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July 2015

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The Albemarle Tradewinds merges your business into printed and social media. A retired educator and veteran, Cooke has become an advocate for renewed patriotism, and a critic of poverty in our region. “If many politicians have become more the problem than the solution,” states Cooke, “then good people are encouraged to speak-up, step-up, and fix the mess.” FOOD, POLITICS, AND ISIS…A SURVIVAL GUIDE by C.L. Cooke Once you read the article, please complete the survey at the end. Just follow directions. FOOD - Your daily meal might be contaminated. Much of our US grown foods are sent to China for processing and packaging, and then shipped back to us for consumption. The sanitary conditions in China and other overseas processors are often filthy enough to make one throw up. Imported chicken, ham, and pond raised fish are consumed at restaurants daily. Baby food, dog food, and salmonella infected products have been pulled off the shelf in the past. RECOMMENDATION: Buy locally grown foods and cook it at home. Check labels at the market to confirm if a product is “imported by”, “prepared for”, or “packed by” as these are warning signs of potential health risks associated with imported foods and multiple handlers. BUY AMERICAN. POLITICS – The State of our Union is not healthy. Many voters do not trust politicians or what government tells us. Requests by citizens under FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) are being denied and systematically stonewalled by the Obama Administration. Transparency is political deception, and the strategy of lie, deny, and the truth be damned has recently been successful at all levels of elections. RECOMMENDATION: Vote, defeat any candidate who has served two terms or more, and become better informed on issues. Do not trust what you hear, but rather what you discover. ISIS and the terrorist threat – There is not much to make me feel secure that our country is safe. ISIS is planning to smuggle a nuke through Mexico. The Mexican border is open to all. The Obama Administration has weakened our military and has made many decisions to betray our trust. ISIS, Iran and the Muslim jihadists are openly sworn to annihilate the infidel, the Great Satan (USA) and Satan (Israel). RECOMMENDATION: In 2016, elect a President committed to strengthening our military, guiding the USA toward energy independence, securing our borders, and reenergizing our economy where the quality of life is improved for all good folks. Just isolate the Muslim groups to areas where they kill each other on a daily basis. Their hatred for Christians may be second to their sectarian hatred where Shiite versus Sunni and other radicals butcher each other, car-bomb a market square, and enslave their women. C.L. Cooke with assistance from Mia, Julian, and Eric. Survey: Which concerns you most about the future? 1. Illness from eating imported foods. 2. DC gridlock and corrupt politicians 3. Terrorist attack in America. Comments? E-Mail to *** To take the survey, go to and click the poll button along the top menu - or just go to 20 Albemarle Tradewinds July 2015

Sweet Summer On A Plate By Rosie Hawthorne It’s summer time and the eatin’ is easy. If you have a garden, run out there and pick a zucchini, a squash, and a cucumber and you’ll have the fixin’s for a delicious, light, refreshing salad that I know once you make it, you’ll keep on making it. This would be an excellent fresh salad to take to a Fourth of July party. It’s a wonderfully delicate salad that pairs the best of summer vegetables with the nutty nuance of pearled barley, all dressed in a tangy mayo and fresh herb dressing. Barley, Zuke, Cuke, and Squash Salad 3/4 cup barley, cooked according to package directions and cooled 1 young zucchini, cut into ¼-inch dice 1 young squash, cut into ¼-inch dice 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded if needed, and cut into ¼-inch dice (If you’re using older squash and zucchini, you will need to peel them.) Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and drop in diced zucchini and squash. Cook for 30 seconds. Pour into a colander and spray cold water over to stop the cooking. You want your vegetables al dente, not al mushe. When the squash and zucchini are cool, add to the barley along with the cucumber. Parts - Sales - Service Since 1927 Used Auto Parts We buy junk + Wrecked Cars Cars Used Auto Parts Part Locating Service Dressing: 1/2 cup mayonnaise 3 TB rice vinegar Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste 1 TB fresh parsley, chopped 2 TB fresh dill, chopped Serving suggestion: Serve in a lettuce wrap. 1 TB fresh basil, chopped 2 tsp fresh tarragon, if desired, chopped (I have it in my herb garden so I use it.) Mix all together and pour over barley mixture. Toss to mix well. 810 Sawyer St (Behind Salvation Army) Elizabeth City (252) 338-0817 Light and packed with fresh flavors, this salad is herbalicious goodness at its best. This is a lovely, delicate salad that packs a punch in both texture and flavor. You’ve got the crispness of the veggies, the chewiness of the barley, the creaminess of the dressing. You’ve got the tart of the vinegar and the freshness of the herbs. In most every bite, you taste the parsley, but in some bites you get more of the dill, and every now and then, you get a hint of tarragon, and that’s all you want - just enough to tease. Parts - Sales - Service Since 1927 For more recipes and tours through Rosie’s Garden, visit me at The Treasure Hunter “Don’t do it... without checking with me first” Milton Sawyer 252-722-6078 Cash Buyer Gold & Silver Jewelry & Coins Your local computer repair store. From Laptop Repair to virus removal we do it all. Located in Elizabeth City NC. 252-562-0987 Did you know the Albemarle Tradewinds is located in more than 200 locations in NENC and Chesapeake? Albemarle Tradewinds July 2015 21