Avocado 101: How to Pick, Store and Handle the Perfect Fruit

Avocados. They’re not just for guacamole anymore. Delicious Hass avocados add great taste, lively color and a creamy texture to ordinary dishes, making them extraordinary. From pizza to salads to sandwiches, avocados add that little something special to your recipes. Knowing how to properly select, handle and store your avocados will ensure that they add the perfect pizzazz to your meal every time. Selecting your avocados • When choosing your avocados, look for delicious Hass avocados. They are known for their creamy texture, have a distinctive bumpy skin and are available year-round. • To determine the ripeness of a Hass avocado, gently squeeze the fruit-a ripe fruit will yield to gentle pressure. Hass avocados will also turn dark green to black as they ripen. • If you are buying avocados for future use, purchase firm fruit. • Avoid fruit with external blemishes. Ripening To ripen a Hass avocado, place the …

The Phases Of The Writer’s Life

Over the course of my writing life, I have noticed that other writers and I cycle through a series of steps on our path toward maturity as a writer. When people come to me for coaching, they often do not know where they are on the path and what they need to move forward. I’ve identified the phases and given suggestions for the support will best serve at each phase. Of course, I have seen the powerful impact of coaching at each phase, but I have added other means of support that are valuable for the writer’s journey. Infancy You get the spark of creation. You are nervous about your inclination to write, not knowing where to get advice, information and support. Sometimes at this phase, people are afraid to even say aloud that they are a writer. Practice saying it at home, with the pets as audience, and see …

Fishing From Your Kayak? Here Is Some Gear You Might Need

As a kayaker, you might not always want to run the white water. Sometimes, you want to take it easy and do some fishing. If you plan to fish from your kayak, you will need some necessary gear and accessories. Kayak fishing gear is easy to shop for and fun to use! You will find a variety of gear to make your kayak fishing trip that much smoother and organized. The access bar is the first accessory that you must buy. The bar attaches to either side of your kayak and is where you can hold your fishing rod and GPS system, if you own one. Serious fishers also often invest in seats. You will probably find yourself sitting in your kayak for long stretches of time. Seats will come in handy during these times. Bait tanks and anchors are two other fishing-gear requirements. When you find that hot fishing …

Characteristics in the physiology of female athletes

Not many personal trainers and female trainees as well are aware of the difference between women’s and men’s physiology. It’s important, however, for professionals to know them. This way they will be able to design training programs that suit better the female athletes’s needs and requrements. Here are the most important characteristics: Women store body fat more readily The nature has not created things in favor of women as it comes to body fat accumulation. Women are prone to store fat more easily than men. The main reason for that is the female sex hormone estrogen. Both men and women produce estrogen but in men this hormone is much less than in women. Estrogen possess fat accumulating properties, which, due to the larger quantities in women are a lot stronger pronounced. Also due to the specific fat receptor distribution women tend to store fat mainly in the lower body. Women …

Keep That Focus

One of the things most critical to home business success is defining one’s goals. We are continually reminded to write them on paper, giving ourselves a deadline to meet them, so that we can remain focused on our ultimate dreams. We need to keep them in front of us at all times in order to maintain the motivation often needed to get us over the rough spots in our businesses. Wallace Wattles, in his 1910 classic, “The Science of Getting Rich,” states: “You must form a clear and definite mental picture of what you want. You cannot transmit an idea unless you have it yourself….That clear mental picture you must have continually in mind….The more clear and definite you make your picture then, and the more you dwell upon it, bringing out all its delightful details, the stronger your desire will be.” Does this mean that you must spend hours …

The Phantoms of Six Mile Road

I was going through a box of personal belongings a couple of weeks ago, when I stumbled across some pictures of my 1978 high school graduation. My daughter Vonnie laughed at those pictures and asked me if everyone dressed that way in the old days. The old days? 1978 is now the old days? I guess it’s only fair since I used to look at my dad’s high school year book and laugh, thinking he lived back in the Dark Ages. You reap what you sow I guess. In that same box I happened across a batch of photos of my best friend Brian. We were the inseparable dynamic dual always neck high in mischievous trouble, but never to the point of lawlessness or destruction of any kind. The event I am about to discuss here is one of the most daring of all the stunts we pulled. Brian called …

Fishing Forum: The Fishing Connection That Enlightens Pros And The Novice

Why do fishermen catch fish and I come home empty handed? What do the fishing guides do to help insure success for a paying client? Fishing a new location while on vacation can be very difficult. Locations, baits, and gear are number one questions. Time of year affects fishing success. These questions are but a few answered at the fisherman’s second most favorite fishing destination… Capt. Fisherall has made his weekly announcements on the fishing forum with little to no complaints. His reports always give the daily fishing conditions, including the fish caught and the bait and tackle used. Although he doesn’t give away his favorite GPS fishing locations, a fisherman could emulate his prescription and expect moderate success. Capt. Fisherall usually spices his electronic exchange up with a good ole fishing story and ends with an invitation to “Come fish on the USS We Use Tourist For Bait”. The …

Changing Your Mans Underwear And Getting Away With It

Men hate buying their own underwear. Single men tend to whiz into big departmental stores, grabbing the 3-pack underwear that are dyed in the dullest colors, hoping that the lady at the checkout counter is not young and pretty. When they have got a girlfriend or wife, the task is almost immediately delegated quickly to her. After all, she is the only one who sees. But what happens underneath those clothes is very important to the women, which is why www.VeryYummy.com have put together some tips for women on how to choose the best underwear. The tips involve three simple steps which involves, firstly, working out what kind if guy you have, choosing the type of underwear and lastly, getting sufficient quantities the new style into the man’s drawer before explaining yourself. First Step – What kind of man you are dealing with. The first step involves working out what …

Money-Saving Landscaping Tips

Landscaping your outdoor living area means shopping for rocks, soil, plants and woods that can cost you a fortune. But if you are wise enough, you can limit your expenses to the minimum without sacrificing the design you have planned and the beauty of your yard. Here are free helpful tips on how to lessen you overall cost in landscaping. Plan before you buy. Have your landscape design sketched before you buy any material you need. Knowing exactly what you need helps you in avoiding the risk of wasting your money. Make a good estimate on the amount of materials you need before you do the shopping. Set up a budget and stick to it. Knowing how much you are willing to spend on your property will not only limit you to the possible type of landscape design but also keep you on target of your financial plan. Hire a …

Keep a Dream Journal: Why Bother?

Want a key to unlock your inner wisdom? Try keeping a dream journal. Experts believe that our nighttime dreams deal with concerns, worries, or events that we experience during our waking hours. A study done in 2003 speculated that about 50-percent of people have work-related nightmares. In brief, dreams are like moves that streams through our minds, directed and produced by our subconscious. Dreams can help solve knotty problems, or simply give voice to ongoing issues. Some dreamers even implant a before-bed suggestion to dream a solution to a specific problem, like “tonight’s dream will help me overcome my problem with Jack.” The connection between dreams and our subconscious has been speculated on for centuries. In fact, Aristotle theorized that there is a definite connection between dreams, emotional needs and waking experiences. However, in order to take full advantage of our nighttime movies, we need to keep dream journals that …