Personal Emergency Preparedness/Gift Idea

In the previous five postings I discussed emergency preparedness from food to clothing, lighting and health care in general. I’d like to take this opportunity to advise you about being packed or semi-packed for an emergency, and what a thoughtful gift either a full travel bag or partial one makes. Although I normally consider the […]

Emergency Preparedness V; Extra thoughts

  This title is rather redundant to the blog, after all, my main point of doing these postings is trying to make and keep everyone ready for almost any situation. In the past few posts I have been discussing emergency preparedness, especially what to have on hand for power-outages. But having the supplies listed, (and […]

Emergency Preparedness IV; Storing supplies/Hosting

I have heard from a number of people, (some commented here), on how they had not realized how unprepared or vulnerable they are. We don’t need to panic or live in fear, I’d just like to see everyone be a little more comfortable in a power-outage, with or without extenuating problems,(extreme cold or heat, for […]

Emergency Preparedness III heating/lighting

So far, we have been talking about being prepared for an emergency food-wise. I’d like to continue that thought today and segue into heating and lighting. In previous posts on freezing foods,[September 2012 Archives], I mentioned that I have been pre-cooking most of the foods I place in the freezer. It makes for easier, quicker […]

Emergency Prepareness II

I hope you have at least scanned through the previous post, as we are discussing being prepared for any emergency, but especially power outages. You never know when they can strike, but with a little pre-thinking, they can be much less stressful. And we’ll talk about finding room for these even in a small apartment […]

Emergency Preparedness

I know I have been negligent of this blog and those of my fellow bloggers.I am very sorry and have missed you,(you will be hearing from me). I had a few family ‘fires’ to put out, some health testing and our beloved dog, Mark, failed rapidly .We catered to him for a while but when […]

Care Packages

The post of a month ago I suggested being prepared by keeping and emergency bag packed and how I have used them as gifts, especially for anyone anticipating a hospital stay. I am going to reiterate many of the suggestions plus food suggestions for those who travel for work or research, those in the armed […]

Guest Accommodations

Unless you have extra rooms or you are an ’empty nester’, you may be pressed for room when you have someone stay overnight or longer. Consider planning ahead and being creative. Years ago I had the most darling townhouse. I had planned on finishing the basement and adding a bedroom, as many people in the […]

Nontraditional, Easy Fish Tempura/Favorite with Kids!

Friends, this is my version of an easy ‘dry tempura’. Tempura is the term used for batter-fried fish and vegetables; my recipe has the same ingredients, but done in an easy, double-step process: dipped first in liquid, then dipped in dry breading before deep-frying. I will give my very basic recipe and try it this […]