On Second Thought ~ from Sage Hill Farms

Grassroots Rule

Headline: Senator John McCain backs off a destructive bill - thanks to you.

Visit the www.nha2010.com site for the latest updates on the DSHEA attack. (Our rights to have available and make the choice to manage our well being with natural supplements.)

Good Reads

I love this little publication. It has lots of useful info. www.energytimes.com

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You Asked....

Sue wants to know how she can use fresh herbs as a table decoration for a brunch/luncheon.

I am very fond of greenery on my table and throughout my home; fresh greenery, small arrangements that speak to me...and my guests.

For the dining table: In any arrangement you like, you can use a number of clear glass containers, vases, or I sometimes use old spoon-holders in different shapes and sizes.

Fill the container about half full with fresh water (filtered preferred) and add a few colored marbles or glass rocks to the bottom. These will help to hold the stems in place.

Cut your favorite herbs and arrange according to your size needs. Leave them in a group or scatter around the area in question; I prefer the grouping for a meal.

The visual is awesome and the aroma is energizing.

Angel Hair Pasta with Tomatoes, Feta and Pine Nuts

This will serve 6 to 8 with a side bar of your choice of salad and breads.

8 oz dried angel hair pasta
1 tbsp olive oil plus
1/3 cup olive oil
1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
3 tbsp chopped fresh Italian parsley
2 tbsp minced garlic
2 tbsp minced shallots
1 1/2 lbs plum tomatoes, diced
1 tsp salt
3/4 tsp black pepper
1 cup coarsely crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup shaved cheese
1/3 cup toasted pine nuts

1). Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil; stir in pasta and cook for 1 minute. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid. Toss pasta in a large bowl with 1 tbsp of oil; set aside along with reserved liquid.

2). Place remaining oil in a large non-stick pan over high heat. Add basil, parsley, garlic and shallots; stir until fragrant (20 seconds). Add tomatoes and sauté until heated through (45 seconds). Remove from heat; stir in salt and pepper, then feta and shredded Parmesan. Add pasta and toss gently, adding reserved liquid if needed to moisten.

3.) Mound on platter or individual plates and sprinkle with pine nuts and shaved Parmesan.

PS: Wheat free/Gluten free pasta is available at Publix foods and most health food stores.

Worth Watching~

"Barbara is on the move.

A new and upcoming online entrepreneur to keep an eye on in the months ahead would be Mrs. Barbara Pinyan. She has enthusiastically dived into the world of Online Network Marketing and is charting her course and ownership on the internet. She is building alliances with those in the business world so that she can offer the very best business resources and job opportunities available online.

Her personality reflects the love, ambition, and care for others as often seen in the deep South and will only carry over to whatever business venture she is involved with. Her new and upcoming site will be available around July at the latest. It will have everything you need to choose the business right for you or resources you can use to help you manage the business you already have. You can keep track of her work and life experiences through her blog at http://mlm-success101.blogspot.com."

I love Barbara's energy!

Hope you are having a Mighty May ~

Bea Kunz