PICTURE JOKES » Just some advice :) First post, 3 years in the lurking. This is me and my Papa (grandpa) He went on a trip last Friday… … and returned on Sunday to find his home of 50 years burnt to the ground. He built that home, but had no insurance (the foundation was on lava rocks). He lived there with Granny until she died. My house burnt down 17 years ago. There was nothing left for me, my mother, sister, and brother. The shirt I had on my back… it’s all I have from my childhood. 0stumbleupon New Kitchen Helpers I found these helpful charts last week and just had to share! Both of these beauties are from Chasing Delicious (aka one of the most fab foodie blogs out there)! Aren’t they faaaaabulous?! Buy them here. I love tea, but I’m no expert. For people of the UK, have this one with you while you’re meal planning or grocery shopping! I’ve fond some other helpful charts that I’ll share in another post! Yay charts!
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40+ Cake Baking Tips & Tricks Here is a large assortment of tips I’ve accumulated over the years. Keep in mind different recipes will provide different results, but overall I’ve found these do noticeably improve most recipes or make things easier. Some recipes success depend on a specific ingredient or action. If one of these tips contradicts your recipe, your best bet is to follow what you have. Enhancers: Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of meringue powder to your mix to help it rise a bit higher and make it a bit lighter in texture.Add 1 envelope of unflavored gelatin to the batter, helps prevent the surface from splitting or cracking.First add a teaspoon of lemon juice to the butter and sugar called for before mixing the rest of the ingredients. Moister: Chocolate: Before adding the bicarb required, mix it with a teaspoon of vinegar.Dense or Fruit Cakes: Keep a heatproof dish full of water in the oven while baking (replace water if needed to keep it topped up).Substitute oil for unsweetened applesauce or plain yogurt. Oven:
Sleepin’ in Omelette *Real-time update below!* This is another one of those “Cookin’ in Real Time with P-Dub” recipes…you know, the kind where I decide, on a Wednesday evening, that I’ve done nothing productive with my day short of complete the latest edition of my sappy, silly love story for all the world to read and contemplate what on earth I was ever thinking trying to go brunette for the past two years because now that I want to be a redhead again, it’s a really rocky transition, what with the top nine inches of my hair in the Red family and the bottom nine inches of my hair still stuck in Brown/Blackville, and the only thing left on earth that will redeem my day and make me the person my mama intended me to be would be to make a yummy, wholesome, delicious make-ahead breakfast casserole tonight, so my beloved family will have nutritious and flavorful sustenance tomorrow morning. Whew. Thank you for letting me get that out. Anyway, I want you to know that I just now sauntered (moseyed? And dump it in.
10 Laws of Productivity You might think that creatives as diverse as Internet entrepreneur Jack Dorsey, industrial design firm Studio 7.5, and bestselling Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami would have little in common. In fact, the tenets that guide how they – and exceptionally productive creatives across the board – make ideas happen are incredibly similar. Here are 10 laws of productivity we’ve consistently observed among serial idea executors: 1. A bias toward action is the most common trait we’ve found across the hundreds of creative professionals and entrepreneurs we’ve interviewed. 2. When our ideas are still in our head, we tend to think big, blue sky concepts. 3. Trial and error is an essential part of any creative’s life. To avoid ‘blue sky paralysis,’ pare your idea down to a small, immediately executable concept. 4. When working on in-depth projects, we generate lots of new ideas along the way. 5. 6. Part of being able to work on your project a little bit each day is carving out the time to do so. 7.
Global Food Disparity: A Photo Diary In an increasingly globalized world, it’s still sometimes shocking to see just how disparate our lives are compared with other human beings around the world. A book of photographs by Peter Menzel called "Hungry Planet: What the World Eats" ("©Peter Menzel www.menzelphoto.com. Ten Speed Press, published in 2005) makes a relevant point with great irony: at a time when hundreds of millions of people don't have enough to eat, hundreds of millions more are eating too much and are overweight or obese. "Today, more people are overweight than underweight." It is these cultural differences, emphasized and reinforced by the author, which exemplifies the lifestyles and dietary habits of people around the world. You can buy the book here. You may have seen some of these photographs from the book as it been widely circulating on the net, if not, I urge you to purchase it and as one of my friends said via email: "I don't know about you, but I'm counting my blessings."
Tips and Tricks- Part 2! I'm overwhelmed by all of your kind words and emails asking for more tips and ideas, and for all of the wonderful tips you have left for me. I'm going to try and make it a semi-regular thing here at In This Crazy Life; because lets face it we can all use a little help sometimes!! I also had lots of questions asking if you could Pin this/feature this/share this- and the answer is of course you can! The more help I can be, the better!! If you left a tip for me, but left it anonymously, then I cant give you credit- but if your name was there Ill certainly let the world know it was from you. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. Hope you find something useful from this list, lovelies- keep your eyes peeled for more to come! Missed Part 1?
Top 10 Kitchen Annoyances, Solved By Genius You can actually put them in the fridge, too. However, this will also take a lot of the taste out of the onion, so it isn't our preferred method. But it does hold back the tears! I did a little experimentation over the last few weeks since I've been using a lot of white and yellow onions for cooking, and putting the onions in the freezer for about 15 minutes fore cutting helps a LOT more than putting them in the fridge. Why would putting an onion in the fridge take the flavor out? I'm with pumperknickle - I stored onions in the fridge for years. One other thing that helps, use a sharp knife - a REALLY sharp knife, and learn how to julienne an onion. looks like a good video on the topic.