Photo Credit (via Francois Truffaut) I would highly suggest you check out savegutenberg.com. Read below to find out why: Are you dissatisfied with conventional modern education? Worried that most schools are failing to equip people with the intellectual tools required to be good people and good citizens? Maybe you have noticed that most modern education is designed primarily to produce passive consumerist serfs, and are looking for a way to break free from this pattern of cultural disintegration and instead, broaden the horizons of your mind and soul. Maybe you want this for your friends or children? In most of the world, education is trending toward fragmentation and specialization. At higher levels, it is often devoted specifically to some narrow occupational training. This has contributed to a culture incapable of critical thought and doomed to repeat the forgotten mistakes of the past. We can see the results of this around us [...]
Recently, I had to take doctor Mercola's nutritional type test and assess the results for one of my nutrition classes. There are three categories one may fall into: High protein: high density, high fat, high protein diet. High carb: high carb, low fat, low protein diet. Mixed: both high fat and high carb foods. If you haven't had a chance to take it, I recommend it. You can take it online here. You have to sign up to get his newsletter in order to take it, but the test is free of charge. I am not recommending it because I am a follower of this sort of nutritional typing. But I have found that having to take a test about my eating habits has made me think more thoroughly about what I eat on a daily basis. What I Learned All my life I have struggled with hypoglycemia. Recently I have found that [...]
Four weeks ago I took a long break from blogging to spend quality time with my mother, who was visiting from Eastern Europe. I hadn't seen her in a year and a half, so needless to say I was bouncing off the walls by the time she got off the plane. At first, I thought I could do both: blog and enjoy my mother's visit. I quickly discovered that as much as I would like to be wonder woman, I am not. So I lowered my expectations and assessed my priorities. My Mama, on the other hand, is Wonder Woman. She made this beautiful scarf in two days! My mama My husband My community My schoolwork My job Chores and cooking Blogging So instead of being disappointed I didn't write a post on cholesterol and heart disease or a good steak recipe. I put my lap top aside and did not open [...]
Honey Sweetened Banana Cream Pie Ingredients: 4 overripe bananas 1/2 cup honey 2 1/2 cup heavy cream 2 whole eggs 2 tsp real vanilla 7 honey-sweetened graham crackers 4 tbsp butter Recipe: Process graham crackers with butter; compress onto baking dish to form crust. Blend bananas with 1/2 cup heavy cream, 1/4 cup honey, 1 tsp vanilla, and eggs; poor into pan, on top of crust. Bake in preheated oven for 10 min at 375*; when done, refrigerate until cold throughout. Whip 2 cups heavy cream with 1tsp vanilla and 1/4 cup honey; pour on top of banana layer; sprinkle with cinnamon.