Monthly Archives: July 2013

One Week, One Proverb


When Silence is golden…The Message Translation Proverbs 25:11 — “The right word at the right time is like a custom-made piece of jewelry”.

85 Degrees

Case 22:

Take a goat and tie it to the rope; take the rope and tie it to the goat; they both mean the same.

Insight/Background Story:

When the man on my left got up to talk at our last kindred meeting, I knew we were in for a long boring speech. For me, this was yet another moment to show how vast he claimed he was in historical matters and politics. As usual, he started by reminding us of his great ancestral line, bombarding our brains with his mumbo jumbowhich drew angry sighs and murmurs from all corners of the hall. He had barely talked about the topic for the day when a woman thundered from behind, “Shut up and sit down.” The look on the man’s face was one of shock and embarrassment. But he recovered quickly. He threatened and called her names. This, of course, prompted…

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Malaria No More?

Malaria No More?

Maybe soon, I won’t have to take Lariam (Mefloquine) every time I go home to Nigeria!




“A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.” — Ben Franklin, Founding Father

Ginger Carrot Pineapple Juice Pulp Crackers


Been juicing a lot… Stumbled upon this great idea in my quest to find out what to do with all that pulp after juicing!

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Okay!  So, I’ve been experimenting with my juice pulp and making some juice pulp crackers based on other juice pulp cracker posts that I’ve read here and here. My favorite juice is pineapple and carrot, and very now and again I’ll add some ginger or apples if the mood strikes.  I have only ever used juice pulp in baked goods or pancakes, so making crackers was very new to me.

My first go round wasn’t as successful as I thought it would be.  My crackers were a little thick and didn’t have the crispiness a cracker normally has.  I had also thought they were be more savory and good with hummus.  There’s nothing like eating a sweet tasting cracker with garlicky jalapeno hummus!  GROSS.

I believe these particular crackers would taste much better with a nut butter of some kind.  As I use more of a variety of fruits/veggies/spices…

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“Polaroid Collection” – Retro Interior Decorating…



Culled from

Motivating Others…


“Each time you cast a vision for others and paint a picture for others and paint a picture of their future success, you build them up, motivate them, and give them reasons to keep going.” — John Maxwell, Leadership Author and Speaker


“Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt, not swallowed.” — Josh Billings, American humorist

Flattery is like…

Non-conventional Decorating Ideas…


Creative use of wooden crates…


Banana Chocolate Cake – serves 6- 8



Banana Chocolate cake – serves 6- 8

¼ cup Oil
¼ cup honey
2 eggs
1 cup almond meal
½ cup cocoa powder powder
3 bananas fleshed mashed

Instructions: Preheat a fan-forced oven to 350 Fahrenheit. Grease a cake tin and line with baking paper.

In a large mixing bowl cream the oil, honey and eggs until light and fluffy.
Add almond meal, cocoa powder and bananas and combine well. Pour into the cake tin.
Bake for 50-60 minutes or until cake is cooked. Serve.