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Showing posts with label Food. Show all posts

19 July 2017

Memories are Blessings | My Hometown

"Count your Blessings" is a familiar Christian hymn that encourages people not to focus on the negatives and count all the Things they can be thankful for; all the good things in life they've been blessed to experience. Try it.




(Image:  The Torch of Friendship at Bayside Park, Miami, Florida)

Growing up in Miami , Florida, there was good eating all around me. My main sources for everyday meals was: my mother's cooking, church dinners prepared by faithful sisters, and a a sweet little old gray-haired lady who owned and operated a restaurant around the corner from my house called "Mom's Cafe". I never knew her name because everybody called her "mom". Those women really knew how to serve up the love! Huge plates of pigeon peas and rice, potato salad, collard greens, black eye peas, fried chicken; sweet potato pie for dessert.


As I grew into a teenager and young adult, started working part-time while pursuing my education; had a little pocket change so occasionally I could go out to eat. Downtown Miami and particularly Calle Ocho (8th Street), there were spots where you could chow down on delicious Cuban food: sweet fried plantains, black beans and rice, vaca frita, or a toasty Cuban sandwich. Kosher food delicatessens and restaurants run by the Jews on Miami Beach were the best! The soups, sandwiches, and desserts were outrageous! That was just lunch! Of course, no major city is complete if you can't find good Chinese food. Miami is a major city with places that have award-winning Chinese cuisine.


Getting close now to my threescore an ten (70 years, the average life expectancy). When I count my blessing over the years, the list has grown and grown and grown. There are a lot of add-ons. But the list always includes that one great memory from my childhood. Good food!



This book is a 1993 publication but it reminds me of home.




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The Torch of Friendship at Bayside Park, Miami, Florida
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24 June 2017

Spices in Filipino Cuisine by Carlo Villamayor

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14 April 2017

4 Best DRINKS to Safely Silence Pain Fast

There are natural and tasty beverages that fight inflammation and pain, like these four:


4. Blueberry Juice
3. Green Tea
2. Tart Cherry Juice
1. Kefir (made from fermented milk and is a rich source of beneficial bacteria known as probiotics.)
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Blueberries close up (Photo credit: Martin LaBar)


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18 April 2016

myLot.com - A Milestone and a Second Impression

Last August (2015), published a blog post presenting my first impression of myLot.com, a social network / discussion forum that I joined. So it's been a little over 8 months and as of today, my profile boasts 125 discussions initiated by me.  I think it could be called a significant milestone and you can consider this post my second impression.  :)



Along with that, the site owners have made some major strides in improving a system which in my opinion was already terrific!

  • They added three social media share buttons: Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook.
  • They made it much easier to add images to your post for pinning and also include a reference link, if you started a discussion but you want to refer your reader to additional information.
  • They made it easier to hashtag your Tweets. When you generate a discussion, you can tag it appropriately. It is recommended that you choose up to 5 tags. If you tag your post and then Tweet it for sharing, the tags automatically convert to hashtags. That's a neat feature!

This community is really fun and they really do pay the 15th of every month ($10 minimum cash-out).

Below is a sampling of my posts. Hope one or more catches your eye. You must sign up if you want to leave comments. If you're not a member but you like the content, feel free to share with others.

Thanks so much!
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