What’s the very best way to preserve fresh herbs? It’s taken me a long while to find out! Growing herbs such as parsley, basil, chives, tarragon, cilantro, garlic, and dill in my garden since before we were married, but I’ve had to fail many times in order to learn how to preserve those marvelous flavors before the chills and bluster of winter could damage their tender leaves.
Freezing makes them un-recognizable with no texture; drying takes away much of their flavor, and putting them into ice cubes with water? What an unappetizing mess!
Hello there! I’m Jacqueline’s daughter. Mother and I have a wardrobe-extender to shout-out about today that may or may not be on your radar. We’ve been eyeing 2 of Deborah & Co.’s halftees (aka a cami or shell) and are thrilled with the opportunity to review both!
We had so much fun trying on different outfits with our new halftees and posing with Mother’s little Nikon Coolpix S6400 point-and-shoot camera.
Since aspartame first hit the U.S. market in the mid-70s, doctors contended that tumors were skyrocketing in the general population. There is also the mysterious rise in diseases such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. Indeed, as an RN in the operating suites during the 70s/80s, it was certainly a topic of interest as we conversed amongst ourselves. While I was in the heart rooms, my best friend went into neurosurgery, and we discussed the rapid rise in the numbers of brain lesions. The experience made such an impact on me that as a new mother I shied away from foods containing this additive.
The Woman Behind ‘Roe vs. Wade’ (and what I didn’t know)
Few Supreme Court rulings have been as consequential as Roe vs. Wade, but not many know the true story of the pseudonym-cloaked plaintiff ‘Jane Roe’. For some reason, I distinctly remember the morning I read about it in January of 1973; my sweetheart and I were to be married later that year. Oddly enough, this story and my life are forever intertwined, for 18 years later after battling infertility partly due to an abortion, we miraculously gave birth to our firstborn son on the 18th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade.
Have you walked down the body care aisle at your local supermarket lately? Thousands of colorful skin care bottles and tubes vie for your attention. Every day most of us use products that we think are safe; but the truth is that they are NOT. Manufacturers don’t have to tell us so. Ever since 1938 – when the FDA granted self-regulation to the cosmetics industry – such products can be marketed without government approval of ingredients, regardless of what tests show!
Thankfully, more and more people are starting to become aware and find other sources.
Is red raspberry leaf tea a help or a danger? A lot of people say that red raspberry leaf tea is for use all the way through pregnancy to have an easier labor, while others say that it is only helpful for inducing labor. Some people say that it can cause a miscarriage if you take it too early in your pregnancy. So can we discern the truth?
Justina Pelletier’s horrendous 16-month plight has certainly garnered national media attention on the parental rights issue. The nightmare appears to be over for the Pelletier family thanks to the relentless efforts by so many on her behalf. It is just possible that people will stay away from Boston Children’s Hospital in droves after the revelations.
Apparently Justina Pelletier’s parents aren’t the only ones that have had their parental rights violated. Continue reading →
Our dear friend Johanna coined a phrase that has stuck with us (we love it!), and now we think of our plus-size friends as ‘elegantly curved’! We have many beautiful, elegantly-curved friends created by God, wonderfully and fearfully made.
As I get older and undergo the inevitable changes in my body and shape, I find it isharder to find beautifully-fitting modest clothes for less. Still, I desire to make modesty and femininity look excellent instead of frumpy, so I persevere. At whatever age we are, we must still discover for ourselves what it means to represent the Lord as His ambassadors to the world.
I keep my eye out for clothing I feel is tasteful in a variety of circumstances. Below is a compilation of many femininely beautiful (and modest) REAL plus size WOMEN from all walks of life in no particular order at all. Here is a taste:
What would you do if you were told that you could not be present for a ‘private’ meeting between your 12 to 17 year-old child and an unknown nurse or care-giver with a list of questions that would be put in their ‘medical’ record forever? I am not sure if I am a ‘normal’ parent or not but after being a practicing RN for over 20 years, I would say, “No thank you!”
For 40 years, I have been a wife to my husband and a teacher of our children in the home. Now a new season has come, and with the blessing of my husband, I write this blog as an encouragement to myself and others. (Titus 2: 3-5) How important is this role of speaking into the lives of younger women! The habits of the home in one generation become the morals of society in the next. As William Ross Wallace said: “The hand that rocks the cradle, rules the world.”
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