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Monday, May 31, 2010

Creeping Daisy


Today marks my dad's 10th year death anniversary. It's been a decade but I still miss him terribly.
Let's chase away Monday blues with this button sized yellow flower.

Cheer yourself with more @ Mellow Yellow Monday.

Here's wishing everyone a cheery and wonderful week ahead! ~ SimplyCHER

Sunday, May 30, 2010

sunshine

"One of my greatest regrets is to not have found the joy in photography earlier. Thanks to my salitype sisters for igniting the fire. Now i can not stop myself from capturing life's greatest gift- sunlight."

In all honesty, there is no other place i would love to call home...

Because where i live the rays of the sun are free to roam...



"A touch of heaven could be just around... the tap of a friend on one's shoulder, the tickle of a child's finger."




"Each sunset is a gift...view as much sunset as you can, it is God's way of telling us good job for this day, take a rest."




"Nature is as tasty as it looks. The healthiest meals are prepared by the Lord himself."





"Life, truly is so stressful at times but hey, rest is a weapon grab it whenever you can."





"Each flower is beauty beyond compare. Make your home a haven of beauty. Plant seeds of love and live forever in people's hearts.




"..and when the going gets tough, walk towards the everlasting light and pray..."





"..and someday, when all is said and done, you can carry all your worries away and say- hey, i did my best, now it is time to rest..."





"It pays to know when to peek and not to peek...the sun waving goodbye to day is something you shouldn't dare miss."






May the warmth of God's blessings reach all of you
with each sunrise and sunset view.

-zen/kulasa-


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Flower to Calm Us Down: Alligator flag (Thalia geniculata)

Alligator Flag
To all our dear friends, we are sorry if you may have been lost using our old url, unintentionally, we failed to see our domain expired and renew on time. While we are working on trying to gain our old url back, we are also strongly moving on despite this technical challenge that stirred us :)

Hope you will continue to visit us in this site, and we would appreciate it if you can update our link with our new url, http://www.salitypesociety.org/ , in your site. Thank you always for your continued support.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Taxi Driver in Cairo



On our last evening in Cairo, we went to the theater to watch Sufi dancing just near Khan al Khalili. Excellent show! Had a traditional „ Shai“ (tea) in our favorite „Sheesha“ (water pipe) and tea shop., bought some souvenirs and then went back to the main road to go back to our hotel in Talaat Harb.


We just waved and got a taxi and now our story begins....

The Egyptian taxi driver speaks good English. Amazing enough. We told him where we want to go. Mostly standing in the middle of the traffic jams, we had time to talk to him. He asked where we are from, he asked Michael first, maybe because it's their tradition or custom to ask the man first and then the woman. So, Michael said: „I'm from Germany“, that's already ok for him. Then he asked me, because I don't look like a German. I answered, „I'm from Philippines, and Michael is my husband“ waving my left hand with our wedding ring, then he looked at Michael and my husband did the same.


I thought he wouldn't even ask me anymore after he heard that I'm from Philippines, but the opposite happened. He said almost shouting and so excited! „Oh! Your from Philippines“! „Kamusta ka“? I was the one who was surprised now. So i asked him,
why he speaks Tagalog.


Then he told us with mix of English and Tagalog his story way back 10 years ago, when he worked in the Emirates as a businessman. He also told us that Filipinos are very friendly, clean and happy and honest people. I was proud to hear this from a stranger in Egypt. He had a Filipina girlfriend a long time, and she thought him a song in Tagalog, „a Kundiman“( love song) song entitled „Dahil Sayo“.


Then he started singing it, and his Tagalog is good, then i joined him singing. While singing, suddenly ha had tears in his eyes, remembering his Filipina girlfriend... so the atmosphere inside the taxi became so emotional for everybody. Michael is also almost teary, he had to remind the taxi driver to watch out the traffic. I told him that i am so sorry that i reminded him about his girlfriend.

He said to me... „ I am so happy that I had passengers like you, it feels good to remember her and those wonderful memories with her“...
He took us safely to our hotel, and we gave him a good tip, and thank him and he also said thank you to us in Tagalog... „Salamat“....

We are almost sure that how we remember this, he will also do. Christina Hernandez... a Filipina, whoever you are, wherever you are, you are so lucky... there's somebody in Egypt... who will always remember and LOVE YOU....

that's the love story of the taxi driver in Cairo, our own experience in life and in travelling.

*maricar*

The Deadliest Catch


The Deadliest catch is a thrilling television show about crab fisherman. The name of the show was coined due to the fact that the crab fishing industry is one of the most dangerous jobs around, hence the name “Deadliest Catch.” I have the discovery channel through my satellite televisionprovider and I have recorded just about every airing to this date. Basically, there are camera men and stationary cameras that record the activities of the crew members on deck and the captain in the wheel house. The show follows about five or six big rigged, crab fishing boats that are loaded with crab traps. Crab traps are large, metal squares that are heavily stacked and organized on deck. The engineer on the boat is the deckhand that operates a heavy duty crane that moves these heavy traps aboard the ship.

The show is really great because it gives excellent insight into the lives of these crab fisherman and what they do. I mean, you have to admire the hard work and determination that goes into this type of work. Every boat has a quota of crab to meet in order to make a profit and statistics are kept on how much crab each has caught throughout the season along with how much money they are worth. The fact that so much is on the line during each trip adds even more to the shows appeal. The captains such as Sig Hansen really make the show enjoyable. However, I have to admit that the greatest amount of excitement comes from the anticipation of how much crab is in each pot as it is reeled up from the depths of the Bering Sea.

Regards to Jon Hoover for this post

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Today's Flowers: Gold Medal Rose

This  is a Gold Medal Grandiflora Rose. I thought I had enought yellow in my garden, but I was still drawn to this elegant beauty when I saw it in a garden center, some three months past. I bought it and it is such a delight to have. So generous with its blooms! 

I am grateful to the hosts of Today's Flowers for taking time to run this wonderful site. Thank you Luiz, Denise, Laerte and Sandy

Blogging Happiness

When I started blogging, it was because I was inspired by my previous students as they openly express their thoughts, poems, photos to everywhere else in the world. Through their blogs, I was able to read many more blogs that were linked in their sites. Writing is not my forte, numbers is. I did a lot of writing then but for scientific research, not for creative writing. In creative and random talking, it takes me a great amount of effort to come up with words and coin them all together to write a piece. I then told myself, why not start a blog too so that I continue to polish the part of my brain that is seldom used?

When I first started my blog at Friendster, slowly, I met other Friendster bloggers who some of them are also members of this site. However, my students blogs that I was following before moved to blogs outside of Friendster. I was inspired by their move since I saw a lot of positive changes in their blogs. In my part, I wanted to share the joys of exploring our natural world to a wider audience outside of Friendster, thus, I put up a blog outside of Friendster. From there, I met a lot of other blogger friends, a lot of them has disappeared as their blogs also disappeared, but happily I am able to develop more blogging bonding to some. I am so thankful I decided to expand blogging outside of Friendster, for that allowed me to learn from the intelligent experiences of a lot more other bloggers as they walk through life.

Blogging also has opened up a new hobby for me, photography. It is through other bloggers that I probably have learned to develop the craft. Blogging has also allowed me to see many beautiful places around the world through someone's lenses and experiences. Through blogging, the task of making travel plans and itineraries becomes easier for me as well. Finding hotels in places I have never been before has become easier, such as a new hotel Dubai, to possibly visit the place and reconnect with some friends and family who now are working there.

Blogging also allows us to help each other. When one of my blogging friends before moved from Las Vegas to San Diego, she asked me to help her find information about HUD apartments for rent. I had no idea about HUD apartments before, however, I wanted my blogging friend to be safe as well in their choice of housing, so I helped her find information on the places she mentioned to me which have HUD apartments. I must say that I am glad for the opportunity to help her, for through her, I learned more about the realities in life that I may have failed to see before, and it also helped me to learn more about the city where I live.

Blogging for me has so many purposes now. It does not only serve to continue to polish the part of my brain that I seldom used before. Aside from learning from others, blogging also has brought me several friends who I know, despite not seeing each other, care. I learned I also can make my blogging journey earn, and I call that blogging happine$$. Well, it is not really a lot of money that will make me quit my job, but for me, it is better than idling my time away chatting online. This blog for example, The Salitype Society, which was originally formed from Friendster, the members of this blog joined together to blog for a cause, to make use of our chatting time in the internet more valuable than simply chatting away. In this blog, we are not doing revenue sharing, but instead, all the blogging income generated by this site will support a charity we chose. Right now, we are in our 2nd year of sponsoring a scholar from the Philippines.

However, somewhere along the way, I almost got lost in blogging. There was a point in my life where I thought of quitting blogging, for good, in favor of Facebook. There is a small ( or is it a big one? ) part of me who was selfishly hoping for affirmation from friends, and blogging has become a very lonely world when I saw most of my friends chatting happily at Facebook. However, just reading my friends posts and comments alone were hilarious. I tried reading one of my supposed to be extremely busy friends' very lengthy post and the tons of  comments that follows it, and I found out that just reading all their chats took me longer than to write a blog post. However, I did not mind the time it took me to read, leave a comment and join the thread. I was inspired to see the many comments from my friends' pages, it means to me "alive". Attracted, I started posting at Facebook as well . I was not actively posting at Facebook before, I used Facebook before to link my blog posts who only a very few in my Friends list would acknowledge. It would be very easy for me to say I have no more time to blog, I have no more energy to blog, because the motivation is in Facebook. Call me shallow, but in Facebook, I get recognition from the friends I knew, or so I thought I knew. But there is one thing I almost forgot, I have forgotten to treasure the friends I met and knew through blogging. I have forgotten to value their inspiring comments, those sympathetic push that kept me going. And I have forgotten to value the lessons I am learning from them each day. I have forgotten to take delight as I see a blogger slowly emerge and grow into a very inspiring instrument in this world we live in.

As I look into my blogging vs my Facebooking, slowly, I am seeing the purpose again of why I blogged in the first place. Especially after I have learned that one of my brothers also is sponsoring a scholar because he learned of the Foundation through our blog. It was a slap in my face that awakened me, our blogging earnings may be too little, but how many people can we touch to possibly follow some of our noble intentions because we expressed it so? Once again, I am finding joys in sharing the wonders of exploring our natural world and I continue to find joy in learning from other bloggers' experiences as they walk in the journey of life.

So yes, my blogging will stay since I continue to want to polish the side of my brain which otherwise I would not probably tap at all since my job is all about numbers and academic writing. My blogging will stay since it has many purposes. I would want to think I am slowly extinguishing the flame I started lately at Facebook. I would still be at Facebook of course, but not to the point where I will leave blogging for the social network chatting Facebook offers. Facebook is also very much time consuming for me, just reading one of my friends FB posts with tons of comments already fried my brain, I can not keep up with that kind of social networking or chatting away. I will go back to using FB the way I used to before, that is to link my posts. I will still spend time in there, but only after I have spend time blogging too. I will go back to using it the way I enjoyed using it before. So, for now, I continue to blog, and enjoy the many simple things and leisures in life. Thankfully, I am finding where my priority should be for the free time I can be online.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

RF Ablation - Vein Stripping

image taken from public domain

It was 2-3 years ago when I came across a new innovative procedure in stripping varicose veins. It must have been in the market for quite sometimes but it was the first time I've actually saw and assisted one.

I've scrubbed and assisted many traditional vein stripping in my career, which expands 2 decades and counting. It is messy as you are stripping a Greater Saphenous vein, the large (subcutaneous) superficial vein of the leg and thigh. It takes about three quarter's of an hour a leg, depending on how many small veins to ablate and how skillful the surgeon is. Patient needs to be put to sleep during the procedure and it may take few days until the patient gets back to activity of daily living.

Now, come the RF( Radio Frequency) Ablation. WOW !! I cannot contain my excitement to be the first to scrub in such procedure in my workplace. It is done under local anesthetic to begin with - patient is fully awake for the entire operation.NO SEDATION NEEDED. It only requires a catheter inserted into the vein and by used of thermal energy shrink it. This procedure is guided by an ultrasound all the way from start to finish. The patient can move to varied position on the course of the procedure and can even walk straight to recovery room. They can resume activity of daily living in short time. How fantastic is that!

My husband went to have his vein stripped a year after my experienced with RF ABLATION. He was under the care of the same surgeon but unfortunately the hospital he was in does not provide the said treatment. Most of new innovation always carries a certain tag with it being the newest in the market, the price doesn't come cheap. But, nevertheless, i think its the way to go if you want your varicose veins removed.


this article does not intend to diagnose. it is to share useful information of author's experiences as an operating room nurse/perioperative nurse.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Pancit Bihon


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No occasion is ever special without it and i am talking about Pancit. This dish was introduced to the Philippines by the Chinese and has been part of Filipino Cuisine since then. The term Pancit was derived from Hokkien- a traditional Chinese dialect - pian i sit which means " something conviniently cooked fast". The noodles itself represents long life and good health, no birthdays party should be without.

Ingredients

Pancit Bihon or Canton
Chicken- cuts into cubes
Green beans
Carrots
Cabbage
Celery
Onions
Garlic
Cooking oil
Soya Sauce


Saute Garlic and onion until luminous and add the chicken. Cooked until golden brown. Put the rest of the ingredients as you do your stir fry and set aside. In separate wok, boil 1/2 to a liter of water and soya sauce ( as to your liking, saltinesswise) and add the noodles. Once cooked add the stir-fry vegetables and mix.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Buying Boots from B.A. Mason Online Was Easy


This is a guest post by Nick Kiley
My husband wears cowboy boots, and he has been wearing the same boots from B.A. Mason for years. He said he needed a new pair. I couldn’t a catalog. I went online and did a search for B.A. Mason.
Once I found the website I then searched through the different categories to find the boots. It only took a few minutes for me to find what I thought were the correct boots. The boots used to come in three colors, but the page only showed two colors, brown and black. I went with the brown. I did yell out to my husband to ask if brown was still the color he wanted, he said yes. The boots were $149, compared to $99 the last time we bought them. I received an e-mail saying that my order was received, the boots would ship out that day, and I would get them in 7-10 days.
The boots came within 5 days. My husband immediately opened the box. He showed me the boots and said they were different. The boots were much fancier, they had pointer toes, and the soles were different.
He tried them on and said they felt tight, but he would break them in. I could tell he was not happy with those boots. I questioned him about sending them back. He said no, he would break them in and they would be fine. I knew the boots needed to go back to B.A. Mason. I went back online and searched B.A. Mason again. This time I found the correct boots, for $99. The error was mine.
I followed B.A. Mason’s instructions for returning the boots. I filled out the form, sealed the box and mailed them back. Shopping via hughesnet internet is easy if you can’t find a catalog.

What If



dandelions,flowers,still life photography

what if the sun refuse to shine
the dew of morning mist shall lost its charm
what if the night fails to come
the moon and its stars will be forgotten in time

what if the rivers and lakes run dry
the snow capped mountains withers and die
what if the rain falls no more
the ground is parch and no greens at all

what if the flowers cease to bloom
all melodies in the world has lost its tune
what if the wind is there no more
to caress each leaf when its time to fall

what if the promise has failed to hold on to love
is there a balm to heal a broken heart
what if words were held and feelings locked
no poem left to stir the soul and soothes a dying heart

what if these wonders around me ceased one day
no sunrise nor sunset and no love to spare
what if we stop for a while and take notice of whats around
bask in the wonder of what we got before its all gone

Eng
25February2009


This has been edited twice and with 2 different endings. This is the 3rd edition and i combined the two together to create one piece. I don't know if it works but i am hoping it does.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Our Philippines #1: Featuring... LAGUNA

TODAY'S FEATURED PROVINCE:

- LAGUNA -

I came from Liliw, Laguna. Laguna is one of the provinces in the southern part of Luzon and Liliw is a small town located at the foot of the famous, legendary and magical [as it is called by our ancestors] Mount Banahaw. Liliw is known as the "Slipper Capital of the Philippines" because we make high quality, stylist yet affordable slippers.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Our Philippines

Maybe a lot of you already know that we Salitype Sistahs all came from one beautiful country... the Philippines. It is a small country that lies in Southeast Asia where the weather is always warm and the people... warmer.

Map Source: ePhilippine.com

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Today's Flowers: Crepe Jasmine (Tabernaemontana divaricata)


Crepe jasmine is a beautifully shaped evergreen shrub which forms symmetrical 6 ft (2 m) high mounds of glossy foliage. The many branches tend to grow almost parallel to the ground giving the shrub an attractive horizontal aspect (the species name, divaricata, means "at an obtuse angle"). Like many members of the Apocynaceae family, the stems of crepe jasmine exude a milky latex when broken. The large shiny leaves are deep green and are 6 or more inches (15 cm) in length and about 2 in (5 cm) in width. Crepe jasmine blooms in spring but flowers may appear sporadically all year. The waxy blossoms are white five-petaled pinwheels that are borne in small clusters on the stem tips. - floridata.com

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Saturday, May 15, 2010

camiguin island

Hallöchen everyone! :)

Much as i can tell about Camiguin, i would rather show to you how beautifl it is :) this is like my comeback post and the first one, since for the last two months, i miss you all my fellow bloggers :) this is for you and specially to my family here in Salitype Society :)


























Camiguin Island, Philippines - a small island in the Northern, Mindanao, Philippines. Mambajao is the capital city. It's so small you can make a round trip through the island in only one day. Colonized by the Americans and Spanish in 1500's.

thank you so much for always supporting our site, for your time and comments, it keeps our site to move on :) Gos Bless you everyone! and enjoy viewing the photos.


*hugs*

maricar


Thursday, May 13, 2010

vessel

One day i walked

Along the alley of love

and thought

of centuries past

and loves that lost

a glimmer of light

touched me in the nape

caught me in a tune

of sweet embrace

Have i lost thee?

I guess not

for you are here

i have stored thee here

in my vessel of

sweet gone years...




Life After Lasik

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Incendia Health. All opinions are 100% mine.

~by Chay~

Poor vision runs in my family, my mom, dad, grandparents, and siblings wear eyeglasses. I started wearing mine when I was twelve years old. Then and even now contact lenses are expensive and require daily care. Because I was unable to comfortably wear contacts I was forced to wear thick eye glasses which made me look 10 years older. When I graduated college and started working, my vision started going from bad to worse resulting in frequent headaches and an increased tired feeling at work. Another concern was my inability to read street signs while driving. Overall my increased unhappiness with eyeglasses, the discomfort of wearing contacts and the difficulties of not being able to see very well made me consider other options.
The first time I heard about vision correction through Lasik eye surgery, I was excited. I signed up right away for a screening exam to see if qualified for the procedure. This screening was very efficient, very quick, and provided me with more information about the Lasik procedure. I was deemed a good candidate. Without hesitation I scheduled myself for the first available appointment. The process is very simple. On the day of the appointment I spoke with the doctor about what he was going to do. They had me walk into a clean room, lay down; the doctor positioned the laser over one eye. He then put some drops in my eye so it would not move and placed a retainer to keep it open. Once everything was in place-it was over. They repeated it for the other eye. The actual surgery usually takes less than five minutes, and you're awake the entire time. This is painless. Although it is a quick procedure, it is also a very delicate one, so research and pick a very skilled surgeon with the proper equipment. Although you are not in pain someone has to accompany you to the surgery to drive you home after the procedure. The clinic I went to provided their patients with one night hotel accommodation, with free shuttle service from the clinic to the hotel the day after the surgery and back the following day for a follow up check-up. It was an added treat for their patients.

Few words to describe this experience, "Life changing event - A dream come true". The day after the surgery was the best feeling I ever had, I had 20/20 vision, I could read signs that were far away, colors were sharp and crisp, and when I looked in the mirror my face was free from thick glasses. The feeling was overwhelming, to able to drive and read the street signs while driving. My husband and I went to the park right away and enjoyed the beauty of the flowers, trees, mountains, butterflies and animals for hours. It's been eight years since my procedure and I still enjoy 20/20 vision.

Now, how I wish I had known before about iLASIK Video Contest; sponsored by Abbott Medical Optics Inc. (AMO). The winners of this contest already have been announced, where the entrants shared their videos on how the improved vision had improved the quality of their lives, just like mine. I could have shared my story and tried my luck for a $5000 grand prize.

However, the winners of the video contest have a way of telling their stories in a very unique and interesting way, I wonder if I may even have won if I joined. Alex, the Grand Prize winner for $5000 told his story through music, he definitely deserved the prize. Congratulations to the winners, and if you want to know more, you can visit the iLASIK Video Contest site, where you can view all the winners and all their entries. You can also register at this site to receive valuable eye care products.
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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Today's Flowers: Artic Snow (Wrightia antidysenterica)




Wrightia is a genus of 23 species of flowering plants in the Apocynaceae (dogbane) family, native to tropical Africa, Asia and Australia. The species are all small trees or shrubs.


The genus was named for William Wright (1735 –1819) the Scottish physician and botanist by William Roxburgh. -Wikipedia

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Milk- A San Francisco Story

Guest post written by Andrew Rowland



Last night I watched the movie "Milk" starring academy award winner, Sean Penn on satellite tv that I got from tvbydirect.com. It is a moving true story of the life and legacy of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay person to hold public office in the U.S. I have been a San Francisco native for more years than I care to count, and this movie truly was a walk down memory lane. It is so true to life, it almost seemed like a documentary rather than a dramatization.

The movie is peppered with real footage of Harvey Milk and the gay rights movement. There were several clips of Anita Bryant and her crusade to eliminate gay teachers from public schools via Proposition 6, which failed due to the efforts of Harvey Milk and then San Francisco Mayor Moscone.
Real clips of San Francisco supervisor David White were also featured at the end of the movie. David White, played by actor Josh Brolin, assassinated mayor Moscone and Harvey Milk by shooting each of them in their offices in retaliation for a political loss. The movie hinted at David White being a closet homosexual, but it was unsubstantiated.
White's attorneys claimed these shootings were the result of a chemical imbalance brought on by too much junk food in his diet. This failed strategy for justifying a double murder became known as the "twinkie defense." After a few years of incarceration, David White was released from prison. He took his own life soon after.
Sean Penn's portrayal of the legendary Harvey Milk was dead on. This movie is an inspiring tribute to the values that San Francisco is famous for.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother is best spelled as L-O-V-E


I would like to share this cake to all mothers in the whole world.




A mother's heart is always with her children. - Proverb




God bless us all. - Cher

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Daybreak with "Clottie"





It has been almost six months since we moved into our house upon a hill.
The family has grown from four members to one with seven hearts.



The hubby brought home two more puppies in addition to Whornie…remember Whornie?





The other day,I spent daybreak in the fields with Clottie and Roel. We sure had fun!






“Mothering goes beyond caring for one’s child. One must watch over the rest of God’s creation.”









“The answer to life’s most complicated problems could usually be found right under our noses. Learn to sniff and you will find that LOVE does the trick, all the time.”“







“Curiosity kills the cat, not the dog arf arf he he he…”








“Every Morning is a gift. Face it with a grateful heart.”







“And though you look not the way you wish you could,
when you learn to appreciate the air around you, the grass the sun..
you would feel the touch.. of Hollywood!”







“When you smell the scent of food it means that God is just at bay.”









“My pointed ears, oh how I love my pointed ears! Don’t you just love yours?”







“It would be great to someday leave this earthly life with tails and tales of caring in mind…






....so start spreading the love while the light is still at hand and
leave shadows of love behind."






“Blessed Day everyone…until the next ..break of day!”
-kulasa/zen”


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Hmmmm, Chilli!!

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Hormel Foods. All opinions are 100% mine.

The first time Hormel product was introduced to me was when I was in high school. It was Hormel corned beef that my bestfriend brought to school for lunch. Her mom cooked it with garlic, onion and scrambled eggs and served it with rice. She asked me to try it and that was it - we ended up switching lunches that day. Got home that night and told my mom about it. My mom tried it and cooked corned beef with diced potatoes and chopped tomatoes. The whole family loved it, so she tried making it different ways, corned beef mixed with green beans, corned beef in white noodles, corned beef with tofu, fried rice mixed with corned beef, and a whole lot more recipes came out of it. Since then, Hormel products have become regular items in our grocery cart. Hormel bacon bits is so good with salad. Hormel chili tastes almost like a home made chili. Now, my kids are hooked with Hormel corned beef, sausage, pizza, soups in microwaveable containers, spam luncheon meat.

Now, there are so many Hormel products that the whole family can enjoy. I can even go to hormel  site to browse many other exciting recipes to spice up our breakfast, lunch and dinner. Here,  I will be sharing with you a recipe of Chili with Carne my mom taught me before I got married. Today, I make this on special occassions for my family to enjoy.
Chili con Carne
• 1 pound lean ground beef

• 1 can black beans, drained

• 1 can Hormel Chilli

• 1 can cannellini, drained

• 15 oz can tomato sauce

• 28oz can diced tomatoes

• 15 oz can green chiles

• 5 cloves garlic, minced

• 1 red bell pepper, chopped

• 1 medium jalapeno

• 1 large onion, chopped

• 2 Tbsp. olive oil

• 3 Tbsp. chili powder

• 1 and 1/2 Tbsp. brown sugar

• 3 tsp. dried oregano

• 2 tsp ground cumin

• 1/8 tsp. ground allspice

• 1/8 tsp. ground clove

Chili con Carne Recipe Directions

Cook ground beef until brown .

Add green chiles, garlic, red bell pepper, jalapeno, and onion to the meat.

Add chili powder, brown sugar, oregano, cumin, allspice, and cloves.

Add tomatoes and tomato sauce. Simmer on low heat for 20 minutes.

Add black beans, and the can of Hormel Chilli.

Cook until desired thickness, and enjoy!!!!!

~ by Chay ~

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Salitype Continues to Support Its First Scholar

Micah Ramirez
Late last year, Salitype Society has been blessed to be a part of Micah Ramirez education through Tapulanga Foundation. The Philippines has a different school year and it is now enrollment time there for the school year 2010-2011. And Salitype Society is happy and thankful for all your support in our site, because through you, we are able to continue to live the dream of empowering a child through education, of making a positive change in the life of Micah Ramirez through our writings.

Again, thanks all to you, for your continued support, because if not through your visits, this site can not continue to exist to earn to support our dreams and vision of giving a child a fair chance in life.

Here is a video of Micah thanking all her titas at Salitype Spociety


If this post inspires you to also adopt a scholar, please visit the Tapulanga Foundation, an army of kindness: living among the very people they help. Tapulanga foundation don't present the gifts and leave, they administer the gifts and linger as good neighbors should.
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