An Open Letter to Hillary Clinton —

An Open Letter to Hillary Clinton

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Dear Mrs. Clinton,

Congratulations on securing the Democratic nomination for president of the United States. It’s historical! It’s liberating to women! You’ve broken the glass ceiling! But at what cost? As the mother of a beautiful young daughter, my desire is to teach her every day that she is priceless, valuable and precious beyond anything […]

via An Open Letter to Hillary Clinton —

 

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Taco Tuesday!

TACOS!

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I don’t know anyone who DOESN’T like #TACOS! That’s just not right; they’d have to go! (J/k). BTW, I know this is Wednesday  jajaja. Well, there’s enough leftovers for a couple days! They’re SO darn delicious. …I really could eat them, at least , for a straight week!

And get this…tomorrow I’m going to make an authentic Mexican street food (shredded/sliced/diced…whatever beef) style tacos !

HEY! 😉 ➼  Here’s a video sort of how.

 😉 ➼ Except we use the little flour tortillas.

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Happy to see them going mainstream! I don’t have to find a Carniceria for them!

And although I’m  going to nab his avacado condiment, we use Mexican cheese…usually queso fresco but I recently found a super finely grated cojita, which is stronger aged type, i liked it!  A little finely sliced iceberg for freshness. We don’t add cilantro but you know how tacos are…various toppings.

Most popular …queso frescopanela and asadero. A popular aged cheese is Cotija

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I usually do the marinade in video…truth is…I’m lucky to live close enough to border to easily fond a Carniceria that will sell it in marinade! DELICIOUSNESS! 

However, my daughter just gave me a halfass new Slow Cooker recipe (I’ll still use my favorite heavy Lodge Cast Iron pot)…

They really liked it so I’m trying it.

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Thank you CHRISTINA RODRIGUEZ

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My beautiful daughter & son-in-law ♡ you see? It’s not just my bias😉 ♡

And my beautiful (their 2 sons) grandsons…

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She also made guacamole, Cuban black beans and rice. Had some shredded lettuce, cheese and salsa too ♡

So this was a good and large cut of beef… with a dry rub full of flavor! I love Goya seasoning with bitter orange in it,  Ancho chilies, those skinny chilies jajaja…in photo, onions, garlic and stock rather than water…for more flavor & Bay leaves. Taste to adjust seasonings, especially salt & pepper.

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Just Like Wendy’s® Chili

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Just Like Wendy’s® Chili

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Ingredients:


Directions

  • Prep

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  • Cook

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  • Ready In

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  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Press ground beef into the hot oil to form one large patty; let the bottom brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir and break the ground beef into crumbles and cook until no longer pink, about 5 more minutes.
  2. Stir celery, onion, and green bell pepper into ground beef and cook until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes; pour in stewed tomatoes, diced tomatoes with green chiles, tomato sauce, and water. Break apart large chunks of stewed tomatoes. Stir in chili seasoning.
  3. Mix kidney beans and pinto beans into chili, season with salt and black pepper, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour. Mix vinegar into chili.

Footnotes

  • Cook’s Note:
  • To adjust the heat, feel free to add cayenne pepper. The real chili has more beans in it, so you could just double the amount above.

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Spicy Roasted Corn and Jalapeno Avocado Soup

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Spicy Roasted Corn and Jalapeno Avocado Soup

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A creamy avocado soup with sweet corn and spicy jalapeno that is just as good cool and hot!

From one of my FAVORITE blogs – Kevin’s CLOSET COOKING!

Perfect timing! It’s cooling off outside!

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ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups corn
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, diced
  • 4 green onions, thinly slices and divided (whites and greens)
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 4 cups vegetable broth (or chicken broth)
  • 1 avocados
  • 2 tablespoons white miso paste
  • 1 lime, zest and juice
directions
  1. Heat the butter in a large heavy bottomed pan over medium-high heat, add the corn, jalapeno and the whites of the green onions and let sit until the corn starts to char a bit before mixing and letting char again, about 15 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic and the greens of the green onions and cook until fragrant, about a minute.
  3. Add the broth and avocados, bring to a boil and let simmer for a few minutes before pureeing with a hand blender (or in a blender or food processor) and mixing in the miso paste and lime juice.
Option: Omit the miso paste or replace with soy sauce, fish sauce or tamari.
Option: Only puree half of the corn to keep some of the full corn kernel texture.
Option: Garnish with cilantro oil! (1 cup cilantro pureed into 1/2 cup oil.)
Option: Garnish with crumbled queso fresco, feta, etc.
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El niño que siempre fui

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Allow me to make an important opinion of mine clear; Being a woman having a baby does NOT make you a MOTHER. 

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Being a mom means more than having given birth to a child. It’s loving and knowing a soul before you even see it. It’s carrying and caring for a life completely dependant on you for survival. It’s giving air to the lungs that grew within you, and sight to the eyes that will never see you as anything but mommy. It’s sleepless nights, its nursing scratches and scrapes, it’s being stern and protective. It’s teaching them to talk, to walk and to eventually run. It’s learning to hand your child to a stranger to let them teach what you cannot at times. It’s bracing them for a fall, and dusting them off after they do. It’s seeing them cry and not knowing how to fix it, so you sit on the floor and hold them and cry right along beside them. It’s teaching them that they are smart, capable, funny and giving them the security to do great things. It’s building their self-esteem, supporting their dreams and loving them unconditionally. It’s letting them go, letting them fail and teaching them how to get back up. It’s going without so that they don’t have to, and being OK with it.

Being a mother is a gift that is unimaginable to any woman who does not have a child in their life. It’s a connection that is unmatched and insurmountable in any form or other relationship.  It’s a love that grows continually, a love that always wants more and better. It’s being terrified that you can’t prevent pain, injustice, heartbreak and at times even death. It’s laughing at jokes that aren’t even funny, but the way they say it makes it’s hilarious. It’s listening to stories that go on and on without a point. It’s always being available for the “Mommy watch me!” yells and “Mommy I need you” pleas.  It’s drowning out the word MOM repeated over and over in attempts to get your attention. Its songs sang out of tune and settling squabbles with siblings. It’s being mean, and teaching hard lessons, that hurt you inside so deep you want to cry, but you must stand strong with resolve. It’s being strong for them when you are weak. It’s smiling when you want to cry, and crying when you’re smiling with pride.

It’s looking through photographs and feeling your heart swell with love and happiness when you see the beauty, the happiness and life in your child’s smile and eyes. It’s confusion, mistakes, uncharted territory and blindfolded guessing. It’s snuggling on the couch watching a movie, braiding hair till your fingers hurt, it’s being woken up early on Saturday morning because they want to crawl in bed and be close to your heart. It’s having the worst day and having them hug you and tell you “mommy I love you”, and needing nothing more.
It’s a blessing, a gift, a relationship that never ends and a love that never dies. It’s the best thing I have ever become, the greatest love I have ever felt and the best part about being me.

The Meaning of Being a Mother
– – by Susan Diranian
The meaning of being a mother is virtually endless. A mother is a protector, disciplinarian and friend. A mother is a selfless, loving human who must sacrifice many of their wants and needs for the wants and needs of their children. A mother works hard to make sure their child is equipped with the knowledge, skills and abilities to make it as a competent human being. Being a mother is perhaps the hardest, most rewarding job a woman will ever experience.
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The Meaning of Being a Mother
The Meaning of Being a Mother
By Susan Diranian Apr 24, 2015
The meaning of being a mother is virtually endless. A mother is a protector, disciplinarian and friend. A mother is a selfless, loving human who must sacrifice many of their wants and needs for the wants and needs of their children. A mother works hard to make sure their child is equipped with the knowledge, skills and abilities to make it as a competent human being. Being a mother is perhaps the hardest, most rewarding job a woman will ever experience.

Unconditional Love
From the day they are born, a child will test your patience. No matter what they do or say, being a mother means you will love your child unconditionally.

Children who receive love and attention from their mother are less likely later on to fall in love with someone who offers love conditionally, whether with behavior control or abuse. Show your child how much you love them with hugs and kisses. Listen to your child as they recount their day, play games or slip a note in their lunch box letting them know how much you love them (Ref 1).
Safety and Security
When a woman becomes pregnant, it is her responsibility to provide a safe and secure environment while her baby grows. This responsibility continues once she becomes a mother, whether it’s ensuring her child has a roof over its head to keeping monsters away at night and everything in between. Providing your child with a safe and secure environment protects them from abuse and harm as well as help boost their child’s mental and emotional development. Provide a safe, healthy environment for children by reducing risks and stress as well as keeping an eye out on children.

Teacher and Disciplinarian
Being a mother means being there to teach your child important rules and roles of life, from being an empathetic human being to learning how to be responsible of one’s actions. As your child grows up, they are going to face an onslaught of differing thoughts, opinions and values from their friends, the movies, internet, television and magazines. A mother will help guide their child to figure out their goals and values in life as well as teach them the importance of an education, manners and more. A mother will also discipline their child, a skill that will benefit children throughout their life as well as at school, work and life at home

Parenting is more than cuddling your precious newborn in your arms, counting her fingers and toes, feeding her every two hours and keeping her diaper dry. This is the easy part. You must guide her through life, making sure her decisions are the right ones. Some of these include the manner in which she treats others. Respect for authority includes everyone from you to her teachers. Respect begins in the home and, although you may not realize it, your child must also respect herself.

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And taa daa! Today ♡

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Esta mañana, de camino a la oficina, escuchaba un programa de radio cómo preguntaban a un grupo de alumnos de primaria acerca de qué es la Constitución Española. Las respuestas, no hace falta que os lo diga, eran de lo más divertidas, como casi todo cuando te lo cuenta un niño.

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Healthy “Stuff”😉

Healthy “Stuff”😉

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the GOOD “STUFF” 😉

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Namely…like HONEY, COCONUT (oil, milk & any other way) and Lemon (or just Citrus

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We can’t forget about raw organic apple cider vinegar either!

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And ALOE …of course

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TURMERIC …we certainly can not leave out turmeric!

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10 Turmeric Benefits: Superior to Medications?

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~ AND POMEGRANATE! 

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I LOVE it when it’s growing in my own nackyatd!

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~ In the meantime. ..I’m going out of town. Getting to a “clear my head” place😉

I’m not writing…just reminding. Old habits die hard so at least i know with myself…i need reminders.
There is SO MUCH on Google about all of this. Too much for me to list by far!
So, I’ll leave a couple/few links, otherwise its photos; that helps me remember 😉


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French shallot, raw honey and apple cider vinegar salad dressing

http://www.eyecandypopper.com/french-shallot-raw-honey-and-apple-cider-vinegar-salad-dressing/

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Raw Honey and Lemon Cough Syrup with Coconut Oil

Author: The Coconut Mama
Ingredients
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
¼ cup local raw honey
2 tablespoons coconut oil

Instructions:

Honey and Lemon Cough Syrup with Coconut Oil

Where MY #honey comes from…

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About Valley Honey Company

Our family has been in the valley since the 1880’s. Has been involved in mining, ranching, and farming. Due to the decline of farmable achreage in Maricopa county, We then evolved into a migratory beekeeping operation. This is a family owned business, we intend to expand and grow. By keeping ourselves small we can control the quality of our product.

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BEAUTIFUL NATURE!!!

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..Here is What Happens When You Wash Your Face with Apple Cider Vinegar – Holistic Living Tips

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OMG…I am officially now a member of “I eat this with a spoon” club!

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Grapefruit herbal tea with spices and honey in a glass teapot and cup on a dark wooden background
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