Feeding America – One mouth at a time

hunger knows no season

 hunger knows no season

 

Hunger knows no season

Community food bank

          Community food bank

 

Feeding America – one mouth at a time

feeding the hungry

  feeding the hungry

I believe that it is very important to try to help those in the local community who need a helping hand and that is why whenever we have extra cans of food or bags of chips or crackers, we donate them to the local food bank in our area. Many churches and humanitarian organizations also accept food and supplies and it is always a good gesture to donate to those who are in need..

food pantry donations needed

     food pantry donations needed

food bank

     support your local food bank

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food bank

San Antonio food bank

that aroma of dinnertime

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When I was growing up I used to love being in the house during the late afternoon to witness the aroma of dinner cooking in the oven. For me that was the best part of the day.

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The more I smelled those pork chops cooking in the oven the hungrier I got!

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We must KNOW our bodies

We must KNOW our bodies

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It is very important, not only  to eat the right kind of foods, but to drink PLENTY of liquids.

ImageWe need to know what foods are good for us and what foods can harm our bodies.

ImageThe EXPERTS in nutrition say that we should drink 2.5-3 LITERS of FLUIDS per day in order to maintain a healthy body.

the Cagayan Valley rice crop

the Cagayan Valley rice crop

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In the summer you can see rice as far as the eye can see in the Cagayan Valley.  It must surely be the Cagayan Valley’s number one exported crop.

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All the rice fields make  the Cagayan Valley look so green!

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The rice grows very well in the northern Philippines thanks to all the ample rainfall!

 

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 The kuliglig can be seen transporting the bags of rice with the workers during the harvesting season!

more Philippine fruits – Rambutan

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Rambutan is one of my favorite fruits in the Philippines. It looks a bit “hairy” on the outside, so just peel the skin and the inside is so soft and sweet…almost melts in your mouth like candy!   Always peel it because sometimes ants or small insects may make their home on the “hairy” part of the skin. WASH them off well when you bring them home.  They are VERY YUMMY!

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eating Guava in the Philippines (known as bayabas)

ImageLocally grown bayabas trees in the Philippines (we know them as Guava) are green on the outside and a reddish color on the inside. I was not use to eating Guava that is green on the outside thinking that they are not ripe. In fact, by cutting one in half, they are a watermellon red color on the inside and sweet! They are grown all over the Cagayan Valley and can be harvested all year!

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ripe juicy cacao pods

ImageDuring my  in the stay in the Philippines I saw many cacao trees in the Cagayan Valley which were bearing many cacao pods.  These are the same fruits that can be dried to make chocolate. I tasted the sweet white beans from a ripe cacao.  I wish I could eat cacao all year long.  Nevertheless, I am looking forward to returning to the Philippines, buying some land, and planting cacao trees for my enjoyment.!

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