A Crime of Summer: Naked in Los Angeles! KTLA

Authorities Search for Naked Man Who Fled Vehicle in East Los Angeles Area — KTLA

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Authorities are trying to locate a man who fled his vehicle in the East Los Angeles area and ran across busy lanes of traffic to avoid capture. The man was originally driving a pickup truck being pursued by patrol vehicles just after 6 a.m. when he stopped and fled in Boyle Heights. Aerial video from…

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My Secrets to Attract Bees to My Garden

Seeing my orchard and my garden flowering and covered with bees makes me happy year after year. I plant a variety of fruits, veggies, annual, biennial and perennial plants to attract bees and actually all kinds of beautiful birds and butterflies. But this blog post is about bees only, so lets focus on them, yes?

Colorful plants like those of my Mammoth sunflowers do the trick:

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I notice that bees love the flowers of my lime and lemon trees, they suck the nectar out of them and pollinate them:

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The bees also love the flowers of my palm trees and the bottle brush tree. This spring my palm trees were flowering and attracted hundreds of bees:

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If I want a ton of bees then I let some carrots to go full blossom and this is what I got this week:

BEES ON MY CARROT BLOSSOMS

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Dra Martha A Castro Noriega

Bee Nutrition Facts

All Bees get all of their carbohydrates from floral nectar, and all of their protein from floral pollen.

Bees rely on flowers to supply them with the food they need to survive. Some flowers (e.g. tomatoes) provide only pollen, the main source of protein for bees. Other flowers (e.g. clovers) provide both nectar and pollen, thus providing both protein and carbohydrates.

Yummy Avocado Roasted Chickpea Taco Salad Recipe for a Healthy Summer

Summer is here with sunny weather, flowers, veggies, warm water in the pool. Time to collect our vegetables and enjoy them. I hope you like this recipe too!

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INGREDIENTS:

For the Roasted Chickpeas:

  • 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

For the Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette:

  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 cups packed fresh cilantro leaves, stems removed
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

For the Salad:

  • 4 corn tortillas
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • 6 cups chopped Romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup chopped red cabbage
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels
  • 1 large avocado, pit removed and sliced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the drained chickpeas in a clean dishtowel. Remove chickpea skins and let the chickpeas dry for a few minutes.
  2. Place the chickpeas in medium bowl. In a small bowl, combine the chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, lime juice, and olive oil. Stir until chickpeas are well coated.
  3. Spread the chickpeas out in an even layer on a large baking sheet. Roast the chickpeas in the oven for 30 to 35 minutes, stirring occasionally. The chickpeas are done when they are dry and crispy on the outside. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  4. While the chickpeas are roasting, make the cilantro lime vinaigrette. In a blender or food processor, combine the shallot, cilantro, garlic, vinegar, lime juice, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Blend until smooth. Set aside.
  5. Turn the oven to 375 degrees F. Brush each side of the corn tortillas with olive oil. Cut the tortillas into 1/4-1/2″ strips. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Place tortilla strips on the baking sheet in an even layer. Bake until golden and crisp, about 10-15 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with salt, to taste. Set aside.
  6. To assemble the salad, place lettuce in a large salad bowl. Top the lettuce with red cabbage, tomatoes, corn, avocado slices, cilantro, spiced chickpeas, and baked tortilla strips. Drizzle the salad with cilantro lime vinaigrette and serve immediately.

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Dra Martha A  Castro Noriega

Original: Our Chicken is always open

Best Places to Travel for Summer 2018 with your Family for Fun

Summer is here and it means vacation, relaxing, enjoyable times everyday of the week. You can travel or you can stay home enjoying your beautiful garden with your family and friends.

My favorite places to travel this summer 2018 are:

SANTORINI, GREECE

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LAKE COMO, ITALY

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However, things might change depending on the rest of the family. We usually choose one or two places each one of us and vote, I hope I win this year.

18 best places to travel for summer 2018

Anti Aging Life and Laughs: Lettuce from my Garden to the Table and Face with Nutrition Facts

Lettuce Nutrition Facts at the bottom of the post.

MY ROMAINE LETTUCE IN MY YARD….GOING CRAZY!

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Lettuce is a great vegetable: it looks beautiful in your veggie yard, it is healthy on your plate and refreshing on your face.

SHE LOOKS RATHER GOOD AS A SIDE SALAD,

don’t you think?!

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Many of us have the goal of being strong though we are near to big numbers 80′s and 90′s of ages, if your aim is to be lively in that ages, you need to grasp some anti-ageing mystics that points on the mind, spirit and body.

CAESAR SALAD

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LETTUCE NUTRITION FACTS

Lettuce (butterhead)
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 55 kJ (13 kcal)
2.23 g
Sugars 0.94
Dietary fiber 1.1 g
0.22 g
1.35 g
Vitamins Quantity

%DV
Vitamin A equiv.

21%

166 μg

18%

1987 μg

1223 μg
Thiamine (B1)
5%

0.057 mg

Riboflavin (B2)
5%

0.062 mg

Pantothenic acid (B5)
3%

0.15 mg

Vitamin B6
6%

0.082 mg

Folate (B9)
18%

73 μg

Vitamin C
4%

3.7 mg

Vitamin E
1%

0.18 mg

Vitamin K
97%

102.3 μg

Minerals Quantity

%DV
Calcium
4%

35 mg

Iron
10%

1.24 mg

Magnesium
4%

13 mg

Manganese
9%

0.179 mg

Phosphorus
5%

33 mg

Potassium
5%

238 mg

Sodium
0%

5 mg

Zinc
2%

0.2 mg

Other constituents Quantity
Water 95.63 g

Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient Database

It is Spring But Are you Ready for Summer?

Springs brings flowers, wonderful garden smells, the orchard full of apples, peaches and limes. Spring is happiness, dancing with the stars at night, jumping in the swimming pool at midnight. Yes, spring has my soul flying all over the beauty of the flowers, with the bees and the yellow butterflies. Spring after all. prepares me for a fantastic and energeric summer!

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Beauty in Summer in The Greek Isles

The Cyclades, or Greek Isles’ shimmering turquoise-blue waters are an attraction in their own right! These islands have rustic mountains, bright sun, and mouthwatering food. The most famous of the islands, Santorini, boasts breathtaking sunsets and dramatic white stone cliffs. Naxos, the largest of the isles, features long, sandy beaches, and stunning green valleys and ravines.

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