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WEEKLY UPDATE – APRIL 8, 2019
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Salty/Sour Preserved Lemons
- 5 lemons
- ¼ cup salt or more, if desired
- Freshly squeezed lemon juice, if needed
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 3 cloves
- 5 to 6 coriander seeds
- 3 to 4 black peppercorns
- 1 bay leaf
- Soak the lemons in lukewarm water for 3 days to soften the peels. Be sure to change the water every day.
- With a sharp knife, quarter the lemons from the top to within ½ inch of the bottom. Dust salt on the fruit, then reshape.
- Put a Tbsp. of salt at the bottom of a mason jar. Start layering and packing the lemons, adding salt in between each layer. Push the lemons down and sprinkle in the add-in spices between layers if you’re using them. Pushing the lemons down will release their juice; add additional lemon juice, if needed. When the jar is full, leave some air space before sealing the jar.
- Put the jar of lemons in a warm place and shake the jar at least once a day to mix the salt, lemon juice, and spices. Leave the lemons to ripen for 30 days.
To use the lemons, rinse them and remove the pulp. The preserved lemons don’t need to be refrigerated and will keep up to a year.
Recipe adapted from Epicurious
Posture Makes Perfect
|To get the most out of your irons, maintaining good posture throughout the swing is key. Try using this strategy many pros use for all their shots, including their irons:
This may sound like a lot of mechanics to keep in mind, but slow, mindful practice will have your posture in alignment for the perfect swing.
Tip adapted from Golf Die Hard
Diet Soda: Risks and Replacements
|Recent research from the Journal of the American College of Cardiologyindicates that drinking even one diet soda a day can increase your risk of heart disease or heart attack by 35%. That one diet soda a day is probably not worth it. These drinks are also loaded with chemicals that are potentially carcinogenic and wreak havoc on your insulin because they trick your body into reacting in similar ways to sugar, releasing insulin in your gut and signaling your body to hold onto extra fat.
The good news is that there are plenty of alternatives to this seemingly harmless habit. The best choice is water. Drink the best water you have access to. If your city has great water, use it! If not, there are plenty of places to fill up on filtered water. Then, try some variations on infused flavors. Just add fruits, vegetables, and herbs to your liking, and sip away throughout the day! Here are a few ideas:
Tip adapted from The Washington Post and Food Network
Your Kitchen is So Smart
|Smart kitchens are smart because they work in connection with automated home technology (devices, apps, and the Internet) to help you manage energy and integrate your smart products. You can engage smart home assistants, such as Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, to help out too.
Smart lighting. No light switch needed. Turn on and off, dim, or automate your lights by voice command. Program your lights to turn on at certain times or even dim when the kitchen is not in use. Be sure to use LED lights too – they use up to 75% less energy, provide beautiful lighting, and last longer.
Smart Dishwasher. The water savings are astounding – 1,000 gallons of water annually compared to the older models. Monitor or control your dishwasher with a smart app while you’re away.
Smart Cooking. Save money, time, and energy with a smart oven or cooktop. Preheat, turn on, turn off, or adjust from your smartphone.
Tip adapted from Constellation
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