Hamburger Sells For Ten-Thousand At Auction
How much would you spend for a really great burger? The founder of a Dubai lifestyle magazine shelled out $10-grand for what's now been dubbed the world's most expensive hamburger at a charity auction.
What’s on it? Nothing really “special” – no gold, no caviar, no truffles. It’s just huge. As in, tall. We're talking seven beef patties, with some aged cheddar and veal bacon. Then they’re all slapped on a saffron brioche bun with seven spices and some Harissa burger sauce. And yes, there’s lettuce and tomato, too.
All proceeds from the auction, which included other culinary wonders, will go to breast cancer research.
It’s Time To Stop Hiding Vegetables In Your Kids’ Food
Ask most parents and they’ll tell you that getting their kids to eat vegetables can be a real pain. For this reason, many have found covert ways to get them to eat their veggies, by sneaking them into smoothies or other types of food. But it turns out, hiding those veggies may not be the best idea.
Gillian Harris, an expert on picky eating in children, says sneaking veggies into a kids’ diet isn’t smart, and instead you need to be teaching them how to actually like vegetables, regardless of any weird textures they may associate with them. She explains, “You want the child to look at the vegetable, taste the vegetable, get used to the vegetable and eat that vegetable when they're seven or eight.”
Research suggests that kids who don’t eat a lot of veggies early in life grow up with poor diets, which can lead to diseases like weight problems, cardiovascular disease and cancer later in life. And there are lot of kids that are at risk, with studies showing 93% of kids between one and 18 aren't eating doctor recommendations for veggie intake.
So how do you get your kids to eat veggies without hiding them? Some say giving veggies superhero names, like “X-Ray Vision Carrots,” could work, or pairing them with something yummy like dip. Meanwhile, research suggests that the best way to get them to eat them is to just continuously give them veggies, with experts suggesting about eight to 15 times. Others say offering a kid something like a sticker when they eat their veggies will eventually get them to eat them without the reward, while others say letting kids play with their veggies, touching, tearing and smushing them, so they can try and figure out how they’ll feel in their mouth, may hopefully get them to taste it.
Today is National Corned Beef and Cabbage Day
Are you really surprised to find out that March 17th is National Corned Beef and Cabbage Day? Likely not. To “corn” something is simply to preserve it in a salty brine (the term corn refers to the coarse grains of salt used for curing). Corned beef is a salt-cured beef product.
In the traditional Irish Corned Beef and Cabbage recipes, salt pork or bacon joint were used instead of corned beef. Uncertain of the date, but knowing it was sometime in the early 1800′s and possibly even earlier, in Ireland, cows were not used for their meat. In truth, cows were used for their dairy. Considered a luxury food, beef was only consumed for “food” by the wealthy. Instead of beef, it was pork that was served to celebrate the holidays.
Sometime in the mid 1800′s when the Irish immigrated to America, they found that Jewish “corned beef” was very similar in texture to bacon joint (pork). It was then that corned beef was used as a replacement for the bacon when preparing corned beef and cabbage meals. Soon after that time, the Irish-Americans began having Corned Beef and Cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day.
Ten Tons Of Frozen Pizza Recalled
More than 20-thousand pounds of frozen pizzas are being recalled over possible listeria contamination. The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today they've recalled Marketside supreme frozen pizzas, which were sold at some Walmart stores.
The pizzas were shipped to Walmart distribution centers in California, Nevada, Utah and Washington. The affected items are 16-inch pizzas labeled "Marketside Extra Large Supreme Pizza," with a lot code of 20547.
Anyone who bought the pizza is being urged to throw it away or return it to where it was purchased.
Source: Food Safety News
Arkansas Teen Finds 7-Carat Diamond In State Park
An Arkansas teen is the proud owner of a seven-carat diamond thanks to a weekend trip to a state park. Fourteen-year-old Kalel Langford found the gem while visiting the Crater of diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro on Saturday. It's the the 7th-largest diamond found at the Arkansas State Park since 1972.
Family members were shocked when park officials confirmed the brown-colored stone was actually a rough diamond. Kalel – who shares the same birthname as Superman – has decided to call his find the "Superman diamond." And for now, he plans to keep the gem as a souvenir.
Need A Sperm Donor? There’s An App For That-This app promises to be the “Tinder” for sperm donors.
With people putting off having kids until their early to mid 30’s, it’s a tougher task. Add to that same-sex couples wishing to start a family and you have the opening for a solution. That’s why Just-A-Baby was created. Just swipe right when you see a good egg or sperm donor!
The “biological conception partners” meet on the app and then as they move forward, Just-A-Baby helps them connect with legal, family counseling and fertility services.
Legal experts do have concerns about this though, so lawyer up first, then swipe.
Source: Ask Men
Kitten Fur Perfume Is Real
There's a new fragrance on the market that some might describe as "purrrrrfect." Yes, Demeter Fragrance Library has just released a perfume says they've finally perfected a fragrance that smells just like a kitten's fur.
The scent took 15 years to puuurrrrrfect and according to Demeter, "captures the olfactory essence of the warmth and comfort of that purrfect spot, just behind a kitten's neck."
It's available in multiple forms, including a cologne spray, roll-on perfume oil, body lotion, shower gel, massage and body oil, and atmosphere spray.
The reviews online are mixed to say the least. "The top notes are a combination of litter dust and cat spit" or "fish and cat spit," says one user, while others say it's "a mix between newborn baby, a freshly baked loaf of bread and the scent of home." We'd be happy to smell the latter.
Chippewa Valley "Best of Craigslist"
Pampered chef - m4w (Menomonie)
Need I say more?!😉
I appreciate the gesture!
Drove you home from Erbs - m4w (Gave you a sober ride home)
You came into Erbs with a group of friends... But they ditched you when you were in the bathroom. You were very drunk so I gave you a ride home. I truly was not trying to make a move on you.When you came be a long while later... I was startled to notice how intensely gorgeous you are... It caught me off guard... and once again... I didn't make a move on you. I've been kicking myself ever since. If interested, then give me a sign next time you come in... I won't pursue if you do not. Or we could just get coffee... I'd love to know you.
Showed you the apartment.... - m4w (eau claire)
I'm the guy that showed you the apartment...And I thought you were pretty nice too! Your email reply is bouncing back to me...so I'll answer here...I was going to volunteer my services to give you a massage, I have a table and oil's....I'm a bit rusty at giving them BUT if yer patient with me, I'm sure it'll turn out OK. I enjoy giving massages to females, just for the practice, and no cost at all. But so few women even are interested in getting one. I don't understand why...I'd have soft music, warm room, scented oils, you'd be relaxed in a very short time.HMU if interested......I sure am.....
Dollar Store - m4w (chippewa)
March 1st dollar store chippewa by Gordy's time 1:15 about that time i said to you you really have cool hair...you thanked me
Barron Kwik Trip putting oil in van - m4w (Barron KT)
Honestly i dont expect much out of this but i just wanted to let the girl putting oil in her van you were absolutely beautiful. We saw each other at the check out and you just smiled. I honestly wanted to help or atleast offer funnel but figured that was too cliche. But that smile and the way you held yourself to do that was amazing. I know you probly never see but. Great work and stay gorgeous