Monday, August 30, 2010
She had to write a poem about herself to tell the class:
Funny, energetic, friendly, kind
Sister of Daniel
Lover of reading, dogs, swimming, and shopping
Who feels joy in having friends, love for animals, and thankful for family
Who needs her family, friends, and food
Who fears bugs, death, and jellyfish
Who would like to see Natalia, the Bahamas and the future
Resident of Morrisville
This is the collage that she made! The poem had to be in a certain order using certain words which did not thrill her, she did not like using Lover of and all of the Who's but she is creative, unlike her Aunt!
Sunday, August 29, 2010
I tried not to send this to anyone it might offend.
Beautiful Blonde Pole Dancer
If you should find it too offensive,
please advise, and I will remove your name
promptly from this type of emails!
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May you always have enough HUMOR in your life!
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Saturday, August 28, 2010
No matter how good a deal you got on those in-season blueberries, tomatoes or basil, it’s money wasted if some of that produce goes bad before it makes it to the table.
It’s an all too common budget dent. Americans throw out roughly 14% of what they buy, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Worse, that figure is before factoring in the leftover food you scrape from your plate.
Knowing how long fresh fruits and vegetables last and where to store them for maximum shelf life leads to better deals. You can make smarter decisions about how much to buy of a particular food, and use more (if not all) of it before it goes bad. (That’s not to say you can’t keep peppers on the counter or oranges in the fridge, of course – just that if you opt to keep something in less than ideal storage conditions, you might need to eat it a few days sooner.)
The solution: Our handy storage guide below, compiled from chefs’ experience, as well as research by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, MealsMatter.org, Self magazine and the Food Marketing Institute.
Store on the counter. Move any uneaten apples to the refrigerator after seven days. In the fridge or out, don’t store near most other uncovered fruits or vegetables — the ethylene gases produced by apples can ruin them (making carrots bitter, for example). The exception: if you want to ripen plums, pears and other fruits quickly, put an apple nearby for a day or so.
Refrigerate whole for up to two weeks.
Store upright in the refrigerator in a plastic bag with either an inch of water or with a damp towel wrapped around the base, just like you would have flowers in a vase. They’ll last three to four days that way.
Ripen on the counter. Can be stored in the refrigerator for three to four days once ripe.
Store on the counter. Refrigerate only when ripe — they’ll last for another two days or so.
Remove green tops an inch or two above the crown. Refrigerate beets in a plastic bag to prevent moisture loss, which leads to wilting. (They’ll last seven to 10 days.) Refrigerate greens separately, also in a plastic bag.
Grower Driscoll’s recommends refrigerating berries, unwashed and in their original container. Blueberries and strawberries should keep for five to seven days; more fragile raspberries and blackberries up to two days.
Refrigerate in a sealed plastic bag. It’ll keep for three to five days.
Refrigerate in a sealed plastic bag for up to three weeks.
Refrigerate, stem side down, in a sealed plastic bag. It’ll last three to five days.
Refrigerate one to two weeks in a sealed bag. Keep in the front of the refrigerator, where it’s less apt to freeze.
Store oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruit on the counter. They can last up to two weeks.
Refrigerate ears still in the husk. They’ll last up to two days.
Refrigerate, either in the crisper or in a plastic bag elsewhere in the fridge. They’ll last four to five days.
Store in the pantry, or any similar location away from heat and light. It’ll last up to four months.
Refrigerate in a plastic bag for three to four days.
Refrigerate for up to two weeks.
Fresh herbs can last seven to 10 days in the refrigerator. “When I use fresh herbs and store them in my refrigerator at home, I keep them in air-tight containers with a damp paper towel on the top and bottom,” says Raymond Southern, the executive chef at The Back Bay Hotel in Boston. “This keeps them fresh.”
Refrigerate unwashed. Full heads will last five to seven days that way, instead of three to four days for a thoroughly drained one. Avoid storing in the same drawer as apples, pears or bananas, which release ethylene gases that act as a natural ripening agent.
Take out of the package and store in a paper bag in the refrigerator, or place on a tray and cover with a wet paper towel. They’ll last two to three days.
Stored in the pantry, away from light and heat, they’ll last three to four weeks.
Ripen on the counter in a paper bag punched with holes, away from sunlight. Keep peaches (as well as plums and nectarines) on the counter until ripe, and then refrigerate. They’ll last another three to four days.
Store on the counter, ideally, in a bowl with bananas and apples, and then refrigerate after ripening. They’ll last another three to four days.
Refrigerated in a plastic bag perforated with holes, they’ll last three to five days.
Refrigerated, they’ll last four to five days.
Store them in the pantry away from sunlight and heat, and they’ll last two to three months.
Refrigerate. They’ll last 10 to 14 days.
Refrigerate in a perforated plastic bag. They’ll last four to five days.
Spread them out on the counter out of direct sunlight for even ripening. After ripening, store stem side down in the refrigerator and they’ll last two to three days.
Mangoes, papayas, pineapples and kiwifruit should be ripened on the counter. Kat Bretcher of Cottonwood, Ariz., ripens mangos in a paper bag in a cool place, and then refrigerates them for another two to five days.
Kept at room temperature on the counter, it’ll last up to two weeks, Bretcher says.
Store on the counter for up to two weeks.
Friday, August 27, 2010
An elderly couple was celebrating their sixtieth anniversary. The couple had married as childhood sweethearts and had moved back to their old neighborhood after they retired. Holding hands, they walked back to their old school. It was not locked, so they entered, and found the old desk they’d shared, where Andy had carved “I love you, Sally .”
On their way back home, a bag of money fell out of an armored car, practically landing at their feet. Sally quickly picked it up and, not sure what to do with it, they took it home. There, she counted the money -
fifty thousand dollars!
Andy said, “We’ve got to give it back.”
Sally said, “Finders keepers.” She put the money back in the bag and hid it in their attic.
The next day, two police officers were canvassing the neighborhood looking for the money, and knocked on their door. “Pardon me, did either of you find a bag that fell out of an armored car yesterday?”
Sally said, “No”.
Andy said, “She’s lying. She hid it up in the attic.
Sally said, “Don’t believe him, he’s getting senile”
The agents turned to Andy and began to question him. One said: “Tell us the story from the beginning.”
Andy said, “Well, when Sally and I were walking home from school yesterday ....”
The first police officer turned to his partner and said, “We’re outta here!”
Thursday, August 26, 2010
I went to the cardiologist today as a follow-up from my stress test. Wow, what a wait. They have installed new software and none of it was working so they could not figure out how to pull everyone's records up!
He told me that I have two valves that are leaking slightly and I have to come back in 18 months to see if they have changed at all. He showed me my irregular EKG and told me that since I have had asthma for so long my lungs have been damaged and something about how my chest is bigger because my lungs need more room so that I can get air and that is why the EKG is showing that I had a heart attack. He told me that it is nothing to worry about and that I just need to let my doctor's know that my EKG is not normal.
So, the story is that you all are stuck with me a bit longer! He told me to keep walking and exercising that will only improve my health!
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