Red Bluff Park Pics April 2021

Check out my photo collage from the Red Bluff Park.

I went to the park yesterday and took some awesome pics. The flowers are now blooming. You can buy a print of any of my flower pics from me for $15. Email me at mtlawlordesign33@gmail.com.

Here are more beautiful Columbine flower pics from the park.

Here are more Red Bluff Park photos below. This flower is the Hummingbird Sage. It is starting to bloom.

Here are some pics of irises below.

Here are more flower pics below. This one is called the Bleeding Heart flower.

This is another beautiful flower. This is another sage flower.

Here are more sage flower below.

I absolutely love this flower. It is called the ceanothus.

Deep Fried Green Beans

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Yum! I got deep-fried green beans from the Rockin’ R Restaurant.

I recently went to Rockin’ R Restaurant here on Antelope Boulevard and I got to try deep-fried green beans. It was my first time trying deep-fried green beans.

Deep-fried green beans on the menu.

Deep-fried green beans are very easy to make. Here is a short video I found on Youtube.

Here’s a baked green beans recipe I found on Youtube.

I really love green beans. They are the best. I love green beans sauteed with soy sauce, onions, and garlic also. It is what I used to eat lots in the Philippines.

Here is a Filipino green bean recipe. This is my fave.

For another yummy green bean recipe. Check out my old post. This recipe is an Indian food recipe.

English Class: Indian Spice Box Part 3 Green Beans and Mango Lassi

About My Volunteer Questionnaire

Hello everyone,

I have decided to create a volunteer questionnaire that you all can download before you go on your volunteer trip. Here it is.

VolunteerWorkSheet

Here are some info from the IVHQ.com site. For more information: www.volunteerhq.org/destinations/costa-rica/teaching-english-in-san-jose
Here are some reasons why you may want to volunteer in 2021.
I got this image off of the IVHQ site: www.volunteerhq.org/solo-volunteering-abroad
Here are some project highlights.

 

 

Volunteer Trip Plan

 

The trip plan of:

 

Where:

Destination:

Flight Route (Going):

Flight Route (Returning):

 

When:

Date and Time of Departures:

Date and Time of Return:

 

Who else is traveling with me?

What is the purpose of my trip?

What clothes and other items do I need to pack?

 

Medicines:

Medical kit essentials:

 

List the clothing you will need:

 

Shoes you need to pack:

Photography essentials:

Guidebook essentials:

Passport and paperwork essentials:

Work paperwork essentials:

Suitcases and bags needed:

 

In case of rain essentials:

 

Emergency Contact Information:

Primary Emergency Contact:

Name:

Relationship:

 

Telephone Numbers:

Home:

Work:

Mobile:

 

Secondary Emergency Contact:

Name:

Relationship:

 

Telephone Numbers:

Home:

Work:

Mobile:

 

Questionnaire Before My Volunteer Trip:

 

What do you think you will gain from your volunteering experience?

 

What do you think the differences will be between the United States and the country you will be volunteering in?

 

What are the similarities between the United States and the country you will be volunteering in?

 

What lessons will you be learning?

 

What do you anticipate may change during your trip?

 

What do you think might be difficult about your trip?

 

How do you think your volunteer experience might shape your future?

 

Questionnaire After My Volunteer Trip:

 

What have I gained from my volunteering experience?

 

What were the differences between the country I volunteered in and the United States?

 

What are the similarities between the country I volunteered in and the United States?

 

What lessons did I learn?

 

What turned out differently during my trip than what I had planned?

 

What were the most difficult parts of my travel?

 

How is my volunteer experience shaping my future?

 

Travel Journal: More Things to Reflect On

 

Why did you choose this destination?

 

What do you have planned?

 

What are you looking forward to the most?

 

What restaurants do you want to try?

 

What places do you want to visit?

 

Highlights and memories of my trip:

 

Quote: Collect moments not things.

What do you think about this quote?

To learn more about my volunteer experience with Fundacion Mujer in San Jose, Costa Rica, check out my blog Manuel Antonio TEFL: matefl2019.wordpress.com/2021/04/02/fundacion-mujer-lesson

 

 

Mango Chile Relleno Al Carbon Recipe

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Check out this awesome recipe. Here it is below.

Hello everyone! I am reading a recipe book called Flavors of My Kitchen. It is a really good recipe book for Mexican food. There is a really cool recipe on there I have copied and reworded slightly. Check it out.

Mango Chile Relleno Al Carbon

Servings: 4
Prep time: 15 minute
Cook time:10 minute

Ingredients:

4 poblano peppers

2 large mangoes (peeled, pitted, sliced, and divided)

4 tablespoons of Monterey Jack Cheese or Oaxaca Cheese

¼ cup of finely chopped red onion

¼ cup of chopped green bell pepper

1 tablespoon of lime juice

1 tablespoon of finely chopped cilantro

½ tablespoon of finely chopped canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

Directions:

      1. Put poblano peppers into the oven. Broil the poblano peppers until the sides are well toasted. Then place the peppers into a small paper bag. Let the peppers cool for about five minutes.
      2. Rub off the skin of the peppers. Cut a slit open on the side of the peppers to remove the seeds.
      3. Stuff the peppers with mango slices and put in a tablespoon of cheese.
      4. Chop up the remaining mangoes and place them into a small medium sized bowl.
      5. Place the stuffed peppers on a baking sheet. Make sure to line the baking sheet with foil first. Bake the peppers for about five minutes. Make sure the cheese has melted.
      6. Remove the peppers from the oven and let cool for about 5 minutes.
      7. In another bowl combine the chopped red onions, lime juice, cilantro, and chipotle peppers. Mix the ingredients together. Afterward, mix in the remaining mango slices. Serve the mango chile relleno al carbon and enjoy.

✌ I hope this was a fun tutorial. Stay tuned for more awesome recipes.

Growing Your Own Cilantro

Also you can grow your own cilantro indoors. Check out this video. The Cici Li – Asian Home Cooking Channel shows you how to grow your own cilantro indoors.

Here are some Cilantro seeds I found at FoodMaxx. These ones are organic seeds.

There are cheaper seeds. These ones are not organic.

Preserving Cilantro

Check out this awesome video on how to preserve your cilantro so it stays fresh for a long time after you have harvested it.

✤ ✤ ✤ I will be writing a short guide about Mexican cheeses on my other blog KanelasCafeMainStreet.wordpress.com.

Poblano peppers for sale at Home Depot.

P.S.

Al Carbon means cooked over coal.

More Recipes:

Here are more recipes from the Flavors of My Kitchen book:

Here are the recipes for the Pico de Gallo Fruit Salad and Mango and Black Bean Salad:

Plume Agate from Mexico

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Check out these awesome plume agates from Mexico.

Recently, I have been going to Gaumer’s Jewelry to take photos of the Noches Dias Plume Agate.

Beautiful Noches Dias Plume Agate from Mexico. I absolutely love these. They are awesome 🙂

Here is some information online about agates.

Here is some information about what Plume Agate is.

Agate is great for balance and well-being.

Here are some screen shots of more agate info online.

 

Loggerhead Turtle Named Leia

Hello everyone!

I was able to adopt a turtle last night named Leia. The turtle is a Loggerhead turtle and is located in Florida.

Here are some images from the site:

The site is called the Sea Turtle Conservancy. It is the world’s oldest turtle research and conservation group. STC is leading in protecting these magnificent animals and their habitats.

Check out this awesome video about protecting the turtles 🙂

 

To learn more about sea turtles check out my blog post called Sea Turtle Adoption on my KanelasCafeMainStreet.wordpress.com site.

Check out what I got in my Sea Turtle adoption package.

This turtle is so adorable! It is the cutest plush toy ever.