Cranberry Fruit Relish

11-28-2013  Ingredients: 1.5 cups of cranberry 1 apple, cut into wedges 1 orange, peeled and sectioned Walnuts to taste Honey to taste Directions: Process cranberries, orange, walnuts, and apple in a food processor until chunky. Transfer to a bowl and stir in honey. Cover and refrigerate. Serve after at least 2 hours. … Continue reading >>

Baked Coconut Shrimp

11-28-2013 Ingredients: 20 large or jumbo raw shrimp without its head, deveined, butterflied three-quarters, with the tails on. 3/4 cups of sweetened coconut flakes 4 eggs Coating mix: 1 tsp. of onion powder 1 tsp. of garlic powder Salt, to taste Chili powder, to taste 1/2 cup of breadcrumb Directions: Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a baking sheet by lightly coating it with coconut oil or cooking oil. Stir the coating mix ingredients together in a bowl and set aside. … Continue reading >>

Fish fillet with garlic, mint and lime sauce

11-28-2013 Ingredients: 3 to 4 slices of fish fillet 1/2 cup of olive oil 1/2 cup of mint and lime wine 5 cloves of minced garlic 1 teaspoon of dried minced cilantro Salt and pepper to taste 1/2 cup of flour 1 cup of cooking oil Directions: Mix olive oil, mint and lime wine, garlic, cilantro, salt and pepper in a bowl. Set aside. Coat the fish fillets in flour. Heat the cooking oil in a large sauté pan. Sauté … Continue reading >>

Orange Marmalade

11-28-2013 Ingredients: 6 oranges Sugar to taste Honey to taste Directions: Wash the oranges well. Peel them with a knife as thin as possible, like an apple. Cut the skin into thin strings and put aside. Separate the orange sections and remove the membrane and any seeds. Place the fruit and its juices into a bowl. Place sugar in a pot. Add 2 teaspoons of water into the pot and bring to a boil. Add in the orange skin. After … Continue reading >>

Traditional IRA (M) Trades

11-26-2013 I bought 20 shares, that pay monthly dividends, of O at $38 per share, which in total costed $760. That brings the total share I have in this account to 167. I have had my eyes set on O for awhile. Even though the price is higher than buying in bulk, I don’t know when or if it will drop to my price, so I went ahead and bought some again. I don’t mind holding them for long term. … Continue reading >>

Thanksgiving 2013 Feast Menu

11-25-2013 Thanksgiving is around the corner, and I’m planning on what to prepare for our family feast. The menu will include: Oven-roasted Turkey Baked Coconut Shrimp Fish Filet with Garlic, Mint and Lime Sauce Mashed Potatoes Corn on the Cob Steamed Lobster Baked Yam Deep-fried Calamari Cranberry Fruit Relish Pumpkin Pie Croissants Fruit plate arrangement: Kiwis Oranges Bananas Watermelon … Continue reading >>

Feeding Time

11-24-2013 After lunch today, I took Adventurer Jr. II and III to a free educational program at our local nature reserve. Biology is one of Adventurer Jr. II’s favorite subjects, so you can guess how excited he was. At the program, my kids got to feed a frog, a snake, and a salamander. When it was time to feed the snake, Adventurer Jr. III dropped a worm into its cage. It was his first time touching a worm, and he … Continue reading >>

Yoga Class

11-24-2013 After eating breakfast, I took Adventurer Jr. and Adventurer Jr. II to the pool. They swam, while I took Yoga class in the group exercise room. We did a lot of twisting during class today. Marichyasana, also called Marichi’s pose, means “ray of light”. Ardha Matsyendrasana is also known as “half lord of the fishes” pose. They stimulate the spine and digestive system. We also practiced Trikonasana, or Triangle pose; Parighasana, also called Gate pose; Virabhadrasana II, a more … Continue reading >>

To Solar, or Not to Solar, that is the Question

11-23-2013 My electric bill is around $100 per month. I always thought that I should have solar panels on my roof to produce electricity. It’s green, therefore better for the environment. I could switch to a space heater to take advantage of the electricity generated by the solar panel. And I don’t need to depend on the power company for my electricity needs. The upfront cost could be high and I might not be able to recoup the initial investment … Continue reading >>