Thursday, May 31, 2012

I won!

I forgot to say that I won!  Yes I won a beautiful apron and tea towel from   Can't wait to get it and use it!  Thanks Patty!

If you go to her site look at May 24th post.  There is a pic of it.  Ain't it purdy!


Just thought you might like some random photos since I haven't posted any lately:

DH with Lucy.  I think they have something going on out there in the chicken coop she gets so much attention ;)

Penny wanting back in

One of these things is not like the others.  It was the size of a quarter.

My early lavender.  Don't know what kind it is but I brought it with me from PA and it's doing really well down here in AL.  It gets really big heads on it, it blooms in April and the bees love it. (yes most of these pics are from Feb-March)  So sad I'm so slow on posting pics really it is.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Wow who knew...

I have a large following in Russia.  Don't know why, just do...

I think I have this too - Do you?

The Lies You've Been Told...

The Lies You've Been Told...

Exposure to genetically modified foods and companion pesticides has been linked to a number of health risks including infertility, neurological disorders, birth defects and cancer. Yet despite all the evidence, the collusion between industry and our political leadership and various regulatory agencies has created a system in which industry interests win at every turn. Until or unless enough Americans recognize this, and not only demand change, but also actually change their own habits, the system will continue unabated.
The first challenge is to realize that you've been lied to. The entire model of genetically engineered crops as a not only viable but preferable food source is based on a series of lies and misconceptions that have enriched a select few at the expense of everyone else. These myths include:
  • Genetically engineered foods are equivalent to conventional foods.This is simply not true, as no conventional food in the history of mankind has ever been able to splice bacteria, viruses or genetic material from unrelated species into itself. For thousands of years, farmers have selected and saved the best seeds, which has led to improved varieties. But never have they been able to cross a plant with an animal, for example. Nature does not allow this sort of trans-genetic transfer.
    Gene splicing is an imprecise and unpredictable science, and the potential hazards are enormous. The primary motive behind genetically engineered crops is the ability to patent it and claim ownership of it in perpetuity. And the concept of patenting crops and other foods tells you the truth about whether or not they're really equivalent to conventional foods—you cannot get a patent on something that is too similar to something already in existence.
  • Genetically engineered crops were created for an altruistic purpose; to save a starving world from hunger by increasing yield.Even the statistics from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) demonstrate that this is a promise that cannot be fulfilled. Genetically engineered crops do not produce higher yields. In fact, numerous studies have shown that their yield is lower than that of conventional or organic yields. There are literally hundreds of studies in the developing world demonstrating that organic farming, specifically, outproduces chemical farming and genetically engineered crops by a factor of anywhere between 10-100 to 1.
    Genetically engineering food crops is but a tactic to starve the world into submission. And, it guarantees outrageous profits for perpetuity as farmers world-wide must depend on giant transnational corporations in order to eat, and there's nothing altruistic about that.
  • Genetically engineered foods are more nutritious.No patented GE crop has ever made the commercial claim to be more nutritious, so this idea was popularized without any factual support whatsoever. Agricultural scientist are, however, warning that genetically engineered crops are nutritionally inferior to both organics and conventionally-grown crops.

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Kay's Career Cake

This is a recipe from the Snyder Family Cookbook

Kay's Career Cake:

1 pkg cake mix

Follow directions on box.

My cousin Kay is not the best cook in the world but she makes a mean tomato soup (from the can) and toasted cheese sandwich.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Sloppy Joe Recipe

This is a sloppy Joe recipe that my cousin, Kim put in the Snyder recipe book:

1 lb. hamburger
3 Tbsp brown sugar
1 cup finely chopped celery
1 medium onion
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp vinegar
1 tsp lemon juice
1 cup ketchup or 1 can tomato sauce

Fry hamburger and drain.  Add celery and onion.  Add rest and simmer.

I have also made this without the meat.  It tastes great so if you are a vegetarian give this recipe a try without the hamburger.  You can also substitute spaghetti sauce for the ketchup or even use diced tomatoes.  Simmer down until it is the consistency that you like for your sloppy joes.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

My mom's barbecue sauce recipe

Thought you might enjoy this one.  It's great for family reunions or any family gathering.

Barbecue Sauce for Spare Ribs

1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
1 Tbsp paprika
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp chili powder
1 tsp dry mustard
1/8 tsp pepper
1/2 cup water
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup vinegar
1 cup tomato juice or spaghetti sauce
1/4 cup ketchup

Simmer sauce 15 minutes or til slightly thickened.  Pour over spare ribs which have been salted and peppered and placed in crock pot.  Place chopped onions on top of ribs.  Start crock pot on high for 1-2 hours and then reduce to low for 5-6 hours.