Monday, August 31, 2015

❧Ready for Fall ❧

Ready for Fall!

fall leaf
A breeze in this season,
Helps weather turn cold,
The leaves on the trees,
Go red, orange, gold...
Pumpkins are picked,
Cranberries served,
Sunflowers -stand tall ,
One of my favorite flowers ....
   Picked & display because it reminds me of Fall!
My favorite season .... It comes after summer,
Before winter’s freeze,
(Luckily not here Florida) 
The season called autumn,
Or fall if you please... !!!
 Summer was fun !
But now .....
I'm Ready for Fall !!!!!
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August -Being Positive

☺August was a Happy month☺
31 days of Happy positive Quotes!
243 days down!
122 days to go !!!
Positivity brings Happiness   !!!


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Friday, August 28, 2015

Meet Snapper -Our "lil" Stinkpot Turtle

2 weeks ago we found this lil guy on the bike trail
at the park. 
I thought it was a rock moving across the trail....
Then I realized it was a baby turtle .... 
We took him home because we didn’t want anything to happen to him in the wilderness, We wasn’t sure if he would make it all by his lonesome so on the way home we stopped at PetSmart and bought an aquarium & everything for this lil turtle to feel
 comfortable & safe!!! 
The poor thing did not eat for the first 3 days  & we were really worried so off we went to the Reptile store.
Pinellas County Reptiles 
The owner of store told us that our lil turtle ....
first of all is a Stinkpot turtle –(we thought it was a Snapper turtle –that is why we named him that so we stuck with it anyways) he then asked us where we found him and we told him where and he said he was most likely a few hours old –just hatched and a bird picked him up for dinner & dropped him . 
These turtles are very hard to come by at the park- they are an aquatic turtle and we found him on land …
He is our MIRACLE turtle !!!
We saved him !!!!
The store owner said he probably would of never lived…
He also informed us that he is just a baby and it will take him awhile to start eating.
 He is not even as big as a quarter in size.
 These turtle do not bask often they love to hide and climb !!!!
So he recommended a few things we needed ,
UV light & filter and Bloodworms !!!
My husband ofcourse proud turtle parent that he is filmed his first meal …lol 

We were soooo happy !!!
After all said  & done …
Nothing but the best for this lil guy !!!
Our free turtle costed us over $100
We call his home …
The Clark Oasis
Enjoy a few pic of our Baby Stinkpot Turtle ...
He loves his new home !!!! 


We love watchin him ..he is sooo funny !!!
Lunch on the bridge!
We love our lil Snapper !!!
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Creamy Hummus Recipe

          From the Kitchen of: Pati’s Recipes

        Creamy Hummus

  • 1- 15-ounce can chickpeas, also called garbanzo beans
  • 1/4 cup  fresh lemon juice, about 1 large lemon
  • 1/4 cup  tahini, (Arrowhead Mills Organic Roasted Sesame Tahini)
  • 1/2 large garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for drizzle on top
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon kosher salt,( to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons water
  • Dash of ground paprika for serving

In the bowl of a food processor, combine tahini and lemon juice. Process for 1 minute. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl then turn on and process for 30 seconds making smooth and creamy.
Add the olive oil, minced garlic, cumin and the salt-Process for 30 seconds, scrape sides and bottom of bowl then process another 30 seconds. Open can of chickpeas, drain liquid then rinse well with water. Add half of the chickpeas to the food processor then process for 1 minute. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl, add remaining chickpeas and process for 1 to 2 minutes or until thick and quite smooth.
To thin out hummus slowly add 2 to 3 tablespoons of water until the consistency is perfect. Scrape the hummus into a bowl then drizzle about 1 tablespoon of olive oil over the top and sprinkle with paprika.

I made this dip for our monthly Gluten free 
support meeting !
  These Milton’s Craft Bakers crackers -all 4 flavors went well with the creamy hummus dip !!!
Crispy Sea Salt, Cheddar Cheese, 
Everything, Multi-Grain

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