Jul 11, 2020

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Mexican Stone Soup/Caldo De Piedra

Mexican Stone Soup story has been around since the 1700's. The soup began with the Chinantec villagers from the Oaxacan Hamlet of San Felipe Usila would load up food and other items to sell in the market town of Tuxtepec. On their long journey, they would stop and make soup at the Papaloapan River. A soup made with white river stone. They used the water from the river along with fresh caught shrimp and fish. They added vegetables and made the soup bowls from dried calabash trees.

They would use orangewood to start the bonfire to heat the special kind of white river stones. They used the stones because they were very good at conducting heat. When the rocks were very hot, they put them in the gourds with the seafood and all the other seasonings. The rocks would cook all the food in the gourds within minutes...cooking the food perfectly. 

That is how the soup got its name: Caldo de Piedra. No one knows the true origins of the soup. It is said that the Chinantec men made it as a tribute to the women and children of the village. Today the Dam that was built near their village decimated their supply. That did not stop their tradition,they still make the soup on holidays and Sundays to keep their families together.Tourists still travel up the mountains to get a taste of the traditional Caldo de Piedra. Holy week families and friends get together to prepare the soup.  

Several books are written about Mexican Stone Soup/Calda De Pierda. Jon Muth's book is below on Audible a Company by Amazon. Some restaurants carry on the tradition of the famous soup even today, making it just as delicious as their ancestors. Please watch the video below to see how its made.




Thank you for visiting,

Judy

Credit to alamy stock photo and John J Muth Stone Soup Audible Book. 

Jul 10, 2020

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Caring for your Computer during Quarantine

Thanks to COVID-19 some of us are working from home on the companies PC or Laptop or your own, if you run your own business. The computer that you use daily is a valuable electronic equipment. Caring for your computer is very important. You need it to function properly at your command.

Caring for your PC and Laptop:

Its very important to keep your computer clean and prevent dust from decreasing the air flow. You can purchase air dusters and cleaning cloths. Dampen the cloth and gently clean the monitor. I would stay away form very harsh chemicals as you could damage the monitor and the keyboard. Keep water and food away from the computer at all times as you do not want water to damage the internal components  and food to clog up the keyboard and the mouse.
Use a fan or a can of compressed air to clean the ports, but remember to shut down the computer before you do this. You can use q-tips with a little alcohol on the tips to clean the ports. wait a few minutes for the computer to dry and then turn it back on.

Keep your computer in a cool dry place and try not to overwork the computer. Disable programs you no longer use. Use a Ant-virus and Firewall as you want to protect your valuable and sensitive information.

Be good to your battery on you Laptop. If you are not using it and it is fully charged, unplug it until you get a signal to recharge. 


In conclusion, your computer and laptop are now your best friends especially now that we are quarantined. Treat them well and they will last you a while.



Respectfully,


Judy





Jul 9, 2020

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Beautiful Skin for Males and Females

                                                        


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Healthy Tips about keeping your beautiful skin




Eating healthy fruits and vegetables should be a part of everyone's diet. Stay away from processed food and sugars. Take your vitamins Omega 3 fatty acids, high fiber foods and VitaminC. Drink 6 to 8 glasses of plain water with no additives as water flushes toxins and clears your skin. Try herbal teas and non-sugar drinks to supplement supplement your thirst.
Exercise by working out. You will see amazing results as your circulation will increase and make you stronger. This will last you forever.

Take care of your skin

If your skin is prone to breaking out. Visit your dermatologist so that he can prevent the problem from getting worse. Develop your own beauty routine. Washing your face with a mild soap as you do not want to strip the natural oils. Use really good masks, toners, moisturizers and exfoliate your skin. Sun screen is also a great way to protect your skin form the harmful rays of the sun.


To sum it up. Take care of your skin. You can start now! Don't wait! Just remember your health and beauty says everything about you. So take care of you.



Take Care,

Judy



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