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Dear Mother… thanks for being you!
May 11, 2017 at 5:11 pm 0
This Mother's Day, I want to wish all the mothers out there a Happy Mother's Day! Just know that you are appreciated for your selflessness and unconditional love. I also wanted to share with you, my lovely mother, and other mother figures in my life. My mom is one of the strongest women I know! She's not only a single mother, but she's also a business woman. She always displays strength, kindness, and love. I wish that each and every one of you could have the good fortune to experience just a piece of her. She is my rock and she also defines the strongest part of me. Mom, I love celebrating you everyday and thank you for your continuous love. Your kindness has kept me humble, and your strength has given me life. I can only hope to become half of the woman you are today. I would also like to give a special shoutout to my aunt, who's like my second mom and helped raise me. She is a free spirited person, with a great sense of humor, but yet so strong. She took me in at a young age, gave me tough love, and made sure that I learned what's really important in life. One of the biggest lessons I learned from her is how to carry myself as lady. I love you auntie! And thank you for your unconditional, tough love. And I want to wish my sweet, soft spoken, and loving mother-in-law a Happy Mother's Day! Thank you for taking me in with open arms and making sure I'm always okay. I love you ma! I hope everyone enjoys their Mother's Day, and remember to celebrate the special mother or mother figure in your life!
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Ethiopian Tea Remedy!
May 4, 2017 at 7:52 am 2

Tea Time in Ethiopia..

photo credit-Nahom Tilahun    Ethiopia is known for its coffee, but tea is also popular in our country.  One of my fondest memories as a child in Ethiopia, was tea time over the weekends. We used tea time to relax and just talk. During that time, so many great memories were made with my friends and family.  Many years later, tea time is still important to me and my family, so I wanted to share three simple tea recipes and instructions on how to make some of my favorite teas.    Recipe 1 1-whole green cardamoms  2-whole cloves  3-cinnamon sticks with a little bit of ginger (optional)  Recipe 2 Fresh ginger tea 1/2 teaspoon of freshly grated ginger root  1/2 cup of boiling water  1/2 teaspoon of sugar or honey  Did you know, fresh ginger is helps with illnesses such as a cold or flu? The next time you feel sick, you should try it. My other favorite tea is dry thyme leaves tea. To make this tea, just bring water to a boil and then add a pinch of thyme leaves. To enhance the flavor, you can also add a teaspoon of honey. Another great tea that I like to drink is mint tea. Just like the above tea, bring water to a boil and then add a few mint leaves. This tea is so fresh and tasty.  As a bonus, all these teas have amazing benefits for your health.  Try one and let me know which one is your favorite.  
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