Yummy Supper After the enthusiastic response to my post on Momofuku's Pulled Pork, I found that I am not alone in my love of pig. Pork fans, add this recipe to your porcine list. Take a little time this weekend to blister tomatillos and braise some pork, and your whole house will smell like Mexican comfort food. I trust Rick Bayless. As Californians, my little family eats a lot of Mexican food. I was right to trust the guy - Bayless' recipe for Tomatillo Braised Pork was a total hit. INGREDIENTS adapted from Rick Bayless's Mexican Kitchen (printable recipe) for the sauce: Preheat your broiler. Put the roasted tomatillos in a blender. Prep your pork, by cutting it into big chunks and seasoning all sides with salt. In a large heavy bottomed pan, (I used my Le Creuset Dutch Oven), heat olive oil over a medium/high flame. Set aside browned meat. Preheat oven to 325. Pour out all but a thin coating of oil from your dutch oven. Add the chopped potatoes to the pot. YUM!
Planting A Pineapple Did y’all know that you can take this and turn it into… This? And that this will eventually produce… This? Yes, I’m talking about turning your average, ordinary grocery store pineapple into a tropical showpiece within your home. Planting a Pineapple 1. 2. 3. In 24 months (sounds better than two years) it will look like this. You will have an actual, large, utterly delicious pineapple in 24-36 months. The thought of growing my own pineapple always makes me smile and giggle just a little bit. Now what am I supposed to do with all of this leftover pineapple? I see something sweet coming soon. While you’re waiting for me to make something yummy with the leftovers, go ahead and plant a pineapple. Be adventurous plant a pineapple. Hugs, Tickled Red *Please bear in mind that I am not a hortoculturist. Tagged as: Gardening, Pineapple, Tropical Fruit
Home Remedies That Work Nobody is naysaying the wonders of modern medicine—what would we do without a medication like penicillin to treat infections? But, as it turns out, everyday items have secret curing powers, too. Next time you don’t want to fork over money to get a common wart removed, consider using duct tape. Already popped two aspirin but can’t get rid of the headache? A pencil could do the trick. Duct Tape to Remove Warts In 2002, a group of doctors compared duct tape’s effectiveness with liquid nitrogen in removing warts. Vapor Rub to Cure Nail Fungus While there are no studies to prove coating infected toenails with vapor rub once or twice a day is an effective treatment for nail fungus, a basic Internet search results in a number of personal testaments to the medicinal ointment's fungus-killing powers. Oatmeal to Soothe Eczema “This is absolutely true, as oats have anti-inflammatory properties,” Dr. Yogurt to Cure Bad Breath A Spoonful of Sugar to Cure Hiccups Bite a Pencil to Cure a Headache
No Equipment, no problem: 92 Crossfit Workouts with no equipment | The Moose is Loose No Equipment, no problem: 92 Crossfit Workouts without equipment Written by "> | posted in Workouts | 72 Comments Over the weekend I had a workout in the local park adjacent Kitsilano Beach (an area in Vancouver). We had access to a pull-up station next to the basketball courts, so what workout would make sense? Hmmm, let me think about it. Handstands are a great balance exercise and no equipment required Well, this got me thinking what other workouts are good for those of us who find ourselves on the road or have limited equipment options? Here’s 92 Crossfit workouts not requiring equipment: 10 rounds of 10 second “L” sits off the floor “Susan” – 5 rounds for time: Run 200m, then 10 squats, 10 push ups Run 1 mile and at every 1 minute complete 10 air squats, 10 push-ups, 10 sit-ups 10 Rounds for time: 10 burpees, 100 m sprint 10 handstand jackknife to vertical jump, 10 handstand jackknife to tuck jump, 10 handstand jackknife to straddle jump. 3 Rounds for time: 10 Handstand push ups, 200 m run
Perfect Sunny-Side Up Eggs On tomorrow’s Food Network show, my best friend Hyacinth’s boys come over to our house for a sleepover while my girls go to Hy’s house for a sleepover. Food-wise, I churn out two meals for the dudes during the time they’re here: breakfast food for dinner, and dinner food for breakfast. Boys drive a hard bargain, man. They’ll eat you out of house and home. It’s actually shocking sometimes. Girls, on the other hand, eat apple slices and carrot sticks and cubes of cheese and Triscuits and they’re totally, blissfully happy. I enjoy being a girl. Meat. It’s one of Marlboro Man’s favorite things in the entire world. Here’s the step-by-step recipe: Yummy Steak Bites (Printable recipe below.) To go with the steak, I make these “perfect” sunny-side up eggs. Think the display case at Denny’s or IHOP. Here’s the benefit to this sunny-side-up method: With true sunny-side-up eggs, you crack an egg into a skillet and let it cook until the underside is done. But I like this method better. I’m sorry. 1. 2. 3.
Sex Tips to Turn Her On: Mens Health Most bedroom problems boil down to this: Men are microwaves and women are slow cookers. With men, all you have to do is push a few buttons and we"re hotter than a habanero. But with women, it"s an all-day process. You have to buy the ingredients, mix them together, and then put everything in the pot and let it simmer . . . and simmer . . . and simmer. That"s why we"re offering a microwave mentality for the Crock-Pot reality: quick, easy things you can do to make her heating speeds better match yours. PLUS: Try these tips to unleash your power where it matters the most – in bed! TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH, BODY, AND LIFE!
Lower Back Pain Exercises There are many different types of lower back pain exercises that can help you to relieve some of the discomfort. It is important that you contact a doctor before you begin any exercises for lower back pain so you do not cause more extensive problems. Back exercises for lower back pain can consist of strengthening and aerobic exercises. An exercise ball can help to enhance any stretching exercises you perform. Lower Back Pain Exercises – Strengthening Strengthening your core adds support to your lower back. Front Lying Chest Lift Lie on your stomach.Interlace your fingers.Place your palms against the back of your head. Pelvic Tilt Lie on your back.Bend your knees and put your feet flat on the floors.Press your feet down while you are pushing your pelvis upward. Stomach Leg Lifts Lie down on your stomach.Place your palms on the floor to support your chin.Press your pelvis to the floor while lifting both legs off of the ground a few inches.Hold and repeat. Double Knees to Chest Curl Ups Standing
Man Actually Flies Like A Bird, Flapping His Own Custom-Made Wings (Updated) Have you ever dreamed of flapping your wings and than taking off in flight? While many of us have had dreams about stuff like this, Dutch engineer Jarno Smeets takes things to the next level and actually does it. That’s right, he actually managed to flap his engineered wings and fly. Smeets developed the wings over an eight-month period using a special motion mechanism built around an Android phone and Nintendo Wii controllers. The heart of it all is an Android smartphone which processes Jarno’s arm acceleration and computes the corresponding motor output. Taking notes from nature, this design was inspired by the albatross: Just like birds, humans have to amplify their locomotion to get control and get familiar with their new body expansion—the Wings. So he payed attention and learned how to amplify his moves, resulting in a successful test flight that took him over a distance of 328 feet. “I have always dreamed about this. Update: Mythbusters, Jamie Hyneman posts his opinion:
Personal Goal Setting - Goal Setting Tools from MindTools.com Planning to Live Your Life Your Way Learn how to set effective personal goals. Many people feel as if they're adrift in the world. They work hard, but they don't seem to get anywhere worthwhile. A key reason that they feel this way is that they haven't spent enough time thinking about what they want from life, and haven't set themselves formal goals. Goal setting is a powerful process for thinking about your ideal future, and for motivating yourself to turn your vision of this future into reality. The process of setting goals helps you choose where you want to go in life. Why Set Goals? Top-level athletes, successful business-people and achievers in all fields all set goals. By setting sharp, clearly defined goals, you can measure and take pride in the achievement of those goals, and you'll see forward progress in what might previously have seemed a long pointless grind. Starting to Set Personal Goals You set your goals on a number of levels: Step 1: Setting Lifetime Goals Tip: SMART Goals
18 tricks for a healthy body Eating 10 hot dogs in 6 minutes and belching the national anthem may impress your friends, but neither of those feats will do much for your body—at least not much good. Instead, why not train yourself to do something that may actually pay off? We're not talking bench presses and interval training (though those do help). You can teach your body to cure itself from everyday health ailments—side stitches, first-date jitters, even hands that have fallen asleep. Just study this list, and the next time your friends challenge you to an ice cream eating contest, chow down: You know how to thaw a brain freeze—and 17 other tricks that'll make everyone think you're the next David Blaine. But without all that "hold your breath for 17 minutes" mess. Do Them Right: To mazimize your workout, good form is a must. Cure a Tickling Throat When you were 9, playing your armpit was a cool trick. Experience Supersonic Hearing If you're stuck chatting up a mumbler at a cocktail party, lean in with your right ear.
THINGS YOU LEARN IN COLLEGE & The Career Closet I had to post this hilarious list from www.funny2.com/collegeBut you don’t learn these things in class Quarters are like gold.Flip-flops become as important as soap, and shampoo. Asleep by 2:30 AM is an early night. New additions to the food groups: Mountain Dew, Doritos, Ben & Jerry’s, Ho-Hos and Oreos. Make sure your alarm clock has back-up batteries. Duct tape heals all wounds. Showers become less important. Sleep becomes more important. 10 minutes is more than enough time to get ready for your first class. Going to the mailbox was never an ego-booster (or ego-breaker) before. You begin to nap again. The book your professor wrote is always required for his class. E-mail becomes your second language. Frat parties are exactly like they are in the movies. Ten-page papers used to sound impossible, now they’re a Godsend. You never realized so many people are smarter than you. You never realized so many people are dumber than you. Professors are like celebrities: you see them, but they never see you.
Geeky Medics The Best Science Fiction Books (According to Reddit) - StumbleUpon Recently, someone asked Reddit for a list of the best science fiction books of all time. Being a fan of sci-fi, and wanting to expand my own reading list, I thought it would be helpful to tally the results and preserve them here for future reference. I've also included selected quotes from the comments, as well as my own notes on the books I've already read. PS: All book images in this post are copyright Amazon, and were retrieved using my Big Book Search Engine. So, without further ado, here are the Greatest Sci-Fi Books of All Time, ordered by upvote count: Dune Frank Herbert - 1965 "There's a reason it's the global top selling science fiction book of all time." - NibblyPig If you have a chance, track down the excellent full cast audiobook (unabridged!) The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams - 1979 "I really love the cool combination of humor, philosophy, and sheer nuttiness of the entire series." - Scarbrow Ender's Game Orson Scott Card - 1985 Foundation Trilogy Isaac Asimov - 1942