When I make soup it’s usually a pretty big production and it usually involves the slow cooker (see Things that sound funny when talking about slow cookers). Here’s one I made this morning that took only a few minutes to prep, cooked on the stove top and was ready by lunch time.
Greek Lentil Soup from Laurel’s Kitchen
Simple and easy recipe… Read more
The first Thursday of November is National Men Make Dinner Day. Here are the official rules (you may want to print this) …
Rule #1: National men make dinner day is always celebrated on the first Thursday of each November.
Rule #2: Man agrees to participate in national men make dinner day. Bonus points if he does so without seeking promise of night out with boys in return.
Rule #3: Man, completely un-aided, chooses a ‘published’ recipe from any source, or Internet.
Rule #4: Main meal must include minimum of 4 ingredients and require at least one cooking utensil other than a fork
Marissa Ann Mayer, age 37 is the new CEO for Yahoo.
Marissa Ann Mayer (born May 30, 1975) is an American business executive and the president and CEO of Yahoo!. Previously, she was a long-time executive and key spokesperson for Google. She is the youngest CEO of a Fortune 500 company.
Mayer married commercial real estate investor Zachary Bogue on December 12, 2009. On the same day Yahoo! announced her hiring, Mayer revealed that she and her husband are expecting a baby boy, due October 7, 2012.
Friday The 13th by W.J.Pilsak
There is at least one Friday the 13th in every calendar year. The next one (Friday the 13th) will be in September 2013. – WikiPedia
Friday the 13th is a date considered to be bad luck in most of North American. Although most experts agree, there is no real evidence to support a “Friday the 13th” superstition and no real cause to fear the date.
The fear of Friday the 13th has been called friggatriskaidekaphobia (Frigga being the name of the Norse goddess for whom “Friday” is named and triskaidekaphobia meaning fear of the number thirteen).
The Dutch Centre for Insurance Statistics (CVS), stated that “fewer accidents and reports of fire and theft occur on Friday the 13th than on other Fridays, because people are preventatively more careful. Statistically speaking, driving is slightly safer on Friday the 13th.
Source: Wikipedia article
Does everyone already know about this place? Why didn’t anyone tell me? I was up all night hitting the “next” button (not a metaphor)…
Image from FoodPorn web site
Juicy Burger with Cheddar, Guacamole, Bacon, Chile Mayo and Crispy Onions on Sesame Brioche « FoodPornDaily | Food Porn, Food Photography.
Macleans.ca had an article with some tips for summer job seekers, you can read the whole article here. Here are just a few of the tips from the article — and a few tips of my own.
- 1. Crack the hidden job market
Most jobs aren’t advertised.
- 2. Summer jobs matter more than you think
You may be tempted to return to that retail gig you held in high school. Resist the urge. The type of job you get this summer will influence the type of job you’ll get next summer and far into the future.
- 3. Head West! (Or North. Or East.)
If you live in a university town, you’re going to have intense competition for the best summer jobs.
- 4. Clean up after yourself online
- 5. Don’t forget the keywords
The first thing some human resources managers do with a stack of applications is sort though them to eliminate those that don’t reference keywords from the job ad.
Oh ya -- and don't be late!
I have some advice of my own for students entering the job market. Mike’s top five mistakes made by students on their first job interview.
#5. Bringing your DS, in case things get boring during the interview.
#4. Admitting you failed food save – but explaining it was lame-oh anyway.
#3. Including sleeping and pounding your brother on your list of “hobbies and interests”.
#2. Saying you sure hope your office will be nicer than this one.
#1. Ending the interview with “t-minus-zero, snooze fest out”.
more from last year’s Top Five…
Top five mistakes made at job interviews
#5. Looking at your watch after 15 minutes and saying “Oh man, look at theee time. When is my break anyway”.
#4. Plugging in your iPod then explaining, “It’s okay, I’ll keep the volume low, so I shouldn’t miss much.”
#3. Admitting you failed food save – but explaining it was lame-oh anyway.
#2. Including your uncanny ability to be caller 10 and caller 12 as one of your strengths.
#1. At the end of the interview – yelling “SPOILER ALERT! IN THE END I GET YOUR JOB!”
How to Get the Best Cup from an Auto-Drip Coffee Maker from LifeHacker
The auto-drip coffee maker is ridiculed by coffee snobs (and for good reason—plenty of other methods make consistently better coffee), but the auto-drip’s no hassle, automatic brewing still makes it the go-to choice for a lot of homes and offices looking for a quick caffeine fix. While you may not be able to get the “perfect” brew from an auto-drip, you can make it a whole lot better with a little know-how.
An auto-drip coffee maker is handy because you can set it and forget it, but the fact you can’t control the temperature or the water ratio as it pours over the beans means you can’t customize the brew as much to fit your liking. The key to good auto-drip is to do skip any silly tricks and keep it as basic as possible, starting with the right coffee beans and roast.
Start the Process Right: Whole Beans, a Good Grind, Filtered Water, and the Right Temperature
Since you can’t control a lot of the variables that make a cup of coffee good with an auto-drip it’s important that you start the process right. This means fresh-roasted whole beans, getting a good grind, fresh water, and trying to get the temperature as close to right as possible.
via How to Get the Best Cup from an Auto-Drip Coffee Maker.
Darn, I didn’t make the list. Maybe I’m number 31?