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What a dump! A beach that used to be covered in trash is now covered in sea glass as the waves have turned the garbage into natural art By Meghan Keneally Updated: 03:12 GMT, 9 January 2012 Long before there were recycling bins in every household, the standards for where and how people can deposit their trash were much lower and less regulated. While that was bad the environment in some parts of the country and may well have done years of irreparable damage to the atmosphere, there is one spot where shameful trash deposit practices lead to something rather beautiful. Glass Beach near Fort Bragg in Northern California used to be the spot where residents brought all forms of their trash- from their old cars to their kitchen leftovers- to a dump located on the beach starting in 1949. Meeting of two worlds: Sea glass now covered the surf on Glass Beach in Fort Bragg in Northern California Back to nature: Though the beach used to be the location of a town dump, the glass that was thrown away has been beaten down by the waves so now it is all sea glass Though that was nearly half a century ago, the remnants are still very clear.

Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets Chunks of all white meat chicken breasts coated in breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese then baked until golden. An easy chicken recipe your whole family will love. What can be more kid friendly than chicken nuggets, even the pickiest kids like them. Serve them with ketchup, bbq sauce or whatever you like to dip your nuggets into. Adults can serve them over your favorite salad for a satisfying lunch. Kids love finger foods or anything you can eat with toothpicks so when my daughter was young I would make her a dish of bite sized goodies she liked such as tomatoes, olives, pasta, etc. and served them with toothpicks and she always cleaned her plate! Once I'm in breading mode I usually make breaded zucchini sticks as well and bake them all at the same time along with some pasta and a salad for a complete meal. Double these for more or make half for less servings. Ingredients: Preheat oven to 425°. Put the olive oil in one bowl and the breadcrumbs, panko and parmesan cheese in another.

Oreo and Peanut Butter Brownie Cakes So, after being gone all last week, this has been catch up on the house week. Mostly laundry actually. Man, who knew that a weeks worth of laundry from 5 people could be so daunting. Yikes!! But I am kind of behind on my cooking and baking as well since I've been gone and cleaning. Not to mention, I needed an Oreo fix! Oreo and Peanut Butter Brownie Cakes 1 box brownie mix, 8x8 inch size 24 Oreo Cookies 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 12 muffin cup baker with paper liners. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions. Makes 12 servings Recipe from

Lime Chicken When supper absolutely positively must be on the table in 20 minutes, what do you turn to? Frozen pizza? Microwave dinners. Instead, this week turn to lime chicken, fast, tasty and healthful. Add a salad and vegetable, then dig in! ALANNA's TIPS After removing the zest, roll the lime on the counter, pressing down hard with the palm of your hand. Keep copies of favorite fast recipes in your car in case a grocery stop is needed before heading home. Kitchen Parade is written by second-generation food columnist Alanna Kellogg and features fresh, seasonal dishes for every-day healthful eating and occasional indulgences.

Dubai 45 gigapixels Want to add this gigapan to your favorites? or now. now to add this Gigapan to a group gallery. now to add this Gigapan to a gallery. About This Gigapan Toggle Taken by Gerald Donovan Explore score Size 44.88 Gigapixels Views Date added May 02, 2010 Date taken Apr 23, 2010 Categories Galleries Favorite Cities, Dramatic Panorama, Gigantes, OCTAVIO MONTALVO, GigaPan King, unknown, Dubai, Architecture, Popular Gigapixel Images, JERRY'S GIGAPANS Competitions Tags Description Stitching fixed. Where in the World is this GigaPan? Toggle "The Internet Justice League" by Caldwell Tanner Sweet-Potato Pancakes with Honey-Cinnamon Butter Recipe at Epicurious photo by Dana Gallagher yield Makes 4 to 6 servings For the honey-cinnamon butter 1/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 1/2 teaspoons honey 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon For the sweet-potato pancakes 2 large eggs 1 cup buttermilk, plus more if necessary 2 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 cup store-bought pancake mix 1 small pinch ground nutmeg 1 small sweet potato, boiled, peeled, and mashed (about 1 1/2 cups) Preparation 1. 2. 3.

Better-Than-Crack-Brownies I’m sorry for doing this to you. I really am. But see, last Friday while I was on a 10-hour road trip heading for vacation, I received this recipe from a reader named Liz. Liz, I love you. I was tortured by this recipe for a full 8 days before I could make it. So it was the first thing I made when I returned home. These are an absolute sin. I really don’t have any words, other than you must try them. They may also change your waistline too. But that’s okay. It’s all in the name of chocolate. Better-Than-Crack Brownies 1 batch brownies (boxed mix or oooey gooey brownies) 1/2 cup salted peanuts (if don’t have salted, add sea salt) 1 cup chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups 1 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips 1 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 1/2 tablespoon butter 1 1/2 cups Rice Krispies Cereal Mix brownies according to directions, and bake for 20-25 minutes in a 9 x 13 baking dish. While they are finishing baking, melt chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter. Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving. Mr.

cashew-crusted chicken. | girl meets life. Lately, my dinners have consisted of something along the lines of cereal, the salad bar, or leftover pizza. All wonderful things. I guess it’s just not as easy for me to get creative with dinner as it is with, oh say, dessert. But sometimes we all long for a comforting, homemade meal, right? adapted from Rachael Ray’s Pecan-Crusted Chicken ingredients: two (3 to 4 ounce) chicken breasts1/4 cup cashews1 tablespoon whole wheat flour1/8 teaspoon salt2-3 teaspoons olive oil directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Rub each chicken breast with olive oil (just about a teaspoon for each), then coat with the cashew mixture**. **This recipe may be in need of a slight makeover, but only because the crust didn’t stick very well. Besides that, though, this chicken was ridic. I paired the chicken with a big pile of (once frozen) veggies. The other thing I like about this recipe is that it only makes two servings, which is great for my fellow singletons, but it can be easily doubled too.

Wont you kiss the girl ? – Les illustrations de Nei Ruffino Wont you kiss the girl ? – Les illustrations de Nei Ruffino Une petite sélection des illustrations de Nei Ruffino, surtout connue pour être coloriste, notamment pour l’incroyable J.Scott Campbell. via Horrible Cards Horrible Cards are Copyright © 2012 Matthew Inman. Please don't steal. The Oatmeal

Better Than Takeout Orange Chicken Yesterday as I stood in the kitchen trying to figure out what to make for dinner I wondered to myself, how do those people do it on those shows where they are given random ingredients and are suppose come up with something genius. I think I stood there for a solid 20 minutes looking in the cupboards and staring into the freezer hoping that I would be struck by some ingenious idea. Then I saw the oranges, and it hit me “O-raang Shh-ikun”….that is orange chicken if you can’t understand the accent. I love orange chicken, and I almost always order # 14 Orange Chicken when we order Chinese take out and I wondered to myself if I could make it better at home. This recipe most definitely delivered! The sauce is sweet, tangy, there is no lack in orange flavor, and the red pepper flakes give it just a touch of heat. Combine corn starch, salt, and pepper. As you finish each batch, drain cooked chicken in a paper towel lined plate. Better Than Takeout Orange Chicken Ingredients Chicken 2 eggs, beaten

Chocolate Cupcakes with Flaming Strawberries Call me easily amused, but these little torch-topped cupcakes delight me. Besides being a cute novelty item for a party, I think they would add a little drama to the end of a romantic meal. I've been looking for something different to serve for Valentine's dessert, and this is definitely different. The strawberries are hollowed out and filled with a bit of liquor, then ignited with a match. For the cake portion, I chose a One Bowl Chocolate Cupcake recipe because 1. it's quick 2. it is easy, and 3. it fits my prerequisite for a light ending on date night. I should say, a light ending provided you don't eat too many. The cakes are just sweet enough, and have a light, fluffy crumb - the perfect vehicle for rich chocolate buttercream. Notes for flaming strawberries:Any alcohol below 80 proof will not ignite well. Shaina made a margarita version of this on Babble Food. Chocolate Cupcakes with Flaming Strawberries Yield: About 20 cupcakes [click to print]Cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

winner winner [coconut] chicken dinner. | girl meets life. Ever since my nearly three month-long stint of dining out for every meal, I seem to have forgotten how this little thing called cooking works. So while I have been sticking to my Kick the Habit (which officially begins TODAY!) of eating at home as much as possible, I’ve found that I keep eating the same things over. And over. And over. So in an attempt to regain my kitchen mojo, last night I whipped up a pretty rockin’ new dish…but also one simple enough that cooks and non-cooks alike will appreciate. The secret ingredient? This recipe/cooking method is actually one I got from my friend Rhema, who baked chicken in a mixture of coconut milk and curry paste a few months ago, and it was out of this world good. I kept things even more simple and just used: 2 chicken breasts1 small (5.41 oz) can of coconut milk1/2 teaspoon salt Directions: use scissors to cut chicken breast into strips and place in a casserole bowl. Does it get any easier? …but, baby steps, right?

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