A Tour of Israel

“It is well within my soul” This well known hymn was penned by a gifted Aussie named Horatio Spafford.  Our Shoresh Tour guide David masterfully sprinkled us with tidbits of info that only a local would know.  As we drove to our hotel from the Ben Gurion Airport we were told;  “Horatio is also credited…

KETO ICE CREAM

You just cannot feel deprived on KETO! Imagination is the largest nation in the world! With imitation flavoring, you can turn this plain and scrumptious KETO vanilla ice cream into banana nut! Use fresh raspberries, strawberries or mint flavoring with chocolate chips! Purchase the Cuisinart 2 quart ice cream maker at Amazon for a STAY-ON-TRACK-KETO…

Birthday Mugs

Hosting or attending a birthday party while on KETO can cause one to plateau, however, a simple, lovely solution is to make your own Mug of Wonderful to freeze and enjoy after the food fiesta! There are many variations depending on your pantry, but this is a basic MUG just waiting to be decorated by…

Tex-Mex Chili

DAY ONE: Soak pinto beans overnight. DAY TWO: Drain beans, place in crock pot. Pour in Chili Starter, Pace Picante, diced onions, then fill crock pot with water to cover beans. Add Pepperoncini + Chili Powder. Cook bacon till crispy. Pour bacon grease into hamburger browning pan. Brown the burger meat and add to crock…

The History of Tea

“May I have a word?” Is a question the English asked whenever a response was needed; when an enlightenment was forthcoming; when a warning was necessary;  when one’s idea was politely given.  Indeed this attention arresting question was rather a civilized way to invoke a time to meet, a time for tea.  In Mexico today…

Staycation Chapala

With a new owner this local Hotel was built in 2019 and it offers spectacular views and a full Spa! All rooms have air conditioning, WIFI, cable TV, desk, safe, hair dryer, free local calls. The hotel offers a washer and dryer which makes it convenient to pack light! There are 3 mineral baths, two…

A Patriot Anthem

Patriots with a loud voice sing – We are one, but we are many –And from all the lands on earth we come—We’ll share a dream and sing with one voice— “I am— and you are, we are American” — We the people came from the dream-time—From the dusty plains —We are the ancient heart—The…