Showing posts with label gift ideas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gift ideas. Show all posts

16 February 2018

Foodie Friday : Tip of the Week : How to Use Garlic from Kevin Ashton

Do you know how black garlic is made?

In one of my previous posts, garlic was listed among the "sexy spices". That's why it's a pleasure to share this Tip of the Week: How to Use Garlic by Kevin Ashton, who recently started following my foodie business page on Google Plus. He does business under the name "wannabetvchef" and publishes several food and food-related blogs.  His post is very informative.  

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24 January 2018

Chocolate of the Month Club (Make Every Month February)

Valentine’s Day is celebrated every year on February 14th, in the USA and in many other countries.  Traditionally many people receive chocolate as a gift. It's a wonderful custom. No reason to discontinue it.  In fact, why not enjoy chocolates every month of the year?

Sinful. Decadent. Completely and totally irresistible. Every month, the Chocolate of the Month Club from Clubs of America delights your senses with luscious, handmade temptations that are impossible to refuse.

Dreamy truffles, silky-rich turtles, chilly mints, melts and more. Unlike candies sold by other chocolate clubs, our hand-dipped confections are among the finest and freshest in the world. They’re made to order with all-natural ingredients by experienced chocolatiers. Then they’re shipped directly to your door. A gift membership to our Chocolate of the Month Club is a virtual guarantee that sweet smiles will soon be coming your way.

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03 December 2017

Sous Vide Cooking Tips |

Credit is being given to the French for Sous Vide (pronounced soo-veed) Cooking, which is a method of preparing foods by vacuum sealing and cooking packed foods in controlled temperature water. 

I've seen Ming Tsai use this technique and he was trained as a chef in France. 

No matter. When it comes to cooking, if the French say we can do it, we can do it! 

Furthermore, according to my thinking, when Ming Tsai says two thumbs up and shows you how to, you've run out of excuses.  Because Mr. Tsai knows the best to cook anything! Hey! I'm a loyal fan! :) 

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Sous Vide Cooking has become increasingly popular over the years. This is an easy, effective method of cooking that preserve nutrients and deliver on flavor ...

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02 December 2017

10 Hackers Who Drastically Changed the World

#1 is Julian Assange ... #10 is Anonymous

"Yes, literally. While hacking is as amoral as science or mathematics, and therefore couldn't possibly be morally wrong, it is indeed literally wrong. Hacking, in the broadest sense of the word, is to attempt to interact with a system (any system) in a clever, innovative, and challenging way that the system was not intended to be interacted with, or the wrong way."

10 "Hackers" who Drastically Changed the World: for Better or Worse?

10 Hackers who Drastically Changed the World: for Better or Worse?

10 Hackers who Drastically Changed the World: for Better or Worse?

Yes, literally. While hacking is as amoral as science or mathematics, and therefore couldn't possibly be morally wrong, it is indeed literally wrong. Hacking, in the broadest sense of the word, is to attempt to interact with a system (any system) in a clever, innovative, and challenging way that the system was not intended to be interacted with, or the wrong way.

24 November 2017

Bath Salts, Aromatherapy and More Gift Ideas for Holiday Shopping!

Four years ago, published this article sharing my gift ideas for relaxation products. It's the holiday season for 2016 and these health and beauty bath spa products are still immensely popular.  These natural skin care products are gluten-free, vegan, and Green-Certified. You can even get products for your pets!  🐱🐕😄

Do you plan to do your gift shopping online?  

If so, here are various places around the web where you can find all kinds of suggested gift ideas, products reviews, and recommendations, most wished for or wishlist items, etc.

Disclosure:  The sites and web pages are part of my home business projects.

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Gifts for Tree Lovers : Give the Blessing of a Tree

When John the Apostle described his vision wherein he saw what heaven looked like, he wrote about seeing "the tree of life" and said that "the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations." Wouldn't it be wonderful if all tree leaves could be used for the healing of nations?

If you're signed into your social media account anyway, why not go shopping?

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Finally ... this is a brand new online shopping site on BlogJob.  My Shopping Channel ~ "Mi Tienda es Su Tienda".  Happy One Year Anniversary!  Started November 2016.

Hope to make your online gift shopping experience easy and enjoyable.

21 November 2017

The Genealogy of Jesus: Women Named in the Gospel of Matthew

The Gospels of Matthew and Luke Supply Information About the Ancestors of Jesus of Nazareth. One striking dissimilarity between the genealogies of Jesus, recorded in the Gospel accounts of Luke and Matthew, is the mention of five women in the Gospel according to Matthew.

The alleged differences in the genealogy of Jesus in the gospels of Matthew versus Luke are often disputed. But no one denies that Matthew mentions the names of five women.

The accounts of Matthew and Luke are the only two of the four Gospels that include a genealogy of Jesus. The majority of Bible scholars agree that Matthew was a Jew who wrote primarily for a Jewish audience; and that Luke was a Gentile who wrote for a Gentile (i.e. non-Jewish) readership. The New Testament scriptures do not reveal much biographical data about Luke, and it is not clearly stated whether he was a Gentile or Jew. The genealogy recorded in Luke traces the lineage of Jesus through Joseph, his earthly father, backtracking from Joseph to Adam, the first man. Whereas Matthew traces the lineage of Jesus, beginning with Abraham, the patriarch or father of the Jewish nation, moving forward in history to Joseph.

Over the years, there has been much dispute about the alleged differences between the genealogies and over how to reconcile or rather, harmonize these two Gospels. This article does not address these disagreements because it was written with another purpose in mind. That purpose being: to call attention to the fact that there is one striking dissimilarity that no scholar tries to reconcile or explain away. The Gospel according to Matthew includes the mention of five women.
  1. Tamar, a dutiful widow who played the harlot
  2. Rahab, a woman who was a harlot
  3. Ruth, a dutiful widow who was destitute
  4. Bathsheba, the wife of a murdered husband
  5. Mary, a young girl who married a man named Joseph
(Note: Bathsheba is not mentioned by name. She is referred to indirectly as, her that had been the wife of Uriah. The other four women are named. )

Tamar disguised herself as a prostitute, at peril to her life, in an effort to shame her father-in-law into admitting publicly that he had wronged her and that he would honor his word and obey the law.

Rahab was a prostitute. It was not uncommon for men to frequent her residence. Yet, when certain men were seen entering her place of business, she risked her life to save theirs, not really knowing if they would, in turn, spare her life. 

Bathsheba, the wife of a valiant warrior, at home alone, summoned to a king's bedchamber to satisfy his unlawful lusts and desires. Wasn't it enough that she had been violated and that she was with child because of it? Did her husband have to be murdered to cover up the act? But it was likely reported to her that her husband, Uriah, had been killed in battle. After all, he was a soldier. Nathan, the prophet, later compared Bathsheba to a little ewe lamb, the only precious possession of a poor man and that poor man had been robbed of everything he had! But who would commit such an act of cruelty? 

Ruth was a destitute widow with an uncertain future. Yet she chose to make a dangerous journey with her mother-in-law and travel to a land away from the home she had known all her life, with nothing. Would the remaining days of her life be bitter? Or would the people she had chosen to accept be willing to accept her and show her mercy and kindness? 

Mary, an innocent young girl, greeted by an angel with these words: Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. What must she have thought? But my cousin Elisabeth is the wife of a priest and prophet. She and her husband have always been righteous before God, walking in all of His commandments and ordinances. (Luke 1:6) Who am I? What great thing have I done? Why is the Lord with me? Me?

These brief summaries provide a glimpse into the lives of these five women. Using the various scriptural references below, one can piece together their real-life stories.
  • TAMAR - GEN 38: 6, 24; RUTH 4: 12; 1 CHRON 2: 4; MATT 1: 3
  • RAHAB - JOSH 2: 1; 6:17, 25; MATT 1: 5; HEB 11: 31; JMS 2: 25
  • RUTH - RUTH 1: 1 4: 22; MATT 1: 5
  • BATHSHEBA - 2 SAM 11: 3; 12: 24; 1 KINGS 1:15, 28, 31; 2:13
  • MARY - MATT 1: 16, 18, 20; 2: 11; 13: 55; MK 6: 3; LK 1: 27, 30, 41, 56; 2: 5, 16, 19
While it is true that some parts of the biblical accounts are quite scandalous, the biographies of these women can also serve as inspiring accounts of hope, courage, faith, loyalty, love, obedience and a woman's internal beauty and quiet inner strength.

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10 November 2017

Need a Gift for Baby Shower? Organic Baby Gifts

Did you know that one study identified a total of 322 toxins in the blood of umbilical cord samples? Several companies who make baby products have responded to growing consumer concerns about exposing newborns, infants and toddlers to hazardous substances and chemicals in products used in the nursery.

Organic New Baby Basics Gift Baskets - Blue

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28 October 2017

Imagine Yourself an Exotic Belly Dancer

Suggested for "intimate" Halloween celebrations. Imagine Yourself as an Egyptian belly dancer.
Just for Halloween?  Or … maybe all year long. Why not??

Shopping for a belly dancer outfit? 

More designs and colors available, but these are my personal preferences.

 Egyptian Bellydancer Set
Egyptian Bellydancer Set

A complete set comprising of an egyptian bra & matching harem pants. Both the top & pants are decorated with coins,beads & crocheted threads.The pants have a typical bellydancer side slit with a triangular coin design in center.   Oooh-la-la!

Turkish Chiffon 3 Parallel Row Hip Scarf

Beautiful chiffon hip scarf with 3 lines of coins.With crocheted thread & beadwork adding to the beauty, the scarf would go well with any bellydancer outfit.

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US History: Presidential Trivia: Teddy Called Them Muckrakers

The term "muckraker" was used by America's 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt. 

In the United States, muckrakers was the name for writers whose aim was expose corruption: i.e. to search for and expose misconduct in public life.

In chronological order:  
  • 1908 - Ray Stannard Baker "Following the Color Line" written to expose racial discrimination.  

Worthy of honorable mention: 
  • Ida Minvera Tarbell (1857 - 1944), U.S. journalist, known for "muckraking" exposés of political and corporate corruption; also a biographer, notably of Abraham Lincoln; and the only lady in the bunch!

Ida M. Tarbell, American "muckraker"...
Ida M. Tarbell, American "muckraker" author. 
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More Presidential Trivia:

  • American presidents, (Thomas) Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt, were Nobel Prize winners. 1906, Roosevelt received the award for being a mediator and arbitrating an end to the Russo-Japanese conflict; there was a dispute over +Manchuria and +Korea. Wilson received the prize in 1919, for establishing the League of Nations after World War I (1914 - 1918).

  • The "teddy bear" is named after Roosevelt's nickname Teddy because he went hunting and didn't want to shoot a baby cub.  Many people think a teddy bear with roses is an irresistible gift for Valentines Day?  

  • Kindle eBooks - Biographies & Memoirs of Presidents & Heads of State

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