Ants: Annoying Ants are invading my kitchen for over a week and finally under controlled. 惱人的螞蟻正在入侵我的廚房超過一個星期,最後終於受到控制

Ants: Annoying Ants are invading my kitchen for over a week and finally under controlled. 惱人的螞蟻正在入侵我的廚房超過一個星期,最後終於受到控制

The weather has been extremely hot lately.  It is more annoying to find trails of ants on top of your kitchen counter, sink, along the wall and even crawled through the cap of my peanut butter jar!

Google searched on the following topics : What kills tiny ants? How do you get rid of ants in the kitchen? etc.

I did learn a lot about those ants. Ants are tiny creatures that live underground.  They are very sneaky.  Why?  Most likely, we don’t even know they are around until we see a trail of them running through our house orderly in a line carrying off our food back to their colony.  They have a good sense of smell that could rival a blood hood and can detect the smallest of food particles from a far distance.  They lay a trail and direct it back to the colony, which the rest of the ants will follow. Their mission is to take back to their colony whatever food they can find, non-stop. It means that Ants will stay in my home forever!

If they don’t step in my way, I really admire their team spirit and work attitude.  They are very smart and communicate with each other effectively. Ants just like other insects, ants carry bacteria that we don’t want hanging around in our home.

So, most inhouse Ants love and looking for foods filled with sugar – bread and processed foods have a good amount of sugar in them, meaning that just about anything in your house is their favorite!

Ants hate garlic, vinegar, strong herbs and BORAX.

I had used the following treatments:

(A) Around my house:

      1) Ant spray, 2) Diatomaceous earth,

(B) Inside my kitchen:

      1) Ant Bait, 2) Ant spray and 3) Peanut butter mix with Borax powder and pasted it on a piece of plastic wrap.

Finally, on the third day, ants are not coming inside my kitchen!  Yay!

Amazon also carries the following items which I used at retail prices as follows:

Warning: Please take extra care when using ant baits or ants killing products if you have children or pets around.  Those are toxic and I am just sharing my experience with you and I am not responsible or liable for any damage or loss of life. 

Wish you all the best and have a great day!

          Athene Greenwood 






如果他們不妨礙我,我真的很佩服他們的團隊精神和工作態度。他們非常聰明,有效地相互溝通。但是 , 螞蟻就像其他昆蟲一樣,螞蟻帶著我們不想要的細菌。真可怕!

因此,大多數屋內螞蟻喜歡並尋找糖的食物 – 例如麵包和加工食品中含有大量的糖。










Amazon also carries the following items which I used at retail prices as follows:

DIY: Fermented Pineapple as daily healthy drink 發酵菠蘿蛋白酶作為抗衰老的日常健康飲品!and meat tenderizer.

 DIY: Wow -Fermented Pineapple enzyme as healthy drink for Anti-aging and meat tenderizer!

Have you ever heard of “Bromelain”?   “Bromelain” is a proteolytic enzyme.  This enzyme is a good digest protein found in fresh pineapple, highly concentrated in the core and skin of the fruit.  It is often used to treat muscle injuries and a digestive aid.  One more important advantage of consuming Bromelain is Anti-aging!!!

Bromelain is a natural anticoagulant that works by breaking down the blood-clotting protein fibrin.  Studies have found that consumption of pineapple regularly helps to fight against arthritis and indigestion. (I should have known about this earlier!!)


(A) For those people with acid reflux, this can cause or worsen the symptom.

(B) Eating unripe pineapple or drinking unripe pineapple juice is dangerous too.

Reason: Pineapple, this tropical fruit is highly acidic but at the same time is a fantastic source of vitamin C which is good for our immune system.

If you enjoy cooking, here is another good news just for you: by adding some pineapple juice to marinate meat for about ten minutes prior to your cooking, i.e. pork chop, you will be surprised how tender your dish will be turned out!  I tried it and it works. So, this is a natural meat tenderizer without unhealthy chemicals.

I haven’t eaten pineapple for a while because the after taste is not very pleasant to my tongue.  Now, for those readers with the same experience like me, here is the solution.  We can gargle with some salt water as it will neutralize the effect to the pineapple which are attached to the inner tissues of our mouth, teeth and tongue.

Studies also showing that we can obtain more “Bromelain” from fermented pineapple without eating pineapple nor eating pills from unknown sources.

Let’s do it ourselves!

(DIY) The attached pictures showing the bottled pineapple flesh bottled in brown sugar the second day.

Ingredients and materials:

  • Medium ripe pineapple flesh with core (washed the outside skin and air dry completely)
  • Brown sugar
  • Glass jar (clean and boiled in water to sterilize bacteria and air dry completely)
  • Clean and dry chopping board
  • Clean and dry sharp knife (I prefer ceramic knife)
  • Food gloves, clean and dry


*No water, not even a drop must be added in this recipe, or it will go stale.

**The quantity portion of pineapple flesh and brown sugar is ration 2: 1 (i.e. two pounds of pineapple flesh, one pound of brown sugar)

***Some recipe uses the skin of pineapple instead of pineapple flesh and add water.  That is for pineapple vinegar and not pineapple enzyme/Bromelain!!

Procedures: (The first day)

  1. -Wear dry food handling gloves,
  2. -Cut and discard the head, bottom and skin of pineapple,
  3. -Cut the pineapple flesh into small cubes. (do not wash),
  4. -Carefully layered into the bottom of the water-free glass jar,
  5. -Add one layer of brown sugar,
  6. -Continue the steps of layering,
  7. -Fill up to 2/3 of the jar only, (leave room for fermentation)
  8. -Cover the jar with dry and clean plastic wrap.
  9. -Cover with jar with the lid, but not tight.

2nd day and up to 3 (three) months: DAILY procedures:

  1. -Loosen the lid and plastic wrap and let the fermentation air out. (or the jar will be exposed).
  2. -Carefully use dry bamboo stick to stir the pineapple flesh and make sure they are covered by the juice.


  • This fermentation cycle will take about three months to be done.  After one month, you will see the pineapple flesh floating to the top of the juice.  Close to the end of fermentation, about three months, all the pineapple flesh will be sunk to the bottom.  We can then carefully separate the pineapple juice out and store inside a clean and water free glass jar for storage inside the refrigerator for daily consumption.
  • As healthy supplement drink, pour one table spoon inside a cup and diluted it with water.  You may add ice or honey!

                                          So, moderation is the key for success and good health!

                                                             Enjoy and wish you the best of luck!

Disclaimer: This is how I prepare and drink it as a healthy drink and for entertainment.  I am not responsible for any loss or damage to your health or assets as each individual’s health is different.  Please consult with your doctor prior to taking this drink.  Thank you!

                                                                                                            Athene Greenwood (綠木雅妮)



菠蘿蛋白酶是一種天然抗凝血劑,通過分解凝血蛋白纖維蛋白而起作用。研究發現,菠蘿經常有助於抵抗關節炎和消化不良。 (哇!我應該早點知道這件事!!)






讓我們自己動手吧! (DIY)附圖顯示慬有二天的紅糖 加菠蘿肉。


  • 中等熟菠蘿果肉(洗淨外皮,讓空氣完全乾燥)
  • 紅糖
  • 玻璃瓶(清潔並在水中煮沸以滅菌並完全風乾)
  • 乾淨,乾燥的砧板
  • 清潔和乾燥鋒利的刀(我更喜歡陶瓷刀)
  • 食物手套,乾淨,乾燥


  • *一定不可以有水,否則它會壞掉。
  • **菠蘿肉和紅糖的份量是 二比一 (即二磅菠蘿肉,一磅紅糖)
  • ***一些食譜使用菠蘿皮而不是菠蘿肉,但我更喜歡菠蘿肉, 因為是做酶不是醋.


  1. – 穿乾食物處理手套,切掉並丟棄菠蘿的頭部,底部和外皮,
  2. -將菠蘿肉切成小方塊。(不要洗),
  3. – 分層放入無水罐的底部,
  4. – 加入一層紅糖,
  5. – 繼續分層的步驟,
  6. – 只能裝滿瓶子的2/3,(留出發酵空間)
  7. 用乾燥,乾淨的保鮮膜蓋上罐子。
  8. 用蓋子蓋上罐子,但不要緊。


  1. – 鬆開蓋子和保鮮膜,讓發酵空氣出來。(很重要,不然玻璃會爆開很危險)
  2. – 仔細搖動底部,確保菠蘿肉被果汁覆蓋。


  • +這個發酵週期需要大約三個月的時間才能完成。一個月後,你會看到菠蘿肉升到果汁的頂部。接近發酵結束時,大約三個月,所有的菠蘿肉都會沉到底部。我們可以小心地將菠蘿汁分離出來,儲存在乾淨無水的玻璃樽子裡,以便在冰箱內儲存,以供日常飲用。
  • ++作為健康的補充飲料,將一個湯匙倒入杯中並用水稀釋。你可以加冰或蜜糖!
  • +++免責聲明:這是我自己如何準備和飲用它作為健康的飲料和娛樂。由於每個人的健康體質狀況不同,我不對任何損失或損害健康負責。
  • +++服用此飲品前請諮詢您的醫生。謝謝!

“適度” 是成功和健康的關鍵!


Athene Greenwood (綠木雅妮)

Eat avocado a day keep the optometrist away VS Eat an apple a day keep the doctor away! 吃鱷梨讓驗光師遠離我

Eat avocado a day keep the optometrist away VS  Eat an apple a day keep the doctor away! 每天吃鱷梨讓驗光師遠離我

Studies show that avocados are loaded with vitamins, nutrients and powerful antioxidants i.e. Lutein and Zeaxanthin that can reduce the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration which are commonly in the elderly.

I am surprised to find that avocado contains more potassium than bananas, loaded with fiber and also has contain monounsaturated fatty acids that is good for our heart by lowering our cholesterol and triglyceride levels!

Since avocado is such an awesome fruit and is not too expensive as compared with herbal supplements, I will definite add avocado in my daily diet besides apple. How about you?

Please enjoy and share the following video using avocado to make healthy pancakes for your snack, breakfast, lunch or even dinner!

Please also research if you are allergic to any ingredients listed above. This is how I eat and prepare my snack and is posted for entertainment.This is not medical advice or anything of the sort. Thank you for watching my video and please Don’t Forget to Click “LIKE” and “SUBSCRIBE” my channel. Don’t forget to turn on notification!

Thank you!   Athene Greenwood

 Amazon also carries the following items which I used at retail prices as follows:

Products used in this Video: Samsung S4 unlocked water-resistant Smart phone:





Cumin powder:

Cinnamon powder:



Turmeric powder:

Olive oil:


Wooden cooking utensils:

Wooden roller:

Bamboo chopping board:

Stainless steel mixing bowls:

Plate set:

Non-stick pan:

每天吃半個鱷梨讓驗光師遠離 我= 每天吃一個蘋果讓醫生遠離我!



由於鱷梨是一種非常棒的水果,與草藥補充劑相比並不算太貴,所以除了蘋果之外,我還會在日常飲食中添加鱷梨。 你呢?


What is karma? Do you believe in Karma? Karma has any expiration date?業力究竟有沒有截止日期

What is karma? Do you believe in karma? Does Karma expire?

As Mother’s Day approaches, I sincerely wish all mothers an awesome and Happy Mother’s Day!  In addition to those mothers with adopted cats, dogs and pets!

My mother passed away almost ten years ago.  My memories of Her smiles, her teachings, her guidance and path to mature as an honest person will never go away. Even her life was ongoing struggle, as I reminisce of her steadfast personality, I am reminded what she once told me. “Don’t cry over the past, it’s gone! Don’t stress about the future, it hasn’t arrived.  Live in the present and make it beautiful!”

She liked to help others.  She told  her children not to let one’s anger to conquer oneself  and fall into any karma.

All these years, I have upheld my mother’s principles despite various trials and tribulations.

Personally, I do believe in karma and there is no deadline or expiration date, it will get to us.

Everything happens for a reason!  It may be good or bad.  What comes around, goes around!

Don’t forgot to smile today!

Life is beautiful and let go those bad memories and welcome the next moment 😊

Amazon also carries the following items which I used at retail prices as follows:

Products used in this Video: Samsung S4 unlocked water-resistant Smart phone:

Men’s soft crew socks:

Handled Scissors:

Rubber bands:

Athene Greenwood



我母親已經過世將近十年了。我對她微笑的回憶,她無盡的教導,引導我,告訴我如何表現良好,做一個誠實的人,永遠不會消失。總體來說,當時,她的生活非常掙扎。幸好她的執著和強烈的個性終於成功地把我們拉大成長,  她是本著 她的正能量理念,正如我一直聽到的:“不要為過去哭泣,它已經消失了!不要對未來充滿壓力,它還沒有到來,活在當下,讓它變成現實美麗!”



就我個人而言,我相信業力,沒有截止日期或到期日期,好的 壞 的它都會找到我們。


今天不要忘了笑!好好活在當下吧! 今天的一切已是上天最好的安排!


Welcome to Athene Greenwood, Yayyyyyyyy

This is the first post of Athene Greenwood (綠木雅妮),

Welcome all,

I feel so much delighted that my own website is born.

Thank you to all my beloved sons that made this happened and this is really a very Special early Mother’s Day gift!

I am Athene Greenwood:  a dedicated housewife, a rabbit but not tiger mother also a sweet grandmother. I am very interested in quick fix cooking, knitting, sewing, toss master and also making YouTube videos.
I welcome challenges and love to laugh to the bottom of my heart! Seriously, as I recalled, somebody was so much influenced by my laughter that she was continuous laughing and could not stop! She told me later that was the pitch that I made when I laughed – was so much different and soothing! She was involuntarily also released her stress.

So, don’t forget to laugh and this is good for your own health 🙂

The most important part of me is ” I enjoy dreaming! Not day dreaming but the real DREAMS. So, when the time comes, I shall post and share some of my dreams with you! Yes, those dreams were hiding inside my closet for over X years and will be released one day.
Welcome again to my site and please also visit my YouTube videos under “Athene Greenwood  (華姨休閒天地)”. Enjoy and don’t forget to click “Subscribe” too.
Thank you and expecting to hearing from you Soon!