Archive for November, 2007

Got last minute Guest coming over to celebrate the Holidays! Need something to snack on fast? Then this is for you. This is also fun to make with kids.

Cinnamon Nuts

Crunchy,sweetly spiced nuts.

1/2 tsp. dry Minced Orange Peal rehydrated in 2tsp of water

1/2 tsp. Ceylon Cinnamon

1/3 Cup of water

2 Cups of walnuts or pecans Halves

3/4 Cup of sugar

Cover the dry Minced orange peel in water. Let stand for at least 10 min. to fully rehydrate. Combine the orange peal, suger,ceylon, and water in a deep sauce pan. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring regularly. Add nuts and reduce heat to medium low, so the liquid is simmering. Stir constantly while the water evaporates. First, the glaze will be shinny. As the water boils off, the sugar will form brown crusty crystals on the walnuts. When the nuts are completely coated and all the liquid has evaporated, remove from heat. Male sure to stir constantly t prevent the nuts from burning. Spread nuts on a cookie sheet to cool.

makes 2 cups


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Just when you thought you heard the last of the dot.coms!!!!!

Its not over yet CNN reports today that more then 50% of americans will be doing their shopping online this christmas. For me this is so true. I think in the past 4 years I head to the stores during christmas not to shop but to give myself a little holiday cheer, knowing that all of my shopping was done in less then a night with out leaving my computer. No more fighting the crowds after a long days work, more time with your friends and family. Now that sounds nice! Fear not I have some soulutions and ideas for you shoppers and business owners.

For the business owner-

Now I know what you are thinking “A web store? I don’t know anything about the web and it’s going to cost a ton of money” Well in some ways you are right and wrong, a web store can cost you a ton of money if you don’t do your research. So here are a few ideas . If you are not web savvy then you can try the free paypal shopping cart. The cart is not very customizable. If you are really web savvy then you can build your own free webstore by using zencart. Now if you want someone to build your site I would use digital marauders, they have a flat rate customized cart with no monthly fees. They also take the time to teach you how to work with in your store and promote it on the web at no additional charges.

Now for the shopper –

here are my web store choices for holiday shopping.

www.viktorviktoriashop.com – mens and ladies

www.digitalgravel.com – mens and ladies streetwear

http://www.ccs.com – everything skate and snow

www.shreddingbetty.com – ladies snowboarding

www.touchclothing.com – mens clothing

www.popspopularclothing.com – mens work clothing

www.bodypunks.com – Body jewelry

www.zappos.com – everything shoes

www.itunes.com – everything music

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Sicko the movie – wow how do I really start this but to say we all going to die for the all mighty dollar. Second I am ready to pack my bags and get off of this sinking ship called America. But then it came to me that it’s not the US governments fault it our fault. We are the ones that let them do this us. I don’t think that we really understand that they work for us. There are more middle to lower class familes in the US then there is Upper to mega rich. We can no longer live in fear we need to stand and take this country back.  No I have not been the best person in that on the means of voteing but you can be sure I will never miss a vote from here on out.  There is only one thing for us to do, sstand up and let them here us.

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