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Erta Ale Ethiopian Restaurant

Wheaton, Maryland

The food was so good I couldn't stop myself from eating it all!

So I'm turning around in the parking lot to go home and work, and then I see it through the back widow of my car.  It’s an Ethiopian Restaurant.  I was just about to leave the parking lot, but instead park, feed the meter (very important) and go in the coffee shop.  I tell the lady behind the counter who doesn't speak English "your sign said lunch special". 

 A gentleman comes out and motions me up the ramp to the restaurant.  There I ask a gentleman in the empty restaurant if they have a lunch special and he gives me a menu.  I look over the various dishes and pick out two and ask for clarification.  The owner is a very nice gentleman who gives very helpful and courteous service.  I explain I want lentils and collards and a little beef.  He clarified with another gentleman twice that I wanted vegetables and meat on the same plate and to go.

It took less than 1/2 hour to get my take out meal.  In that time we talked and it was explained the restaurant is named for Erta Ale, and how this volcano is active and magma is continuously flowing.  I jokingly asked is that how hot my food will be?  I was graciously served water while I waited and the check was presented in a nice folder.















When I got home and opened the clamshell there was a lot of beef stewed in berebere sauce, on a bed of injera, with the injera wrapped around it.   The Injera was fresh and moist and not at all sour.  The injera separated the vegetables, green collards, cabbage, yellow lentils and red lentils in berber sauce, and green salad. This was all for under $12 and I am hooked.

I'm thinking this is enough for at least two meals.  The vegetables were so good i couldn't stop myself and wolfed them down.  I tasted the beef and it was tender and tasty.  It was not real hot, just a little spicy, and flavorful and definitely not boring.  I kept trying to stop eating but it was too good!  It took me four tries to finally stop and all that is left is a little Injera I hope will absorb that last teaspoon of sauce from the beef.

The restaurant itself is bright and inviting. It’s only been open 5 months.  The shiny New Year’s 2016 banner is still up along with a Happy Valentine Banner. It has a full service bar and a wine bar and lovely linen tablecloths.  There is a little stage where they bring in Live Music Fridays and Saturdays at 9 pm.

The owner says he hopes to do wine and cheese with the wine bar, and also that area for more formal dining.  He also wants to be a community gathering place, hence the coffee bar, near the entrance.  He explained he wants to feed not only the body but the spirit and help foster community.  He used as an example sponsoring authors reading their works for the National Novel Month last November.  He has plans for other community gatherings.

The air in the restaurant is fragrant and light and pleasant.  There was lovely soft piano music playing, contributing to the delightful atmosphere.  As I thanked my gracious host when leaving, I let him know I will be back.

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Once you have your art created, you go to SPOONFLOWER and join.  It is free.  This North Carolina, USA based company specializes in helping both artists and individuals get their designs printed and out to the public without charging ridiculous ‘up-front’ fees and forcing you to purchase thousands of dollars of your own design and warehouse it at additional cost.

After you join, you are invited to upload your designs which are then made available on the website after you approve a ‘proof’ sample.  This proof is a small swatch that you buy so you can see what your colors and design look like in person.  This cost is minimal and you do not have to get a second proof if you don’t want to.

  

.........  Philippians 1:9-10 “And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent.”

Whether you choose the ‘Peace Rose’, the ‘Queen Elizabeth’ or the incomparable ‘Madame Alfred Carriere’, many people have found success by using a simple liquid fertilizer which will help to bring their roses into full bloom. They then select the best blooms and harvest the mature rose hips at the end of the season to plant and propagate and eventually sell the beautiful plants. Other people, primarily those who are growing roses for the therapeutic uses of the valuable rose hip, or who are making natural perfumes and salves from the rose petals, swear that a ‘manure tea’ is the best food for roses.

 There are only a few things you should know before you buy and start growing your first rose bush. Adequate sunshine is essential to ensure healthy growth and big blooms, and a simple gardening guide like my personal favorite, 'Simply Roses: The Ultimate Guide',will help you get started on the ‘Rose Road’ to beauty and health.

If you're looking for a patio rose bush, one that will be happy in a container, you should visit a local garden store and select a variety like the ‘Ginger Nut’ or ‘Raspberry Royale’ that will produce beautifully.  The best method to ensure you end up with something that lets you enjoy the beauty without the hassle is by looking for these things:

Make sure your rose bush is actually a patio variety and not a baby plant that will overwhelm you in a few short years.
Ensure your rose bush has six to eight hours of sun.  If you grow tomatoes, plant your roses next to them to make certain they get what they need.  (Hint..the rose blossoms will attract bees to your tomato plants so you will get more tomatoes!)
Any good garden center should let you return a plant that is diseased within the first month of purchase. This is important because you’ve spent money on a plant that could have carried a plant fungus in to your garden.  Returning the plant helps stop a rose ruining outbreak.

Now that you know that roses can be fun and easy to grow, you are ready to shop for the perfect rose without worrying!  And who knows, in a few years, you could be the ‘go-to’ gardener in your neighborhood or county and showing your beautiful cultivars at the State Fair! 

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Easy tools to optimize your website for additional income!

Today’s world offers many challenges to small organizations, especially the non-profits and congregations whose aim is to raise money for higher purposes.  If you are a small, ‘micro organization’, you know the monthly stress you often experience because of a repair bill sometimes less than $100.00.

Because you know that success in your goals depends on maintaining contact with your patrons, congregation and followers; you maintain a website with a calendar and updates.

But did you know that you can use these websites to offset the expense of owning them?

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A Perfect Companion Plant for Years of Fun, Beauty and More


Have you ever wanted to have a yard full of beautiful roses? If so, did you stop yourself from buying that first rose bush because people told you that it's difficult because roses require so much care, and water, and fertilizers?  Have you become worried that pests like aphids and Japanese Beetles would eat your roses, turning them into bare and ugly thorn factories? So what do you do? Some people simply grow roses for the rose hips they produce and they don’t care what the flowers look like as long as there are rose hips to harvest in the fall

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The best thing is you can do is to hire  a Fiverr contractor who will, for a small cover fee of $5.50 (YES! Only 5.50!!), set their staff to the task of promoting your website and increasing your visitor count.

You, of course, are the one to know the best plans for your organization, congregation or non-profit. You know best how to meet these daily challenges.  Excellence-Success is dedicated to unveiling special solutions so that you can be successful in all of your goals.

But most people want the roses not only for the breathtaking beauty that they bring to a garden, but also because roses are a valuable commodity in the landscaping business.

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Isn't it funny that what people tend to order in a restaurant is exactly what they have the ingredients for at home?  For some reason, even a bowl of simple soup tastes better in a casual dining situation.

This is why so many people have discovered that their road to success started in a restaurant. The cooking sho
ws make restaurant ownership seem hard, with refrigerators always broken and food always stale and rancid.  If this were true, the health department would never allow a food service establishment to open.  But you know that all it takes is a little time to pay attention to details (like putting your restaurant’s appliances on a service maintenance contract if you don’t know how to fix them yourself) to keep yourself on the road to pure, independent profit.  Even if you do not like cooking, there are so many skills that restaurant ownership requires, you can easily open a restaurant with just a few simple pointers.

So what do you need to know?You need to select a location that will let you successfully sell food. Don’t open a restaurant next to a pet store or a Veterinary practice.  At the very best, your restaurant will become the laughing stock of everyone who drives by. Don’t open a restaurant next to ANY PLACE that emits fumes.  A dry cleaner or a gas station can, especially in warm weather, create smells that alter the taste of the food you are serving.  Unless you intend most of your income to be from carry out or delivery, avoid these places.

You also need a menu plan and a business plan.  Even if you cannot cook, and you dropped out of school before algebra 2, if you are an organized person you can find a great, detailed, business plan on line that you can buy for less than $200.00.  Armed with that tool, you are ready!

If you're looking for a great success in the food industry, the best method to ensure you end up with something that lets you live comfortably, is by looking at these things:

Make sure - if you don’t know how to cook, hire a cook who lets you inspect the kitchen daily. If your cook doesn't, you'll have the same troubles as the restaurant shows.
Ensure your restaurant has a daily delivery of fresh food so you can wait on your customers and not drive around looking for the things on your daily special.
Make or buy a business plan. Any good business plan should have all expenses broken down for you. You need to know operating expenses, employee expenses, and food expenses. This is important because you will be taking the business plan to a banker or other lending organization.  They will not give you money if your business plan is a three page disaster.
While not necessary, a great restaurant business plan will include a complete ‘trial’ menu that will allow you to calculate your food costs by either using the foods in the plan, or substituting your own, specific recipes.

Once your restaurant is open to your customers, you have one more decision to make.  Remember a successful restaurant is a great asset.  You can keep your restaurant open and maybe open another or you can sell your profitable restaurant in a that good location you found and take that money to fund another business that you are equally interested in. Either way, you have made yourself successful.  That is excellent
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Artistic Career Success

   Is easily found in the center of yourself

Artists and Graphic designers now have an excellent new way to launch their creative careers without having to go through the hiring process at a design company. In the past it took not only creativity, but a great deal of luck - not to mention investment expense, to get a start the world of design.  Now, if you are an artistic or crafty person, and you have access to a computer, you can create and market your own fabric and wall paper designs with no real investment expense except your own time.

Every artistic and creative person should remember what it says in EXODUS 35:35 - Them hath he filled with wisdom of heart, to work all manner of work, of the engraver, and of the cunning workman, and of the embroiderer, in blue, and in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen, and of the weaver, even of them that do any work, and of those that devise cunning work.

The world needs all kind of work to create a balance. Not everyone should become a doctor, lawyer or teacher.  If you are a creative person, you might be happier and more successful in a creative business.  What will happen in your life if you learn about a great business you can start anywhere in your spare time. You are a creative person, so you have already created artwork.  Think about what would happen if that artwork was reproduced on gift wrap, stationary and fabric and sold as your own custom design?

That is what Spoonflower is all about.


There are many companies that will place small, dignified ads on your webpages and they pay you every time someone clicks on one of those ads. Companies like Bing, Google, Chitika and others pay you from one cent - to as much as 99 cents, every time someone clicks through one of the ads to a website.  They pay you a commission when people make a purchase. Better yet, you can select the types of advertisers you want to participate with, and not allow the ones who are distasteful to your goals.

Think of the results when your supporters are able to support your goals simply by visiting your website to stay up to date on the latest happenings.

For members in temporary distress, it allows them to participate in fundraising without reaching into their pockets.  And the best thing is, you allow your members to support advertisers whose goals are in line with your own organization.

When it becomes time to increase your fund raising activities, there are companies who will send your message to thousands of people.  These people will return to your website and many of them will once again, ‘click though’ and generate more funds for your small business or organization.


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Once you have your art created, you go to SPOONFLOWER and join.  It is free.  This North Carolina, USA based company specializes in helping both artists and individuals get their designs printed and out to the public without charging ridiculous ‘up-front’ fees and forcing you to purchase thousands of dollars of your own design and warehouse it at additional cost.

After you join, you are invited to upload your designs which are then made available on the website after you approve a ‘proof’ sample.  This proof is a small swatch that you buy so you can see what your colors and design look like in person.  This cost is minimal and you do not have to get a second proof if you don’t want to.

 Sometimes they even pay you a commission when people make a purchase. Better yet, you can select the types of advertisers you want to participate with, and not allow the ones who are distasteful to your goals.

Think of the resulting income that your website will generate simply because while your customers are reading about your shop, reviewing your menu or checking out the latest fashions, they are ALSO looking at ads which generate extra income for you!  Even better, when people who are not regular customers find your website and look at the ads THEY will ALSO be supporting your business simply because they were curious about your business. This is like customers giving you money not because they bought something, but just because they walked through your doors.


For customers who like your business but do not always have a lot of extra cash to spend there, advertising allows them to participate on the website without reaching into their pockets.  And the best thing is, you allow your customers to support advertisers whose business goals actually complement your own.

If you decide to increase the number of people who visit your website (and therefore your shop) there are companies who will send your message to thousands of people.  These people will return to your website and many of them will once again, ‘click though’ and generate more sales and income for your small business.

The best thing is you can do is to hire a Fiverr contractor who will, for a small cover fee (usually less than $10.00 a month), set their staff to the task of promoting your website and bringing your visitor count into the THOUSANDS!

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