Saturday, September 30, 2006
Money is a good thing. If you have enough, that can certainly make your life easier. But to be a billionare? Oh my gosh, I can't even imagine having that much money. Whaqt would we do with it? There is a billionaire list. George Lindemann on List of Billionaires is one. And of course there are the people like Bill Gates who are billionaires. If you had all that money what would you do? Well, I would certainly quit my job that's for sure!
When it comes to politics, there is a lot going on. There are polics on the national level, the state level, and even on a town and county level. George Lindemann, George Bush, all the senators and representatives. It can be hard to keep track. But what happens when things go wrong with politicians? Maybe they said something wrong. Or maybe they simply made a mistake. Yes, people make errors in judgement. But that doesn't excuse the situation or the fact that the mistakes potentially affect a lot of lives.
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Wednesday, September 27, 2006
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Monday, September 25, 2006
- Red raspberry leaves- When preparing the infusion, mix one cup dried red raspberry with 1 tsp. dried mint. Red raspberry is high in tannic acid which can taste bitter. Red raspberry is a great herb for the female reproductive system.
- Oatstraw- This is another great infusion herb. It is particularly good for the nervous system. Prepare the same way as the stinging nettle infusion. No mint is required because it has a mild taste.
- Mullein- Mullein is also high in tannic acid so you will want to prepare this infusion the same way with mint, as described above. This is the herb to use if you have lung complaints such as asthma and chronic coughs.
Burdock is known for being great for the liver and the skin.
Nettle is a blood cleaner and also great for the skin.
I am not sure what role dandelion would play in helping the skin.
- dip apple wedges in chocolate
- make a pancake syrup out of the apples
- dip rings in batter and fry them
- make apple slaw and season with lemon juice, cumin seeds, and nutmeg
- cut in pieces then bake with goat cheese and serve on top of arugula
Stinging Nettle infusion brings out the best in the nettle plant. Since it steeps for a while, more minerals come out of the plant and are available for absorption into your body. You can drink the finished infusion over ice, warm, or use it as a soup stock.
Here's how to make stinging nettle infusion:
- Put one cup of dried stinging nettle herb in a one quart jar
- Pour boiling water over the herbs.
- Cover and let steep on the counter 4-8 hours.
- After at least 4 hours, you can refrigerate, drink it, cook with it, etc.
I find that nettle is great for the adrenal glands, the connective tissue, and helps keep me energized.
So, I have been taking tinctures of burdock and dandelion, and drinking gallons of stinging nettle infusion. I'll put information about how to make stinging nettle infusion in another post. It's yummy!
Saturday, September 23, 2006
With its natural beauty and serene settings, Hawaii makes for an unbelievable vacation spot. There are volcanos, beaches, culture and history. It is nice to enjoy all this things while living in luxury. Why not rent a Hawaii condo for your trip? Gebhart Properties specializes in luxury vacation rentals at premier resort areas throughout the Hawaiin islands. There's a penthouses at the Waikoloa Beach Resort, a luxury private home in Kailua-Kona, and much more. I don't know about you but I love to travel in style. Infuse a little luxury into your already serene vacation and that is truly a recipe for relaxation.
Are you a perpetual student? Or do you simply need to get your degree for career advancement or a career change? Getting your bachelor degree online at Capella University is a great option for you. In an age where anyone can set up an online course, it is nice to know that Capella is accredited by the Higher Learning Commision. They have a lot of degree choices including business and information technology and have students from all over (around 16 000 of them). So if you need to go back to school for whatever reason, Capella is a great choice.
Friday, September 22, 2006
When it comes to your success as a business online, you want to get people to visit your site. Search engine optimization is an important part of this. Google is in the beta testing stages for a program for the visually challenged. US Web is a proven industry leader for helping sites get great search engine rankings. The future seems to be working with google with the standards for the visually challenged. Is this the next direction for US Web? So far, US Web's strategy has worked out very well because when you look up something like "flowers" the pages attached to clients of US Web's are ranked really high.
Thursday, September 21, 2006
I am going on vacation soon. It's fun to visit other places, experience other cultures, and do something completely fun. When you are considering places for your next trip, perhaps Orlando is on your list. Home to Disney World and plenty of other attractions, it makes a great place to go for all ages. When you buy or rent an Orlando vacation rental you have the best of both worlds- a vacation destination and a homey atmosphere. Vacation rentals give you all the comforts of home without the hassle and stress that your home life can often bring. Not to mention the fact that tourism in Orlando is hot and prospering so when you make a property investment, it could prove to be very profitable. And you have your choice of homes- there are so many choices from condos to historical homes.
When it comes to your health, you want to know that you are in the best hands, right? This often means having access to the best and most current information pertaining to drugs such as Celexa, etc. Well, Epocrates has a new, free online system that gives people access to this key information. Epocrates Online is an online database for health care. In this day and age, online media is important. It is good of Epocrates to stay current and make these things available.
On the one hand, you want to invest your money. On the other, you don't agree with some of the business practices of certain companies so you don't want to do anything to help them out. This includes buying stocks from companies that do animal testing, for example. It may go against your beliefs. Gold is a great choice for you. The Monex company is devoted to help you invest in this and other precious metals and also arranges for safe delivery and storage. Gold is interesting because it is both a great investment and a thing of beauty.
Do you have an herbal business? If so, profit improvement software could be a big help to you. Acorn Systems has a new software product that allows you to keep track of your profits. I know, this sounds highly technical. But no matter what business you have, your main concern is to make money. Your herbal business is no different. We could all stand to get some extra help when it comes to improving of efficiency.
Monday, September 04, 2006
- Wildcraft fresh herbs at my parent's house. Pick what I can, especially spearmint and plantain.
- Using these fresh herbs, make some herbal honeys. Namely, a honey from spearmint and other aromatic herbs like oregano and rosemary and sage.
- Get enough plantain from the house to experiment with in cooking.
Plantain, A Modern Herbal - Plantain plant profile from A Modern Herbal
Wild Man Steve Brill- Link takes you to his main page but if you click on plants, Common Plantain is listed. Very good photographs.
Plantain Plant Profile
Profile and Salve Recipe
The amount of information out there is nearly overwhelming. So, I am limiting my links to this. If you have a link you would like to share, feel free to leave it in the comments.
Each Herb of the Week lesson will include links, herbal information, recipes, and personal experience. So, that is four posts per week on the different herbs. Posting on my blog is a great way for me to keep my files organized, too.
Susun Weed - Herbalist
Rosemary Gladstar - Herbalist site and retreat center
A Modern Herbal - Online version
Steve Brill - All about wildcrafting
It took me a little over two years to complete the program. It is their most advanced program, and I am now a Master Herbalist. I've learned much from the course and much on my own. For example, one of my favorite plants, stinging nettle, was touched on only briefly in the course.
That's okay, I don't fault them for that. I learned about forty herbs in detail through the program. It just so happens that I have a few herbs that I've gotten attached to and am inspired to learn in depth.
I just wish I didn't have a deadline tomorrow, and one on wednesday. I would much rather be working on my fun projects than writing articles on guitar companies and time management.