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An Incredible Snack – Bettina Style

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

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We discovered an unbelievable snack as we roamed the country looking for families/individuals wanting to use their houses for bed & breakfast.

It is basically popcorn, but such popcorn should be the food of the gods.

First – in a saucepan, preferably glass i.e. A Corning pot – put one cup organic turbinado sugar and one cup water with a little piece of organic ginger root.  Bring this to a boil and let it summer until you have reached 240 degrees on a candy thermometer.  Don’t stir this – even when you first put in the water and sugar just let it heat up and bubble, it does not need you to do anything to it, especially stirring.

Second – in a hot air popcorn popper, put the requisite amount of organic unpopped corn and plug it in. Let the popcorn popper work until almost all of the popcorn is popped.  If you don’t have a hot air popcorn popper use a kettle popper or whatever you have.  We use the hot air popcorn popper because it does not take any oil to pop.  Hot air does the trick.

Third – let the syrup cook a bit and then carefully pour the sugar syrup over the popcorn.

Fourth – Let this cool

Fifth – melt organic chocolate and/or cacao either in a double boiler or carefully in a glass pot on top of the stove.  If you use just the pot and not a double boiler, don’t leave the chocolate while it is melting.  Someone else who tried this put equal amounts of chocolate and organic heavy cream letting the chocolate melt and stirring until the two were well mixed.  That might be an option for you, we have not tried this way of melting and adding chocolate to the popcorn.

Sixth – This is best done with semi-sweet chocolate – we used semi-sweet organic chocolate chips and threw in about 1/3 organic peanut butter chips – just because we were getting carried away with ourselves.

Seventh – Once the chocolate is melted – let it cool a bit and very carefully sprinkle this over your popcorn – which is now covered with the sugar syrup and has cooled to become hardened.  The chocolate is the second layer and once it cools and hardens again your popcorn is ready to eat.

It is best eaten lukewarm.  Don’t expect to have any left.  We demolished  a huge amount in minutes and more had to be made.

Eighth – this is good with or without the organic peanut butter chips.  The piece of ginger root which you put into the pot with the sugar and water gives a wonderful under taste, which many people will not be able to identify because we are not accustomed to the taste of real, organic ginger root.  It is a powerfully hot ingredient.  Not temperature hot, but spicy hot.  Using just a small piece will not bring up the spicy heat, but will give a nice taste to the popcorn.

Let us know how you liked this dish.

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One More Time in Dracut

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

                              Come help us empty the house!!  

          Saturday, May 25th from 10am-4pm

                                         Lovely possibilities –

Many desks, chairs, long tables, file cabinets, tons that could be used to start a school, great for a rental co, chairs for a wedding and more.

Basketball hoop – large, sturdy and very good.

Beautiful Oriental-style carpets – barely used, purchased from Jordan Furniture about 7 years ago.

Come and see and buy from a carefully edited selection of items accumulated by one family over some  7-8 years, so most things are fairly new and very well cared for.

           8 Presidential Circle, Dracut, MA. 01826.

You will find bark paintings from Kenya which tell of the traditional life of the people of Kenya.

You will see an elegant and very large chandelier for sale – iron and crystal – delicate and perfect for that entrance foyer.

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beautiful iron and crystal chandelier

 

 

 

 

Some crystal – some gold rimmed china dishes – many lamps – and a room for just sitting and enjoying which could be purchased intact to be removed to your home to create a similar environment.  All worked out for you with the right drapes – chairs – lamps – tables – pictures and more.  Who could ask for better!

Drapes which will keep you from ordering those custom drapes into five figures – one pair long enough for windows two stories high and still in beautiful condition – in a very neutral color to fit any decor. – Window shades very soft with off white color and horizontal pleats which are not quite pleats, but beautifully rushed shades – wooden windows to fit a contemporary home in condition good enough to be transferred for their windows to your windows.  Bring your window measurements.  Beautiful custom cornices, well made and also in a condition good enough to just transfer to your windows.

Elegant home - beautiful drapes

Elegant home – beautiful drapes

 

A brown leather sofa, plus other sofas which just might be what you need for that empty space.

And tables to match everything – glass and brass – glass and wood – inlaid wood – marquetry round tables with lamps to upscale any space.

 

 

 

 

Endless desks for a school

Endless desks for a school

A round mirror for that hard to deal with space, tall vases with some over 3 feet

– and much more for those decorator touches that don’t cost a decorators budget.

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And in the basement – start your own business with desks, tables, chairs, filing cabinets, safes, a gurney of all things – conference tables, and much of what is needed to start a School, but which can be transferred to your office.

Need furniture for that new space in your office you have looked at but haven’t done anything about?  There is a little of everything in that basement.  Well kept, clean and ready for use, including chafing dishes and other serving pieces one would use in an office for entertaining

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Endless desks for a school

 

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             Directions to Dracut, Massachusetts

     Try Mapquest.com and  put in the address from which you are coming.

Basically, the address follows:

Take I-93-N toward Lawrence.Concord. N. H.

Take the Rt.-110/RT-113 exit 46 toward Lawrence/Dracut

Enter next roundabout and take the 3rd exit onto RT-113 W/RT-110 W/Lowell Street

RT-113 W/RT-110 W/Lowell St becomes RT-110W

Turn right onto Wheeler Street

Take the 1st left onto Lowell St

Lowell Street becomes Methuen Street

Turn right onto Presidential Circle

to 8 Presidential Circle.

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Job Possibility for Java Programmer

Friday, May 10th, 2013

We are looking for someone who knows java and is interested in putting together new, different, forward moving programs.  It would be great if the same person works with html5, PHP, etc.  All for the web and database management  and search systems.

Begins part time, can turn into a great full time position with a fast moving company trying to be on the cutting edge.

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Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

We need – appraisers, consultants, design/stagers, strategic advisers, musicians, artists, writers, researchers, beautiful people.

Email us at bettinanetwork@comcast.net and tell us about yourself and how you think you can contribute to our growth worldwide – or local is fine too!

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Volunteer with Bettina Network Foundation, inc. to work estate sales; to help move items from one home to another; to contribute your ideas on how we can better use our resources in this effort to relieve and eliminate homelessness and poverty. We also need photographers; designers; and more. However much or little time you have, we are grateful.

Send your event information to be included in Bettina Network’s Menu of Events to: bettina-network@comcast.net

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