This post is dedicated to my niece Cortney of Living & Loving in California because she is having a Blogging Brain Fart...and because what I'm about to post just doesn't get any more random than this ;)
This week while reading the newsletter from Apartment Therapy San Francisco this post and house tour quickly grabbed my attention: Mary Roach's Nest: The Curious Charm of a Writer's Pad. I think I was drawn to it originally because I love seeing how other creative people live...but once I started the house tour and got a glimpse of the upstairs bathroom as you come up the hall stairs...I was REALLY curious!
and she is such a sweetheart because she has featured my blog as her first Favorite Blog of the Week...how cool is that! THANK YOU SO MUCH FLORY...I feel very honored by this...believe it or not this is my first feature after two years of blogging...good things do come to those who wait!
Now for my regularly scheduled programming...lol...Typical Tuesday...
Here is a very simple and quick tip for keeping your salad greens fresh and crispy once you have cleaned, trimmed and/or rinsed them and then want to store them back in the refrigerator:
Simply place paper towels or napkins in the bottom of your storage container, or if you use resealable plastic bags, simply wrap the paper towels gently around the salad greens.
Then place another napkin/towel on top of your greens and...
snap your lid back onto your container...or seal your bag and they are ready to go back into the refrigerator until the next time you eat them. The reason why this works is because the paper towels draw all the excess water away from your salad greens so that they do not become soggy and limp with the excess water and thus rust or become mush before you get a chance to eat them all up! This also works great for celery and fruits like strawberries and cherries.
Hope this helps and have a great day! I'm off to make another salad cause this post made me hungry...lol
Today my oldest son, Mitchell, gave me the following link to these videos in response to my post yesterday about poverty, literacy and the social conditioning that is happening to our children today.
WOW...is all I can say...if you are a parent than you REALLY need to watch these videos so that you can protect your children as they grow.
It is so ironic for me that my son referred these to me because, when my boys were young, we had no Cable TV, video games or computer games in our house. For a few years we lived overseas in Italy and getting away from TV was not an issue there because we had limited access to American TV...the rest was in Italian and since we didn't speak much of the language we just didn't turn the tube on. Then when I got divorced and came back stateside, I didn't pay for cable TV and so we were limited to those stations that my antenna could pick up.
As far as I was concerned...it didn't matter because as a single parent, who had to work outside of the home...I wanted to be with my boys as much as possible when I was home with them. If the TV was on at all, it was to watch VHS movies together as a family...I didn't use it to "occupy" my kids so that I could do other things. I had also invested in alot of creative toys like LEGOS, Construx (cool building toys by Fisher Price like the original Erector sets), every kind of art supply and science project that I could afford. As Mitchell got older, he at times, complained because we didn't have "real"...a.k.a. cable TV...and also because I refused to buy (or allow anyone else to buy them) ANY type of video games, like Nintendo. I think he thought I was the toughest, meanest Mom around...lol
So this is why I find it ironic that now he is sending me these links! Now he knows (and appreciates) that I wasn't being MEAN...I just loved them THAT MUCH to risk them being mad at me at the time!
btw...I still have all of their LEGOS and Construx put away in storage for my Grand-Babies to have :D
Video 1 of 7: Branding Children from "Cradle to Grave"
Video 2 of 7: Marketing Becomes De-Regulated So Corporations Can Now Target Our Children
Video 3 of 7: Marketing to Children Goes Beyond the TV
Video 4 of 7: Symbolic Advertising
Video 5 of 7: Pushing "Tweens"
Video 6 of 7: Baby Einstein Replaces Important Development and Social Bonding
Video 7 of 7: The Adverse Side Effects...Our Children's Health
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