Indonesian Javanese Christians attend Christmas eve mass at Ganjuran church on December 24, 2013 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. ...

Indonesian Javanese Christians attend Christmas eve mass at Ganjuran church on December 24, 2013 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. ...

Indonesians attend a traditional Javanese Christmas mass in Klaten, Central Java. Photo: 25 December

In pictures: Christmas celebrations

Indonesians attend a traditional Javanese Christmas mass in Klaten, Central Java. Photo: 25 December

Indonesian Javanese Christians children perform traditional dance during the Rainwater ritual known as ‘Ngunduh Hujan’ as part of community of slope mount merapi celebrate Christmas on December 25, 2013 in Klaten, Central Java, Indonesia. The ritual is performed to grateful for the blessing of rain water that has been given by nature to the community of slope mount merapi for decades.

Indonesian Javanese Christians children perform traditional dance during the Rainwater ritual known as ‘Ngunduh Hujan’ as part of community of slope mount merapi celebrate Christmas on December 25, 2013 in Klaten, Central Java, Indonesia. The ritual is performed to grateful for the blessing of rain water that has been given by nature to the community of slope mount merapi for decades.

1/2 this recipe... make with pot stickers from trader joes and white rice. Check white rice by tilting pot and seeing if water is absorbed (not stirring).

Korean Style Short Ribs (Crock Pot)

1/2 this recipe... make with pot stickers from trader joes and white rice. Check white rice by tilting pot and seeing if water is absorbed (not stirring).

Leonard's malasadas recipe, making this for our new years eve Hawaiian dinner!

Leonard's Bakery's Hawaii Malasadas

Peppermint Salt Scrub 1 cup sea salts (I like to use a combination of coarse and fine salts)    3-4 tablespoons almond oil (or enough to coat the salt)     1 tablespoon dried peppermint    several drops peppermint oil    Chai Sugar Scrub    1/2 cup raw cane sugar    20 dried cardamom seeds, ground in a mortar and pestle    1 tablespoon grated ginger    2 tablespoons coconut oil     1-2 tablespoons cocoa butter (or other oil)    Store scrubs in air-and water-tight containers.

Peppermint Salt Scrub 1 cup sea salts (I like to use a combination of coarse and fine salts) 3-4 tablespoons almond oil (or enough to coat the salt) 1 tablespoon dried peppermint several drops peppermint oil Chai Sugar Scrub 1/2 cup raw cane sugar 20 dried cardamom seeds, ground in a mortar and pestle 1 tablespoon grated ginger 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1-2 tablespoons cocoa butter (or other oil) Store scrubs in air-and water-tight containers.

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