Friday, July 31, 2015

Still posting The Daily Smoothie Report on Facebook and here is today's entry.

Brought to you by the Cinnamon Snail “Street Vegan” recipe for “Raw Chocolate Pudding”, which, I might add, is soooo rich and decadently delicious.  This recipe is easy to make.  But first, the smoothie blast of this morning; created with water, pineapple kale, celery, flax seeds, ginger and cinnamon.  And now for the recipe………….

2 cups raw cashews, soaked in warm water for 30 minutes
2/3 cup pure maple syrup
¼ cup organic cacao powder
¼ teaspoon sea salt

Drain the soaked cashews and rinse them under cold water.  Place the cashews, maple syrup, cacao powder, and sea salt with 2/3 cup water in a high speed blender or Vitamix and blend on high until completely smooth, about 90 seconds.  Portion the pudding into 4 ramekins, half-pint glass jars or champagne glasses.  Chill the puddings for at least 2 hours before serving.  If storing for longer, cover the puddings, and keep under refrigeration for up to 5 days.

Bon Appetite!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Share the TRUTH! From "Myth: The Iran deal is abject surrender and will make it easier for Iran to get a nuclear bomb.
This is probably the most common talking point about the Iran deal, and certainly the most common one against it: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been making it for months, as have some Republicans.
This is total nonsense and is, in fact, the exact opposite of what is happening. Iran has accepted enormous cuts to its nuclear program, not to mention invasive and politically humiliating inspections.

The US won on every major issue that was really important, and the upshot is that Iran is surrendering most of its nuclear program. Here are the bullet points:

-Iran will give up about 14,000 of its 20,000 centrifuges.

-Iran will give up 97 percent of its enriched uranium; it will hold on to only 300 kilograms' worth.
-Iran will be forbidden from enriching uranium beyond energy-grade fuel, or 3.67 percent enrichment. (Weapons-grade uranium is 90 percent enriched.)
-Iran will destroy or export the core of its plutonium plant at Arak, and replace it with a new core that cannot produce weapons-grade plutonium. It will ship out all spent nuclear fuel."
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Image by Occupy Democrats.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

 More Entries in the
"It Caught My Eye"
Photo Challenge

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

 Traveling on East River Ferry
Saturday, July 11th
Looking up at the Brooklyn Bridge

Williamsburg Bridge

 Visit to Ellis Island
with Friends
Sunday, July 12th

 Me and Margaret
in the Registry Room

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

 Long July 4th Holiday Weekend
Visit to Upstate NY

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

 1st Annual Peace & Justice Fair
Fort Greene - Brooklyn
June 27th

 More Experimentation
with New Cellphone

June 2nd, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice at my apt.  Weather was wet, windy and chilly outdoors.

June 4th, I participated in the monthly BFP board members meeting after work which was very productive.

June 7th, I joined other members of “NYC Friends of Tolkien” at Stone Creek lounge to enjoy refreshment and watch the extended edition of LOTR “Fellowship of the Ring”.  It was great fun.

June 8th, I had an appt with my lung doctor, and afterwards I had a private yoga class with Fabrice.

June 9th I participated, via conference call, in the productive monthly BFP Fundraising committee meeting.

June 10th, I attended the informative Fuchsberg law firm compensation fund reception for us 9/11 survivors who lived or worked in that Wall Street area.

June 12th, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice and Shiva at the studio.

June 13th, I volunteered with other members of BFP to table at the annual Brooklyn Pride event in Park Slope.  Later on I joined my friend Margaret for dinner and conversation at a nice Japanese restaurant called Tenzan on upper Westside of Manhattan.

June 16th, I had an appt with Dr Tan for much needed acupuncture treatment.

June 19th, I had to take a sick day from work due to lung issues and on antibiotics.

June 20th, after Dana cleaned the apt for me, I attended to many chores and errands around the hood.

June 21st, early in the afternoon I traded in my old cellphone for a new one with more “features”.  Later in the afternoon I had a private yoga class with Fabrice and Shiva at the studio.

June 22nd, I had a follow up appt with my lung specialist regarding the recent lung situation.

June 23rd, I participated in the productive and informative monthly BFP A&C committee conference call.

June 26th, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice and Shiva at my apt.

June 27th, I volunteered at the BFP Peace & Justice Fair in Fort Greene hood of Brooklyn.

June 28th, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice and Shiva at my apt.

June 30th, I had an excellent vegan dinner, as well as interesting conversation, at Candle Café West with Pete and Nadine.

Friday, June 26, 2015

 More Experimentation
with new Cellphone
[Photos from Office Window]

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

 Experimenting with
new Cellphone Camera

Monday, June 15, 2015

 TGTSNBN at Fort Tryon Park
April 2015
 Photos by Babs Daniels

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

During Lunchtime
Earlier Today at Work
June 2nd

Monday, June 01, 2015

May 1st, I had a private yoga class at my apt with Fabrice in the evening.

May 2nd, I visited Cas and her roommate Lauren on the upper Westside of Manhattan, as they were selling stuff from their inventory.  Got some goodies!  Then back down to Chinatown for a much needed acupuncture appt with Dr Tan at his new office on Mott Street.  Then it was back uptown for Thom’s birthday dinner at a nice Asian restaurant.  Jenna created a delicious chocolate/strawberry tart for us to nosh on for dessert.

May 3rd, I hooked up with my friend Sam at Strawberry Fields in Central Park for a “photog adventures” through the afternoon.  Weather was lovely, sunny and warm.  It seemed like everyone was out and about in the park.  We ended up at Bocado Cafe on the upper Eastside [Lex Ave at 87th Street] for a late, tasty lunch and a break from walking.  Then we did more strolling around before hopping a taxi to get Sam to Penn Station for his train.

May 6th, I volunteered at the WCW office and assisted with computer input.

May 7th, I attended an informative monthly BFP board members meeting.

May 8th, I had a private yoga class at the studio with Fabrice and the Shiva in the evening.

May 9th, I volunteered with other BFP board members in tabling out at Grand Army Plaza.  Our message, flyers and petition was stating “No More to War”.  Passersby were very receptive to our message and engaging in conversation.  Afterwards, I headed over to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens to take photos of its beauty and to gaze at the Lilacs in full bloom.  I then strolled over to Park Slope for lunch at a Chinese restaurant.  Hopped on the G train to the Clinton/Washington stop and got out to stroll along lovely Clinton Avenue.

May 11th, called in sick to work, as I had abit of stomach issues.

May 15th, I had lunch with my friend Anni, and in the evening attended my private yoga class with Fabrice and Shiva.

May 16th, after Dana cleaned my apt; I did many chores and errands throughout remainder of the day.  Plus, I also got a much needed manicure and pedicure.

May 17th, I volunteered with BFP to assist with tabling at the annual Fabulous Fifth Avenue Fair in Park Slope during a warm and humid afternoon.  Had dinner at a nice Mexican place called HAAB on 6th Avenue before heading home.

May 18th, I had a private yoga class at the studio with Fabrice and the Shiva in the evening.

May 19th, I attended the productive and informative monthly BFP A&C committee meeting.

May 21st, I participated in the monthly “NYC Friends of Tolkien” meeting at the diner.

May 22nd to 26th, I spent the holiday weekend with the parents in upstate NY.  Productive weekend spent building a new firepit, cleaning out the shed, grocery shopping, socialize with friends, laundry, breakfast / dinner out twice, Memorial Day parade, hair salon, etc.

May 26th, I had a private yoga class at the studio with Fabrice and the Shiva in the evening.

May 29th, I joined friends for dinner in Greenwich Village.

May 30th, I visited my friend Sheila out in NJ for the day.  I haven’t seen her in about 2 years, so we had much to catch up on.  We visited the Monmouth Battlefields state park, which was enjoyable, and while locating the Oakley Farm historical site, her car got a flat tire.  While waiting for AAA to arrive and fix the tire, I took the time to photograph the Oakley Farm.  Before heading onto the bus for NYC, Sheila took me out for a lite dinner in the charming little town of Cranbury, NJ.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

In Flanders Fields
By John McCrae, May 1915

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead.  Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe;
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fieids.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

 Memorial Day Weekend
Upstate NY

Bennington [VT] Revolution War
Battle Monument
John Stark statue
Baroness von Huffledor

Monday, May 18, 2015

Death is but an interval
until we meet again beyond the veil.