infrared heaters. They heat the entire house, including the walls, ceiling, and floors, and retain the heat!
Try this great best recipe for pot roast in a dutch oven. It's delicious and easy.
Medical transcription working on production can impact your paycheck big time. Learn some great ways to increase your medical transcription productivity and increase your pay.
Now this may really surprise everyone but I am not as graceful as I might appear! It's hard to imagine that I am not the epitome of poetry in motion but as I have confessed many times, in my case, it is more like poultry in motion. At this...
Learn how to use a photography tool the pros use - a photo light box or a photo light box tent.
Bose music systems are some of the best music systems you will ever find. I can say that with total confidence because I own several Bose music products. One Bose product that is a great addition to anyone's computer or audio collection of wares...
For anyone who is a connoisseur of music, to experience music like you've never experienced it before, you simply must indulge yourself and experience Bose music. More specifically, for folks wanting a simple music system that will fit in a...
Looking for a great gift idea for you or for someone you know? Try a netbook. They make fabulous gifts or great purchases "just because." They're smaller and handier than a laptop.
Looking for a quick and easy dinner recipe that pleases everyone and is nutritious as well? Try this great quick and easy dinner recipe for vegetable salmon loaf. I make several variations of salmon loaf and I also have a great favorite...
This is a recipe for shrimp and spinach enchiladas.
One of my favorite authors is Nicholas Sparks. I own every book that he's ever written and I cherish each and every one. While I do love Sparks' gift of writing, though, I always pick up his newest book with a little bit of fear because I hate...
As strange as this combination may sound, pumpkin sauerkraut muffins are a famous Eastern European bread concoction. Using sauerkraut keeps the muffins moist.
Find dog-friendly winter sports trails in Central Oregon. Take your dogs snowshoeing, skijoring, and sledding.
To be honest, I didn't even know what BLM meant until I moved to Prineville 6 years ago. I soon discovered, however, that there was a wonderful federal government office right here under our noses. Prineville is the county seat for Crook...
The best aquatic fitness centers in Central Oregon have become my new exercise salvation! I wish I had thought of this form of exercise sooner as I would have saved myself a lot of aches and pains. Having recently completed a 2-month course of...
Check out the best natural and organic grocery stores in Bend/Central Oregon. Nature's Market, Whole Foods and Newport Market have some of the best offerings in the area.
Visit the 10 best kid friendly places in Central Oregon.
Central Oregon is absolutely loaded with great places to eat and having said that, picking the 10 best places to eat in Central Oregon could be done several times over. I chose these 10 places as the best places to eat in Central Oregon...
There are so many great places to eat in Central Oregon that it's hard to pick the "best" of the lot. However, without a doubt these restaurants go above and beyond in terms of service, atmosphere and absolutely fantastic food. Check them out whether you live here or are just passing through.
Looking for a quick and easy recipe that's healthy and made from salmon? Look no further. Try this quick and easy salmon loaf with carrots. You'll make it over and over.
The National Park Blanket Series by Pendleton has a new blanket to add to the list this year - the Yellowstone Park Blanket. The Pendleton National Park Blankets are a collectible series of blankets that honor what Pendleton termed 'national...
Wondering if that recipe you want to post up on the Internet on your blog is going to be flagged for copyright violation? Here are some easy-to-follow and succinct rules on what is fair use when it comes to published and recipes wanting to be published on the Internet.
My own personal comedy and funny story about snakes.
Comedy and funny story about the fish that got away. My favorite funny story about fishing with my uncle.
My daughter recently brought a card game with her when she came to visit and it was so much fun that I decided to share my terrific 'find'! Scrabble Word Play Poker is a great card game for the whole family, but not only that - it would make a...
Nachos is a favorite for many people - for dinner or for a snack/appetizer. With this healthy recipe for Pork Tenderloin Nachos, you can eliminate the guilt of making nachos or eating them! This is a recipe that I found on Cooking Light Magazine's...
KitchenAid makes 2 different pasta attachments but which one is the best? The Kitchenaid pasta press or the Kitchenaid pasta roller?
Looking for healthy muffin recipes? You can't go wrong with 2 kinds of oatmeal muffins made from scratch.
One of my favorite funny stories is the pool story - the misadventure I had diving in. Of course I could not stop there and somehow it seems that I have many more funny stories about water. There seems to be some sort of magnetic comedic draw...
This recipe for baked (not fried!) chicken flautas will surprise you with how good it tastes! Here's how to make this incredible meal.
My funny story about diving into a swimming pool as a teenager.
From early childhood, I have had a love affair with horses. I cannot say why or how it all started but at the ripe old age of 6 or 7, I went into the field behind the duplexes where we were living in California, untied a full-grown horse who was...
Danish cuisine is one of the world cuisines that brings to mind family and friends. The Danes have a philosophy about what food means to them and the contentment they associate with it - it is called hygge . Hygge means...
What is ayurvedic cooking? It is India's healing cuisine. Learn how it can change your life literally.
Eating a vegetarian diet doesn't have to be boring. There are many great recipes out there for those of us who choose to be vegetarian. Even those of us who do not follow a vegetarian diet can benefit from these recipes.
Nothing tastes better on a hot summer day than a nice, thirst-quenching margarita—unless it's a watermelon margarita! Here are a few great recipes along with some gazpacho shooters and how to make melon ice cubes.
Learn how to make this low-calorie Grasshopper Ice Cream Pie.
There are so many potato salad recipes out there that it is hard to remember which ones are the best or which ones I consider my favorites. However, a few summers ago, I stumbled across this Pennsylvania Dutch Potato Salad recipe and I have been...
I actually had never heard of watermelon salad until a year or so ago and then came across a recipe for it in my favorite magazine, Cooking Light. I decided to just give it a try and discovered, much to my surprise, that it was absolutely delicious....
This article includes two recipes for spinach quiche: one is the traditional recipe, and the other is a healthier revamp.
Learn how to use your food processor to do all kinds of cooking. They are not just for blending!
A lot of people ask me how I have time to bake bread and rolls. To be honest, if I had not discovered how to use my mixer to knead the dough for me, I probably would have called it quits. I have a lot of trouble with my hands and arms and though...
How to make an edible strawberry tree. It's quick and easy and it's also gorgeous!
Make beef in puff pastry (otherwise known as beef wellington). It's easier than you think.
Here's a great recipe for cooking salmon in parchment paper. It turns a simple dinner into an elegant one.
Cedar planking is a fantastic culinary technique to use with many things, but cedar plank salmon is one of the best things you'll find. Try this great (and easy) recipe for salmon on cedar planks and see if you don't agree.
Learn how to thicken sauces and soups several different ways, all natural techniques.
Oatmeal is traditionally cooked as the picture to the right depicts. However, there are other ways to cook oatmeal. Today, as part of the culinary basics, I will give you 2 great ideas on how to bake oatmeal. Why bake oatmeal you ask? Because...
Champagne vinegar is a wonderful vinegar that is made from the same grapes as champagne and pinot meunier. Culinary basics would not be complete without taking a look at this gourmet vinegar that packs a great flavor but does not come at a great...
Walnut oil is one of those oils you don't hear much about, but it is fantastic. Learn how to use it in your everyday cooking.
Lavash bread as part of the culinary basics is a very versatile and relatively low fat substitute for many forms of doughs and crusts. For instance, you can use Lavash bread in place of tortillas or wraps. You can use it in place of pizza dough....
Culinary basics should include trying out the Mexican fruit called the tomatillo. It is a versatile little fruit that comes from Mexico. It has a variety of uses but is primarily known for being used in salsa verde. The tomatillo is also known as...
Hanger steak or skirt steak is another different cut of meat than most of us are used to seeing in the market. However, it is a culinary basic ingredient to have some familiarity with and know how to cook. Hanger steak is from the underside of...
Learning toys for blind and low vision kids don't have to come from a specialty catalog. Learn what toys you can buy right off the shelf that will help blind and low vision kids play and learn.
For those of you who know me now as the mushing old lady, there's yet another side to me I have to introduce you to. These are my favorite funny stories and soccer bloopers. Growing up, I was not allowed to play sports - you see, I was a...
If you are looking for a great vacation spot, Central Oregon and specifically Bend Oregon and Sunriver Oregon will give you memories you will never forget. Central Oregon and in particular Bend Oregon and Sunriver Oregon have some of the most...
When you least expect it, you're on candid camera. Funny story about sex and the naked truth.
One of the crown jewels of Central Oregon, Smith Rock State Park is the Grand Canyon of Oregon. Its many faceted rock walls are stunning to behold and the walk down to the bottom of the canyon is incredible. Mind you, bring lots of water as the walk back up is strenuous but well worth the...
I originally found this idea in a 2009 Cooking Light magazine but since then, I've used it several ways and made several adjustments to it as suggested below. However, the fact stands that the dough recipe itself is absolutely the easiest one...
Love poem for my daughter turning 30 years old
It's hard to believe that people today still get pertussis but it happens more often than you think.
When things go sour, they seem to spiral With a rapidity that leaves you stunned in denial How could things have been so perfect today Only to plunge into near total dismay Life is short; we think we know How bonds will last and continue...
Another marvelous way to cut calories and make your own pizza! Phyllo (filo , fillo ) dough pizza is very easy to make and this is but one idea for ingredients. Phyllo dough is found in the freezer section of the supermarket and usually comes in...
Looking for high-fiber recipes? This meatloaf is a wonderful way to painlessly increase the fiber in your diet!
I often marvel at you folks who are so good at poetry and when I read what others write, I never have been able to see myself ever possibly writing a poem. That said, I woke up this morning early before the alarm went off and while I was laying...
I made this recipe up after I had gone out to dinner one night and had the best appetizer ever! It was a sort of flat bread topped with mushrooms, spinach and feta cheese. When I asked the servers at the restaurant, they were not sure what the...
Want a hot stone massage but can't afford one? Here are some great tips and tricks on how to give yourself or each other great hot stone massages.
Once upon a time, I went for my first massage and had everything under the sun go wrong. My funny story about a massage with Helga the bruiser.
Bronchitis is an inflammatory chest congestion syndrome that is treatable with some home remedies. However, bronchitis can lead to pneumonia so always see your physician.
Mistletoe extract and cancer. Homeopathic cancer remedy in mistletoe extract.
Tarragon Chicken is actually a French dish and is really called Poulet a l’Estragon. If that's too much of a mouthful, then just call it Tarragon Chicken! This is one of my favorite recipes to make for company because you can dress it up and make...
Yellow alyssum is but one name for this delightful plant, which is also known as basket-of-gold. Learn more about the plant, how to grow it, and why it's a good choice for gardeners seeking a worry-free perennial.
You Know You’re Senile When….. What would life be without yet another Audrey tale? It seems that no matter what I do, they just keep on happening! Not too long after my little incident with the bookcase from hell, Bob came storming down...
This great recipe is a twist on an old favorite. Add leftover prime rib to your chili next time and cook in the slow cooker. Yum!
Comedy and funny story about my camping experiences.
Are you on a blood thinner like Coumadin (warfarin)? If so, you should be mindful of what foods you eat, as certain foods may interact with your medication. In particular, you should strive for a consistent daily vitamin K intake when you're on Coumadin.
What would Yellowstone especially in September and October be without elk? And what would Yellowstone in September or October be without the calamity that I usually bring to any scene? As this was my first time being in Yellowstone, I was...
Cabbage rolls have been around for a long, long time. Try the old fashioned version and see if these aren't the best cabbage rolls ever.
Comedy and funny stories about my own experience with medical procedures.
Let me preface this whole Dancing Fool story with one very important fact. I now live in a redneck town of about 10-11,000 people. I have decided I’m not overjoyed about it. It sounded good in the beginning, until I figured out that I actually...
Okay – so I’ve already established that I’m not the most graceful person on the planet but really – painting? Can this truly be that dangerous? Should it be an event in the Olympics because of the skill required to do it? At the very least...
Now if you are looking for something traditionally Canadian, here is your recipe (followed by Canadian blueberry dessert below). This pork pie was traditionally a holiday pie served following Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. However, over the...
Okay - I get it - people (especially women) always pick the young hunks and the most handsome movie stars when it comes to the coveted title 'Sexiest Man of the Year' but come on! Have you folks seriously looked at this guy? Have you heard him...
Read about the largest man made explosion in the world. The Halifax explosion of Nova Scotia in 1917 was a terrible tragedy but remarkably, it ended up being one of the biggest turning points for eye injuries the world has yet known.
The making of a prosthetic eye is a unique skill. Come with me and learn how prosthetic eyes are made.
Try some innovative Valentine's Day Romantic ideas like an indoor picnic.
I cook, therefore I love Italian food. I am actually a wannabee Italiano but that's the way life goes. Instead I'm Danish and German but I do know how to cook Italian! Like so many things today, I find ready-made Italian sauces to be unacceptable as...
This is my recipe for slow cooker brisket. This recipe is good for any time, but Super Bowl Sunday is a great excuse to make it.
Don't have a lot of space but want to grow potatoes? Well you can do it! All you need is some seed potatoes and a garbage can.
Asian soups are light and flavorful and can be made with few ingredients. Try this soup using shrimp, spinach and tofu but don't be afraid to change it up.
Making Chinese egg rolls is a snap if you know a few tricks and tips. Learn how to make the best Chinese egg rolls right at home.
There are several kinds of hypertension. Learn more about a deadly kind called renal vascular hypertension or malignant hypertension and what you can do to heal yourself.
Learn how to make clear Japanese soup (also known as miso soup or suimono). It is super easy, super good, and you can change it up with all kinds of additions.
What is biscuit tortoni? It is basically an ice cream made with eggs and usually heavy cream - sometimes combined with ground/chopped almonds or crumbled macaroons or even chopped cherries. However, this recipe is made without the eggs, so no...