Yearly Archives: 2017

Baked potato

This is my first attempt to bake potatoes since we purchased our convection oven in September. The ingredients are potato, margarine, cheezee spread cheddar, and bacon bits.

Get Your Outdoor Kitchen Ready for Grilling Season

As summer approaches, you are going to want to get your outdoor kitchen ready for those backyard barbecues, evening dinners under the stars, and get-togethers with friends and family. In order to do this you want to make sure everything is well stocked, in good working order, and that the area is comfortable as well as functional.


An outdoor kitchen will be useless if the appliances are not operating properly. Now is the time to make sure the grill, sink, and refrigeration are all functioning correctly. Don’t wait until guests are on their way over. Turn each item on, and make sure they are doing what they are supposed to. Does the grill heat up, the water flow nicely, and the fridge gets cold enough? If not, seek help from the professionals. For example, if you need someone that can handle Wolf grill repair Florida has many Wolf service experts in the Miami area.

Stock Up

Once grilling season begins you will want to have everything you need within reach. Along with buying all of the wonderful foods you will be cooking, think about cooking utensils and cookware. Your local kitchen store as well as any outdoorsmen retailer will have plenty of handy gadgets that can make barbecuing easy and fun. You will also need the basics. This includes plates, flatware, and drinking glasses as well as any tongs, spatulas, or other necessary kitchen items.


Just like the kitchen in your house, you want your outdoor kitchen to be a place where everyone can relax and enjoy themselves. Set the area up with a designated cooking spot as well as a seating area with plenty of room for everyone. This could be outdoor sofas and chairs surrounding a low table where food and drinks can be placed or a more traditional dining table and chairs set. Use cushions to ad comfort, and don’t forget to leave a clear walkway so that your guest can move about freely.

Once you have your outdoor kitchen fully stocked and ready to go, you can let the fun begin. Invite friends and family over for everything from backyard barbecues to casual dinners while knowing your kitchen can handle anything you throw at it.

Tips to Protect Our Bones Through Proper Food Intake

It is a normal fact of life: as you grow older, your bones are going to become thinner and they would start to become brittle. You need to consume the right food products to ensure that you will be able to protect your bones effectively. If you do not do this, you will become more prone to injury.

You are what you eat. If you eat the right food products, you are not only going to improve the quality of your bones, you are also going to improve your overall body health. Here are some tips to remember to improve overall bone health:

Eat food products that are rich in calcium.

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You can find calcium in dairy products but if you are lactose intolerant, you can also find calcium in some types of fish such as salmon and sardines. You can also get calcium from rich, leafy greens. Consuming yogurt is also ideal especially if you are going to eat a cup every day because this also contains probiotics that can aid the body in releasing toxins that may weaken the bones and the body overall.

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Here are some other tips to remember so you can effectively protect your bones:

  1. Get more Vitamin D. This is a type of Vitamin that you can only get from the sun. You have to get adequate sun exposure by going out of your house before 10 AM. 15 minutes of sun exposure every day will be enough to provide you with the proper amount of Vitamin D.
  2. Try exercises that will compress your bones. Are you familiar with compression exercises? You can try running, jogging, aerobics, and even dance. There are also some types of sports that will make your bones compress effectively. If you already have some bone problems, chiropractors may recommend specific treatments in order to improve your overall bone health.
  3. Stop smoking. Smoking is known to be bad for the body overall but even though people are aware of this, they still continue smoking because they cannot break the habit anymore. You can always try to stop little by little until you do not want to smoke anymore.

Take a look at your present diet. Are you eating the right food products? Make some changes little by little and you will start reaping the rewards by having healthy bones.