JAPAN FOOT LONG FRIES
Though the foot-long fry trend has yet to blow up in the U.S, I am guessing it’s only a matter of time. That means, you should start assessing exactly how you feel about the creation.
Where do you supposed extra long French fries will fall among the many different classifications of fries for you?
You’re probably wondering where on earth I find finds such massive potatoes to make these crispy creations, other than in Japan or Australia.
The answer is nowhere, they don’t exist. Instead, potatoes are mashed into a sort of batter-like consistency.
Then, the potato mixture is gathered into balls, and they’re placed, one by one, into a special machine that presses out long sticks of potato directly into a deep fryer. It kind of looks like pasta in the making.
Once you get your basket of fresh #longfries, you can top them with one of two Japanese dipping sauces (let’s be honest, eating a dry French fry is pretty much pointless): a creamy shiitake mushroom sauce or a more traditional Japanese mayonnaise… though no one’s judging if you want to stick with regular ketchup or vinegar 😂🍿}
ABOUT NATURE …
“Nothing is quite beautiful alone: nothing but is beautiful in the whole. A single object is only so far beautiful as it suggests this universal grace.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it is to be happy.” —
“He was alone. He was unheeded, happy, and near to the wild heart of life. He was alone and young and willful and wild-hearted, alone amidst a waste of wild air and brackish waters and the sea harvest of shells and tangle and veiled grey sunlight.” — James Joyce
FAMILY OF LIONS IN BEAUTIFUL AUSTRALIA
Synonyms of Macadamia:
Australian Nut, Queensland Nut, Bush Nut, Baphal Nut
Scientific Name: Macadamia ternifolia FvMUELL
Family: Proteaceae (Protea Family)
Habitat: Australia, Indonesia
Approximately 80% monounsaturated fatty acids of which about 50% is oleic acid and 20% palmitoleic acid, vitamins A, B, E, minerals.
Macadamia nut: about 70% fat, vitamin B, calcium, iron, phosphorus.
1. BENEFITS ON THE SKIN
One of the antioxidants is squalene. It is rare and has a particularly strong impact on our skin. Squalene is a naturally occurring antioxidant in our body, but adding more through this nut oil can help reduce oxidative stress on the body’s fats and the skin.
As our skin ages it rapidly starts to lose Palmitoleic acid. This important fatty acid is the reason why macadamia is the perfect inclusion for mature skin types. By using macadamia oil topically, you restore your skin’s palmitoleic acid levels while maintaining a youthful glow.
2. ENERGY LEVELS
This nut-oil gives you a quick boost of energy to the body, something which the oil can also provide. However, you have to be careful with the dose (amount) of nuts and its oil while consuming, as it can quickly translate into weight gain and obesity, which comes with its own long list of health risks.
3. STRENGTHENS THE HAIR
This oil penetrates hair more efficiently than some other oils, like mineral oil. Mineral oil can build up on your scalp. Over time, it can make your hair feel heavier and look duller.
4. RETAINS HEALTHY FATS
Although this isn’t a definitive health benefit, this Australian nut oil has a higher smoke point than other vegetable oils, like olive oil. Therefore, when you’re cooking with it, you are far less likely to burn off the beneficial fats, which are the main reason why you are using the oil in the first place.
5. GREAT FOR COOKING
It is excellent for cooking because of its high smoke point of over 400 degrees Fahrenheit. It is typically higher than olive oil. This is important, because when oil begins to burn, it denatures and loses many of its health benefits, possibly become carcinogenic.
CATURDAY FACTS – INTRO
ABRAHAM LINCOLN and his LOVE for CATS!
United States President, Abraham Lincoln, loved all animals, especially cats. He loved cats so much that his wife once said that cats were her husband’s hobby.
The then, Secretary of State William Seward, gave two kittens on Lincoln as a White House gift. The President loved to spend hours just petting the cats and talking to them.
He fed his kitties at the table. One time he used a gold fork to do that, which was too much for Mrs. Lincoln. His response?
“If a gold fork was good enough for former President Buchanan, it’s good enough for Tabby.”
AMAZING FUN CAT FACTS:
Cats have over 20 muscles that control their ears.
A group of cats is called clowder.
Cats have more data storage than an iPad.
Abraham Lincoln had four cats in the White House.
Adult cats only meow to communicate with humans.
Some cats are ambidextrous. Although 40 to 50% of female cats are typically right-pawed, while male cats are typically left-pawed: Psychologists Deborah Wells and Sarah Millsopp of Queen’s University Belfast tested 42 house cats — 21 males and 21 females — to determine whether they favored their right or left paws when performing tasks of varying difficulty. Their report on the results has been accepted for publication in the journal Animal Behavior of Science Direct (play with your kitties and let me know if this is true. I did it and couldn’t prove it, 🤩 but then again, I’m not a Psychologist).
SO SORRY dog lovers: A cat’s cerebral cortex (the part of the brain in charge of cognitive information processing) has 300 million neurons, compared with a dog’s 160 million. (BTW, (I love dogs too 🐶).
Cats are very picky creatures about their “bathroom.” If you have more than one feline, you should have one litter box for each one of them.
They are the only mammals that cannot taste sweetness (no cake for my kitty-cats on my birthday).
A cat can jump six times his length in a single bound.
Cats love routine. Any change in their routine makes them mad, upset. Some cats get sick, they can vomit or refuse to eat.
When Cats Leave Their Poop Uncovered It’s a Sign of Aggression.
Kneading is a sign of contentment and happiness. Cats knead their mothers when they are nursing to stimulate the let-down of milk.
There are currently 45 Hemingway cats living at the writer’s former home in Key West, Fla.
A cat’s nose is ridged with a unique pattern, just like a human fingerprint.
The first cat in space was a French cat named Felicette (a.k.a. “Astrocat”) In 1963, France blasted the cat into outer space. Electrodes implanted in her brains sent neurological signals back to Earth. She survived the trip.
A cat can travel at a top speed of approximately 31 mph (49 km) over a short distance.
In several countries of Europe and North America black cats are a sign of bad luck, but in Britain and Australia black cats are considered lucky!
Usually, a cat has about 12 whiskers on each side of its face. Have you counted them already? 😇
A cat’s jaw can’t move sideways, that is why a cat can’t chew large chunks of food.
PAUSE IF YOU MUST…BUT DON’T STOP!
GET TO WORK!
There is no magic pill to success. You need to work hard and adore what you do if you want to accomplish your purpose in life.
It is annoying to hear people complain about money all the time and how hard everything is, but they don’t do anything about it.
Everything worthwhile in this life is not easy to acquire. It requires effort, knowledge and true passion.