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March 28 – Last Minute Easter Gift’s

 

Easter is less than a week away and if you need to send that Last Minute Easter Gift I’ve got you covered.


Cookies that taste as good as they look!!


 
 
 
 

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World Salt Awareness Week

 

This week is “World Salt Awareness Week”


 
World Salt Awareness Week“World Salt Awareness Week” is held from Monday March 11th to Sunday 17th March. This year’s theme is Less Salt Please, showing how you can reduce the salt in your diet without compromising taste and flavour. For more information visit World Action on Salt website.

When it comes to awareness about salt (sodium) consumption, most of us know that consuming too much salt can hurt our health. “Too much sodium raises blood pressure, which is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke,” says CDC Director Dr. Thomas R. Frieden

But for many people, the awareness stops there; they don’t realize where most of the salt they take in is coming from. Is it the salt shaker on the table or by the stove? Is it the salt that naturally occurs in foods? These are indeed the source of some of the salt Americans consume, but the greatest amount—about 65 percent–comes from packaged foods and restaurant items.

According to the CDC, 10 types of foods are responsible for more than 40 percent of people’s sodium intake: luncheon meats such as deli ham or turkey; pizza; poultry; soups; cheeseburgers and other sandwiches; pasta dishes; meat dishes such as meat loaf; and snack foods such as potato chips, pretzels and popcorn; and breads and rolls, which in themselves are not too high in sodium until you consider the amount that we typically eat of these products.[1]

You can lower your sodium intake by eating fresh, unprocessed foods, and reading product labels to select those lower in sodium. Talk to your healthcare provider about your sodium consumption. To learn more, visit cdc.gov/salt [2]
 
 
 
 
 
Source:

[1] March 11- 17 is World Salt Awareness Week 2013 rosecrest.org Copyright © IlluminAge AgeWise, 2013
[2] Salt Awareness Week 2013 heinzsight.com.au
 
 
 

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January 28 – National Have Fun At Work Day

 

Monday January 28th is “National Have Fun At Work Day”


 

Wanted to post this early so everyone can get organized and plan. HAVE FUN!!


 

Here are some suggestions to help your day be more fun and to help you and your co-workers have a great day!

1. If appropriate at your work place, bring up the “National Have Fun At Work Day” idea to your co-workers. Maybe folks could join in to bring snacks. Or maybe they’d even have other ideas to add.

2. Wear something a little offbeat to work. People will think you’re nuts – or just having a great day. Hopefully it will get the comments started. Perhaps everyone could dress a little offbeat.

3. If you have a small office – or a small department, little gifts are always a great way to begin the day.

4. Food always seems to be a hit around the job site.

5. A white elephant gift exchange is always fun.

6. If your group likes to party together, perhaps you’d rather save your fun until after work . Someone may offer their home or apartment and others join in with food, drinks and games.

7. Many of us may have work-at-home jobs. This national day of fun does NOT exclude you. If you work at home, email a couple of your good clients and share some fun.

If your work keeps you very busy – just sharing a smile and a few fun words can cheer up most everyone.

Keep this appropriate. Yes, we all have work gripes. Today with so many companies downsizing, or heaping more work on fewer people, or just doing all they can to stay in the black – a day with a little fun added can help you keep your sanity.
 
 
 

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January 16 – National Fig Newton Day

 

Buy in bulk - .77 ea.

Buy in bulk – .77 ea.

Fig Newtons, a soft crumbly crust filled with a sweet fig paste. The texture different from any other cookie.

Fig rolls were first mass-produced in 1891 by a Philadelphia baker and fig-lover Charles Roser, who in 1892 patented a machine which inserted fig paste into a cake-like dough with a characteristic chewiness. Roser named his product “Newtons”, after the local town of Newton, Massachusetts.

The Fig Newton is a Nabisco trade-marked pastry filled with fig paste. Their unusual shape is a characteristic that has been adopted by many competitors, such as the generic fig bars sold by most supermarkets.”

Everyone knows homemade cookies are better than store bought, with one exception. The Fig Newton! It’s such a unique cookie in texture, flavor and shape and trying to copy it would be a mistake.

There are actually hundreds of different varieties of figs. They vary in color, shape and size. The most popular is the purple fig followed by the white fig. Fresh figs are in season from June to October. They can be found at many farmers markets and gourmet shops. The fresh figs are costly and hard to find, not all markets and shops carry them. Although figs that are dried; can be found in the grocery stores year round.

Figs are a delicate fruit. Once purchased, they should be rinsed under cold water and refrigerated. Fresh and ripened figs can be kept for two to three days before they start to bruise and spoil. If you purchased figs that are not quite ripe they can remain at room temperature until they mature. Each fig varies as to how long it takes to ripen. They should not be too firm to the touch and not too soft either when ripe.

Figs are very nutritious too. They are a fibrous fruit containing mostly insoluble fiber. This is actually good for the intestines to help the lower digestive tract do its job. Part of the fig fiber is also soluble and when this fiber interacts with the stomach’s digestive juices will slow down digestion of food and give you the feeling of being full longer.

These delicate blossoms are a good source of iron, vitamin B6, potassium and of course fiber. They are also known to regulate fat and cholesterol absorption while promoting a good balance of blood sugar.
 
 
 

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Holiday cookie baskets

 

Holiday cookies are part of many Holiday celebrations. We look forward to baking cookies for friends and family and Holiday cookies are the perfect gift for holiday parties, family celebrations, and office parties.

Celebrate this Holiday Season with cookies!
Shop the selection of holiday cookie baskets below.


 

 
 
 
 

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October 29 – National Oatmeal Day

 

It’s National Oatmeal Day!

I don’t remember eating a lot of oatmeal as a kid. I don’t even eat a lot of oatmeal now. I know it’s healthy and I should. It’s filling and low in calories and makes the perfect breakfast or snack food, it’s also delicious baked in cookies.

The mascot for the Quaker Oats Company is The Quaker Man. He is the oldest advertising mascot in America. He was registered as the first trademark for a breakfast cereal in 1877. The character purposely embodies the values of the Quaker faith—honesty, integrity, and purity. Enjoy National Oatmeal Day and celebrate its history and tastiness!
 
 
 
 
 

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The hunt is on…..

 

Just couldn’t let these go by without sharing them with all of you.

These are free ebooks from Amazon. They don’t stay free for very long, get them before they’re gone.

If you don’t have a tablet you can download the kindle app to your computer to be able to read ebooks.

These 2 books should help with Halloween. I’ll be looking for Thanksgiving and Christmas to share as well.

 
 

Halloween Food
(Instructables Halloween) [Kindle Edition]


 
 
 

Easy Halloween Costumes
(Instructables Halloween) [Kindle Edition]


 
 
 
 

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August 24 – National Peach Pie Day

 

Today is National Peach Pie Day!

August is also National Peach Month and today id National Peach Pie Day, two holidays in August, so I thought I’d share a few of details surrounding the fourth popular fruit in the U.S.

Deep-Dish Peach Pie Photo property of myrecipes.com

  • The peach, Prunus persica, is a deciduous tree, native to China, where it was first cultivated.
  • China is the largest peach producer in the world, accounting for 50 percent of world production.
  • Ranking fifth, China is not the world’s largest exporter of peaches.
  • California produces more than 50% of the peaches in the United States (and grows 175 different varieties).
  • So many peaches are grown in Georgia that it became known as the Peach State.
  • Peaches are considered the “Queen” of the fruits and are second only to apples in popularity.

 
 
High quality peaches are firm and free from defects such as bruising and insect or disease damage. The best ripe peaches have a deep yellow or creamy white color. Green color indicates immaturity. Peaches harvested when too green may shrivel or fail to develop a desirable flavor upon ripening. The red blush makes the fruit attractive but may not be helpful in determining fruit maturity.
Peaches that cannot be consumed or processed immediately should be stored in an area with temperatures of 32 degrees F and high-humidity (a home refrigerator may work well). It is best to use or process the fruit as quickly as possible since it is highly perishable under high temperatures and not well suited to prolonged cold storage (no more than 14 days).
Fresh peaches provide a respectable amount of the antioxidant vitamins A and C in addition to potassium and fiber.

As a side note:

  • Nectarines can be used in the same way as peaches, and may be considered as substitutes for peaches. The only difference between peaches and nectarines is the lack of fuzz on the nectarine skin. Nectarines tend to be smaller and more aromatic than peaches and have more red color on the fruit surface. Nectarines provide twice the vitamin A, slightly more vitamin C, and much more potassium than peaches.

Peach Pie Recipe:
Homemade peach pie is a summertime favorite. This is the perfect Peach Pie Recipe for any summer picnic, BBQ or party.

Since today is also National Waffle Day how about a nice Caramel Peach Sauce to spoon over your homemade waffles, I grabbed this from Miss Martha herself.

This unit is the best thing to bake in. Your home doesn’t get hot, it uses less energy then your oven, it’s fast and it has a great money back guarantee if your not satisfied.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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July 9 – National Sugar Cookie Day

 

Today is National Sugar Cookie Day

 
 

Each year on July 9th is a holiday called National Sugar Cookie Day. This is one holiday we all enjoy celebrating, as all a proper celebration requires is the devouring of a sweet sugar cookie of any variety.
 
Of course, eating sugar cookies is not the only way to celebrate this special occasion. One of the reasons sugar cookies are popular is that they are “blank canvasses,” and may be decorated in any way you desire. National Sugar Cookie Day provides an opportunity to spend time with family or friends baking cookies and then embellishing them with frosting, sprinkles, candy or whatever else you like. 1
 
You may choose to celebrate National Sugar Cookie Day by simply sending a basket of cookies to a friend, or biting into a cookie at home, or you may wish to throw a sugar cookie party/exchange with friends or family members.
 
 
 
 
Sources:
[1] http://www.mahalo.com
 

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January 27 – National Have Fun At Work Day

 

It’s Friday January 27th and today is “National Have Fun At Work Day”


 

Here are some suggestions to help your day be more fun and to help you and your co-workers have a great day!

1. If appropriate at your work place, bring up the “National Have Fun At Work Day” idea to your co-workers. Maybe folks could join in to bring snacks. Or maybe they’d even have other ideas to add.

2. Wear something a little offbeat to work. People will think you’re nuts – or just having a great day. Hopefully it will get the comments started. Perhaps everyone could dress a little offbeat.

3. If you have a small office – or a small department, little gifts are always a great way to begin the day.

4. Food always seems to be a hit around the job site.

5. A white elephant gift exchange is always fun.

6. If your group likes to party together, perhaps you’d rather save your fun until after work . Someone may offer their home or apartment and others join in with food, drinks and games.

7. Many of us may have work-at-home jobs. This national day of fun does NOT exclude you. If you work at home, email a couple of your good clients and share some fun.

If your work keeps you very busy – just sharing a smile and a few fun words can cheer up most everyone.

Keep this appropriate. Yes, we all have work gripes. Today with so many companies downsizing, or heaping more work on fewer people, or just doing all they can to stay in the black – a day with a little fun added can help you keep your sanity.
 
 
 

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