Fresh, crisp whole kernel corn is a favorite addition to summer meals, but can be enjoyed all year long if you opt for frozen or canned corn. You can cook corn to serve as a side dish, or include it in casseroles, skillet dishes or salads. Experiment with new cooking methods to vary the flavor of this all-American classic.
Boiling is the easiest way to cook fresh or frozen corn. Remove the husks and silk from fresh corn and cut away the kernels from the cob. Place one to two inches of water into a saucepan and add a pinch of sugar, rather than salt. Bring the water to a rolling boil over high heat and add the corn. Wait for the water to return to a rolling boil and immediately remove the corn from the hot water for crisp, moist kernels or allow to boil for three to seven minutes if you prefer a more tender kernel. Drain excess water and add butter to the hot corn
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. Salt and pepper to taste.
Roasting corn in the oven is a flavorful alternative to boiling. Toss corn kernels with a small amount of olive oil, then season — try cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper, garlic or your favorite spices. Arrange the corn kernels in a shallow baking pan, preferably in a single layer. Roast in a preheated 425 degree Fahrenheit oven for 20 minutes, stirring several times as the corn browns in the oven.
Saut¨¦ed or fried corn is a rich and luxurious change from boiled kernel corn. Cut corn from the cob for the best result, or use frozen corn. Melt several tablespoons of butter over medium heat, then add the corn to the pan. Saut¨¦ until cooked through, approximately seven to eight minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add jalape?os or mild chilies for an extra flavor boost.
While canned or frozen corn works for corn casseroles, you can also create a creamy and delicious casserole with fresh corn. Cut the kernels off of the ear with a sharp knife. Press firmly on the cob to remove as much of the juice as possible. Mix the corn with half and half, whole milk or heavy cream and butter. Allow 1/3 cup half and half and 1 tbsp. of butter per four ears of corn. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes.
St. Petersburg is located in a part of Florida suitable for 55-plus RV resorts. The beaches and outdoor leisure facilities provide plenty of opportunity for keeping active, while the shopping and dining areas in St. Petersburg and surrounding towns offer a range of options. Many over-55 RV resorts offer on-site amenities and entertainment for residents.
RV resorts in St. Petersburg offer many local attractions for over 55s. Take a stroll down to casino cruise ships, watch greyhound racing or enjoy downtown shopping and dining. You can enjoy the nearby sandy beaches or stroll down to St. Petersburg Pier for a spot of fishing. The Palm Haven Mobile Home Park is a community for 55-plus residents located in the center of St. Petersburg, just off Highway 19. Baseball fans can take a bus from outside the park and head for Tropicana Field to watch the Tampa Bay Rays in action.
Many RV parks provide facilities to keep residents active and entertained. Park amenities at Palm Haven include a library, karaoke nights, shuffleboard, bingo and a Jacuzzi spa. Robert¡¯s Mobile Home and RV Resort is located one mile from the fishing and boating facilities available at Tampa Bay. The resort has a heated pool, Jacuzzi, mini-golf and shuffleboard where over-55s can keep active, or more relaxing planned activities such as bingo, bridge and crafts. You can keep fit with swimming pool exercise sessions, line dancing or Saturday dances. Tennis, volleyball and horseshoes are also available.
There is plenty to do outside of St. Petersburg. You can drive to Walt Disney and other central Florida attractions. In the Tampa area, there is a choice of golf courses, the Busch Park Theme and the Florida Aquarium. Football fans can watch the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in action. In the Zephyrhills area, you have access to hiking trails at Flatwoods Wilderness Park or even try skydiving at Skydive City.
There are further options in the towns near to St. Petersburg. Largo is 15 miles northwest of St. Petersburg, toward the Gulf Coast. The Yankee Traveler is a 55-plus community in the area, located close to beaches, golf courses, fishing and shopping. Sports fans can take in the action watching the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or horse racing at Tampa Bay Downs. The park has a full schedule of activities and events for residents including bowling, women¡¯s golf and sequence dancing. You can also make use of the seven shuffleboard courts or the heated pool with Jacuzzi jets
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You should contact individual parks for information on buying units on site. Annual and seasonal rents vary, and you can check on park websites or by phone
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. Check which services are included in rates before making any agreement. You may also be asked to pay deposits to secure reservations and pay toward electricity bills.
There are vast numbers of beauty products available for managing hair health and style. Getting the right product for your hair type is not always a straightforward process. This is especially true if your hair is difficult to manage. Once you understand the differences between products such as a texturizer and a relaxer, you may be able to make proper choices for hair that is full and luxurious.
A texturizer relaxes natural curl patterns in hair. The purpose of a texturizer is to take tightly curled hair and loosen it. The texturizer¡¯s job is not to straighten hair but relieve some of the tension in curls. The end result is loose waves of curls as opposed to tightly coiled spirals. Benefits of a texturizer include hair that is easier to comb and style without damaging strands.
Use a texturizer that is made with herbal and botanical ingredients to improve conditioning while loosening curls. Application methods vary per product, but most texturizers are on hair for a short time. Once a texturizer is on, it shouldn’t be combed through hair. This may straighten the hair as opposed to just loosening curls.
A relaxer will straighten hair completely. A relaxer leaves behind sleek hair and does more straightening than a texturizer
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. While relaxers come in formulations with or without lye, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration advises even though a relaxer may contain a no-lye formula, there is still potential for scalp burning. Skin Biology reports sodium hydroxide is a common ingredient in relaxers. This chemical alters the pH factor of hair to straighten it. No-lye formulas use guanidine hydroxide, which may be less damaging but still harsh enough to cause problems.
The potentially harsh chemicals in a relaxer require the user to follow instructions provided with the product closely concerning the application, pre- and post- conditioning as well as how often to use the product. Product instructions should clearly state how long to leave the relaxer on the hair after applying it. When straightening completes
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, the hair is washed with warm water and a neutralizer is then applied. The neutralizer provides chemicals that stop the straightening action and keep hair from overprocessing.
When selecting the product best for your tight curls, consider the condition of your hair, the results you hope to achieve and the health of your scalp. Those with damaged hair may want to use a texturizer as opposed to a relaxer. The relaxer may harm hair while a texturizer may be less harsh.
The Virage had a sleeker body, still aluminum-paneled
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, with integral spoilers at each end, plus flush headlamps and side glass — all for a lower drag coefficient, down to a claimed 0.34. It also featured a modernized dash and even more luxury features than late AM V-8s, including a heated windshield, rear window, and front seats; trip computer; and remote infrared alarm system.
The 1990 Aston Martin Virage was very expensive but the company planned for low production — 300 yearly at most.
Pluses of the 1990 Aston Martin Virage:
Minuses of the 1990 Aston Martin Virage:
Production of the 1990 Aston Martin Virage: NA
Specifications of the 1990 Aston Martin Virage: Wheelbase, inches: 102.8 Length, inches: 186.4 Weight, pounds: 3,950 Price, new: $150,000-$258
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Engines for the 1990 Aston Martin Virage:
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Creamy, savory cheese fondue is an ideal appetizer for a cool winter evening. Making cheese fondue is a simple process requiring only a few ingredients: garlic, white wine, shredded cheese and kirsch
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, which is a cherry-flavored liqueur. Combine and heat the ingredients
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, and if all goes well you will have a luxurious appetizer. Sometimes, the heating process does not go as planned, however, and fondue becomes lumpy. This lumpiness can result from undercooking the fondue, improperly aged cheese or overcooking. Most of these problems can be easily remedied.
Stir the cheese constantly while heating it over low heat. If you are using Swiss, Gruyere or Emmentaler cheese, the cheese may not be heated enough. These cheeses often take time to melt completely.
Add 1/4 cup more Gruyere if you are sure that you heated your fondue correctly. If the Swiss or Emmentaler cheese wasn’t matured correctly, it will melt in a lumpy fashion and might not melt completely. Adding some additional Gruyere cheese may reduce the lumps by diluting the amount of improperly aged cheese because Gruyere is not likely to melt with lumps.
Add 2 tbsp. warm white wine to the fondue if the cheese is forming lumps after it initially melted. Your cheese may be lumpy because it is overcooking. The wine must be warm or it will make the cheese even lumpier. Heat the fondue on low and stir in the wine until the lumps disappear.
Add in 1/2 tsp. cornstarch and stir it in if the cheese is separating from the wine. The cornstarch is a last resort because it can change the texture of the fondue, but it will help bind the cheese and the wine together.
There was no convertible offered, but the Corsair was based on the same Mercury platform and powered by the larger of Edsel’s two V-8s.
Pluses of the 1958-1959 Edsel Corsair:
Minuses of the 1958-1959 Edsel Corsair:
Production of the 1958-1959 Edsel Corsair:
Specifications of the 1958-1959 Edsel Corsair: Wheelbase, inches: 124.0 Length, inches: 218.9 Weight, pounds: 4,134-4,235 Price
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, new: $3,346-$3,425 (U.S.)
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Traditionally served at weddings and holidays on the island, Jamaican fruit cake resembles its Christmas counterpart commonly found in the United States, but may have a drier and crumblier texture since it’s not soaked in liqueur. Without soaking the cake in liqueur, a Jamaican fruit cake can still come out moist when using the proper recipe and baking techniques.
Soak dried fruit pieces, such as apricots, pineapple, cherries, cranberries and raisins in dry red wine for at least 3 weeks prior to baking the cake. Soaking the fruit plumps it and infuses it with both the flavor of the wine as well as the moisture. Keep the soaking fruit in the refrigerator to prevent mold growth. Drain the fruit before using.
Set your butter out to allow it to come to room temperature at least 30 to 45 minutes before mixing the cake batter. Bringing the butter to room temperature allows it to cream with the sugar easily and blend with the dry ingredients fully to disperse the fat throughout.
Cream together butter and sugar using an electric mixer. Beat in molasses
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, extracts, citrus juice and rum. Using the juice from a lime or lemon makes the cake more tart, but orange juice sweetens the cake slightly, cutting back on the need for sugar. Beat in eggs, one at a time until well combined.
Sift together the dry ingredients into a separate large bowl. Stir in the wet ingredient mixture a little at a time until fully incorporated.
Fold the plumped fruits, citrus zest and chopped mixed nuts into the batter. Do not over stir. Folding in the pieces helps keep the cake tender. Pour into two greased round cake pans.
Bake the fruit cake in a preheated 300 F oven for 80 to 90 minutes. Baking the cake at a low temperature for a long period of time helps hold in the moisture. Cool the cake at room temperature before frosting.
Your heart is a little like a machine that gets dialed to low, medium or high depending on the intensity of the exercise you’re doing. However, machines aren’t human, so if you’ve been leading a sedentary lifestyle a low-intensity workout can still dial your heart to high. Activity levels are often determined by how hard your heart works when you exercise. They also describe the types of activities and exercises you typically perform in a week and your overall fitness level
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A sedentary activity level describes someone who gets little to no exercise. If you spend a lot of time sitting at a desk or watching television, without working out regularly, you¡¯re considered sedentary. The activity you do perform during your daily routine is low-intensity. When you exercise at a low-intensity level, you are able to breathe normally, and are able to sing while you perform an activity. Under normal conditions, low-intensity exercise will not make you sweat. Examples might include taking an easy walk, stretching, shopping and light gardening. At this level, health care professionals will likely recommend that you start a regular exercise regimen to strengthen your heart and improve overall health.
If you do exercise but get less than the 2 1/2 hours per week of the moderate aerobic activity that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends, you¡¯re at a moderate activity level. With aerobic exercise at a moderate intensity level, you breathe harder and deeper than at a sedentary level. You can’t sing any tunes, but you can hold a conversation as you take a brisk walk, which is a good example of a moderate level exercise. After around 10 minutes of exercise, you should break into a sweat. Mowing your lawn, riding a bike on level surfaces and playing doubles tennis are examples of moderate exercises.
If you work out vigorously for at least one hour and 15 minutes every week, you¡¯re at a high activity level. At a vigorous level of exercise your heart is working at maximum efficiency. Talking will be difficult at this level and you will breathe rapidly. You will break into a sweat after just a few minutes doing exercises like biking or hiking on hills, jogging, swimming laps, playing basketball or high-intensity aerobics.
It¡¯s helpful to know your maximum heart rate to monitor your progress during exercise. Subtract your age from 220 to determine your maximum heart rate. Your target heart rate will fall between 40 to 85 percent of the maximum heart rate when you are exercising. If you’re sedentary, aim at the lowest point of your target heart rate
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. After a few weeks you may be able to increase your exercise level to moderate, working your way up to the high end of your target heart rate. If vigorous activity is too much for you, you can gain the most benefit by exercising moderately for five hours per week.
Once upon a time, there were few choices in terms of dress fabrics. Cotton has historically been a mainstay in every woman¡¯s closet, while silk is considered a luxury material. However, polyester is an increasingly common dress material due to its affordability and durability. When choosing between polyester and silk dresses, consider the benefits and potential risks of each type.
Polyester is a synthetic, or man-made material. It is made out of terephthalic acid and ethylene glycol, which can be woven into materials of different thicknesses. Because polyester is man-made, it is widely available in numerous pieces of clothing on the market, including dresses. Silk, on the other hand, is not as popular because of its rarity. The material is derived from silkworms, and clothing manufacturers refine it through a process called sericulture.
Between the two dress materials, polyester is considered the most durable, even though silk is considered one of the strongest natural fibers. Silk dresses tend to wrinkle easily, particularly when they get wet. If silk fabric does get wet or is exposed to heat, it loses its strength
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. Because of silk’s delicate nature and required maintenance, polyester is often chosen for its resilience over silk. However, silk is much smoother and softer. The exact occasion you¡¯re wearing the dress for can dictate the material you choose. Polyester dresses tend to be most versatile for sitting and for on-the-go. Polyester dresses can be machine-washed, requiring dry cleaning only if there are embellishments. Silk dresses should always be professionally cleaned to prevent damage.
Polyester and silk are both ideal for cooler weather. Both fabrics are heavier than cotton or linen. When it is hot, polyester particularly tends to stick to the skin, making related dresses quite uncomfortable to wear. If you are attending an outdoor event during the summer, silk is your better option over polyester because it is slightly lighter. Still, you might get hot quickly, so make sure you wear quality lotions and makeup that won¡¯t sweat onto the dress and leave unsightly marks or stains.
Due to the meticulous nature of silk
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, dresses of this material are more expensive. The more material used to make the dress, the more costly it is. This is why silk wedding dresses are among the most expensive in the fashion industry. Polyester is much more affordable because it is a man-made material. This fabric has come a long way in terms of aesthetic appeal since it first gained popularity in the 1970’s. If price is your determining factor when buying a dress, then polyester may be your best bet.
Here’s the good news on the topic of gift giving: Nobody has everything — especially when it comes to technology. That’s why high-tech gadgets can make ideal holiday gifts. Many fall into the category of something a person would love to have but might not need
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, which makes them seem like luxuries. And what makes a better gift than something you really want, but wouldn’t buy yourself?
Gadgets also make ideal gifts because there’s virtually no end to the possibilities. Every year, brand new products or updated models provide different and exciting options. Keep in mind
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, though, that if you’re going to go for the most sought-after gadgets, you might want to shop early. Popular tech items can sell out long before the holidays arrive. To get jump on that shopping competition, though, you first need to know what you’re in the market for. Read on to check out some of the coolest, must-have gadgets of 2012.