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Friday, January 30, 2009

A baby black howler monkey

A baby black howler monkey clings onto its mother's back in Singapore
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When the world says, "Give up,"Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."~Author Unknown

Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles per hour.
The brain operates on the same amount of power as 10-watt light bulb.
The human brain cell can hold 5 times as much information as the Encyclopedia Britannica.
Your brain uses 20% of the oxygen that enters your bloodstream.
The brain is much more active at night than during the day.
Scientists say the higher your I.Q. the more you dream.

Buy windshield wiper fluid and use it on windows, mirrors and glass around the house.
It is the same liquid.
dishwashing liquid and it cleans everything!
Put water in a spray bottle, almost to the top, add a small amount of bleach and 3 drops of Dawn dishwashing liquid and it cleans everything!

Ham and Potato Soup
1/2 cups peeled and diced potatoes
1/3 cup diced celery
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
3/4 cup diced cooked ham
3 1/4 cups water
2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1 teaspoon ground white or black pepper, or to taste
5 tablespoons butter
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
Combine the potatoes, celery, onion, ham and water in a stockpot. Bring to a boil, then cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in the chicken bouillon, salt and pepper.
In a separate saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour with a fork, and cook, stirring constantly until thick, about 1 minute. Slowly stir in milk as not to allow lumps to form until all of the milk has been added. Continue stirring over medium-low heat until thick, 4 to 5 minutes.
Stir the milk mixture into the stockpot, and cook soup until heated through.
Serve immediately.

Craft & tutorials
Sweet tutorial for door Organiser
Heart Felted Scarf

Seed Starter Valentine
Give flower seeds with little pots to your valentine. Use a rubber stamp to make hearts and sweet messages on the packets

Kate's Fabric Boxes * awesome idea for valentines day

How to recipe holder* great gift for friends or mother day birthdays
Have a wonderful day! Lord Bless each of you.


Amber said...

Ohh, will have to pass on the soup recipe to my mother. She loves any kind of potato soup! Thanks for the great links!

Gingerbread said...

Lovely photo of the baby monkey new life what a sight to see. The recipe sounds tasty. best wishes Julie.C

Ed said...

The soup recipe is gorgeous I make it all the time - similar recipe, only thing I change is when it's finished and in the bowls, I add a drizzle of cream and a few chopped chives - iot's really yummy.
That photo of the baby monkey is a gem Ginger - love it. Thank you for lots of interesting bits and bobs xxx