Grab Bag Quotable:
“I have PMS and a GPS, so I’m the bitch who will find you”.
Photo from Self magazine, with a little help from Photoshop 🙂
Grab Bag Taking Stock:
Making this stock as a base for sauces, soups and sizzlings will not only delight the taste buds, but quite likely provide some powerful immune boosters along the way. Stock will last 3-5 days, but freezing in ice cube trays for use later works really well, too:
2 gallons of water
1 ounce dry shiitake mushrooms
4 stalks of fennel
4 tablespoons tamari
Clean and chop all vegetables.
Cover with water/tamari mixture and simmer 1.5 hours.
Strain mushrooms and discard.
Grab Bag Universal University:
Ever regretted spending more time pursuing babes/boys and beers than the depths of degrees in college? Or did you take a pass on higher learning altogether, and now have the time and focus to challenge yourself? Well then, it’s Back to School for you, my friend. But let’s skip the bothersome prerequisites, the frat-boy hazings and the minuscule dorm rooms with weird roommates.
Let’s go to Berkeley, Columbia, Stanford, Yale, Princeton… hell, let’s even take classes at MIT… all in your jammies from the comfort of home!
Check out the classes at AcademicEarth.org. Search by Subject, Instructor or University. Sample the best online offerings these top institutions have to offer.
And go ahead… check your Facebook page during lecture…. who’s to know?
Grab Bag Lifesaver Update:
Watch and learn from this 6 minute video… someone’s life might depend on it.
Grab Bag Household Tips:
- Run a cup of white vinegar through the entire cycle in an empty dishwasher to remove soapy film.
- To remove burnt food from a pot or pan, boil water in the pot. Also try sprinkling baking soda on the burnt food, moisten with water and let stand for a few hours.
- To clean the inside of glass vases, dampen with water and sprinkle in a toilet bowl cleaner. Wait 10 minutes, then wipe vase and rinse.
Grab Bag Brain Game:
Spot the Difference in the two pictures by clicking on the 10 areas that don’t match.
Grab Bag Funny Stuff:
My nephew sent this link to me… and I can hear him cracking up all the way across the country. Me too. I love it when animals act human. Now that I think about it, isn’t that phrase just a euphemism for politicians? (Good God, is anyone else tired of political advertising right about now?)