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The Difference Between a Chef and a Cook

ATMOSPHERE, presentation, service, location … all add to the pleasure of dining out. When everything BUT the food is superb, though, it’s like hearing a beautiful lady spout obscenity. It just doesn't gel. Without magic in the kitchen, the waitstaff may as well go home. I’ve been thinking about Chefs and how one becomes a Chef. Maybe it's the plethora of cooking shows on ... [Continue Reading]

sweater made in China

Proud to be Made in the USA

In the 1960's, many products were still made in the USA. I remember, as a kid, looking at toys and quickly discarding anything that said "Made in Japan." At the time, that phrase was a synonym for shoddy merchandise. The Japanese were smart, though -- and industrious. Just a couple of decades later, Japanese electronics were elevated to superstar status. Then along came ... [Continue Reading]

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An Earth Day Idea: Bring Nature Indoors

It is an Earth Day activity that will pay off all year long: build your own terrarium. The project is relatively inexpensive, doesn’t take much time, and is a family-bonding activity anyone can enjoy. Moreover, when you bring a piece of nature inside your home or office, your living environment is positively affected. A small terrarium can significantly add to the mood of any ... [Continue Reading]

Ariel Sharon's condition worse

Will Rabbi Kaduri’s Prophecy About Messiah and Ariel Sharon Come True?

WHEN RABBI YITZCHAK KADURI DIED, hundreds of thousands of mourners filled the streets of Jerusalem. The Rabbi was a venerated teacher, his wisdom and blessings were deemed straight from the Almighty. Kaduri's passing, though, brought about a huge controversy. The Rabbi left us with two prophetic promises about the Messiah -- outlandish promises to some and "I told you so" reactions ... [Continue Reading]

Ashly Williams X Factor 2013

Singing to Her Mom: I’ll Always Love You

JUST WHEN YOU THINK you've heard it all, along comes someone who will blow you away. And that's the case with Ashly Williams and her rendition of Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" on X Factor 2013. What can you say? Incredible. ... [Continue Reading]

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