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Nice Healthy Food Choices photos

November 23, 2011 · Posted in Healthy Food Choices · Comment 

A few nice healthy food choices images I found:

Pic of the day – Choices, Choices
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Today I found this amusing and thought-provoking site called, "Someone Else Will Put It Back."

The site had two main points, which skittered off in many directions from those beginnings, provoking great humor and occasional pathos. One point was a general awareness of the work we create for others by not picking up after ourselves along the many paths we take. Kind of how we create entropy, and how each momentary lapse of personal responsibility and lack of awareness of the impact of our actions on others creates a path that spirals slowly (in babysteps) toward the destruction of the world. For a richer explanation of the basic philosophy in a more grandiose and evocative form, see the Young Wizards books by Diane Duane (archive version here, and no, I am not sure it is authorized), and the Wizard’s Oath.

I am probably putting way more thought into this than the SEWPIB site did! The idea of putting things back where you found them is something we always try to break people of in libraries. The books are valuable, and if you put them in the wrong place, there is a very real possibility that they may never be found again, or not for decades. We also have no idea whether the book is being used unless folks leave it out where we can find it, and that information sometimes determines whether or not a book is kept. If you love a book, take it OFF the shelf and DON’T put it back. In libraries, we do NOT want patrons putting the books back. We want the statistics, and we want to be absolutely certain it goes back in exactly the right place. It was a bit of a surprise to me that grocery stores have the opposite philosophy, however this explains why we have so much trouble breaking people of the habit.

The second point seemed to be to crowdsource the concept and have people pay special awareness to finding these beasts in situ, so to speak, and then to tell the implied stories. Why and how did those two incongruent items become juxtaposed in real life?

With that idea priming the pump, we went shopping today to find turtlenecks for my son, who pulled a muscle in his neck and wanted something to keep it warm. We didn’t find turtlenecks for men, but we did find lots of funny tshirts, hoodies, sweaters, and other warm clothes. Since I had just finished reading the book from my Christmas stocking, I whipped past the book rack to see what piqued my interest and seemed appropriate brainless holiday reading. That was where I found this – a mix for pumpkin pie bars sitting in the book rack amidst the romances. As a librarian I am rather delighted with the idea that if someone had to choose between a less than healthy high-calorie treat and reading a book that supports imagination and hopes and dreams, that one would choose the latter. I love the idea of books as diet food. :) Excellent choice, whoever did it!

Pan Seared Tuna 8-4-09 — IMG_4347
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I had lunch at the Grand Rapids Art Museum Cafe with fundraisers from the leading arts and cultural organizations in Grand Rapids. Someone had Wasasbi Lime Tuna pan seared with Black Sesame Seeds and a Mandarin Cashew Salad. www.artmuseumgr.org/.

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Diet Kong

November 21, 2011 · Posted in Diet · Comment 

A few nice diet images I found:

Diet Kong
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Diet Kong – The Basement; Kingston, New York – June 10, 2011

Diet Kong
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Diet Kong – The Basement; Kingston, New York – June 10, 2011

Diet Kong
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Diet Kong – The Basement; Kingston, New York – June 10, 2011

Great Grandma’s Tomato Butter Recipe

November 20, 2011 · Posted in Recipes · Comment 

A few nice recipes images I found:

Great Grandma’s Tomato Butter Recipe
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Image by Chiot’s Run
Last week my mom and I went down to my grandma’s house to go through some stuff. I asked my cousin about a few of my grandma’s recipes so I could take a few photos of them. She showed me all of grandma’s recipe boxes, they were filled with cards she’d written recipes on and clippings from magazines. She also showed me my great grandma’s recipe book. It was a collection of recipes scratched and pasted in to an old Railroad Ledger. It’s so great to see old well-used recipes written by my grandmothers.

I’m planning on taking these and making each one, taking photos and making a cookbook of family recipes, including photos of the recipes written by my grandma’s. I think this will make a wonderful Christmas present for family members.

chiotsrun.com/2010/03/24/heirloom-recipes/

BBQ Sauce (recipe)
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My new personal BBQ sauce recipe from scratch. Neighbors beware!

Quantity varies each time for me, and this list is roughly in order of amount used. Anybody can do this, just keep tasting it through the process. I’ve found you actually need quite a bit of liquid smoke. Go easy on the oil, however if you want it to be a smoker sauce (good for making the neighborhood drool), add a little more. My grandfather’s chicken recipe calls for 1 cup of sugar, vinegar AND oil, which is just too much. You actually ‘feel’ the oil the next day; gross.

Sugar will aid in charring, but to the average person, they’ll see it as being ‘burnt to a crisp’ (I happen to love this). Sugar amounts listed below are high. If you don’t have a hot grill, or don’t like charring, you should lower the sugar amounts or you’ll end up with way too much sweetness.

* tomato paste (1-2 cans)
* vinegar (1 cup)
* sugar (1/2 cup)
* brown sugar (1/2 cup)
* molasses (to color and taste)
* oil (1/4 cup)
* Worcestershire sauce
* liquid smoke (I prefer Stubb’s)
* soy sauce
* onion powder
* mustard powder
* garlic (2-3 cloves)
* salt and pepper

Blend.

Homemade Sweet and Sour Pork w/ Recipe
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Image by animakitty
Recipe: rasamalaysia.com/chinese-recipe-sweet-and-sour-pork/

Evaluation: Not as good as a good Chinese restaurant’s, but better than cheap/buffet versions with that ubiquitous orange sauce.

Deep frying in a broad skillet on an electric stove was not pleasant, but it produced the desired results. Frying in batches of ~10 cubes of pork for 3 and a half minutes apiece and waiting a couple minutes between batches produced a consistent, golden brown, tender chunk. I used medium-high heat (7 on the dial) and let the oil heat for about 15 minutes before starting to fry.
I kept the fried chunks warm on a baking sheet in a 200 degree oven while frying the other batches.

I multiplied this recipe by 4 to use the meat I had, and found that the sauce tasted too much like soy sauce. There may also have been too much corn starch in the sauce. There was definitely WAY too much batter left when I was done, so if you’re multiplying the recipe, make half what you would otherwise.

Teens: Make Your Own Exotic Cookbook

November 18, 2011 · Posted in Cookbook · Comment 

A few nice cookbook images I found:

Teens: Make Your Own Exotic Cookbook
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YAS at the main library program called "Make Your Own Exotic Cookbook" presented by author Kayleen Reusser.

Teens: Make Your Own Exotic Cookbook
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YAS at the main library program called "Make Your Own Exotic Cookbook" presented by author Kayleen Reusser.

Nice Recipes photos

November 17, 2011 · Posted in Recipes · Comment 

Some cool recipes images:

Recipe: A Big-ass Bowl o’ Bibimbap
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And I really do mean "big"!!!! To give you an idea of scale, the above-pictured bowl is 9" in diameter! (Holy Bibimbap, Batman!) And no, just in case you’re curious, I didn’t eat it all myself. 😉 I couldn’t find a smaller bowl that’d hold all of the different types of namul, so went for aesthetic effect (i.e., to get a good photograph for the blog/cookbook) instead of practicality. Lots of leftovers if any friends & family would like to join me for today’s lunch & dinner, and perhaps the next day’s lunch & dinner too. 😉

Starting at 12 o’clock & going in a clockwise direction, here are the different namul: Marinated cucumbers, fern brake, scallion slivers, marinated beef, mung bean sprouts (soy beans), strips of dried nori, sautéed zucchini, sautéed carrots, sautéed spinach, & sautéed shiitake mushrooms. In the center: Sunny side-up egg and bibim chili sauce (made with gochujang, a hot & spicy Korean red chili pepper paste). And underneath it all, is sticky white rice (i.e., the same glutinous rice that’s often used for sushi & also for various Asian desserts).

Recipe: TBA. (Still recovering from the cooking & clean-up. 😉 )

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The Ultimate Chocolate Brownies Recipe
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Recipe doodled illustration of the ultimate chocolate brownies. The recipe is from The Ultimate Chocolate Brownies.

The Famous Hawaiian Fried Rice Recipe
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Famous Hawaiian Fried Rice Recipe

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