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Your every day Easter PEEP

Yes, Baby Boomers, it is that time of the year…this will be my [second] annual PEEP POST…
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Here are this years PEEPS for the Holidays

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Where do PEEPS come from you ask???

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Political PEEPS…PEEPS are very Political

2349245913_255c88a94c_m.jpg PEEPS for Obama

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PEEPS are show offs!

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PEEPS are very religious!

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PEEPS are everyday PEEPLES…just like you and me…

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How do PEEPS get around, you ask…???

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PEEPS are always Politically Correct!

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Some times PEEPS are in great PERIL, as they are so delicious!

412663035_ffa1120cd8_m.jpg PEEPS in PERIL…Dinosaurs love PEEPS!

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PEEPS make great fashion accessories!

67137847_78ceb05625_m.jpg The ablity to accessorize with PEEPS is what separates us from the Primates!

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Not all PEEPS are good PEEPS

457297522_9952aaec5a_m.jpg PEEPS have been known to PEEP!

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PEEPS make great Jewelry as well!

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419593213_0cd7c245c4_m.jpg PEEP Jewelry is quite the rage…in PEEP circles.

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PEEPS are fun to decorate with as well.

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PEEPS are very stylish and fashion conscious!

161461514_c6f0de4b5f_m.jpg If you can make an Easter dress with PEEPS…the list is endless of what you can do with PEEPS!

Hope you enjoyed MY PEEP SHOW…
Happy Holidays
~The Baby Boomer Queen~

My favorite PEEPS are always PURPLE PEEPS…how about you???

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AND THE NOBLE PEACE PRIZE should go to…

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Al Gore is NOT who I would have chosen FOR THE 2007 AWARD…it seems as though everything else INCLUDING this Prize has become POLITICAL.

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Though I am not opposed to Al Gore and what he has been using for his flormat…HOWEVER…

I NOMINATE David Suzuki
Here is some information as to why I think he deserved to get the Award this year!

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David Takayoshi Suzuki, CC, OBC, Ph.D, born March 24, 1936, is a Canadian science broadcaster and environmental activist. Since the mid 1970’s, Suzuki has become known for his TV and radio series and books about nature and the environment. He is best known as host of the popular and long-running CBC Television science magazine, The Nature of Things, seen in syndication in over 40 nations. He is also well known for criticizing governments for their lack of action to protect the environment.

A long time activist to reverse global climate change, Suzuki co-founded the David Suzuki Foundation in 1990, to work “to find ways for society to live in balance with the natural world that sustains us.” The Foundation’s priorities are: oceans and sustainable fishing, climate change and clean energy, sustainability, and David Suzuki’s Nature Challenge.

If you want to see more about his life I would go to:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Suzuki

And/or…

http://www.davidsuzuki.org/

This will give you plenty of knowledge about the man and his mission.

I NOMINATE DAVID SUZUKI for the Nobel Peace Prize!

Smiles and world green peace,
~The Baby Boomner Queen~

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Get Your Hanukkah Fry On

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Menorah candles around the world will burn brightly tomorrow night, kicking off Hanukkah, the Jewish eight day festival of lights.

In this hemisphere, we need all the light we can get as we inch closer to the darkest, shortest day of the year, aka the winter solstice [Dec. 22]. If there’s wind and other wintry conditions contributing to the atmosphere [which has been the case over the past few days in various parts of the country], frying up a storm seems like the right thing to do, whether or not you celebrate Hanukkah.

A pan sized latke, cut into fourths and ready for applesauce. I’m not suggesting that we hop aboard the deep fried fatty train, but a little fried fun is quite okay every once in a while, particularly when done in small batches at home.

For many, Hanukkah wouldn’t be the same without a plate of potato latkes, cute little patties of grated potatoes and onions, mixed with a little egg and crumby binder, fried until crisp and served with applesauce or sour cream.

Last night, I made a batch of “batter” and instead of dropping several patties into the oil, I decided to make one big latke as an experiment. I poured my grated potato onion mix into a hot puddle of oil about 1/4 inch deep, pressing the pancake down to flatten and keep thin.

A few things to keep in mind: Unlike the smaller patties, a big latke requires more time, a slightly different rig and a more patient cook. For starters, I recommend a shallow skillet, so that when it comes to invert the latke, you will minimize breakage [although I did mine in a nine inch cast iron skillet without a hitch].

Yes, you will need to flip the latke, but more importantly, you need to let the latke cook for at least 10 minutes without fussing over it. Yes, you can peek, but go easy, and keep an eye on that flame and adjust if the latke is starting to burning. When the latke appears golden on the first side, place a plate on top of the skillet and then invert, then slide latke onto a baking tray and finish cooking in a 400 degree oven. It will need at least 15 minutes, maybe more.

Many of you have asked if sweet potatoes can be used in place of the olde spud, and the answer is affirmative. Sweet potatoes are wonderful in this dish, and I like to add a smidge of cinnamon to the batter.

If you live somewhere within reach of zucchinis, you could try these zucchini “crabcakes”, zesty little fritters packed with flavor and seasoning flexibility. Use the above recipe link as a template and have a ball experimenting.

One of my favorite home fried treats is a batch of pakoras, Indian-style veggie fritters made from a seasoned chickpea batter. These are great fun for a crowd, so if you’ve got Hanukkah revelers stopping by, everyone can pitch in, frying up a few pakoras to order. Don’t forget to make the accompanying green chutney, a little bit of spice heaven on your tongue!

If you’ve got a little bit of time or a cooking partner, I highly recommend trying your hand at your own falafel, without the mix.

You need 24 hours of soaking time for the dried garbanzos or fava beans, but once they’re ready, you can make the falafel batter in advance since it needs an hour to set up in the fridge and then fry when your guests arrive, who will be duly impressed by how wonderful these little morsels are, particularly if you take a few extra minutes to make your own tahini sauce.

What a spread you’ll have!

Of course, you can finish the evening off with a batch of sufganiyot, aka jelly doughnuts, or perhaps make these for brunch over the weekend.

After all, you’ve got eight days to go fry crazy.
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Thank you Thw Washington Post and Kim O’Donnel
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Out of apple sause? Use your can of apple pie filling. Take out some of the sause if you like it drier and add cinnomon and nutneg…zip it in your food processor and they will think you made it from scratch.

I just smile and take the compliments. “PLEASE” I tell them…”anything for you, my favorite guest!”

~The Baby Boomer Queen~

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This is a very cool Tibetan Personality Test…

Try it you will like it! It is amazing! And fun too…

http://memoriter.net/flash/test.html

Don’t go to the answers it will ruin the test…there are no right or wrong answers!
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Heart and Lungs

People with lupus are at a higher risk for cardiovascular and pulmonary disorders. Coronary disease alone accounts for one-third of all SLE related deaths. Pulmonary hemorrhage only occurs in 1 percent of lupus patients but accounts for 10 percent of lupus deaths.

The effect lupus has on the heart and lungs is very serious, and special attention need to be placed in identifying lupus-related issues surrounding these two systems.

The Lungs

There are several lupus-related disorders that affect the lungs. The most common problem is pleurisy, but others include ALP, ILD, pulmonary embolism, and pulmonary hemorrhage.

Pleurisy

Simply put, pleurisy is pain in the chest upon taking a deep breath. The pleura is the thin membrane around the lung. When it is inflamed it is called pleuritis, and when fluid leaks from the pleura the patient suffers from a pleural effusion.

Pleurisy is found in 40 to 60 percent of SLE patients, and on autopsy 50 percent of SLE patients show pleural abnormalities.

Acute Lupus Pneumonitis (ALP)

Characterized by shortness of breath, dry cough, pleuritic pain, and blood-tinged sputum, the symptoms are actually a sign of bronchial infection or pneumonia. Lupus is notorious for inflaming the lungs, resulting in ALP, which is an inflammation of supporting tissue.

Doctors usually begin to look for ALP when symptoms do not clear up with antibiotics, and it is diagnosed via an x-ray. ALP is very serious, as 50 percent of ALP patients die within months because they were not diagnosed early enough.

Diffuse Insterstitial Lung Disease (ILD)

When ALP develops over years, ILD can develop. ILD is seen in approximately 20 percent of SLE patients. When it enters into a chronic phase, patients suffer from shallow breathing and decreased stamina. However, ILD rarely results in respiratory failure.

Pulmonary Embolism

Over one-third of lupus patients have antiphospholipid antibodies, and one third of those patients have had a clot or thromboembolic episode at some point and time during the course of their lupus. As the blood clot settles in the lung, the pulmonary embolism will cause shortness of breath and chest pain.

Approximately 5 to 10 percent of SLE patients will have a pulmonary embolism at some point and time in the course of their disease.

Pulmonary Hemorrhage

While pulmonary hemorrhage occurs in only 1 percent of lupus patients, it results in 10 percent of deaths in active lupus patients.

A pulmonary hemorrhage is characterized by bleeding in the lungs that results in the patient coughing up blood. Children are very susceptible, but in adults pulmonary hemorrhage usually occurs early in the disease. In the beginning it looks like ALP, but progresses more rapidly and it is usually fatal.

Pulmonary Hypertension

About 10 to 15 percent of lupus patients suffer from pulmonary hypertension, a mildly increased pressure in pulmonary arteries, which generally has no outward symptoms.

Pulmonary hypertension can be very dangerous and life threatening if there is greater than 50mm mercury. More often, though, active inflammation can sometimes cause an increase in pulmonary pressure that results in a shortness of breath.
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This was from “Freedom from Lupus”
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Hello Baby Boomers…more and more people are contacting my blog for info about Lupus. I hope I am of some help to those of you who are seeking information.

What it doesn’t tell you is how it affects you emotionally.

The phsyicogocal aspects are far reaching.

For those of you who are still seeking answers, please contact me. My cause is to educate and inform. To give you other options…to give you the truth.

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