Happy National Cashew Day!!! – Health Benefits of Cashews

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Cashew Nuts

Here are seven health benefits of cashews.

Cancer Prevention
Cashews are ripe with proanthocyanidins, a class of flavanols that actually starve tumors and stop cancer cells from dividing. Studies have also shown that cashews can reduce your colon cancer risk. Their high copper content also endows the seed with the power to eliminate free radicals and they are also good sources of phytochemicals and antioxidants that protect us from heart disease and cancer.

Heart Health
Cashews have a lower fat content than most other nuts and most of it is in the form of oleic acid, the same heart-healthy monounsaturated fat found in olive oil. Studies show that oleic acid promotes good cardiovascular health by helping to reduce triglyceride levels, high levels of which are associated with an increased risk for heart disease. Cashews are wonderfully cholesterol free and their high antioxidant content helps lower risk of cardiovascular and coronary…

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Happy National Gingerbread Day!!! (Nov. 21st) – Cholly’s World-Famous Gingerbread Cake

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Cholly’s World-Famous Gingerbread Cake

Ingredients

1 cup dark molasses

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 cup (1/4 lb.) butter, at room temperature

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

2 large eggs Unsweetened cocoa and/or powdered sugar (optional)

Fresh mint sprigs (optional), rinsed

Preparation

  1. In a 2- to 3-quart pan over high heat, bring 1 cup water to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in molasses and baking soda. After mixture stops foaming, stir in 1/2 cup cold water; let cool to room temperature, stirring often, about 10 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, salt, and cloves.
  3. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer on high speed, beat butter and brown sugar until well blended. Beat in eggs until…

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Complete Music List By Book – The Bosch Novels by Michael Connelly

If you have enjoyed reading the Harry Bosch novels by Michael Connelly, here is a list of all of the music referenced in them by book.

Complete Music List By Book

From The Black Echo
Branford Marsalis
Frank Morgan
John Coltrane, “Soul Eyes”
Sonny Rollins, Falling In Love With Jazz CD
Wayne Shorter, “502 Blues”
Jimi Hendrix, “Purple Haze”

From The Black Ice
Frank Morgan, “Lullaby,” Mood Indigo CD
John Coltrane, “Song of the Underground Railroad”
John Coltrane, “Spiritual”
Percy Sledge, “When a Man Loves a Woman”

From The Concrete Blonde
Cab Calloway, “Everybody That Comes To My Place Has To Eat”
Frank Sinatra, “Summer Wind”
Billy Strayhorn, “Lush Life”
Billy Strayhorn, “Blood Count”
Billy Strayhorn, “Rain Check”

From The Last Coyote
Clifford Brown, “Willow Weep For Me,” Clifford Brown With Strings CD
Duke Ellington, “Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me”
Louis Armstrong, “What a Wonderful World”
Abbey Lincoln
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, “Scheherazade”
Marvin Gaye, “Sexual Healing”
Tom Waits, Blue Valentine CD

From Trunk Music
Beach Boys, “Help Me, Rhonda”
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, “Scheherazade”
Eddie Money, “Two Tickets to Paradise”
Warren Zevon, “Lawyers, Guns and Money”

From Blood Work
Howlin’ Wolf, “I Ain’t Superstitious”
Howlin’ Wolf, “Wang Dang Doodle”
Louis Jordan, “Knock Me A Kiss”
Rolling Stones, “Midnight Rambler”
Jimi Hendrix, “Fire”
Bob Dylan, “All Along the Watchtower”

From Angels Flight
Samuel Barber, “Adagio for Strings”
Frank Morgan, “Lullaby”

From Void Moon
Lucinda Williams, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road CD
Roseanne Cash
Frank Sinatra, “Summer Wind”
Frank Sinatra, “That’s Life”

From A Darkness More Than Night
Art Pepper, “Straight Life,”  Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section CD
Red Garland
Paul Chambers
Philly Joe Jones
Miles Davis
Bob Seger, “Night Moves”
Rod Stewart, “Twisting The Night Away”
Bruce Springsteen, “Darkness on the Edge of Town”
Van Morrison, “Wild Night”
John Fogerty, “Bad Moon Rising”

From City Of Bones
Bill Evans
Miles Davis, Kind of Blue CD
John Coltrane
Clifford Brown
Bill Evans Trio

From Chasing The Dime
Guns N’ Roses

From Lost Light
Art Pepper, “You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To”
Jack Sheldon
Cole Porter
Lee Konitz
Art Pepper, “High Jingo”
Art Pepper, “The Shadow of Your Smile”
Frank Morgan, “Lullaby,” Mood Indigo CD
George Cables
John Coltrane, “Soul Eyes”
Chet Baker, “Cool Burnin’”
Chet Baker, “My Funny Valentine”
Louis Armstrong, “What a Wonderful World”
Billy Strayhorn, “Lush Life”

From The Narrows 
Lucinda Williams, World Without Tears CD
Frank Morgan, “Lullaby”

From The Closers
Boz Scaggs, “For All We Know”
Miles Davis, “Freddie Freeloader,” Kind of Blue CD

From The Lincoln Lawyer
Three Six Mafia
Tupac Shakur, “God Bless The Dead”
Tupac Shakur, “Life Goes On”
Tupac Shakur, “To Live & Die in L.A.”
Tupac Shakur, “So Many Tears”
Ludacris
Dr. Dre
Biggie Smalls
Snoop Dog
Pearl Jam

From Echo Park
Ry Cooder, “It’s Just Work For Me,” Chávez Ravine CD
Thelonius Monk, “Evidence,” Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane – At Carnegie Hall CD
Miles Davis, “All Blues,” Kind of Blue CD
The Clash, “I Fought The Law”

From The Overlook
George Cables
Frank Morgan, “All Blues”
Ron Carter
Louis Armstrong, “What a Wonderful World”
Art Pepper
Chet Baker

From The Brass Verdict
Gioacchino Rossini, “William Tell Overture”
Frank Morgan
Art Pepper
Charlie Parker
Eric Clapton
Ron Carter

From The Scarecrow
Jim Morrison
The Doors, “The Changeling”
Death Cab For Cutie
The Doors, “Riders On The Storm”
The Doors, “The End”
Eric Clapton, “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”

From Nine Dragons
Ron Carter, “Seven Steps to Heaven,” Dear Miles CD
Tomasz Stanko, “Soul of Things”
Art Pepper

From The Reversal
Death Cab for Cutie
“Scheherazade”

From The Fifth Witness
Ry Cooder, “Teardrops Will Fall”
Ry Cooder, “Poor Man’s Shangri-La”
Maurice Ravel, “Boléro”
Sonny and Cher, “I’ve Got You Babe”
Eric Clapton, Judgement Day,” Clapton CD

From The Drop
Frank Morgan
Art Pepper
Chet Baker, “Night Bird”

From The Black Box
“Mood Indigo”
Frank Morgan
George Cables, “Helen’s Song”
Art Pepper, “Patricia,”  “Straight Life,” and “Over The Rainbow,” Unreleased Art CD
Ron Carter
Thelonious Monk
Danny Grissett, “Let’s Face the Music and Dance,” Form CD
Tom Harrell
Seamus Blake
Grace Kelly
Gary Smulyan, Hidden Treasures CD
Michael Formanek, The Rub and Spare Change CD

Mentioned in THE BURNING ROOM
Grace Kelly, “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”
Frank Morgan
Hank Williams, Jr
Dizzy Gillespie, “The Champ”
DelFeayo Marsalis
Mark “Preacher” Gross
Ron Carter, “Seven Steps To Heaven,” and “Stella by Starlight,” Dear Miles CD
The 1975
Miles Davis

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Do You Have A Plan For Your Pets In An Emergency?

Disaster Preparedness

Think about this. When a tornado is bearing down on your community, how much time will you have to get the kids, yourself and your pets into a safe shelter? And, how will your pets behave when the winds are howling, your home is creaking and the roof is blowing off? What about flooding? How quickly can you evacuate your family and your pets? How will you transport your pets?

When disaster strikes what are you going to do for your pets, and most importantly with your pets? Where will they stay? Do you have food, water, bowls, medications, identification, collar, leash, portable crate/pet carrier, medical history, vaccination records and sanitation needs (poop bags, litter box) and familiar toys?

Have you included them in your families emergency escape plan? Does your home have an Animal Rescue Alert sticker by the main entry door? How about a photo of you and your pet together for easy identification and proof of ownership? And speaking of ownership, are your pets micro chipped?

Now is the time to put together this information before you need it in an emergency. Have you thought about gathering up the information you will need about each pet and turning the documents into PDF files that you can store on your smart phone and/or in cloud storage accessible from anywhere? Many word processing programs can automatically turn a document you create into a PDF file or you can scan vaccination records into a PDF document. I know that I can load and store PDF files in the iBooks app and access them on an iPhone, iPad or Mac.

Paper copies of your pet’s information should be stored in waterproof containers or clear plastic zipper type bag. Maybe you can keep extra copies in your vehicles glove box.

Check now with family and friends for who can temporally house your pets in case of an emergency or disaster. What about hotels, motels and other housing? Now is the time to find out who will accept pets and any fees associated.

Prepare a “go bag” for your pets using an inexpensive duffel bag with extra supplies already inside and label it as the “pet evacuation bag” and store it in an easy to find location. Do you have a Pet First Aid Kit and Pet First Aid Book?

6 Steps from the ASPCA –

  • Get a Rescue Alert Sticker
  • Arrange a Safe Haven
  • Emergency Supplies and Traveling Kits
  • Choose “Designated Caregivers”
  • Evacuation Preparation
  • Geographic and Climatic Considerations

Special Considerations for Birds, Reptiles and Small Animals

Rather than redo information and checklists already prepared by others, here are some links to organizations that have prepared printable documents and PDfs to assist you. All of the suggestions made above can be read about in detail by using the links below.

Disaster Supplies for Dogs from Red Rover

http://www.redrover.org/disaster-supplies-dogs

The CDC

http://www.cdc.gov/features/Petsanddisasters/

American Red Cross

http://www.redcross.org/prepare/location/home-family/pets

ASPCA

http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/disaster-preparedness

Ready.gov – Caring for Animals

http://www.ready.gov/caring-animals

Ready.gov – PDF list

http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1392389819026-75460345a2f4adcc5418a1da7cb25eef/2014_PrinterFriendly_PetOwners.pdf

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A Great Internet “Radio Show” – The Digital Showgram

Are you tired of what is on the radio these days? Want to listen to something interesting from a guy who has had a 30-year career in radio and TV. Then give this a try for a few days.

My favorite radio personality, JC Corcoran has a newish venture, live from 6:00 to 7am CST, Monday thru Friday – The Digital Showgram at www.jcontheline.com The show runs one hour commercial free and goes direct to podcast and rebroadcast immediately afterward.

JC is based in St. Louis, grew up in Chicago and worked in radio all over the country.  He also does guest fill-ins on WLS in Chicago.  You can find his complete history at his web site www.jcontheline.com

Afterwards listen for free to JC’s Backtracks. Great music that runs daily for about 23 hours. You’ll hear some of the best music that broadcast radio isn’t playing anymore. It’s free and there are no ads.

The Digital Showgram – Great talk and the daily features, no commercials. No suits. No FCC.

The Digital Showgram app has been published in both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. You can get them for FREE, right now.

Digital Showgram for iOS

Digital Showgram for Android

Both Android and iOS apps are designed to look best on phone devices, but should still run on tablets with no problems. A tablet version for Android and iOS are in the works.

If the links don’t work just go here to the web site for active links www.jcontheline.com  Look at the menu and you’ll figure it out.

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The Music in the Bosch Novels by Michael Connelly

Do you enjoy the musical references in the novels by Michael Connelly especially from the the Harry Bosch series?  Here’s a list of artists and their songs.

The Music in the Novels by Michael Connelly

Complete List By Artist

The 1975

Abbey Lincoln

Art Pepper:
“High Jingo”
“Straight Life” (Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section CD)
“The Shadow of Your Smile”
“You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To”
“Patricia,” “Straight Life,” and “Over The Rainbow,” (Unreleased Art CD)

Beach Boys:
“Help Me, Rhonda”

Biggie Smalls

Bill Evans and the Bill Evans Trio

Billy Strayhorn:
“Blood Count”
“Lush Life”
“Rain Check”

Bob Dylan:
“All Along the Watchtower”

Bob Seger:
“Night Moves”

Boz Scaggs:
“For All We Know”

Branford Marsalis

Bruce Springsteen:
“Darkness on the Edge of Town”

Cab Calloway:
“Everybody That Comes To My Place Has To Eat”

Charlie Parker

Chet Baker:
“Cool Burnin’”
“My Funny Valentine”
“Night Bird”

The Clash:
“I Fought The Law”

Clifford Brown:
“Willow Weep For Me” (Clifford Brown With Strings CD)

Cole Porter

Danny Grissett:
“Let’s Face the Music and Dance,” Form CD

Death Cab For Cutie

DelFeayo Marsalis

Dizzy Gillespie:
“The Champ”

The Doors:
“The Changeling,”
“Riders On The Storm,”
“The End”

Dr. Dre

Duke Ellington:
“Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me”

Eddie Money:
“Two Tickets to Paradise”

Eric Clapton:
“Somewhere Over The Rainbow”
“Judgement Day” (Clapton CD)

Frank Morgan:
“All Blues”
“Lullaby” (Mood Indigo CD)

Frank Sinatra:
“Summer Wind”
“That’s Life”

Gary Smulyan:
Hidden Treasures CD

George Cables:
“Helen’s Song”

Gioacchino Rossini:
“William Tell Overture”

Grace Kelly:
“Somewhere Over The Rainbow”

Guns N’ Roses

Hank Williams, Jr

Howlin’ Wolf:
“I Ain’t Superstitious”
“Wang Dang Doodle”

Jack Sheldon

Jim Morrison

Jimi Hendrix:
“Fire”
“Purple Haze”

John Coltrane:
“Song of the Underground Railroad”
“Soul Eyes”
“Spiritual”

John Fogerty:
“Bad Moon Rising”

Lee Konitz

Louis Armstrong:
“What a Wonderful World”

Louis Jordan:
“Knock Me A Kiss”

Lucinda Williams:
Car Wheels on a Gravel Road CD
World Without Tears CD

Ludacris

Mark “Preacher” Gross

Marvin Gaye:
“Sexual Healing”

Maurice Ravel:
“Boléro”

Michael Formanek:
The Rub and Spare Change CD

Miles Davis:
“All Blues” (Kind of Blue CD)
“Freddie Freeloader” (Kind of Blue CD)

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov:
“Scheherazade”

Paul Chambers

Pearl Jam

Percy Sledge:
“When a Man Loves a Woman”

Philly Joe Jones

Red Garland

Rod Stewart:
“Twisting The Night Away”

Rolling Stones:
“Midnight Rambler”

Ron Carter:
“Seven Steps to Heaven,” (Dear Miles CD)
“Stella By Starlight” (Dear Miles CD)

Roseanne Cash

Ry Cooder:
“It’s Just Work For Me” (Chávez Ravine CD)
“Teardrops Will Fall”
“Poor Man’s Shangri-La”

Samuel Barber:
“Adagio for Strings”

Seamus Blake

Snoop Dog

Sonny and Cher
“I’ve Got You Babe”

Sonny Rollins:
Falling In Love With Jazz CD

Thelonious Monk:
“Evidence” (Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane – At Carnegie Hall CD)

Three Six Mafia

Tom Harrell

Tom Waits:
Blue Valentine CD

Tomasz Stanko:
“Soul of Things”

Tupac Shakur:
“God Bless The Dead”
“Life Goes On”
“So Many Tears”
“To Live & Die in L.A.”

Van Morrison:
“Wild Night”

Warren Zevon:
“Lawyers, Guns and Money”

Wayne Shorter:
“502 Blues”

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Tess is 13 today!

My sweet black Labrador Retriever, Tess, turned 13 today.  She is my goofy girl.  Always quick with a kiss, wags her tail if you just whisper her name or look at her and the biggest sweetheart on 4 legs.  Her registered name is Dutch Hollow’s Cure The Blues, JH and was born on 11-17-2001.  She was my 3rd Labrador Retriever and a member of a pack of 4 labs.  This dignified gray faced lady shares my home with me and another lab named Abbey.  Happy Birthday Tess!

Tess’ birthday cake is made with bananas, diced carrots, diced apples, pumpkin, peanut butter, eggs, canola oil, baking powder, barley flour and garbanzo/fava flour. A thin layer of whipped cream cheese is used for the frosting.

Tess at 13
Tess at 13

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Birthday cake before frosting
Birthday cake before frosting