This is my town, Tucson

When I was about 8 years old, my family lived in Redbank, N.J and my Dad decided we would move to Tucson. We had a real hippy VW station wagon, my mother adored! So, we traveled, my two brothers and My mom and I, traveled across the country to start a life in Tucson. Well, we did, needless to say, No matter how far away I go, Tucson is where my heart is! The reasons why? Because it is where I learned to love and hate, where my dad would watch the sunsets with me, my brothers would fight, and pick on me, where I ate all my meals wth my family. Sometimes people search a lifetime looking for that “home sweet home” but for me now that I’m older, I don’t need to because Tucson was always were I belonged! Yes, this town, Tucson is my town! If you come here, you will love it too!

The Edible Cacti

Have you ever wondered what you can Eat if you were stranded in the desert? Or just plain curious what you can do with different cacti used in recipes? Well, I have! See, we love information and I did the research on edible cacti! The main thing is not to get those sharp and annoying stickers in your skin! First on the list is the prickly pear, mesquite, saguaro, barrel cactus, hedgehog cacti, cholla. Not only are cacti used as edibles, but as spices, jellies and sauces! I have a recipe for prickly pear (purple fruit) also called “Tuna. So try them out and tell people about this! Collect a bunch of them 2 1/2 pounds to be exact. Use

gloves, take them and wash them good. Cut off ends, then make a slit through the skin, peel or cut off skin, then put into the blender until puréed. Strain through a sleeve. After this , in a saucepan combine 21/2 lbs prickly pear juice, 1/2 cup water , mint, 1 cinnamon stick, vanilla bean into a pan and boil, stirring in sugar or honey until dissolved. Experiment until you feel it’s a good consistency! Also I found this recipe using this prickly pear syrup in a mojito. Use 1 and a half tablespoon prickly pear syrup, 6 to 8 mint leaves, lime juice and 2 ounces of rum or whatever you like!

Dwight Eisenhower, one of America’s best presidents!

Dwight Eisenhower, one of America’s best presidents!

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Dwight Eisenhower, one of America’s best presidents!

I never really knew much about Dwight Eisenhower.until my husband and I

went to Denison, Tx, .his birthplace. He grew up in a A very white pristine, house. I saw the inside as well. Everything was left exactly as it was when Dwight was a kid. Hardwood flooring and all. This man was our 34th president and served two terms. He became a five star general of the United States and was the leader of the Allied Expeditionary forces, a top of the line Commander during ww2. If you want to know what true leadership was, Dwight Eisenhower really was it! So if your ever in Denison, Tx , be sure to visit his birthplace! Here is my favorite quote by Dwight. “Leadership to the right and to the left of any political dispute are always wrong” also another great one “Never waste a minute thinking about people you don’t like” And my ultimate favorite “A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership of getting along with people, of getting things done. I made a creative collage of Dwight Eisenhower, you may have to look really close, but I tried!