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Guest Blogger, Iron Cook Carl

Welcome Iron Cook Carl from Iron Cook: American

Carl has not been blogging lately but his blog is still online and I use some of the recipes he has posted.
All the other guest bloggers are currently blogging but at the time I starting asking him to guest, he was still blogging regularly. Please visit his site but as I said, he no longer posts so I cannot guarantee he will respond to any comments however he has agreed as all guests do, to reply to comments here.

As always, it is a great honor for me to be able to have a guest blogger, especially one that in his own life is too busy to blog on his blog.
Readers, as a favor to me please show Iron Cook Carl the courtesy of leaving a comment. Thank you very much.


Everybody’s Body
My guest post is intended for adults (18 and over) but it is not dirty or gratuitously sexual. It does contain mature subject matter.
I believe most of Tom’s readers fall into the category of 18 and older.

Mr. Baker has been asking me for over a year to guest post for him. I like visiting his blog because of the interesting things he comes up with and his creativity, but with four children I was not so sure about adding my name to a site called Morning Erection. → Fast forward to today. I think I finally have something to say other than just posting a recipe or two and after all a morning erection is a normal bodily function. I mean he could have called it Monthly Menstruation. Perhaps a lot more people might take offense.

Anyway, I am grateful for the opportunity to share with his readers since I haven’t posted anything on my blog for a very long time. I’ve been out of work since June 2009. I am in the 99%; one of those out of work and who exhausted their unemployment. I didn’t know what to do with myself or for myself. Then one day I decided to go back to school thanks to my sister’s encouragement. Going back to school when I’m nearly 50 years old?

I have been giving massages to female friends since I was a teenager and it seemed like a field of study that would come easy for me. I found one of the best schools in the country for Massage Therapy and enrolled. I’m learning a lot and I have helped a lot of people with issues that I never thought I could. When I gave massages before, they were just relaxing Swedish massages but now I have learned about muscles and ligaments, the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system, blood flow and inflammation, brain chemistry and so much more. Now I can affect healing changes in people and I am loving every minute of it.

Everybody’s Body

PP&S Mobile Massage is the name of my business and I travel to offices and homes to give people their massages. One of the many things I have learned is massage is not something reserved only for wealthy individuals or for people who stay at a nice hotel with a spa or on a cruise ship and can afford to pamper themselves. Massage is an everyday necessity for normal health and well being. Everybody’s body needs to be massaged every day is the slogan for my business because it is true. My guest post is not an attempt to promote my business though. Most of Tom’s readers live no where near me and I still have yet to graduate anyway. I just wanted to give you some background before I got to the crux of this post.

One of the assignments for my Massage Theory class was to write a report and give it to the class as an oral report. I decided to do the report on erotic massage for husbands and wives – I’m one of those prudes who believe sex and the like are reserved for married folk. I know I’m in the minority but that’s my belief.

I received a 100 on the report. For someone afraid of public speaking and who was concerned about how the content of my report was going to be received I think it’s pretty good. The information in my report is for anyone to read of course, however it is directed towards unromantic husbands who need an idea to spice things up for their wife. You can get out of your rut and do something wonderful for your wonderful wife.

Snippets from my oral report: Erotic and Sensual Massage

Erotic massage incorporates techniques from other forms of massage therapy like Swedish to enhance sexual arousal or even promote sexual gratification. Some couples use erotic massage as foreplay as a prelude to sexual intercourse. Typically erotic massages concentrate on not the full body massage but the genitals and erogenous zones.

It seems that everyone is familiar with the term happy ending. The saying evolved from Asian female “masseuse’s” who would massage both male and female clients to orgasm. Generally in America, it is solely representative of males who have the massage complete with ejaculation and it is done in massage parlors. Erotic massage in the United States (except for Nevada), is illegal for professional massage therapists to perform and is considered prostitution whether a licensed therapist performs it or a masseuse carries out the act in a parlor.

Erotic massage between couples are perfectly legal as is most types of sexual contact between consenting adults. The sexual activities that go on behind the closed doors of a personal residence do not fall under the jurisdiction of law enforcement unless there has been a report of physical or mental harm.

There are two schools of thought as to where erotic massage originated. One school of thought believes erotic massage began in India because of the teachings of the Kama Sutra book. The other school has sensual massages originating from China. The Greeks and Romans were very hedonistic cultures and also incorporated massage into their everyday life. Hippocrates, a Greek physician and the father of modern medicine is quoted as stating, “A physician must be experienced in many things but assuredly also in rubbing.” Hippocrates believed all disease resulted from natural causes and rest, healthy food, exercise, massage, baths, friends and listening to music helped the body to heal itself.

Intimacy is important in a relationship and jumping right into sex is not intimate at all. Taking time to enjoy one another and each other’s body is an integral part of being intimate. Erotic massage can help achieve that closeness as long as the giver is not hurried. When giving an erotic massage it is extremely advantageous to take your time. The recipient of the massage will benefit by feeling like you enjoyed giving the massage as much as they enjoyed receiving. Humans have two basic instincts. One is survival and the other is procreation. We also have the need to be loved. We express our love in many ways but touching is most definitely one of them. It can be said that sex and our need for companionship encompasses both our survival instinct and our desire to procreate or carry on the species. It is natural then, that we would find the need to include sexual activity into the massage experience.

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Baked Chicken Italiano Recipe

DISCLAIMER: I am very sleepy and what appears on the computer screen before you may or may not be coherent.

It’s no secret that one of my favorite rooms at home is the kitchen. I feel very comfortable there and love to cook for those I love or care about or maybe even hate, but the latter has not happened! I don’t hate anybody anyway.

Back to the subject at hand. Cooking is perhaps my favorite hobby and having several people over for dinner tonight I thought I could post about the meal and leave a recipe. The chicken recipe is not mine. Iron Cook Carl who hasn’t posted in forever either is the creator of this recipe.

Tonight I am planning on cooking for eight. It’s kind of a big deal so I am going all out on some courses but for the main course I thought I would keep it simple with baked chicken. To start the meal off I am preparing a seafood bisque. Actually this is my first time preparing a bisque the correct French way. I still have to make it to the market to get the mushrooms. The soup is going to be a crab, lobster and mushroom bisque.

The second course is an radicchio and arugula salad with orange and grapefruit supremes and a lemon vinaigrette. The third course consists of the baked chicken Italiano (see recipe below), cous cous and broccoli rabe. Dessert is also a recipe I’m taking from Carl.

Blue Velvet Cake is a take on Red Velvet cake. It is exactly the same Paula Deen recipe I have been using myself and all he did was substitute red food coloring with blue. He made cupcakes for his kids in the shape of Blue’s paws from Blue’s Clues. I’m just making a four layer cake with loads and load and loads and loads of frosting!

Baked Chicken Italiano Recipe
courtesy of Iron Cook Carl

Emeril’s Essence Seasoning
5 garlic cloves
1 large onion cut in half
1-2 bottles of either Kraft or Wish Bone House Italian dressing
10 chicken quarters (free range, organic)

Keep leg and thighs attached. Clean chicken and remove skin if you prefer less fat in your diet. Season both sides of chicken with Emeril’s essence and place in large baking pan. Smash and remove the skin from the gloves of garlic. Cut onion in half and place in baking dish with garlic. Add Italian dressing to pan by pouring along sides not directly on chicken.

Place in 350 degree oven for at least an hour, until juices run clear or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Turn chicken at least once during baking. Carl says after the chicken is done he drains the dressing and returns the chicken to the oven to get crispy.

Don’t forget the bubbly!

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A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement

Recently (Christmas 2009), I came across a singer, Yolanda Adams. I inexplicably am drawn to her music now and I don’t even like gospel music. I heard her singing Christmas tunes in the car last year and was hooked. I went to my Facebook page today and there in the corner was an ad for In Performance at the White House tonight at 8:00 pm on PBS.

I decided to write about her because you might also be interested in someone who is genuinely a great songstress regardless of the genre of music they gravitate towards. Some people sound wonderful recorded with computers fixing all their errors and no talent voices, but she is the real deal. She sounds even better live. I also decided to write about this because it fulfills my daily requirement of posting Black History. The White House performance is a salute to the Civil Rights Movement. If you get the opportunity check out the broadcast. If you are interested in Yolanda but are unable to watch the show, you can go to YouTube and check out one of my favorite songs by her. I first heard it on Iron Cook American’s website. It’s a rather new site and he asked me to promote it. Give him a visit.

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