Spring Planning

11-29-2013 Winter has just begun, but I can’t wait for warmer weather again, and it will still be months before I can do anything in the garden. I still wanted to jog down my thoughts regarding it anyways. Right now, I have 8 raised beds in the back yard. One of them has chives growing in it. And it has been doing pretty well. Nothing needs to be done to that one. Another bed has celery growing in it. The … Continue reading >>

No Investment Opportunity

11-29-2013 Today is Black Friday. I don’t have the urge to go out in the cold or online to get any deals because I don’t need or want any material possessions at this time. The stock market closed early at 1 PM. I was hoping to get some steals on business ownerships. But no, the stock market went up for most of the session, and only came down 10 minutes or so before close, and left me empty handed. I … Continue reading >>

Tiling the Walls

11-29-2013 Earlier in May, Mr. Adventurer and I wanted to do a backdrop tile in the kitchen by ourselves. Since that’s our first home improvement project, we were very cautious. We went to Home Depot’s free seminar and watched some instructional videos. After we bought the supplies, we did the step-by-step instructions and utilized the tips we learned at Home Depot. Things went smoothly, and the tile enhanced the look of the kitchen greatly. With that momentum, we tiled the … Continue reading >>

Baked Pumpkin Seeds

11-28-2013 Ingredients: Pumpkin seeds Chinese five spice powder, to taste Salt, to taste Directions: Wash the pumpkin seeds to remove the pumpkin pulp. Drain and put in a bowl. Marinate with salt and Chinese five spice powder for 1 hour. Preheat oven at 200°F. Lay the seeds on a baking sheet, for even baking, and try not to overlay the seeds. Bake until the seeds are golden brown, which is about 30 minutes. Cool for 30 minutes and enjoy. … Continue reading >>

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 filet with garlic, mint and lime sauce

11-28-2013 Ingredients: 3 to 4 slices of fish filet 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 filets 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 >>