Folklore friday

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In legends, fables and mythology we can find likenesses to say Vampires in other cultures they may have a different description, feed in a different way and even called different things but it is all the same idea. Many of these were around before people even traveled to other countries and continents.

The same goes with language, a phrase may start one way then becomes something different (sort of like playing that game ‘telephone’ where you whisper something into one classmates ear and by the last you have likely a misconstrued version of what you originally said.

For those of you that had a Tooth Fairy, another country has a mouse that takes your tooth. I wonder if other countries have other variations. I found this to be quite interesting and I hope you enjoy it too. But I would guess if you don’t like rodents (no matter how cute they are) that you likely won’t read this.

The Tooth Fairy is a mouse? 

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10 Dream symbols you should not ignore

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Ever wonder what the heck your dreams are trying t tell you? I’ve had some strange dreams and a few that I woke myself up from  Laughing at myself, talking in my sleep and then there’s the one I woke up screaming (then realizing what happened and started cracking up)  I swear my ‘normal’ dreams are more like nightmares and what’s supposed to be the nightmares I laugh at. So go figure! (Any psychologists, sociologists etc out there? would LOVE to know what this means. besides being demented)

I even have a few dream books, my problem though is many times or most of the time what cames across as the most significant symbol does not seem to be in one of my books, or at least there’s always some element (and possible key) missing I need to look up.

So to start you off  here are the 10-dream-symbols-you-should-never-ignore.

And I from my experience with the teeth dreams I’ve had, pray you don’t have one. While I can’t actually recall them as it was years ago, I do remember that they left me really freaked out and disturbed for the day. Oh that’s it… I think part of that dream (one of them) was all my teeth were falling out. I think another time was I needed a root canal or they were rotten. I thought this way just because I hate the dentist, (Childhood ‘trauma’) but apparently it was just stress (or maybe anxiety)

 

Not sure if I ever had the flying dream that I think I would remember, but aside from the 4 plane trips to Toronto, Canada I’ve never flown before. Considering it says you wake up refreshed when you’ve had a flying dream… I could really use one right now!

 

 

16 Life Skills Every Kid Should Know Before Leaving Home

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When I left my parents’ home, I didn’t know how to do a load of laundry correctly. That’s embarrassing to admit! I mean, what was I doing all those

Source: 16 Life Skills Every Kid Should Know Before Leaving Home

More Yuca Recipes

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Simple Yucca Simmer

Servs: 4   Makes: 4 servings, 1/2 cup of fruits or vegetables

 
  •    – 2 lb Yucca Root (1/2 pound per person)
  •    – 2Tbsp lemon juice
  •    – 2 cloves garlic chopped
  •    – 2 Tbsp chives
  •   – 1/2 tsp salt
  •   – 1/8 tsp ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. 1) Rinse yucca well, peel and halve lengthwise. Remove fibrous core. Combine lemon juice, garlic and fresh herbs in a large pot with enough water to cover yucca. Bring to a boil and add salt. Lower heat and add cold water when necessary so as not to allow water to reach another boil.
  2. 2) Pierce with toothpick or fork. When soft (not mushy) remove pieces and set aside. When all pieces are done, drain, sprinkle with pepper and serve hot.

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yucca empanadas filled with apples, chocolate, and yams

For the Yucca Dough:

  •    Vanilla soy ice cream
  •   Oil sufficient for frying

 

  •    To Assemble:
  •    2 Tbsp. bourbon
  •    1/2 vanilla bean, scraped
  •    2 oz. sweet Riesling wine
  •    1 cup apple cider
  •    1 cup agave nectar

 

For the Bourbon-Agave Sauce:

  •    1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  •    1 cup chopped vegan semi-sweet chocolate
  •    1 cup diced green apple
  •    1 sweet potato

 

For the Filling:

  •  1/2 cup cake flour
  •    1 cup almond flour
  •    2 lbs. yucca, peeled and diced
  •   For the Yucca Dough:

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325F. In a large pot, boil the yucca for approximately 20 to 30 minutes, or until very soft. Drain and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, or until dry. Chill. In a food processor, combine all the ingredients and process until a smooth dough forms. Allow to rest for approximately 30 minutes. Heat the oven to 425F and roast the sweet potato for 20 to 25 minutes, or until soft. Allow to cool, then remove the skin. Dice and combine with the remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Set aside.In a saucepan, combine all the ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes, or until reduced by one-fourth. Remove from the heat and set aside. Roll the yucca dough into 20 1/2-oz. balls. On a lightly floured surface, press each ball into a 1/4-inch thick circle. Place 1 1/2 Tbsp. of the filling in the center of each piece of dough. Fold in half and pinch the ends together. Fry in the oil for 4 minutes, or until golden brown, turning once. Serve hot with the Bourbon-Agave Sauce and the vanilla soy ice cream.

Here’s the direct link to this receipe  the person did not do a good job of writing it up on the site

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Yuca (Cassava) Pancakes

 

Prep: 10m

This tropical side dish mixes, cooks and tastes a lot like potato pancakes, but made with that starchy tropical vegetable called yuca (pronounced voo-ca). Looks like a brown club. Use a sharp paring knife or a really high quality, fixed blade peeler to peel it (a Wusthof-Trident peeler makes short work of it). The original called for 3 tablespoons sugar, but we like our cakes salty and greasy, so we omitted the sugar. The recipe is from False Tongues and Sunday Bread, a Guatemalan and Mayan Cookbook by Copeland Marks.

  •    3 tablespoons sugar (optional)
  •    1 teaspoon salt
  •   2 lbs yucca root, peeled, grated (cassava)
  •    1/2 cup grated mild cheese or ricotta cheese or farmer cheese
  •    1 egg
  •   1/4 cup corn oil or vegetable oil
  •   2 tablespoons butter
  •    1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients except oil.
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Spoon in a couple of tablespoons batter and smooth into a 3-inch to 4-inch cake about 1/2-inch thick.
  3. Brown on both sides, then drain on paper towels. Serve warm.

Oven-Baked Yucca

Servs: 6   Prep: 10m   Cook: 50m

 
  • addnonstick cooking spray
  • add1 lb. fresh yucca, cut into 3 inch sections

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan, combine the yucca and enough water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes, or until tender. Drain. Transfer yucca to a cutting board and let cool. Preheat oven to temperature 350°F. Cut yucca lengthwise into 3/4 inch-wide wedges, discarding the woody core. Spray cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Spread yucca wedges on sheet. Spray wedges with cooking spray. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 8 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 7 minutes.

my own pin may be to crumble bacon on it (what ever type of preference you have!)

What is a Voxbox

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Around November or December I received my first Influenster Voxbox which was the Frosty voxbox. This was filled with a variety of goodies, and from my calculation was $50-$60 worth of items, that were complimentary and I just had to review them. Some of the items included were an Eco Tools finishing Hair Brush, Rimmel make-up remover, Rimmel kohl  liner, and other assorted things.  These I get for free but you do not just automatically get them.

They ask if you would be interested in in a certain type of product, beauty, woman’s sanitary item, food whatever

after that you take a survey to qualify, if you qualify it doesn’t take long (at least for the smaller items) to show up.

The last 2 voxboxes i received was a package of Carefree pantie Liners to test, and not long after that I qualified for a couple of coupons for Weight Watchers. NOt just any coupons, mind you! I can get a box of Weight Watchers ice cream most likely absolutely free even if it’s not on sale (I think it said up to $7.99!) there’s maybe 3 flavors I’m interested in so depending on what’s available I’ll get, I’ll even try one of the ones I wouldn’t normally being it’s to ‘sample’ and free!

 

You also have to remember, depending on your interests etc you may not receive the same box as I, or the same items.

Once you receive the item You go to the Influenster site check it in on your dashboard and then you can complete the tasks for bonus points. This however is not required, however the Survey you get from them after the campaign is over is. If you do not take the survey you will be suspended permanently from qualifying for more boxes.

 

I’m hoping for a box with some sunblock in it to try (esp. if it’s coconut scented!)

I  came across this video to better explain the process

and here’s an article the site had up on getting read for summer

Come and join the fun,  find my Influenster badge in the side bar and click to join!