World Blood Donation Day, June 14 2017

World Blood Donation day 2017 was celebrated today at Central Jersey Blood center.

One pint Saves  THREE  LIVES ! 

 As a Registered Nurse, working there, I was proud to see the team spirit    and expertise as everyone worked together to draw many donors both whole blood and platelets. The local community responded to celebrate World Blood Donation day in high numbers. 

Swiss Chalet Marinade for Chicken

Reposting this delcious chicken marinade recipe that Canadians have available in their food markets.  Perfect use for the ” Reynolds oven bags”. 

Swiss Chalet marinade for Chicken 

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Swiss Chalet Marinade  ,  a Canadian recipe

Swiss Chalet Style Rotisserie Chicken Marinade

A Canadian friend buys this marinade and uses it for her BBQ chicken.  Since this is the first time that I’ve heard of this marinade, I searched for a homemade version.

This recipe is from the website recipe zaar.

Recipe #415018 | 2¼ hours | 10 min prep

By: Pink Diamond
Mar 1, 2010

The creator of this recipe, called Pink Diamond  had been playing with this spice combination for a while now and got it  as close as she’s  going to get it to the famous Canadian ”Swiss Chalet” rotisserie chicken.

Try it for yourself and enjoy !

SERVES 4 -6 , 1 whole chicken

Ingredients  :

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Turkmen book published in English

Dear readers,

I came across the book, ” A year of reading the world” while browsing the newly published book shelf at the Intriquing Princeton Public library.

Ann Morgan, a freelance writer and editor in London wrote, ” The World between two covers, the U.S.A. form, it was published in 2015.

Reposting what she discussed on November 21, 2016.

” I’m often contacted by fellow literary explorers keen to know if the unpublished books I read during my quest are now available so that they can read them too.

Sadly, I frequently have to answer no: the manuscript translations I read from the Comoros and São Tomé and Príncipe, for example, are still unpublished. And although I have heard from several publishers interested in bringing out an English-language version of the Mozambican classic Ualalapi, an anglophone text is yet to appear.

However, there has been some good news this summer when it comes to the book I read from Turkmenistan, the whimsical novel The Tale Aypi by exiled writer Ak Welsapar. This has found an English-language home with Slavic literature press Glagoslav Publications and is on sale now.

This means that Welsapar’s novel, the first book to be translated directly from Turkmen into English, is now accessible in the world’s most-published language. Great news for its author – who lost so much when his work was blacklisted in his home nation – and for curious readers everywhere.

As such, The Tale of Aypi joins The Golden Horse, my then-unpublished Panamanian read (now available on ebook), on the anglophone global bookshelf. Let’s hope we soon see many others follow suit.”

The Tale of Aypi by Ak Welsapar, translated from the Turkmen by WM Coulson (Glagoslav Publications, 2016)

Ann Morgan, a freelance writer and editor in London.

Reposting what she discussed on November 21, 2016

I’m  often contacted by fellow literary explorers keen to know if the unpublished books I read during my quest are now available so that they can read them too. Sadly, I frequently have to ans…

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Celebrate National Ice Cream Soda Day

Hello world! Today is the official first day of summer. I am reposting this composition. Collingswood is a beautiful town with a perfect Main Street to stroll along.

On Saturdays in the early morning is a vegetable market with other food vendors until 12:00 pm. Afterwards, there’s their Main Street called Haddon Avenue to explore. Love, the the Ice Cream shop! Another favorite shop of mine is the Painted Cottage, antique furniture like dressers, armoires, desks, that have been repainted shades of white.

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Today is National Ice Cream soda day and the one place I wish that I could be now is at the Pop Shop .  It is a cafe and creamery designed like an old fashioned soda shop.   Here’s some photos of our recent first vist in the month of May.

Here’s a glimpse of the menu:

Among the choices, there’s a a Black Cow, a Brown Cow and an Orange Cow.   There’s create your own Soda Fountain pop, made with soda ( seltzer) , syrup and a shot of fizz.  The flavor choices are :  Banana, bubblegum, cherry, chocolate, cupcake, coconut, green apple, grape, raspberry , peach pineapple, mint , strawberry, vanilla, and an unknown because only half the word is in the photo.

A flavor that called to my taste buds  was Banana Daiquiri, pineapple and banana syrups.   I hear that the Pop shop is featuring…

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June, exploring and expanding my view

You see with your eyes, and hear with your ears, but how much do you extrapolate?

I have come to realize that with each glimpse you bring into the picture your past memories of that subject, and the corresponding feelings, positive or negative into today’s new moment.

The perceived value of the work declines when a woman does it —

When women enter fields in greater numbers, pay declines — for the very same jobs that more men were doing before. In a discouraging article in the New York Times, I read that the pay gap, often explained by the fact that women are in more of the lower-paying professions, such as teaching, admin work, […]

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A baseball outing at Somerset Patriots

A Sunday afternoon is a good day to spend at a baseball game; having the opportunity to attend using one of the Suites for a group, even better.  There are a couple of  leather chairs, a sofa, and a row of pub chairs w/a table facing the window with a view of the ball field. A mini kitchen area with a stainless steel fridge stocked with water bottles and coca cola products, lemonade.

Yesterday was a home game for the Patriots who were playing against the Long Island ducks team. During the 9 th inning, Patriots winning 2 to 0, but two L.I. Duck ball players were on the bases and we left early.  Well look it up on their web site.

A bonus, was to meet someone of my mother’s heritage who knew all the same Lithuanian recipes and grew up in the same town while perusing the handicapp transport system, Golf cart.

I will post some pictures.


Perfect view of the team!


A gorgeous day to enjoy America’s all-time great past-time, baseball.

My sweetie and I on the balcony of the suite.


Batter up, Somerset Patriots!

Here’s a glimpse of The Patriot’s Mascot, Sparky, named for the team’s first manager, Sparky Lyle.  Sparky Lyle, the former team manager came by to visit and say hello at the suite. It happened so fast, that I didn’t have time to ask for a photo.




Here’s mom with mascot “Slider” and “General Admission”! And her S.I.L.Pat.IMG_9199

Nina found a comfy spot to relax.IMG_9192

Somerset Patriot team members waiting in the dugout.


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