Monday, September 30, 2013

Uses of Lemons

I love lemons on cooking as well, but you have to be careful it doesn't over power the flavor. I love to add it to any seafood at the end, always to my soup and of course for salad dressings.
I know there are many uses of lemon, but the most used of lemons in my house are listed below.

1: To get rid of the smell and help sanitize the cutting board, rub it all over with the cut side of half a lemon or wash it in undiluted juice straight from the bottle.

2: If your garbage disposal is beginning to make your sink smell yucky, lemon is your best friend.

Lemon and orange peels and toss them down the drain.

4: Lemon water reduces the production of free radicals which are responsible for aging skin and skin damage. Lemon water is calorie free and an antioxidant.

5: Lemon water can fight throat infections thanks to its antibacterial property.

6: Lemon juice also stops bleeding gums and reduces toothaches.

7: Lemon juice helps to purify the blood, reduces your chances of indigestion, constipation, eliminates toxins from the body, adds digestion and reduces.

I hope you enjoyed this post. I love reading your comments.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

I love my new chairs

Good morning my friends! I am usually not a crafty woman at all.
when I take this chair apart, I was feeling nervous, boy, it was so easy! Yes, it is time consuming, but it is rewarding.
Here is my old and dirty chair, abandoned by kids:)
Look how simple it is:
And here we have a beautiful and colorful chair.
I hope you enjoy it!


Saturday, September 14, 2013

Yom Kippur 2013

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Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) is one of two Jewish High Holy Days.

The purpose of Yom Kippur is to bring about reconciliation between people and between individuals and God. According to Jewish tradition, it is also the day when God decides the fate of each human being.

Although Yom Kippur is an intense holiday it is nevertheless viewed as a happy day. Why? Because if one has observed the holiday properly by the end of Yom Kippur they will have made peace with others and with God.

Yom Kippur is a day of reconciliation, when Jews strive to make amends with people and to draw closer to God through prayer and fasting. The ten days leading up to Yom Kippur are known as the Ten Days of Repentance. During this period Jews are encouraged to seek out anyone they may have offended and to sincerely request forgiveness so that the New Year can begin with a clean slate.
Yom Kippur is also marked by 25 hours of fasting. There are other fast days in the Jewish calendar, but this is the only one the Torah specifically commands us to observe. Leviticus 23:27 describes it as "afflicting your souls" and during this time no food or liquid may be consumed.

In the New Covenant book of Hebrews, we read concerning Messiah who provided the blood of atonement for us: Hebrews chapter 9, verse 12: "Neither by the blood of goats and calves but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place having obtained eternal redemption for us." When I sin, I pray to God and ask him to cleanse me with the blood of atonement provided for me by the Messiah. Who is the Messiah? An honest study of the Scriptures will clearly show that Jesus is our Jewish Messiah. He came from God to provide for us the Blood of Atonement so that people might know cleansing from all sin and have peace with God. This is not another religion. It is Bible Judaism. It is the faith which the God of Israel expects of us.

I like to fast, because I feel like I want to focus on how Jesus Christ died for me regardless of my sins. He is that perfect sacrifice. It is to thank Him, to take a day off by saying thank you and spending time repenting.

May you come to know Jesus Christ, our Messiah!

Have a blessed Yom Kippur!!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Whole Wheat Bread

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3 1/2 whole wheat all purpose flour

3 eggs, plus one more for egg wash

1/4 cup of sugar

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoon dray yeast

1 1/2 cup of water


Mix dry yeast and 1/2 cup warm water and 1/2 cup flour. Cover and let it bubble for 15 minutes. Mix all ingredients together and knead with hand for about 10 minutes. Add more flower if it is too sticky in your hand. 

Make the dough into a ball and place it in a large bowl again.  
 Let the dough rise until the dough double its size. Once it double it's size, press the dough with your hand and let the dough rise again for the second time to double it’s size. This time it will take less time to rise.
  Divide the dough into three and braid the dough, Cover the dough and let it rise again. Approx. 30 min after braiding the bread, start and pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Egg wash the dough and ready for baking. As you can see on the picture above, one of the bread doesn't have sesame seed, so feel free to add if you would like.
  Bake for 15 minutes, then cover it with foil and bake for another 15 minutes.

This recipe makes two bread. Remember the recipe above is doubled. For me, making one bread or four is the same work. You will be saving energy and you don't have to clean up twice.
The picture came out too bright, I didn't like that, oh well.

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