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 THE HEALTH CORNER

by

Penny Brookins

Advocate for healthy Lifestyles

 

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  As an adult I've always been an advocate for eating healthy. I grew up on TV dinners, and spaghetti in a can. In Jr. High School, a wonderful teacher, Mrs. Ramussen, introduced me to a whole new world of foods. From that day on most of my teenage babysitting money went to the family food budget and I took over the kitchen learning to plan healthy meals. 

   My second daughter was born ADD/HLD and instead of using the recommended drug, Ritalin, with all of its' many side affects, I put my daughter and family on the Fiengold diet that eliminated all chemicals, colorings, preservatives and artificial flavorings. Back in 1978 there were no Whole Foods Market or other stores to buy wholesome ingredients, so I learned to make just about everything from scratch.

   Recently I got a craving for one of my families' favorite "Comfort foods," my version of McDonalds Chicken McNuggets. This recipe continues to be a family favorite now being enjoyed by my grandchildren as well.CLICK HERE FOR THIS DELICIOUS RECIPE

 

 WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE "COMFORT FOOD" AND WHY?

I'd love to hear from you. Please share your story and recipe about that special meal that provides nostalgic or sentimental feelings when served. The WINNER of our contest will receive lunch for two at Picazzo's Organic Italian Kitchen and be featured in our July newsletter.

Submit your entry to brookinspenny@yahoo.com by June 30, 2014.

 

 

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THE HEART OF
 AIR CONDITIONING
AC Unit
  There aren't too many things I love more than a home inspection...so it is a great pleasure for me to share some of my stories and experiences with all of you. I hope you get as much pleasure out of reading them as I get out of writing them!
  As we begin to heat up, it is time to start thinking about what we need to do for the systems in our home that help keep us cool in the summer. One of the most expensive systems in our homes, the air conditioning system, is just begging us to pay it some attention. It can't lick our face, stick out its paw or wag its' tail to say hello, but if it could, our air conditioning would be as nice as it could be right now and begging to get your attention. All last year, and all this winter (if it is a heat pump) your mechanical equipment has proven to be a strong partner in keeping you and your family warm or cool, calm and collected, even on the hottest 117 degree day, and it probably needs some maintenance to begin its' long task of keeping us cool once again all summer.
  At the heart of air conditioning (or A/C) equipment, there is a pump called a "compressor." Its' sole job is to pump a gas and liquid refrigerant through two radiators (or coils), much like the radiators in your car. One of these radiators or "coils" is for the interior air of your home and the other "coil" is for the outside air. The interior coil, called an evaporator coil, grabs the heat of the summer from the interior of your home and sends it to the exterior coil, called the condenser coil. These coils are named for what the refrigerant (Freon) does inside the coil. The Freon evaporates in the evaporator coil, and condenses from a gas to a liquid in the condenser coil. There are two fans for the equipment: an interior fan, which pushes interior air through the evaporator coil, and an exterior fan, which pushes outside air through the condenser coil. All this equipment is fairly simple but needs some tender loving care (maintenance) about every two years or so...

 

 

                

REMEMBERING THE INSPIRATION OF

Maya Angelou  

  • ..."I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these 3 things: a rainy day, lost luggage and tangled Christmas tree lights."
  • "I've learned that making a "living" is not the same as making a "life."
  • "I've learned that even when I have pains I don't have to be one." 
 
Wishing you a wonderful, safe and enjoyable summer,

Allen Blaker A.C.I. 
Inspection Specialists
 
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