Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy thanksgiving!



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Thanksgiving morning sunrise

 
This morning sunrise


Sunrise Florida



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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Steve Juricic and Tropical Squeeze at SNPJ 778

Everybody seemed to enjoy Steve Juricic & Tropical Squeeze's music on Sunday at the Lodge 778. It was lively and diverse. Of course, every band's music is always the best when the musicians enjoy performing and music comes from their hearts...



We've even had a chance to see some line dancing!





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Monday, November 24, 2008

Special thanks



Yesterday's Thanksgiving Dinner and Dance was a success and there are quite a few people who made it happen:

Richard Krchmaric and his son Matthew were responsible for all the good foods we ate.

Grace Bouma, Anne Gombocs, Tony Markel, Carol Dragonsky, Eileen Harfmann and Walt Stauffer were busy servers.

The bar and its guests were taken care for by John Lavrich, Nezka Novak and Richard Brown.


Doris Lavrich and Marge Thomas were in charge of tickets.

Last but not least, the members of the decorations and setup crew were equally important piece of the puzzle: Doris, Anne, John, Walt and Marge.

Thank you all, including those who might have helped in any way but are not mentioned above!





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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Thanksgiving dinner and dance party

This is the-same-day quick report of today's first event of the season: The food was good, the place was pretty crowded, music was lively and everyone had a good time!

Enjoy the photos in video below!





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Friday, November 21, 2008

Around the globe in 31 minutes


Health and Happiness
Originally uploaded by Tatiana Cardeal

When this video was first put online, it circled the globe and was viewed by people in all continents within a matter of 31 minutes!

My today's message is short:

If you or your loved ones are battling disease, please take 5 minutes out of your busy schedule and watch this video here
It might for ever change your life...



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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Homemade cranberry sauce with a twist

Even when using recipes - I just have to invent something that's uniquely mine, to adjust ingredients and taste to my preferences.


Here's the story about inventing a different kind of homemade cranberry sauce.


About a year or so ago I found this really great recipe how to cook cranberries into delicious sauce. I used the original recipe a few times and the sauce was great: easy to make and tasty. The only thing I have a problem with is that it calls for a lot of sugar (which I try to eliminate from my diet) and orange juice (which is acidic so it's also on my "stay-away list").


That's why I cooked my newly invented sugar free cranberry sauce by replacing sugar with agave syrup and orange juice with grapefruit juice...


... and my 2008 Thanksgiving cranberry sauce recipe is as follows:


* 12 ounces cranberries
* juice of a medium-sized grapefruit
* approximately 1/2 cup of agave syrup*


Directions:

Cook cranberries in grapefruit juice and agave syrup in a medium size pan over medium heat for about 10 minutes (cranberries need to pop). Remove from heat, place in a bowl and let the sauce cool and thicken.


If you like your cranberry sauce more jellied, mash cooked cranberries with a fork.


* The quantity of agave syrup is approximate because the taste will depend on the size and the sweetness of the grapefruit you use. However, with using agave syrup as a sweetener it's easy to add more, even after the sauce cools down.


And the most important thing about this recipe is that it's good for everyone, does not contain any alcohol or any artificial ingredients.


Enjoy!



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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Daniel Keene Jr. - FASCAR 2008 Champion

Have you heard about Daniel Keene Jr. yet?

He has quite a story to tell about his 2008 FASCAR LATE MODEL CHALLENGE 100 season, which was his first full season ever!

He is presently looking for sponsors for the next season and while his fans praise him with words like "Daniel is a Great Driver!" and such, his mom stated, "He's great on the radio, in interviews, and quite good looking. He'd be great in those jean commercials."

Read the whole story and see more photos here.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

First line dance class report

The first line dancing class this past Wednesday was a success and I assume everyone is looking forward to coming back every Wednesday throughout the season.

I couldn't make it myself so I don't have a picture for you today - or more detailed report - but I'll stop by as soon as I can and let you know how many line-dance students are having fun there.

It's not too late to join though - even if you've never line-danced before, you should at least give it a try. It's a lot of fun and great exercise for all ages and genders.

Schedule and details can be found here.



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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Need Help with contest

A couple of days ago I received an email from one of my subscribers. Here's the partial copy:
"... I wonder if you have any nice pasta recipes with different herbs. I own a small shop and have just started selling salads and any variation on what I offer would really be appreciated..."

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Line dancing classes at SNPJ

From now on you can not only dance polka at SNPJ Lodge 778 but also learn line dancing steps. Beginner classes start tomorrow, November 12, 2008 and will be offered every Wednesday between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.

Event: Beginner line dancing classes
When: Every Wednesday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $3.00 per person
Info: Call 352-686-9874

line dancing Pictures, Images and Photos



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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Why is TUESDAY Election Day

Little known Historical facts (no political propaganda!) about
why Tuesday after the first Monday in November
was chosen as Election Day in U.S.





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