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Saturday, September 25, 2010

GOOD NEWS!


I am writing for the Hampton Food Examiner. I will explore the food scene in Hampton, Virginia. Read my latest article on Hampton Bay Days Food and leave a comment. Continue to look for information about chefs, foods, recipes, and much more. I appreciate your support. Thank you!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

MENTAL BLOCK: CURSE OR COVERING?


By Guest Blogger, Jason R. Scott  

I often wonder is mental block always a bad thing?  I'd like to think that the many grey areas of my life are hidden for a reason.  In that case, perhaps things that are too much to handle are being subconsciously blocked by a higher power for our greater good.  Tonight, I had the opportunity to discuss my childhood with my parents and they were stunned to see how much I had actually forgotten.  Many things are sketchy. I see foggy shadows of people, things, and  places, but usually I can’t decipher it into anything concrete.  Other  things, however, are clear as day.  For instance, I remember my 4th birthday—anxiously pouncing over my Superman pallet to wake the entire house up.  Overjoyed at the prospect of being a “big boy,” I will never forget the excitement that accompanied the huge smile on my face.  Then sadly, ages 4-6 get really sketchy. I don't remember kindergarten at all. Despite of my memory gaps, from about 7 on, I remember everything until about 17-18, then it gets to feel sketchy again for a few years.  As I nosily prod into my areas of heightened forgetfulness, it was revealed to me that during every period of mental obscurity, there was some sort of transition, hardship, or tragedy I was going through.  It is often tempting to depict what was happening to me and why, but is it worth ruining the bliss of ignorance?  It's reminds me of Eve; her pursuit of higher understanding cost her and Adam their priority placement in utopia.  Knowledge empowers, but on the same hand it destroys.  It destroys purity, innocence, and contentment.  Countless  times my view on people has shifted based on information I found out, or even things I’ve seen them do when they didn't even realize. The lesson in all of this: all information isn't for our betterment.  I admonish you to use wisdom to seek out what facts you will hunt down because that piece of information you seek out could be the very thing that ruins your place of sacred mental rest.  Blessings to All!

Bio: Jason is a full-time writer/copyeditor based in San Diego. His areas of concentration are professional writing, grant writing, and poetry.  He's an alum of Indiana University where he earned his B.A. in English/ Writing.  His ultimate goal is for his writing to inspire black men and minorities abroad to gain interest in reading, writing, and self-expression.  When not writing, he can often be found making music, traveling, and/or cooking. You can find his professional blog at www.rasilliantenterprises.blogspot.com and his personal blog at www.theovc.blogspot.com


Monday, September 20, 2010

FALL IS COMING!


I asked folks on my Facebook Fan Page, "What is your favorite fall dish?" Below are the results. I love chili with cornbread muffin - comfort food.


* Chili

* Collard Greens

* Gumbo

* Pumpkin Pie

What is your favorite fall dish?

Sunday, September 12, 2010

NATIONAL CHOCOLATE MILKSHAKE DAY!

Interview with Ambrosia - the main character in The Food Temptress and the sequel, The Food Entrantress


Q: What do you put in your milkshakes to make them taste so good?
A: "Dutch Cocoa Powder 


Q: What kind of response to do you get from men?
A:  My milkshakes brings all the boys to the yard.


Q: How are you going to celebrate Milkshake Day?
A: I am having a milkshake drinking contest. The winner gets a date with me.


Happy National Chocolate Milkshake Day!

Friday, September 3, 2010

FOOD SAFETY TIPS FOR LABOR DAY!

1) Mayonnaise-based items such as potato salad and coleslaw need to stay cool.

2) Cook meats thoroughly, especially chicken.


3) Wash hands often when preparing and handling food.


4) Keep food covered with foil and plastic wrap as much as possible.


5) Prepare foods on surfaces cleaned by anti-bacteria solutions.

Bon App├ętit!