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Cebu – Pearl Of South Philippines

Why travel to Cebu, Philippines of all places? What makes Cebu, Philippines special among all other places in the whole country – or the world even? If your travel plans for this year includes Cebu, here are some reasons why we’re certain that you won’t regret your decision on choosing Cebu as your travel destination.

What Makes Cebu Popular
Even if we weren’t to talk about any of the famous tourist spots of Cebu, Philippines, there are still other things that make Cebu so very popular with the tourists. First, there’s the food. If you love those ripe yellow mangoes, you absolutely must go to Guadulupe because their mangoes – served dried or not – can never fail to make taste buds water.

And then there’s chicharon or pork rind; if you’ve never tasted chicharon yet, a good place to start would be at Cebu. Other food to explore in Cebu would be “puso”, the hanging rice, dangit, a dried fish usually eaten for breakfast and budbud, another type of rice.

And then there are the souvenirs or other accessories that you may only purchase in Cebu, Philippine. If you come from a country experiencing all four seasons – people back home would probably appreciate if you give them the beautifully hand woven blankets made from Argao. People with deep faith would no doubt appreciate as well gifts of the Medallions of the Christ Child. For fashion lovers, jewelry made from Mactan stone, corals or seashells are very much popular.

Lastly, there are the guitars. People with fine ears for music can’t help but appreciate the quality of guitars manufactured in Cebu. If you also want to see with your very own eyes the manufacturing process of a guitar, from start to finish, LapuLapu City of Cebu is the place to travel to.

And now finally, we come to the places…

Magellan’s Cross – Since the Philippines began to be of interest to the world thanks to Ferdinand Magellan’s discovery in 1521, tourists might as well begin their travel plans by visiting Magellan’s Cross which is found in Magallanes Street of Cebu City. This place is of much historical value to the Philippines because it’s also where the baptismal rites of the earliest Filipino Christians were held.

Mactan Island – Water sports have always been a favorite activity by tourists when visiting the Cebu and if you’re fond of this as well, make sure that you drop by Mactan Island because the waves there are alike no place else!

Cebu is also the jumping point to other exciting destinations like Dumaguete, Bohol and Sumilon.

Dan Eggers
http://www.articlesbase.com/travel-articles/cebu-pearl-of-south-philippines-87237.html

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Posted by mark - March 31, 2017 at 5:26 pm

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Pork bone soup (“gamjatang”)

How to make delicious Korean pork bone soup, enough for 2 or 3 servings.
Full recipe is on my site: http://www.maangchi.com/recipes/gamjatang

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How do i roast a prime silverside beef joint its 0.980kg?

Never done a roast before! I’m doing slimming world so bought and thought i would roast it and make salads out of it for the next couple of red days on the diet plan. How do i roast it? My oven is the crappest, slowest oven in the world.
Do i have to do anything to it, like marinate it or something

Silverside is normally boiled or done in a slow cooker, it is one of the toughest cuts of beef.
My suggestion would be:
Place your silverside in pan or slowcooker
2 tsps mustard
1/2 cup vinegar
2 tbsp sugar
2 bay leaves
1 onion peeled and halved
Cover with water
Simmer slowly until cooked (should be floating)
Approx 2 hours, if roasted could turn out leathery.

I would substitute the sugar for sweetex or similar

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Posted by mark - March 30, 2017 at 4:52 pm

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Slender Portion Spinach Mac and Cheese Muffins

Slender Portion Spinach Mac and Cheese Muffins

Here is a great recipe for a healthier version of Mac and Cheese. Not only are the ingredients better for you, but making them this way also helps you not over eat on this delicious dish!

 

 

 

Slender Portion Spinach Mac and Cheese Muffins

 

Ingredients:

4 cups of cooked whole wheat/high fiber macaroni

1 Tablespoon of butter

1 Tablespoon of flour

1 cup of milk (skim)

1 clove of garlic (minced)

3 ounces of shredded cheddar cheese (sharp)

3 ounces of shredded Gruyere cheese

1 egg

1 egg white

1 cup of fresh spinach (cooked)

Salt & pepper

 

Cooking Instructions:

First, pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees. Then, lightly mist a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray, now set aside. Next take a small sauce pot and melt the butter over a med heat, add your flour, mix it into the butter until it is thick. Now stir in the garlic and milk; bring the mixture to just under a boil. Add your cheese and whisk it all together until thoroughly combined into a sauce. Remove cheese sauce from the heat and mix in both the egg white and egg until combined. Take a large bowl, combine the spinach, pasta, salt and pepper, and cheese sauce. Mix them together. Spoon the mixture into the muffin tin cups. Bake them for 10-15 minutes or until the tops slightly brown. Let them cool for about 5 minutes before taking them out of the muffin tin.

Resources:

Emily Bites.com-Mac & Cheese Muffins

All Recipes.com-Easy Mac and Cheese Muffins

 

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Sway Breezy – Intro and Why You Gettin Fresh With Me?

Sway Breezy – At The Warren County Prime Beef Festival in 2008. Playing the Intro and Why You Gettin’ Fresh With Me?

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Posted by mark - March 29, 2017 at 3:30 pm

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Sexy Dining: Taos, Lambert’s of Taos

Taos, New Mexico is famous for ‘destination dining’, with perhaps the highest number of restaurants per capita in the USA. As a feature of taosdining.com, ten top Taos restaurants were videoed in July 2009 during the summer-long ‘Taos Summer of Love 2009’ festivities.

Zeke Lambert and Tina Lambert established one of the best dining experiences anywhere. Dinner nightly 5:30 pm to closing. Cocktails start at 5pm. Lambert’s menu contains some very tasty dishes, including: dungeness crab cakes, roasted corn and smoked bacon chowder, grilled chicken satay.tempura lobster tail, grilled lamb tenderloin, romaine salad, roasted tomato and mozzerella, pepper crusted lamb, glazed roast duck, grilled medallions of beef tenderloin, pistacio crusted chicken breast, rib eye steak, grilled veal chop, rutabaga-potato herb cake, filet of beef, ginger-grilled shrimp.

Lambert’s was winner of 4 “People’s Choice Awards” for the best of Taos County 2006, including: Best Restaurant – Second Place, Fine Dining – First Place, Best Service – Second Place, and Most Impressive Place to Bring a Date – Second Place. 2007 Lambert’s won three more “People’s Choice Awards”: Best Restaurant – First Place; Best Splurge Restaurant – First Place; Best Chef – tie Second Place. Additionally, in both 2008 and 2009 Lambert’s won the same 4 “People’s Choice Awards:” Best Restaurant – First Place; Restaurant With Best Service – First Place; Best Chef – Second Place; Best Romantic Restaurant – Second Place

Video by Peter Walker, in association with Moon Studios.
Executive Producer: J. R. Ransom, for taosdining.com.
©2009 Taos Music & Art, Inc.

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RANDYS FISHMARKET RESTAURANT & www.FYI-Fla.com

Randy’s Fishm­arket Restau­rant & www.FYI-Fla.com

Go To FYI-Fla.com’s Southwest Florida Leisure, Tourism & Travel Network & Scroll down to Station # 3001-8 for the Real Deal: http://www.fyi-fla.com/03cpg08a/

Randy’s Fishm­arket Restau­rant, 10395 Tamiami Trail No, Naples, Fl. 34108
It’s Randy’s Fishmarket Restaurant For The Freshest Seafood and Juiciest Prime Beef in Southwest Florida and don’t forget Randy’s World Famous Key Lime Pie. Randy’s Features an Extensive Wine List and for your Favorite Beverage Its Randy’s Tap Room. Check Out Randy’s Gourmet Market Featuring All Your Favorite Fresh Seafood , in season, and a Wide Variety Of Gourmet Items To Take Home.

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Posted by mark - March 28, 2017 at 1:46 pm

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Top Chef Season 6 Episode 10 PART 1/5 Meat Natalie

http://referer.us/9/esr0e Top Chef masters Season 6 Episode 10 Meat Natalie S 6 E 10 S06E10 synopsis masters bravo tv michael voltaggio ashley jennifer premiere preview promo iron chef 10 11 woodfire grill atlanta s06e10 s06e11 finale 7 natalie portman

The chefs head to Las Vegas to visit “Craft Steak” and cook for actress Natalie Portman and friends.

Top Chef Season 6 Episode 10 11 finale Meat Natalie Vivre Las Vegas S 6 E 10 S06E10 masters bravo tv carla fabio vegas reality tv Tom Colicchio Padme Lakshe cvt free recap watch preview new promo six nine ten French cuisine france 10 Foodies seattle gail simmons padma lakshmi recipes host knives yt:stretch=16:9 yt:quality=high michael voltaggio ashley jennifer six seven Toby Young Ted Allen Food Wine magazine winner woodfire grill atlanta premiere new plate jamie oliver ramsey

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Posted by mark - March 27, 2017 at 11:33 am

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Enjoying A Variety Of Fish And Meats With A Cold Smoker

Smoking meats and fish is a way of cooking that has been around for generations, yet few people know how to cook in this manner or how tasty it can be to use this method of cooking. When fish or meat is smoked, the flavors from the wood or wood chips used blends with the meat, creating a wonderful and unique aroma and taste. This fashion of cooking is popular in many European countries, yet there are many smoking enthusiasts in the United States that enjoy this type of cooking as well. There are many types of smokers available, such as propane, gas, and electric, yet a cold smoker is a bit more uncommon than other varieties.

How To Cook With A Cold Smoker

When using the cold-smoker method of smoking fish and other meats, the temperature one uses is far lower than the hot-smoker method. Fish is most often used with this type of smoking, and should be frozen prior to the process in order to kill any susceptible parasites within the fish. The fish must stay in a brine solution for a longer period of time as well, and the cooking time is much longer than with the hot-smoker method. Often, a cold smoker cooks very slowly, from one to five days, depending on the amount of fish that is in the smoker itself. Different kinds of fish can be placed within the cold smoker, most often salmon or cod. Herring can also be used, as well as eels. This is a popular item in European countries, but generally not as well accepted in the U.S.

A homemade cold smoker can be built using a refrigerator, yet it is usually more time consuming than it is worth, and there are many quality brands available on the market. When cooking fish in this way, the fish can last for many months in the refrigerator, whereas using the hot smoker method, the fish spoil in just a few days. If one desires to preserve their meats or fish, a cold smoker is the better option. Wood chips or powder is used in the cold smoker as well. Choosing between a cold or hot smoker is solely based on individual preference and needs, yet both should provide delicious and satisfactory results to the avid meat or fish lover for years to come.

Ann Marier
http://www.articlesbase.com/advice-articles/enjoying-a-variety-of-fish-and-meats-with-a-cold-smoker-123359.html

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Posted by mark - March 26, 2017 at 10:57 pm

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real meat versus canned food?

I have two 9-week-old kittens. They are currently on wet food about 5 times a day. They have dry food out all the time that they nibble on. Water is provided which they are drinking.

They are currently being weaned off Whiskas and Felix wet food (which they were fed in foster care) and onto a higher quality wet food. I am mixing some Pets at Home (UK) "Purely" food which seems better quality. It has 50% real chicken, sunflower oil, vitamin and mineral supplements and tapioca starch. That’s the list of ingredients. It seems better than other brands. There doesn’t seem to be any byproducts or ash or corn fillers.

The kittens don’t seem to enjoy this food that much (both higher and lower quality food), but they will pick at it. A couple of times I have given them some salmon steaks and frying steak (both cooked) which I’ve chopped up. They love this and lick the plate clean!

My question is, is it wrong/safe/unhealthy to feed them exclusively real meat (beef, pork, tuna etc) as opposed to high quality canned food? I know that canned food has all the vitamins and minerals, etc that a cat needs, but is real meat actually better for them since they are carnivores? I am a little worried about them having too much protein in their diet as I know this can cause kidney problems. Also, because they are so young, is real meat appropriate? I would not feed them processed meats (ham, deli meat etc). I know that canned food contains water, but they are drinking pretty well too.

I want to give my kittens a good start in life and feed them the best.
Thanks for the answers I’ve been getting. So, what about if I give them a combination of real and canned food, all mixed in together. The real meat might make the canned stuff taste better. But then again, they might just pick out the real stuff and leave the canned stuff!

A raw diet is the best thing you could possibly feed them. They are obligate carnivores and designed to digest high protein foods, so you needn’t worry about kidney problems. Meat contains water just like canned food does.

Making a nutritionally complete homemade diet isn’t easy. Research:
http://www.catinfo.org/makingcatfood.htm (MAKING CAT FOOD)
http://www.catnutrition.org/foodmaking.php (Foodmaking)
http://www.littlebigcat.com/index.php?action=library&act=show&item=014 (Easy Homemade Diets for Cats and Dogs)

Raw feeding is an excellent option but should also be thoroughly researched before being attempted. There’s a lot more to it than just feeding your cat raw meat. You need a careful balance of raw muscle meat, raw organ meat, and raw meaty bones. Research:
http://www.rawfedcats.org/ (Raw Fed Cats)
http://rawfed.com/myths/cats.html (Raw Fed: What About Cats?)
http://www.rawlearning.com/ (Jane Anderson’s Raw Learning Site)
http://www.rawmeatybones.com/ (Raw Meaty Bones)
http://rawfed.com/myths/preymodel.html (Raw Prey Model Diet Vs. BARF Diet)
http://community.livejournal.com/rawdogs/profile/ (Raw Dogs Livejournal Community [not just for dogs despite the name!], excellent raw feeding information on the profile page and overall helpful community for raw feeding questions.)
http://www.rawfed.com/myths/index.html (Myths About Raw Feeding)

Darksong~

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