Category: Food

Seattle Dream Homes is having a Gingerbread Dream Home contest!

Seattle Dream Homes is having a virtual Gingerbread House contest on the website and the judge is Jessie Oleson from Cake Spy. The winner will receive a $75 gift certificate for photo books from Kodak.

Just send your photo to GingerbreadHouse@SeattleDreamHomes.com by Midnight, Xmas Eve December 24th. The winner will be announced online on the website.

NOTE: We have a winner! Please see Gingerbread Dream Home for details. Thanks to everyone who participated this year!

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Alternative cooking methods for the busy real estate professional

Manifold Destiny

It’s going to be a hot day. You might have been showing houses to a difficult client or put out fires for a challenging escrow. You know you’re not going to want to go home and turn on the oven to cook. Make that hot car do double-duty.

Some chicken or salmon, maybe a few onions and peppers, wrap in foil, lodge on a flat service over the engine, perhaps around the valves. Use a clamp if you need to. A 30-45 minute drive oughta do it.

Here are step-by-step instructions: Cooking in your car by Instructables

A car’s interior can get as high as 160 degrees. You can bake cookies.

Cookies in the car

Don’t wash dishes by hand? Try cooking dinner in your automatic dishwasher. Dishwasher Salmon with cilantro sauce

Car Cooking: Step-by-step

Pot stickers using solar cooking

Manifold Destiny: The One! The Only! Guide to Cooking on Your Car Engine!

In-Car Coffee Makers

Note: If you need a cold one, the striker plate inside your car door can double as a bottle opener in a pinch.

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Alternative cooking methods for the busy real estate professional

Manifold Destiny

It’s going to be a hot day. You might have been showing houses to a difficult client or put out fires for a challenging escrow. You know you’re not going to want to go home and turn on the oven to cook. Make that hot car do double-duty.

Some chicken or salmon, maybe a few onions and peppers, wrap in foil, lodge on a flat service over the engine, perhaps around the valves. Use a clamp if you need to. A 30-45 minute drive oughta do it.

Here are step-by-step instructions: Cooking in your car by Instructables

A car’s interior can get as high as 160 degrees. You can bake cookies.

Cookies in the car

Don’t wash dishes by hand? Try cooking dinner in your automatic dishwasher. Dishwasher Salmon with cilantro sauce

Car Cooking: Step-by-step

Pot stickers using solar cooking

Manifold Destiny: The One! The Only! Guide to Cooking on Your Car Engine!

In-Car Coffee Makers

Note: If you need a cold one, the striker plate inside your car door can double as a bottle opener in a pinch.

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Seattle/Mexican Connection

Mexican Food Though Cuautla is in the Mexican state of Jalisco 2,000 miles from Seattle, the rural community holds a special place in the Puget Sound economy. An estimated 300 Mexican restaurants in Washington have been started by entrepreneurs from Cuautla, a town with a population of roughly 1,000.

The list of Cuautla chains reads like a who’s who of the local Mexican restaurant industry: Azteca, Mazatlan, Las Margaritas, Torero’s, Jalisco, El Tapatio, Tacos Guaymas, Maya’s, Acapulco, and many more.

Azteca Restaurants are probably the biggest Mexican restaurant chain in the Puget Sound area.

As a result, Cuautla now drips in American dollars. A group of 30 or so Mexican-restaurant owners regularly pays for municipal improvements, including roads, a town plaza, a health clinic, church renovations, and a $1 million bullfighting ring used just 10 days in December and three days in May each year.

Seattle/Mexico Connection from Seattle Business Journal

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Pro-Ana

I beat Anorexia I had no idea. It never occured to me. Who would think, with all the publicity about the dangers of anorexia, that an entire subculture of Pro-Anorexics would sprout up? They’re identified as Pro-Ana’s. There are websites (some banned) that come and go, but there appear to be some perennial favorites…. Want some “Thinspiration”? Try www.Pro-Ana.us for trips and tricks, pep talks, photos and poetry. Want to lose a few pounds quickly? Your body has to work overtime to stay warm if you’re cold. Try cold baths, turning the heat off in the winter, wearing a thin coat… your body will burn 200 calories an hour, just trying to stay warm…..

Wikipedia says that Pro-ana is a largely Internet-based movement which views the eating disorder anorexia nervosa as a lifestyle choice rather than a medical condition. In some circles of the pro-ana movement, anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are personified as women named Ana (for anorexia; hence the pro-ana movement) and Bella or Mia (for bulimia). Members use this to illustrate the anorexic’s loneliness: “Ana” is the anorexic’s only reliable friend whom they can rely on when everything else feels out of control. Pro-ana sites involve anorexics coming together to talk about their experiences with their shared “best friend”. Wikipedia Pro-Ana

What’s the difference between anorexia and that guy Walford who lived in that biosphere in Arizona? He found physiologic changes similar to those seen in calorie restricted rodents, in the food restricted Biospherians. Among the findings in the study subjects-in addition to weight loss–was a 35% drop in serum cholesterol levels, a marked decrease in serum glucose levels, and improvements in lymphocyte and neutrophil function, two measures of the health of the immune system. The conclusion of the study was that “…radical and possibly beneficial changes in physiologic risk factors can be produced in normal affluent individuals in Western countries quickly and reproducibly by dietary manipulation. ” The Walford Diet. In other words, there is evidence to support his theory that by purposely reducing food intake, one is able to significantly extend ones life. His website touts his diet at “The Only Proven Way to Slow the Aging Process and Maintain Peak Vitality”. And that is different from anorexia how???

I can’t find the story now, but I read an article a few years ago in praise of anorexia. The premise was, we should be praising, worshiping the anorexic, admiring her stamina, her self-control. We praise the athlete who practices 12 hours a day, why not the anorexic, who practices her own form of self-sacrifice and self-control 24 hours a day?

Plague Angel

CRON Diet

Time Magazine “Anorexia Goes High-Tech”

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Spamalot

Spam MuseumWho doesn’t love Spam? I remember the great Spam-carving contests we used to have with Ruby Montana down in Pioneer Square for Fat Tuesday.

Just as every Elvis fan longs to visit Graceland, SPAM fans worldwide now have their own pilgrimage to make. In Austin, Minnesota a 16,500 square-foot SPAM Museum opened in September 2001.

Love Spam? Join the Spam Fan Club!

Wanna send real Spam? A Spam email, I mean? Not Spam, but SPAM. Send Spam E-Cards.

Oscar Meyer has a WeinerMobile, so of course, Spam has a SpamMobile!

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“I can’t understand what is funny about Spam”

Spam It was reported by Hormel Foods Corp.’s Spam in 2002 that McDonald’s was test-marketing a breakfast containing the luncheon meat in Hawaii, where Spam is a delicacy. It is perhaps even more highly revered in South Korea, where (according to an October Los Angeles Times dispatch) an estimated 8 million cans are sold each holiday season, and a gift set of 12 in upscale department stores goes for about $44. Jeon Pyoung Soo, the South Korean Spam brand manager, continues to be puzzled at the product’s U.S. reputation: “I can’t understand what is funny about Spam.”

I can’t understand what is funny about the Supreme Court.

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Freaky Foods

Aren’t we all obsessed with food? Well, maybe some of us are more preoccupied than others. The Museum of Food Anomalies is an on-going exhibition of the MoFA’s (Museum of Food Anomalies) collection. See horrific aberrations of nature in this collection of photographs depicting common food items that have distorted into something more sinister than words can describe.
I even have an entry featured on the site. Look for the scary jalapeno….

For those obsessed with food in little packets, there is The Original Condiment Package Museum.

Tired of having to go to a fast food restaurant to enjoy your favorite condiments? Order your packets from the comfort of your home, online at Minimus. Travel shampoos you could previously only get at hotels, mini packets of salad dressing, tiny packets of relish, mustard, soy sauce, jelly & peanut butter, plus personal products too. Imagine bringing your own condiment packets to your next dinner party.

— Marlow Harris
www.SeattleDreamHomes.com

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