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Only in the ’60s!

8 Jun

Phil Spector (pre-perm) and Tommy Boyce/Bobby Hart songwriting duo appear on “I Dream of Jeannie.’ The versatile Babs Eden handles the drum & cello chores with great ease. Who knew???

“I can feeeeeel it here.” Spector always did know how to pick ’em!  

Ceres Fruit Juices are awesome!

8 Jun

Here is another line of products we think you will enjoy. Ceres Fruit Juices are packaged in South Africa. They offer some pretty exotic stuff including 100% mango, passion fruit, guava, papaya, and the ever-popular litchi fruit. All come in special Tetra Brik aseptic cartons to preserve freshness. It’s all not as expensive as you might think – about $3 and change for each 34 oz. container. Best of all, it’s all fruit juice with no added sugars, etc. Give this recipe a try — if you can find these products in your area.

Passion Fruit Crush

1 cup Ceres Passion Fruit Juice
Scoop of crushed ice
1 passion fruit
1 tsp honey
Sparkling mineral water

Pour Ceres juice into cocktail shaker. Half the passion fruit and hollow out the fruit from the shell. Add to the shaker along with the crushed ice and honey. Shake vigorously to blend all ingredients. Pour the crushed ice mixture into two glass tumblers. Top up with sparkling mineral water. Use edible flower of you choice to garnish. Serves 2.

Learn more about Ceres or purchase online at

Badia Spices are a Good Bargain

8 Jun

Store bought spices have gotten very expensive. Most of the McCormick Spices cost $4 or more for a jar containing just a couple of ounces of product. Since we have relocated to the Sunshine State, we have happily discovered a Miami-based company called Badia. They cater primarily to the Latin population, but their products can be found in most major grocery stores throughout the state. I just picked up some parsley and some cumin (son Travis’ fave seasoning) and the quality of the products seem to be quite good. The ground cumin was just $1.99 for a whopping 7 ounces — that’s a lot of tacos and chili, mi amigos! Save yourself some money and don’t sacrifice the quality of your family’s meals.

Seek these products out or visit their web site at