Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Wednesday Women: My Mom: "Food is what brings us all together."

Almost home for the holidays...

One of my favorite memories of the holidays is when my Mom came to visit me in Los Angeles. 

Click to watch this episode as I share what it was like growing up with an Italian Mom who was also a cook.  

"Food is what brings us all together."

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Travel Tuesday: Don't Forget Those That Can't Go Home.

On one of the busiest travel days of the year – Not everyone goes home for Thanksgiving. Don't forget those that can't go home….

Thousands of uniformed men and women can't return home for Thanksgiving this year. As Americans, we have to take pause to make sure our service members know we're thinking of them and are grateful for their sacrifices.  
Thank our Armed Forces and their families for their sacrifices by signing the USO's card this Thanksgiving.  Show Your Support!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Media Monday: KRUSING AMERICA Semi-Finalist for the Courier Awards!

The Courier Awards mission is to discover new screenwriting talent and emerging filmmakers. Semi -finalists for Short Films. Advancing to the next round of judging includes KRUSING AMERICA, Created, Produced and Directed by Linda Kruse.

Finalists: November 28, 2015 
Winners: December 12, 2015

Congratulations KRUSING AMERICA! 

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Saturday Study: Every Thanksgiving Recipe You Could Ever Need!

From turkeys (you kind of need one) to cocktails (you definitely need one) and everything in-between...20 TURKEYS and then some from Epicurious!

Garlic-Aioli Roasted Turkey with Lemon-Parsley Au Jus BY KATHERINE SACKS

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Friday, November 20, 2015

FOOD MATTERS: The Organic Effect why eating organic is really important!

Their whole world changed with just one single documentary (shown below). We often get asked: Is eating organic food really important? In short, yes! Here's a super short film called The Organic Eeffect to show you why!

Now Imagine what 4 mind-blowing films could do for you?


Get more out of life, help those you love, and start living the life of your dreams! The time is now to come together and create lasting, life-altering change. Discover a healthier you.


Save your spot already, prepare yourself for plenty of 'a-ha!' moments, an immediate desire to improve your surroundings, your daily routine, and your diet, and grab a fresh notebook for the abundance of health tips heading your way!

You can invite your friends and family by sharing this link

Come and join all of us as we kickstart a worldwide health revolution straight from the comfort of your own home!

Sign up to FMTV LIVE today.

It all kicks off this Friday, November 20th. With so much amazing information to share we'll be hitting the ground running, so don't miss out!

See you in there!
James Colquhoun & Laurentine ten Bosch
Filmmakers 'Food Matters' & 'Hungry For Change'

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Wednesday Women: Bi-lingual Sweetheart to the Rescue at Gate A-4

As some of you know, I was born in Italy to an American Father and Italian Mother. I was raised in Europe so I come for a family that speaks English as a second or sometimes third language so I had to share this lovely story by Naomi Shihab Nye In the wake of all that is happening in the world – this could be my mom or yours or anyones…#Peace

Wandering around the Albuquerque Airport Terminal, after learning my flight had been delayed four hours, I heard an announcement: “If anyone in the vicinity of Gate A-4 understands any Arabic, please come to the gate immediately.” Well— one pauses these days. Gate A-4 was my own gate. I went there.
An older woman in full traditional Palestinian embroidered dress, just like my grandma wore, was crumpled to the floor, wailing. “Help,” said the flight agent. “Talk to her . What is her problem? We told her the flight was going to be late and she did this.”
I stooped to put my arm around the woman and spoke haltingly. “Shu-dow-a, shu-bid-uck, habibti? Stani schway, min fadlick, shu-bit-se-wee?” The minute she heard any words she knew, however poorly used, she stopped crying. She thought the flight had been cancelled entirely. She needed to be in El Paso for major medical treatment the next day. I said, “No, we’re fine, you’ll get there, just late, who is picking you up? Let’s call him.”
We called her son, I spoke with him in English. I told him I would stay with his mother till we got on the plane. She talked to him. Then we called her other sons just for the fun of it. Then we called my dad and he and she spoke for a while in Arabic and found out of course they had ten shared friends. Then I thought just for the heck of it why not call some Palestinian poets I know and let them chat with her? This all took up two hours.
She was laughing a lot by then. Telling about her life, patting my knee, answering questions. She had pulled a sack of homemade mamool cookies— little powdered sugar crumbly mounds stuffed with dates and nuts— from her bag and was offering them to all the women at the gate. To my amazement, not a single traveler declined one. It was like a sacrament. The traveler from Argentina, the mom from California, the lovely woman from Laredo— we were all covered with the same powdered sugar. And smiling. There is no better cookie.
Then the airline broke out free apple juice and two little girls from our flight ran around serving it and they were covered with powdered sugar too. And I noticed my new best friend— by now we were holding hands— had a potted plant poking out of her bag, some medicinal thing, with green furry leaves. Such an old country traveling tradition. Always carry a plant. Always stay rooted to somewhere.
And I looked around that gate of late and weary ones and thought, This is the world I want to live in. The shared world. Not a single person in that gate— once the crying of confusion stopped— seemed apprehensive about any other person. They took the cookies. I wanted to hug all those other women too.
Naomi Shihab Nay
This can still happen anywhere. Not everything is lost.
Gate A-4 By Naomi Shihab Nye from

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