Eat– for Good Health

Tuna canoes are a healthy summertime afternoon snack, perfect for the heat wave we’re having in Southern California.  My cargo of good protein is an allergy-friendly alternative to “ants on a log” made with celery, peanut butter, and raisins.  Tuna canoes are filled with tuna salad, peas, and of course the canoe, celery. Add onion, carrot, and red pepper if desired and combine tuna with low calorie mayonnaise, yogurt, lemon juice, and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper.

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Wordsmith– I also write books

4.5 star review for A KEY TO ALL THAT GLITTERS from Camilla, Long and Short Reviews:

Balancing her thriving yoga spa and raising twins, Widow Heatherlee Baronova is slammed by her late husband’s past when an ex-con demands a key to a safe deposit box. Naïve, Heatherlee knows nothing about it. When her spa Clearwater is robbed, the police investigation is headed by Sheriff Marc Duarte, a sheep rancher from the silkiest gentry of town. The last thing she wants is for Marc to prove that dirty money built Clearwater.

Marc knows her problems with a Russian theft ring will escalate beyond bad press and the bottom line. After the twins are kidnapped, she starts listening. Shrewd, rugged, and rich, Marc is clueless that this coppery-haired bundle of determination and desire married her husband because he looked like him. He does see a practical advantage, but if he goes undercover as “out of hiding” Yuri Baronov, will it be a death sentence?

Thank you, Camilla!

People appreciation

We will never forget the horrible day of 9-11.  No one believed a terrorist attack was happening at 8:48 am. AA Flight 11 crashes into the North Tower.

On Tuesday, September 11, the two tallest buildings in New York — 110 stories each, a major tourist attraction, and crowded with men and women working for financial powerhouses, government agencies, restaurants, and shops — were destroyed.

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People craft– taking care of ourselves

It’s sunny in Southern California.  Living in Woodbridge Village, with the many opportunities to be outdoors, means I use sunscreen every day.  The immediate danger of too much sun is sunburn. If you looked at sunburned skin under a strong microscope, you would see that the cells and blood vessels have been damaged. With repeated sun damage, the skin starts to look dry, wrinkled, discolored, and leathery. Although the skin appears to be thicker, it actually has been weakened and, as a result, it will bruise more easily.

Just a reminder, anyone over the age of six months should use a sunscreen daily. Even those who work inside are exposed to ultraviolet radiation for brief periods throughout the day, especially if they work near windows, which generally filter out UVB but not UVA rays.  Children under the age of six months should not be exposed to the sun, since their skin is highly sensitive to the chemical ingredients in sunscreen as well as to the sun’s rays. Shade and protective clothing are the best ways to protect infants from the sun.

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Wordsmith– I also write books

On Monday evening at Lady Jane’s Salon O.C. four authors read excerpts from 2014 releases.  Before our presentations, a bartender took the photo below of Tina Gayle (who read a section from SUMMER’S GROWTH) and me (who read from my new adult release, A BRAND NEW ADDRESS).

Here we are, Tina on the left and me on the right, catching up:

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Places– of Charm

Look up to the sky tonight to see the beautiful Harvest Moon, colored by the extra thickness of Earth’s atmosphere in the direction toward the horizon.  The Harvest Moon is a full moon that falls the closest to the autumnal equinox.  This years Harvest Moon qualifies as a supermoon, too.  It is turning full less than one day after reaching lunar perigee, the moon’s closest point to Earth for the month.  This moon will usher in high tides along ocean coastlines for the next several days.  High tides will climb extra high, and low tides will fall exceptionally low.

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Eat– for Good Health

Do you love healthy, home-cooked Italian fare?  Our family loves Tutto Famigla Restaurant in Lake Forest, California. Click on the hot button to get their menu.  All entries are served with minestrone soup or house salad!  Or, substitute soup of the day or Caesar salad for $2, and house pasta or spaghetti marinara!  As with everything, desserts are made fresh every day and are not on the menu. 

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Eat– for Good Health

Do you love healthy, home-cooked Italian fare?  Our family loves Tutto Famigla Restaurant in Lake Forest, California. Click on the hot button to get their menu.  All entries are served with minestrone soup or house salad!  Or, substitute soup of the day or Caesar salad for $2, and house pasta or spaghetti marinara!  As with everything, desserts are made fresh every day and are not on the menu. 

tuttograf

Eat– for Good Health

Do you love healthy, home-cooked Italian fare?  Our family loves Tutto Famigla Restaurant in Lake Forest, California. Click on the hot button to get their menu.  All entries are served with minestrone soup or house salad!  Or, substitute soup of the day or Caesar salad for $2, and house pasta or spaghetti marinara!  As with everything, desserts are made fresh every day and are not on the menu. 

tuttograf

 

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