October 2008 - Issue 1
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Your Guide To Pioneer Thinking - October 2008 - Issue 1
"Freedom is the oxygen of the soul." ~ Moshe Dayan
In This Issue:
-- Optimize Your Fall Wardrobe
-- Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Boost Your Memory
-- Top Five Spices to Add Zing to Holiday Baking
-- What You Need to Know Before Planting Tulips
-- Acres of Apples, Frugal to the Core
-- Recipe Box: Apple Cinnamon Crostini
-- Recipe Box: Vegetarian Fried Rice
-- Preserves - Ruby Red Pickled Beets
Optimize Your Fall Wardrobe
Whether you are going through your closet to see what is
wearable or need new fall clothes to update your look, it's
important to focus on quality, instead of quantity, when shopping
for a new fall wardrobe.
Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Boost Your Memory
Do you ever find yourself at the grocery store struggling to
remember what you came for? Are you forgetting birthdays and lunch
dates? If these situations sound familiar to you, you're not alone.
Forgetfulness is one of the most common complaints of those in
middle age and beyond. Here are some simple tips for boosting your
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Top Five Spices to Add Zing to Holiday Baking
It's hard to imagine a festive winter holiday without the aroma of
baking wafting through our homes. Certain spices -- such as
allspice, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and vanilla -- claim the
holidays as their own. (recipes included.)
VIDEO: Cerebral Palsy: Improving Mobility
Professional NHL scout Jeff Crisp is spreading awareness of
cerebral palsy. A neurological condition, cerebral palsy causes
tightness in the muscles which then limits a person's mobility.
Common treatments for this condition include physical therapy, oral
medications, and even botox.
"Keep smiling, it looks good on you!"
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Take thee Chills Out of Cold Calls
Apple Cinnamon Crostini
Good Food, Good Health:
Vegetarian Fried Rice
What You Need to Know Before Planting Tulips
It's a common frustration. You buy 25, 100, maybe even 300 tulip
bulbs, plant them in the fall and enjoy a great display in the
spring. But the following spring, all you get is a smattering of
flowers and maybe a bunch of leaves. Here is what you need to know.
Acres of Apples, Frugal to the Core
I've always dreamed of having an apple tree in my back yard. You
know the old saying, "be careful what you wish for?" Now that I
actually have my own apple tree, I stand in my yard watching the
apples piling up around me thinking, "Oh no -- What do I do with
this mess now?!" If I could make gasoline out of apples, I could
retire, but since that is not an option and my frugal mind will not
allow me to waste one apple, I have had to come up with some
yummier "apple disposal" methods. If you find that you have a few
dozen more apples than you know what to do with, these recipes from
will help settle your frugal dilemma. (recipes included.)
==========THE ENVIRONMENT FORUM==========
Topic: Energy Saving Tips
Although I haven't jumped on the 'green' bandwagon yet, I have been
trying to find ways to save my family some money by reducing energy
usage. I have read article after article about how to reduce energy
costs and learned that some of the best ways to do this is by
simply keeping your lights off not to run your air conditioning.
Easy, right? Well, I tried these things and realized all too soon
that only turning on lights when it was absolutely needed caused
many a accident and the lack of air conditioning in the house was
making everyone cranky. So I started to research again.
Q: Is it true that caffeine-containing drinks have a diuretic
effect and result in a loss of fluid?
Q: How accurate are scales that claim to measure body fat
Q: Are beets a nutritionally sound choice?
Normal Weight but Obese?
Relationship experts, authors and columnists Wayne and Tamara
Mitchell offer up common sense advice about life and relationships.
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Ruby Red Pickled Beets
2 dozen beets
1 1/4 cup sugar
2 cups white vinegar
1 cup beet juice ( reserved from cooking)
1 tablespoon cinnamon
8 whole cloves
2 teaspoons salt
2 medium size white onions - sliced
Wash beets then slice off any leaves. In a large pot add the beets
and cover with water. Cook on medium high for 1 hour or until the
beets are tender. Slide the skins off the beets. You can also cut
the skins off too, whatever is easier for you.
Slice the beets into chips, about 1/4 inch thickness. Place
in a bowl. Next, make the liquid for the beets by adding together
the sugar, vinegar, cinnamon, cloves (in a tied cheesecloth, or
small closed tea strainer), salt and one cup of the beet
water. Bring to a boil, stir a few times. Once boiled, remove the
cloves and add the beets and sliced onions. Reduce heat to simmer.
Let it all soak for a few minutes. Using sterilized jars, fill with
beets and hot liquid to 1/2 inch of jar top. Place lid on jar and
screw top down tightly. Process the filled jars in boiling water
for 30 minutes. Place jars on a table or counter and wait for it to
seal before moving it. You will know if it's sealed when you
hear the lid pop. Store in a cool place.
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