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INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
- Book of the Month: March 2018 – Act Two For Three by Barbara Fox
- A New Day for Healthy Fruit & Vegetables
- Prince Harry A Royal Wedding
- Would You Like an Irish Terrier?
- Avocado Mug Cake
- The 9th C.U.R.E. Symposium Saturday, March 10
- High Tech Hearing Care by Michanne Davidson, AuD
- Regents Park of Boca Raton Earns 5-Star Quality Rating Distinction by Leslie Curtis
- Wouldn’t You Love to Relieve Peripheral Neuropathy? by Kevin Usry, DC, DIBAK
- Pickleball by Barbara Fox
- Spanish River Concerts Presents “70 Years In The Promise Land”
- HOMECOMING… Free and Clean in 2018 by Anita Finley
- FREE College Tuition Scholarships For Your Children and Grandchildren by Gary Polk, CLU, ChFC, CTLC
- Is Expired Medication Effective and Safe to Take?by Arthur Oken of SavOn Global Meds
- K. Hovnanian’s Four Season at Parkland to Offer Resort-Style Amenities Year-Round on Page 15
- Life Insurance is Excellent Protection and Important Asset by Joseph S. Karp, Elder Law Attorney
- Why Dental Implants? by Anita Finley
- Michelangelo’s Romantic Tuscan Villa
- What is Medical Marijuana?
- Preserving Natural Healthy Tooth Structures by Kerri White, DDS of White Smiles of Boca
- FREE Seminars and Events: Health, Wealth, Entertainment, Support
Act Two for Three is about three women friends, Jenna, the actress trying to adjust to life as a widow, Natalie, who chose a career instead of marriage and Liz, wife/mother/grandmother/volunteer/
former cabaret singer.
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Barbara Fox, the author, said that her book started out as a play, actually a one hour staged reading. The actresses sit on stools facing the audience sometimes directly talking to them and other times talking to the many characters.
I laughed out loud at some of the conversations each had with a potential lover or a family member about the simplest things. It was as though they were wearing a tape recorder and we were privy to the “he said, she said” and the outcomes. Sometimes the sensitivity of dating situations were so intimate, often painful, but always honest. The conversations were made up, but could be replayed in our lives. Single older women have special needs and desires, questions and answers that come naturally. Having friends to share these thoughts are so necessary.
Jenna, Natalie and Liz are true friends, sharing every intimate feeling, while experiencing new frontiers. They use each other’s opinions as sounding boards. You will never be bored reading this book, and in fact, will see yourself in pieces of each of them. They have great Personalities and although this is fiction, as Fox says at the beginning,” based loosely on the character of two friends Madeline and Veronica whose personalities are seen in the book’s characters.” They are real, but the situation surrounding us and the people we meet and interact with in the book are fictional. In the book at the end, you can read the first scenes from the play.
It is always easy know a talented author, and Barbara Fox certainly is one. I hope she continues to write about women over 70 (not admitting to that age). The subject has not been popular, but now that the baby boomers are in that age, look out for more books with these themes.
About the author: Barbara Fox is the author of Murder in the Inn, Murder is Served, Widowpedia, short stories and plays. She is the Producer/Director for Mystery on the Menu Theater. She is an advocate for Pickleball and is available to speak in senior communities. She asks readers who have similar or unusual experiences as depicted in her book to write to her. Email her at Barbara@mymysteryonthemenu.com.
To purchase Act Two for Three, go to www.Amazon.com
This naturally green colored avocado mug cake is light, fluffy and delicious.
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Total Time: 5 minutes
• 2 tbsp fully mashed avocado* (see note)
• 4 tbsp all-purpose flour
• 3 tbsp granulated white sugar
• 1/2 tsp baking powder
• 2 1/2 tbsp milk
• 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
*Please note: 2 tbsp of mashed avocado is not the same as scooping out 2 tbsp of avocado and mashing it. You need to mash your avocado first and then measure out 2 tbsp. I would start with mashing half a medium avocado. To fully mash, you will want to use very ripe avocados making them easier to mash and you want to mash until there are virtually no chunks remaining (otherwise you’ll have bits of unsweetened avocado in your cake).
1. Add all ingredients into a microwave safe mug. To get a cake that will rise to the brim, use an 8 oz mug. You can use a bigger mug as well, it just won’t rise as high. Make sure you don’t use smaller than 8 oz, otherwise the cake will overflow.
2. Mix with a small whisk until a smooth batter forms. Make sure you have mashed any avocado pieces. Cook in the microwave for about 1 minute 20 seconds. Your time may vary slightly. Mine took exactly 1 minute 20 seconds on a 1000 watt microwave. Let cake cool a few minutes before eating. Cake is best consumed within a few hours of it being cooked.
Anti-aging experts talk and write about the WAVE of eating for longevity and health.
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It is said that colors of the food we eat is how to determine what foods are the healthiest. Yes, think in terms of “colors of the rainbow,” and why we love to look at flowers…bright and beautiful for our eyes to gaze on. Yet many of these vegetables are soooo delicious and are important sources of many nutrients, including potassium, dietary fiber, folate (folic acid), vitamin A, and vitamin C. Diets rich in potassium may help to maintain healthy blood pressure. Yes, there are so many benefits for maintaining excellent health for your entire body.
I have become addicted to avocados. And boy are they loaded with beneficial and rich vitamins. It’s hard to believe how this dark green on the outside and pure green delicacy on the inside can also be so good for you! The cover food is a good example of one of the ways you can even use vegetables to prepare easy-to-make food. If you are familiar with Google (and who isn’t?), look up each vegetable and fruit and become aware of its health benefits.
Thank you for your help with my book. You folks are wonderful.
I am indebted to you,
Joseph J. Berardino COL, USAF, (Ret.)
Thank you so much [for the radio interview]. I enjoyed it thoroughly and you are an EXCELLENT interviewer :O)
Hi Dan, Thank you and Anita for giving me an outlet to let people know about my books. It has been a terrific experience and one that I’ll cherish for a long time.
Jorge G. Reyes S.