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1 year ago

Here is our new chat thread.....we are some real talkers as the other thread seemed to grow long in a very short period of time.  lol   Of course I love for all of us to meet here and discuss our day and other things.  The peace pipe below depicts peace & friends here.



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Well,let's really try
1 year ago

To keep this thread friendly,maybe we can regain the attention of all who have tuned out due to disruptive forces beyond our control.

I love that You are using your given name Vivian,is it still cool to call you Vicky?

I have a friend named Vicky and it has already been reduced to Vick,lol

(Not the cough drops)

1 year ago

My last word:  I wrote at the wrong topic...

my ex is sharing a 2 bedrooms apt with Lady R...and her 8 cats.

So my life stop kindof here. Today.

I have no interest for nothing.

Was nice to talk with some of you.  You know who you are.  I am to fragile for that peeps talk to me the way some did. 

Good Luck to everyone.  I hope that I will not see this xmas.

I erasede my profile page.  If someone knows what will happen in a fractions of second, you are...?? Nobody knows.

Please, sweet tas, let me end with your muahhhh.

Too tired to correct my faults.

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peace ...............sunrise photography

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Vicky, it's all so not remembered sometimes.  I'm hearing that Hilda's mother was my Grandfather Carroll's sister (my mother's father).

1 year ago

TAS, call me any name (as long as it's nice!  lol)   I have a friend who calls me 'Vick', too.   So Vick or Vicky will be fine.   Unless you prefer Vivian. 


Kaya, lovely photos of the swamp and the weekend indian man.


Hi Gabra, Sherry, Carlene, Marie and June.   Marie, I'm sorry if you deleted your profile page.   I would be sad if you left Care2.   I know you have been depressed so just kick back a few days until you're feeling in better spirits and then join us again.  We will still be here with smiling faces and friendly attitudes. 



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1 year ago

Wow, maybe we are related Sherry!  Wouldn't that be a hoot?  lol  Preston is my first cousin.


TAS, I forgot to tell you how handsome the bison is that you posted.

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1 year ago

Vicky, was it your Mother or Father related to Hilda, or Hilda's husband?   Either way, that would make us 2nd cousins!

1 year ago

I understand that Hilda's Mother was my grandfather's sister, - on my Mother's side.

1 year ago

Good morning, I am astounded that Marie has Not posted anything for a day.

I think she is hiding,lol

I do not even remember what we were talking about????

Vicky my phone has upside down ?, and other silly symbols for real math addicts, I guess,

Have a gr8 day buffs

1 year ago

Hi buffs!  It's a rainy (on & off) day today.  I'm waiting for the U Verse man to come out and hook up my t.v. and look at a couple of other things.


Sherry, my mom is related to Aunt Hilda.  She was her cousin, so she was my second cousin.  Now when you start talking grandfather's sister on Mother's side, etc. that gets way too confusing to me.  hahaha!   But I guess we are 2nd cuz's. 


TAS, neat that your phone lets you make those crazy symbols.  Marie will probably be back soon.   She's done that before. 


Later my friends!


1 year ago

I wondered why the group was peaceful.....

Hi,every one.How are you?I hope that your week end was relaxing.I used it to get some thoughts together,spent much time alone to regroup and all.I waned to go to the water,but will do so when I can .

Hugs.Have a great week,ok.

1 year ago

Kaya,you make things interesting,but in a good way.

Hello and hugs to my posse!!!!!How are you? 

Tas,thanks for your shares in the petition group.

1 year ago

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1 year ago

I'm here and not... I'm very tired, earlier, an intervenat or a staff lol, knocked on my door saying my name and didn't let me the time to say nothing and entered and opened the curtains I was sleeping at 14:00 I went to bed at 7:00 she take the thing that I need to open or close my window. I yelled screamed and more ,,bang and they passed me a radio that I am sure nobody has, and just put it on the floor and the one who founded that house came she was asking what noise is that so I just took it and as a bowling ball made it 'roll' as hard possible, and I saw there is a fan fix at the wall and I turned it max pivotant.  I showered and had to make to phone call, pharmacy, etc and then coffee supposed to be ready 1st floor and was not, so I smoke a clop outside in night gown in sandals I needed that polluated air went back then coffee ready and a first cup with a clop but alone in the smoking room awful room, where the protituted and all goes with are passing their day there.  I went back to my very tiny bedroom I paid 600$ monthly food greasy so as I used to be vegan(I didn't) eat before 19:30 and I have to take meds for Diabetes with food.  I bought food for tomorrow hoping to come back here tomorrow night.  I am thinking seriously to move around 10 or 12... to Vancouver,,, where is my bedroom they are 5 real mentals so, I don't know how I will make it.  I will not be plug with my ipod all time I am there to not hear them.?? I don't talk to NOBODY, including the staff.  Nobody will force me in nothing.  I received the money from my lawyer I will deposit tonight around midnigth, I save my money for my return to Vancouver but not at the same place, on Friday I will talk to one staff the one is okay, but I can make up mind alone.  There is a member here living in Vancou so waiting for news from him, anywat I'll fly to Vancouver as I said upper.

Much love to you.

Marie I am sorry for the faults of all, can't do more.  I am losing so much after my...I don't wish you to YOU.


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1 year ago

tas, I forgot... if you want I can call you, all usa is in my contract or I can do it but my phone # is confidential.... anyway here it is:  438-937-3387 it is a vulgar cell phone.  But can talk well around the world lol... It will help me a lot in what I

am passing... to hear a voice, and if you talk like you write it will be better than any substance...


1 year ago

i would like to know somebody to go to pass a couple of days there withouth these mental people.

But, nothing is working that way.  I have to go to deposit of the cheque from my lawyer it is part of my move in Vancouver. 

Think of me please oops, it appeared without I touch the B... magic laptop I own.

12:37 I have to walk to my Bank and back to take the Exit.

See ya tomorrow, I hope.


all ask me a big effort really not funny. Think of all you have and be happy.

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The peace and rationality was nice while it lasted.........

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"yes, it surely was'", says the annoying orange
1 year ago

Hello *wow* finally tas Yes I hear you *wow*
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Hi everybody.   TAS, I love the fruits...they are so funny!  lol  Kaya, what a wonderful 'Three Stories' tag you posted.  Very inspirational.  And the 'good morning' owl is adorable!  Hi are you doing?   Marie, did you make it to the bank to deposit your check (cheque)?   How long will long will it take you to save for your trip to Vancouver?  Do you know someone there?  I figured you might be saving to come to USA.  


Well, I will be bidding everyone a good night.


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I can fly tonight.

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Why all these questions in your good night thread Vicky??

I don't have to answer nothing.  I talk enough without question.


Good night and As ta la vista magnana. 


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hasta la vista, manana
1 year ago

CRacking up from the phonetically used Spanish.

Have a great day sweet buffs¿¿¿¿¿¿¿

1 year ago


Hey,holly's son did this.You should see his other stuff.wonder if he can do yellowstone stuff for this thread....

1 year ago

Hi ladies.  Well I lost my post so I will try again.   Kaya, I LOVE the picture or painting that Holly's son created.   It would be awesome if he posted some of his drawings/paintings in our group.     Do you and Holly live near each other?  Sorry, if I'm asking you a 'question' but that's how I do conversations.   TAS, I see you beat me to dreamland tonight.  You are probably snoozing by now.     Gabra, Sherry and Carlene, how are you all doing?   I hope you all pop in tomorrow.   Marie, again you are being rude in your words....this time I am the recipient.  If you think that my friendly inquiries are nosiness then you are wrong.  I was just trying to make conversation with you and see how you were doing since you are depressed a lot of times.   However, I will not show interest in your life anymore.  I will stick to just telling you hello.


Good night ladies.   Many blessings to you


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1 year ago
  sweet tas, Hasta la Vista, manana.  Voila!  I start to learn Spanish at University bufff     was not so bad. 
I am scare because of the guy who served my poached eggs etc told me that the Thyphon--Philippinnes because of Radio Activity Nuclear (not in order lol)  no more dairy products, all from earth lololol will be contaminated, it's started and will be soon in BC's so, I asked Holly to make a research and I know a good Nathuropath I will join and more.
So if you hear something about it please, and as I know you are all gentle inform everyone here.
Salute and
manana I hope. 
Bisous to you if you need if not give it to the next person next to you... XXXX
I forgot my cell last night when at my Bank deposit a cheque the last place I went probably was there, Security has it and I bought another one so I have 3 ... one is more sophisticated but will be good for BC's Pacific Ocean, will call that so nice woman who is working where I stayed 3 months, on Saturday, 3 hours less, so I will have to wait untill 3:00 it is about the time I go to bed after I had some herbs before I enter between 1:00 and 1:30   I made it myself now, was my 4th one afther shower plus filter lol..
Ciao  XXXX
1 year ago

Just avoid the elephant in the room. 

No good deed goes unpunished in this situation

I also think it's a translation problem, that said, it still is rude.

I'll pm you about a solution. 

1 year ago

Friday graphics


      Hugs graphics

1 year ago

Vicky, you are a wonderful and caring person and it shows in all of your messages to us.  Rudeness or translation??  I don't know, but I think you've made the best decision.  That said, windy here in Concord today and I am leaving soon to volunteer in our grand daughter's 4th grade class. Our Bart (transportation) is down today so traffic will be nothing less then horrendous.  Luckily for me I am heading the opposite way of most of the traffic.  Is everyone getting prepared for their Thanksgiving dinner?  Have a super, wonderful, happy day everyone!  

1 year ago

If I was out of line,accept my apologies and delete it.It still makes me  feel better to write it.I held my peace as long as I can stand to.......

1 year ago

....ok,now that I get that out....

Hello,Carlene.I agree with waht you sayed,Vicky is a very sweet person.It is nice that you volunteer in her class.I do that if I have no work that day in my children's school at times.We do not do Thanksgiving in Jamaica.

Vicky,ask me what you want,it is ok.Holly is in NY,I am in Kingston,Jamaica.I know her from Brooklyn.Her son has a speech problem,developmental delays because of birth injuries.But Almighty give him gifts to make up for it.

Hi,June Siouxze,Gabra and all of you,hugs.

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Hello,kaya,tasunka,june ,carlene,vivien,everyone else.Hope your weeknd is great.I am so looking forward to it.I only get saturday off,but i'll take it.

Keep up the good work,do not get distracted,ok.

1 year ago

Kaya,sweetie,I hope you feel better

I can feel the frustration in your words

and I agree, Vicky is a wonderful person and doesn't deserve the bs she got in 

that negative non-answer from an unintelligle individual

You are allowed to speak your mind,but when you give people a rude reply

what are you expecting?

this is why the drama never ends,i used to think it was a lack of English

,but there is a coldness in your words that can be felt by anyone

just like a smile is the same in any language, Marie I am begging you to behave,it is unfair for the rest of this group to constantly be assaulted and centered around you!

1 year ago

Those little red buffs are so cute. Amazing how they change color. The reddish/gold is like the color of our pitty girl, who has always been a sweetheart since she's been a pup. She is very old now, getting really hard of hearing, and having to be let out quite often. If she's not looking right at you, or see you out of the side of her eyes, she doesn't know you're calling her all the time.  had her since she was between 7-9 months, a little over 15 1/2 yrs. old now.  She sometimes still gets in little running spurts, like a puppy, but other times, she may be pretty stiff, or like one time, so stiff, she was hunkering and having a hard time using her left hind leg. The vet siad to start giving her 325 coated Bayer, 2 if she looks like she may need it, and that seems to help, but I know the day is coming.

Another thing I am worrying about now, is my daughter, and new grandbaby due in mid Jan.  She found out there is only one artery in the umbilical cord, instead of two. It can lead to several complications for baby, hopefully not, but it can. It could mean her delivering a little early also. I don't know all of it, but it can lead to musculosketal problems, kidney, heart or liver problems, and in a % of those, could also mean some retardation problems.  They need all the healing thoughts and prayers throughout the rest of the time left. I worry too, bedause I know my daughter is having to work so many more hours than normal, and she just isn't getting enough down time. She's been buying her 1st home, and just going to keep things up for her and my other grqanddaughter and grandson. She's a damned go getter, no quitter, and she's having to, to try and keep on top of everything. We've helped what we could with helping to pay for past LVN loan, licensed nurse, which she is, but, we are not in a position to be able to help out with what we would love to be able to, so she didn't have to work so much now, because I know it's not doing her any good right now.  So just keep her and grandbaby in your thoughts and prayers please.  It is going to be a girl, and she's already got a name-Tatum.

what a worry!
1 year ago

will smudge for her Sherri

thanks for the push back to reality!!

1 year ago

Thanks Tas. They sure can use a cleansing of any negative impacts that may be there, and hoping the one artery does the proper work of two. 

1 year ago

Hello TAS, Sherry, Kaya, Gabra, Carlene, June and Marie.  We were supposed to have a few rainy days but it appears that what we got today will be it for a bit.   However it will get colder.


Sherry, I said a prayer for your daughter and little Tatum (what a sweet name).  I know you are trying to help your daughter as much as you can and I know how much she appreciates it.  Sometimes we can only do so much with what we have.  It doesn't always spread very far.      Silly me didn't even realize umbilical cords had arteries.   Your pitty girl sounds like a dear sweet pet/family member.  I hope the aspirin helps her stiffness.   I can only imagine the love you feel for her and how you dread the day coming.  Let's pray she has a few good years left. 


TAS, I think of you when I watch Long Island Medium.   I'm not sure if what the medium does before a reading is called smudging but she waves something in the air around the room.  Not sure what that is for.   What does smudging do?


Gabra, do you have plans for the weekend?  It seems like it was just Monday and here it is Friday again.   That's cute "Live from New's Saturday Night".  Did you leave off 'Live'?  lol


Kaya, so you and Holly live far apart yet it's wonderful what good friends you are.  Like I said, we'd love to have you post any creations her son makes.   I could make a special thread for them. 


Carlene, how awesome that you are volunteering in your grandaughter's class.  I bet she is so excited.  I hope you have a safe trip there and back with a minimum of traffic.  How far is it?  A Bart?  (cute name)  Is that a bus? 


June, I love your little sunflower!   Sure reminds me of spring....looking at sunflowers and pansies make me happy. 


Isn't this a pretty vision?


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1 year ago

Good morning all.  Thank you Vicky. Well, I keep trying to win that darn Publisher's Clearing House you know! LOL Can't win if I don't try. Maybe someday. Ha! But I try.

I just absolutely love the sun coming through the trees pic.  I miss my forests and mountains, camping, hiking, drives, scenery in WA state. But I guess I always will. It'll always be a part of me, cause I grew up tent camping, going to the other side of the mountains when I was growing up, because at that time we lived in eastern WA. My mom was the outdoors person, not my dad. He tried it once or twice, but camping wasn't for him, so Mom & I would always grab some friends and go. Those clumsy canvas tents back then. Then when I lived on the other side, I loved it, and that was my favorite as you could go places to camp, hike, drive, picnic, and see such beautiful scenery.

My older daughter is a Sunflower nut, June,-well sunflower and dolphin. That's cute!

1 year ago

Sherry, Wishing blessings on your grand daughter, Tatum, with hopes that all will be Ok when she is born.  The unknown and waiting will soon be over.  Also, for your old pitty, sounds like a sweetheart and hope the aspirin helps her stiffness.

Wow, WA to TX, not easy I'd guess.


Vicky, Sorry about that, Bart is our Bay Area Rapid Transit.  Yesterday morning the computer that runs the system went down causing traffic jams until they restored it. Yes, trip to our grand daughter, Danielle, was good and loved working in her classroom.  They live about 1.5 hrs away and I volunteer about every 2/3 weeks.  Been doing it since she was in kindergarten and thought by now she wouldn't care if I was there but she asked me to please help the teacher again, how could I turn that down? Our daughter lives about 10 minutes away and has our 3 yr old grandson,Tycen,  and she is expecting again on April 29th.  Have a good day everyone!  Will be beautiful here, sunny and in the mid 60's. 

1 year ago

Thank you Carlene. I'm trying to think positive thoughts, bu those "what ifs" keep buding in there, because I know this baby is going to be smaller than the other 2, and it's worrisome. My brother tries to tell me not to worry, what will be will be, and worrying isn't going to change it, or help either.  He is really concerned, can tell it in his voice, but he doesn't want me to worry.  

So you have a grandbabe coming too!  Congratulations. If all goes well, I will probably be main babysitter come April, so hopefully, my daughter can go back for her RN. Financially, I'm keeping my fingers crossed, because she's been wanting this so badly, for sometime, just hasn't been able to do it, and it means a lot to her to be able to go back for her RN.  She's a very dedicated young woman in her job, and won't put up with others she sees not doing their job, and I commend her for that greatly. She ought to be a lead nurse. No slacking from others, on taking care of their patients from her!

Good Morning
1 year ago

It has been raining non stop for a few days with no intent on stopping

Very strange for the desert,been scrambling getting wood furniture out of the rain, I was up at midnight rearranging dining tables and chairs

they are all 100+ years old from an old hotel in the northern boonies of the state of Maine,that we ran in when I first left journalism.

Been carting these pieces around from house to house forever,it feels

It's finally found a home, and then it rains,which is rare,what a mess.

Nothing compared to the worry of loved ones, just whining, I feel stupid when there are real people and animal worries, I am just a brat,lol

will keep positive vibes and will smudge later today, just got some new sage.

Been meaning to do it,now I have a good reason.

Just remember ,bad times and good times are fleeting,so whatever you are dealing with, remember some good times to help you through it.

"that was zen, this is Meow"!! a pun I got from a friend,,,things always have a silver lining,thats my hope!

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I love all the pics on here. Vicky, do you know much about the Indian heritage on our side of the family?  I understand my Mother's mother, who died when my Mother was 2- 2 1/2 months old, and what litlle I hear my grandfather loved her dearly,(then he had to go marry that mean old Launa, whom my relatives have even told me didn't like my mom, and didn't treat right-she wasn't hers, and I've heard plenty. I never cared for her myself), but my real Grandmother was part Cherokee from everything I hear.  My Mom's dad, my grandfather had very high cheekbones, which I think he must have inherited from his Mother.   I saw a picture one day hanging in my Aunts hallway, and stopped and stared. It was an old picture, and I couldn't stop looking at it. The woman was definitely Indian, though I don't know what tribe. My Aunt came around, saw me looking at it, and told me it was my Great Grandmother & Great Grandfather on their & my Mom's side. Now the Great Grandfather had red hair. My Mom had high cheekbones too, and darker tint to her skin. I get tease by my husband, because I don't even have to try and suntan, and I'll turn out a lot more tanned than he when he tries. I far from ever even get a sunburn, if you can call it that, as at the most, I may turn a little red if out a long time after not having been exposed to the sun, but is always gone next day. I inherited some of that skin tone from my Mom. Just always wondered what tribe my realtives I never knew were from. 

1 year ago

Gotta run help hubby finish cleaning out their job office. They are closing the branch here. Bye for now.

For your daughter .Sherri
1 year ago

and,a pic of a dolphin family taken by me while sailing to mexico last year
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strangely both pics came from my profile page, your daughter and I share some love of sunflowers and "flippies" as Fyre understands this term.

He loves to run the decks on patrol for a sight of them, he was in heaven when we passed through the dolphin stampede,dolphins everywhere the whole trip

and a pod sighting of orcas, and humpbacks

sadly have seen no thing like that since!

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1 year ago

We reject things on a daily basis -- we reject items we don't want, ideas we don't like and opportunities we don't see fit. Rejection is as much a part of our world as is approval. It drives a healthy system of competition and ensures a high standard of quality. But what happens when we as human beings reject each other?

Rejection comes as one of the most brutal stakes to the heart because it deals a direct blow to our ego. The ego is the inherent part of the self which holds intact our pride, esteem and self-worth. When the ego is bruised, a core element of our being is damaged. We often feel reduced to a lesser versions of ourselves. We automatically begin to blame ourselves, assuming there must be something wrong with us and criticizing the behavior that led to our rejection.

Of the many forms of rejection, being denied by a love interest is most agonizing. We are grieved by a deep sense of bitterness and spite, both against the other person and against ourselves. Ironically, though, we feel an inexplicable sense of longing -- a stronger desire towards the rejecter than ever before. As a psychologist, I've seen many become stuck in a cycle of voluntary, unrequited love. The more they were rejected, the more they "wanted" the person rejecting them. They refused to give up. Whether this strange phenomenon stems from a prehistoric gene, or it's that we're slightly masochistic, is difficult to say. What's certain, however, is that rejection can cause cycles of unhealthy emotions and behavior.

The strange chemistries of the universe work thus -- the less you care about a person, the more they care about you. And the more you care about a person, the less they seemingly care about you. It is nothing short or ironic, and sadly, most anyone who's ever been in love can vouch. Understanding the chemistry of rejection begins with acknowledging our undeniable value as human beings. To change our perceived impression of rejection, we must first solidify our self-worth. Bear in mind these truths the next time you feel overwhelmed by rejection.

Don't take it so personally. The only reason we suffer the sting of rejection is because we feel emotionally attached to a person. Had we no emotions towards them, their rejection would mean nothing to us. Rejection becomes a burden we carry entirely on our shoulders -- we blame nobody but ourselves. We truly believe there must be something intrinsically wrong within us to cause a person to dismiss us. Yet oftentimes it has nothing to do with us. A person may be too busy, overburdened, or complicated to want to involve us in their lives. Remember that you never really know what goes on within someone's mind to draw conclusions for him or her.

It really isn't you. When somebody rejects you, they are acting on their own insecurities and fears. Take comfort in knowing that the person who rejects you is dealing with their own personal issues and that you most likely did nothing to cause their decision. Rejection -- especially harsh or cruel rejection -- is a manifestation of self-insufficiencies and a lack of self-tolerance.

It happened for a greater reason. When we feel rejected, we trap ourselves in a moment of doubt and distress. But we must learn to see past the fleeting period of pain and acknowledge that there is a higher purpose to not getting what (or whom) we want. That higher purpose is usually revealed in time. I've had many clients tell me that they felt awful when a love interest turned them away, only to find the perfect partner when they least expected it. When that happened they became grateful that they were rejected, or else they would've never met a new and better person. In retrospect, they laugh at the fits of emotions which rejection invoked. We all discover the greater purpose of our pain in due time.

This is not a new pain. Rejection can be a lifelong ordeal stemming from childhood. For some children who were abandoned by a parent, rejection becomes a recurring challenge to conquer throughout life. They may overreact when they feel turned them down and not know that this is caused by a subconscious memory. Understanding the primary source of rejection and the impact it had on you can help you deal with this unpleasant emotion. Accept that this is not the first or last time you'll feel the ache of rejection, but th

1 year ago

Hi everybody.   Today was cooler and the rain should be coming, and the cold nights, too.   We'll see how long that lasts. 


TAS, what a beautiful picture of the dolphins....I love photography.  Evidently you do, too.     I would love to swim or sail amid the dolphins.   I'd love to see the whales, too....but NOT swim near them.  lol  I bet your 100 yr old furniture is lovely...I love antique things. 


Carlene, how sweet that your grandaughter wanted you to help her teacher and that you go every year to do so.  Is your daughter pregnant, too?  I am getting mixed up with the babies.  I may be confusing Sherry's grandbaby that is due.  I keep scrolling up and down trying to read each post but I am still confused about the babies.  Forgive me.


Sherry, I'm glad your pregnant daughter lives near by.   Continue to pray about the baby...just remember that it is in God's hands.   There is not a better place to be.      I know absolutely nothing about the indian heritage in our family.   I get so confused about all our relatives and who's who; you say we are related on which side?   Would I be part indian, too?   And your great grandfather had red hair?  That's wild. Well if so, it would only be a smidgeon.  You're lucky that you tan....unless I take it real easy and slow, I will burn.   Your daughter sounds like a strong woman so I have a good feeling that she will continue with her R.N. studies.  I'm sure she won't give up or let anything stop her.     Sherry, how did we find out we were related?  I can't remember.


Marie, that is a very interesting article and I have to say that I agree with most if not all of it.


Hi Kaya, Gabra, June.  I guess you all are out on this Saturday night dancing up a storm and having fun! 


Well good night all.


For you Sherry, I hope it gives you strength and hope:


Philippians 4:6

rdo not be anxious about anything, sbut in everything by prayer and supplication twith thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.


1 year ago

I just learned on the phone that we are leaving next week flying to JFK New York, for as long as I want.  A guy won ... and let's get out of that Village here.  You cannont imagine how foolish I am ... they had good connections to make me finally pass the borders without a penny.  Yiiiiiiiiiiiippppie.


I don't know if I will come back to the Cafe, if not.


Happy Thanksgiving to you all American.  I   New York--


Hope to talk you soon, one day at a time.


Thankx Vicky for all.


1 year ago

Enjoy NY Marie. Never been there, but have always thought it would be neat to watch the ice skaters in Central Park.

Tasunka, thank you for smudging and sending healing. I'm having a baby shower for my daughter on the 7th of Dec. 

And thank you Vicky.  I feel if they have enough prayer, healing, sent their way till Tatum comes, everything will be okay. 

Vicky, that means If Hilda and Velma had the same Mom, their Mom would be my Mom's Father's sister. And we already know that to be true.  In otherwords, your Grandmother and my Grandfather were brother and sister, and their Mother is the one who I told you from the big pic I saw,  is definitely Indian. This is all correct as long as they are all blood relatives, and have not been remarried. Which means you would have Indian.

How we found out we were related is when you came here and talked of Hilda, your aunt, passing. And I knew she was my Moms cousin, and we have visited with her and Preston in the past.  I found out Preston knew you last year,  but I don't recall if he had ever said anything about you being cousins. He might have, I just don't recall. 

What Indian on that side I am not sure.  My Mom's Mom everyone said was Cherokee. What one on Grandads 

Yes, My great Grandfather on my Mom's dad's side was a red hair. I already know we are part Irish. Carroll as their last name, ought to be a giveaway, LOL, but I already knew that. I also know we are part Dutch too.

Tasunka, my older daughter would love that Dolphin pic. She has her bathroom all done in Dolphins. And her kitchen sunflowers.  I remember b3eing on the ferry going to Seattle one day to work, and the captain stopped and pointed out to everyone the Orca Pod coming through. He knew the letter name of the Pod.  There was an orca in an inlet in Gig Harbor, when we lived right by in Port orchard, for 2 weeks with a baby, before they left.  Everyone was always there to observe, and a couple took their boat out. The whale just swam curiously near the boats. I think everyone missed them when they left. We think the baby might have been sick, and she was staying there before they left to rejoin their pod.

1 year ago

Vick, my husband teases me, puts his arms up next to mine, and can't get over how I can get brown in 10 minutes just being outside in the sun, what it takes him 2 weeks. He says I don't have to do anything, just be out there. But I am glad that I don't sunburn easy.  We went to a festival last year, & it was so hot. Everyone came back with red sunburn, and the guys little blisters on their head-that isn't good, but that's what happenend.  I got a little red on the shoulders, no hurt, and couple days it was gone. If I get a little red, my husband has to point it out, it's so funny.

1 year ago

I was having a big problem with my posts taking. What was supposed to be on the end of: What Indian on that side I am not sure.  My Mom's Mom everyone said was Cherokee. What one on Grandads ----what tribe on my granddads side, I'm not sure. 

1 year ago

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Umm..Anyone got any ideas on how to get rid of opposums and keep them out permanently?  We discovered 2 opposums in our little shed the other day, curled up and sleeping in planters. They had made a hole in two of our lawn bags. My husband scared them, trying to push them out with a broom & messing with them, but they ran for a corner behind some wood slats, so he left the door open and eventually they did leave. But today, they are back in there again and now they've pooped in there. They are digging their way under the door, and they are going to make a worse mess. Plus you can't go in there not knowing where they are going to be, and they are wild of course. 

1 year ago

Hi everbody!   Well I just looked at my ATT bill online and they are outrageous and my payment(s) are not showing up that I can see.  They have billed me $314 (part past due) and my new Uverse monthly bill is wrong....HIGHER of course.   I set up a payment plan for the $187.84 bill (includes part of the new service) and sent the $145+ in.  Don't know what the problem is but every time I change something with ATT they ALWAYS screw up my billing!   3 different people will give me 3 different prices.  I know that the $314 includes the balance of my set up payment and a monthly payment but like I said my previous payment has not posted.   Sigh   And they quoted me $105.00 month plus tax and I see they've billed me $122.00/mo.   Enough of my whining.  lol


Marie, that's great that you are going to NY for free!  Prayers DO get answered.   Have fun!


TAS, pretty quote....definitely inspirational.


Sherry, whew!   Going back over our lineage/heritage gave me a headache.  hahahaha!   I'm glad you can keep all that straight and that I have you as my interpreter  lol  Yes, now that I'm thinking about it my Aunt Velma and Aunt Hilda were married to 2 brothers (Warren & JC) which had Indian blood.  Maybe a lot.  My grandmother Molly Carroll (later Lovless) was the mother of both Velma & Hilda.  What's wild is in 2006 I went to work for an attorney named Nova Carroll (never realizing or giving much thought that Mama Molly's last name was Carroll).  Well come to find out he was related to me somewhere along the line.   Small world huh?   I love oppossums but I'm sorry they are making a mess in your shed.  Poor things must be cold and came inside.  Maybe you could trap them both and carry them to a nice place in the woods together (and release them).   I love the way they hiss.     One time I saw a mama oppossum on my squirrel deck (see picture below) and took her picture.  I came back later that night or the next day and she had brought her babies.  So cute and sweet. 


Where is Kaya, Carlene, June and Gabra?  I hope I didn't leave anyone else.  Maybe they are resting after a long weekend.


Good night all.  Here's my oppossum.


Close Up of Mama


It's Monday already
1 year ago

Busy and fun weekend and now with Thanksgiving later this week, these next days will fly. Vicky, I wonder if your quote of $105 per mo ballooned to $122 due to taxes that get added on to your bill.  Hope you get ATT to straighten it out.

Yes, it is our daugher who is pregnant.  So there are 2 of us here with little bundles due.  Laurie & Scott's baby is due on Apr 29, she is just beginning to show. They have a 3 yr old boy, Tycen, and next month they should find out what sex the new baby is. I think oppossums are so cute, thanks for the pix!


Marie, so nice you are going to NY.  Have a good day everyone! 

1 year ago

I've heard my Momma when she was alive talk of Aunt Molly! Now I'll have to go back and talk to my aunt that's still living about that! LOL As I remember, the talk was with affection. And if I'm not mistaken, Aunt Molly they said was or had a lot of Indian? Could be wrong, just seems to bring remembered talks. I wish my real grandmother  Annie Carroll (maiden name Gipson) hadn't died when my mom was a baby. I heard Grandpa Carroll loved her, and the pic I have, very old camera snapshot, was of them sitting on a log, and he was looking at her with such affection.  Later he married who I'll call the wicked stepmother to my Mom.-Launa.  My aunts admitted later in years how she didn't trteat my mom right because she wasn't hers. My mom, oldest to the ones that followed after that, was made to do most of the chores that came with a farm, taking care of the littler ones, and even told to go in a closet with the light on after that, so she didn't disturb the others, just to do her homework then. She still did A's and B's. It was known Launa had her favorites, and funny that the will my grandpa had, disappeared when he died, and she left the several hundred acres they had in Lumberton, MS, mostly to her own.  My Grandpa told my Mom once that she was always his favorite, and I can guess why. I never liked Launa myself, and we went back south to visit many times as I was growing up. I heard how she's go off to sell her Amway, Watkins, one of the two, but just end up visiting instead, but then come back & tell my Grandpa how hard she'd been working. My Mom did most all the chores, pigs, cows, house, whatever, and taking care and changing diapers of her 4 younger sisters and 1 brother. -the one brother drowned when he was 14. My Mom's best friend and cousin, Mallory, is still alive,  and she is the one who used to stand up to Launa and tell her she needed to get in there and take care of her own kids, and Mallory's parents when there, didn't make her shut up, because they knew my granddad shouldn't have let her wear the pants. They'd take my mom when they could and give her nice things she didn't have, because not because they couldn't afford to do better, my stepmom just didn't trat her the same. She would not let my Mom go on a scholarship to college later when someone came out to the house, saying she couldn't do without her. I remember her as an overweight, lazy, crotchety ol' snuff chewer, and I never felt close to her.

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1 year ago

Good Morning!

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Coffee is a morning ritual here. I buy whole beans from our little local coffee shop, different kinds, & we grind 'em up for a nice hot fresh strong cup. Gotta tame it down a little with flavored creams though.

Gave up coffee years ago
1 year ago

Drink warm hemp milk every morning!!!!

stomach cannot stomach ,caffeine, coffee,tomato,citric acids

and NO alcohol or wine,,,,I rely on herbs and plants that are not acidic.

1 year ago

Blue Mountain coffee from Jamaica......expensive,but worth every penny.

1 year ago

Hi,Siouxze!!!!!!! We are both on,Holly is too,just got a card from her.Hi. Great minds think alike.......LOVE HEMP MILK TOO,CHOCOLATE IS MI FAVORITE.

1 year ago

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I talked on the phone with the fourth generation of Nathuropath Mr Pierre Noreau from Les Produits Mathias, whellknowed around the world, about how to eat healthy.  I meet him about 4 times, it is far from here.  No coffee, no tea, water and not any water, with the bottle I bought with a filter he told me I am okay. I don't know help milk, I will look at. I was taking notes like when I was at the University, all about what to eat and drink, for sure as you tas, I rely on herbs and plants that are not acidic.  Lemons only.  Green ~ He has lot of money for sure, but he told me that he doesn't buy always organic.  If you need meet, turkey and horse.  I loved both.  Germination and all like, lentilles, lima beens all kind of beens, you can have them organic, making a good soup, or what you want. So many he told me, so I started yesterday cz I talked with him the day before. 

He is working with Letcher Antenna, hope that I spell right lol.  If you don't know he can tell you what is wrong at your body.  No pills, so you don't need pshychiatrist if you eat well. 

I will check online right now what is hemp milk.

Blessings to you all, and be happy and HEALTHY.


1 year ago

I read about hemp, thanx tas... this is great.

I am at the Cafe as usual but not for long as you know, and I pay 2.50 for 500ml of water... phew... 

Be Healthy and the rest will come. 

I will smoke my Marijuana one a night untill I quite for

Hasta La Vista Manana ~

1 year ago

I and I do not suffer form insanity,I enjoy every moment of it........

1 year ago

Been busy cleaning today. I just got the grandkids, staying the night, and they're going to help Grandma make pumpkin pies now, and the deviled eggs. Puter is about to go up, getting things ready for tomorrow, so I wanted to make sure and drop in to wish everyone a beautiful and blessed HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

1 year ago

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I lost a long message.  We will take off at 4:00 and the 85th Macys Thanksgiving Parade starts at 9:00 only 1 hour 1/2 to JFK Airport NY.  Sherry you are a very interesting human being.  Did you google for smudging it is very interesting.  Everything is ready for me when I'll be back this is what I will do.  It is snowing as last night when going back to that house for the last time tonight.  All my belongings are ready.  To everyone, be well.  I will have my Medical Marijuana.   And I keep going with what I have to eat to be healthy.  I bought hemp milk will start with it at around 2:30 and hot.  They have all for make it hot. 


I don't know when I'll be back online but will thinking of you for sure.  For 72 most of peeps are always surprised of how healthy I am and doesn't look that age.   Great. 

I felt on the escalator with my shopping cart where is my laptop +++ a bunch of about 12 guys came it was awful I said leave me lol and finally someone stop the escalator.  I am okay and they called the Security they came with a wheel chair and first aid ... 3 of them a woman and 2 men. lol... I was laughing saying I am okay I just feel to hug the guy a black one and the woman I said if I hug you they will thing we are lesbian she almost ran.   So I stopped to IGA bought hemp milk plus organic lemons.


Be well everyone, you know it is rare that I named all of you. 


It is nice to look at the snow but not funny with my good shopping cart.  But OK stand up Marie...

Happy Safe Thanskiving to YOU. 

Happy Thanksgiving
1 year ago

Hope everyone has a good day tomorrow no matter what you're doing or whom you are spending it with.  Always good to be thankful for what we have in our lives and Thanksgiving Day is a reminder of that.  We always go around our dinner table and each person says what they are thankful for.  It doesn't have to be deep just something or someone we are thankful for.   


p.s. Marie, Hope you are OK after your fall.

1 year ago

Hi everybody...I just wanted to stop in before bedtime to wish each of you a Happy Thanksgiving if you celebrate it.  


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everyone.  I am OK after that fall.

Thanks dear Carlene.

It is Thanksgiving here at Midnight fifteen WoWoW
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Happy Thanksgiving to all Americans!!  Oh la la,,, All my mind is there right now.  I need it to be happier and stop yelling.

Be well,

Many blessings 


Vivian, thank you so much, sweet one. 

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1 year ago

Hello sweet ladies.  Today was lovely...God blessed us exceedingly.   I hope each of you had a fine day.   Marie, I'm sorry about your fall and I like the turkey balloon above.


Good night!


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 Hello all from Central Park, was up at 5:00 bed at 21:00 last night.

Bisous from Lennon Mosaic lotta emotions to me lol... tear drops...

Thank you all for your nice words your so beautiful graphic Vivian. beautiful weather and I am happy and healthy and grateful...


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1 year ago

I am sooooooo happy I am in Jamaica and not NY...Ummmm....because I hate the weather.... 

1 year ago

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Hi.I hope you have a great weekend,everybody.I can not do the action,no phone,but I can sign any petitions,ok.How are you all?Glad to be here with you.

1 year ago

Yep Vicky.  I understand that Hilda was a Loveless before she married. I think Molly was my grandfather Carroll's sister-? 

LOL  Anyway, we're cousins, and I'm the odd sheep out of the family born original place, I think. Seems most everyone was born in MS, even my brother was, but my parents went north then, & I was born and raised in WA state. We just traveled a lot back to MS when I was growing up.  I gotta say I got good southern cooking from my Momma though, and I know my Mom didn't even start to lose any of her accent that I noticed, till she was at least in her mid 40's. Neither ever lost it completely. 

1 year ago

Jamaica?   Sounds lovely, Kaya.  Are you from there or are you just visiting?  Enjoy the warm weather and the beautiful blue water.  Gabra, there you are!   Wondered where you'd gotten to.  lol   Sherry, (or I should say 'cuz') there's nothing like good old southern cooking....well cajun is delicious, too.   Marie, how is Central Park this time of year?   I'm glad you like my graphic..I made it.   Well, not the actual cartoons but everything else (color, words, shape)   Have a good evening all.


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Yep, Cajun is good too! I had my first taste of alligator meat there. Now, my first try was at Roy Marchand & Sons in Gonzales, & I spit it out into a napkin. I was told by everyone that that was a mistake to try it there.  And they were right. I have eaten it since, and it is quite delicious. Had a cookout one day where Jambalaya was cooked in a big black pot outside in the front yard over a fire, at a get together, and it was so good. Gumbos to die for.  Strange maybe, but I had homemade turtle soup in South Carolina, -a guy caught his own turtles, and I couldn't believe how good it was. I actually tried fried frog legs in WA state when a couple we went away for a vacation with at their parents cabin for the weekend, used bow and arrow to get them. Really good. Yep, I've tried some strang things, but not near as strange as some I consider as really strange. Love the etouffees. Walked and netted our own shrimp and crab, and cooked them, and that was a lot of fun. -where two people, one on each end of a strewn out net walks around in the water & pulls up crab and shrimp. Got a whole big ice chest full, and had a great cookout.

Never been to Jamaica, but can imagine how lovely parts of it must be.

1 year ago

Sherry, yes they say alligator steak is good but not sure if I've ever eaten it....maybe a long time ago.   I have raised turtles so I'll never eat them.   When I was litte (makes me sick to think of it today) I used to eat cow brains and scrambled eggs.  Eeks!  I tried escargot in a garlic sauce in 1986 in California and they were good, BUT I was enebriated and I won't eat them again.  lol  I've eaten frog legs and they're okay.   I make good gumbo....both seafood and chicken andouille....I don't like to combine them though....must be cooked and eaten separately. 

1 year ago

Yep, never eaten things like chittlins, or pickled pigs feet.  A convenience store/restaurant/gas staion truck stop I used to work at in Gonzales, LA (it's not their on Airline Hwy. anymore) used to have a big ol' jar of pickled pigs feet on the counter. Yep, I had to sell them. Yuck. Never tried escargot.  Don't think I could do it anymore than rocky mountain oysters. LOL And I've always heard how good they were. Another YUCK!

Whenever my Mom asked me what I'd like for dinner, unless it was sloppy joes, I always wanted pork chops, sweet potatoes, corn bread, black eye peas, and my Dad's iced tea. I never appreciated greens until I got a lot older.

edited to add that my younger daughter's favorite thing to this day is red beans and rice. 

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1 year ago

Vicky, was buttermilk a big thing at your house? It was with my parents and ex-inlaws, but I ran to the bathroom (I'm bad  and chucked when someone gave me a big bite of buttermilk and cornbread from a glass.  I can't drink it straight, but I love anything cooked with it.

alligator, frogs
1 year ago

Horse meat, as a vegan

I have to say this triggers my upchuck valve.

The worldand ALL of it's inhabitants would profit socially and medically if people truly considered going at least red meat less.

Not preaching just an observation

HUGS BUFFS, have a wonderful weekend.

1 year ago

Look at our teeth.We were not created to be carnivouris.Read the book of Genesis,if you believe it.It mentions ALMIGHTY give us herb yielding seed,for you it shall be for meat.We are not created for it,our body is not designed for it.

1 year ago

It's what has been used for eating and surving for many generations way back though. Granted, I do believe we would all be better off if we didn't eat red meats, at least so much.  It's a sad world when we have to worry about things like Mansanto, and what's in our milk nowdays, what's in the fruits and vegetables we buy, what's in our toothpaste and so on.

I'm all for these mountain men who do live off the land mostly, grow and raise their own food as much as possible. Some say they would not know any other way of life, nor as hard as it is, would they want to. But heck, I'm for these handed down the art of moonshiners too who live in the hills. Not so much the new fangled ones who haven't been raised there, or had it handed down.

1 year ago

we have goats for milk,chickens for eggs.we have those,fruit and veggies,coffee,that is it,other than cornmeal and rice ,sugar,and spices we get at the bad stuff,we know these people.

less than that
1 year ago

I don't even drink animal milk or eat eggs

also no coffee,as i stated before

nuts,lots of different kinds of seeds, eg; quinoa,chia,hemp,flax

dried unsulphured fruits when fresh isn't available

and lots of probiotics because I wasn't always vegan,and the bile could kill me

it is a toxin you get from breaking down meat,and it never goes away

without daily acidopholus,and a non-acidic diet,I would be very ill!

Don''t ever think of giving up meat without probiotics, it could seriously cause damage!!

1 year ago

Sherry, yes I like pickled pig's feet (or used to.  Or maybe it was the vinegary liquid it was packed in)...rocky mountain oysters....NO!!  Never ate them and don't want to.  lol   I don't think I would like buttermilk although I love egg nog.   Chittlins?  NOOOOO!   So you worked in Gonzales?  I think I told you before that years ago I used to party up that way.


Thanks on the tip about probiotics, TAS.  I know that meat eaters actually crave meat when they don't have it.  So I guess it would be like a withdrawal of some sort.   What does the probiotic do?


Sounds like you eat a lot of good stuff, Kaya.  What kind of spices do you use?   I love you use that?

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Hello everyone, I just read, Sherry about Marchand this is my name.  Maybe I am part of your ....


Have a great weekend everyone and else.



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Love egg nog. Try it with a little honey whiskey on a cold night. Well Vicky, if you ever stopped in the old Gonzales Truck Stop that was on Airline Highway then, we might have even seen each other and not known  it. It had a little restaurant over to the side, inside the convenience store. I worked the counter in the store part. Restaurant bills were paid at the store counter too. I started out days, but then the guy who had been there awhile wanted days, so I got stuck with 11PM to 6AM. The owner was friendly, but his friends would tell you that his employees were expendable, in that there was no security system in the store, and a woman working thru the night there. A couple incidents did take place there too, but he still never got a security system. The best I had at the time was a phone on the 2nd shelf below the counter. Whoopy.

Marie, Marchand was the name on the restaurant, and sons, in another part of the town.  I was no relation.

What are some of those spices, Kaya? I bet they are good. I always like to try new things.

1 year ago

I was born in Jamaica.Lived here until I was 12,lived in Brooklyn,Ny,(the states),for a while,moved back here....and staying!!!!!!I visit the states.


...spices...cumin,yes.I use curry a lot,it is a derivitive of cumin.I use a concoction of many spices called jerk for many things,especially when I used to eat meat.If you like cajun,you like to use pimento,LOOOOVE!!! cinnamon.Ginger,nutmeg,saffron,bay leaf.


1 year ago

I like those spices. We had Carribean jerk on buffalo wild wings (chicken cook in it, and that was good.) but wonder how else it could be used to cook.  A /12 Arab friend of my daughters cooked us a meal once with cumin I believe it was, and some other something, some type rice dish, & that was good. If you mean like pimento olives, that's just one I could never acquire a taste for, but will eat the heck out of black olives.

I'm just got home, am supposed to be laying down, as I just got back from the dentists having the other side of my mouth and gums deep cleaned, stitches, & they gave me something to sedate me, so am supposed to rest for a bit, which I probably will eventually here, but I'd like to know some more good recipes the spices you mentioned Kaya, could be used on. I like different things and spices on foods for a change, sometimes. It's good to try different ways of different places and how they cook. 

1 year ago

Caribbean Jerk Chili (Vegan)

Author: Megan – The Gluten Free Vegan
Recipe type: Main Courses
Serves: 6-8

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 rounded teaspoonfuls Walkerswood Traditional Jamaican Jerk Seasoning
  • ¾ cup coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1-2 tablespoons lime juice, to taste
  • 3 (14 oz.) cans beans, drained and rinsed (see note below)
  • Water, to cover
  • 1 mango, peeled and diced
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped

  1. Heat olive oil in large pot over medium heat.
  2. Saute garlic, celery, onion, and bell pepper about 3 minutes until they begin to soften.
  3. Add Jamaican Jerk seasoning, starting with a bit at a time.
  4. Add coconut milk, tomato paste, rinsed beans and lime juice. Stir to combine well.
  5. Taste for seasoning and add more Jerk if necessary. Remember: It’s easier to add heat than take it away!
  6. Cover pot, reduce heat to minimum and let simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Add in half of the diced mango and half of the minced cilantro. Stir to combine. Replace cover and let simmer another 10 minutes.
  8. Serve over rice with fresh mango and cilantro to garnish.
1 year ago

There is nothing more Jamaican in flavor than jerk seasoning, a true staple in every Jamaican household. My friend Virginia Burke made jerk chicken for me in the traditional manner: in a fire pit over smoking pimento leaves. The taste of this dish will always bring back the memories of friendship and laughter of that afternoon in March. Kevin Brauch, The Thirsty Traveler

1 whole chicken, halved
1 lime, halved
Pinch salt
4 to 5 tablespoons of Jerk Rub seasoning, recipe follows
8 to 12 pimento (allspice) leaves, for flavor, optional
Rub the chicken with lime and salt. Rub jerk seasoning over chicken halves. Marinate in the refrigerator overnight for the best results.

Preheat a barbecue grill to medium high.

If using, spread the pimento leaves on the grill. Barbecue should be on medium-low heat. Grill the chicken for about 45 minutes, turning often to optimize cooking and browning.

Alternatively, you may use your home oven, heated to 375 degrees F., but do not use pimento leaves.

Let chicken sit for 10 minutes before cutting into quarters.

Jamaican Jerk Rum Rub:
1 red onion, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 teaspoons white pepper
1/4 cup chopped green onion tops
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
5 small jalapenos
2 tablespoons cooking oil (olive or vegetable)
Splash flavorful rum
Put all ingredients into food processor or blender.

thanks Kaya
1 year ago

My stomach is being a jerk ,just looking at that spicy recipe

great ingredients, but too spicy for my fragile tummy

1 year ago

1 pound white fish fillets (I used tilapia)
1 batch jerk marinade
1 cup jasmine rice
1 cup coconut milk, unsweetened
1 cup water
1 batch banana and pineapple salsa
Marinate the fish fillets for at least two hours in a ziplock bag in the fridge.
Bring the rice, coconut milk and water to a boil, reduce the temperature to medium low, cover and let simmer until the rice is tender and the liquid has been absorbed, about 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, place the fish and the marinade in a baking dish and bake in a preheated 350F oven until cooked, about 15-20 minutes.
Serve the jerk fish on the coconut rice and top with the banana and pineapple salsa.


1 year ago

do some research about l.a.n.a.p dentistry

your dentist sounds like he's using ancient technology

I know a lot about current new technologies in dentistry

you should learn them, no pain at all

healthy gums as a result

1 year ago


Eggless Plum Cake-Kerala Fruit Cake Recipe

I baked mini loaves of these eggless plum cakes to give away and kept just 3 pieces for TH and I. I didn't take step by step pictures either but will surely update it as soon as I bake these again.

Eggless Plum Cake | Eggless Fruit Cake Recipe

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 50 minutes
Makes one 8" cake
Loosely adapted from:

Ingredients for Eggless Plum Cake:
1.5 cups of all-purpose flour
1/2 cup of brown sugar (white sugar may also work)
1 cup of mixed dry fruits like raisins, sultanas, dates, cherries, tutti fruity, etc
2 tbsp of finely chopped cashew nuts
2 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp of baking soda
1 tsp of vanilla extract (or 1 tsp orange or lemon zest works better)
1 tsp of mixed spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, etc
1/2 cup of butter
2.5 tbsp of any neutral oil (like veg oil)
1 tsp of salt
2/3 cup of water

How to make Eggless Plum Cake:

0. Pre-heat oven to 350F / 180C. Grease and line an 8" cake pan or muffin tray / mini loaf pan, whatever you prefer.

1. Bring the water to boil in a pan and add the dry fruits (leave out the tutti fruity if using them) and the sugar. Simmer for about 7-10 mins until the dates have softened yet don't turn mushy. Turn off flame, remove the pan and set aside for 5 mins to cool slightly. Then, add the butter, vanilla (or zest) and baking soda. The mixture will foam a bit, that's normal and fine, much like the step in the sticky date cake recipe. Set aside to cool.

2. In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the spice powders and mix well to combine. To this, add the cashew nuts and tutti fruity if using. You can also add some chopped preserved cherries at this stage.

3. Add the cooled fruit mixture to the flour mixture and add the oil. Gently fold until the batter has no flour streaks left in in it.

4. Pour into the prepared cake pan and bake in the pre-heated oven for about 50 mins. If the top seems to be cooking too quickly, loosely cover the cake tray with aluminium foil and leave a slit in the middle for air to escape. If you have a large-ish oven, bake this cake in the middle rack. Keep an eye on it starting at about 40 mins but the cake will take longer to bake than usual ones.


- this eggless plum cake is denser than your regular cakes so don't expect light and fluffy. Think, moist, dense, and delicious fruit cake!

- you can add a tablespoon or two of rum or brandy to the cake and make it taste "better".

- the cake is sweet on its own but if you want to frost, reduce the amount of sugar.

1 year ago

Thank you Kaya!  My husband will like that chili one, as he likes to experiment with making different rubs, flavors, and  things in certain foods, and chili is one. He also loves cooking on the grill, and trying different rubs and wood chips.  I like cilantro.

Maria, I've personally never been able to get myself used to fruit cakes, but I know people who do love them, and that one does look yummy.

I love the sound of the fish one Kaya.  Is jerk marinade different than the jerk rub?

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It's a cafe,after all
1 year ago

so great to exchange recipes

mine is for

siouxz's salad, 

baby spinach

goji berries, one oz. keeps u smiling away

dried cherries....sprinkle

hemp seeds 2 tablespoons

quionoa cooked,plain ( i prefer the golden kind

a spoonful of chia seeds

avocado 1/4

artichoke fresh if possible, or at the worst organic in water

teaspoon raw flax seeds

walnuts 1/2 cup

Sweet potato, roasted or raw ,sliced

beets, fresh made,sliced

Pomegranite kernels for flavor

No dressing required

A vegan rainbow of health in one sitting, full of antioxidants

low on calories

great for fiber ,potassium, calcium and iron

1 year ago

rub is like a concoction of the spices you rub onto it,the marinade is more like a sauce,and you use it like a sauce.

1 year ago

Oh yummy!   I'm getting hungry just reading all these awesome recipes.   I love a good rub on meat....the spicier the better!  

1 year ago

Vicky, glad you ended the other thread. I was not trying to get into a pissing contest with anyone, & I want to clear that up right now. You go ahead, and look it up for yourself, and see exactly what has been being meant by teabaggers, a term used by people on the left who like Obama, a hell of a lot, for a very long time now, and they know exactly what it means. See it constantly.  Last thing I'm saying about it, but I have a right to respond to it. 

Just got home, & I was about to say the same thing, I'm done. But won't be left with saying they don't know very well what it means.

Have a good night.

1 year ago

Don't worry about it's now water under the bridge.   Like I said, to each his own and we'll leave it at that.  Do you have any delicious recipes to share with us?   I'm trying to think of some.  



1 year ago

Now WHERE did my flipping recipe go??????   I give up!   Good night!!!!!!

1 year ago

I've never really cared for bread pudding.  Until this recipe. My husband hasn't either, but he loved this one.  It's fast and simple too.

                                   QUICK BREAD PUDDING

6 slices bread, cubed  ( I used Honey bread or Milk and Honey bread)

2 C whole milk

1 T butter

3 eggs, beaten

1 C sugar

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp.alt

1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 C golden raisins

1.  Place bread in 9" microwave safe dish

2.  Combine milk. butter in microwave safe bowl

3.  Microwave for 3 minutes on high

4.  Sir in eggs, sugar, cinnamon, salt, vanilla, and raisins

5.  Pour over bread

6.  Microwave on high for 8 minutes

If liquid isn't all absorbed, just let it sit for awhile.  One time it did, one time it didn't, & it may have been the type bread used. But it will end up absorbing in. Yummy. My husband ate 2 big helpings. LOL

1 year ago

Vicky, did you post your recipe, & it disappeared into thin air?  I've had posts disappear as well before.  Aggravating.

This recipe is really good too.  My father-inlaw loved it, hubby too. And easy as well.

                             Apple Cake

1 3/4 C sugar

3 eggs

1 C oil

2 C flour, sifted

1 tsp. Baking Soda

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. cinnamon

2 C peeled, thinly sliced apples--length wise,  cored of course

1 C walnuts (or less, to taste)

Powdered Sugar

Beat together, until creamy-sugar & eggs.  Add oil & beat well.  Sift together-flour, soda, salt, & cinnamon. Add to first mixture.  Fold in the thin apple slices & nuts.

Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes in a greased and floured 9x13' pan.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar while still warm out of the oven. 

1 year ago

I think I'll make something other than pumpkin pie this Christmas. My favorite pie, & the kids loved the cherry crumble, but I might do this and the apple cake.

                 Grandma's Red Hot Apple Pie

3/4 C sugar

2 T flour

1/4 tsp. salt

1 Tablespoon lemon juice (optional)

6 C peeled, thinly sliced apple (about 6 medium)

Approximately 1/2 C Red Hots (Cinnamon Imperials)

Crust for 2 crust pie

Peel & slice apples (any sharper flavor)

Sprinkle w/lemon juice to help keep from darkening.  

Mix sugar, flour & salt together, then mix with apples.

Place apple mixture in an unbaked pie crust, then sprinkle with the Red Hot cinnamon dots evenly over the filling.

Cover with top crust and cut slots evenly around for air vents.

Place pie pan on a cookie sheet to catch any possible spill over, and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.  Enjoy.

1 year ago

ecipe for The Jamaican Christmas Cake

  This recipe is also used when making a Jamaican wedding cake. Enjoy!
The following recipe will make two 9" round cakes:
2 lbs. Raisins 1/2 lb. Prunes 1/2 lb. Dates 1 lb. Mixed Fruit Red Wine to soak fruits 6 tablespoons Jamaican white rum
1/2 lb. Cherries - DO NOT SOAK with fruits named above. The unsoaked cherries will remain red and attractive to look at in the cake after baking. Add to mixture after soaked fruits have been added.
With the exception of 1/2 lb raisins, grind all fruits and soak in wine and white rum. Add the 1/2 lb. raisins that was not ground.
It is best to have your fruits soaking well in advance. Some Jamaicans will have this fruit mixture soaking sometimes, even for 1 year! But if you need it quickly, you can still get a nice cake the same day that it is soaked!
Chop up 1/2 lb. cherries but do not add to the fruit mixture. Add these cherries at time of baking.

1 lb. Butter 3/4 lb. dark Sugar 10 Eggs 1 teaspoon Almond Essence 1 teaspoon Vanilla 1 teaspoon Rose Water (Optional) 1 lb. Flour 3 teaspoons Baking Powder 2 tablespoons Mixed Spice (NOT Allspice!) 2 tablespoons Cinnamon Browning (Optional) Sherry


Preheat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Line the sides and bottom of two 9" baking pans with a double layer of greaseproof paper and set aside.
  • Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs 2 at the time creaming after each addition. After adding the eggs, you will have to move the butter, sugar and egg mixture to a larger bowl and prepare to manually do the balance of the recipe by hand.
  • Add vanilla and almond essence to the butter and sugar mixture.
  • If you use browning, pour a very small amount in mixture and stir. Note: Be very careful with browning! It makes your cake too dark!
  • Add baking powder, mixed spice and cinnamon to the flour.
  • Pour butter and egg mixture in a larger bowl.
  • Add flour mixture to butter mixture by folding it in.
  • Continuously add flour mixture to butter mixture.
  • Add soaked fruits to flour/egg mixture and thoroughly fold it in.
  • Add cut-up cherries to mixture. Leave a few cherries for decorating top of cake.
  • Pour mixture in the 2 lined 9" baking pans.
  • Bake in pre-heated oven until done. Use a knife to test for doneness, etc. The knife should come out clean.
  • Stick cakes all over with a toothpick. Sprinkle sherry over hot baked cakes.
  • Enjoy!


1 year ago

Hi.That Christmas cake is able to be varied too,you can add or subtract some of these.

Just dropping by to say hello,and see are there any petitions in here.Have a great day,my friends.

imagine it's a buffalo,many here eat bison burgers
1 year ago

1 year ago

Sherry, those recipes sound scrumptious!   I made bread pudding last year for the first time and loved it.  I have eaten bread pudding many times before with the ooey gooey rum sauce drizzled over it.   YUM!!   I can't remember if my recipe had a sauce or not but it all got devoured anyway.  lol   Somehow I've messed up my Word documents (where I have lots of recipes (from the internet) stored and when I try to paste them here for some reason they either won't paste properly or at all.   Not sure if it was Care2 though that made it disappear. 


Kaya, your fruit cake looks delicious!   Especially with sherry in it.  lol 


Sweet cows, TAS.   I'll try to post my recipe appears to be soooo easy to make although I've never eaten it yet.   However it has ingredients that I LOVE.

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