Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Magnetic Therapy for Back Pain

I’ve been suffering from shoulder and back pain lately and I’m just lucky that my husband is always there to massage me with my Chinese ointment almost every night. I’m a healthy person and always following a healthy regimen in my life, eating the right kinds of foods but I got the pain from exposure in our office airconditioner. I was the one nearest to it and the recipient of too much cold which turned into the pain I’m suffering these past few weeks. 

Lately I got good news online that magnetic bracelets for my therapy will help me with my back and shoulder pain problem. You just have to wear it on the rear pocket and it will do wonders. Now I’m thinking if it will be right for me and my long-time pain. Well it’s not bad to try; you just have to wear it anyway. .

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Additions and Improvement in Our House

We’re finished with our simple home improvement in the house. We have successfully added a new room for my Mom’s use and we’re all happy about it especially she’s now feeling more comfortable with the new setup. Now she can do everything without going up and about the two floors of our house. As it’s not advisable for her to go upstairs the new setup suits her perfectly and we can see all her activities the whole day. Since we also have our bedroom downstairs it’s hard for us to always go up and check on her when she wants to stay in her upper room. 

Now we can proceed to our next project which is repainting of our own bedroom and kitchen. For the last three Saturdays I’ve been doing a lot of inventory and have taken note of my several dining items. I would like to have them grouped and labeled in the next weekends to come. I also want to add some personalized items like mugs with logo and name, embroidered kitchen towels, linens made in crochet and some other nice items beautifully carved with names. I’m quite happy that we have started with our goal of restoring the beauty of our house and hope to have enough finances to finish it in a year.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Quality and Healthy Preservation of Foods

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My Auntie makes and sells her own preserved food when she was younger. I always see her cleaning her jars and preparing all the necessary things for cooking and packing. She makes the best achara (papaya in vinegar, carrots, pepper etc.) in town but several years back her body retired from physical stress of cooking, packing and selling. One of these days I’ll probably ask her how to do it her way. Anyway she told some tips on how to ensure that the preserved food has passed the quality standards. It has to be something about the color, clearness, flavour, texture and packing. 

First the color should be as near that of the natural food as possible. The syrup or liquid should be clear and free from seeds and sediments. The flavour should be as close to its natural flavour as possible. The texture should be tender but not overcooked. And the last which is equally important also, the packing. There should be good symmetrical arrangement and best use of space. There should be uniform in sizes and shapes of food. Well that’s precisely what I’ve remembered from what’s Auntie was doing when she was still very active with her business. She made it a point that everything’s in order before she start the process.