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Preserving food at home

It is true that we cannot keep food fresh forever, but with the efficient methods, we can definitely prolong it. Preserving food correctly not only save your money but also protect your food from change in color, texture and nutrition.

  1. Meat, poultry and fish

In order to maintain quality and freshness of raw meat, poultry and fish, it is critical to keep it cold enough to deactivate the bacteria. Usually, raw food last safely within roughly three days in the refrigerator. If you wish to keep uncooked food for a longer period of time, freezing them is the best way. It is recommended to properly prep it before freezing as follow:

  • First of all, carefully wash them with fresh water
  • Put it in proper plastic bags or food storage containers and cover the containers then store in freezer

Then they absolutely can be frozen for a couple of months.

However, with the help of a vacuum food-saver, you are now able to extend your food life up to 3-5 times longer than the conventional ways. Today, it is not difficult for you to find the best vacuum sealer of many types in the market that satisfies your needs from a counter top model to a handheld one.

  1. Fruit and vegetables

For fresh fruits and vegetables, you should store them in the fridge and bear in mind those pieces of notice: (more…)

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What are the Best Running Shoes for People who have High Arches for Making Sport Experience more Memorable?

It is worth stating that most of the runners have much neutral arches. It simply means that their feet neither move outward nor inward however, instead keep the natural footstep. It is vital to mention that it never mean that their arches would remain neutral & never develop issues.

Nevertheless, in majority of the cases people who never develop problems over pronate. It happens as their feet move inward towards big toes. It is extremely common in those people who have even feet.

I would like to mention that high arches usually indicate the people also supinate. It means that their feet move outward towards their ankles as they walk on. It can lead to huge numbers of the painful and uncomfortable foot part conditions.

Few might indicate ankle strain, stress fractures, shin splints & rupturing of ligaments. Moreover, plantar fasciitis is particularly common in all those people who always supinate, also identified    as under pronator. (more…)

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Penny Board comparison

You are looking for a Penny Board but you do not have any ideas which one to buy? This useful comparison review would make it easier to make your consideration.

Which size to choose

Firstly, you have to be very clear about the board’s size. You would select between the 22 inch Penny Board and the 27 inch Penny Board (Nickel). The Nickel Penny Board is 5 inch longer and about 1.5 inch wider than the 22 inch (classic) Penny Board, meaning that it is more stable when driving and easier to direct. Nevertheless, it is a little bit larger and bulkier than the smaller board, but it is neither worse nor better, both types are great skateboards.

Which brand to buy?

If you have considered a particular size, then the next step is to choose the manufacturers of the Penny Board. Does it have to be the original of Australia Penny board which presumably provides the best quality on the market, is a famous brand and manufacturer, or is a Penny board from an intermediate producer with equal quality ?

For me, I personally use a 22 inch Penny Board of Ridge brand for about 60 USD, then make comparison with the original of 22 inch Australian Penny Board and can not see any true difference in either the process, even in moving behavior. Thus, I strongly suggest to all those who do not place so much value on the brand and would like to have the most favorable Penny board, either the 22 inch “Classic Cruiser” or the 27 inch “Large Classic Cruiser” of the Ridge brand, which are both very great cruiser boards. There you just get for abound 60 ÚD the smaller board or for about 63 USD the bigger one, which both could keep pace with the more expensive Penny board of Australian Penny. (more…)

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Winter Warm-up

The fittest women in the West, elite skiers, share their pre-winter full-body workout. Even if you live in the tropic, it’s your lift ticket to higher fitness.


The first day back on the slopes, the biggest air most of us get is the kind we suck into our lungs. Meanwhile, in Crested Butte, Colorado, local skiers float on air, turning through fresh patches of powder. What’s their secret? Two preseason conditioning classes: one for building strength, the other for endurance. Combined, they make an effective training routine that anyone can benefit from. Whether you summit mountains or sweat at sea level, this workout will help you go faster and harder in any activity (and burn around 450 calories an hour to boot). Plus, it will develop explosive power, flexibility and balance.
The winter warm-up was started by a couple of ex-ski racers who wanted to get into prime shape during the fall, when the rain and mud make the Rockies too slick for mountain biking. The classes caught on, even with nonskiers. (more…)

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The past at present

It occurred to me the other day that gardening is the only art form I can think of that works in four dimensions–that is, the usual three, plus time. Time shapes the garden and completes it; it also, in the end, destroys it. A gardener has to be aware of what the passage of time will mean to the developing garden. (Is the kolkwitzia going to swamp the magnolia? How long before the beech hedge matures?) Most of us, I suspect, would prefer not to think too much about the destruction part.

Maybe we shouldn’t despair. Given the proper degree of enthusiasm (and sufficient funds), even seriously neglected gardens can be resurrected. They need not necessarily vanish in a maze of brush and saplings, or be overplanted with shopping centers. In some cases–rare enough, I admit–they can throw a challenge in the teeth of time and show themselves in something like their original splendor of two or three hundred years before. (more…)

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Well-weathered wisdom

I’ve never lived in a place where people were so concerned about the weather as they are in England. This is probably the result of never knowing quite what to expect. In America, especially on the East Coast, predictions seem pretty dependable by comparison; after all, the weather systems have a whole continent to cross (during which time they can be examined en route) before they fall upon you. Mistakes occur, of course, but usually not big ones, and not all that often.

In England, on the other hand, we have to take what we often unexpectedly get. The Meteorological Office–always known simply as the Met Office–has begun offering five-day forecasts in a gingerly way, but in my experience they are fairly useless. Longer-range forecasts–that it will be an “iron” winter, for example–are hardly worth bothering about.

In the past, of course, the English lacked even the Met Office to tell them about visibility off Rockall or the likelihood of rain in Suffolk by dawn Wednesday. What they had instead was a vast and baroque system of folk knowledge about the weather, incorporated in axioms and sayings of splendid inconsistency. Americans will recognize some of them (more…)