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Do Men and Women See Colors The Same Way?

Thursday, Jul, 18 2013

It's now a scientific fact.......men and women do not see colors the same way because the male and female brains process information about color differenty.  Men are more attuned to seeing fine detail and objects that move rapidly, women are better at differentiating between colors.

Researchers at Brooklyn College and Hunter College in New York City studied participants, all of whom were over the age of 16, had normal color vision and perfect 20/20 vision (either natural or corrected), were asked to view and identify colors across the spectrum from red to violet.  The results:

*  In order for men to see the same color hue as women, they had to view a sightly longer wavelength.
*  Men had more trouble than women discerning specific colors in the center of the spectrum.
*  Men were better able than women to see images that changed rapidly.

posted by: Kathy Keene 16 month(s) ago Comment On This Post


Blueberry Smoothie

Wednesday, Jul, 17 2013

Something to cool  you off during this heat wave..........July is BLUEBERRY month..........enjoy!

BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIE

1 cup fresh blueberries
1 (8 oz.) container plain yogurt
3/4 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
2 T. white sugar or Splenda
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg

Blend the blueberries, yogurt, milk, sugar, vanilla and nutmeg in a blender until frothy, scraping down the sides of the blender with a spatula occasionally.  Serve immediately.

posted by: Kathy Keene 16 month(s) ago Comment On This Post


Strangest Canned Foods

Wednesday, Jul, 10 2013

STRANGEST CANNED FOODS

Canned foods are great for camping, college students and anyone looking for a quick snack or meal.
But there are some strange canned foods that you probably never knew existed.  Here they are:

1.   Fish  (what kind of fish.....tuna?? We've all had tuna in a can)
2.   Alligator
3.   Grasshoppers
4.   Rattlesnake
5.   Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches
6.   Frog Legs
7.   Pork Brains
8.   Sushi
9.   Cheeseburger
10. Bacon

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Hi Maize 260

Tuesday, Jul, 9 2013

I  received several emails inquiring about Natural Expressions Bakery and the product called Hi Maize 260.

Hi Maize 260 is a resistant starch fiber that can be used to lose and maintain weight by eliminating hunger.
Prevent blood sugar spikes in diabetics
Improve digestion and immune system by feeding good bacteria
Provide fiber for gluten free diets

The Hi Maize 260 can be purchased at Natual Expressions Bakery, 825 E.Broadway in Appleton or
at the Appleton Farmer's Market from Rose Misco.  Her booth is in front of the Vagabond Import Store.

Natural Expressions Bakery is open Monday through Friday from 11AM to 5PM.

posted by: Kathy Keene 16 month(s) ago Comment On This Post


Chef Jeff's Recipes

Tuesday, Jul, 9 2013

Chef Jeff’s Barley Risotto
Yield:  12 - ½ Cup Portions

2 T. canola or olive oil     
½ cup green onions, small dice    
½ cup celery, small dice     
2 T. garlic, minced     
1 cup mushrooms, minced    
8 cups water        
1 T. beef base (or bouillon)     
1 tsp. thyme leaves, dried    
1 pound barley, pearled      
1 cup Farmer cheese, shredded    

Sweat the green onions, celery, garlic and mushrooms in the oil until most of the moisture has dissipated.  At the same time in a separate kettle simmer the water, beef base and thyme to form a brown stock. Add the barley to the vegetables and ½ of the hot brown stock and bring to a simmer, stirring frequently.  Continue to add the brown stock about a ½ cup at a time while stirring and cook until all of the brown stock has been absorbed or evaporated, trying to develop a creamy texture.  When all of the brown stock has been used, add the shredded farmer cheese and continue stirring until melted.  The barley should have taken on a creamy and shiny appearance. Serve immediately as a side dish with your favorite entrees.


Chef Jeff’s Bourbon Marinade

3-4 pounds product to marinade (pork tenderloin, etc.)    
24 ounces Coca Cola      
¾ cup Bourbon (or whiskey)   
1 cup soy sauce     
1 cup sugar, brown     
1 T. black pepper, table grind or coarse 
1 T. garlic, granulated    

Combine the cola, bourbon, soy sauce, brown sugar, black pepper, and garlic in a bowl or vessel large enough to marinate the product.Place the product in the marinade and allow it to marinate under refrigeration for at least 12 hours.  Hint:  the longer, the better. Prepare the product as required.


Chef Jeff’s Steak Butter

Yield:  1.25 pounds
1 pound butter, regular     
2 T. garlic, fresh, minced    
2 T. Worcestershire Sauce, as prepared  
4 T. beef base or bouillon    
1 T. salt, Kosher or coarse     
1 T. black pepper, coarse ground   

Combine all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Brush on steaks immediately after grilling, just prior to service.   Serve and enjoy.

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