Archive for July, 2012
Wow! They are amazing.
It is tomato season here in BC and I was recently blessed with lots of cherry tomatoes. Not wanting them to go to waste I roasted them and they are greeeat.
They are delicious tossed into salads, in any pasta dish, in your favorite sandwich or served on top of polenta.
• Cherry, grape or small roma tomatoes
• Cloves of garlic
• Olive oil
• Salt and Pepper
• Herbs de province (I did not add some this time but a must add next time)
Halve each tomato
Arrange on parchment lined backing sheets along with cloves of garlic
Drizzle with olive oil – Just enough to make tomatoes glisten
Sprinkle with salt, pepper and herbs to taste
Slow roast in 225-degree oven for three hours
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The Government of Kenya announced they would be providing free insulin to children with type 1 diabetes at public hospitals. According to the news release, this will see Kenya became the ninth country in Africa to avail free insulin for children with diabetes.
I have combed the Internet, but I am unable to find which eight (minus Kenya) out of the fifty-four African countries providing free insulin to children with type 1 diabetes.
This wonderful news also means Kenya is working on meeting the fourth UN Millennium Goal – The goal to reduce child mortality.
A child diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in sub-Saharan Africa has a life expectancy of less than a year without programs like these.
I saw a framed copy of Dorothy Law Nolte’s poem on childrearing in a doctor’s waiting room. After reading it several times my mind started replacing the word “children” with “PWD” (Person With Diabetes).
This poem applies to all human, as it is in our nature to react.
If PWD live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If PWD live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If PWD live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If PWD live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If PWD live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If PWD live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If PWD live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If PWD live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If PWD live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If PWD live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If PWD live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If PWD live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If PWD live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If PWD live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If PWD live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If PWD live with fairness, they learn justice.
If PWD live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If PWD live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.
If PWD live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.
The original poem “Children Learn What They Live” was written by Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D., writer and family counselor in 1972.