TakeAnother5 Podcast Episode #42 - Author Donna Jodhan
Section 1: Kitchen Corner:
Section 2: TakeAnother5 With Technology:
Section 3: The 5 Minute Mystery:
Section 4: In The End Zone With The Entrepreneur:
Section 5: Staying Ahead of Bullies and Scams:
Show Notes 1:
Donna first gives thanks to her audience, and especially to those who have signed up for the monthly care package.
Donna introduces herself describing her amazing talents as a blogger, author, audio mystery writer, advocate , and law student living in Toronto.
She then describes her passion in bringing the show to her audience, and informs her audience on how she simply enjoys what she does and lots more.
Donna informs her audience on her love for Canada, and informs them that Canada is celebrating its 150th birthday and encourages her audience to attend the celebration.
Donna describes the show as being a cutting corner and time saver, and solving problem poppers which promises her audience to help us manage every day life stress.
Anything from doing household chores; such as keeping bathrooms, kitchen counters, laundry rooms, and dressers organized while dreaming of becoming your own successful boss.
Donna also tells her audience that in the midst of all of this how we also need to deal with scams from email messages and phone calls and then goes on to mention how we can be easily bullied because people simply want to pressure us in to things that we do not want to do.
Additionally, she talks about how easy it is for us to simply give in to those situations; not to mention the stress of demanding kids, blaring horns, and bosses and supervisors, and how all of these factors contribute to sleepless nights and stressful days not to mention those persistent text messages.
Donna then describes how the show is going to help her audience in the following five sections:
Section 1: Kitchen Corner for the busy mom, house wife, and professional on the go.
Section 2: TakeAnother5 With Technology for the one who needs it to help them cut corners.
Section 3: Time Savers and Problem Poppers designed to help you save time for tasks in the home.
Section 4: In the End Zone with The Entrepreneur which is Meant for you to realize your dream in becoming your own boss.
Section 5: Staying Ahead of Scams and Bullies which is meant to help you to prevent scams, and to stop the bullying and bullies.
This week's question and brain teaser is: What is one of your favourite childhood memories? It could be anything from memories with your parents, and or siblings.
Segment 1: Kitchen Corner
Donna starts off this segment by thanking her food provider "Mamma Melanie Peach."
The audience is informed that this section has two recipes, including a bonus recipe and you can pick up this bonus at: http://www.donnajodhan.com/takeanother5.html.
In this week's podcast, Donna informs us that the recipe comes from the dessert category.
The recipe this week is Cheery Vinella Tryful.
To hear this recipe and learn how to make this delicious meal listen to this episode at: http://www.donnajodhan.com/takeanother5.html.
The bonus recipe comes to you this week from the cooking for two category.
This weeks bonus recipe is Beef Chow Mein.
To pick up this recipe visit: http://www.donnajodhan.com/takeanother5.html.
Segment 2: Take Another 5 With Technology
This week, Donna informs her audience on an app called The Practice Looper App, which you can download at the app store.
This app is for the musician in mind.
It is an app which allows you to loop a section of a song you wish to practice.
This app also allows you to slow down the speed of the music. The app also allows you to change the pitch with out changing the tempo.
Segment 3: Time Savers and Problem Poppers
In this segment Donna informs her audience on ways in which one can save time and use problem poppers.
Donna informs us that you can get the full article if you subscribe to the bonus section.
The article this week features 27 cleaners for every service and occasion.
Donna informs us that many of these cleaners can be used in multiple places.
She informs us that these cleaners have been assigned to particular areas for easier reference such as the bathroom.
For more information on this article, and to find out more, visit: http://www.donnajodhan.com/takeanother5.html.
Segment 4: In The End Zone With The Entrepreneur
Donna informs us on her experience of being an entrepreneur, from her own experiences and through her friends and colleagues.
Donna also informs us that if you go to: http://www.donnajodhan.com/takeanother5.html, sign up for the bonus section, and then she will give you 10 minutes of her time to consult with you about being an entrepreneur to run your own business featured in this week's topic.
This week Donna informs her audience on starting top businesses for teens.
One top business idea Donna informs us is to have your teen sign up to be a gulf caddy for golfers.
Another business your teen can get in to is working in a deli.
Visit: http://www.donnajodhan.com/takeanother5.html, sign up for this bonus, and Donna will give you 10 minutes of her time to consult with you to start these types of businesses.
Segment 5: Bullies and Scams
This segment is divided in to two parts.
The first part talks about the scam of the week.
Donna talks to us about this week's scam which is about an offer for you to order by phone.
A live person calls you offering a real good product. Such a product can be for you to purchase pots, or anything that appeals to you.
You are asked for your name, address, and credit information.
Donna informs us to ignore the phone, and ignore the offer no matter how appealing it might be to you.
Donna informs us to simply hang up the call because if you don't the person and or hacker will expose your information, and then you are done for.
In the second part Donna once again talks about animals being bullied, as a listener wanted to be confirmed that animals are actually bullied. Donna confirms to us that this is indeed true.
This is considered bullying.
Donna informs us that this type of bullying happens to animals. So just take note and be aware.Ending Segment:
In this section the audience is informed that the show is going to take an easier approach for the audience to visit the bonuses, subscribe, and listen to the podcast. Visit: http://www.donnajodhan.com/takeanother5.html.
This brings us to the end of this week's podcast. Thanks for listening.
Show Notes 2:
1:14, Learn who Donna is and that Canada has a 150th birthday this year.
1:50, Who is TakeAnother5 for?
4:06, what segments you will find in this podcast.
6:30, Donna thanks her Producer:
7:06, Donna thanks her new marketer and technical support person.
8:00, this week’s brain teaser is to help you get in the spirit of the podcast. “What is one of your favorite childhood memories?”
09:04, TakeAnother5 Kitchen Corner
Download this week’s exclusive bonus recipe via the link Donna shares at the end of the episode
11:05, Cherry vanilla truffle ingredients
12:10, Cherry vanilla truffle instructions
15:14, TakeAnother5 With Technology
17:00, TakeAnother5 Time Savers and Problem Poppers
Learn more in this weeks bonus, visit the link shared at the end of this episode.
18:30, “27 recipes for every surface and occasion”
23:00, TakeAnother5 In The End Zone With The entrepreneur
10 minutes exclusively with Donna, learn how to get access to yours free via the link mentioned at the end of this episode.
24:20, This week’s topic is top business ideas for teens.
27:10, TakeAnother5 Beat the bullies and scams
27:40, This week’s scam is talking about an “offer to order via phone.” Listen to this weeks episode for important information to look out for.
29:25, Can animals bully each other?
Learn more in Donna’s Campaign Against bullying, (Cab)
The special announcement can be heard at 31:43.
Download this week’s bonuses
Conclusion and Contact Information
If you enjoyed this weeks episode, and would like to get in contact with Donna, then you can do so with any of the following contact methods.
Note: Many of these cleaners can be used in multiple places, but we've assigned them to particular areas for easy reference.
For a heavy-duty toilet scrub that deodorizes while it cleans, pour ½ cup of baking soda and about 10 drops of tea tree essential oil into the toilet. Add ¼ cup of vinegar to the bowl and scrub away while the mixture fizzes. For daily cleaning, fill a small spray bottle with vinegar (about 1 cup should do it) and a few drops of an essential oil of your choosing (lemon and tea tree both work well). Spray on the toilet seats, let it sit for a few minutes, and then wipe the surface clean.
2. Tub and Shower
Tubs and showers can produce some of the toughest grime, but it’s no match for the cleaning power of vinegar. To get rid of mildew, spray pure white vinegar on the offending area, let it sit for at least 30 minutes, and then rinse with warm water (don’t be afraid to use a sponge if rinsing doesn’t clear away the grossness on its own). Alternatively, try mixing together baking soda with a bit of liquid castile soap, then scrub and rinse.
For daily cleaning or to get rid of soap scum, mix 1 part water with 1 part vinegar (and a few drops of essential oils if you’re not into the smell of vinegar) in a spray bottle. Spray, let it sit for at least several minutes, and then wipe away.
3. DisinfectantSkip the bleach and make a homemade germ-killer instead. Just mix 2 cups of water, 3 tablespoons of liquid soap, and 20-30 drops of tea tree oil. Voila!
4. Air Freshener
Defeat less-visible bathroom “uncleanliness” with this homemade, non-toxic air freshener. All you need is baking soda, your favorite essential oil, and an old jar with a lid you don’t mind poking holes in (follow the link for full instructions).
5. Hand Soap
Once you’re done cleaning the bathroom, it’s time to make yourself clean (or at least your hands). To make a non-toxic, foaming hand soap, mix together liquid castile soap and water (and an essential oil if you feel like it) in a foaming soap dispenser. Fill about one fifth of the bottle with soap, then top it off with water.Kitchen
For a simple, all-purpose counter cleaner, mix together equal parts vinegar and water in a spray bottle. If your countertop is made from marble, granite, or stone, skip the vinegar (its acidity is no good for these surfaces) and use rubbing alcohol or the wondrous power of vodka instead.
7. Cutting Boards
Talk about non-toxic: All that’s needed to clean and sanitize cutting boards (wood or plastic) is… a lemon! Cut it in half, run it over the surfaces, let sit for ten minutes, and then rinse away. If you need some serious scrubbing power, sprinkle some coarse or Kosher salt over the board, and then rub with ½ a lemon.
To clean stubborn, caked-on food out of the oven, just heat the over to 125 degrees and grab your spray bottle of vinegar (see “countertops” above). Once the oven is warm, spray the caked-on stuff until it’s lightly damp and then pour salt directly onto the affected areas. Turn off the oven, let it cool, and then use a wet towel to scrub away at the mess. If that doesn’t cut it, follow the same instructions but try use baking soda in place of salt (just let it sit for a few minutes before scrubbing).
9. Garbage Disposal
This one is so cool. Pour 1 cup of vinegar into an ice cube tray and top off the slots with water. Once they’re frozen, toss a few down the disposal and let it run — doing so should remove any food that was stuck to the blades.
It’s easy to overlook the microwave while cleaning, but man can it get gross in there. To combat the gunk, pour some vinegar into a small cup and mix in a little lemon juice (exact amounts don’t really matter). Put the cup in the microwave, let the microwave run for 2 minutes, and leave the door closed for several more minutes. Finally, open the door and simply wipe down all the sides with a warm cloth or sponge — no scrubbing required!
11. Sink Drain
To unclog a stuffed-up drain, start by boiling about 2 cups of water. Pour ½ cup of baking soda into the drain, and then add the water while it’s still nice and hot. If that doesn’t do the trick, follow the baking soda with ½ cup of vinegar, cover it up tightly (a pot lid should work nicely), wait until the fizzing slows down (when baking soda and vinegar come in contact, they’ll react by fizzing) and then add one gallon of boiling water.
12. Pan De-Greaser
To cut through the grime on frying pans, simply apply some salt (no water necessary) and scrub vigorously.
13. Cast-Iron Pans
Kitchen professionals are pretty against using soap, steel wool, or dishwashers to clean cast-iron pans. Luckily, there’s an alternative way to tackle cast-iron grossness: combine olive oil and a teaspoon of coarse salt in the pan. Scrub with a stiff brush, rinse with hot water, and you’re done!
14. Dishwasher Detergent
If you’re lucky enough to have a dishwasher, simply mix together 1 cup of liquid castile soap and 1 cup of water (2 teaspoons of lemon juice optional) in a quart-size glass jar. Add some of this mixture to one detergent compartment of the dishwasher, and fill the other compartment with white vinegar.
15. Dish Soap
If washing dishes by hand, simply combine 1 cup of liquid castile soap and 3 tablespoons water (a few drops of essential oil optional) in a bottle of your choice. Shake well and use like you would any other dish soap.
16. Refrigerator Cleaner
To clean what is perhaps the toughest of all kitchen "gross spots," reach for the baking soda. Add about ½ cup of the white stuff to a bucket of hot water. Dip a clean rag in the mixture and use it to wipe down the fridge’s insides.
For serious disinfectant power, mix ½ cup baking soda, 1 teaspoon castile soap, and ½ teaspoon hydrogen peroxide. Use a cloth to apply the mixture to a wet surface, scrub, and then rinse thoroughly.
18. Laundry Detergent
It’s tough to come by homemade laundry detergents that don’t use Borax, but give this one a try. The recipe calls for glycerin soap, washing soda, baking soda, citric acid, and coarse salt. For full instructions, follow the link!
19. Fabric Softener
Skip the liquid fabric softener and make clothes nice and snuggly the non-toxic way. Make a big batch of softener by adding 20-30 drops of the essential oil of your choice to a one-gallon jug of white vinegar. Add 1/3 cup to each laundry load (just be sure to shake the mixture prior to each use).
20. Laundry "Scenter"To add a fresh, clean scent to laundry, make a sachet stuffed with your favorite dried herbs (lavender, peppermint, and lemon verbena are all great options). Toss it in the dryer while it’s in use, and voila: customized, non-toxic scent!
21. BleachFor a nontoxic laundry bleach alternative, add some lemon juice to the rinse cycle.
For a simple, effective tile floor cleaner, simply combine one part white vinegar with two parts warm water in a bucket. Use a mop or rag to scrub down the floors with the solution. No need to rinse off! (Note: this one’s not recommended for wood floors).
To scrub down walls, mix ¼ cup white vinegar with 1 quart warm water, then use a rag to scrub those walls down. To remove black marks, simply scrub at the spot with a little bit of baking soda.
24. Windows and Mirrors
For an all-purpose window cleaner, combine 1 part white vinegar with 4 parts water (feel free to add some lemon juice if you’re feeling citrusy), then use a sponge or rag to scrubaway.
25. Furniture Polish
For an all-purpose furniture polish, combine ¼ cup vinegar with ¾ cup olive oil and use a soft cloth to distribute the mixture over furniture. For wood furniture (or as an alternative to the first recipe), combine ¼ cup lemon juice with ½ cup olive oil, then follow the same procedure.
26. Silver Cleaner
Put silver utensils and jewelry back to good use the non-toxic way. Line a sink or bucket with aluminum foil, lay out the silver on top of the aluminum, and pour in boiling water, 1 cup of baking soda, and a pinch of salt. Let it sit for several minutes and watch as — like magic — the tarnish disappears! Note: If you’re concerned about immersing a particular item, simply rub it with toothpaste and a soft cloth, rinse it with warm water, and allow it air to dry.
27. Wood Cleaner
Clean varnished wood by combining 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of white vinegar, and a quart of warm water in a spray bottle. Spray onto wood and then dry with a soft cloth. (Note: Since olive oil can leave behind some (slippery) residue, this one might not be the best option for wood floors.) Note: We've done our absolute best to provide the best information possible, but since we haven't tried every single one of these solutions in every possible cleaning situation, we can't vouch for them 100 percent. If you try a recipe and encounter any difficulties, let us know!
Originally published by: http://greatist.com/health/27-chemical-free-products-diy-spring-cleaning.
4 teaspoons cornstarch
In a bowl, combine the cornstarch, sugar, soy sauce and garlic. Add the beef and toss to coat. In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry the beef in oil until no longer pink; remove and keep warm. Reduce heat to medium. Add the vegetables and broth; stir-fry for 4 minutes. Return beef to the pan; cook and stir for 2 minutes, or until heated through. Serve over noodles or rice. Makes 2 servings.
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Author Donna Jodhan