Daily Archives: February 14, 2017

Tina Talks Tea Time Traditions

British born Tina Jesson, is becoming a sought-after speaker in Indiana on the subject of the Tradition of English Tea Time. Tina moved from the Derbyshire country of Mid England in 2008 and now lives in Brownsburg Indiana. Tina has created a Tea Time speaking program which is now running through a number of Libraries, Societies and Book Clubs in the area, educating tea lovers, historians and Anglophiles on the culture, history and tradition of the Victorian English Tea Time.

Her talk “The Importance of Taking Tea – from Victorian England to the Present Day”, covers how taking afternoon tea was first started, the difference between high tea and afternoon tea and the opening of the first tea rooms in the early 1900s. She and also covers the history behind of tea time favourites such as Crumpets, Victoria Sandwich Cake and the famous English Cream Tea and brings it all up to date with the health benefits of green tea, black tea and herbal tea alternatives.

Tina is on a mission to celebrate, rediscover and share the history and food of the Victorian English Tea Time and sells a selection of English baked goods and preserves at local farmers markets using traditional Old English recipes combined with wholesome local ingredients.

Tina comes from a long line of accomplished home cooks in England and was lucky enough to learn to cook at a young age from her Great Grandmother, who was born in 1899 (when Queen Victoria was still on the thrown of England) and worked as a kitchen maid in Bradley Hall, owned at the time by Major Clues.

Her Grandmother was great at preserves, jams and chutneys and her mother was the baker of the family, making great pastry. Tina grow up in a house of 4 females spanning across 4 generations and many of the old recipes have been passed down. Tina loves making these recipes and sharing the goodies with like minded people who have a passion for from scratch wholesome local food and the history of how the recipes came in to being or how they got their names. Such as Bakewell Tart, from the town of Bakewell, only miles from where Tina was born and raised.

Tina will be speaking at Danville Library this Saturday March 17th at 2.30pm; at CENTRAL INDIANA HERB SOCIETY SPRING SYMPOSIUM SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2012 9am3pm and at the Brownsburg Public Library on 17th July 5pm 7pm

This winter you can find her at Traders Point Creamery Green Market every Saturday morning from 9am 12.30pm

House Actor Joins Hbo Miniseries

Seasoned, versatile actor, David Morse has played a doctor, detective, hostage negotiator, corrections officer and now, an American president. As a matter of fact, in his upcoming project, the HBO miniseries, John Adams, Morse will essay the role of Americas first-ever leader.

David Morse, who plays the recurring character of Detective Michael Tritter on the medical drama, House, stars as George Washington alongside Paul Giamattis title character, John Adams. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography by David McCullough, the series will chronicle the first half-century of the American republic, as told from the perspective of Adams wife, Abigail, played by actress Laura Linney. Giamatti, who earned Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for his performances in Sideways and another biographical project, Cinderella Man, will portray the second United States president during his time as a Massachusetts lawyer working in the background to incite the revolt of the colonies.

The seven-part miniseries has begun filming in several key locations, including Colonel Williamsburgs Historic Area in Virginia. The project, which has reportedly already raked in over $60 million for the state, has elicited increased awareness and interest in American history, provided a welcome economic boost and has helped promote tourism.

Directed by Tom Hooper, John Adams, which is slated to air in March 2008, is produced by Gary Goetzman, David Coatsworth and double Academy Award winner, Tom Hanks. Aside from Giamatti, Linney and Houses David Morse, the biographical tele-movie also features Stephen Dillane as Thomas Jefferson, Rufus Sewell as Alexander Hamilton and Justin Theroux as John Hancock.

Apart from John Adams, David Morse will also be seen in the movie, Passengers, also scheduled to open sometime next year. He recently appeared in Disturbia, which fared incredibly well at the box office and held its own against the third installment of Spiderman. On television, Morse previously starred in the series, Hack, prior to working on House.

How To Make Money With Photography

There are many ways to make money online with photography, but a popular and fairly new way is through Micro Stock Photography websites.

Micro stock photography is simply stock photography that’s sold at deep discounts. Clients are able to license stock photos for just $1 or $2, and photographers earn money each time a client chooses one of their photos.

Micro stock photography is considered to be still in it’s infancy, and some people feel it’s wrong to sell photography at such low prices. Particularly since many professional photographers invest a lot of time and money on equipment, learning, and photo shoots.

For the beginning photographer though, micro stock photography agencies can be ideal places to start. Since entry requirements are not overly restrictive, many hobby photographers with inexpensive cameras have already started making a nice second income from their pictures.

How Does It Work?

The process of making money from your photography through micro stock agencies is fairly simple.

1. Research popular micro stock photography agencies online. There are quite a few of them, but you’ll want to start with just one or two until you get the hang of things.

2. Choose your absolute best pictures to submit. Some agencies require you to submit 10 pictures for review when you apply for an account with them, while others only require three the first time. Most don’t have minimum requirements though, and you can start by submitting just one.

3. Your pictures will be reviewed by humans, and accepted or rejected into the micro stock photography site. If they’re accepted, they’ll be available for clients to “buy”.

Technically they’re not fully buying your pictures though. They’re simply licensing the pictures for specific use. Usually micro stock photography is used in websites, though sometimes it’s used in advertisements, brochures and other marketing materials. The photographer always retains full copyrights to their photos though, and is normally able to sell the same photos over and over again to additional clients.

And this is the beauty of stock photography. Once you’ve taken a great picture and had it accepted into a stock photography portfolio, that one picture can continue earning you money month after month… sometimes year after year.

Most micro stock photography agencies pay $0.20 – $0.50 per picture license, or download. This may not seem like much, however a good photographer with several hundred pictures for sale could make a nice second income over time, because it all adds up!

There’s a lot more to the stock photography business, which we don’t have room to cover in just one article. You’ll find expanded details about making money with stock photography in this article though: “Can Photographers Make Money With Stock Photography?” found at:

Unbeatable Cobb Cooking Tips

If you’ve never heard of Cobb cooking you’re in for a treat! Man has been cooking over fire for thousands of years and over that time many different types of cooking pots and ovens came into being. At the peak of all these millennia of design comes the Cobb oven and grill. Produced by Cobb America it is a small portable cooking stove that takes advantage of modern design technology. The fire of ages past is still there, but in the form of charcoal briquettes, and the ‘cooking pot’ or ‘oven’ is still there in the shape of a very lightweight stainless steel cooking unit. Cobb cooking is here.

The compact size of the Cobb and its light weight, about 8.5 pounds means that it is as happy at home under your cooker hood as it is when camping or boating.

Cobb cooking is a pleasure. I first saw the Cobb cooking on a camping vacation where a neighbour was using one. We got chatting and I was just so impressed with its versatility. I was tempted to find a stockist and buy one then, but instead left it until after the holiday.

My first attempt at Cobb cooking was a family BBQ for 6 people. The Cobb was the centre of attention and the food was amazing. It wasn’t easy to believe just how little charcoal I used either, only 8 briquettes for over 2 hours cooking time. I don’t know how many Cobb’s have sold as a result of that BBQ but I do know of at least three locally. What a piece of kit it is.

One of the most surprising aspects of the Cobb is that it can also be used successfully for slow cooking, simply by reducing the amount of charcoal in the bottom. It will perform very happily with only 2 or 3 briquettes as long as they are properly alight first. You can also use the Cobb for smoking fish and various other meats. I would point out that if you are smoking fish please be aware that the fish should have been previously frozen at -15c for several hours, or, if the fish is freshly caught, make sure that during smoking the fish heats to a point where the meat lifts off the bone. This will destroy any harmful parasites.

The internal temperatures that the Cobb achieves are about 500 degrees Fahrenheit, or 260 degrees centigrade. This is comparable to a domestic oven and makes Cobb cooking a delight.

The trick lay Pirelli P-Zero Usage

Pirelli sebagai pemasok ban di ajang balapan Formula One. (Foto: ist)

BUDAPEST – Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery, disclose the use of tire anyarnya trick called P-Zero. The trick is believed to be able to overcome the problems of the team at the Hungarian GP series, the weekend.

As reported earlier, P-Zero will debut in the race that took place at the Hungaroring circuit on Sunday (28/7/3013). In the tenth series later, Pirelli will provide two types of tires, namely medium tires (P-Zero White) and soft (P-Zero Yellow).

Hembery also provide tricks in using bn which had been tested last week at the Silverstone circuit. Hungaroring circuit which has the character of a narrow and winding will make low speed racer racing.

Therefore, Hembery advise the drivers in order to get enough heat in order to maintain the tire. “Traction and braking are the two most important aspects of tire performance in Hungary, the teams will make the settings to maximize these two key areas,” he said as reported by Crash.

“The energy level is relatively low lateral, performance tires will be a limiting factor rather than durability. And this will be the basis of the selection strategy, with teams like to keep the tires remain in peak performance for as possible,” he continued.

He also considered that the P-Zero could help the drivers to overcome the problem of thirst and degradation on the tires. To avoid the problem tire burst on the British GP series, some time ago.

“Temperatures in Hungary can be very high, and this is another factor where the level of wear and degradation will depend. Latest tire design we will help the drivers handle it,” he said.

Proper Skin Hydration Is Essential – Use The Best Natural Hydrating Ingredients Daily For Great Skin

Before I started researching skin creams, I didn’t truly understand what hydrating the skin really meant, and how important it is in helping maintain a nice smooth complexion, or better yet improving its texture and tone.

Just in case you don’t know and are interested to find out, skin hydration fundamentally means… to add water and oil to your epidermis, so as to increase its water holding capacity and reduce moisture loss.

Dryness becomes more frequent as we age, which contributes to the development of fine lines and wrinkles, sagging of the cheeks and neck area, and those unwanted bags under the eyes. It can also be instrumental in causing other more serious conditions.

Therefore, it’s very important to keep your skin well moisturized by using the best natural substances available on the market. Here are a few good ones that are great at skin hydration and moisturizing.

Macadamia oil has to be one of the most useful and effective anti-oxidants available. It’s suitable for oily, normal, dry irritated sensitive or combination skin because it penetrates quickly and hydrates very effectively. It’s naturally high in palmitoleic acid (40%).

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D-Panthenol is a pro-vitamin (pantpthenic acid is vitamin B5). It’s a humectant, emollient and great moisturizer, which softens and soothes irritated skin. It has some anti-inflammatory benefits and makes the skin more elastic.

Grapeseed oil is astringent, to help tone and tighten the skin, is useful for acne and other skin complaints. It is rich in linoleic acid and natural Vitamin E; it has regenerative and restructuring virtues and great skin moisturizing properties.

Selecting a carefully blended and balanced cream with a right mixture of emollients, anti-oxidants and natural oils working together synergistically is very important to proper skin hydration. The best way to keep your skin smooth and youthful looking is to moisturize and hydrate it daily.

When researching and evaluating a new skin cream look for one that also includes other natural ingredients that can help remove fine lines and reduce wrinkles, by increasing your body’s capacity to re-grow additional collagen and elastin protein cells.

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Keeping Up With Market Trends Best Move For Landlords

Before you go into any business, it is strongly recommended that you educate yourself about all facets of the industry you are going to participate in. By knowing what is happening in the market and how it would affect your business both in the short and long term, you would be able to carefully plot a course that your business will take. In the rental property industry, the same holds true what with it being a volatile market at times.

For example, if you look at the data for the year 2011, you would see that it was a good year for landlord as vacancy rate is low. This means that most of the rental properties in the market were occupied for the most part of that year. One of the reasons is still the housing market crash in previous years. The result of foreclosures is that many families were forced to move out of their homes and instead just rent for the meantime.

But how do the figures from 2011 compare to data in 2010? Is there an improvement in the market in favor of landlords? If there is, then can you determine how far this improvement would go in the following years? On the other hand, if there is a decline, can you see what factors can affect the trend? Will the skid be arrested earlier this year or will it continue into the near future?

By studying the data from previous years and taking account the predictions for the housing market, you would have a good idea what would be in store for your business. If it is going to be a good year ahead, it would make sense to invest in another rental property. On the other hand, if the market outlook is not so good, you could brace your business for what will transpire in the next few quarters.

If you are adept at reading data and interpreting them, you are giving yourself an edge to be successful in the industry. If on the other hand, you are not sure about your deduction skills, you can always hire a rental property manager or a management company that can help you out with this issue.

Elaine Salt invites you to visit Salt Lake Property Management to learn more information about property management and how to grow your rental property business.

Testicular Cancer Radiation Therapy

Testicular cancer radiation therapy makes use of high intensity x-rays or various other kinds of radiation for destroying the cancer cells present in the testicles of men. Normally, testicular cancer radiation therapy is given to the patients who have already undergone surgery. This is done to prevent the recurrence of testicular cancer in them. Sometimes testicular cancer radiation therapy might also be given to patients who are suffering from recurrence testicular cancer.

The kind of radiation used for treating testicular cancer is known as external beam radiation which is produced form machines containing beams of high energy. This high energy beam is normally aimed toward the lymph nodes present in the pelvic or abdominal region. Testicular cancer radiation therapy dosage and the number of sittings would greatly depend on the stage of the disease and kind of testicular cancer. Most often testicular cancer radiation therapy is given to patients in their advanced stages of cancer.

Patients who have undergone testicular cancer radiation therapy tend to feel a bit tired and weak. Some might experience nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting. These after effects of the radiation therapy treatments are temporary ones but some might even experience for a longer period of time. Long side effects can include even incidence of heart disease, infertility and even another cancer. Doctors or physicians suggest radiation therapy only for men who might not undergo chemotherapy and for elderly men who do not have any other choice.

Out of the two types of testicular cancer seminoma types are found to respond well to radiation therapy than non seminoma cancer types. The red blood cells are the most affected by radiation therapy and hence it can lead to mild anemia. During radiation therapy the patients might not feel any discomfort. The patients are asked to lie on a cushioned table that is flat and the special x-ray beam would be directed on the affected region. The treatment is normally painless and spans to only few minutes. They can be very similar to the exposure to normal x-ray machines.

The treatment can be divided as smaller size doses spanning from ten to fifteen minutes time each. Normally the treatment is given only once and also as an outpatient. Nearly fifteen to twenty visits might be required depending on the extent and spread of the disease. Men who have undergone testicular cancer radiation therapy are asked to wait for a minimum of one year and then conceive. This is advised in order to reduce the risk of the disease getting genetically transmitted to the child.

Natural Remedies for Curing Cancer:

There are certain natural remedies that offer a promising cure for cancer. Along with the natural remedies and a well-researched different diet pattern, a few simple adjustments to your lifestyle can make a huge difference to your efforts for prolonging the life for several years. You can increase your chances of surviving cancer now by trying these proven natural remedies discussed in

Benefits of Hiring an Artists Management Company

A lot of people believe that artist managers are just out to fleece artists out of their hard earned money thus they will opt to not have one. This misconception of what an artist manager is has seen many go down the road of self-managing their careers, and with disastrous results. The truth is, as an artiste you cannot do it all alone. However talented you might be, you cannot manage all aspects of your career single handedly. You most definitely need an artists management company to deal with certain aspects of your career, whether you are a musician or a band or even an actor.

Here are some reasons why hiring an artist manager, is a good idea:

Your manager is tasked with the responsibility of offering career guidance for you. As an artiste, it is easy to get confused by everything happening around you. This is even worse if you are a new artiste. The feeling of being in uncharted waters can be overwhelming and that is when having a manager comes in handy. A manager is able to look at everything objectively and point out what you need to do. He/she has experience knowing what works and what doesn�t.

As an artist, you already know the importance of having people cheering you on. This kind of cheerleading boosts your morale and gives you the motivation to go on. Celebrity management companies are cheerleaders in that they ensure the music business community knows about the capabilities of the artist they are representing. It is important for you to get deals, endorsements, contracts and so on. You can only get this if there�s someone speaking about you constantly to the right people.

There is some sort of prestige that comes with having an artists management company working for you. The thinking here is that if you are good enough to have a manager, you are worth taking a second look at. Some record labels will even refuse to give contracts to artists who don�t have managers as they are said to come with too much drama.

As an artist, you will come across many different kinds of people who will be hoping to do business with you. Some of these people will unfortunately be scammers and fraudsters. Having a manager protects you from such types and ensures you only engage in legitimate business deals. Most scammers will think twice about approaching someone who has a manager.

Celebrity management services are vital in ensuring proper time management and organization of an artist�s schedule. The truth is that you don�t have enough time to do everything that needs to be done. In between writing songs, recording, keeping in touch with your fans through social media, overseeing the branding of your merchandise, buying all the things you require for your career, you are going to feel overwhelmed. You need a manager to handle some of these tasks for you.

Artists management companies are also tasked with the responsibility of keeping concerned parties accountable. If you sign a deal and it doesn�t go through, your manager follows that up. If someone pays you and the check bounces, your manager will know what to do.

Do not be the artiste that thinks you can do everything on your own. Hire us today and let us take some of that load off you.

The Wedding Video Sydney – A Must Or Maybe For Your Unique Wedding Memories!

Where to find the inspiration for your wedding day? Do you really have the need of a wedding video and photographer or you can make the day without one? How to be the most unique couple? So here are some of the questions that will bother you till the last moment of your wedding, and when on the floor and dancing with your partner trust me you will be very happy that you have hired a professional wedding video Sydney company to cover your video and photography needs. About the wedding ideas and being unique, well then here comes the videographer and photographer that can give you some hints and will leave it up to your imaginations further.
Firstly make a plan on how to design and create the most special wedding video Sydney. The unique ideas will make the wedding day and the ceremony one of the best memories that you will cherish in a lifetime. Again, hiring a wedding videographer Sydney is the place to look for and get the best ideas trust me.
Some of the ideas that you can work on are the following:
-A traditional wedding videography soundtrack. By choosing your favourite song as a soundtrack having the moment filmed on a dvd will give you the best memory from this day and it is a piece of art that you will watch over and over again and plus you will have your favourite music on your own piece of video.
-Editing the wedding video – this is the piece that you will love to see again and again. Making a wedding video Sydney comprised of the best moments of the guests, friends and family, and having a wedding video Sydney company that will make this video work for you is the best advice at this moment. Later on you will realize that this was the best move you have made. A mixed-media like edited wedding video is another perfect piece of art where more than one medium has been engaged of creating the video or with other words multimedia dvd or creating a mixing formats of cinematic and documentary style of videography combination. The motion, the music and the rest of the effects can be edited and added afterwards or in post-wedding production.