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CV! Part 190 – “The Days Between” part two (Fri-Sat-Sun-Mon)

CV! Part 190 – “The Days Between” part two (Fri-Sat-Sun-Mon)
EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING ACROSS THE WESTERN UNITED STATES!
WEARAFUCKING(DOUBLE)MASK! STAYTHEFUCKHOME!
DO NOT TRAVEL! DON’T STOP SOCIAL DISTANCING! 

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The Grateful Dead early 70s

August 1st is Jerry Garcia’s birthday.
August 9th is the anniversary of his death in 1995.
The nine days from August 1st to 9th, are known as “The Days Between”
named for the Grateful Dead’s song on “So Many Roads” released in 1999.
CELEBRATE THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF JERRY GARCIA!

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First LIVE performance of “So Many Roads”:
February 22, 1992, at the Oakland Coliseum Arena.

Thought I heard a blackbird singing
Up on Bluebird Hill
Call me a whinin’ boy if you will
Born where the sun don’t shine
And I don’t deny my name
Got no place to go, ain’t that a shame?
“So Many Roads” by the Grateful Dead
written by Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter

Grateful Dead – “So Many Roads”
From the last Grateful Dead concert: – July 9, 1995, at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois

 

Friday, August 6, 2021 – “Puff puff, give.”
“’cause it’s Friday; you ain’t got no job… and you ain’t got shit to do.”
Happy birthday Lucille Ball!
(“I Love Lucy”)
Happy birthday Andy Warhol!
– “Art is what you can get away with.”

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Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s 32 Soup Cans at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City (copyright 2010 JoshWillTravel)

Read our previous Blog Post “Warhol Wednesday”

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The Grateful Dead at Watkins Glen Raceway, New York July 28, 1973

8:30am: And TGIFriday! It’s Friday!
We were up all morning long, and we laid down after sunrise.
And then the dogs were awake and barking.
The dogs went outside. The dogs got fed. 
We drank a cup of espresso. Drink Coffee. Drink Water.
We just published Part One of “The Days Between” Blog Posts.
We worked on future Blog Posts this morning too.
But TRAVEL MUST WAIT AGAIN, so we are in LIMBO right now.
There are ROOFERS on our street, and they start too early.
They are replacing the wood shake roof across the street this week.
(Can’t even imagine how HOT it must be up there in August!)

Today’s SECRET WORD is HELP:
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-make it easier by offering one’s services/resources
-serve someone with (food or drink)
-improve (a situation or problem); be of benefit to
-aid, assist, improve, remedy, support
-the act of helping someone to do something; assistance
-a person or thing that helps, a domestic employee
-giving assistance to
-an appeal for urgent assistance
– a song title and the fifth studio album by the Beatles

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The Beatles’ “HELP!” was released on August 6th, 1965.
(WOW! We did not know that, and that’s a really weird coincidence!)

10:55am: We made another iced espresso.
Watching TV: “Flight of the Conchords” in concert on HBO.
+Surfing the interweb, and working on this Blog Post for a couple hours.
12:00Noon: We did a little dog grooming, and brushed out all the dogs.
We do a little bit everyday of course, but they all got brushed this morning.
We took them outside and now they are happy in the kitchen.
And we might be hungry.

JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.


It’s HIROSHIMA DAY! (aka “A-BOMB DAY”)
The anniversary of the first World War II Atomic Bomb attack on Japan.
Hiroshima Heiwa Kinen Kōen is a public park in the center of Hiroshima, Japan. It is a memorial dedicated to the first city to suffer a nuclear attack, the memory of the victims (as many as 140000), and to WORLD PEACE. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is visited by more than one million people every year. The annual August 6th Peace Memorial Ceremony is sponsored by the city of Hiroshima.

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The A-Bomb Dome is the former Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall.
The building is the nearest building to the bombing that remained partially standing.
It’s now another memorial to the August 6th, 1945, 8:15am nuclear explosion.

“the Peace Memorial Ceremony has never once been cancelled since the Cenotaph for the A-Bomb Victims was built in Peace Memorial Park in 1952, the Peace Memorial Ceremony will be held this year in a similar manner as last year with strict COVID-19 infection prevention measures.”


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JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.

10:22pm: Recapping Friday afternoon. We made some lunch.
TV, interweb, YouTube, podcasts. We were mildly entertained.
We fell asleep with the dog and slept.
We woke up and then we went back to bed and slept some more.

On The Menu: Fried chicken breast, quesadilla with salsa verde,
and a dill pickle. With an iced espresso to drink.
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We woke up again. The dogs got fed and went outside.
We made and ate some dinner at 10:00pm. GOOD SHABBOS!

On The Menu: Double helping of Mama’s homemade lasagna. And a coke.
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NOTE: We were invited to Friday night dinner again.
We don’t feel it is safe to eat and party
with people not inside your bubble again….
WE DON’T KNOW: WHO IS FULLY VACCINATED?
WE DON’T KNOW: WHO IS INFECTED AND CONTAGIOUS?
Is it really safe to party indoors with people who are vaccinated? 
Do you know where they’ve been and who’ve they’ve contacted?
Are they being honest about their status and contacts?
So, we didn’t go the party and we ate our dinner alone.
And then we had a little dessert.

On The Menu: Chocolate Cake from Benes Bakery with Haagen-Daas
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Thought I heard that KC whistle
Moaning sweet and low
Thought I heard that KC when she blow
Down where the sun don’t shine
Underneath the Kokomo
Whinin’ boy got no place to go

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Jerry Garcia and John Kahn – Old & In The Way 1975

TRAVEL ALERT! DO NOT TRAVEL!
Spirit Airlines cancelled over 2000 flights this week!!!!! 
with more cancellations coming this weekend.
Passengers have been left stranded at airports across the country for days.
TOTAL FAIL. And there won’t be any penalties of course. 
Can you even imagine being stuck in line with hundreds of strangers
for hours with the Delta Variant spreading?


Las Vegas Livestream on Friday night!
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STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME!
ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT.
WEARAFUCKING(DOUBLE)MASK! WEARAFUCKING(DOUBLE)MASK!


Saturday, August 7, 2021
Happy B
irthday Ralph Bunche! Born in 1904 in Detroit, Michigan.
He was the first African-American to receive the Nobel Prize in 1950.
BLACKLIVESMATTER!

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3:50am: Still awake. Working on Blog Posts, watching TV, surfing the interweb,
and watching YouTube vids and Livestreams. Sleepy time soon.

JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZ

7:15am: We are awake again. The dogs got fed and went outside.
We drank a cup of espresso. Drink Coffee. Drink Water.

8:00am: We took the dog outside again. Now it’s nappy time for the dogs.

Today is the midpoint of Summer in the Northern Hemisphere
and Winter in the Southern Hemisphere.

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9:10am: The gardeners are here.
They’re going to work in the backyard today.
We did a little dog grooming. And we thought about some food.
But we don’t know what we want to eat right now.
And we’ve had our coffee already, and we don’t want to drink more right now.

10:00am: Okay, we made an iced espresso. Still no food.
We’re chilling’ in the Home Office with the dog again.

Thought I heard that KC whistle
Moaning sweet and low
Thought I heard that KC when she blow
Down where the sun don’t shine
Underneath the Kokomo
Whinin’ boy got no place to go

JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZ

12:25pm: We woke up and took the dogs outside.
We ate some food. Then we fell asleep again.
On The Menu: Leftover lasagna for lunch
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JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZ

7:30pm: We woke up again. Crashed hard. 
And the gardeners were just finishing up in the backyard for the day.
It’s Saturday night. We got the dogs. The dogs got fed.
The dogs went outside. Now we’re chillin’ in the Home Office again.
BORING. So BORING.
We put on some music and the dogs are napping now.

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8:40pm: ONE MORE SATURDAY NIGHT.

So many roads, I tell you
So many roads I know
So many roads, so many roads
Mountain high, river wide
So many roads to ride
So many roads, so many roads

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Recapping Saturday night. We worked on our future Blog Posts.
We watched TV, surfed the interweb, watched YouTube vids and livestreams, 
and we were entertained, occupied, and distracted into the early AM hours.

Criminal Complaint filed against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Sexual harassment and retaliation? The Democrats are giving him up.
Albany, NY Police press conference today. Not good for him.
The NY Attorney General’s press conference was also not good for him.
THIS IS JUST MORE GOOD MEDIA DISTRACTION
FROM TRUMP AND THE GOP TRAITOR’S TREASON!

The Senate is meeting today to vote on the “Bi-Partisan” Infrastructure Bill.
And 700000 Bikers are still gathering in Sturgis, South Dakota, this week!
They didn’t learn their lesson from last year, of course.
YES, PEOPLE ARE REALLY GREEDY AND STUPID.
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United Airlines will require ALL EMPLOYEES get vaccinated.

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THE NEW LAMBDA VARIANT IS SPREADING IN THE UNITED STATES!
“highly infectious, may also be able to evade vaccine antibodies”

The SARS-CoV-2 Lambda variant, also known as lineage C.37, is a variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. It was first detected in Peru in December 2020. On 14 June 2021, the World Health Organization named it Lambda variant and designated it as a variant of interest – wikipedia

Investigators in Chile conclude that the lambda COVID-19 variant is not only more infectious than standard SARS-CoV-2, but could also possibly shrug off vaccines. The first case in the United States has been spotted at Houston Methodist Hospital. – July 30, 2021

120000 New COVID-19 Cases in the United States yesterday.
The highest daily number in six months! Delta Variant is spreading fast.
619900+ Reported US DEATHS from COVID-19 as of this morning!
Hospitalizations are rising. Children are being infected.
And so, LET’S SEND THE KIDS BACK-To-SCHOOL. WTF?
Deaths are increasing again. The unvaccinated are dying.
And so, LET’S REMOVE MASK MANDATES and RESTRICTIONS. WTF?
And only 50% of the US population is Fully Vaccinated.
And so, WTF? Are they just waiting for the vaccine-resistant variant?
WE WANT TO GO OUT! WE WANT TO TRAVEL! WE DON’T WANT TO WORRY!
WHO THE FUCK IS IN CHARGE OF THE PANDEMIC RESPONSE?
WHY ISN’T THERE A NATIONAL EMERGENCY MANDATE?
WHY AREN’T THERE DOMESTIC TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS?
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THERE NEEDS TO BE A 40 DAY TOTAL SHUTDOWN.
QUARANTINE EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE, except for actual essential workers.
NATIONAL GUARD/LAW ENFORCEMENT if necessary to enforce the shutdown.
REQUIRE EVERYONE GET VACCINATED IF THEY WANT TO GO OUT IN PUBLIC.
EVERYONE. And Rapid Testing for EVERYONE EVERY WEEK until it is eradicated.
ARREST AND PROSECUTE ANYONE SPREADING MISINFORMATION AND LIES!

The Delta Variant is VERY CONTAGIOUS and it might kill you.
4,304,980 Reported Deaths from COVID-19 Worldwide!
(the actual number is much higher)
COVID-19 is currently affecting 220 countries and territories.

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If it was just the “vaccine-deniers” that were dying, that would be okay.
THEY ARE THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE AND THE STATE NOW!
Hospitals should refuse to accept patients who have not been fully vaccinated.
The unvaccinated should be restricted from ALL PUBLIC SPACES.
Masks that cover the nose and mouth should be required EVERYWHERE.

STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME!
ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT.
WEARAFUCKING(DOUBLE)MASK! WEARAFUCKING(DOUBLE)MASK!
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One More Saturday Night!
JER
 

Sunday, August 8, 2021 – the 220th day of the year!

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“Dear Jerry” Envelope Art (copyright 2015 JoshWillTravel)

2:30am: We finally made some dinner at 1:00am.

On The Menu: 2 beef soft tacos with avocado and salsa verde
And an iced espresso to drink.
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Thought I heard a jug band playin’
If you don’t who else will?
From over on the far side of the hill
All I know the sun don’t shine
And the rain refused to fall
And you don’t seem to hear me when I call

7:15am: SUNDAY! SUNDAY! Sunday morning. And we’re awake early.
We drank a cup of espresso. Drink Coffee. Drink Water.

8:05am: We fed the dogs. We took the dogs outside.

9:10am: We made an iced espresso and played with the dog.
Now he’s napping under the desk.
The other dogs are sleeping in the bedroom.

11:45am: We just made and ate Sunday Brunch.
On The Menu: Toasted bagel with lox and cream cheese; dill pickle,
pita chips, and cherries
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JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

9:10pm: We fell asleep and really slept.
The dogs went outside. The dogs got fed.
We woke up and thought it was morning, but it was actually sunset.
Wait, it’s Sunday night. We took a shower. We made an iced coffee.

10:15pm: We drank our iced coffee. We played with and groomed the dog.
We haven’t eaten since Brunch, so we’re thinking about food again now.

BOB and JER

Wind inside and the wind outside
Tangled in the window blind
Tell me why you treat me so unkind
Down where the sun don’t shine
Lonely and I call your name
No place left to go, ain’t that a shame?

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We miss Jerry! We think about the music he could have made. RIP

STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME!
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WEARAFUCKING(DOUBLE)MASK! WEARAFUCKING(DOUBLE)MASK!


Monday, August 9, 2021
Remembering Jerry Garcia today (and everyday).
May his memory be blessed!

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Jerry Garcia

So many roads, I tell you
New York to San Francisco
So many roads I know
All I want is one to take me home
From the high road to the low
So many roads I know
So many roads, so many roads

1:20am: And we still haven’t eaten yet. 
Time to watch “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” on HBO.
FUCK TUCKER CARLSON! FUCK FOXNEWS! 
The Olympics are over? Yeah, we gave up on NBC last week.
FUCK RUSSIA! Fuck Vladimir Putin! FUCK MOSCOWMITCH!
FUCK THE RUSSIAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE!
AND FUCK THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE TOO!
LOVE John Oliver! Brilliant! Mindblowing! The Voice of TRUTH!

3:00am: The dogs went outside.
Still no food. But we made and drank a mocha milkshake.
Drink Coffee. Drink Water. Eat Chocolate. Eat Ice Cream.

POP Funko Jerry Garcia:
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“Don’t cry now, don’t you cry, don’t you cry anymore.
Sleep in the stars, don’t you cry, dry your eyes on the wind.”

9:15am: We woke up very early, but didn’t really sleep at all.
We took the dog outside. The dogs went outside.
The dogs got fed. We made and drank an iced espresso.
We ate a piece of leftover lasagna for breakfast.
We watched “Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse” on Amazon Prime.

And it’s Monday morning. 
The roofers are working across the street again today.
They arrived at 6:45am and started at 7:00am….

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Mondays only happen once a week!

10:45am: We made another iced espresso.
The housekeeper is here today to clean.
We took the dogs outside. It’s a beautiful day in the SFV.
Now we are all chillin’ in the Home Office. It’s going to be HOT.
Watching “VAL”, the Val Kilmer documentary on Amazon Prime.

JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZZ

We took a nap.

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The Grateful Dead Movie 1977 directed by Jerry Garcia

JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

9:21pm: Recapping Monday.
The gardener came and worked in the backyard all afternoon.
Making a change to the landscaping and the “rock garden”.
So we had the dogs in the Home Office all afternoon too.
The dogs went outside. The dogs got fed.
And we fell asleep again. 

Recapping Monday night on Tuesday morning again.
We woke up and made dinner. NO SALAD TONIGHT.
On The Menu: Toasted bagel with lox and cream cheese, dill pickle,
potato chips and cherries with an iced espresso to drink.
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John Belushi and Jerry Garcia
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From the land of the midnight sun
Where the ice blue roses grow
Along those roads of gold and silver snow
Howlin’ wide or moaning low
So many roads I know
So many roads to [unverified] my soul

Get your Jerry Merch!
Get your Garcia Hand Picked Brand Cannabis!
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Aloha Jerry!
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DONALD TRUMP AND THE GOP TRAITORS REMAIN
A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO THE WORLD in Summer of 2021!

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THE GOP TRAITORS ARE LYING TO YOU!
DON’T BELIEVE THEIR LIES!
YOU KNOW WHAT REALLY HAPPENED!
YOU SAW IT WITH YOUR OWN EYES!

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SEVEN MONTHS AGO, TRUMP AND THE GOP TRAITORS
TRIED TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES! 

Breaking News from the State Department: (Why isn’t Mike Pompeo in prison?)
A $5,800 bottle of Japanese whiskey gifted to former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo by the government of Japan in 2019 is missing. Pompeo said he never received the bottle of whiskey and had no idea it was missing, or what happened to the gift. Pompeo’s lawyer, William Burck, told the Wall Street Journal that the former secretary of state had “no recollection of receiving the bottle of whiskey and does not have any knowledge of what happened to it.”
Earlier this year, the State Department’s independent watchdog group, Project on Government Oversight, found that GOP Traitor and Trump stooge Pompeo and his wife Susan “violated federal ethics rules by making over 100 personal, non-work related requests to department employees” (including ordering gifts, booking salon appointments, and taking care of their family dog).

FIRE AND ARREST TRUMP STOOGE
AND GOP TRAITOR LOUIS DEJOY NOW!

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and she’ll xxxx xxxx xxxx for a thousand dollars.

Masks are required indoors again in the County of Los Angeles!
WARNING! COVID-19 (the Delta Variant) is spreading 
and case numbers are rising in all 50 states.

MONDAY’S NUMBERS:
COVID-19 is still the leading cause of death in the United States.
617000+ Reported Deaths in the United States from COVID-19
as of today.
64780+ Reported Deaths in California from COVID-19 as of today
53350+ Reported Deaths in New York from COVID-19 as of today
(these are the reported numbers, the true numbers are much higher)

NOTE: THERE IS ANOTHER REPORT THAT COVID-19 NUMBERS
IN THE US MAY HAVE BEEN UNDER-REPORTED BY AS MUCH AS 60%!
The University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
reports the number of COVID-19 DEATHS in the US at more than 900000
(that’s 57% higher than the official data according to their analysis)

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**GIVE BLOOD!***
THE RED CROSS NEEDS BLOOD AND PLASMA DONORS!

redcrossblood.org 1-800-RED-CROSS Blood Donor App

“This is The End , my only friend The End”
And so we now end “The Days Between” 2021

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Be Grateful. Be Kind.
“We’re fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.”
~Japanese Proverb



More Recipes for Summer 2021

More Recipes for Summer 2021

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NOTE: We may be repeating some of these recipes,
we know most are new, and we aren’t too sorry about duplicates,
because we know they are good ones to use.
Please check out our previous recipe Blog Posts, there are a few.
Use the pages in the sidebar, or search “recipes” in the SEARCH BOX.


SALAD?
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1/2 head of Romaine lettuce (trimmed)
slice of tomato
slice of onion (sweet, white, or red)
garbanzo bean
salad dressing of choice


Vegetable Creation:
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Rainbow Fruit Plate
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Raspberries,
Strawberries (or watermelon),
Mango (or orange),
Pineapple (or banana),
Kiwi or (honeydew melon
or green grapes),
Blueberries,
Red Grapes,
Blackberries

 



Gazpacho (cold soup)
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Falafel
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Toad-In-A-Hole (Stuffed Puffed Pastry)
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Q.G. CHoNG’S MONGOLIAN BEEF
Copycat recipe for P.F. Chang’s Mongolian Beef

Sliced flank steak and green onions in a sweet and savory sauce 
served with steamed rice and steamed broccoli. 

Prep Time: 15 minutes – Cook Time: 15 minutes
Makes 3 – 4 servings

Ingredients:
1 pound of flank steak
1/4 cup cornstarch
vegetable oil, for serving and sauteeing
1/2 teaspoon minced ginger
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup dark brown sugar, not packed
vegetable oil, for frying

2 large green onions, sliced on the diagonal into one-inch lengths
cooked rice, for serving
steamed broccoli, for serving

Instructions:

  1. Slice the flank steak against the grain into 1/4″ thick 1-inch long slices. Add the cornstarch to a wide, shallow bowl and coat the steak with the cornstarch. Set aside and allow the cornstarch to soak into them meat while you make the sauce.

  2. Heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium-low heat in a wok or large cast-iron or stainless steel frying pan. Add the ginger and garlic, saute until fragrant about 2 minute, stirring often.

  3. Add the soy sauce and water then whisk in the brown sugar. Turn heat up to medium-high, bring to a boil and cook 2-3 minutes (not longer – the mixture will thicken up when you add it to the steak) whisking often. Remove to a bowl and set aside.

  4. Add 1/2 to 3/4-inch oil to the same pan and heat over medium heat until the oil shimmers. You can test it by adding a piece of steak – it should sizzle and start cooking immediately.

  5. Add the beef to the oil and cook for about two minutes turning the pieces over so they brown on both sides. Remove with a slotted spoon or spider to a paper towel lined plate.

  6. Let oil cool down – then drain off.

  7. Heat the same pan over medium heat and add the meat back in along with the sauce and green onions. Cook for 2 – 3 minutes, stirring to coat the meat all over with the sauce.

  8. Remove the meat and leave the excess sauce behind. Serve over rice with broccoli, if desired.

cut the sugar to 1/3 c. and increase the ginger to a tsp. I also don’t fry the meat in that much oil. I just use a couple TBSP, like a stir fry. Instead of adding the scallions with it, I cut a medium onion into eight wedges and fry that after the beef, then toss it all together in the sauce. The scallions go on top raw, as garnish.


Cheewits (from the original Renaissance Faire)
cheezewits recipe


Hotel Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Ingredients:
2 Slices of Bread (butter optional)
2 Slices of Cheese
Optional: add other ingredients like sandwich meat, onions, etc.
Directions:
Tinfoil – make a cheese sandwich, wrap it in tinfoil
Heat the Hotel iron provided in your room to high heat.
Use the hot hotel iron to “grill” the sandwich.
Do not use uncooked meats! If using butter, use it lightly.
Do not use the ironing board or any flammable surface for “grilling”
CAUTION: Make sure you have ventilation, or are using the bathroom fan,
and avoid burning the sandwich. Do not trigger the SMOKE/FIRE ALARM! 
Be sure to unplug and let the iron cool completely before storing it away.
NOTE: The hot iron will toast the bread and melt the cheese,
but will not be hot enough to cook uncooked meats.
Use extreme caution when using an iron in a Hotel/Motel room!


Tomato Sauce
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Stacie’s Tart Rhubarb Apple Sauce  

Ingredients:
2-4 apples (depending on the size of the apples)
Use your favorite type of apple (with sweeter apples, don’t add sugar)  
2-4 ripe pears
4 cups rhubarb
3-4 bananas
Container of strawberries (cleaned, cored, and sliced)
Tablespoon of vanilla extract
Teaspoon of cinnamon (powder)
1/4-1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg and cloves
3-4 cups of water

Directions:
Peel and cut apples and pears. 
Want a smooth sauce? Peel the apples and pears.
Cook about 20 minutes with spices
before adding in the rest of ingredients
Simmer until ready to blend
Blend (or mash by hand for a chunkier texture)
Serve warm, or chilled.


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Beef Pies
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Chicken Pyes with Mushroom Gravy
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Hot Potato Pyes
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Homemade Pita Bread

Ingredients:
4 Tbsp active dry yeast
4 cups (1liter) warm water
2 Tbsp sugar
5 pounds (2.25 kg) flour
2 Tbsp sea salt
2/3 cup (150 ml) neutral tasting oil, such as safflower oil 

Directions:
In a large bowl, combine the yeast with the 2 tablespoons of sugar and the warm water. Cover the bowl and allow the mixture to start activating. Yeast activation should take about 10 minutes; it will be bubbling and foamy.

Set 1 cup (125 g) of flour aside. Sift the remaining flour, and salt into the bowl. With a spatula, combine the ingredients. Once the ingredients come together as dough, it is time to knead. At this point, you can remove the dough from the bowl and knead on the kitchen counter if it’s easier for you, or directly in the bowl.

To knead the dough: Grab the side of the dough furthest away from you and fold it toward yourself. Fold the dough in half and use your body weight to push the dough into itself. If you find that the dough is sticking too much to the surface and preventing you from kneading properly, dust some flour on the dough. Give the dough a quarter turn (90 degrees). Grab the other side and fold it in half. Again, with a lot of weight behind it, push the newly folded half into itself. Repeat this process for 10-15 minutes or until the dough is smooth, silky, elastic, and does not stick to the surface.

After the dough is thoroughly prepared, grease the large bowl with a fine layer of oil, turning the dough in the oil several times so that the dough is greased lightly on all sides. 

Cover the bowl with a large plastic garbage bag or kitchen towel and allow it to rise for 40 minutes. 

Knead the dough again for a few more minutes and then divide the dough into 30 balls. Use the remaining flour, for the surface area and hands to prevent sticking. Roll each piece into a 6-inch (15 centimeters) pancake. Cover with kitchen towel and let them rise again in a warm place for 20 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 500°F with a cookie sheet on the oven’s bottom rack.
The hot cookie sheet will facilitate the pita baking process. 

Place approximately six pitas on the hot cookie sheet, separating each pita by 2 inches (5 centimeters). Bake on the bottom rack for 3-4 minutes, flip over and then bake for another 2 minutes. You want the pitas puffed and lightly colored, not browned. Continue this process in batches until all pitas are baked.

If the pita puffs up once out of the oven, gently pierce it with a fork. Wrap the pitas in a towel till they are cool, then store in plastic bags until ready for use. You can store in the freezer for up to 2 months to retain freshness.


Carrot Poppy Seed Bread
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Cinnamon Buns! (aka Cinnamon Smyles)
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PIE? – My, oh my, how ’bout these pies?
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Libby’s Famous Pumpkin Pie
(with Crunchy Pecan Topping)
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Fudge and Panocha
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Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes – Cook Time: 15 minutes
Makes ~24 cookies

Ingredients:

1-1/2 cups (6.6 ounces) all-purpose flour
1-1/4 cups (5.6 ounces) bread flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 large eggs plus 1 egg yolk, at room temperature
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350ºF.
Line baking sheets with nonstick baking mats or parchment paper.

In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

Use an electric mixer.
Beat the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until creamy, about 2 minutes.
Add eggs (one at a time) beating well after each addition.
Add the vanilla
Gradually beat in the flour mixture.
Stir in the chocolate chips.
Wrap dough in plastic wrap, refrigerate for at least 24 hours but no more than 72 hours.

Let dough sit at room temperature just until it is soft enough to scoop.
Divide the dough into 3-tablespoon sized balls and drop onto prepared baking sheets.

Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.


Coconut Almond Spice Cake
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Cocoa Brownies 

Ingredients:

4 large eggs
7 ounces granulated sugar
6 ounces light brown sugar
5 3/4 ounces natural cocoa powder (not Dutch process)
2 1/2 ounces all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
8 ounces unsalted butter, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
Grease an 8-inch square baking pan with non-stick spray.
Trim a piece of parchment paper so that it fits just inside the baking dish
with overhang on two sides and place it inside the pan.
Beat eggs with stand mixer fitted w/paddle attachment at medium speed until fluffy and light yellow, 2 to 3 minutes.
In a separate bowl, combine the granulated sugar, brown sugar, cocoa powder, flour and salt.
Drop the mixer speed to low and slowly introduce the sugar mixture.
Follow with the butter and vanilla. Continue mixing until you’ve got a nice, smooth goo.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
Bake the brownies for 15 minutes, then remove them from the oven for 15 minutes.
Put them back in the oven until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the middle of the brownie, reads 195 degrees F (about 30 minutes).
Cool in the pan for 3 minutes, then lift the brownie out using the parchment paper as a sling.
Cut the brownies into 9 pieces using a pizza wheel and move to a rack to cool completely.


Haschich Fudge
from The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book published in 1954

Take 1 teaspoon black peppercorns, 1 whole nutmeg, 4 average sticks of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon coriander. These should all be pulverised in a mortar. About a handful each of stoned dates, dried figs, shelled almonds and peanuts: chop these and mix them together. A bunch of cannabis sativa can be pulverised. This along with the spices should be dusted over the mixed fruit and nuts, kneaded together. About a cup of sugar dissolved in a big pat of butter. Rolled into a cake and cut into pieces or made into balls about the size of a walnut, it should be eaten with care. Two pieces are quite sufficient.

Obtaining the cannabis may present certain difficulties, but the variety known as cannabis sativa grows as a common weed, often unrecognized, everywhere in Europe, Asia and parts of Africa; besides being cultivated as a crop for the manufacture of rope. In the Americas, while often discouraged, its cousin, called cannabis indica, has been observed even in city window boxes. It should be picked and dried as soon as it has gone to seed and while the plant is still green.


Chocolate Cake with vanilla ice cream,
chocolate syrup, and whipped cream:
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A slice of chocolate cake
A scoop of vanilla ice cream
Drizzle the chocolate syrup on the ice cream
Top with whipped cream (to taste)
Optional: (get creative!)
add sliced banana, chopped nuts, and a cherry 
or top with sliced strawberries, raspberries. or other fruit  
and/or substitute another flavor drizzle of your choice


John Pemberton’s 1886 Coca-Cola Recipe 

Recipe from a diary owned by Coca-Cola inventor, John Pemberton. 
Revealed just before his death in 1888. – Don’t try this at home.

Ingredients: (US measures)

  • 1 oz (28 g) caffeine citrate
  • 3 oz (85 g) citric acid
  • 1 US fl oz (30 ml) vanilla extract
  • 1 US qt (946 ml) lime juice
  • 2.5 oz (71 g) “flavoring,” i.e., “Merchandise 7X”
  • 30 lb (14 kg) sugar
  • 4 US fl oz (118.3 ml) fluid extract of coca leaves (decocainized flavor essence of the coca leaf).
  • 2.5 US gal (9.5 l; 2.1 imp gal) water
  • Caramel sufficient to give color
  • “Mix caffeine acid and lime juice in 1 quart boiling water add vanilla and flavoring when cool.”
  • Flavoring (Merchandise 7X):
  • 1 qrt alcohol
  • 80 oil orange
  • 40 oil cinnamon
  • 120 oil lemon
  • 20 oil coriander
  • 40 oil nutmeg
  • 40 oil neroli
  • “Let stand 24 hours.”

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“The Art of Chinese Cooking”

 

 

 

 

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Professional Cooking Tips!

Professional Cooking Tips! (ripped from the Interweb)

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“To be a good cook you have to have a love of the good,
a love of hard work, and a love of creating.”
– Julia Child

And so, here are some great professional cooking tips and tricks
that we have collected from the interweb. We love to cook!
NOTE: We learned at an early age. We had a cooking class in junior high.
We chose apartment-style living at UCSC (with a kitchen so we
could cook for ourself) instead of dormitory living and “dining-hall” food.
We are not a professional chef, but some of our cooking is pro quality.

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ALWAYS WASH YOUR HANDS! (and wash them frequently while cooking)
CLEAN AND SANITIZE YOURSELF, YOUR KITCHEN, AND YOUR FOOD!
Learn about kitchen safety/sanitation and safe food storage and preparation.

Drink Coffee. Drink Water. (stay awake and alert, and always stay well hydrated)

Prevent the cutting board from slipping – place a wet paper towel underneath it.

ALWAYS USE A SHARP KNIFE!
Sharpen your knives before, clean your knives after.
Use a vegetable peeler for ultra-thin cuts and shaving.
Learn how to hold the knife properly!
Learn the proper knife technique for the type of food you are cutting!
(and there are great YouTube vids on “how to” cut up everything)

Heat your pans before cooking (so they are already HOT).
Preheat your oven for 20 minutes at temperature before cooking and baking.
Constant heat and proper temperature are necessary for professional cooking.

Baker’s Tip: Put a bowl of water inside the oven when baking.
The steam will help make a nice crispy bread crust.

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Use eggs and butter at room temperature when making dough.
Take the eggs and butter out of the fridge the night before.

Caramelized sugar for baking.
Slightly frying the sugar will add a note of caramel to baked goods.
Heat sugar for one hour for a hint of caramel flavor,
or heat for up to five hours to create a deep and unique aroma and taste.

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Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals.
Add healthy fats, cut sodium, bump up your fiber,
and aim for a variety of colors on your plate.
(but never sacrifice good food for a bad “diet”)

Cook your aromatics first. 
Cook onions with salt. Add salt to reduce the smell. It will also cook them faster.
Add onions while the food is cooking.
Onions need time to develop their sweet flavor profile,
so they are one of the first ingredients to add to the pan.
NOTE: Garlic burns easily and the taste will turn bitter, so don’t add it early.

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Know when to add the herbs. 
Add dried herbs while cooking to enable the flavor to infuse the dish.
Fresh herbs should be added after the food is done cooking.
Fresh herbs will turn bitter if overcooked.

Use both salt and acid when seasoning.
Add the salt to your dish while you cook,
not before (and taste frequently) to avoid over-salting.
Use sugar as a seasoning.
It counteracts sour taste and will add a pleasant and rich flavor.

“The more you know, the more you can create.
There’s no end to imagination in the kitchen.” – Julia Child

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Add a dash of high-quality extra virgin olive oil to enhance your dish.
But don’t use olive oil in everything. Use pure vegetable oil for cooking.
Olive oil burns easily! It is not good for high-temp cooking and frying.

Brine your Meat! Brining makes for juicy meat.
Create a juicy texture and infuse rich flavor, and minimize
the chance of the meat drying out or being overcooked.

Marinate meat or fish in a plastic bag.
This ensures the meat or fish is coated evenly.
(also makes for an easy cleanup)



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“Life, like a cookie jar, would soon be empty
if you continued to accept the good things it offers
and put in no good things in return.”
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Cook steaks that are at room temperature and they will cook more evenly.
And not all cuts of meat take the same time to cook!
For quick cooking, choose tenderloins and steaks.
For longer and slower cooking, use a roast, brisket, or shoulder cut.

Cook steak without oil by placing it on its side when cooking.
Cooking meat on the side renders the fat and will add more flavor.
It will also create a nice crust for the edges.

Make burgers juicy by placing ice cubes in the middle of the patties.
Right before grilling, press a small piece of ice into the center of patty.
This prevents it from drying out while cooking.

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Heat the saute pan to a high temperature before searing meat or fish.
Pre-heat your pan and Don’t crowd the food when searing.
High heat is needed for perfectly seared meat and fish.
Do not to crowd the pan because it will lose the high cooking heat.
Place fish in pan with the skin side down first.
The high temp will quickly sear the skin and prevent it from sticking.

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Use mayonnaise on fish to get a nice tasty crust.
Paint a small amount of mayo onto the fish with a pastry brush
and then season with salt before grilling. This will make a nice golden crust.

Make scrambled eggs creamy by adding mayonnaise.
Just add a teaspoon of mayo, it won’t change the flavor of the eggs.

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Use sour cream to make great pancakes.
Add 2 tablespoons of sour cream to the pancake mix.
It will make the pancakes tasty and fluffy.

Peel hard boiled eggs fast and easy!
Just add a little baking soda before you boil them.
You can also use vinegar.
Both ingredients get inside the eggshell, and will make them peel faster.

Use a large frying pan instead of a big pot when cooking pasta.
The wider area of the pan will heat the water faster.
Pick the right size pan for the amount of pasta being cooked.
Add a little olive oil and salt the pasta to taste after the water is boiling.
The salt will season the pasta.
The oil prevents the pasta from sticking and adds flavor.
Cook pasta in the sauce to finish.
The sauce will coat the noodles and they will absorb the flavor.
If the sauce is too thick, just add a little pasta water to create the thickness desired.

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Dry boil potatoes before mashing.
After boiling, remove potatoes from water and place in a clean heated pan.
Make sure they don’t cook anymore. Once dry, mash them.

Make Roasted Garlic in the microwave.
Place a whole bulb of garlic in a small bowl with a little oil and water.
Wrap the bowl in plastic wrap before microwaving. Cook until the garlic is soft.

To cook a perfect egg, you will only need three things: 
a thick-wall frying pan, a 1/2 tablespoon of butter, and an egg.
Cook for 4-5 minutes over a low heat. Don’t forget to add a pinch of salt.
Remember, eggs will continue to cook after being removed from the pan!

TIP: Use an egg slicer to cut and slice fruits.

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Fruit! Fruit! Fruit!

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For tomorrow we diet.”
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“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.”

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“Learn how to cook! Try new recipes!
Learn from your mistakes! Be fearless! And above all have fun.”

“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure.
In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.”
– Julia Child

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“Your body is not a temple, it’s an amusement park.
Enjoy the ride.”
– Anthony Bourdain

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CV! Part 184 – Hot Days in the Valley! (Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs)

CV! Part 184 – Hot Days in the Valley! (Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs)
EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING ACROSS THE WESTERN UNITED STATES!
“Wait until that deal come ’round
Don’t you let that deal go down, no, no”

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Have a nice day.
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Monday, July 19, 2021 – It’s the 200th day of the year!

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On this day in AD 64, The Great Fire of Rome begins
and it rages on for six days, and destroys half of the city.

On this day in 1943, during World War II,
Rome was bombed by 500 Allied Aircraft.

Today is the 87th Anniversary of The Original Farmer’s Market in Los Angeles.
Located at Fairfax and 3rd in Hollywood/West Hollywood.

1:20am: We finally got hungry enough to make some food at 1:00am.
On The Menu: BBQ steak (rib-eye) & jack cheese w/sautéed onions
on a toasted sesame bagel with a dill pickle
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2:15am: So, we’ve been bouncing back and forth between TV and the interweb.
Podcasts, YouTube, “Dune”, documentaries, news, “Two and a Half Men”, etc.
And we binge-watched the first season of “The Mandalorian” on Thursday.

JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.

8:15am: We woke up around 6:30am. We took the dogs outside.
We fed the dogs. We took the dogs outside. We got the newspapers.
We drank an iced espresso. Drink Coffee. Drink Water.
And now we’re awake and in the Home Office. Fuckin’ Monday morning.
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9:10am: We took the dogs outside again.
We drank another iced espresso.
We ate a toasted sesame bagel with cream cheese.

12:20pm: We took the dogs outside. We scooped the poop. We got the mail.
We put more water in the swimming pool…. but there might be a leak.
That’s a big problem if the pool is leaking! And it’s also really HOT outside.
!HACE MUCHO CALOR!
The housekeeper is here cleaning. The dogs are in the bedroom.
And we have local errands to run that we should have finished an hour ago.
Fuckin’ Monday.

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3:40pm: Well, after spending a HOT time outside, we got a case of the “fuckits”.
And we said “FUCK IT” and then we got undressed and took a nap.
No errands today. The housekeeper finished and left. We slept for a little bit.
We woke up and took the dogs outside. Now chillin’ again in the Home Office.
And we’ll do those errands tomorrow. Maybe.

There’s a brush fire burning in Flores Canyon in Topanga near Malibu….
(and at 6:30pm it’s pretty much contained)

There was a pursuit! First he’s going to rob someone with a machete,
then he’s going run from the police, hit a couple spike strips, still try to get away,
and then smoke a cigarette while the LAPD waits to arrest him.
Surrender when you feel like it. Suspect in custody.
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6:30pm: We took a nap with the dogs. We woke up. We prepped their supper.
We took the dogs outside. We fed the dogs. We took the dogs outside.
It’s still really HOT out. We drank another iced espresso.

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We heated up a meat pie. We ate it, but it sucked. And we’re still hungry.
We thought it was chicken, but it was beef? and mushrooms. BLEH.
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10:30pm: Fleas! And now we have fleas. The little girl just got a flea bath.
She went on vacation and came back with fleas….  we don’t have words.
Can’t deal with biting insects. And can’t deal with the other dogs right now.

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Today is National Daiquiri Day! 


NUCLEAR DAIQUIRI (recipe by Gregor de Gruyther)
1 oz Light overproof rum, Jamaican [Rum-Bar White Overproof]
3/4 oz Green Chartreuse
1/4 oz Falernum [Maggie’s Farm]
1 oz Lime juice

Shake with ice.
Strain into a chilled glass.
Garnish with lime wedge.


The real Duke’s Mai Tai recipe: (added here for Mai Tai Monday)
1/2 ounce orgeat syrup
1/2 ounce orange curacao
1/2 ounce gold rum
3 ounces fresh PPOG (pineapple, passion orange, guava) juice
1 1/4 ounce dark rum
Garnish with a pineapple, lime and parasol


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More daiquiri recipes available. And more cocktail recipes available. 


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The TOKYO 2020 2021 OLYMPICS begin this week.
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More athletes have tested positive for COVID-19 in Japan.
(71 cases among athletes, staff, and support personnel)
The Olympics will go forward despite the CoronaVirus Delta Variant
and rising case numbers in Japan and worldwide.
(1071 New Cases in Tokyo yesterday = case numbers are rising!)

NOTE: The TSA screened 2.2Million passengers yesterday (Sunday).


Tuesday, July 20, 2021 – Happy Birthday Bob!
Happy birthday Carlos Santana! Oye Como Va!”

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On this day in 1969, Humans walked on The Moon. (maybe)
Neil Armstrong: “That’s one step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” 

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We ate that crappy meat pie for dinner.
And then we got hungry after midnight for some good food.
So, we banged out some real dinner at 1:00am.

On the Menu: Steak soft taco with salsa verde
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We woke up early. The dogs went outside. The dogs got fed.
And the dogs have fleas. We watched the launch on TV this morning.

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6:35am: Blue Origin “First Human Flight” (civilian space flight)
Amazon Billionaire Jeff Bezos and 3 other humans went for a ride.
A REALLY EXPENSIVE RIDE. 66 miles high, under 11 minutes.
What was the purpose? Why? And seriously, they didn’t go to space.
They went to an imagined distance that we call “space”. And they didn’t die.
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And Sir Richard Branson with “Virgin Galactic” shot his wad last week.

NOTE: When Bezos did land, the crowd around the ‘capsule’ was incredibly white.
White guys wearing cowboy hats and popping bottles of champagne in the dirt,
the only people of color we saw were the media people covering the event.

“Jeff Bezos’ recreational space trip cost $2,540,000 per minute,
and we’re still arguing about whether the billionaires need to be taxed.”
– Robert Reich

WEARAFUCKINGMASK! And wear it all the time.
The “rules” for mask wearing are ridiculous! On here, off there….
Indoors. Outdoors? WHO IS SAFE? Where are you safe?
99.5% of current COVID-19 DEATHS are unvaccinated people.
Too many people are still not fully vaccinated.
The Delta Variant is spreading rapidly. Now over 80% of cases.

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7:30am: We are in a weird space this morning.
8:00am: We just washed the other little girl. She got a nice flea bath.
And we are also doing a load of laundry with all the cage bedding.

8:40am: Watched the Jeff and Mark Bezos interview with Anderson Cooper earlier.
Now watching the exact same interview with Michael Strahan EXACTLY THE SAME!
SAME QUESTIONS. SAME ANSWERS. 
Total Circle Jerk.

9:30am: We took the dogs outside. And now they’re all in the Home Office.

JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZ.

4:15pm: We took a nap with the dogs. We woke up and took the dogs outside.
We played with them and had them in the Home Office. They’re all good today.
It’s HOT. We wasted another day. How is it after 4:00pm already?
We made/ate some lunch.

On The Menu: Chicken and cheese street tacos on corn tortillas
with salsa verde and guacamole and an iced espresso to drink.
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7:50pm: Okay, here’s the Tuesday update.
The dogs went outside. The dogs got fed. The dogs went outside.
We surfed the interweb and fell asleep for a little bit.
JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZ. We woke up around 11:00pm.
We made and ate dinner after midnight….sometime around 1:00am.
On The Menu: Bone-in rib-eye steak with sauteed onions, steamed broccoli,
and shoestring potatoes, with cran-raspberry-orange juice
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JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZ.


Wednesday, July 21, 2021

5:30am: We fell asleep for a little bit and woke up around 4:30am.
We started binge-watching “The Mandalorian” season 2.
6:45am: The dogs went outside. The dogs got fed.

7:35am: We made an iced espresso. Drink Coffee. Drink Water.

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JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZ.

10:20am: We went back to bed. We woke up.
And there’s a pursuit on right now!
Burglary suspect driving a BMW around Upland, California.
He parked and bailed into a backyard under some trees.
Now he’s surrounded and hiding…. We made an iced espresso.
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11:20am: Well, everyone cut away from the yard to yard search.
So, we may or may not hear what happened. And that sucks.
When the media cuts away and then it’s over before it’s over.
The helicopters run out of gas, and there’s no backup to cover.
We are left wondering and fully unsatisfied without a conclusion.
So, now, on with our day. UPDATE: Suspect in custody.

Harvey Weinstein is back in Los Angeles to face more charges here.
RAPE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT. Harvey raped and got away with it for years.
He was already convicted in New York and will die in prison,
and his lawyers just pleaded “Not guilty” in Downtown LA…. SCUMBAG.

There’s MASSIVE FLOODING in Germany and in China! Climate change is real.
Wildfires are burning throughout the western United States.
Northern California and Oregon are ON FIRE again.
DROUGHT and BURN CONDITIONS are the worst they’ve ever been.

JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZ.

3:15pm: We took a nap. We woke up and took a nap. We ate half a dill pickle.
And the gardener came. (leaf blower) We woke up. We made an iced espresso.

ANOTHER PURSUIT!
Chattering like hens, speculating, talking shit about stuff they don’t know about,
totally irresponsible journalism! JUST REPORT THE FACTS AND DON’T GUESS!

Got off the 110 in Pasadena, the Pasadena PD tried a PIT Maneuver and popped the rear tire.
The guy tried to get away, got back on the freeway, tire gave out, slow speed pursuit, and then the gut hit two freeway signs and then a highway divider. Stopped. Trapped. And he quickly surrendered. Suspect in custody.
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4:30pm: “You are the father.” Maury never gets old…. really?
Switch to the local news. It’s HOT. And it might rain on Monday.

5:20pm: The dogs went outside. The dogs got fed.
We took a nice hot shower. We had a pizza delivered.
We did a load of laundry. We did a little organizing.

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On The Menu: BBQ chicken pizza from CPK
and some frozen chocolate custard for dessert later.
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Thursday, July 22, 2021
Remembering Alex Trebek RIP on his birthday!
May his memory be a blessing!

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On this day in 1934,
the FBI killed bank robber John Dillinger (June 22, 1903 – July 22, 1934)
outside the Biograph Theater in Chicago, Illinois.

NATIONAL MANGO DAY!

NATIONAL REFRESHMENT DAY

NATIONAL PENUCHE FUDGE DAY (maple flavor nut-filled fudge)
Brown sugar fudge candy.
The Italian word is panucci, pronounced pe-new-chee
Made with brown sugar, butter, vanilla, and milk (and pecans or other nuts)

NATIONAL HAMMOCK DAY

NATIONAL RAT CATCHER’S DAY – “Don’t forget to pay the piper!”
National Rat Catcher’s Day commemorates the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin.
It’s also an opportunity to thank your pest control professionals (exterminators).

8:25am: We are awake. Hello Thursday morning. How is it Thursday?
We got woken up by the trash truck out front and the little dog in the bed.
We took the dog outside. We went into the kitchen. We took the dog outside.
We made and drank a cup of espresso. Drink Coffee. Drink Water.

11:30am: We drank an iced espresso. The housekeeper is here.
The dogs are in the Home Office with us and they are napping now.
It looks like a dog bomb went off up in here. “The Dog Days of Summer”

7:40pm: Recapping Thursday afternoon and evening now.
We meant to do the errands we didn’t do on Monday, then Tuesday….
but we got a case of the “fuckits” and didn’t do anything again today.
We joined the club for a late lunch. Then we fell asleep around 5:30pm.
We just woke up and made an iced espresso.
The dogs went outside. The dogs got fed. The dogs are chillin’.
On The Menu: Club sandwich with sweet potato fries and frilly toothpicks:
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Thursday’s sunset.
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10:30pm: Recapping Thursday night, so far….
We waited and then tried to order Thai food…. closed.
Tried to order Chinese food…. closed. So, we ordered a pizza and a salad.

On The Menu: Extra-large pizza with sausage and meatball and an antipasto salad
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JoshWillTravel’s Collected Recipes for Summer 2021

JoshWillTravel’s Collected Recipes for Summer 2021
Eatin‘ good in the neighborhood!”

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Mullah’s Chai Recipe!
yes this is it, and you make it to taste
(from the “Buck & Mug” with Don Brown’s blessings)
from the Teahouse of Mullah Nezzuradin’s Donkey

Ingredients:
Black Tea
Fresh Cardamom
Fresh Ginger (grated or sliced)
Fresh Mint
Honey (optional)
Milk/Cream (optional)
Lemon (optional)
Sugar (optional)

Directions:
In first pot, boil fresh cardamom and sliced fresh ginger for a few minutes.
Drain the seasoned hot water into large teapot.
In a second pot, boil water, remove from flame,
Steep black tea and mint for 3 minutes.
Combine in teapot, serve, and finish off with honey and milk or cream.
Lemon and sugar are optional. Enjoy it!

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Teahouse of the Mullah Nezzuradin’s Donkey, Agoura 1984


Carnation Cafe and Ice Cream Parlor’s Fiesta Salad

Ingredients:
Lettuce, Diced Roast Beef, Fritos Corn Chips, Kidney Beans, Grated Cheese,
Diced Tomatoes, Sliced Avocado, and Choice Of Dressing.


Chinese Chicken Salad (just add chicken)
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Old Fashioned Beef Stew

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Spaghetti Pie

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How to Butcher a Kangaroo:

NOTE: Kangaroo meat is very lean and high in protein, essential B vitamins,
iron, zinc, omega-3 (an essential nutrient associated with fish),
and omega-6 fatty acids, and is very low in fat (only about 2%)
But the meat also has a high concentration of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)
which has been associated with the build-up of arterial plaque,
and can lead to cardiovascular disease, heart attacks and strokes.
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Kangaroo was always eaten by the aboriginal Australians, and the
meaty tail, roasted in a pit of hot embers, is considered a delicacy down under.

Kangaroo Meat is illegal in the state of California!

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Stuffed Camel (Don’t try this at home!)

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(seriously, DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!)


Don’t Eat Horse Meat! 
Horse meat is illegal in the states of California and Illinois.

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Fried Rice with Minced Beef

Ingredients:
1/2 pound minced beef
iceberg lettuce, shredded
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 spring onions, finely chopped
2 bowls white rice, preferably leftover and reheated
2 tsp light soy sauce
salt, to taste
sugar, to taste

Marinade:
1 Tbsp light soy sauce
1 tsp cornflour
1/4 tsp chicken powder
2/3 tsp sugar
1 tsp water
1/2 tsp vegetable oil
1/2 tsp shaoxing wine
a pinch of pepper

Method:
Marinate minced beef with marinade for 15 minutes.
Heat oil over medium. Cook beef until 80% done. Set aside.
Add some oil again. Stir in beaten egg. Stir constantly until 60% done. Add rice, preferably reheated beforehand as it’d shorter the cooking time. Quickly stir fry evenly. Sprinkle salt and sugar to taste. When the rice is really hot thoroughly, add light soy sauce.
Toss in beef. Continue to cook and combine well. Add shredded lettuce and spring onion until softens. If you’d like to taste the crunchy veggie, then don’t fry too long. Serve hot.

Combination Fried Rice:
First, when it comes to fry rice, we have to use leftover rice because you don’t want any soggy rice. Mixing with all the other vegetables and meat, the rice would be just right, not so dry or soggy.
Second, use as many favorite ingredients as you like. There’s no only one rule to combine ingredients for fried rice. So, be creative and enjoy whatever you like.
Third, the right order is to pan fry eggs, then followed by rice. Many people make the mistake to put in rice first, then pour in whisked eggs. This would make the rice soggy and mushy by absorbing the egg mixture.
Last but not least, don’t stir fry all ingredients with rice in the first place.You have to sauté the meat and vegetables separately. Then combine with the fried rice when it’s nearly done. Simple and easy

Ingredients :
3 bowls leftover rice
1 onion
1 sausage (I used Continental Frankfurt this time)
1 slice ham
6 mushrooms
1/2 cup green peas
3 eggs, whisked

Seasoning:
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
A pinch of black pepper, to your taste
salt, to your taste
sugar, to your taste

Method:
Blanch green peas in boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes. Drain and set aside.
Cut onion, sausage and ham into small cubes. Slice mushrooms.
Heat 2 tablespoons of cooking oil and sauté onion on medium-heat pan, add in mushrooms until tender. Put in green peas and sauté for 2 minutes. Set aside.
Heat pan on medium heat, sauté sausage and ham until light brown. Dish up.
Clean the pan with a piece of kitchen towel. Add 2 tablespoons of oil, pour in whisked eggs. When the egg mixture is half-way cooked through, add in leftover rice. Stir well for about 10 minutes on high heat. When all rice is evenly heated up and mixed well with the eggs, add in onion, green peas and mix well. At last, add the sausage and ham. While stirring all ingredients together, generously sprinkle salt, sugar and black pepper. Drizzle the soy sauce all around the rice and toss. Taste it by yourself. When you’re satisfied, it’s done.

Tips:
You can use whatever greens you like, for example capsicum, celery. Other meat, like chicken, shrimp, beef or BBQ pork can be good choice too.
If you preheat the chilled leftover rice in a microwave beforehand, it would shorten the cooking time. Save your energy~
Enjoy your fried rice!


Old Fashioned Chicken Pie

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Edible Flowers
Chrysanthemum, Dahlia, Dandelion, Elderflower, Hibiscus, Lavender,
Lilac, Marigold, Pansy, Peony, Snapdragon, and Sunflower
(and read our previous Blog Post “Dandelion”)

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Coffee Break!
(read our previous Blog Posts about “Coffee”)


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Thanksgiving 2015 – Baking (the night before)


Soft Oatmeal Cookies – Makes 2 dozen

Prep Time:15 minutes (then chill dough for at least one hour)
Bake Time 10 minutes
Total Time: ~2 hours
Ingredients:
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour 
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 cups quick cooking oats
Option: add a cup of raisins or nuts

Directions:
In a medium bowl, cream together butter, white sugar, and brown sugar.
Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla.
Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; stir into the creamed mixture.
Mix in oats. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
Grease the cookie sheets with vegetable oil or shortening
Roll the dough into 1″ balls, and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
Flatten each cookie with a fork dipped in sugar.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes
before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


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Sugar Cookies!

Ingredients:
2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 cup butter, softened
1 ½ cups white sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a small bowl, mix flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla.
Add the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, and baking powder) and mix well.
Roll dough into teaspoon sized balls, and place them on ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes (or until golden).
Let stand two minutes before moving the cookies to a wire rack to cool.
Decorate with candies or icing or crystalline sugar if desired.


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Candied Orange Peel
Strips of orange peel cooked in sugar syrup until they are soft and chewy.
They can be sugar coated or dipped in chocolate for extra fun.

Ingredients:
3 Oranges – navel or Valencia
2-1/4 Cups Sugar (granulated)
1-1/8 Water
Sugar for coating and/or Chocolate for dipping (optional)

Directions:
Prep and Blanche the Peel:
Rinse  and clean three navel or Valencia oranges.
Cut the top and bottom off each orange. Score the skin into quarters.
Remove the skin (both peel and pith). Cut into strips about ¼” wide.
(eat or save the peeled oranges for other use)
In a medium saucepan, place the strips of peel and cover with cold water.
Blanch the peels: Bring the water to a boil. When the water boils, drain the water from the orange peel strips. Rinse in fresh cold water. Repeat at least two more times.
Blanching removes any bitter flavor in the orange peel. (TIP: Blanch the peels 4-5 times).
Drain the water and place the peels in a bowl.

Sugar Syrup:
Use the same saucepan, and whisk together 2-¼ cups sugar and 1-⅛ cups water.
Bring the mixture to a simmer over a low heat.
Cook 8-9 minutes at a constant simmer, adjust the heat, and make sure it doesn’t boil.
Add the orange peel. Cook about 45 minutes to 1 hour on medium-low heat, until the white pith is translucent (not white), adjust heat as needed – maintain the simmer, keep from boiling.
Swirl the pan occasionally to make sure that all of the peels get covered with syrup.
DO NOT STIR, this will cause crystallation.
Drain the cooked syrup from the orange peels – (set aside and save for another recipe).
Toss the peels in a bowl of sugar to coat, or dip in melted chocolate and let set. (optional),
Transfer to a drying rack. When they are dry, store them in an airtight container.


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White Chocolate Lemon Truffles

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Easy Chocolate Truffles

Ingredients:
1 can of Sweetened Condensed Milk (8 oz)
1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
Cocoa Powder for dusting
(optional: add powdered sugar to cocoa powder for dusting)

Directions:
Warm the condensed milk in saucepan over low heat
(WARNING: it will burn if the heat is too high)
Remove from heat and add cocoa powder (sift to remove clumps)
Mix well until firm (like frosting)
Place in a plastic wrap lined pan, cover, and form into desired thickness
Refrigerate for 2-3 hours (wrapped in plastic wrap)
Spread cocoa powder on cutting board
Place unwrapped chocolate on cocoa powder
Dust the top with cocoa powder
Cut into squares, and round the edges (or form them into shapes)
Finish with cocoa powder and serve
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Easy Chocolate Fudge

Ingredients:
1 can of Sweetened Condensed Milk (8 oz)
1 bag of Chocolate Chips
(substitute semi-sweet, milk chocolate, or white chocolate chips as desired)
(optional: add chips, nuts, caramel, peanut butter, marshmallows, other flavors
and spices – mint, cayenne, etc., or candy – M&Ms or cut up candy bars as desired)

Directions:
Melt the Chocolate Chips in a double boiler over low heat
Add the Sweetened Condensed Milk and mix well
(WARNING: it will burn if the heat is too high)
Remove from heat
(add additional ingredients as desired and mix well)
Pour into a tin-foil pan or plastic wrap lined dish and refrigerate until solid
Cut into squares and serve


“Jailhouse Pie”
(from Lifetime’s “Cellmate Secrets”)

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Ingredients:
Non-dairy powdered creamer
Packet of Kool-Aid (choose your flavor)
Oreo Cookies or other filled sandwich cookie
(use the center filling in the pie mix, save the cookie pieces for the crust)
Sprite or 7-Up (or any other liquid beverage that pairs with the Kool-Aid)

Directions:
Combine creamer, Kool-Aid, and cookie filling in a large bowl
Add liquid in small amounts and mix well until viscous
Pour into small bowls, lined with the sides with the cookie pieces
Refrigerate until firm and serve
(Optional: Top with whipped cream or Cool Whip)


Frozen Banana with Chocolate Sauce
(so simple, and so good)

Ingredients:
Banana (frozen)
Chocolate Sauce

Directions:
Remove frozen banana from the freezer, let thaw 15 mins
Peel the banana (you may have to use a knife to remove it all)
Slice frozen banana into 1″ thick pieces and place in small bowl
Top with chocolate sauce and serve immediately

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NOTE: Bananas should be put in the freezer just as they ripen,
for best dessert results. Even a banana that is a little green is okay.
(freeze a number 5-9 banana on the picture chart)

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Tip: To prevent bananas from turning brown too fast,
wrap a piece of tinfoil around the top of the bunch.


S’mores, S’Mores in a Cone, and “The Cookie Monster”
(you don’t have to just use graham crackers for a great dessert!)

Ingredients:
Chocolate (Hershey milk chocolate bars)
Graham Crackers – two pieces, top and bottom
Marshmallows (large puffed)

Directions:
Place chocolate on bottom piece of graham cracker (open face)
Roast marshmallow over open flame until warm/hot
Place marshmallow on top of chocolate
Sandwich with the top piece of graham cracker and serve

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S’Mores in a Cone:
substitute a waffle or sugar cone for graham crackers
“The Cookie Monster”:
substitute chocolate chip cookies for graham crackers
(or try other flavor cookies, like peanut butter, oatmeal, or sugar)


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“My Oh My, I Like Pie!”

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HOLISTIC AND HERBAL HEALTH STUFF:

Drink One Cup and it will clear up mucus and phlegm
in the sinuses, chest and lungs:
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Drink One Cup and it will clear the lungs and respiratory tract:

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We will continue to add new recipes here until the end of August 2021


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Bon Appetit!

It’s an exclamation!

A salutation for someone about to eat!

It means GOOD APPETITE in French.

ENJOY YOUR MEAL!

Listen and learn how to say Bon Appétit correctly:

NOTE: you shouldn’t be wishing guests “Bon Appétit”…..
the French phrase is actually highly impolite.

Merci! (Thank you in French) Bon Appetit!

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Dandelions!

Dandelions!
(Genus: Taraxacum, family: Asteraceae)

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🌼💛 Hello, I’m a dandelion.
A lot of people call me a weed but I’m a friend and come to help you!
When you see me, remember that I’m the ONLY one who wants and can grow in that particular spot. Because:
Either the soil is too compact / hard / stomped and I want to loosen it for you with my roots.
Or there is too little calcium in the soil – don’t worry, I will replenish that for you with the dying of my leaves.
Or the soil is too acidic. But I will also improve that for you if you give me the chance.
Or a mixture of the above reasons, of course. 😊
I’m here because your soil needs my help so best you let me grow without disturbing me! When everything is fixed, I will disappear again, I promise!
Are you trying to remove me prematurely with my root? However meticulous you are, I will return 2x as strong! Just until your soil is improved.
You can even tell by my growth at which stage my help is at. If my leaves are flat on the ground then I’m far from ready but if they all reach up then I’m already a long way on my way.
Something completely different is that I am 1 of the first bloomers in spring so I will announce spring / summer for you.
During the day when it’s hot, I open my flowers but in the evening when it cools off I close them again quickly. In fact, if it’s not hot enough during the day I won’t open them at all!
My flowers are the first food for insects after hibernation and unlike most other plants, I have pollen AND nectar, not merely one OR the other! And I am generous with them! 🤪😉
My flowers are even delicious for you people by the way, did you know? I used to be called ′′honey (or gold) of the poor′′ because my flowers are so sweet in e.g. jam, sauce or salad! The internet is full of recipes – check them out.
But wait until the end of May or later before you start picking and even then, don’t pick everything yet! The biodiversity and bees will be very grateful!
🌼🌼🌼
Paula Kok – De Boer

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Dandelions are an herb that is native to Europe.
Dandelions can be found in mild climates
in temperate regions across the Northern Hemisphere.

Taraxacum officinale is the most common species.
The common dandelion is a flowering herbaceous perennial plant.
The scientific study of the genus is known as taraxacology.

The English name comes from the French dent de lion  (lion’s tooth) 
referring to the shape the leaves.

Dandelions have medicinal properties used in traditional herbal medicine 

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Nicholas Vachel Lindsay (November 10, 1879 – December 5, 1931)
was an American Poet known as “The Prarie Troubadour”

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“There’s starting to be a lot more argument that they should be kept because of what they can do for pollinators. Ecologically they are becoming very important as a food source for domestic and wild species of bees, particularly in early spring because they grow so soon. Butterflies and moths also feed on them as a source of sugar, and some species of birds feed on dandelion seeds”
– Ken Willis, University of Alberta Botanic Garden Head of Horticulture

Dandelions are edible and high in nutritional value (vitamins, minerals and fiber).
All parts of the plant (flower, leaf, stem, and roots) can be eaten cooked or raw.
The roots can be dried, ground, and used to make tea.
Dandelions are available as packaged herbal supplements
(capsules, extracts, oils, and tinctures).
Dandelions contain high levels of the antioxidant beta-carotene and polyphenols.

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Other Potential Health Benefits from Dandelions:
Reduce cholesterol
Regulate blood sugar
Reduce inflammation
Lower blood pressure
Aid weight loss
Reduce cancer risk
Boost the immune system
Helps relieve mild constipation

Five ways to consume Dandelions:
  1. Dandelion green salad
  2. Sauteed Dandelion greens (cooking eliminates some of the bitter taste) 
  3. Dandelion fritters
  4. Baking with Dandelion petals
  5. Dandelion root tea (and coffee substitute)

Dandelion tea acts as a diuretic and increases urine output.
It has also been used to improve appetite and soothe minor digestive ailments.

Dandelions have low toxicity and are safe for most people.

WARNING! Dandelion can cause an allergic reaction!
People with allergies to other plants like ragweed may also be allergic to Dandelions.
And people with sensitive skin may experience contact dermatitis (a rash or hives).
Other side effects include stomach discomfort, diarrhea, and/or heartburn

WARNING! Dandelions may interact badly with some medications (especially diuretics and antibiotics)! If using prescription medications, consult a healthcare provider before using Dandelions.


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“Let it grow”




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We didn’t even realize that we had passed One Thousand Blog Posts….
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We started this Blog in 2013 as a Travel Blog. It naturally evolved into a Lifestyle Blog (with a lot of recipes and other useful information), and then more recently a  Political Platform (Anti-Trump and Anti-GOP Traitor) and  CoronaVirus Journal.

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We began reporting on COVID-19 in January of 2020!
We warned our loyal readers about the CoronaVirus in early February 2020!
And we issued a TRAVEL ALERT and WARNING at the end of February 2020:
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Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255) to reach a trained counselor and press 1 to reach the Veterans Crisis Line.
You can also chat with them online at suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/.

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Los Angeles County Dept. of Mental Health has a collection of FREE guided meditations to reduce stress, and also FREE sleep and movement exercises at headspace.com/lacounty or contact them at DMH.LACounty.gov
Phone number: 800-854-7771

Seek immediate help if you feel overwhelmed or unsafe!
If you, or someone you know, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others, get professional help immediately!
If your distress impacts your daily life for any length of time (a couple days or many weeks),
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CV! Part 170 – Travel Alert! (Mon-Tues-Wed)

CV! Part 170 Travel Alert! (Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday)
DO NOT TRAVEL! STAY THE FUCK HOME AND STAY HEALTHY!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEANO! “The King of Cool”
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There is a NEW CORONAVIRUS VARIANT!
The Delta Variant, previously known as the “Indian variant”
First detected in India last October and now spreading in more than 40 countries!

Vietnam has detected a NEW CORONAVIRUS VARIANT!
A mutation of the Indian and U.K. COVID-19 variants, it spreads by air
and is much more transmissible than the previously known types.

  • Get your COVID-19 vaccine today! (if you haven’t yet)
  • WearAF*ckingMask!
  • Stay 6 feet apart – PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING!
  • Avoid crowds! StayTheF*ckHome!
  • Avoid (poorly ventilated) indoor spaces.
  • Wash your hands
  • Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, and mouth

Cases of reinfection with COVID-19 have been reported, but are rare​.​
And COVID-19 can spread from people to animals in some situations.
Pet cats and dogs can become infected after close contact with infected people.

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So, we’ve noticed that a lot of people think the COVID-19 Pandemic is over
and everything is back to pre-pandemic normal again….
HEY! IT IS STILL NOT SAFE YET!
We are Fully Vaccinated. We got both Moderna shots and waited two weeks as required.
And we are still wearing a DOUBLE MASK in public. We are still sanitizing our hands.
We are still trying to SOCIAL DISTANCE, (but there is not a lot of attention being paid)
and that is the primary failure of people we encounter. So we are still trying to avoid going out into public, even though there is a lot less stress and anxiety now.
NOTE: TOO MANY PEOPLE ARE NOT FULLY VACCINATED!
There are too many variants and there is no real testing happening at this time…
STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME!
ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT.
WEARAFUCKING(DOUBLE)MASK! WEARAFUCKING(DOUBLE)MASK!
And we are going to keep repeating it until it is safe to travel again (maybe in 2022).

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COVID-19 is the leading cause of death in the United States.
598000+ Reported Deaths in the United States from COVID-19
as of today.
63560+ Reported Deaths in California from COVID-19 as of today
52890+ Reported Deaths in New York from COVID-19 as of today
(these are the reported numbers, the true numbers are much higher)
INDIA IS STILL COMING BACK FROM THEIR 2nd WAVE.
BRAZIL IS STILL IN TOTAL CRISIS. And now they’re going to host a soccer tournament (that Argentina cancelled because of COVID-19)…….
THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IS STILL OUT OF CONTROL IN OTHER COUNTRIES.
NOTE:
People are still arriving in the United States from those countries everyday!

GET VACCINATED if you haven’t yet!
*FULLY VACCINATED means TWO WEEKS after the second dose! 

You are not fully vaccinated after the first dose,
and you are not fully vaccinated until TWO WEEKS after the second dose.
TWO WEEKS AFTER THE SECOND DOSE!
Vaccines don’t stop you from spreading the virus!
Vaccines may protect you from getting really sick,
and may prevent death if you contract COVID-19.
YOU CAN STILL GET SICK AND DIE.
YOU CAN STILL SUFFER FROM LONG-TERM EFFECTS.
YOU CAN STILL GET OTHER PEOPLE SICK.

MASKS ARE STILL REQUIRED WHEN TRAVELING.
MASKS ARE STILL REQUIRED IN CALIFORNIA
MASKS ARE STILL REQUIRED IN THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES

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Do not go to movie theaters, musical performances, shopping malls,
dance parties, sporting events, Las Vegas, or any kind of public gathering!
Attending events and gatherings increases your risk of getting and spreading COVID-19. Stay home to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME!
ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT.
WEARAFUCKING(DOUBLE)MASK! WEARAFUCKING(DOUBLE)MASK!

AND EVERYTHING RETURNS TO NORMAL IN CALIFORNIA ON JUNE 15th….
“capacity and distancing restrictions will be lifted for most businesses and activities”


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“What are all these people doin’ in my livin’ room?”

Monday, June 7, 2021
Happy Birthday Tom Jones!
Happy Birthday Dean Martin!

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12:55am: Good morning it’s Monday.
We just woke up from a short nap after dinner.
Yes, we know it’s ONE A.M…..
Ken Russell’s “LisztoMania” starring Roger Daltrey on TMC right now.
(and it’s still unwatchable…. just too weird a film)

And then…….
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10:00am: MONDAY! MONDAY!

We woke up before 7:00am. The dogs went outside. The dogs got fed.
We drank a cup of espresso. Drink Coffee. Drink Water.
We snuggled with the dog, but didn’t go back to bed.
And then we made an iced espresso.
The housekeeper is here. So we have the dogs in the Home Office this morning.
We just took them outside and now everyone is laying down and napping.

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12:20pm: Motorcycle Pursuit in the San Gabriel Valley!
So this chase started awhile ago, and we’re watching this idiot speed around on the freeways and surface streets without a purpose for at least a half hour now…. and it’s just stupid.
And there’s no police behind him, so they’re following him from the air, as he’s racing around.
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Chase is finally over, there’s a suspect in custody. Guy drove into a parking structure in Pasadena and got arrested trying to walk out after losing his sweatshirt, we think…..

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STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME!
ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT.
WEARAFUCKING(DOUBLE)MASK! WEARAFUCKING(DOUBLE)MASK!

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Dean Martin – The King of Cool!


RECAPPING MONDAY on Tuesday Morning

1:20am: So we woke up about a half hour ago. Yes it’s one in the morning.
Recapping Monday….We made and ate lunch around 3:00pm on Monday.
On The Menu: Turkey and cheese sandwich on toasted sourdough English muffins,
celery and carrot sticks, strawberries, and an iced espresso to drink
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And then we fell asleep. No, the turkey just knocked us out.
We slept all afternoon. The dogs went outside and got fed.
We skipped dinner and slept some more. So tired.
We woke up and made dinner at 10:00pm.
On The Menu: Macaroni and cheese and cran-raspberry-orange juice to drink.
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We took the dog outside.
And then we fell asleep again with the dog.
When we woke up, it was Tuesday morning.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 – DO NOT TRAVELTUESDAY!
It is still not safe to travel…. COVID-19 is not done.

World Oceans Day! And it’s also World Ocean Week (June 5-13)!
A day to inform the public of the impact of human actions on our oceans.

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1:25am: And then we took the dog outside again.
Now we’re sitting in the dark catching up on episodes of “Top Chef” season 18
and “Last Chance Kitchen” – but it’s making us hungry again.
Watched a lot of YouTube vids too.
Fun stuff. Educational. Good tunes. And Travel …sigh.

Best Friends Day! 
Make a new best friend. You can have more than one, you know!

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10:40am: We woke up. We slept a little with the dog. We took the dog outside.
We fed the dog. The other dogs got fed. The dogs went outside.
We got the newspapers and the mail.
We drank two cups of espresso and a little orange juice. Drink Coffee. Drink Water.
We played with the dogs and now they’re in the bedroom resting.

11:30am: We took the dogs outside again. then we had them in the Home Office.
And then someone awful nice brought us lunch! Thank you very much!
On The Menu: Chopped Salad w/ranch dressing on the side (delivered) for Brunch.
Iceberg and Romaine lettuce combo with avocado, celery, carrots, cucumber,
BBQ chicken and bacon (we also get cheese and tortilla strips sometimes)
It was good. We ate it all. YUM.
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Recapping Tuesday now….. at 1:00am Wednesday.
After the salad we took a nap. We woke up and ordered dinner delivery.
On The Menu: Sushi time!
California roll, rainbow roll, spicy tuna cut roll, and eel & avocado cut roll.
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NOTE: We didn’t take a pic, so this is a repeat from two weeks ago.
We are very good customers.


Wednesday, June 9, 2021
National Donald Duck Day! – Happy birthday Donald Duck!
On this day in 1934, Donald Duck made his first appearance in “The Wise Little Hen”
short film by Walt Disney. And did you know Donald’s middle name is Fauntleroy?
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8:36am: We woke up before 6:00am…. and we got up at 6:30am.
We took the dogs outside. The dogs got fed. The dogs went outside.
We drank a cup of espresso. Drink Coffee. Drink Water. Hey! It’s Wednesday!
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NOTE: We just published our previous Blog Post “It’s COFFEE TIME AGAIN!”
Yesterday we published our previous Blog Post “Not Burning Man 2021”
And Sunday we published our previous Blog Post “The Cheese Shop Sketch”
Please read our previous Blog Posts!

3:10pm: Recapping Wednesday morning now.
We had sushi again last night! And there were leftovers too.

So, we were chillin’ with the dogs, and our family was going to the airport.
But the UBER guy showed up driving a really small car for THREE PEOPLE AND THEIR LUGGAGE…. and he left them stranded. So we volunteered to take them to LAX.
Wednesday before lunch, not terrible traffic, but there was traffic.
And we don’t drive very much or very far. And we really hate traffic.
And we don’t drive in traffic. So we got gas and drove the 405 freeway.
And because we had to make a sudden trip to LAX and back, we missed this pursuit!
Had to drive to LAX and back, and thankfully we got off at Mulholland! instead of going down the hill to the 405-101 junction! This guy stole a box truck, had a short pursuit, and parked it on the 101 with the Highway Patrol in tow…..now the suspect in custody and traffic is f*cked.
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We went to the Post Office, mailed some letters, and got our mail.
We ran another errand, and then we went home. We took the dogs outside.
We were chillin’ in the Home Office and now they’re napping in the bedroom.
We scooped the poop. And now the gardener is here.

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We stopped and got Randy’s Donuts on the way home.
On The Menu: Glazed buttermilk, glazed raspberry jelly filled,
and a Chocolate Long John with cream (no shown – it was tasty!)
Tip: there’s too much jelly in the donut, so use the excess on the buttermilk donut!

Well there was NO LINE at Randy’s today. We drove right up, had to wait a couple minutes for the guy and the intercom, and got three donuts for $5, and they were pretty good. There’s a Winchells, a Dunkin’, and a mom & pop Donut Stop near us, but there was an accident on the 405 going back, so we got off at Manchester…. and we had threatened to stop and get Randy’s on the way there, and since there was NO LINE we needed to stop on they way back.

7:30pm: The gardener did a really good job cleaning up the yard.
We took the dogs outside. We fed the dogs. We took the dogs outside.
We drank an iced espresso. We watched the news. We watched TV.
We watched some YouTube vids and now livestreams (while we’re typing).
We ate the donuts, after we ate some leftover sushi – spicy tuna cut roll, yes!
Okay, maybe not exactly in that order, but we have a steak in the fridge for later.
And we still have to go to the market. But we can go for days if we have to….
AND WE HATE WASTING FOOD. Just buy what you’re going to eat, and eat it.
Don’t throw food away. Eat the leftovers. Don’t let food rot, or spoil.
BE GRATEFUL EVERYDAY FOR WHAT YOU HAVE! SO MANY PEOPLE ARE NOT!

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1:10am on Thursday: Recapping the evening. We took the dogs out again.
And we didn’t (really) do anything.
Wait, we groomed the little girl’s face & eyes, and that took awhile.
Then we fell asleep, and woke up after midnight.
We took the dogs outside again and we we’re going to put them to bed,
but they wanted to hang in the Home Office with us….
(10 minutes later) And now the little dogs are back in the bedroom.
The Big Boy is in with us and happy napping. And maybe we’re getting hungry?

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If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, get help right away!
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255) to reach a trained counselor and press 1 to reach the Veterans Crisis Line.
You can also chat with them online at suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/.

NOTE:  if you TEXT 741741 when you are feeling depressed, suicidal or anxious, a crisis worker will text you back and continue to text with you? Many people, especially younger folks, do not like talking on the phone and would be more comfortable texting. It’s a free service to ANYONE: teens, adults, etc. who lives in the U.S. It’s run by The Crisis Text Line and is legit.

Los Angeles County Dept. of Mental Health has a collection of FREE guided meditations to reduce stress, and also FREE sleep and movement exercises at headspace.com/lacounty or contact them at DMH.LACounty.gov
Phone number: 800-854-7771

Seek immediate help if you feel overwhelmed or unsafe!
If you, or someone you know, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others, get professional help immediately!
If your distress impacts your daily life for any length of time (a couple days or many weeks),
talk to a clergy member, counselor, or healthcare provider.

HAPPINESS IS A FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN GOAL! BE HAPPY TODAY!
The three key aspects that will lead to our well-being and happiness:
an end to poverty, a reduction of inequality, and the protection of our planet.

Be thankful. Be grateful.
THANK YOU LOYAL READERS! And thank you FAMILY!
“Be excellent to each other and PARTY ON DUDES!”

and love one another, right now – support everyone*.
Peace and Love! ❤️


DONALD TRUMP AND THE GOP TRAITORS REMAIN
A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO THE WORLD in June of 2021!

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WHY ARE THE GOP TRAITORS STILL IN OFFICE?
WHEN WILL TRUMP AND THE GOP TRAITORS BE INDICTED?
THEY ARE ALL GUILTY OF TREASON, SEDITION, INSURRECTION,
CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN, AND CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY!

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AND JEFFREY EPSTEIN DID NOT KILL HIMSELF.

**GIVE BLOOD!***
THE RED CROSS NEEDS BLOOD AND PLASMA DONORS!

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“This is the end, my only friend, THE END” – The Doors




It’s COFFEE TIME AGAIN!

Good Morning!
It’s COFFEE TIME AGAIN!
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“Wake up and smell the coffee.”
We LOVE coffee! Any time of day.
Drink it hot, warm, cold, or iced!

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Cafephile: The word “cafe” derives from coffee and the suffix “phile” means showing of fondness – therefore, a Cafephile is one who is fond of, or loves coffee very much.

Take another Break with us,
Read this Blog about Coffee and Have A Hot Cup of Joe!
And read our previous Blog Posts about COFFEE!

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Wake up and smell the coffee!
feel less tired and increase your energy level

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“Sleep is a weak substitute for coffee.”
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Coffee is a brewed drink prepared from roasted coffee beans,
which are the seeds of berries from the Coffea plant.

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Espresso is a type of coffee made using high water pressure and finely ground beans to produce a small, concentrated shot of brewed coffee.
Espresso is a coffee-brewing method of Italian origin, in which a small amount of nearly boiling water (about 190°F) is forced under 9–10 bars of pressure through finely-ground coffee beans.

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Espresso is coffee brewed under pressure and requires a dark roast with a fine grind.
When a shot of espresso is pulled, all of the components of the crushed coffee beans are extracted by the percolation of hot water through tightly packed and finely ground coffee.

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8-ounces = 1 cup.
The exception is the standard (hot) mug-served cup of coffee measuring 6-ounces.
Today’s “cup” of coffee in the US is usually 4-ounces brewed using 5-ounces of water.

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People consume an estimated 2.25 BILLION cups of coffee PER DAY worldwide.

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Coffee improves many brain functions including memory, mood, vigilance, energy levels, reaction times and other general mental functions.

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A tall blonde walks into a coffee house.
The barista says, “Hey, we have a drink named after you!”
The blonde says, “You have a drink named Tiffany?”

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Caffeine blocks the inhibitory neurotransmitter adenosine, so the amount of other neurotransmitters (norepinephrine and dopamine) increases, leading to the enhanced firing of neurons in the human brain (a stimulant effect).

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“It is “generally safe” for most people to consume three to four cups of coffee per day,
and that doing so may actually reduce the risk of certain health conditions.”

We are not a medical professional. We just LOVE coffee.
Overwhelming evidence has shown that when consumed in moderation (400mg of caffeine per day) four cups of coffee are safe for the general population. Federal dietary guidelines suggest three to five 8-ounce cups of coffee per day (up to 400 milligrams of caffeine) can be a part of a healthy diet.

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SCIENCE!
Coffee contains nutrients, including riboflavin (B-2), niacin (B-3), pantothenic acid (B-5) magnesium, potassium, manganese, and various phenolic compounds (polyphenols are antioxidants).

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Coffee can reduce the risk of liver cancer, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and cirrhosis.
Italian researchers found coffee consumption lowers the risk of liver cancer by ~40%.
Coffee may help protect against type 2 diabetes.
Coffee may also lower the risk of gallstone disease
Caffeine may help prevent Parkinson’s disease.

Coffee in moderation (two 8-ounce servings per day) may protect against heart failure and may lower the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Several studies show coffee drinkers have up to a 65% lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Black coffee (without milk/cream) is very low in calories: only ~2 calories.
Of course adding milk, cream or sugar will increase the calories in the drink.

“Coffee is the most important meal of the day.”
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Caffeine can improve mental performance:
focus, alertness, attention and concentration.
Caffeine in coffee is a mild stimulant for the CNS (central nervous system).
It is the best mood-lifting agent due to the antioxidants
and blocks mood-depressing chemicals in the brain.
And it has been associated with a lessened risk of depression.
Caffeine consumption may be associated
with an increase in the availability of dopamine receptors in the brain
Drinking at least two cups of coffee per day
promotes the greatest mental health benefits.

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Barista: How do you take your coffee?
Us: Very, very seriously.

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Q: How did the hipster burn his tongue?
A: He drank his coffee before it was cool.

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Caffeine can boost metabolic rate by 3–11% and can increase fat burning
by as much as 10% in obese individuals and 29% in lean people.
Caffeine can improve physical performance by 11–12%, on average,
and it increases adrenaline levels and the release of fatty acids from fat tissues.

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Coffee has a lot of nicknames:
java, joe, dirt, mud, brew, cuppa, daily grind, morning jolt,
lifeblood, tar, rocket fuel, pick-me-up, and even worm dirt.

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“Why walk when you can stagger? Why stagger when you can crawl?…
Why crawl when you can block the sidewalk?”
Why crawl when you can slither to the bar?
“Why crawl when you can clutch at the grass to keep from falling off the Earth?”
“We can’t help the way you look…but we can help the way you feel!”

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NOTE: Pre-Northern Renaissance Faire in 1987, we worked mobile security during the week and our good friend Dave Coker was rebuilding the alestands that had been left to rot after the Living History Centre ran out of money for teardown in 1986. We had too much fun that summer! May his memory be blessing!

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Colorado Bulldog (a White Russian with Cola)

Ingredients:
1 oz Kahlúa
1 oz Absolut Vodka
1 oz cream
Top with Cola

Instructions
Shake the alcohol and cream with ice. Strain into a short glass with lots of ice, but make sure not to fill it to the brim. Leave some space to top it off with cola.


Hot White Russian

Ingredients
2-1/4 cups freshly brewed coffee
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup Kahlúa or other coffee-flavored liqueur, or to taste
1/4 cup vodka, or add to taste
Whipped heavy cream for garnish (optional)

Instructions
In a saucepan stir together the coffee, cream, Kahlúa, and vodka.
Heat over moderate heat until it is hot. Pour into heated mugs.
Garnish each drink with whipped cream.


Iced Irish Coffee 

Ingredients
2 oz Tullamore D.E.W. Original
1 tsp ground espresso
2 tsp demerara sugar
2 tsp hot water
3 oz cold brew coffee
Fresh cream

Instructions
Combine whiskey and espresso in a small bowl and let stand for 15 minutes.
Strain through coffee filter into a cocktail shaker.
Stir sugar and hot water until dissolved then add to shaker with cold brew and ice.
Shake, strain and serve in a Collins glass. Top with cream.


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Coffee Old Fashioned

Ingredients
1 double shot espresso (~2 oz), at room temperature
1 oz bourbon or rye whiskey
1/4 oz simple syrup
A dash of (Peychaud’s) bitters
1-inch piece of lemon peel for garnish

Instructions
Combine espresso, bourbon, simple syrup, and bitters in a shaker and then fill with ice.
Stir with a bar spoon for 30 seconds and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.
Twist lemon peel over drink and rub around the rim of the glass. Garnish with lemon peel.


Hot Boozy Coffee 

Ingredients:
1/2 shot Brandy
1/2 shot Grand Marnier
1/2 shot Kahlua
4-5 oz hot coffee
1 orange peel
1/2 cup whipped cream
1/2 tsp sugar

Instructions:
Whip cream in a bowl with a whisk (or you can use the blender/food processor).
Whip until soft peaks form and add sugar to taste.
Lightly “burn” the orange peel with a lighter. (the oils come out and flavor the coffee)
Pour the brandy, grand marnier, kaluha, and freshly brewed coffee in a mug.
Stir with the orange peel. Spoon whipped cream on top and serve.


El Cafecito

Ingredients
1-1/2 oz Papa’s Pilar Dark Rum
1/2 oz Cuban Coffee Liqueur
1/2 oz Licor 431 dash simple syrup
2 dashes chocolate bitters

Instructions
Combine all ingredients in shaker. Shake vigorously.
Pour into a rocks glass with a large ice cube.


Anatolia Café

Ingredients
1 oz Pierre Ferrand 1840 cognac
1 oz Luxardo Cherry Liqueur
1/4 oz Cinnamon Syrup
Coffee
Whipped Cream (for topping)
Cinnamon powder (for garnish)

Instructions
Mix cognac, cherry liqueur, and cinnamon syrup.
Top with coffee, whipped cream, and powdered cinnamon. Serve hot.


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Irish Coffee
is a cocktail made with hot coffee, Irish whiskey, cream and sugar.
Ingredients:
1-1/3 oz (2 parts) Irish whiskey
1 oz (1½ parts) fresh cream
2-2/3 oz (4 parts) hot coffee
1 teaspoon of Brown sugar (or to taste)
Shaved, powdered, or liquid chocolate for garnish (optional)
Directions:
Make the coffee. Heat the coffee, whiskey and sugar; but do not boil.
Pour into a glass or coffee cup, stir, and top with (whipped) cream.
Garnish with chocolate (optional). Serve hot.

In a footed glass mug, add whiskey (Jameson’s is recommended but any good Irish whisky will do), add the brown sugar and stir, warm it slightly (do not boil), and then ignite the vapors. This will caramelize the sugar as well as warm the mug. Blow out the flame after about ten seconds and then fill the mug with a strong coffee. Leave a finger’s width of space at the top, add heavy whipped cream by laying the cream over the back of a spoon, so it floats on top.
NOTE: Caramelizing the sugar will make the drink taste much better!

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Enjoying my coffee. (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)


White Russian (aka “a caucasian, man”)

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“Do I drink White Russians all the time? …
The reason it was White Russians is you could have a lot more fun
with a White Russian than you can with say, a vodka soda.”
– Jeff Dowd, the real Dude inspiration

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White Russian

The traditional cocktail known as a Black Russian first appeared in 1949.
The drink becomes a White Russian – just add fresh cream or half and half.
Neither drink has any known Russian origin.
Both drinks are named for the vodka that is the primary liquor ingredient.

The White Russian was popularized by Jeffrey ‘The Dude’ Lebowski
(aka actor Jeff Bridges), in the Coen Brothers’ 1998 film “The Big Lebowski”
but the drink has been around since the mid 1960’s.

NOTE: Use an 80-proof vodka, mix a White Russian according to the recipe,
and it would be approximately 24 percent Alcohol by Volume (or 48 proof).


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“Careful man! There’s a beverage here!” – The Dude

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