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boost the nutrition exponentially by using a sweet potato.

Recipe: The Superfood Baked Potato Recipes from The Kitchn
3/19/14 12:03 PM

Jacques P├ępin's method is one I have avoided for years because everyone keep saying to start the eggs in cold water and bring to a boil, but have gone back to his way for it is utterly fool proof. Bring water to a rolling boil, slowly lower eggs in with a slotted spoon, set timer for 10 minutes, turn flame down a bit and allow the eggs to simmer. At the end of 10 minutes, remove pan from stove and immerse eggs in cold water. Perfect every time.

Tip: Use a Probe Thermometer for Foolproof Hard-Boiled Eggs
3/5/14 11:16 AM

i use it in a dry mix i whip up with polenta, brown rice i've ground a bit in the blender and oatmeal. teff is expensive and combining with other grain helps tame the "gooey texture. to the grains i add flax seeds and cinnamon, shake up and store in the freezer. use it right out of the freezer. (no need to thaw grains and seeds.) i put about 1/4c.of the mix in a bowl with about 3/4c. water and microwave on 7 for 7-8 minutes. i add a little salt, mix well to cream it up and add a little unsweetened almond milk. you can drizzle with a sweetener if you like. optionally, i have simply added a bit more salt and a pat of butter and a grating of parmesan for a more savory bowl, kind of like plain polenta or grits.

How To Make Whole-Grain Teff Porridge Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
2/15/14 04:50 PM

Take care to store grains and flours that are WHOLE grains in the fridge or freezer to keep them from becoming rancid.
I store all my flours (except white flour) in one of the bottom bins in the fridge (move lever, if you have one, to "low himidity").
I store all grains (brown rice, oats, millet, kamut, winter wheat, etc.) in the freezer.
You might then have adequate room to store those items which need no refrigeration like dried fruit, pasta, beans and sugars on your shelves. I reuse glass White Mountain yogurt jars. They are clear, paper label comes off easily and there are no markings on the white plastic lid. Works great. i can even stack them.

Storing and Organizing Bulk Foods in a Small Kitchen?
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2/22/11 05:46 PM

the 10-day Goenka retreat is the best vipassana boot camp you can do if you want to kick start a good meditation practice. when i came back from the one i attended in texas, i searched for a group i could sit with and found one that was under the wing of the Insight Meditation group (Kornfield, Salzberg, Goldstein). was almost 5 years ago and has been wonderful. metta

The Best Fresh Start… Vipassana & Design
1/11/11 10:44 AM

i live in the swamps of texas and have had remarkable luck with Buzz Away Extreme. the active ingredients are soybean oil, geranium oil, castor oil, cedarwood oil, citronella oil, peppermint oil and lemongrass oil. NO DEET. we also have the zebra striped mosquito and ANY water is a breeding ground. they can even breed in wet dirt. had a deep pond for a number of years before the raccoons drove me crazy by trying to rip the shingles off my roof. i guess they were mad because they couldn't reach the fish. i stocked it w/pet store comet goldfish and never a larvae was seen.

How Do You Battle Mosquitoes? | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
7/9/10 09:21 PM